Metro Detroit

NEWSLETTER: FEBRUARY 2021

February 15, 2021
NHE

FORECAST: FRIGID

FOR RESALE BUYERS, WE MEAN THIS LITERALLY AND FIGURATIVELY. SO, BUILD.

Ahh, February – our annual ice-ball to the face. With temps now typically milder in January (aka, the “new December”), we start letting our guard down and then boom; Feb shows up and dumps us head-first into a snowbank.

This year, the difference might be that buyers are getting hit twice – first with the weather, and then with the market. Low-interest rates can warm the heart, but the cold reality of low inventory levels has iced many potential buyers in place. Consider this: in Jan 2011 there were over 60,000 homes on the market in Southeast Michigan (8 month supply); currently, there are only 11,000 homes on the market (1.5 month supply). Simply put, there are a lot of people fighting over very few options, leaving a frosty landscape for those in search of a house.

The solution? Build! Let everyone else wade through the slushy resale mess – build your new house (with us, of course) and get the warm, cozy home you want, without settling.

Interested? Let’s chat! Inside. Next to the heat vent.


CURRENT LISTINGS

OUR NEW CONSTRUCTION COLLECTION

$1,190,000

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 currently pending, however we are accepting backup offers. If you’re looking to build from scratch but you need some visual inspiration, let’s schedule you for a tour before it closes!

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

$464,900

LOT 63 | STONEGATE SOUTH

Framing is complete, for OUR FINAL HOME in Stonegate South; meaning this is also your last chance to own a home in Stonegate South where the toilets have never been used and come on that alone should be enough.

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 basement (which is great if you’re partial to daylight), and is loaded with design enhancements like quartz countertops, upgraded cabinets, hardwood floors, extensive trim, and more! Connect with us for the details; don’t wait until it’s complete – there is still time to choose some of your selections!

$569,900

43145 13 MILE | NOVI

Don’t let the address fool you; this relaxed section of 13 Mile crawls to a 25 mph roll, as passersby take in the spectacular views of Walled Lake, located across the street. Yes, this lot offers literal “lakefront” living with Walled Lake in front of your home.

Built by Kensington Family Homes, this Kendall floor plan features 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, a home office, and 2-car side entry garage, along with all the high-end finishes you’ve come to expect from Kensington.

This home is also situated on the same block as the new Robertson Brothers Lakeview neighborhood, so your new home will be part of the amazing transformation of this otherwise existing neighborhood.

And of course, you get award-winning/awe-inspiring/otherworldy/all the things Novi Schools.

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

$329,900

66 WINDER | BRUSH PARK

Our new listing in The Garden Lofts (recently featured on Deadline Detroit) offers stylish city-living, in booming Brush Park.

This former model-unit features hardwood floors, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, and offers access to a 24-hour fitness center (across the hall!), as well as a secure garage, and a beautiful community courtyard with spectacular views of the city.

Across the street is Little Caesar’s Arena, with Comerica Park & Ford Field just a few blocks south. Dozens of restaurants are within a short walk or jump on the Q-Line for access to everything from the river to the New Center area. Explore the ever-evolving landscape that surrounds, or stay home and take advantage of the amenities within.

Click here for the MLS details, or connect with Lou & Jeff to schedule a showing!


COMING (REALLY) SOON

WHISPERING RIDGE ESTATES | COMMERCE

As we mentioned last month in our 2021 New Home Preview, Strathdale Development picked up a number of the remaining lots in Whispering Ridge Estates, and as you can see the lot signs have arrived, which means pre-sales will begin soon.

Located near Glengary & Benstein, the homes will start in the mid-to-upper $400s, and offer a couple generously sized lots – with some over 170′ deep. For those familiar with Strathdale’s homes in Stonegate South, high-end finishes abound, with quartz countertops, hardwood floors, extensive trim, upgraded cabinets, and more – all included!

Most importantly, this is one of the most accessible/commute-friendly sections of Commerce, meaning you are closer to amenities, highways, and the rest of civilization than almost anywhere else in the township!

Connect with us for the details and to learn more about the timing, the homes, and the process.


IN OTHER REAL ESTATE NEWS…

Adams Park | Livonia

The former site of Adams Elementary in Livonia will soon be the site of 39 new single-family homes; a couple weeks ago the Livonia City Council approved the project, with Councilman Jim Jolly proclaiming “I think it’s one of the best projects we’ve had come before us in quite some time.” Located south of 5 Mile and east of Middlebelt, the joint development by Sherr Development and Windmill Homes will feature a mix of colonial and ranch plans, expected to start in the high $300s, with pre-sales potentially beginning as soon as later this month… [read more]

Village of Ann Arbor | Ann Arbor

A massive new development is working its way through the approval process in one of the most commute-friendly sections of Ann Arbor; if approved, the 64-acre Village of Ann Arbor could bring over 500 residential units to an area near the North Campus section of the city. Featuring a mix of single-family homes, townhomes, and apartments, Robertson Brothers Homes is teaming up with DTN Management Co., on the project, that if approved, will likely get started around late 2022/early 2023… [read more – Mlive sign-in/registration required]


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.


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 Boyd Schidt. 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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