Posted by Gabby Purpura in Detroit, Happy Homeowners

“M/I sets the trend in the industry with its unique designs and great quality.” Navadeep V. – Canton, MI

Buying your dream home is one of the most exciting adventures one can take! Whether you prefer a modernized townhome, a sprawling 2-story home with a gorgeous yard, or a single-level ranch to maximize your space and land, most of us hope to find a home that feels like it was made precisely for our lifestyle.

In addition to finding that perfect home sanctuary, you also want to enjoy the whole process—especially when building a home for the first time!

From the first conversation you have with a sales representative, to the initial drop of concrete, and all the way through the finishing touches, you deserve simply the best in your new home!

Take a look at what was most important for our homeowners’ while buying a new home and how they experienced the M/I Difference.

Communicating What You're Looking For in a Home

When you’re preparing for a home purchase, communication is critical. You want to have your goals and needs understood, and you want to understand the advice and knowledge that is shared with you.

“Jose is very responsive, efficient and friendly. I didn't talk to him in person. I just sent him emails, and he always responded very soon and made sure my requests being taken care very soon. I appreciate his coordination and hard work.”Xiao W., Northville, MI

Make sure you are working with a professional who will listen to your dreams, goals, and challenges.

Discuss what you want, including the size of the home you need and the type of architecture you prefer. Maybe you’ll want a single-level home or a three-story townhome.

Decide whether you want a large garage for all your cars, or a home that’s in a walkable community.

Talking through every side of a question or consideration will help you truly understand the process.

Ask All Your Questions About Buying a New Home

This will likely be one of the most expensive purchases you ever make, and the home you end up with will affect your quality of life (and that of your family) for the foreseeable future. That’s why it’s important to take measures to understand each phase of the process.

The great part is that you do not have to figure out the new construction process on your own! We have caring staff—from our New Home Consultants, to our Construction Managers, to our Customer Care team, and everyone in between—to be there with you every step of the way.

“Jennifer made our home buying process very easy. She always answered our calls, allowed us to view the home many times at a moment's notice, and welcomed us with a great housewarming gift. She was excellent!”Adam C., South Lyon

Let’s face it: there’s a lot involved in the home buying process.

Whether it’s sorting through the financing paperwork or just making certain that you know the best way to care for your home after moving in, having an extra shoulder to lean on makes owning a home so much easier.

Navigating the Construction Process

There are so many steps within the new construction process! For homeowner Tim. C, the consistent effort in the construction and collaboration with his Construction Manager to be kept in-the-know is what mattered most when purchasing his new M/I Home.

“Dennis is an outstanding Construction Manager: very knowledgeable and customer focused. He has handled matters very well. Despite having to deal with supply delays (such as windows), he kept our construction going. He is conscientious about his work. We have appreciated working with him.”Tim C., Metro Detroit

Crossing the Finish Line to Your New Home

Most homebuyers appreciate the ability to closely track the progress of their new homes – whether that be via email communication from the builder, driving by, or seeing regular photo progress.

This is a hefty investment, so making sure every detail is to your liking is certainly understood!

Karen D. of Brighton, MI was quite impressed with how her new construction home maintained its beauty throughout the construction process.

“One of the things I was impressed with was the neatness of the site always during the building of my home,” Karen says.

“Any concerns I had were addressed or corrected. I needed a quick closing towards the end because of my sale of my other home, and they delivered right on time.”

Getting to Know Your New Neighbors and Neighborhood

For this first-time homebuyer, his new neighborhood in Michigan is what sold him on this was his final destination!

“It has been nice watching the neighborhood being built. Looking forward to making lasting friendships with great neighbors!”Louis. J., Brighton

In addition to celebrating your new home as well as your neighbors’ new homes, take in all that your fabulous community has to offer.

From state-of-the-art amenities to community events to things to do in the surrounding area, your calendar will quickly fill up with all kinds of activities!

What Is Most Important to You When Searching for a New Home?

We hope you enjoy reading what our Happy Homeowners have to share about their experience as you and your family begin the home buying process. They’ll help you zero in on certain qualities to consider and what should be most important to you when buying a new home.

Let us know what you are looking for in your new home!


Gabby Purpura
Gabby Purpura


Internet Sales Manager for M/I Homes – Detroit, plays an integral role in supporting customers through their home buying journey. Her passion for home design and her experience as a sales associate helps her create personal relationships with every customer to help them build and buy their forever home with M/I Homes.

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