You may have heard recent stories about buyers making offers on homes, only to be beat out in bidding wars. Or, maybe youve heard tales of buyers walking away from a home because of poor inspection results or maintenance and remodeling expenses.
Purchasing a new construction home offers ways around this, and you can pick out the features and amenities you like!
Why Buy New Construction in Ypsilanti?
Buying a new construction home is attractive for many reasons. Brand new appliances, heating, and air conditioning systems mean that little maintenance and few repairs will need to be done for many years to come. With improved energy efficiency over older homes, new homes will have lower energy costs. They may also be equipped with state-of-the-art alarm systems, speaker systems, and Internet wiring, which means that you wont have to put time and energy into adding these yourself.
New construction in the Ypsilanti area offers pristine homes close to the areas shopping, dining, universities, and parks. With home styles ranging from colonials to ranches, Ypsilantis new construction has offerings for first-time home buyers and seasoned homeowners alike; growing families as well as those looking to downsize. And, many of the home prices for new construction in Ypsilanti and Ypsilanti Township are lower than what you will find in other nearby areas.
What to Be Aware Of
With all the benefits of new construction, there are some things to be aware of as well. If you visit a model home with lots of wonderful amenities, putting those same amenities into your own home can really add up. Such amenities, upgrades, and customizations can sometimes be worthwhile investments, but other times they can greatly increase the cost of a home.
A knowledgeable, experienced real estate professional will be able to discuss which improvements offer the best return on your investment. Also, its important to have buyer representation–even with new construction–to help you make selections like choosing lots and discussing floor plans. Its also important to have a thorough home inspection completed by a licensed home inspector when construction is complete.
There are many questions that may come up as you begin your search, like,
- Who pays for landscaping at each site?
- Who pays for the sprinkler system so the grass and plants are watered?
- Can I get a new construction with my VA loan?
An experienced real estate agent will be able to answer all your questions and help you identify which neighborhoods and floor plans are best for you, as well as let you know if there is a layout specification in a pre-existing home that the builder cannot re-create.
It is important to note that in order to have buyer representation, your realtor must first sign you in or you must present the salesperson at the new home with your realtor’s business card when you first visit the site. The PiperPartners Team has strong relationships with most area builders who are grateful to work with knowledgeable agents.
Check out our list and descriptions of new construction neighborhoods in Ypsilanti and Ypsilanti Township. Each neighborhood offers unique benefits, which weve described below.
While sprawling, attractive lots and rustic landscapes give the community a rural feel, Bellemeade is conveniently located off Willis Road (between Whittaker and Stoney Creek Roads); just east of the shopping and amenities accessible via US-23. Residents of ages will love Bellemeade’s close proximity to Rolling Hills County Park, a 363-acre facility that offers year-round recreation with water slides and lazy rivers, nature trails for hiking and cross-country skiing, a fishing pond, picnic areas, and playgrounds. Local shopping, I-94 and other services are also nearby.
Bellemeade’s spacious ranch, colonial and first-floor master suite homes come in floor plans designed to meet the needs of a variety of lifestyles. Homes range from 1,852 to 3,537 square feet and typically have 3-4 bedrooms. Many were constructed between 2004 and 2008 by Allen Edwin Homes. However, new construction is still available today. Many properties also come with options for upgraded kitchens and other amenities. Bellemeade is part of Augusta Township, and is located in the Lincoln Consolidated school district. Click here to see listings in Bellemeade.
Creekside Village South, located near the intersection of Tuttle Hill and Martz roads, offers ranch homes ranging in size from approximately 1,900 to 3,000 square feet. The Lombardo Homes community is located near cider mills and golf courses in Ypsilanti, as well as shopping, dining, and entertainment in Ann Arbor. It also includes many amenities, like a bocce ball court, gazebo, grill, and picnic area, and paths for walking. Creekside Village South is located within the Lincoln Consolidated School District. Creekside Village South homes range in price from $180,000 to $205,000. Click here to see listings in Creekside Village South.
Majestic Lakes, located near the intersection of Tuttle Hill and Textile roads, offers new colonial homes that range in size from 1,926 to 3,037 square feet. The community is conveniently located near several lakes, parks, and golf courses in Ypsilanti, including Pine View, Eagle Crest, Pine Creek, and Harbour Club golf courses. This Lombardo Homes community also includes an extensive play structure for kids. Majestic Lakes homes range in price from $206,000 to $257,000 and are located in the Lincoln Consolidated School District. Click here to see listings in Majestic Lakes.
Tremont Park, near the intersection of Bunton and Martz roads, offers a quiet and established community. Many of the 1,926 to 3,037 square foot homes, built by Lombardo Homes, border open space or woodlands, and sidewalks wind throughout it. There is also a private park with a childrens play area. Tremont Park offers close proximity to plentiful shopping and dining opportunities in Ann Arbor, Detroit Metro Airport, and main thoroughfares including I-94, US-23, M-14, and I-275, and is in the Lincoln Consolidated School District. Tremont Park homes range in price from $200,000 to $250,000. Click here to see listings in Tremont Park.
Find out More
Interested in learning more about new construction in Ypsilanti and Ypsilanti Township? The PiperPartners Team at Keller Williams Realty has up-to-date information on all the areas new construction communities, and can quickly and easily find which community has the features and amenities that are right for you.