The 2013 Parade of Homes is going on in several states this weekend, including Texas, Oklahoma, and Missouri. The events are held across the country every year to showcase the latest in home construction.
The events also range from free admission in Tulsa to $10 adult admission in Texas. Parade Chairman and local builder Jordan Wheatley stated of the West Texas Home Builders Association’s event:
“This year’s Parade is the biggest in our 58 year history. The most homes available to tour — 26, the most overall square footage — almost 100,000 and an impressive $13,000,000 of new home inventory on the ground.”
Wheatley added that the Parade’s expansion is proof the housing industry is recovering. And WTHBA Executive Director Gena Godinez agreed, adding that interest rates are still extremely low, making it the “perfect time” to browse the Parade of Homes for building ideas.
Tulsa’s 2013 Parade of Homes is much larger, encompassing more than 150 new homes in 12 cities near Tulsa. More than 58 building companies are participating, a number that allows potential buyers a broad showcase of new homes and building trends.
The homes near Tulsa range in price from $120,000 to more than $1,000,000. Along with the broad range of homes and floor plans available for viewing, the Tulsa Parade of Homes is featuring six subdivisions that showcase the latest trends in community amenities.
The Springfield, Missouri, Parade is put on by the Home Builders Association of Greater Springfield and showcases eight homes in the area. Builder Mike Robbins of Robbins Create and Construct has built more than 200 homes, several of them in the neighborhood of the home he is showcasing for 2013.
The home was designed by Robbins and Tome Kissee and includes a triple car garage, heated tiles in the master bath, and a wine cellar/pantry in the basement. The Springfield area Parade is free to the public and is going on this weekend and next weekend.
Are you planning on attending a 2013 Parade of Homes in your area?
[Image via Springfield Home Builders Association]