Metro Detroit

NEWSLETTER: MARCH 2021

March 15, 2021
NHE

$300K

OY VEY.

So, here we are; this is what $300K gets you in Royal Oak at the moment. And to be clear, we are not taking shots at this house – it is a very clean, well maintained, 63-year old colonial on the south side of 12 Mile (barely), with a basement bar/laundry combo that offers a level of convenience anyone who’s done laundry drunk (or sober) can appreciate.

The point of this little exercise is to showcase where the resale market is right now. And sure, we know what you’re thinking – if resale is trending this high, then new construction is trending even higher, right?

A little. But this home needs about $125K in updates. With a new home, it is better than updated – in the sense that it’s BRAND NEW. New roof, new HVAC, new appliances, new flooring, etc. You get the point – you’re paying a little more, but there are no renovation headaches or out-of-pocket expenses, you have a warranty, and a level of energy efficiency that simply can’t be properly retro-fit into older homes.

Hillan Homes just went pending on a pre-build in RO that was $419K, so there are some deals to be had if you (ahem) have a team of experts searching/working for you. So let’s get the experts on your side and do a little new constructioning together.

Interested? Let’s chat!


CURRENT LISTINGS

OUR NEW CONSTRUCTION COLLECTION

$464,900

LOT 63 | STONEGATE SOUTH

Brick has arrived, 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 current 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!


IN OTHER REAL ESTATE NEWS…

Robertson Brothers | Downtown Farmington

The former site of the Mayfield Training Center, on the north side of Thomas Street (east of Wamer), appears to be on the way to becoming townhomes; last week, the city decided to move forward with the Robertson proposal, edging out proposals from 3 other developers. The development will feature 59 townhomes on a parcel situated between downtown and Shiawassee Park, along the banks of the (no longer flammable!) Upper Rouge River. We were happy to see Robertson seal the deal on this one – of the proposals offered, Robertson’s made the most sense for the location. Going forward, we have just 2 questions: where these will be priced, and is the proposed tram that will run from the development down the hill to Shiawassee Park for real?? If so Lou has a tram license let’s do this!!! [read more]

Oak Hills | Commerce

The Commerce Board of Trustees recently approved Oak Hills; 78 single family homes by Pulte Homes, on a 32-acre parcel near the corner of Wixom & Glengary. For those familiar with the area, the neighborhood will run adjacent to (and connect with) the recently completed Hills of Loon Lakedevelopment. Located within the Walled Lake School district, floor plans will run in the 2,500-3,000+ sqft range, with prices starting in the upper $300s. Pre-sales are expected to begin this summer… [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, 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 Emma Rhoids. 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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