Monthly Archives: July 2015

BATC Foundation Breaks Ground on their Next Project

Posted on July 31, 2015
On July 30, 2015, the four medically fragile young men who make Bluebird House their home, along with staff and family plus representatives from Homeward Bound, the BATC Foundation,
Posted in BATC News, General, BATC Foundation | Tagged BATC Foundation, Homeward Bound MN, Bluebird House, Vujovich Design Build

Twin Cities Residential Construction Remains Steady in July 2015

Posted on July 29, 2015
Twin Cities’ residential construction continued its somewhat lackluster performance during July. While single-family permits were up 3.6 percent when compared to July 2014, year to date remains down by a bit over one percent.
Posted in BATC News, Market Information | Tagged Residential Building Permits, Twin Cities Housing Market, Chris Contreras

2015 Fall Parade of Homes Opens Sept. 12

Posted on July 27, 2015
The Parade of Homes℠ will open for touring September 12, 2015. This, the 67th Fall tour, once again welcomes area families looking for new homes, but also anyone interested in seeing the latest trends in home building, home decor and design, and neighborhoods.
Posted in BATC News, Parade of Homes, Remodelers Showcase | Tagged Parade of Homes, Remodelers Showcase, Carl M. Hansen Companies, John Kraemer & Sons, Lecy Bros. Building and Remodeling, Jyland Construction Management, Vujovich Design Build, Healthy Exposure Construction, BATC, Builders Association of the Twin Cities, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, Minnesota Homeowners Alliance, Marvin Windows and Doors

BATC Foundation to Hold Groundbreaking Ceremony for Bluebird House

Posted on July 22, 2015
WHAT: The BATC Foundation partnering with Homeward Bound and build partner Vujovich Design will hold a groundbreaking ceremony to launch their latest charitable project, the remodeling of Bluebird House, which provides services to four medically fragile individuals.
Posted in BATC Foundation | Tagged BATC Foundation, Bluebird House, Homeward Bound, Groundbreaking

Parade of Homes Pricing Notice

Posted on July 20, 2015
If your Parade Home was constructed under the previous energy/building codes, remember you must price it for the Parade of Homes Guidebook to reproduce under current codes. You can include a sale price for the model in the text of your entry.

Home Builders Take On Sprinkler Mandate and other Building Code Requirements in Minnesota Court of Appeals

Posted on July 14, 2015
ROSEVILLE, MN (July 14, 2015) – In its on-going battle against the home indoor sprinkler mandate, the Builders Association of the Twin Cities (BATC) heads to the Minnesota Court of Appeals on Wednesday to challenge the appropriateness of the Department of Labor and Industry’s (DL
Posted in Advocacy | Tagged BATC, Home Indoor Sprinkler Mandate, DLI, Minnesota Court of Appeals

MEDIA ADVISORY: Builders Association of the Twin Cities to Hold Mid-Year Economic Update with Insights from National Economist

Posted on July 6, 2015
What: The Builder’s Association of the Twin Cities mid-year economic residential outlook breakfast titled Eggs and Economics. This year’s keynote speaker is Robert Dietz with the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB).
Posted in BATC News | Tagged Eggs and Economics, Twin Cities Housing, Twin Cities Housing Market, Economy, Housing Economy

July Hot Sheet

Posted on July 1, 2015
“After a strong April, some readjustment in housing production in May was expected, the starts and permits figures for the second quarter of 2015 are shaping up to be stronger than the first.
Posted in BATC News, Market Information | Tagged July Hot Sheet, Builders Association of the Twin Cities, Housing Data Twin Cities, Home Building Industry