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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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John Bitely named a top West Michigan business leader for second year in a row by the Grand Rapids Business Journal

For the second 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 2020 top business leader in the construction and design category for 2020. He was […]

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Grand Rapids Business Journal: Sable Homes receives brownfield incentives to construct 16 new homes in Newaygo’s River Hills Estates

John Bitely, president of Sable Homes and North River Hills, told the Grand Rapids Business Journal that the company will use brownfield incentives to construct a new home development in the city of Newaygo. The Rockford-based home developer and its subsidiary, North River Hills LLC, earned brownfield incentives to build 16 new homes in River […]

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Sable Homes to receive brownfield incentives for River Hills Estates development in Newaygo

Sable Homes, in cooperation with the City of Newaygo, Newaygo County and the Michigan Land Bank Authority has earned exclusive brownfield incentives allowing construction for a new home development in the City of Newaygo. The River Hills Estates brownfield incentives, approved by the Michigan Land Bank Authority on Nov. 10, can be used to pay […]

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National Association of Home Builders Housing Index sees record increase in builder confidence

The latest National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index, released Monday, Oct. 19, shows builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes increased two points to 85 in October, surpassing the previous all-time high of 83 recorded in September. According to the report, this is the first time that for two consecutive […]

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FOX 17 speaks with Sable Homes about how they are adjusting house plans for buyers to better accommodate those working from home

SPARTA, Mich. — Sable Homes General Manager Bryan Burnham told FOX 17 they were just entering their busiest time of year when the governor’s executive orders forced them to shut down for seven weeks last spring. And when they started back up, they found material was very low. “While residential construction was shut down, remodeling […]

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How Sable Homes has been adapting amid COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic spurred a seven-week shutdown for home builders in Michigan last spring. Now, nearly four months after Gov. Gretchen Whitmer gave the green light for builders to pick up where they left off, Sable Homes’ General Manager Bryan Burnham shares how the company has adapted during this pandemic. In early March, Sables Homes […]

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Sable Homes listed a national ‘housing giant’ by Pro Builder

West Michigan’s Sable Homes has been named a 2020 “housing giant” by Pro Builder, a national housing industry publication that serves more than 120,000 home builders, design professionals, and other industry stakeholders. With 90 single-family home closings in 2019, Pro Builder ranked Rockford-based Sable Homes No. 244 in its annual Housing Giants list. The listing […]

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Karin Kay Talks with WZZM about West Michigan’s healthy housing market despite the COVID-19 shutdown.

As national home sales increased during the month of May by 44% according to the National Association of Realtors®, WZZM 13 On Your Side spoke with Sable Homes Sales Manager Karin Kay about West Michigan’s current housing inventory and changes in buyer behavior. Kay told WZZM that many buyers are turning toward building a home […]

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