NEW HOME EXPERTS® SARASOTA
NEW MARKET, NEW WEBSITE… SAME OLD EXPERTING
If the assumption is that we are projecting our desire to be in warmer climates by only expanding the business to warmer climates then we are excited to announce you are correct. Or, perhaps we just conveniently found people we want to be in business with who just happen to be surrounded by palm trees.
Regardless, we are thrilled to welcome Jim Mancuso and his crew to our team. Like the rest of us, Jim has worked for both national and local builders (David Weekly & Kolter), and being a native Michgander himself, he comes highly regarded by some of our builder-friends here locally.
With the addition of the Sarasota market, comes TheNewHomeExperts.com 6.0 (see below); yes, our 6th website in 9 years. Because, you know, patience. The new and improved experience includes more blog posts, more video content, and more neighborhoods to browse – not to mention more educational reading, crafted by Lou, and translated for your sleeping enjoyment by Jeff.
Browse the new site here, and be sure to get in touch with Jim if you’re looking to live in the heart of Grapefruit League baseball; Jeff made us write that last part, and honestly we had no idea you could play baseball with grapefruits…
OUR NEW CONSTRUCTION COLLECTION
2371 STANFORD | BERKLEY
Progress is continuing at 2371 Stanford (as well as its already-sold neighbor, 2381 Stanford).
Featuring 4 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, and over 2,400 sqft, some of the highlights of this brand-new floor plan by Mark Adler Homes include an open loft space upstairs, a 2nd floor laundry, a mudroom with a bench/drop zone + USB connectivity, a spectacular front-porch that wraps around the den, and a generous deck/landscaping/irrigation package.
And of course, the superior construction, high-quality finishes, and energy-efficiency Mark is known for.
LOT #1 | WHISPERING RIDGE ESTATES
Our first home in Whispering Ridge is getting ready for insulation and is making excellent progress! Featuring the 4 bed/2.5 bath/2,760+ sqft Wellington plan by Strathdale Development, this home will be similar to what Strathdale has been building in Stonegate, only this will have a Gourmet Kitchen, trimmed & cased arches, and a leaded glass door on the study (with more upgrades to come).
LOT #3 | WHISPERING RIDGE ESTATES
This expanded Wellington plan is about to be bricked, though there is still time to make interior selections. Featuring 4 bed/3.5 bath/over 3,000 sqft, a 3-carvgarage, and a ton of high-end finishes, we have not officially listed this home for sale yet but we expect it to be priced in the low-to-mid $600s.
Located near Benstein & Glengary in Commerce, Whispering Ridge Estates is located in a particular section of the township that might be the only one which 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!
760 BOGIE LAKE | COMMERCE TWP.
If you’ve ever wanted to live on a peninsula within a peninsula (because Michigan) then this is the homesite for you
In for permits, with construction set to commence soon by Kensington Family Homes, this new Craftsman ranch floor plan features 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!
OUR NOT NEW BUT NEW TO YOU COLLECTION
All of our current re-sale listings are under contract – YAY!
IN OTHER REAL ESTATE NEWS…
The Louis| Detroit
A conceptual plan has been put forth for the former site of Joe Louis Arena, and if approved, it would be the tallest residential development to be built downtown in more than 30 years. The developer, Sterling Group, is proposing a 25-story 500 unit apartment tower that would include a mix of one-bedrooms and studios, as well as penthouse units. Of course, we would have preferred for-sale condos to be part of the project, but since the original plans called for a 300-room hotel, we guess this is progress. Once complete, we 100% plan to throw octopi down to the river when it freezes BECAUSE RIP JLA… [read more]
Ballentyne | Pulte
If you’ve been searching for new construction in the Novi/Northville area, you’ve probably been surprised how few options are out there for single family homes; other than a few on-your-lot options, there are only a couple of neighborhoods with offerings under $1M. It appears that will change in early 2022, when Pulte opens Ballantyne; 41 lots in the area of 8 Mile & Garfield Road, featuring a Novi mailing address and Northville Schools. Priced from the $700s, we anticipate this neighborhood will sell pretty quickly so connect with us if you want us to keep you in the loop on grand openings, lot releases, etc… [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.
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!