2018 SPRING PARADE OF HOMES SHOWCASES WEST MICHIGAN HOME CONSTRUCTION

Updated_ParadeofHomes-Logo_horizontalThe annual Spring Parade of Homes presented by the Home Builders Association of Greater Grand Rapids and sponsored by Lake Michigan Credit Union will feature 66 homes to tour created by 55 different builders in this year’s event. Providing inspiration for potential home buyers or those looking to remodel, as well as giving guests an opportunity to check out the craftsmanship our builders provide West Michigan.

The Grand Rapids Spring Parade of Homes kicks off May 25 and continues through June 9, 2018.  Homes will be open Fridays and Saturdays from 1- 9 pm and on Wednesdays from 5-9pm and Memorial Day, May 28 from 1-9pm. We are excited to work closely again with our sponsor, Lake Michigan Credit Union. With many locations to be able to purchase tickets from and the warm staff to provide support, we know this partnership will benefit all parade-goers.

“The Parade of Homes will be featuring many trade-up and premium homes. Some are available to buy while others showcase the builders who are ready to build custom homes in this strong economy,” says Andy Lofgren, HBAGGR Executive Officer. “We also have 3 homes that will showcase remodeled projects June 8-9. The builders will show what can be done to bring new life into homes and condos.  As always our builders will showcase the best the industry has to offer.”  In addition, there are 3 virtual only homes that can be viewed online starting May 18, 2018.

The Parade will feature custom homes, and condos from 16 different West Michigan communities ranging from city center to the lakeshore.  The communities include: Ada, Allendale, Alto, Bryon Center, Caledonia, Cedar Springs, Conklin, Coopersville, East Grand Rapids, Grand Haven, Grand Rapids, Grandville, Hudsonville, Jenison, Lowell, Plainwell, Rockford, Spring lake, Walker, West Olive, and Zeeland.  With prices ranging from $150,000 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.

With the growing Baby Boomer population condo communities are growing.  “Today’s condos are “not your grandmother’s condo,” says Priscilla Lyon, Event Director for HBA of Greater Grand Rapids.  “Many of our condo builders provide custom floor plans and details including zero-step front entry and zero-step showers, in addition to large kitchen islands, family rooms, wet bars, and large guest suites.  Some condos feature walkable communities in close proximity to social amenities, so owners have everything they need nearby.”

The $10 Spring Parade of Homes tickets are available through our website, myGRhome.com or at any of Lake Michigan Credit Union’s local branches. You can also purchase tickets for $12 at the homes. 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.

2018 HBA PARADE OF HOMES DATES ANNOUNCED

Builders will once again showcase their projects during the annual Spring and Fall HBA Parade of Homes, presented by the Home Builders Association of Greater Grand Rapids and sponsored by Lake Michigan Credit Union.  The HBA Parade of Homes never fails to showcase trends, new technologies and craftsmanship.

The Spring HBA Parade of Homes kicks off May 25 – June 9.  The homes will be available for touring Memorial Day from 1 – 9pm, Fridays and Saturdays from 1 – 9pm and Wednesdays from 5 – 9pm.  The remodeled homes will be showcased June 8-9

The Fall HBA Parade of Homes begins October 5 – 20.  New homes will be open for touring Fridays and Saturdays from 1 – 8pm and Wednesdays from 5 – 8pm.  Remodeled homes will be open October 8 – 9.

The Home Builders Association app will continue to evolve to provide parade-goers and easy way to gather information and find the homes around the Grand Rapids metro area.  The 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!

Tickets will be available at Lake Michigan Credit Unions and online at paradeofhomes.myGRhome.com 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.

Parade of Homes Volunteers

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Dates/Times:

  • Spring 2018: May 25 – June 9, Fridays & Saturdays 1p – 9p, Wednesdays 5p-9p, Memorial Day 1p-9p
  • Fall 2018: October  5 – 20, Fridays & Saturdays 1p – 8p, Wednesdays 5p-8p

What is expected:

  • Training is provided typically 3 weeks before the Parade begins
  • Volunteers are asked to sell and check tickets, in addition to keeping a tally of visitor traffic
  • Typically homes are staffed with 2 volunteers per 4 hour shift.  That totals 4 volunteers per day, 2 on Wednesdays or 32 volunteers if each person works one 4 hour shift
  • Each non profit will need to submit their EIN
  • As the volunteers are asked to sell tickets (tickets are priced at $12 each) non profits are asked to supply a starting cash box

Does your company want to get involved?

Looking for a way to give back to the community on behalf of your company? Your employees can volunteer to staff the Parade of Homes in the Spring or Fall, and the HBA will designate your donation to a local nonprofit of your choice!

How do we sign up:

Contact Priscilla Lyon, Events Director at (616) 281-2021 ext. 252 or by email at events@hbaggr.com

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HBA Parade of Homes launches new APP

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The HBA Parade of Homes is an almost 60-year-tradition that has showcased the best in new home construction, renovation, and everything for your home that you can access at your fingertips. Download the HBA Parade of Homes app for directions, sweepstakes, and professionals to start your next home project. Are you thinking of building a new home? Search by builders you’re interested in to find their houses to tour. If you don’t know where to start, you can search by location to get ideas for your new or existing home. You can easily connect with us through the HBA Nation or our Facebook page to get updates in interior design, how-to articles, and the latest in home building industry trends.

 

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