ROCKFORD, Mich. – Dec. 14, 2015 – Grand Rapids is the hottest real estate market in the nation, according to a recent survey by the website Trulia. Grand Rapids earned high marks for its affordable housing, growing economy and large population of prospective millennial home buyers, a third of whom surveyed said they planned to buy a home by 2018.
West Michigan-based builder, Sable Homes has noticed the trend and purchased land in recent months to keep up the demand for new housing. Sable Homes is currently building and selling houses in 10 developments throughout Kent, Barry and Allegan counties.
“In 2015, Sable Homes built and sold more homes than any other year since the company’s founding in 1996,” said Karin Kay, general manager. “We pay close attention to the market’s direction and have made several strategic acquisitions to meet the interest in new housing in West Michigan.”
In the award-winning Rockford school district, Sable Homes has two new developments: Crowning Acres with 20 home sites available in 2016 and Crowning Edge with five home sites. Both developments have easy access to U.S. 131 and are attracting first and second-time home buyers who work and commute in the Grand Rapids area, as well as several retirement-aged buyers.
In the Cedar Springs school district, Sable Homes has two development options for first and second-time home seekers. North Rockford Estates features multiple move-in ready houses appealing to people commuting to Grand Rapids and the Greenville areas, and Ridge Water with easy on-and-off access to U.S. 131.
Harmony Farms is a larger 20-home development in the Kent City school district attracting first-time home buyers and some nearing retirement, working in the Grand Rapids area as well as others relocating from Northern Michigan.
In southern Kent County, Sable Homes is building two neighborhoods in the Caledonia school district: New Paris Ridge and Scotsmoor II, which are drawing younger, first-time home buyers working in Grand Rapids.
In Barry County, there are two new Sable Homes developments geared toward first-time homebuyers working in the Hastings and Middleville areas: Fox Glove, with approximately 15 home sites and Prairie Ridge, both of which are in the Thornapple-Kellogg school district.
And in Allegan County, Sable Homes is building the Gun Lake Cove subdivision, attracting first-time home buyers commuting to Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo with bi-level and two-story homes. The development is in the Wayland school district.
Sable Homes’ research has shown there is a demand for houses that are both energy efficient and built healthier. All Sable Homes have a 5+ Energy Star rating, low emissivity windows, high efficiency heating and cooling systems, 46 percent more wall insulation and 30 percent more attic insulation than an average new home, Shaw Carpet made from 25 percent post-consumer material, low volatile organic compound paint, formaldehyde-free countertops and adhesives, and formaldehyde-absorbing drywall.
Sable Homes offers 10 floor plans and Freedom Foundation© technology, which provides barrier-free living for individuals who are physically challenged.
About Sable Homes
Combining affordability with craftsmanship, Sable Homes has been building high-quality, energy-efficient homes for West Michigan families since 1996. For more information about our communities, visit our web page, www.www.sablehomes.com, or follow us at www.Facebook.com/SableHomes.