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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: Consumer confidence in housing market on the rise as home prices fall

In a Jan. 9 CNBC report, consumer confidence in the national housing market is finally on the rise after home prices peaked six months ago, thanks to falling home prices. In West Michigan, home prices slightly mirror the national trend even when demand remains high, according to Sable Homes President John Bitely. The Rockford-based home […]

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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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HBA Foundation Clay Shoot 2022

The Sable Homes team had a great time at the 2022 HBA Foundation Clay Shoot at Caledonia Sportsman Club on Oct. 20. The fall weather couldn’t have been better — sunny and slightly warm for late October in Michigan. A perfect day to support the Home Builders Association of Greater Grand Rapids Foundation, and help […]

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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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Tour Sable Homes’ model near Green Lake at the Grand Rapids 2022 Spring Parade of Homes

After a two-year hiatus due to the COVID pandemic, Sable Homes invites the public to tour their Bayberry home on a quiet cul-de-sac in Caledonia’s coveted Paris Ridge Estates during the Home Builders Association of Greater Grand Rapids 2022 Spring Parade of Homes. The home is located within walking distance to Green Lake, a serene […]

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