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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

Builders Association of the Twin Cities Honors its Best at the 2015 Building Industry Gala

Posted on October 22, 2015
ROSEVILLE, MINN (October 23, 2015) — Over 600 Builders Association of the Twin Cities (BATC) members attended the industry’s biggest event of the year, a red carpet Awards Gala on Thursday, October 22nd.
Posted in BATC News, General, Awards | Tagged BATC, Builders Association of the Twin Cities, Building Industry Gala, Reggie Awards, ROMA Awards, Remodeler of Merit Awards, Builder of the Year, Remodeler of the Year, Associate of the Year

BATC Foundation Breaks Ground on their Next Project

Posted on July 31, 2015
On July 30, 2015, the four medically fragile young men who make Bluebird House their home, along with staff and family plus representatives from Homeward Bound, the BATC Foundation,
Posted in BATC News, General, BATC Foundation | Tagged BATC Foundation, Homeward Bound MN, Bluebird House, Vujovich Design Build

May Hot Sheet

Posted on May 1, 2015
“Builders are being careful not to add inventory beyond expected demand, especially as they struggle with increasing costs for lots, labor and materials.
Posted in General, Market Information | Tagged May Hot Sheet, Hot Sheet, Industry Data, Building Industry, Minneapolis, MSP

December Hot Sheet

Posted on January 5, 2015
INSIDE THIS ISSUE: Slight Rise for Twin Cities Residential Construction "Several multi-family projects permitted in November 2014 helped the monthly units surpass November of 2013 totals by 34 percent.
Posted in General, Market Information | Tagged Hot Sheet, Housing Industry Data

Twin Cities Residential Construction Levels Off as Year Ends

Posted on December 29, 2014
Roseville, MN (December 30, 2014) –Residential construction activity ended the year similarly to how it started. December saw an increase in permitted units compared to November, but overall units were down one percent compared to 2013.
Posted in BATC News, General, Market Information | Tagged BATC, Builders Association of the Twin Cities, Residential Housing permits, Shawn Nelson

November Hot Sheet

Posted on December 2, 2014
INSIDE: Single-family housing production in October reached its highest level since November 2013. "The rise in single-family starts is more proof that the economy is firming and consumer confidence is growing. We expect continued upward momentum into next year.”
Posted in General, Market Information | Tagged November Hot Sheet, Hot Sheet, BATC Hot Sheet, Housing Data, Twin Cities Housing Market

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