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Take a Tour of Torwood & Cherry Hill Village

Click the image above to take a tour of two of our communities: Torwood, a neighborhood in Saline, Mich. and Cherry Hill Village, a unique neighborhood in Canton, Mich. This tour details the different houses available, the surrounding area and amenities, and much more!

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7 Reasons to Buy a Newly Constructed Home

Ann Arbor New Homes, New Construction, Home BuildersWith all of the choice in today’s housing market, it can be difficult to choose between an existing home, a foreclosure steal or new construction. We believe that new construction can save home buyers a lot of headaches without spending much more than you would on an existing home purchase.

Still deciding? Here are seven reasons to buy new construction:

  1. High energy efficiency. New homes are built to higher standards than existing homes. Today’s energy codes require a home to save its owner more money because of advances in technology in appliances, insulation and building materials. In an existing home, depending on when it was built, you’ll likely be spending more money on electricity bills than if you buy new construction.
  2. No upfront repair costs. When buying an existing or foreclosed home, there are likely some (or many) repairs to be made once you move in — especially when the home owners move out of their home while selling (or it becomes foreclosed), like here in Michigan. With a newly constructed home, everything is new and under warranty, alleviating the worry of repairs.
  3. Better value. Most newly constructed homes are going for about the same as existing homes, however, you’re getting much more bang for your buck and a home that is in perfect shape.
  4. Everything is new. New appliances, building materials, windows, doors, finishes, etc. No one has lived in the home before, so there are no hidden surprises or problems after you purchase the home. All of the new aspects of the home typically come with warranties, too — so if something goes wrong, you’re covered!
  5. Ability to customize for your needs. New home construction can be tailored to a specific family’s needs — such as choosing from different floorplans or picking out a specific piece of property to build on. You also get to choose what types of finishes you’d like to see in your new home, such as countertops, light fixtures, appliances, etc.
  6. Longer life expectancy. Because of the increased standards of today’s new homes, your home will hold up longer than older homes on the market and will need less repairs than an existing home.
  7. You get to be the first to live in it. Many people are unsure about buying existing homes because you never know who lived in it before or how well it was kept up. With a new home, those worries are gone. You’re able to enjoy a home that only you’ve lived in.

Thinking about buying a new home? Check out our website for more on our brand-new, highly affordable homes in Michigan.

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A Look Inside Torwood: Saline’s New Neighborhood

Check out these photos of Torwood, one of our new neighborhoods. Torwood is located in Saline, Michigan, a quaint town outside of Ann Arbor.

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Main entrance into the neighborhood

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A recently finished home inside the neighborhood

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Beautiful dining/living area complete with wood floors and a fireplace

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Kitchen with granite countertops

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Bathroom with granite countertops

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5 Important Ways You Can Save Money By Buying New Construction

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A newly constructed home in The Woodlands of Arbor Ridge

Although there are some great deals out there in the housing market, you never quite know what you’re getting when it comes to buying a home from someone else. Especially in the case of foreclosed homes, they can be more hassle and money out of your pocket than you realize initially. That’s why buying new construction can truly save you money in the end. Here we’ve highlighted five ways that you can save money by buying a new home:

  1. More efficient appliances. New homes often have the latest appliances that are high efficiency. Compared to older-model appliances, these can save you money on your utility bills and cut down on your use of water.
  2. The entire home is up to code. You know that by buying new construction your home is up to code in all aspects. In older homes, surprises often pop up during a home inspection that may result in having to replace old electrical systems, bad foundation, etc.
  3. No hidden problems.Newly constructed homes won’t have the hidden problems that older homes may have. Any problems that happen soon after buying your newly built home will often be fixed by the builder right away.
  4. Choice in upgrades and layout instead of remodeling. Looking at an older home that has “potential” can often lead to hidden costs and surprises when you decide to remodel or knock down walls. Instead of going through that hassle, you can choose your finishes and layout in a new construction home.
  5. New kitchen. A kitchen remodel in an older home can be expensive. New construction already has the upgrades that many people prefer in their kitchen — granite, stainless steel appliances, nice flooring, etc.

Thinking about buying a newly constructed home? Check out our new homes on Facebook or visit our website for more information.

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Neighborhood Profile: The Woodlands of Arbor Ridge (Ann Arbor, Michigan)

Along with building new homes in Saline, Michigan, we’re also busy constructing new houses in The Woodlands of Arbor Ridge, a neighborhood located south-east of the city of Ann Arbor.

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Location: Conveniently located between Ann Arbor and Saline and only minutes away from I-94 and US-23.

Nearby amenities: Target, Wal-Mart, Sam’s Club, Ann Arbor Municipal Airport, Willow Run Airport, University of Michigan Golf Course, Briarwood Mall, several parks and recreation areas, University of Michigan, Eastern Michigan University, Washtenaw Community College, St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, many fine dining and fast food restaurants, sporting events, churches, and much more.

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Neighborhood Profile: Torwood (Saline, Michigan)

New construction in Michigan? Yes, it’s true!  We’re currently building beautiful homes in Torwood, a neighborhood in Saline.

This neighborhood is located in a quiet country setting but is minutes away from urban areas with the amenities you need. Torwood has the potential for 150 homes, and has numerous green and park areas. Check out some pictures below of a beautiful home in the community:

Location: West of city of Saline, Michigan just off Michigan Avenue. Close proximity to I-94 and US-23.

Nearby amenities: Shopping malls, golf courses, sporting events, public facilities, restaurants, churches,  quaint shops, and much more in the large city of Ann Arbor.

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Ann Arbor-Saline Home Buyers: Should You Buy New or Buy a Foreclosure?

Ann Arbor & Saline home buyers looking for a great deal seem to automatically think that buying a foreclosure or bank-owned property is the way t0 go to get a “great deal.” Well, they may want to think again. The foreclosure property may have a great list price, but when you factor in the time and money to get it up to like new condition or to your personal standards, it turns out, in many cases, to not be that great of a deal.

If you knew that they could buy a brand new home for the same price (or less) than a foreclosed home, what would you choose? The new home of course.

Well, here’s the great news….you can buy a brand new home for the same price or less than a foreclosure! Surprised? You’re not alone. A lot of buyers never would have dreamed that new homes have become SUPER affordable.

Let’s take a look at why buying new is better than buying the foreclosed home.

No uncertainty or unpleasant surprises when you buy a new home. With a foreclosure there are always unforeseen problems that pop up, that you will have to foot the bill for. Some of these “surprises” can costs thousands of dollars to fix. Not so with a new home, where you have the latest materials, amenities, and a One Year (or longer) Home Warranty for peace of mind.

Another benefit of buying a brand new home vs. a foreclosure is that new homes are 20 to 30 percent more energy efficient — saving you even MORE MONEY year after year after year.

We at Livonia Builders invite you to check out our latest home offerings and designs to see for yourself what new can do for you. We have numerous homes ready for you to inspect in the Torwood Community of Saline, The Woodlands at Arbor Ridge in Pittsfield Township and Cherry Hill Village of Canton. Or feel free to call us at 734-586-2559.

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