Category: Sable in the News

Demand is High, Supply is Lagging

By: Ron Austin, Sable Homes General Manager The demand for homes is expanding in Michigan, however the construction of new homes has been lagging behind. Why is this? City officials note, “construction is about to come to an abrupt halt not for lack of demand –but lack of vacant lots” (Mlive). So then, the demand […]

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Sable Homes new technology opens the doors to affordable and accessible home ownership

Sable Homes new technology opens the doors to affordable and accessible home ownership JOHN RUMERY THURSDAY, APRIL 02, 2015 Rockford-based Sable Homes is producing a new type of home in Michigan that provides barrier-free living for individuals who are physically handicapped or seniors at a more economical price. The homes feature a new technology which allows […]

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Technology erases some mobility barriers

Technology erases some mobility barriers Sable Homes’ process benefits those with physical impairments. March 27, 2015 By Mike Nichols The secret to creating hundreds of easily accessible homes for those with mobility impairments was right under John Bitely’s nose all along. For years, Bitely, president and owner of Rockford-based residential development firm Sable Homes, had been […]

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Builders discuss lack of skilled workers before House committee

Builders discuss lack of skilled workers before House committee Youth Employment Standards Act hinders minors from working construction jobs. By Mike Nichols Could the lack of available skilled labor currently facing West Michigan’s construction industry be partially solved with a legislation change? Members of the Home Builders Association of Michigan testified earlier this month before the […]

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How Lower Mortgage Insurance Premiums will Affect West Michigan

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) — The housing industry has been steadily improving in West Michigan, and on Thursday, President Obama announced plans that could boost it even more by shaving the FHA mortgage insurance premium. The President announced Federal Housing Administration mortgage insurance premiums will be lowered by half a percentage point, from 1.35 percent […]

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Sable Homes sees major construction spurt

Our president John Bitely was interviewed by Mike Nichols of the Grand Rapids Business Journal to discuss Sable Homes’ recent growth spurt and how we got to where we are today. Sable Homes sees major construction spurt Mike Nichols – Grand Rapids Business Journal There are bad problems to have and there are good problems […]

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