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Home Builders Association of Greater Grand Rapids Foundation funds needed tools and scholarships to GRPS Academy of Design and Construction

On May 31, the Home Builders Association of Greater Grand Rapids Foundation (HBAF) donated a total of $4,500 to fund two scholarships and essential tools and equipment for students at Grand Rapids Public Schools’ Academy of Design and Construction. HBAF member businesses that came together to donate funds for needed tools included Lake Michigan Credit […]

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John Bitely addresses affordable housing as guest speaker in Grand Rapids Business Journal panel discussion

Sable Homes President John Bitely was invited to participate in the Grand Rapids Business Journal’s Breakfast Series panel discussion about affordable housing at Frederik Meijer Gardens on Wednesday, April 13. He was joined by Vera Beech, executive director of Community Rebuilders; Ryan VerWys, CEO ICCF Community Homes; and Ryan Kilpatrick, executive director of Housing Next, […]

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John Bitely examines the struggles and successes of working in rural communities to construct high-density housing

In the Greenville Daily News’ fourth segment of its Focus on Housing series, published April 11, Sable Homes President John Bitely details the affordable housing issues facing rural West Michigan communities. Speaking at the United Way Community Leadership Conference on March 18 at Belding High School, Bitely shared his thoughts on the issue he said […]

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John Bitely featured guest speaker at United Way Community Leadership Conference on Affordable Housing

As guest speaker at the United Way Community Leadership Conference on Friday, March 18, Sable Homes President John Bitely addressed the need for affordable housing in West Michigan. “Many of us have forgotten what 2006 was like,” said Bitely as reported by the Greenville Daily News. “Greenville, Eureka Township, instantly, overnight, that housing market was […]

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Sable Homes and Leighton Township Fire Department Collaborate on Emergency Training Exercise at Paris Ridge Estates in Caledonia

Paris Ridge Estates located in Leighton Township, south of 108th Street and west of Second Street, is currently home to over 130 families and when completed will have nearly 200 single family homes. As more families move into the community, which is in the desirable Caledonia Community School District, Sable Homes and the Leighton Township […]

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John Bitely to GRBJ: Why rental prices in West Michigan will continue to increase in 2022

John Bitely, president of Sable Homes, doesn’t foresee any signs of the increase in rental prices stabilizing or declining in West Michigan in 2022. “I currently don’t see any end to the increase in the rental rates for West Michigan,” he said in an interview with the Grand Rapids Business Journal. “The main reason is […]

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Karin Kay talks River Hills pilot program in Newaygo in Grand Rapids Chamber’s Back to Business podcast

Sable Homes Sales Manager Karin Kay recently sat down with the Grand Rapids Chamber’s Back to Business podcast host Connor Smithee, and Josh Lunger, senior director of government affairs, to discuss the need for more affordable housing in West Michigan. “At Sable Homes, we pride ourselves on being able to provide workforce housing or that […]

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Sable Homes, state and local entities officially welcome pilot program home development in Newaygo

Sable Homes, in cooperation with Fishbeck, the City of Newaygo, Newaygo County, and the Michigan Land Bank Authority, kicked off phase two of the River Hills neighborhood in Newaygo this morning with a ribbon cutting ceremony. The celebration marked the official welcoming of a pilot program designed to increase Michigan’s housing stock and help alleviate […]

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