2014 Fall Parade of Homes set for October 3-18

The annual Fall Parade of Homes presented by the Home Builders Association of Greater Grand Rapids and sponsored by Option 1 Credit Union will feature 34 homes in this year’s event. Providing inspiration for potential home buyers or those looking to remodel, the event will open October 3rd, and will run through October 18th.

“It is always impressive to see what our builder and designer members have created. The Parade is a great time to go through the homes to see what you may want in your home.” says Emily Lubbers, HBAGGR Executive Officer. “This community event has been ongoing since 1986 and continues to be a great source for inspiration for consumers, but also a great source of business for the local building industry. It’s important housing continues to grow because housing also grows our local economy.”

The Parade will feature homes from 11 different West Michigan communities ranging from Ada, Byron Center, Caledonia, East Grand Rapids, Grand Rapids, Grandville, Grattan Township, Hudsonville, Middleville, Rockford, and West Olive. With prices ranging from $200,000 to over $1 million, builders will be showcasing the latest trends in building styles, using green practices, custom details, unique floor coverings, the latest wall treatments, quality products, and landscaping.

New homes continue to be a driving force in our economic recovery. The Home Builders Association (HBA) research states that for every home built here in Kent County, it creates the equivalent of 3 full time jobs in the community. “Our builder members have been extremely busy this year. HBA members have constructed 80% of the 489 homes built in Kent County through the first half of the year. This is great news for our local economy.” Lubbers continues.

The Grand Rapids Fall Parade of Homes event dates and times are Friday, October 3 through October 18, 2014. Homes will be open for touring Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 1- 8 pm. Remodeled homes will be open for touring October 17-18 from 1-8 pm.

For more information on the Parade of Homes, you can contact the HBA at (616) 281-2021, or view the Parade online at www.mygrhome.com/paradeofhomes.

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