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

Sable Homes President John Bitely has been named one of Grand Rapids Business Journal’s 200 Most Powerful Business Leaders in West Michigan for 2019. Bitely, a fourth-generation Algoma Township resident, founded Sable Developing Inc. in 1996. At that time, the company’s focus was on residential development. The company has since evolved into Sable Homes and […]

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Sable Homes’ Karin Kay talks HBA Foundation’s Clay Shoot on Wood Radio’s West Michigan Live with Justin Barclay

Sable Homes Sales Manager Karin Kay talked with WOOD Radio’s Justin Barclay on West Michigan Live about the Home Builders Association of Greater Grand Rapids Foundation’s Clay Shoot event on Thursday, Oct. 24. As part of its mission to give back and support West Michigan’s home construction industry, HBAF, in partnership with Professional Women in […]

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Housing Affordability Part 2: How Sable Homes is taking proactive steps to bridge the affordability gap

As a West Michigan home builder, Sable Homes sees the housing affordability gap continue to widen throughout the region. Part 1 of our blog regarding housing affordability touched upon data released last month by the National Association of Home Builders, the U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development illustrating a […]

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Millennials show increased preference for new homes, according to National Association of Home Builders study

The national housing market is seeing a noticeable home purchasing trend within the millennial generation, according to a recent study by the National Association of Home Builders. Between 2007 and 2018, the percentage of millennial home buyers who prefer purchasing a new home increased from 28 percent to 41 percent, according to the study conducted […]

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Housing Affordability Part 1: Housing and census data reveals the nation’s growing housing affordability issue

Data released in September, by the National Association of Home Builders, the U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development illustrates a growing problem of housing affordability nationwide. The information shows there is a “mismatch between the actual prices of new homes and the prices buyers expect to pay — providing […]

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Sable Homes partners with Northview Next Career Center to provide students with hands-on learning

Sable Homes is part of an initiative that Northview Public Schools is launching to expand career pathways and provide flexible learning options for students. Northview Next will begin this fall for students ages 15-20 who don’t necessarily fit in traditional high school settings, Brent Dickerson, assistant principal of Northview Public Schools, told the Grand Rapids […]

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Sable Homes President John Bitely featured on WOOD Radio’s CEO Spotlight

Sable Homes President John Bitely was a recent guest on Wood Radio’s Corp! Magazine CEO Spotlight segment with Justin Barclay. During the July 3 live radio segment, Bitely discussed the need for skilled trade workers and housing affordability, not just in West Michigan, but also nationwide. “One of the biggest challenges and concerns I have […]

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Sable Homes President John Bitely talks 2019 Spring Parade of Homes with WZZM

In conjunction with the Home Builders Association of Greater Grand Rapids celebrating its 60th Parade of Homes, Sable Homes President John Bitely and HBA board member Amanda Wildman spoke with WZZM 13 News about what attendees will discover at this season’s Parade of Homes. “There are all different levels of what’s cool,” Bitely said during […]

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Tour Sable Homes’ Newest Model at the Grand Rapids 2019 Spring Parade of Homes

Get an inside look at Sable Homes newest home style, the Karolynn model, during the Home Builders Association of Greater Grand Rapids 2019 Spring Parade of Homes. This is Sable’s newest top-of-the-line home nestled on 3.4 acres in Rockford’s coveted Crowning Acres neighborhood. The 5-bedroom, 3.5-bathroom Parade home features over 3,000 square feet of living […]

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