Metro Detroit

NEWSLETTER: SEPTEMBER 2020

September 16, 2020
NHE

SCHOOL IS BACK!

IN YOUR LIVING ROOM. SCHOOL IS NOT BACK.

Let’s be honest, your living room wasn’t designed to be a classroom; as much as your home wasn’t designed to be a schoolhouse. Yet here we are.

So let’s build a new home that can better accommodate today’s needs. Eventually, things will get back to normal (probably), but 2020 has taught us that working or schooling remotely are more feasible options than many had realistically considered, and for that reason will likely stick around long after the pandemic is gone.

Maybe we should revisit the traditional office/den set-up towards the front of the house, or perhaps we pursue one of the newly incorporated work-spaces adjacent to the kitchen like the Pulte Planning Center™, The Lombardo PKT Office, or the Little Caesar’s Office! Office!

Or better yet, let’s turn that unused loft space that everyone wants but no one knows what to do with into a LOFTICE (all us, thank you thank you, trademark™ pending).

Whatever your needs, there’s an option; let’s figure it out together.


CURRENT LISTINGS

OUR NEW CONSTRUCTION COLLECTION

$597,900

31701 HULL AVENUE | FARMINGTON HILLS

We are wrapping up this gorgeous modern farmhouse, so if you’re in the market for something move-in ready, let’s get you in for a look! Located in a peaceful, wooded setting (while still commute-friendly and close to amenities), this Hendrie floor plan by Mark Adler Homes meshes a contemporary look, with rustic touches.

Featuring 4 bed/2.5 bath and nearly 2,600 sqft, it also includes a 2-car attached garage, and a cedar deck + landscaping package. As for the details, you’ll find floor trusses over I-joists, energy-efficient cellulose insulation over fiberglass, custom grade-subfloors, and a number of high-end finishes that will provide you with the feel of a custom home, minus the custom home-process.

Interested? Let’s discuss! Connect with us for the details, or if you aren’t ready for that level of commitment, check out the video of our recent visit for an update on the progress.

$449,900

LOT 61 | STONEGATE SOUTH

Framing has begun 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.

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!

From the $200s

BROOKSIDE | SUPERIOR TWP

To all our Centex peeps, you are not going to believe this – BROOKSIDE LIVES! YES! Somehow, some way, there are still 5 lots left in this magical development that has us inching closer to proving our theory that if an asteroid hits the planet tomorrow, all that will remain are cockroaches, Keith Richards, and buildable land in Brookside.

Don’t get us wrong – it’s a beautiful neighborhood, there were just so so so many lots in this MASSIVE development. However, 20 years later, it appears we’re finally down to the (ahem) end.

Featuring 3 bed/2 bath ranch-plans over 1,500+ sqft in size, expect a healthy mix of brick + James Hardie HARDIEPLANK™ sided exteriors and open concept interiors, with luxury owners’ suites, attached garages, wooded lots, and more. Ann Arbor-adjacent and priced from the high $200s, these homes will be an incredible value. 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

Disregard the header here, this is “newish” AND new to you; completed in late 2018, if you missed out on your first chance at owning a unit in this very popular development, here is your shot at redemption (and honestly you really didn’t even have to wait that long).

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.

Including just about every option the builder offered, a healthy list of upgrades were added post-close as well; bottom line, this condo is gorgeous and priced competitively with comparable units in the other downtown neighborhoods.

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


NOW OPEN!

GRAMERCY RIDGE | WEST BLOOMFIELD

Located at the corner of 14 Mile & Middlebelt (on the site of the former Eagle Elementary), Hunter Pasteur Homes has begun pre-sales for Gramercy Ridge; 52 ranch-style condos with entry-level owners suites, that are being offered from the mid-$400s.

Billed as offering a “worry-free lifestyle with community, exterior, and major systems maintenance included” these spacious floorplans will feature 2 bed/2 bath and between 1,491 – 2,377 sqft. A number of high-end finishes will be included, along with the option to add additional bedrooms, bathrooms, or a finished basement. From what we’ve seen so far, the plans look gorgeous.

Surrounding the neighborhood, area amenities abound: walk across the street to Johnny Pomodoro’s for fancy groceries; bike to Orchard Lake Road for dining and shopping; or take a drive down 14 Mile and watch as it goes from paved to dirt and back to paved again because that is very much a thing in Metro Detroit.

For more info, have your agent reach out to the delightful Elaine Herbstdirectly. Not working with an agent? You should be, let’s chat.


IN OTHER REAL ESTATE NEWS…

Forest Lake CC | Bloomfield Hills

We don’t typically traffic in rumors and gossip but according to rumors and gossip the above referenced 94-year old golf club could be sold to Toll Brothers. As reported by Crain’s last week, the clubs 91 equity members will vote this week on the possible sale of the club, which Toll is (rumored) to buy, and would then redevelop the 104-acre parcel into (rumored) single-family homes. We asked NHE resident golf expert Lou for comment but he was busy golfing so… [read more]

Adams Elementary | Livonia

Windmill Homes, no stranger to purchasing old school sites and turning them into neighborhoods, has partnered with Sherr Development to tackle the 12.7 acre parcel that was once home to Adams Elementary. Located on the south side of Lyndon between Middlebelt and Inkster, the location offers excellent access to I-96 and is less than a half mile from the Western Golf & CC. No details on the product, price, or timeline have been released yet… [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 Maya Normousbutt. 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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