NEW IN ROYAL OAK
AND HOW TO FIND IT.
Last month we decided to update some of our blog posts and write some new ones (because content!), detailing the residential new construction status of current and upcoming projects around various areas within Metro Detroit; Rochester, Troy, Novi, etc.
Since we currently have a listing in 33 on Harrison (click here or see below), we figured there’s no time like our November 2023 Newsletter to browse the Royal Oak new home construction market as well.
In short, there wasn’t much to see at the moment, but in high-demand locations like this, something is always on the horizon.
For an area like Royal Oak, with a vibrant urban center and walkable surrounding neighborhoods, there are three components we look at:
1. New neighborhoods
2. Individual lots
When it comes to new neighborhoods, a city as built-out as Royal Oak is pretty limited; tearing down an old school building, a shuttered golf course, a former industrial site, etc., are typically the only ways for builders and developers to pursue new neighborhoods.
In recent years, we have seen all of those avenues explored.
It’s a similar story for condominiums, though gutting an existing building and turning it into “new” condos adds a very popular, and often more viable option, to the list.
The “easiest” route to pursue is the individual lot option, though, like everything else, it comes down to a numbers game; can you get your vacant lot or teardown for a low enough price, that you’re able to build the home you want for the budget you have.
Trickey, but doable – with the right team.
The secret to success in popular locations like Royal Oak, is to start your search early and be patient; more projects will happen, and/or the right lot will become available – often when you least expect it.
That’s what we are here for.
Whether it’s learning about a new development before signs are in the ground (so that you can be at the front of the line when pre-sales begin), or ensuring you see your perfect lot the day it hits the market, partnering with us and our team of builders is the best route to your new home.
Pictured above: Normandy Oaks by Robertson Brothers.
OUR NEW CONSTRUCTION COLLECTION
LOT #15 | WHISPERING RIDGE ESTATES
Progress continues on 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 anticipate completion early next year.
Check out our latest video here, where we take a quick tour through the home.
Located near Benstein & Glengary in Commerce, Whispering Ridge Estates is in one of the few sections of the township 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!
24191 TRAFALGAR COURT | NOVI
Located near 10 Mile & Beck in the heart of Novi, and featuring award-winning/awe-inspiring/otherworldy/all-the-things Novi Schools, you can’t Novi any harder than this.
Built by Kensington Family Homes, this colonial features 5 bed/4 bath, over 3,400 sqft, and a 3-car side entry garage, along with all the luxury finishes you’ve come to expect from Kensington.
This home is nearing completion!
UPTOWN VILLAGE | MILFORD
Sure, there’s another notable development getting a lot of attention in the Milford area at the moment, but this quaint new development by Kensington Family Homes puts you a little closer to the heart of Milford.
Located on the north side of Downtown Milford in Uptown Village, these well-appointed 2-3 bed/2.5-3.5 bath townhomes are a short walk to one of Metro Detroit’s most coveted historical downtowns, with rows of shops and restaurants that are steeped in the authenticity that comes with nearly two centuries of cultivation.
OUR NOT NEW (BUT NEW TO YOU) COLLECTION
1260 DIAMOND COURT | ROYAL OAK
Located just a couple of blocks east of Main Street, and featuring 2 bed/2 bath and 1,435 sqft, the proximity to entertainment + dining is incredible, while still offering a neighborhood setting.
Built less than 5 years ago and barely lived-in, this home features a number of upgrades and high-end finishes.
Bonus: as the coronavirus pandemic lingered, the popularity of the Garden level units skyrocketed, since they offered the only layout that allowed visitors to access the patio/balcony area without needing to enter the unit.
IN OTHER RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION NEWS…
BROADMOOR | OCEOLA TWP
Good news/bad news: if you’ve been waiting for something (ANYTHING!) with single-family homes under $500K, Broadmoor by Lombardo Homes might be the neighborhood for you; conversely, if you currently live in the adjacent Forest Edge neighborhood and you’ve been utilizing the dirt path beyond Cannonade Loop for recreational purposes, well, that’ll be a little more difficult now. Located on the south side of M-59, between Latson & Eager Rd in what we affectionately refer to as “suburban Howell” expect homes in the 1,800 sqft to 2,900 sqft range priced from the mid-$400s!! Pre-sales begin on December 2nd and interest is high due to the price point, so if you are currently working with us (or would like to be) let’s connect and formulate a game plan… [read more]
YMCA + RESIDENTIAL | ROYAL OAK
If things work out, it won’t just be fun to stay at the YMCA, but you can live there as… ok we’ll stop. Crain’s Detroit reported on Monday that the on-again/off-again search for a new location for the local YMCA may have finally ended at an empty parking lot near Main and 6th Streets. Early plans call for a new multi-story building that would house the Y’s facilities on the lower 3 floors, and residential units from the 4th floor upwards. The current location of the Royal Oak branch, near Woodward and 11 Mile, is more than 50 years old and in need of updates and renovations… [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.
If you’re already working with a client and they have a house to sell, we can help with that as well – using our knowledge of the construction process, to help prevent any issues with timing, etc., when we list their home.
Get in touch to find out how we can sell your homes (and your client’s home), and save everyone money in the process.
Also… if you like what you’ve seen in our November 2023 newsletter, connect with us to find out how your homes can be featured in future newsletters!
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; one 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.
Btw, we have partnered with Homesite Mortgage on their RevUp Program, which assists Realtors® with getting their mortgage license and provides them the support system to add a side hustle in an adjacent industry.
Jeff was a test subject in the program and passed with flying colors, so we are confident you can too!
CLIENTS: WE LOVED WORKING WITH YOU!
…AND WE WOULD LOVE TO HELP YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS AS WELL.
(at least, the ones who are like you)
Our clients mean the world to us, and watching their dreams turn into reality is what keeps us going. We appreciate all of you, and would love the opportunity to help your friends, family, and co-workers as well.
If anyone you refer to us builds, buys, or lists a home with a New Home Experts agent from now until the end of 2024, we will send you a $100 Amazon gift card to show our appreciation.
Call, email, or just send them our way – we’ll take it from there.
And of course, if YOU decide to build, buy, or list with us again, the same offer applies to you.
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…