Raleigh, NC, October 03, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- The 49th Annual Parade of Homes, N.C.’s largest open house presented by the Home Builders Association of Raleigh–Wake County, will run on Oct. 4 - 5, 10 - 12, and 17 - 19, 2014 from 12-5 p.m. This annual tour is the best way to view the latest homes and the newest communities throughout the Triangle.
Over 250 homes will be open and welcome to visitors. Many homes are decorated and showcase great ideas and the hottest design trends. The tour is free, self-guided and open to the public. The tour books are available starting Oct. 1 (limit 1 per person) at the HBA office, located at 5580 Centerview Drive in Raleigh, or at individual parade homes beginning Oct. 4.
“Our Parade of Homes is the largest open house in North Carolina,” said Cindy Y. Sheldon, an executive with Triad and Triangle Division for D.R. Horton and the chair of the 2014 Wake County Parade of Homes. “Whether you want ideas for your current home, are looking for your next home or just love to browse new homes, the parade has something for everyone.”
The highlights in this year’s Parade will include urban oasis retreats for young professionals; multi-generational floor plans for those with long-term guests or family members who want independent living space; a Susan G. Komen themed home that highlights pictures and stories of survivors; new communities with fresh amenities; and inviting buyer incentives for those interested in purchasing a new home.
Parade homes will be judged prior to the first open house weekend and winners will be announced to the public the day after the Awards Gala on Tuesday, Oct. 14. Prizes will be awarded for Gold, Silver & Bronze Awards for the 1st, 2nd & 3rd places, and the best special features are also recognized.
This year, there are 187 home featured in the Wake County Parade ranging in price from $175,000- $1.5 million. Specifically, there is one home in Angier, 11 homes in Apex, 28 homes in Cary, one in Durham, 22 homes in Fuquay-Varina, three homes in Garner, 11 homes in Holly Springs, nine homes in Knightdale, four homes in Morrisville, 47 homes in Raleigh, 10 homes in Rolesville, 31 homes in Wake Forest, three homes in Willow Springs, and four homes in Zebulon.
New for this year, the website, www.TriangleParadeofHomes.com links to the Wake County parade, the Durham, Orange and Chatham County parade, the mobile app, and helpful parade touring tips. (Additional information can be found at www.hbawake.com.)
About the HBA
The Home Builders Association of Raleigh-Wake County (HBA) is the voice of the home building industry throughout Wake County, and provides members opportunities for business development, education, professional growth, networking and community involvement. The membership, comprised of builders, remodelers, developers, and sales & marketing professionals, is affiliated with the National Association of Home Builders, which represents members nationwide. Currently the HBA is the largest home builders association in the country. The members of the HBA are building excellence together for the neighborhoods and communities of tomorrow.