Category: Sable in the News

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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Developer starts final building phase in 56-year-old subdivision in the Village of Sparta

SPARTA, MI – Sable Homes recently started building homes in the final phase of Country Meadows, a subdivision on the southeast side of the village that dates back to 1961. The subdivision, located east of Martindale Street at 10 Drive NW, was developed by the Taylor family in 1961. Subsequent phases were developed through 1998. […]

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Skilled home construction laborers needed now more than ever

Home builders throughout the country are finding it difficult to keep up with demand in today’s housing market. A report from the Associated General Contractors of America revealed that 70 percent of contractors struggle to find craft workers in the residential construction industry. Sable Homes General Manager, Karin Kay, explained the labor shortage home builders […]

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