ROCKFORD, Mich. – April 11, 2016 – Rockford-based Sable Homes has posted the strongest first quarter in its 20-year history. Sables Homes sold 26 new houses in March, nearly four times its total sales in the same month last year and more than March 2015 and 2014 combined. Since Jan. 1, Sable Homes has sold 51 houses, a nearly 60 percent increase over the same period last year.
The numbers back up recent reports that the West Michigan housing market is booming. In January, Redfin.com named Grand Rapids the hottest real estate market in the country, noting it had the shortest home listing times and a 50 percent decrease in the number of homes for sale from a year earlier.
“Housing inventories are at the lowest levels in recent memory and many people are looking to build,” said Sable Homes General Manager Karin Kay. “We pay close attention to the market’s direction and have made several strategic acquisitions to meet the interest in new housing in West Michigan.”
To keep up with the demand for new housing, Sable Homes is building and selling houses in 11 developments throughout Kent, Barry and Allegan counties in the following school districts: Rockford, Sparta, Cedar Springs, Kent City, Caledonia, Thornapple-Kellogg and Wayland.
Sable Homes also recently announced it will build an additional 44 new homes in Sparta after completing construction of 20 homes in Sparta’s Central Square Village. That development was the first large-scale new home project in the village in nearly a decade.
Sable Homes’ research has shown there is a demand for houses that are both energy efficient and built healthier. All Sable Homes have a 5+ Energy rating, low emissivity windows, high efficiency heating and cooling systems, 46 percent more wall insulation and 30 percent more attic insulation than an average new home. Sable Homes also use Shaw Carpet made from 25 percent post-consumer material, low volatile organic compound paint and formaldehyde-free countertops and adhesives.
About Sable Homes
Combining affordability with craftsmanship, Sable Homes has been building high-quality, energy-efficient homes for West Michigan families since 1996. For more information about our communities, visit our web page, www.www.sablehomes.com, or follow us on Facebook, www.facebook.com/sablehomes.