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

The April Hot Sheet

Posted on April 20, 2017
INSIDE THE APRIL HOT SHEET “While there is an increasing demand for housing inventory, our builders are facing serious roadblocks trying to construct more entry-level homes. We are working with the MN REALTORS this year at the
Posted in BATC News, Market Information | Tagged April Hot Sheet, Twin Cities Market Information, Twin Cities Housing Data, Minnesota Housing Market

In Case You Missed It: Housing Affordability Crisis Illustrated in Sunday Article

Posted on April 17, 2017
Home buyers in the Twin Cities face price challenges that place homeownership out of reach for far too many. According to a Sunday report by the St. Paul Pioneer Press, “Outside coastal states like New York and California, the Twin Cities was No.
Posted in BATC News | Tagged Builders Association of the Twin Cities, Housing Data, Housing Regulation, Twin Cities Home Builders

Media Advisory: 2017 Builders Remodelers Show to Showcase the latest Products and Services of the Homebuilding Industry

Posted on April 11, 2017
Housing industry members from across the Twin Cities will convene at the Minneapolis Convention Center April 11th for the 35th annual Builders and Remodelers Show (BRS), the largest building industry product show in the Upper Midwest.
Posted in BATC News, Builders & Remodelers Show | Tagged BRS 2017, Builders and Remodelers Show, Twin Cities Home Builders, Home Building Industry

Lennar Tops the List of Twin Cities Builders for 11th Year in a Row

Posted on March 31, 2017
Results from a recent survey by the Builders Association of the Twin Cities (BATC) show that Lennar - Minneapolis/St. Paul was the region’s top ranked builder once again in 2016. Lennar has held the top spot since 2006.
Posted in BATC News, Market Information

Another Strong Home Building Surge in March

Posted on March 30, 2017
For the fourth month in a row, home building activity continues to break 10-year old permit number records. March total permits are up nearly 30 percent over this month last year, while units are up nearly 50 percent over March 2016.
Posted in BATC News, Market Information | Tagged March Housing Permits, Permit Data, Twin Cities Housing Market, Housing Data, Residential Building Permits

The March Hot Sheet

Posted on March 22, 2017
INSIDE THE MARCH HOT SHEET “Some pull back in housing production is unsurprising after an overly strong multifamily reading last month. As we move forward in 2017, we can expect the multifamily sector to continue to stabilize and
Posted in BATC News, Market Information | Tagged 2017 hot sheet, Twin Cities Housing Market, Housing Economy, Builders Aociation of the Twin Cities