Why You Should Buy Your New Michigan Home This Spring

Home LoanIn the market for a new home? Although the housing market has been on the decline for several years, you simply cannot wait forever to own your own place. Renting tends to be expensive–and who wants to rely on a landlord for your family’s housing?

Consider the following reasons for buying your new home in Michigan sometime this spring:

Get more for less

Homes that were worth several hundred thousand five or ten years ago have significantly dropped in price, allowing today’s home buyers to receive more house (and better finishes) at nearly half the cost. Particularly, newly constructed homes, such as the ones in our neighborhoods in Ann Arbor, Saline or Canton, provide a significant value to today’s home buyers.

Invest in your future

While renting is a great option for individuals who don’t plan on staying in the area for longer than a few years, when you buy a home, you’re investing in your future. Prospective home buyers with families who plan on living in the area for at least the next five years should definitely consider buying a home.

Prepare for the housing market recovery

Much like the economy, the housing market has its ups and downs. If you know you’ll be living in the area for some time, you’re bound to make some type of return on investment in buying a home. If you make significant improvements (appropriate to the neighborhood and location) you might even be able to profit when it comes time to sell your home.

Do you think now is the right time to buy a home? Why or why not?

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Recent Photos of Newly Built Homes in Cherry Hill Village

Cherry Hill Village Entrance Sign

Cherry Hill Village Multi-Family Homes

Cherry Hill Village Street View

Cherry Hill Village Home

The following photos are courtesy of the Cherry Hill Village HOA:

We would love to see YOUR photos of your Cherry Hill Village home. Post them to our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/livoniabuilders.

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5 Reasons Why You Should Buy Your Michigan Home From Us

We’re different from other home builders in Michigan. If you live in the area currently, you don’t have to go far to see the unfinished homes or incomplete neighborhoods in the area — many of them sitting untouched and unoccupied because of builders who ran out of money or were affected by the down housing market in the last 10 years.

What makes us different?

1. We have no corporate or personal debt. Our sites are owned free and clear without construction financing. Since 2007, we have constructed hundreds of homes despite the economic downturn without construction financing. Additionally, our office, showroom, construction equipment and commercial vehicles are all owned free and clear. Livonia Builders home in Torwood

2. You deal directly with our owner. Livonia Builder’s owner Danny Veri is known for his attention to detail and cares about your experience with Livonia Builders.

3. We have strong relationships with our vendors and partners. Many of our trusted partners have known us for 20+ years, such as Dennis at Dennison Carpentry or Ted at Firmbuilt Construction. Check out the rest here.

4. We support local charities and foundations. Metro Detroit is our proud place of business — and we like to give back to the community in any way we can.

5. We believe in building you a quality home for less. Just take a look at our standard features — where else can you get a brand new home with energy saving appliances, maple cabinets, granite counter tops, distinct architecture and a beautifully landscaped yard for less than $200,000? Our homes in The Woodlands of Arbor Ridge start at $164,900; Torwood starts at $199,900; and Cherry Hill Village starts at only $179,900.

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A Look Inside Cherry Hill Village of Canton

Cherry Hill Village is a beautiful neighborhood located at Cherry Hill Rd. and Ridge Rd. in Canton, Michigan. Take a look inside below!

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5 Reasons to Live in Saline, MI

Saline, Michigan is a quaint, small town outside of the big city of Ann Arbor. One of our new neighborhoods, Torwood, is located in the city of Saline.

Saline MI downtown building Don’t know much about Saline? Here are some great reasons to consider moving to this small town of about 9,000 residents:

1. Mill Pond Park. A favorite hang out spot for kids and parents alike, Mill Pond Park has a large play structure and grassy areas for children to play. There’s also events throughout the year hosted at the pavilion, a dog park, soccer fields, nature trails, and more. The park is located on the Saline River.

2. CNN Money named it “One of the Best Places to Live” in 2009. The article stated: “Youth soccer is big here, and many families are churchgoing conservatives. The downtown area has an eclectic array of historic and modern buildings (though no movie theater); it hosts the annual Celtic Festival, Saline Summerfest, and the Harvest of the Arts Oktoberfest.”

3. Proximity to other cities. Saline is a quick 15-minute drive into the larger city of Ann Arbor and a little over 45 minutes from Detroit. Saline is conveniently located right next to US-23, which makes traveling easier.Saline Mill Pond Park

4. Small town feel. Many people choose to live in Saline because of the friendly, family-oriented feel of the town. Saline is known for being a safe area, like many of the outlying small towns of Ann Arbor. Also, according to the city of Saline’s website: “Housing values and household income are well above average for the state and country.”

5. Great small shops, restaurants and stores. Downtown Saline is home to great restaurants, such as Mac’s Acadian Seafood Shack and Brecon Grille. Walking downtown you’ll also experience several unique shops and stores, where “the shop and restaurant owners know your name” according to the city of Saline’s website.

Do you live in Saline? What do you LOVE about living there?

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A Look Inside The Woodlands of Arbor Ridge

The Woodlands of Arbor Ridge is a neighborhood located in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The community is conveniently positioned close to US-23 and I-94 and only a few minutes from any amenities you may need. Take a look inside:

Front sign The Woodlands of Arbor RidgeMain entrance

Street Signs Cloverlane and Carpenter Ann ArborCross streets
Pond and trees The Woodlands of Arbor RidgeBeautiful pond and greenery

Home with lawn The Woodlands of Arbor RidgeA home in the neighborhood

Granite CountertopsInterior of a home with granite countertops

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7 Reasons to Live in Ann Arbor, MI

Looking to move to Ann Arbor, Michigan? Perhaps you’re contemplating buying a home in the Ann Arbor area?

Ann Arbor Window Sign Welcome to Ann Arbor

There are many reasons to live in the great city of Ann Arbor. Here are just a few!

1. The Big House. If you love football, you’ll love the spirit surrounding the Michigan Wolverines. Boasting the largest stadium in the U.S., game days are a huge event for Ann Arbor residents.

2. The University of Michigan. The U of M campus is beautiful and full of historic buildings.

3. Main Street restaurants. Downtown Ann Arbor has tons of restaurants for every type of diner. Local favorites include Real Seafood, Palio’s, Grizzly Peak Brewing Co., The Chop House, Gratzi and more.

4. Proximity to other metropolitan areas. In a little under an hour’s drive, you can head into Detroit or Toledo, Ohio, from Ann Arbor. Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo are both about 2 hours away.

5. Entertainment. Ann Arbor is home to all types of entertainment, from sporting events to concerts to performing arts. The Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase has shows Thursday through Saturday; The Power Center hosts many events throughout the year; and the Michigan and State Theaters often show movies and special screenings.

6. Art and museums. Ann Arbor is home to many artists. The Ann Arbor Street Art Fair attracts more than 500,000 attendees each year and often wins awards. The Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum is a favorite for children, and the University of Michigan Museum of Art is a great place to visit to enjoy many types of art.

7. Parks and lakes. Although Ann Arbor is a large city home to more than 100,000 residents, it still has a “small town” feel with several park areas and surrounding lakes.

Looking to move to Ann Arbor? Check out The Woodlands of Arbor Ridge, one of our great communities of new homes.

What’s your favorite thing about Ann Arbor? Tell us in the comments!

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