Category: Sable in the News

Sable Homes partners with Northview Next Career Center to provide students with hands-on learning

Sable Homes is part of an initiative that Northview Public Schools is launching to expand career pathways and provide flexible learning options for students. Northview Next will begin this fall for students ages 15-20 who don’t necessarily fit in traditional high school settings, Brent Dickerson, assistant principal of Northview Public Schools, told the Grand Rapids […]

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Sable Homes President John Bitely featured on WOOD Radio’s CEO Spotlight

Sable Homes President John Bitely was a recent guest on Wood Radio’s Corp! Magazine CEO Spotlight segment with Justin Barclay. During the July 3 live radio segment, Bitely discussed the need for skilled trade workers and housing affordability, not just in West Michigan, but also nationwide. “One of the biggest challenges and concerns I have […]

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Sable Homes President John Bitely talks 2019 Spring Parade of Homes with WZZM

In conjunction with the Home Builders Association of Greater Grand Rapids celebrating its 60th Parade of Homes, Sable Homes President John Bitely and HBA board member Amanda Wildman spoke with WZZM 13 News about what attendees will discover at this season’s Parade of Homes. “There are all different levels of what’s cool,” Bitely said during […]

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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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