SO, NOW WHAT?
(ASKING FOR A FRIEND)
Assuming no further drama (lol, sure sure) we move on as we always do post-election; into the slowest time of the year. It’s fine though, because looking at the numbers, we’re still ahead of our pace for the same period last year if you can believe it; sales and median prices are up, while supply and how long homes are staying on the market are both way down.
However, we are still embedded in a pandemic that appears to be worsening, so we will continue to keep an eye on the trends that are changing the landscape of residential construction.
Questions about what’s next? Let’s chat about it! We have theories, so so many theories…
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…
Whew, considering lack of talent on our staff, those are some solid literary illustrations right there. I mean, imagine those words being read by Morgan Freeman or Matthew McConaughey. Magic. Unfortunately, we only have the budget for Jeff and his stupid Canadian accent so just stick with your internal monologue voice and imagine what could’ve been…
LOT 61 | STONEGATE SOUTH
Rough mechanicals are in on 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 – purchase now and choose ALL the interior selections!
12857 DEJAROL | SOUTH LYON-ISH
Located on a 1.2 acre private/wooded lot within the acclaimed South Lyon School District, brick is up and we are progressing quickly along scenic Dejarol Drive.
Built by Kensington Family Homes, this 4 bed/2.5 bath and nearly 2,400 sqft colonial plan, will offer all the amenities you would expect from a new home in this price range, with high-end finishes and more. Bonus: the neighborhood has no HOA so the homes are restriction-free; build a fence! Get an RV! Build a fence around your RV! The possibilities are endless…
OUR NOT NEW BUT NEW TO YOU COLLECTION
All of our current re-sale listings are under contract – YAY!
PARK 54 | HAZEL PARK
This one kinda flew under the radar on us, but Robertson Brothers Homes has officially opened Park 54 – townhomes in Hazel Park, priced from the low $200s.
Located on the north side of Woodward Heights (just east of John R), the ever-popular townhome plans by Robertson will be a short walk from Mable Gray, Joebar, and other Hazel Park staples.
Offering excellent access to the Woodward Corridor (albeit not technically in the Woodward Corridor), as well as Downtown Detroit, Hazel Park has been carrying the “up-and-coming” label for several years now; this project will certainly increase the city’s exposure, and likely spur some new commercial development nearby.
IN OTHER REAL ESTATE NEWS…
Delano | Northville
Located in Downtown Northville, just a block south of Main & Center streets, the Delano has begun pre-sales. Featuring luxury condominium residences that are priced from around $1.7M and up, the units boast amenities like private elevator access, spacious floor plans, and oversized balcony’s…. [read more]
Pullman Parc | Lafayette Park
According to Crain’s Detroit, Hunter Pasteur Homes has agreed to sell their portion of Pullman Parc to Robertson Brothers Homes; the deal is expected to close before Thanksgiving. Hunter Pasteur CEO Randy Wertheimer didn’t give a reason for the sale, but said that “environmental remediation, site grading and underground utilities have been completed” and that “it’s ready for vertical construction.” No information has been released by Robertson Brothers about their plans. Located at the corner of St. Aubin and Lafayette (directly across from the Dequindre Cut) and nestled in the architectually-praised Mies van der Rohe-designed Lafayette Park neighborhood, this project has been on our radar for awhile; we are curious to see how this sale will affect the original plans… [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.
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 Jack Haas. 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!