Fall Parade is Almost Here

The annual Fall Parade of Homes, presented by the Home Builders Association of Greater Grand Rapids and sponsored by Lake Michigan Credit Union, is almost upon us.  The Fall Parade of Homes never fails to showcase trends of the end of the year, and start of the next one. The 2017 Fall Parade of Homes will be no different. Come check out the best builders of West Michigan October 6-21 for new homes, and remodeled home October 20 & 21,  Wednesdays 5-8pm and Fridays & Saturdays 1-8pm. Embrace the changing season and marvel at the 41 new homes and 1 remodel that will be showcased. The homes range from $150,000 to 1 million+, with features to match.

The Home Builders Association will release an app this year for the convenience of parade-goers in time for the Fall Parade; exact date to be determined. 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!

Trends you can look out for include modern farmhouses, open-concept floorplans, rustic accents, high ceilings with beams, 3-season rooms. “We continue to see growth in West Michigan,” explains HBA Executive Officer Andy Lofgren. “We hope that our Parade can connect these newcomers, or those looking to upgrade, with the builder that can best match their needs and budget.” Because every HBA member is licensed and insured, it’s hard to know which of the 200 builders to choose. This is where the Parade comes in, allowing homeowners to discover the builder that emphasizes the same priorities in new home construction or remodeling as they do.

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 Union locations throughout greater Grand Rapids and along the lakeshore beginning Sept 8, as well as online at myGRhome.com/paradeofhomes for $10, available now.  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.