Metro Detroit

NEWSLETTER: DECEMBER 2020

December 16, 2020
NHE

HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS

WHICH COULD LEAD TO A NEW HOME IN THE NEW YEAR

First and foremost, we want to wish everyone a Happy Honda™ Days and a blessed Lexus™ December To Remember to you and yours, because commercials.

Since we’re all staying home for the holidays this year (more than ever, in these complex times, etc), treat this as an opportunity to take stock of your current home; how many extension cords does it take to run your Christmas lights? Your kids are growing, is your house keeping up? WHERE IS THAT DRAFT COMING FROM?!?

Here’s a little something to unwrap – a new house is energy efficient, with more functional space (or just more space period), and you can put outlets pretty much wherever you want – inside or out.

Questions about a new home? Let’s chat about the process and how to make Christmas 2021 the year you choose to stay home because of your awesome new home, and not due to a public health crisis. And of course, please remember to always Volvo™ Holiday Safely….


CURRENT LISTINGS

OUR NEW CONSTRUCTION COLLECTION

1166 LAKE FOREST | INDIAN LAKE

Stunning new homes spread across a spectacular landscape, Indian Lake is located within a mile of Downtown Milford. Rolling hills peppered with mature hardwoods look out over the protected marshlands that surround Sherwood Creek – offering dramatic views from every lot. Blending art with technology, these contemporary homes offer a modern alternative in home design that will appeal to the most refined tastes.

Award-winning, world class architecture is paired with the smart technologies informed buyers crave: geothermal & solar energy adaptation, along with Smart Home wiring and more. Priced from the $800s, home designs range in size from 2,500 to 5,000 sqft, with the ability to personalize to your needs. The model (pictured above) is available to purchase for those in need of something immediate, or choose your ideal lot and build from scratch…

Connect with us for the details, and to learn about builder Kevin Connolly and Eurotech Homes. Check out some next-level drone footage here.

$449,900

LOT 61 | STONEGATE SOUTH

Drywall is on deck in our next home in Stonegate South, which we’re calling the Wellington II on Lot 61 because it’s a Wellington II floor plan located on lot 61 and let’s not over-think things.

Please enjoy this artsy photograph of [checks notes] house-wrap that we’re probably a little too proud of.

This 4 bed/2.5 bath/2,760+ sqft colonial by Strathdale Development (near the commute-friendly intersection of Dutton & Squirrel), features a partial daylight (which is great if you’re partial to daylight), is loaded with upgrades, and will include sod + sprinklers. Connect with us for the details; don’t wait until it’s complete – there is still time to choose some of your interior selections!

$530,000

2040 HILLER | WEST BLOOMFIELD

Located on a 1+ acre lot, this 3,500 sqft colonial with a deep daylight basement gives you space to roam, inside and out, for an exceptional quarantine experience!

Built by Kensington Family Homes, this Emery floor plan features a home office, 4 bedrooms, 4.5 baths, a 3-car garage, and a HUGE heated, unfinished bonus space above the garage that provides unlimited possibilities. Endless possibilities. [holds arms apart] Like THIS MANY possibilities.

Connect with Lou and Jeff (if you’re already working with us), or reach out to Julie & Jennifer directly for the details.


MORE LISTINGS

OUR NOT NEW BUT NEW TO YOU COLLECTION

All of our current re-sale listings are under contract – YAY!


LIKE NEW

(NOT TO BE CONFUSED WITH “LIKE, NEW” WHICH SOUNDS CONDESCENDING)

860 WORDSWORTH | FERNDALE

Prices for new construction in Ferndale have increased fairly dramatically recently, but if you want all the fanciness of a new home without the price tag, might we suggest this fabulous Ferndale flip, just a couple blocks east of Woodward.

Located next to Fair Park and nestled on a massive 70′ lot, this nearly 1,500 sqft colonial (yup – all bedrooms are up!) features 3 bed/2.5 bath, a coveted first floor laundry with washer & dryer included, along with a lengthy list of improvements including: new Anderson Windows; new roof+ siding; new high efficiency furnace + A/C; 50 gallon water heater; updated electrical + plumbing; and landscaping + sod.

Most importantly, our friends who tackled this project spared no expense on finishes: flat panel white-gloss euro cabinets, quartz countertops, stainless steel appliances + chimney hood; updated bathrooms with a contemporary mix of tile, quartz, and designer fixtures (including the spacious on-suite in the master); upgraded flooring throughout; recessed cans everywhere, iron newels and spindles along the stairs; and more!

For more info, have your agent reach out to Chad Hooks directly. Not working with an agent? You should be, let’s chat.


IN OTHER REAL ESTATE NEWS…

Northland City Center | Southfield

Who wants an update on Northland? Anyone? [crickets] Great! It appears the city has sold the parcel (pending a smidgen of due diligence), with Bloomfield Hills developer Contour Companies paying $11.1M for the massive 97-acre site. The initial phase of the development would cover a 45-acre chunk of the parcel with more than 1,500 housing units, spread across 14 new five-story buildings, plus the old mall’s ground-level retail spaces where about 250 lofts would be constructed. If the sale goes through, demo could work could begin as early as this spring… [read more]

Woodward West | Midtown

Keeping with our theme of long-abandoned parcels, the vacant land at Woodward & Stimson in Midtown has actually seen shovels hit dirt, as the Woodward West development has finally broken ground. After 6-years of signage promising new luxury apartments and retail, but offering nothing more than weathered renderings, developers Queen Lillian and The Platform hope to see the $60M project completed in the spring of 2022. The new five-story development will offer 204 apartments and nearly 25,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space… [read more]


BUILDERS: DON’T JUST LIST YOUR HOMES…

GET THEM IN FRONT OF THE RIGHT BUYERS!

Our website caters exclusively to new-home-specific buyers, so in addition to the usual audiences found on the MLS, Zillow, etc., we also bring you local buyers searching specifically for new homes; and we do it for less than what resale agents charge.

Get in touch to find out how we can sell your homes AND save you money in the process.

Pssst – btw, our highly anticipated annual preview will probably drop in January (depending on how motivated we are over the holidays), so now would be a good time to let us know if you have a neighborhood that should be included on the list. Don’t wait until the list comes out, because… right. Good talk.


CONTACT US

Questions about your new home search? Call or email us today – we look forward to hearing from you! Not ready for that kind of commitment? Check out our new-home-specific-search and email us incognito. Use a name like Santos L. Halper. We’ll never know it’s you…

Lou Bitove & Jeff Bortnick, owners of The New Home Experts®, have more than 35 years combined experience in real estate, much of that with builders like Pulte & Toll Brothers.  They also provide market research for area builders, developers and national firms.  If you’re considering a new home, remember: the builders rep represents the builder, not you.  Work with the only local agents in Metro Detroit to specialize in new homes, and save money in the process – ask us how!

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