Monthly Archives: August 2013

Press Event to Introduce the U.S. Department of Energy’s First DoE Challenge Home in Minnesota

Posted on August 30, 2013
One of the homes featured on the Parade of Homes this Fall is a super-green and healthy home by Amaris Homes. This 3,600 square foot rambler has been designed and constructed to meet the strict green requirements of both MN Green Path (Master Certified) and LEED for Homes (LEED v4 Beta Program).
Posted in BATC News, Parade of Homes, MN Green Path | Tagged Parade of Homes, BATC, Amaris Homes, University of Minnesota Cold Climate Housing, MN Green Path, LEED for Homes, HERS Score

Fall 2013 Parade of Homes Remodelers Showcase® Opens September 27-29th

Posted on August 30, 2013
For the 26th year, the Builders Association of the Twin Cities (BATC) presents its annual Fall Parade of Homes Remodelers Showcase, open from September 27-29, 2013.
Posted in BATC News, Remodelers Showcase | Tagged BATC, Parade of Homes Remodelers Showcase, Remodelers Showcase, Remodeling, Cates Fine Homes, Elevation Homes, AMALIA G. Inc.

Facts About the Fall 2013 Parade of Homes Remodelers Showcase®

Posted on August 30, 2013
• The Fall Parade of Homes Remodelers Showcase is presented by the professional members of the Builders Association of the Twin Cities (BATC). • The Remodelers Showcase has been held in the Twin Cities for 26 years.
Posted in BATC News, Remodelers Showcase | Tagged BATC, Parade of Homes Remodelers Showcase, Remodelers Showcase

Real Families Tell their Home Remodeling Experiences

Posted on August 30, 2013
Two real Twin Cities families shared their recent home remodeling experiences.
Posted in Remodelers Showcase | Tagged BATC, Parade of Homes Remodelers Showcase, Remodelers Showcase, Remodeling

BATC Foundation Features Three Dream Remodeled Homes in the 2013 Fall Parade of Homes Remodelers Showcase®

Posted on August 30, 2013
During the Parade of Homes, the public has an opportunity to help area families in need when they visit the BATC Foundation Dream Homes. During this event, visitors can visit three very special Dream Remodeled Homes.
Posted in BATC News, Remodelers Showcase, BATC Foundation | Tagged BATC, Builders Association of the Twin Cities, Parade of Homes Remodelers Showcase, Cates Fine Homes, Elevation Homes, AMALIA G. Inc., BATC Foundation, Dream Remodeled Homes

Put Your Home on the Green Path

Posted on August 30, 2013
When you’re thinking about remodeling or even just updating your home, one of the big questions you’ll want to ask yourself is, “how green should I go?”
Posted in BATC News, Remodelers Showcase, MN Green Path | Tagged Parade of Homes Remodelers Showcase, Green Building, Xcel Energy, ENERGY STAR, HERS Score, Energy Audit

August Continues Growth Trend for Twin Cities Residential Construction

Posted on August 30, 2013
Both single family and multi-family home permitting was up for the month of August 2013, showing continued strength in the new construction market. A total of 3,315 single family homes were permitted so far in 2013, up 31 percent over January through August 2012.
Posted in BATC News, Market Information | Tagged BATC, Builders Association of the Twin Cities, Residential Construction Permits, Residential Housing permits, Pamela Belz

BATC: Working To Keep Homes Safe and Affordable

Posted on August 16, 2013
There are encouraging signs all around us showing the housing market is recovering. But, home affordability continues to be a concern for Minnesota’s middle class families as government regulation grows. Currently, more than 25 percent of the cost of a new home is the cost of regulations.
Posted in BATC News, General, Advocacy, Parade of Homes | Tagged BATC, new homes, Affordable housing, Housing Regulation

Fall 2013 Parade of Homes(sm) Opens September 7th

Posted on August 13, 2013
The Builders Association of the Twin Cities (BATC) is proud to present the Fall 2013 Parade of Homes. Models are open September 7 through 29, 2013, Thursdays through Sundays, from noon to 6:00 pm.
Posted in BATC News, Parade of Homes | Tagged BATC, Builders Association of the Twin Cities, Parade of Homes, Minnesota's Green Path

Facts About the Fall 2013 Parade of Homes(sm)

Posted on August 13, 2013
• In its 65th year, the Parade of Homes is presented by the Builders Association of the Twin Cities (BATC) members. • The tour runs from September 7th through the 29th, with 324 new homes open Thursdays through Sundays from noon to 6:00 pm.
Posted in BATC News, Parade of Homes | Tagged BATC, Builders Association of the Twin Cities, Parade of Homes

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