As members of the Home Builders Association of the Greater Grand Rapids Area, we’re frequently involved and always excited about the organization’s Spring and Fall Parade of Homes.
This event offers people the opportunity to see real-life examples of the latest custom home construction techniques and features, and helps with the development of a custom home “wish list.”
When we sit down with prospective clients to create a stunning design that suits their lifestyle, our plans are developed according to the “wish list” they’ve accumulated. For this reason, the seasonal parades are a great opportunity to take pictures of features you like.
This year, the 2017 Fall Parade of Homes runs October 6-21, Wednesdays 5-8pm and Fridays & Saturdays 1-8pm.
The Home Builders Association will be releasing an app this year for the convenience of parade-goers in time for the Fall Parade. Check this link for availability: http://paradeofhomes.mygrhome.com/ The new HBA Parade of Homes App is designed so that parade-goers can easily get directions, plan a route, and get home details at the touch of a button. Because most of the homes are new construction, many smart phones and GPS cannot yet find these new addresses. Those touring the homes can take the guess work out of following confusing directions or consulting the map by using the app to get to each home via the most efficient route!
According to an HBA update, trends you can look out for include modern farmhouses, open-concept floorplans, rustic accents, high ceilings with beams, 3-season rooms.
Along with various price points and features, the homes are spread across West Michigan with homes in Ada, Allendale, Byron Center, Caledonia, Coopersville, East Grand Rapids, Grand Rapids, Grandville, Holland, Hudsonville, Norton Shores, Rockford, West Olive, and Wyoming.
Tickets will be available at Lake Michigan Credit Unions and online at myGRhome.com/paradeofhomes for $10. They will also be available at each Parade home for $12. Children 12 and under do not need a ticket when accompanied by an adult. 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.