Metro Detroit

NEWSLETTER: DECEMBER 2022

December 15, 2022
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OUR 2022 HOLIDAY SPEC-TACULAR

AFTER A 2-YEAR HIATUS SPECS ARE BACK AND OUR HOLIDAY NEWSLETTER IS NO LONGER JUST TACULAR.

Sure, it might be more than a stocking stuffer, but a spec home makes a great gift – it comes assembled, the need for batteries is limited, and you don’t have to worry about searching for an adequate hiding place.

Over the past 2 years, spec homes have been harder to find than a family without political divisions, but thanks to soaring interest rates, spec homes are back and priced to sell – many, wrapped in interest rate-reducing savings. Touché.

So check out our listings, and the listings from some of our BFF’s – beautiful new homes, that are energy efficient, loaded with new technology, and offering enough space to make room for Uncle Marvin AND his tinfoil hat collection. Stay clear of that new microwave Marv…


320 CREEDMORE | COMMERCE

If you’ve ever wanted to live on a peninsula within a peninsula (because Michigan) then this is the homesite for you.

With CONSTRUCTION COMPLETE, Kensington Family Homes offers this new ranch floor plan featuring 3 bed/2.5 bath and nearly 2,000 sqft, with an attached 3-car garage. High-end finishes abound, as well as plenty of spectacular wooded and water views.

The lot is even big enough that there’s enough space for an outbuilding by the water!

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


24603 BEACH | MACOMB TWP

Ok East-Siders; if your locational desires include reliably flat topography, a commute that allows you to completely avoid the Van Dyke-crawl, and decent proximity to wherever your boat is docked on Lake St. Clair, then I think we have the home for you.

Built by Lombardo Homes, this Berkley plan features 4 bed/2.5 bath, over 3,000 sqft, and well-appointed finishes that include a healthy serving of hardwood, quartz, stainless steel, and various other touches that fall in the pretty and shiny categories.

For additional details, have your agent connect with our friends Merry & Bernadette directly; if you’re already working with us, let us know what details we can find out and/or what questions we can get anwered for you.


7458 GRAMERCY | WEST BLOOMFIELD

Featuring 2 bed/3 bath and nearly 1,500 sqft, this modern floorplan by Hunter Pasteur Homes offers the luxurious finishes one would expect from this product/price-point, with an added focus on often overlooked details like the windows, doors, ceiling design, trim, and more.

Centrally located, area amenities abound: walk across the street to Johnny Pomodoro’s for groceries; bike to Orchard Lake Road for dining and shopping; or take a drive down 14 Mile and watch as it goes from paved to dirt and back to paved again because perhaps the secret to not having to constantly repair roads is to not pave them in the first place. Brilliant.

For additional details, have your agent connect with two of the best Carol & Darlene directly; if you’re already working with us, let us know what details we can find out and/or what questions we can get answered for you.


9248 BALSAM | PLYMOUTH

Nestled between Downtown Plymouth and the massive Plymouth/Canton HS campus, this 3 bed/2.5 bath colonial by Robertson Brothers Homes features a new floor plan designed specifically for this neighborhood.

Offering a substantial list of upgrades + landscaping, the efficient 2,500 sqft design allows for the perfect combination of comfort and practicality; or as we call it, Comforality™.

For additional details, have your agent connect with Robertson sales guru Matt Tippett directly; if you’re already working with us, let us know what details we can find out and/or what questions we can get answered for you.


48372 ROCKVIEW | NOVI

With the Villas at Stonebrook nearly complete, this home offers the best of both worlds – a new home, without living in an active construction zone for years to come.

Featuring 2 bed/2 bath and over 1,850 sqft of living space, this semi-detached ranch condo includes a lengthy list of upgrades (some of which are showcased in the picture above).

The neighborhood is located within the Grand River Corridor, providing convenient access to area amenities, and is located adjacent to the Ascension Providence Hospital Novi Campus because… ranch product.

For additional details, have your agent connect with our friends at Pulte directly; if you’re already working with us, let us know what details we can find out and/or what questions we can get answered for you.


LOT #15 | WHISPERING RIDGE ESTATES

Last but not least, we have our spec under construction in Commerce.

Ok, so this isn’t exactly a finished spec (and by “exactly” we mean not even remotely), but it’s our listing so we get to cheat.

Framed and looking fabulous, this BRAND NEW/NEVER-BEEN-BUILT ranch floor plan by Strathdale Development. Featuring 3 bed/2.5 bath/2,450 sqft, a 3-car garage, and a ton of high-end finishes, we are excited to see this home take shape.

Located near Benstein & Glengary in Commerce, Whispering Ridge Estates is located in a particular section of the township that might be the only one that doesn’t require navigating 2-lane roads while winding around every lake in Oakland County, resulting in commute times that range from 30 min to the Donner Party. Yay! Connect with us for the details!


NEXT MONTH: OUR 2023 PREVIEW

Our highly anticipated annual preview arrives in January – check out some of the new neighborhoods on deck for Metro Detroit next year. Or don’t.

Pssst – hey, builders and developers: 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.


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, by creating original, organic content, and pairing it with a social media strategy that guides prospects directly to your listing; 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.


AGENTS: BECOME AN EXPERT…

WE ARE THE HOME FOR NEW HOME SPECIALISTS!

Join us. We are growing our national network of New Home Experts® agents across the United States and beyond.

If you are a builders sales rep looking for something different, or an agent/broker with a masterful level of experience selling or building new construction homes in your local market, we want to talk.

Set your business apart from competitors by focusing on this lucrative real estate sector; a sector that most other agents are either afraid of, intimidated by, or both.

Interested? Let’s chat about the life of an “expert” and if it’s the right path for your career.


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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