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

WZZM talks with Karin Kay about labor, materials shortages heading into fall

While the home building industry is seeing a slight ease in lumber shortage heading into the fall, there are still many labor challenges and shortages in other materials affecting new builds. WZZM interviewed Sable Homes Sales Manager Karin Kay about these continued challenges in the housing industry. “We had high hopes in 2021 that our […]

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Sable Homes President John Bitely named GRBJ’s 200 Most Powerful Business Leaders in West Michigan

For the third 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, will be recognized as one of West Michigan’s most powerful business executives in GRBJ’s annual fall magazine, Grand […]

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In 30 years of business, John Bitley tells Business Insider he’s never seen such a demand

Many companies are still struggling to keep up with backlogs of home improvement projects and new home construction due to the limited availability of materials, as well as laborers, caused by the pandemic. John Bitely, the president of Sable Homes, told Business Insider that in 30 years of business he’s never seen such demand. “We […]

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Business Insider talks with Sable Homes’ John Bitely about the consumer goods shortage

Business Insider called upon Sable Homes President John Bitely for his expertise in the home building industry to share how consumer goods shortages are affecting home prices. Many home-improvement goods including lumber, appliances, paint, and fertilizer are getting more expensive as companies continue to announce price hikes to combat shortages and rising shipping costs. Price […]

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John Bitely featured on FOX 17 about how government regulatory fees are inflating home prices

The National Association of Home Builders recently announced almost a quarter cost of new homes is tied to regulatory fees at all government levels. Sable Homes President John Bitely spoke with FOX 17 about how local regulations have not only added more cost to the price of a home, but have also slowed the process […]

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John Bitely tells Fox 17 how Sable Homes and Newaygo officials teamed up to help housing shortage

To help West Michigan’s housing shortage, John Bitely, president of Sable Homes, told Fox 17 his team and Newaygo officials found a compromise that is adding housing in the city – one that Bitely hopes other communities will learn from. In 2017, Sable Homes took over River Hills Estates in Newaygo, which had sat unfinished […]

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State officials eye Sable Homes’ River Hills Estates as model development for solving housing crisis

State officials and economic developers are eyeing Sable Homes’ River Hills Estates development in Newaygo as a new home development model that could solve the workforce housing crisis in Michigan. John Bitely, president of Sable Homes, has long recognized the need for workforce housing for the “missing middle.” In early 2020, he began working with […]

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Alabama media seeks home purchasing expertise from Sable Homes’ Karin Kay

Trussville Tribune outside Birmingham, Alabama, sought Rockford, Michigan-based Sable Homes Sales Manager Karin Kay for her real estate expertise when buying a new home in 2021. In addition to Kay, the Jan. 5 story featured national housing industry experts from Atlanta, Georgia; Montgomery, Alabama; and Tampa, Florida, who shared these five steps for home buyers […]

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GRBJ: Community collaboration sets ‘unique’ stage for Sable Homes’ River Hills Estates in Newaygo

Sable Homes of Rockford, Newaygo County and the Michigan Land Bank Authority came together to execute a first-of-its-kind use of brownfield incentives to support construction of 20 new workforce homes in the city of Newaygo. The Newaygo County Commission gave its unanimous support to incentives to help pay for infrastructure and site preparation costs at […]

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Newaygo community welcomes Sable Homes’ upcoming River Hills Estates neighborhood

The Newaygo County Commission has given unanimous support for incentives to help pay for infrastructure and site preparation costs at Phase II of River Hills Estates, a new neighborhood of market rate homes in the City of Newaygo. “Homes in River Hills Estates are designed to be affordable for ‘missing middle’ home buyers who may […]

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