Monthly Archives: August 2014

Lackluster Performance in Twin Cities Residential Construction for August 2014

Posted on August 28, 2014
Residential construction met the dog days of August this year, showing lackluster performance in both single family and multi-family construction. Planned units were down over 50 percent from August 2013, bringing year-to-date totals at just 0.5 percent more than at the same time last year.
Posted in BATC News, General, Market Information | Tagged BATC, Builders Association of the Twin Cities, Residential Construction Permits, Shawn Nelson

Fall 2014 Parade of Homes Opens September 6th with an Outdoor Focus

Posted on August 8, 2014
The Builders Association of the Twin Cities (BATC) is proud to present the 66th annual Fall Parade of Homes. New homes all across the extended metro region are open September 6th through 28th, 2014, Thursdays through Sundays, from noon to 6:00 pm.
Posted in BATC News, General, Parade of Homes, BATC Foundation, MN Green Path | Tagged BATC, Builders Association of the Twin Cities, Parade of Homes, KARE 11 Backyard, Personal Designer Home Visualizer, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, Stonewood LLC, Lecy Bros. Building and Remodeling, Bohland Homes, Sustainable 9 Design+ Build, BATC Foundation, Artisan Home Tour, Holiday Stationstores, Green Path Energy Tour, Minnesota's Green Path, Progressive Builders

Fall 2014 Parade of Homes Features Outdoor Living

Posted on August 8, 2014
Even in Minnesota, new homebuyers are looking to add unique and comfortable outdoor rooms and landscaped spaces when they build.
Posted in BATC News, General, Parade of Homes | Tagged BATC, Builders Association of the Twin Cities, Parade of Homes, KARE 11 Backyard, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage

Our Guidebook Cover Family’s Trans-Atlantic New Home Building Experience

Posted on August 8, 2014
This empty nester couple from South Africa graces our cover and shares their home building experience with Parade of Homes Guidebook readers.
Posted in BATC News, General, Parade of Homes | Tagged BATC, Builders Association of the Twin Cities, Parade of Homes, Pratt Homes, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage

Four Dream Homes in the 2014 Fall Parade of Homes Benefit BATC Foundation

Posted on August 8, 2014
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 tour four very special Dream Homes.
Posted in BATC News, Parade of Homes, BATC Foundation | Tagged BATC, Builders Association of the Twin Cities, BATC Foundation, Parade of Homes, Sustainable 9 Design+ Build, Stonewood LLC, Lecy Bros. Building and Remodeling, Bohland Homes, Wells Fargo, Special Spaces Minneapolis

Fall 2014 Parade of Homes Features Artisan Style Section

Posted on August 8, 2014
The Parade of Homes has long been a great resource for people to find the latest trends in design, products, materials and finishes for homes. And this summer’s Artisan Home Tour by Parade of Homes was no exception.
Posted in BATC News, General, Parade of Homes | Tagged BATC, Builders Association of the Twin Cities, Parade of Homes, Artisan Home Tour, Kyle Hunt & Partners, AMEK Custom Builders, Charles Cudd DeNovo, Swanson Homes, Accent Homes, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage

July Hot Sheet

Posted on August 6, 2014
“With continued job creation and economic growth, we are cautiously optimistic about the home building industry in the second half of 2014. The increase in existing home sales also bodes well for builders, as it is a signal that trade-up buyers can move up to new construction.”
Posted in General, Market Information | Tagged July Hot Sheet, Hot Sheet, BATC, Housing Industry, Housing Market, Housing Data Twin Cities