Category: Sable in the News

Sable Homes President John Bitely talks with GRBJ about ‘Missing middle’ concerns

As the rising cost of single-family homes continues to price out middle-income buyers, West Michigan homebuilders are working to meet the demand for more affordable, quality homes. According to data from the National Association of Home Builders, more developers nationwide are beginning to build for the “missing middle,” or moderate-income homebuyers, rather than building the […]

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John Bitely discusses ‘Middle America’ in guest column featured in Grand Rapids Business Journal

The Grand Rapids Business Journal recently featured a guest column written by Sable Homes President John Bitely. In his column published online on Jan. 4 and in print on Jan. 7, Bitely highlights Sable Homes’ housing initiatives in the Newaygo and Sparta communities in 2018. The Rockford-based developer worked with The Newaygo County Area Promise Zone […]

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GRBJ: Firm building 43-home development in suburb

A homebuilder is progressing on a 43-lot development in a Grand Rapids suburb. Representatives from Rockford-based Sable Homes and officials from the Village of Sparta and the Sparta Chamber of Commerce celebrated last week the formal “opening” of lots in the sixth and final phase of the 50-year-old Country Meadows development in Sparta. The 43-lot […]

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Sparta, Sable Homes to celebrate completion of final phase of Country Meadows

SPARTA – Following a decades-long effort, the final phase of the Country Meadows neighborhood in the village of Sparta is at last ready for new homeowners to move in. To celebrate the completion of a revitalization project more than 50 years in the making, village officials and representatives from Sable Homes are hosting a ribbon-cutting […]

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GRBJ: Grand Rapids home sales are trending up

New home sales in the Grand Rapids area are on the rise, the Grand Rapids Business Journal reports. Since 2013, after the recession, new home sales have been steadily increasing, according to Blair Murray of Builder Track Reports, which lists new residential building starts. In 2013, there were 1,006 new permits issued to build single-family […]

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New home sales reach highest level this year

New home sales rose to highest level this year, but it’s still a challenge to find housing here in West Michigan. A National Association of Home Builders’ recent report states sales of newly built, single-family homes rose 6.7 percent nationally in May, although sales were flat in the Midwest. This is the second-highest sales report […]

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GRBJ: West Michigan home builders rank among top in the nation

A group of West Michigan companies have been named among the top-performing homebuilders in the country, the Grand Rapids Business Journal reported. The National Association of Home Builders, or NAHB, gave awards to the top 250 production homebuilders in the nation during the organization’s International Builders’ Show in Orlando, Florida last week. The awards were […]

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Near North Now: Sable Homes’ revitalization in Newaygo’s River Hills neighborhood an ‘ambitious project’

Despite a persistent gale force breeze whipping down the cul-de-sac and sending wind chill temps plunging a large crowd turned out Tuesday for the traditional ribbon cutting ceremony marking the beginning of an ambitious project. With housing needs throughout the community on the increase Sable Homes kicked off their revitalization efforts in the River Hills […]

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Sable Homes builders explain local impact from hurricane devastation, labor shortage with WOODTV8

West Michigan builders are feeling the impact after three major hurricanes recently barreled into the Gulf Coast, Caribbean islands and southern U.S. The rebuilding effort down south is driving up the cost of projects locally, like Sable Homes’ Paris Ridge development southwest of Caledonia. Fortunately, Sable President John Bitely said the company has what it […]

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