BATC News

Facts About the Spring 2016 Parade of Homes

Posted on January 25, 2016
All the facts you need to know about the 2016 Spring Parade of Homes. Photo above is of home #258 by Greenwood Design and is located in Edina. In its 68th year, the Spring Parade of Homes is presented by the Builders Association of the Twin Cities (BATC).
Posted in BATC News, General, Parade of Homes | Tagged BATC, Builders Association of the Twin Cities, Parade of Homes, Artisan Dream Homes, Kroiss Development, Sustainable 9 Design+ Build, TC Homebuilders, NIH Homes, Green Path Energy Tour, MN Green Path, Preferred Builders, Stonewood LLC, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, The Tile Shop

Spring 2015 Parade of Homes Shares Homebuilding Experiences from Real Families

Posted on January 25, 2016
The Parade of Homes Guidebook includes editorial about the home building experiences of real families in the region. The cover article shares the story of Pink and Navy Stripes blogger, Lindsay Truax and her family. Three more real families share photos from their new home.
Posted in BATC News, General, Parade of Homes | Tagged BATC, Builders Association of the Twin Cities, Parade of Homes, Real Families, Lindsay Truax, Pink and Navy Stripes Blog, Pulte Homes of Minnesota, The Tile Shop, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage

Style Trends Featured in Spring 2015 Parade of Homes

Posted on January 25, 2016
One reason many people visit the Parade of Homes is to get inspiration for their home’s interior — whether they’re buying a new home or just want to spruce up their current one.
Posted in BATC News, General, Parade of Homes | Tagged BATC, Builders Association of the Twin Cities, Parade of Homes, Home Decor, Bathroom Decor, The Tile Shop, Mingle/Studio M, Ferguson Kitchen & Bath, Kirsty Froelich, Leslie Meyers, Melissa Kapla

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

Posted on January 25, 2016
The Spring 2016 Parade of Homes is again featuring a tour-within-a-tour that highlights those homes that have been independently energy tested. Seventy percent (322) of the Spring Parade Homes℠ are on the Green Path Energy Tour, sponsored by Xcel Energy.
Posted in BATC News, General, Parade of Homes, MN Green Path | Tagged BATC, Builders Association of the Twin Cities, MN Green Path, RESNET, HERS Index, Home Performance Report, Amaris Homes, Net Zero Energy Home

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

Posted on January 25, 2016
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 BATC, BATC Foundation, Builders Association of the Twin Cities, Kroiss Development, NIH Homes, Sustainable 9 Design+ Build, TC Homebuilders, Artisan Home Tour, The Tile Shop, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage

BATC Foundation Builds Heart in Housing

Posted on January 25, 2016
For 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, Builders Association of the Twin Cities, Parade of Homes, BATC Foundation, HomeAid America, HomeAid Twin Cities, Homes for our Troops, Homeward Bound, Accent Homes, Vujovich Design Build, Blue Bird House

January Hot Sheet

Posted on January 6, 2016
Inside the January Hot Sheet “The November gains in both single- and multifamily starts show that the overall market continues to move forward. As builders anticipate more consumer demand for housing, they should continue to add inventory.” 
Posted in BATC News, Market Information | Tagged January Hot Sheet, Building Industry Market News, Housing Data, Twin Cities Housing Market

Twin Cities Residential Construction Ends Year Slowly But Surely

Posted on January 4, 2016
Roseville, MN (January 3, 2016) –Residential construction activity closed out the year on a flat note. Even with an eight percent boost in the number of permits pulled in December (over December 2014), overall permit numbers were down one-half-of-one percent compared to 2014.
Posted in BATC News, Market Information | Tagged Twin Cities Housing Market, Builders Association of the Twin Cities, Housing Economy, Housing Market

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