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Homebuilder begins 42-lot development in suburb

September 14, 2018
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Bretonfield Preserve housing development sign Kentwood
Courtesy Allen Edwin Homes

A homebuilder is adding inventory in the area to help alleviate a “constrained market.”

Portage-based Allen Edwin Homes recently broke ground on a new housing community called Bretonfield Preserve in Kentwood, at 60th St. SE and Wing Ave. SE.

Bretonfield Preserve is a new phase for Allen Edwin Homes in the 102-acre Bretonfield development.

The phase will be built on 14 acres and offer 42 home sites. It is an extension of the initial Bretonfield community that already includes 83 homes.

Allen Edwin Homes cited the short supply of homes, plus the proximity to many businesses, including the new Switch data center less than two miles away, as its reasons for building more inventory in the area.

“We feel Bretonfield Preserve is coming at a perfect time to help fix a constrained market for first-time and move-up buyers that is missing in the West Michigan area,” said Mike McGivney, VP of sales and marketing, Allen Edwin Homes.

The neighborhood will offer homebuyers 12 floor plans, ranging from ranches to two-story homes, with prices starting from the $230,000s.

Pre-sales began in May, with five homes sold at the pre-grand opening. A total of 10 homes have sold as of press time.

The homebuilder expects to finish this phase in about three weeks and develop additional phases in the coming years.

Allen Edwin Homes, founded in 1994, builds in over 100 communities across Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, the lakeshore, Lansing, southeast Michigan and Indiana.

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