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Sable Homes Brings New Life to Oakfield Township Neighborhood

Sable Homes Brings New Life to Oakfield Township Neighborhood

Sable Homes Brings New Life to Oakfield Township Neighborhood

Energy efficient neighborhood centrally located between Rockford, Cedar Springs and Greenville Schools

 

ROCKFORD, Mich., Sept.  13, 2014 – Sable Homes is beginning construction on another neighborhood left unfinished during the recent recession. North Rockford Estates, located on 14 Mile in Oakfield Township between Ramsdell Drive and Harvard Avenue, can expect to see building beginning again by October.

 

The neighborhood was initially designed to be an energy efficient development consisting of 34 homes each on one acre lots. With only six homes currently built, Sable will build new homes on the remaining 28 lots to complete the community. The new homes are expected to earn a Home Energy Rating System (HERS) 5+ star rating.

Elzinga & Volkers Reports Strong Results, Announces New Hires, Outpaces Industry Growth

Elzinga & Volkers (E&V), a leading provider of construction management services, announced today strong growth for the first three quarters of 2014, driven by an increase in rising demand from a range of industries and building on the Company’s continued focus on delivering the highest quality construction management and consulting services to its customers. 

Through the third quarter of 2014, Elzinga & Volkers has grown 36.9 percent compared to the same time period last year and new construction and renovation projects have grown 53.3 percent.

Sun Title Agency Named to Inc. Magazine’s fastest-growing private companies list

Sun Title Agency Named to Inc. Magazine’s fastest-growing private companies list

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Sun Title, Michigan’s most innovative, customer-focused, tech-savvy title companies, Wednesday announced it has been recognized on Inc. Magazine’s Inc. 5000 list of the fastest growing private companies in the country.

Sun Title made this prestigious list based on the company’s remarkable 123 percent growth rate over the past three years.  This is the first time that Sun Title has been named to the list.

From foreclosure to finished: Sable Homes set to complete neighborhood nearly a decade in the making

From foreclosure to finished: Sable Homes set to complete neighborhood nearly a decade in the making

 

ROCKFORD, Mich.– Sable Homes is set to add 13 new homes as part of the final phase of the Stone Crest neighborhood, which they began working on in the spring of 2013. Once completed, the last phase will bring the Stone Crest neighborhood to a total of 69 homes.

Sable Homes initially purchased the unfinished development out of foreclosure and began construction on new homes in June 2013. The company has been working to fill the empty lots surrounding existing neighbors to complete the development.

“We’re looking forward to getting going on this final phase and wrapping this project up,” said John Bitely, president of Sable Homes. “This is a positive step toward a beautiful neighborhood for those neighbors who have been here since before the downturn.”

In the final phase, most of the new homes will back up to open acreage available for communal use, which Sable Homes donated $10,000 to assist in completing in 2013.

My Town: How to find and hire the “get it done" agent

My Town: How to find and hire the “get it done" agent

If you are considering selling your home, finding the right real estate agent is critical.

You want to find the “get it done” agent in your area – the type of agent that lives and breathes real estate and has an intimate knowledge not just of your neighborhood but also with the surrounding community.  This agent will leverage his or her knowledge and expertise to maximize the sales price and educate prospective buyers on why your home and community is the right place for them. 

Finding the "get it done" agent takes a little investment on your part,  but the payoff is huge.  You deserve a high level of service, investment and communication from the agent representing your most valuable asset – your home.  When you hire an agent they become a unique contractual extension of you, so you need to make sure the fit is right. 

Determining your home's value before selling

Determining your home's value before selling

Knowing the value of your home is critical before putting it up for sale.

There are several ways to determine the value of your home.  Online resources such as Trulia, Zillow, Realtor.com and Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) will provide you with an estimate of the value of your home or your local market overall.  Here are the links to these calculators:

Sun Title: Why 2014 is a great year to sell your home

Sun Title: Why 2014 is a great year to sell your home

With home prices rising more than 10 percent on average last year and inventory levels at historical lows, this is a great year to sell your home and maximize your value.  The current turnaround in housing is being attributed to a number of factors: