Milford Area New-Build Developments - Single Family Homes
This is my attempt to portray the new-build developments in and around the Village
of Milford. The main reason it is of importance to understand whether a development
is “in the Village” or not is that the Village of Milford has it’s own water and
sewer plants, so homes inside the Village limits normally have “municipal water and
sewer”. Everything else - out in the Township and in adjacent Townships - is normally
on a well and septic system. Some locals will also grouse a bit about the Village
taxes being higher than out in the Township and that is true, but you do get some
nice benefits from living in the Village, too.
The Village of Milford is fairly well built out, so there aren’t lots of places for
developers to build. There are only eight currently active developments (a relative
term as you will see) for single family homes within the Village limits and one of
them is a detached condo complex. All new developments in Michigan are now usually
listed as “Site Condos” , which means that you own your home and the land that it
is own and that you are a part of a condo association that owns some common areas
- the entrance and maybe a park or some woodlands. It is much, much easier for a
developer to get a site condo plan approved than it is to get a platted subdivision
plan approved that all of the developers have gone to site condos developments.
Of the nine developments shown here, four appear to be somewhat or completely “stalled”
right now. One is actually built out and I included it only because one of the units
that was barely lived in is on the market. Only the Cottage Lane detached condo development
and the Milford Pointe development appear to be actively building right now. This
is not unusual, given the current poor housing market and the economy in Michigan.
Many developers and builders have gone bankrupt and some have left Michigan for good.
I believe that all of these projects are still viable, but the builders have ceased
building “Spec Homes” during this downturn. There are still some spec houses available
in some of these developments and I have pictured them. The ninth “development” is
on River Street and it is as much a dream as a development right now. The 5 lots
are platted out, but no building has started on any of them yet. This may be a “bring
your own builder” development.
So, if you have a new build in mind, this is what;s available in Milford right now.
Call me and I’ll find out more about any of these developments and get you in to
see the spec homes. The map above shows he locations of the five developments. Call
me if you would like more information on any of these developments.
Click on the numbered balls on the map below to be taken to a page about that development See explanation below map for more details on Milford’s New Build sites.