Metro Detroit

NEWSLETTER: OCTOBER 2020

October 16, 2020
NHE

OCTOBER SURPRISE

SURPRISE, WE MADE IT TO OCTOBER.

Ok, less than a month to go (plus multiple coups and possibly a civil war), until everything goes back to normal. Hooray! To clarify, we mean post-election normal; post-COVID normal, to quote our painter, izzagonnabeawhile.

In the meantime, you’ll still need a place to live so whether it’s a doomsday bunker or a castle with a moat, we can help you customize your home to whatever conditions [motions wildly] the country is experiencing. Sure, a doomsday bunker probably makes more sense but we’ve always wanted to build a moat and Lou has a dragon guy and COME ON SOMEONE CHOOSE THE CASTLE/MOAT OPTION.

Whatever your end-time new home construction needs, let’s figure it out together.


CURRENT LISTINGS

OUR NEW CONSTRUCTION COLLECTION

$449,900

LOT 61 | STONEGATE SOUTH

Framing is complete and we are under roof 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.

Looking-in from the front door it almost seems like the house is floating in the sky but we assure you it isn’t thanks to gravity and the builders’ cost-structure and whatnot, however the view is delightful.

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!

$489,900

12857 DEJAROL | SOUTH LYON-ISH

Located on a 1.2 acre private/wooded lot within the acclaimed South Lyon School District, a home similar to the one pictured above is currently framed and under roof on 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…

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

33 ON HARRISON | ROYAL OAK

Let’s take a second look at our listing in 33 on Harrison, which is a thing we say when something we’ve already featured hasn’t sold yet but hey at least we’re honest.

With incredible access to Downtown Royal Oak, while still nestled in a neighborhood-setting, this 2 bed/2 bath/1,330+ sqft loft-style condo offers a contemporary alternative to the many townhome options in the area.

Unlike many of our competitors currently on the market in the heart of Downtown Royal Oak, this unit was built in late 2018 so the “upgrades” are recent (because who cares about upgrades from 20 years ago) and it offers a private entry so no awkward elevator rides or corridor encounters. That said, the pricing is what we like to call “downtown-adjacent” (lower) because we do the industry-speak sometimes.

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


FRIENDS WITH SPECS

$730,000

51655 TURNBERRY | SOUTH LYON

Rathmor Park by Pulte Homes is nearly sold out, and you know what that means: the model is for sale! So if you’ve ever wanted to bag a model, this is your chance.

Located on the border between Novi & South Lyon, Rathmor Park provides excellent access to everything Novi, but with South Lyon prices.

Featuring 4 bed/3.5 bath and nearly 3,500 sqft, this professionally decorated Castleton floor plan includes a 2-story story stacked stone corner fireplace in the gathering room, a chef’s kitchen + custom butler’s pantry, gorgeous bay windows and a luxurious soaking tub in the owner’s suite, and the home backs to trees with a scenic pond view, and extensive landscaping + a brick paver patio.

For more info, have your agent reach out to one of our favs Jennifer Eckardt directly. Not working with an agent? You should be, let’s chat.


IN OTHER REAL ESTATE NEWS…

Sutherland Square | Pittsfield Twp.

Located 4 miles south of Downtown Ann Arbor, proposed development Sutherland Square could represent the first attempt at a neo-tradional/new urban community, in the Ann Arbor area. For those not familiar with the concept, there are examples in Howell, Canton, and Auburn Hills; all of which started more than 20 years ago, and none of which are complete yet. Anyhoo, I’m sure this project will be different but probably not. Plans call for 200 residences (though it hasn’t been established if they’ll be for sale or for rent), along with cafes, offices, shops, parks, community gardens and lifestyle amenities, etc. It sounds lovely, we’ll see…. [read more]

The Exchange | Greektown

While many downtown projects have stalled mid-COVID, the first residential tower in Greektown ever is still on track. Developer LIFTbuild (a subsidiary of Barton Malow), says the 165 unit “The eXchange” will begin construction by the end of the year. The development is expected to include 153 rental units, 12 condos, and private office space on the first floor; completion is anticipated for early 2022… [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.

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 Carrie Oakie. 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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