BATC News

BATC Foundation to Hold Groundbreaking Ceremony for a Special Home for Veterans.

Posted on June 16, 2017
The BATC Foundation with build partner Lennar and their trade partners will hold a groundbreaking ceremony to launch their latest charitable project—the construction of a brand-new home that will be donated to the Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans (MACV).
Posted in BATC News, BATC Foundation | Tagged BATC Foundation, MACV, Lennar, Groundbreaking

Twin Cities Residential Construction Continues to Climb in May

Posted on May 31, 2017
Roseville, MN (May 31, 2017) - Although housing inventory continues to shrink, Twin Cities residential construction is moving full steam ahead with demand outpacing supply.
Posted in BATC News, Market Information | Tagged Twin Cities Residential Construction, Twin Cities Permit Numbers, May Permit Numbers, Minnesota Housing Market

May Hot Sheet

Posted on May 15, 2017
INSIDE THE MAY HOT SHEET “Strong homebuilding activity is a great sign for all of Minnesota, but our builders are still struggling to create entry-level housing, a key part of the housing market. We are working with the MN REALTORS
Posted in BATC News, Market Information | Tagged May Hot Sheet, Housing Data Twin Cities, Builders Association of the Twin Cities, Building Industry Data, Residential Building Permits

Facts About the 2017 Artisan Home Tour by Parade of Homes®

Posted on May 3, 2017
The Artisan Home Tour by Parade of Homes is presented by the Builders Association of the Twin Cities (BATC). A natural extension of the Parade of Homes brand, the Artisan Home Tour was launched in 2014 and allows high-end builders and remodelers a chance to show their most
Posted in BATC News, General | Tagged BATC Foundation, Artisan Home Tour, Bachman's, Holiday Stationstores, Parade Craze, Artful Living Magazine

Artisan Home Tour by Parade of Homes® FAQs

Posted on May 3, 2017
The Builders Association of the Twin Cities (BATC) ticketed, high-end home event, the Artisan Home Tour, will launch its fourth annual tour on June 9th. Open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through June 25th, the tour features 19 new homes plus two high-end remodels open the final weekend.
Posted in BATC News, General | Tagged Artisans Home Tour, Bachman's, Holiday Stationstores, Parade Craze, BATC Foundation

Artisan Home Tour Supports BATC Foundation — Building Heart in Housing

Posted on May 3, 2017
Visitors to the Artisan Home Tour will help support the BATC Foundation, the charitable arm of the Builders Association of the Twin Cities (BATC). A portion of proceeds from each Artisan ticket sold will be donated to the Foundation to help continue their good work.
Posted in BATC News, General, BATC Foundation | Tagged Artisan Home Tour, BATC Foundation, Stonewood LLC, Special Spaces Minneapolis, Ispiri LLC, Lennar, Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans

Technical Fix Removes Sprinklers from Twin Homes

Posted on May 2, 2017
Governor Mark Dayton signed bipartisan housing legislation Tuesday fixing technical language and removing the sprinkler mandate on twin homes. The legislation directs the Department of Labor and Industry (DLI) to modify Minnesota’s Building Code to match the national building code.
Posted in BATC News, Advocacy | Tagged Sprinkler Mandate, Twin Homes, MN Department of Labor and Industry

Hot Spring for Twin Cities Home Builders

Posted on April 26, 2017
Roseville, MN – After five years of relatively flat permit numbers, Twin Cities residential construction is pacing for a year of serious growth. Year to date permits are up 25 percent over 2016, and permitted units are up 62 percent over this time last year.
Posted in BATC News, Market Information | Tagged April Permit Numbers, Twin Cities Housing Market, Twin Cities Housing Data, New Construction

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