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Sable Homes expects to see growth in 2020, despite regulatory restrictions

As demand for housing continues to grow in West Michigan, Sable Homes, which is ranked as one of the region’s top-three home builders and top 250 nationally, expects inventory shortages to continue through 2020 for homes in the $200,000 -$300,000 range. Additionally, the Rockford, Michigan-based home builder plans to broaden its territory, despite regulatory restrictions […]

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Sable Homes listed among the top production home builders in the nation

Rockford-based Sable Homes was honored as one of the top 250 production home builders in the nation during the National Association of Home Builders International Builders’ Show. The show, held in January in Las Vegas, Nevada, garnered the attraction of more than 80,000 home-construction professionals, manufacturers and suppliers from around the world. “We’re proud to […]

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NAHB housing trend report: Millennials most likely generation to consider buying a home in 2020

A new housing trend analysis revealed 12 percent of adults are expected to consider a house purchase in 2020. The National Association of Home Builders Housing Trends Report for the third quarter of 2019 reports the percentage of prospective home buyers for the upcoming year is comparable to last year’s projections of 13 percent. Sixty […]

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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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