December 15th, 2016

Stellar Showing at 2016 BRAG Ann Arbor Parade of Homes

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Norfolk Homes was not only a proud sponsor of the Builders & Remodelers Association of Greater Ann Arbor’s 2016 Parade of Homes but also appeared as the Parade Showcase Home that kicked off the fabulous annual event in the Ann Arbor area during the weekend of June 24th. This custom Craftsman home is located in the beautiful community of The Preserve of Dexter at 3978 Glacier Lake Ct. (E of Zeeb Rd and N Huron River Dr).

About the home:

3652 sq ft; 4 Bedrooms; 3.5 Baths

Designed by Ann Arbor Architect J. Bradley Moore

Grand 2-story Foyer opens to Formal Living Room and Dining Room

Spacious Gourmet Kitchen with double stacked cabinets, stainless steel appliances, quartz counters, center island and a wet bar with wine refrigerator

Master Suite with his-and-her walk-in closets, rain shower, free standing soaking tub

Second floor Loft overlooks 2-story Great Room with back staircase

Large entry mudroom with second pantry and built-in cubbies designed for modern living

1-acre home site in one of Dexter’s most desired communities


This home is available to purchase and ready for immediate occupancy. Please call Lisa Armor, our Custom Home Associate, at 734-249-3186 for more details on this home and the additional 5 home sites in the community that are available to build your family’s dream home.

Additional photos of this custom designed home can be viewed here: MLive Photo Gallery of Norfolk Homes’ Parade Showcase Home


BRAG Ann Arbor is an Association of over 350 leading home builders, remodelers, tradespeople, retailers and more. More about the 2016 Parade of Homes can be found here: 2016 Parade of Homes


December 3rd, 2016

Norfolk Homes Blue Heron Pond Townhomes of Ann Arbor

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Norfolk Homes Blue Heron Pond Townhomes part of new construction shaping Ann Arbor in 2015

Blue Heron Pond Townhomes of Ann Arbor was named as one of the new construction projects in 2015 shaping Ann Arbor.  With the first building of four townhomes completed,  the second building is under construction and will be completed late spring 2016.  The townhomes, designed by local architect J. Bradley Moore, feature the design and amenities buyers want.  Located in an urban setting within walking distance to restaurants, shopping, banking and brew pubs, the community features some surprises.  On the corner of W. Liberty Street and S. Maple Road, few expect a secluded pond with mature trees on the 8.39 acre site. The size of the community allows for open spaces and  guest parking, things not found in a typical urban setting.

The entry lower level of the townhomes has a 2 car tandem garage and a separate entry from the exterior to a mudroom/ storage area with built in cubbies and three large closets.  The main floor has a front room with a bay window that could be used as a study, living room or formal dining room.  The gourmet eat-in kitchen features granite tops, stainless steel appliances, recessed lighting and a granite bar top that is open to the great room. Great rooms feature a gas fireplace and lead to a private deck.  The master suite, second bedroom, secondary bath and laundry room are housed on the second floor.  Other interior finishes include custom trim, hardwood, tile and granite. Exterior building construction includes HardiPlank siding, maintenance free decks and brick.

The current building under construction adds a third floor to the townhomes with a private loft/bedroom and third full bath.  Square footage of the townhomes ranges from 1554 to 1993.  There are two townhomes available with immediate occupancy in the first building and two available with lofts in the newest building.  There is a fully furnished model to tour Wednesdays-Fridays 12pm-5pm and Saturdays-Sundays 11am-4pm at 2500 W. Liberty St., Ann Arbor.

December 24th, 2015


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sold sign


New construction home building increased significantly in 2014 resulting in a scarcity of home sites for 2015 in several Washtenaw County communities. A growing economy, pent –up demand and competitive mortgage rates drove sales throughout the county and will continue to spur sales in 2015.

Norfolk Homes has ONE building site left in each of the following communities- West Ridge of Dexter, Chelsea Fairways in Chelsea and Legacy Heights in Saline. Once sold the communities will be complete! Construction will be on-going during 2015 with all homes completed by year end.

The three communities, developed in the early 2000’s, sat stagnant during the downturn years in residential construction but have seen rapid growth since 2012. Several builders purchased home sites in these communities as the market improved and brought new plans to the neighborhoods.  The result is a mixture of new and established homes, mature landscaping, and a wider variety of exterior designs throughout.

December 14th, 2015

Top 10 Reasons to Buy a NEW HOME

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In today’s market, there are more housing choices than ever before. So how do you choose the home that is best for your family? Purchasing a new or used AKA “resale” home is just one of the choices today’s home shoppers face. Here are our top ten reasons we believe that purchasing a new home delivers superior value and convenience.


  1. Custom Personalization
    Purchasing a new home enables you to choose a floorplan that best suits your individual needs. You can also select the finishing touches that will turn the house into your home. Our industry experts from interior design to media technology are available to help you every step of the way.
  2. Energy Efficiency
    New homes are built tighter and more efficiently than ever before, taking less energy to heat and cool. High performance windows and glass doors improve energy efficiency while protecting window coverings and furniture from fading. Advances in cooling and heating technology create a consistently comfortable home without the “hot” or “cold” zones of some older homes. Improved insulation means new homes provide a more quiet living environment.
  3. Warranty
    New homes come with a warranty so you spend less money and time on repairs. Housing experts suggest homeowners spend between 1-3% of market value to maintain their resale home-not to mention their time in performing the repairs. The Norfolk Homes Warranty Department manages one of the top warranties in the industry so you receive quality care and professional service.
  4. Contemporary Technology
    Plenty of strategically-placed lights and electrical outlets are included in today’s homes. Many older homes are lacking in these appreciated features. Every Norfolk home also includes an abundance of windows for natural light. Contemporary additions such as satellite pre-wires, security alarm systems, distributed audio systems and custom home theater packages are available for purchase and installation prior to your move in.
  5. Architecturally-Distinct Design
    Our homes are designed with the needs of modern families in mind. Open kitchen and family rooms create more opportunities for family time, while private spaces like master suites featuring soaking tubs and walk-in showers create a quiet retreat. Each home is artfully adorned with architectural details like arches and art niches for a sophisticated living space that radiates beauty.
  6. Convenience
    When purchasing a resale house you can only put your unique stamp on the home after the previous owner has moved out. Unless you have a place to stay that means renovating while you are living in the home. What a hassle. With a new home all of the finishing touches are complete when you take ownership. All you have to do is move in and enjoy.
  7. Safety
    Today’s homes have appropriate electrical power systems to handle the demands of modern equipment. More outlets also mean fewer extension cords. Tempered glass in shower enclosures prevent broken glass from shattering and causing injury. Smoke detectors are hard-wired and looped together so if one detector is triggered, all of them sound an alarm.
  8. Healthier Living Environment
    Harmful elements like asbestos and lead are no longer used in new home construction. Advances in air filtration and circulation and water purification contribute to healthier living options.
  9. New Schools and Parks
    Most new home communities are built near new schools and parks. New schools attract top teachers and boast state-of-the-art facilities and technological amenities, while new parks offer the latest in safe play structures.
  10. It’s Your Story
    With a resale home, you are stepping into someone else’s story. With a new home you are moving into a blank slate on which to write the story of your unique family. And you’ve set the stage perfectly by selecting the room planning and decorative options that best reflect your individual lifestyle