BATC News

Real Families Tell their Home Building Experiences

Posted on January 29, 2013
Four real Twin Cities families who recently built or bought a new home shared their stories with us. From Suburbs to City, And Back Again
Posted in BATC News, General, Parade of Homes | Tagged BATC, Builders Association of the Twin Cities, Home Builders, new homes, Parade of Homes, Real Families

Minnesota’s Green Path Expands

Posted on January 29, 2013
MN Green Path℠ is a green building program that was launched by the Builders Association of the Twin Cities (BATC) two years ago. The program has already has given certifications to over 60 homes, an incredible adoption rate for such a short timeframe.
Posted in BATC News, General, MN Green Path | Tagged BATC, Builders Association of the Twin Cities, Energy Efficiency, Energy Tour, Green Building, Home Builders, HPR, MN Green Path, Parade of Homes, new homes, RESNET, Xcel Energy

Green Path Energy Efficient Home Tour is part of the Spring Parade of Homes

Posted on January 29, 2013
Once again, the Parade of Homes℠ will include an Energy Efficient Home Tour sponsored by Xcel Energy. The tour-within-a-tour highlights those Parade Homes℠ that have been independently inspected and rated for energy efficiency by a RESNET rater.
Posted in BATC News, General, Parade of Homes, MN Green Path | Tagged BATC, Builders Association of the Twin Cities, Energy Efficiency, Energy Tour, Green Building, Home Performance Report, MN Green Path, Parade of Homes, RESNET, Xcel Energy

BATC Foundation Features Three Dream Homes in the 2013 Spring Parade of Homes

Posted on January 29, 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 Homes.
Posted in BATC News, General, Advocacy, Parade of Homes, BATC Foundation | Tagged BATC, BATC Foundation, Builders Association of the Twin Cities, Dream Homes, Green Building, new homes, Parade of Homes

Our Charitable Arm: BATC Foundation, Making a Difference One Home at a Time

Posted on January 29, 2013
For almost 20 years, the BATC Foundation has tapped the talents and resources of our member builders, remodelers, and suppliers to help families who otherwise might not have the opportunity to have a safe and affordable home.
Posted in BATC News, General, Advocacy, Remodelers Showcase, BATC Foundation | Tagged BATC, BATC Foundation, Parade of Homes, Jack Jablonski, Project Pride in Living, Noah Gordon

Facts About the Spring 2013 Parade of Homes

Posted on January 29, 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 March 2 through the 24th, with 374 new homes open with 374 new homes open Thursdays through Sundays from noon to 6:00 pm, and sponsored by Wells Fargo.
Posted in BATC News, General, Parade of Homes | Tagged BATC, Builders Association of the Twin Cities, Parade of Homes, new homes

Residential Construction Industry Holds Job Fair

Posted on January 24, 2013
Workers needed as home building and remodeling sales strengthen
Posted in BATC News, General | Tagged BATC, Job Fair, Construction Jobs

BATC University Offers Wide Array of Contractor Continuing Education

Posted on January 22, 2013
The Builders Association of the Twin Cities University (BATC – U) announced its 2013 catalog of some 30 courses for Minnesota contractors to obtain their required 14 credit hours of continuing education for licensure.
Posted in BATC News, General | Tagged BATC, BATC University, Contractor Continuing Education, Contractor Licensing, Real Estate Continuing Education

BATC Inducts New President and Board of Directors for 2013

Posted on January 9, 2013
Pamela Belz Elected 2013 President of Builders Association of the Twin Cities BATC Board of Directors sworn in January 8, 2013
Posted in BATC News, General | Tagged BATC, Builders Association of the Twin Cities, Pamela Belz, Senior Housing Partners

Hot Sheet - December

Posted on January 2, 2013
“Consistent, positive reports on housing starts, permits, prices, new-home sales and builder confidence in recent months provide further confirmation that a gradual but steady housing recovery is underway across much of the nation.
Posted in BATC News, General, Market Information | Tagged Hot Sheet 2012, December Hot Sheet, Hot Sheet, Builders Association of the Twin Cities

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