Category: <span>Sable in the News</span>

Bitely to GRBJ: We’re getting back to normal — normal is stable housing

Sable Homes President John Bitely spoke with Grand Rapids Business Journal’s Pat Evans about the return of West Michigan’s housing market. “We went through three years of not normal — an incredibly heated housing market — the economy itself was incredible,” Bitely told GRBJ. “We’re getting back to normal. Normal in West Michigan is stable […]

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John Bitely: Transformer shortage causing major delays in home construction nationwide

A high global demand for specialized steel and wiring has caused a critical shortage of electrical transformers, leaving some nearly-finished new home construction projects unlivable. In an interview with WZZM 13, John Bitely, president of Sable Homes, said the transformer shortage isn’t just a local or statewide issue, but it’s happening nationwide. “It is a […]

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John Bitely named a Top 200 Most Powerful Business Leader in West Michigan for four straight years by Grand Rapids Business Journal

For the fourth year in a row, Sable Homes President John Bitely has been named one of Grand Rapids Business Journal’s 200 Most Powerful Business Leaders in West Michigan. Bitely, who founded Sable Developing Inc. in 1996, was named a GRBJ top business leader in the construction and design category for 2022. He was also […]

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John Bitely to GRBJ: Attainable housing in West Michigan continues to shrink, largely due to government regulation

For years, Sable Homes President John Bitely has been working tirelessly with local chambers of commerce, economic organizations like The Right Place, and municipalities in an effort to provide an ample supply of workforce housing in West Michigan. In a recent interview with the Grand Rapids Business Journal, Bitely said this obstacle will only continue […]

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John Bitely to FOX 17: ‘Be prepared for higher rents’ as housing crisis continues in West Michigan

In an interview with FOX 17, Sable Homes President John Bitely explained that the housing crisis in West Michigan will likely get worse before it gets better. “The housing market is still very active. It’s different than it was in that we’re seeing single offers instead of multiple offers on homes,” Bitely told FOX 17. […]

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John Bitely looks ahead to upcoming Spring Parade of Homes, sees light at the end of the tunnel for supply chain issues

Ahead of the upcoming 2022 Grand Rapids Spring Parade of Homes, Sable Homes President John Bitely sees the light at the end of the tunnel after two years of supply chain issues. “Parade of homes has been a long-standing event for the Home Builders Association,” Bitely told WZZM 13 during an interview at Sable Homes’ […]

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John Bitely examines the struggles and successes of working in rural communities to construct high-density housing

In the Greenville Daily News’ fourth segment of its Focus on Housing series, published April 11, Sable Homes President John Bitely details the affordable housing issues facing rural West Michigan communities. Speaking at the United Way Community Leadership Conference on March 18 at Belding High School, Bitely shared his thoughts on the issue he said […]

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John Bitely featured guest speaker at United Way Community Leadership Conference on Affordable Housing

As guest speaker at the United Way Community Leadership Conference on Friday, March 18, Sable Homes President John Bitely addressed the need for affordable housing in West Michigan. “Many of us have forgotten what 2006 was like,” said Bitely as reported by the Greenville Daily News. “Greenville, Eureka Township, instantly, overnight, that housing market was […]

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Sable Homes and Leighton Township Fire Department Collaborate on Emergency Training Exercise at Paris Ridge Estates in Caledonia

Paris Ridge Estates located in Leighton Township, south of 108th Street and west of Second Street, is currently home to over 130 families and when completed will have nearly 200 single family homes. As more families move into the community, which is in the desirable Caledonia Community School District, Sable Homes and the Leighton Township […]

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