BATC News

Facts About the Fall 2016 Parade of Homes

Posted on August 15, 2016
View the Fall 2016 Info Graphic Here >> • The 68th consecutive Fall 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, Artisan Dream Homes, BATC Foundation, Hagstrom Builder, Highmark Builders, Carl M. Hansen Companies, Copper Creek, Holiday Stationstores, Katy Baar, Semler Construction, The Tile Shop, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage

Fall 2016 Parade of Homes Cover Features Homebuilding Experience of Real Families

Posted on August 15, 2016
The Parade of Homes Guidebook cover once again features a real family from the area and tells their story inside. This young family wanted to raise their children in a close-knit community and on a lake.
Posted in BATC News, General, Parade of Homes | Tagged BATC, Builders Association of the Twin Cities, Mark D. Williams Custom Homes, The Tile Shop, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage

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

Posted on August 15, 2016
The Fall 2016 Parade of Homes is again featuring a tour-within-a-tour that highlights those homes that have been independently energy tested. Seventy percent (293) of the Fall Parade Homes℠ are on the Green Path Energy Tour, sponsored by Xcel Energy.
Posted in BATC News, General, Parade of Homes | Tagged BATC, Builders Association of the Twin Cities, Minnesota's Green Path, Xcel Energy, Residential Energy Services Network, RESNET, Home Energy Rating System, HERS Index, The Tile Shop, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage

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

Posted on August 15, 2016
This Fall, 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, General, Parade of Homes, BATC Foundation | Tagged BATC, Builders Association of the Twin Cities, Artisan Dream Homes, Highmark Builders, Hagstrom Builder, Carl M. Hansen Companies, Copper Creek, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, The Tile Shop

BATC Foundation Builds Heart in Housing

Posted on August 15, 2016
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 Artisan Dream Homes, Artisan Dream Remodeled Homes, HomeAid America, HomeAid Minnesota, Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans, BATC, Builders Association of the Twin Cities

BATC Young Professionals and SPAAR to Hold Ribbon Cutting for New Free Little Library Project in Apple Valley

Posted on August 1, 2016
The Builders Association of the Twin Cities Young Professionals Committee, partnering with Saint Paul Area Association of Realtors Community Engagement Committee, are thrilled to announce a new joint venture that is bringing Free Little Libraries to several area communities.
Posted in BATC News | Tagged BATC YP, Young Professionals, Free Little Library, Apple Valley

Twin Cities Residential Construction Continues to Climb

Posted on July 28, 2016
After a strong June, Twin Cities residential construction activity returned to more measured growth in July. With the help of several large multifamily projects, permitted units for the month were up 25 percent compared to July 2015.
Posted in BATC News, Market Information | Tagged Twin Cities Housing Data, Housing Market, Residential Building Permits, New Home Construction

The July Hot Sheet

Posted on July 8, 2016
INSIDE THE JULY HOT SHEET “Builder confidence rose this month and single-family housing starts are up roughly 10 percent from a year ago — two indicators that we can expect further growth in housing production this year. However,
Posted in BATC News, Market Information | Tagged July Hot Sheet, Housing Data Twin Cities, Market Data, New Construction

Twin Cities Residential Construction Hits 9-Year High

Posted on June 29, 2016
Roseville, MN (June 28, 2016) – With the help of a surge in single-family construction, June saw the most housing permits pulled in a single month since 2007.
Posted in BATC News, Market Information | Tagged Twin Cities Housing Market, Residential Building Permits, Permit Data, Housing Data Twin Cities, Builders Association of the Twin Cities

BATC Young Professionals and SPAAR to Hold Ribbon Cutting for New Free Little Library Project in Oakdale

Posted on June 29, 2016
The Builders Association of the Twin Cities Young Professionals Committee, partnering with Saint Paul Area Association of REALTORS® community engagement committee, are thrilled to announce a new joint venture that is bringing free little libraries to several area communities.
Posted in BATC News | Tagged Builders Association of the Twin Cities, SPAAR, Young Professionals, Free Little Library, Community Engagement

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