BATC News

Facts About the Fall 2017 Parade of Homes

Posted on August 8, 2017
The Fall Parade of Homes, in its 69th year, is presented by the Builders Association of the Twin Cities (BATC). This tour offers 406 new homes to tour September 9 through October 1, Thursdays through Sundays from noon to 6:00 pm.
Posted in BATC News, General, Parade of Homes | Tagged BATC, Builders Association of the Twin Cities, Holiday Stationstores, The Tile Shop, Homes by Tradition, SD Custom Homes, Sustainable 9 Design+ Build, Landmark Building Contractors, Lennar, Green Path Energy Tour

Helping Families Achieve the American Dream of Homeownership

Posted on August 8, 2017
Owning a home has been a cornerstone of the modern American Dream, and remains the surest path to building wealth for American families.
Posted in BATC News, General, Parade of Homes | Tagged BATC, Builders Association of the Twin Cities, Housing First Minnesota, First Time Homebuyer Savings Account

Fall 2017 Parade of Homes Guidebook Cover Features Local Home Buyers

Posted on August 8, 2017
The Parade of Homes Guidebook once again presents the story of a real family’s new home adventure as its cover feature.
Posted in BATC News, General, Parade of Homes | Tagged BATC, Builders Association of the Twin Cities, Real Families, The Tile Shop, Lennar

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

Posted on August 8, 2017
This Fall, the public has an opportunity to help area families in need when they visit four BATC Foundation Artisan Dream Homes during the Parade of Homes.
Posted in BATC News, General, Parade of Homes, BATC Foundation | Tagged About BATC, Builders Association of the Twin Cities, Artisan Dream Homes, Homes by Tradition, SD Custom Homes, Landmark Building Contractors, Sustainable 9 Design+ Build, The Tile Shop

BATC Foundation Opens Just Completed Home for Charity during Fall 2017 Parade of Homes

Posted on August 8, 2017
For more than 20 years, the BATC Foundation has tapped the talents and resources of the member builders, remodelers, and suppliers of the Builders Association of the Twin Cities to help fami
Posted in BATC News, General, Parade of Homes, BATC Foundation | Tagged BATC, BATC Foundation, Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans, Lennar, The Tile Shop

Parade of Homes’ Green Path Energy Tour Helps Home Buyers Better Understand Home Energy Use

Posted on August 8, 2017
The Fall 2017 Parade of Homes is again featuring a tour-within-a-tour that highlights those homes that have been independently energy tested.
Posted in BATC News, General, Parade of Homes, MN Green Path | Tagged BATC, Builders Association of the Twin Cities, Green Path Energy Tour, The Tile Shop, Xcel Energy

Twin Cities Single-Family Construction Dips Slightly in July

Posted on July 27, 2017
After several months of increased growth, single-family construction slowed slightly in July. The number of single-family permits pulled for the month dipped by five percent compared to July 2016.
Posted in BATC News, Market Information | Tagged Housing First Minnesota, Twin Cities Permit Data, Twin Cities Housing Market

The July Hot Sheet

Posted on July 21, 2017
INSIDE THE JULY HOT SHEET “With the growth we’ve seen this spring, we expect this to be a strong summer for residential construction. A big concern of ours is the need for entry-level housing, and with our current regulatory environment
Posted in BATC News, Market Information | Tagged The July Hot Sheet, 2017 hot sheet, Housing Data Twin Cities, Twin Cities Housing Market

The June Hot Sheet

Posted on June 28, 2017
INSIDE THE JUNE HOT SHEET “When homebuilders are active and homes are sold, our communities grow, jobs are created and our regional economy generates opportunity. However, builders are still concerned about housing a ordability due
Posted in BATC News, Market Information | Tagged June Hot Sheet, Twin Cities Housing Market, April Permit Numbers

BATC Statement on the Passing of Industry Giant Jim Stanton

Posted on June 18, 2017
In commemoration of the life of Jim Stanton, Builders Association of the Twin Cities (BATC) Executive Director David Siegel issues the following reflection on behalf of the organization.
Posted in BATC News

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