BATC News

Spring 2017 Parade of Homes Cover Features Local Home Buyers

Posted on February 10, 2017
The Parade of Homes Guidebook once again presents the story of a real family’s new home adventure as its cover feature. This Spring, we showcase three brothers and their families who each decided to build with Robert Thomas Homes to be able to live near one another in homes they love.
Posted in BATC News, Parade of Homes | Tagged Robert Thomas Homes, Spirit of BrandtjenFarm, Argenta Hills, The Tile Shop

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

Posted on February 10, 2017
The Spring 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, Parade of Homes, MN Green Path | Tagged Minnesota's Green Path, Home Performance Report, Xcel Energy, The Tile Shop

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

Posted on February 10, 2017
This Spring, 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, Parade of Homes, BATC Foundation | Tagged Artisan Dream Homes, Traditions by Donnay Homes, Aspect Design Build, Sustainable 9 Design+ Build, Pillar Homes Partner

BATC Foundation Builds Heart in Housing

Posted on February 10, 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 families who otherwise might not have the opportunity to have a safe and affordable home.
Posted in BATC News, Parade of Homes, Remodelers Showcase, BATC Foundation | Tagged BATC Foundation, Rebuilding Together Twin Cities, Soderbeck Design & Construction, Bachman's, Florstar Sales, FoalPoint Flooring Cabinets & Design, Lake Country Builders, Lyman Lumber, Showcase Renovations

Twin Cities Residential Construction Starts Strong in 2017

Posted on January 26, 2017
Coming off of a strong 2016, residential construction continued to grow for the first month of the new year.
Posted in BATC News, Market Information | Tagged Twin Cities Housing Market, Residential Building Permits

The Builders Association of the Twin Cities Names Bob Michels its 2017 BATC President

Posted on January 25, 2017
The Builders Association of the Twin Cities (BATC) inducted its 2017 President and Board of Directors at its annual dinner meeting held at the St. Paul Hotel Tuesday night.
Posted in BATC News | Tagged Builders Aociation of the Twin Cities, Board Induction, 2017 Board

January 2017 Hot Sheet

Posted on January 18, 2017
INSIDE THE JANUARY HOT SHEET “Residential construction is an integral part of our economy, with the fastest growing in employment in 2016. While we are optimistic, we are still concerned with several factors that are holding housing
Posted in BATC News, Market Information | Tagged January Hot Sheet, Twin Cities Market Information, Housing Data, Housing Economy

JOB FAIR TO ADDRESS HUGE DEMAND FOR RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION WORKERS

Posted on January 18, 2017
200 Job Openings from 30 Businesses at Mall of America on February 16
Posted in BATC News, General | Tagged Construction Jobs, Job and career fair, BATC, Builders Association of the Twin Cities, Mall of America

2016 Marks Best Year for Residential Construction in a Decade

Posted on December 27, 2016
Continued growth in single-family construction in 2016 pushed the Twin Cities residential construction permit numbers to a high we haven’t seen since 2006. For the year total permits were up 11 percent over last year, while total units were up just one percent from 2015.
Posted in BATC News, Market Information | Tagged December Permit Numbers, Twin Cities Housing Market, 2016 Housing Market, Residential Building Permits

December Hot Sheet

Posted on December 13, 2016
INSIDE THE DECEMBER HOT SHEET The residential construction permit numbers continue to show us that more families are looking to build new single-family homes. With all of the right ingredients in place we expect to see continued growth in
Posted in BATC News, Market Information | Tagged December Hot Sheet, Housing Market, Market Data, Residential Building Permits

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