Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Parade to Open June 7; Featuring New Home Styles, $10,000 Automation Giveaway

The 23rd annual Parade of Homes, June 7-15, is a great event for anyone that is looking to gain ideas for their current home, or looking to buy or build a new home.  This year’s Parade features new homes, remodeled projects and a business remodel.
“Parade homes of all styles and price ranges can be seen throughout Kalamazoo County,” says Scott DeLoof, president of the HBA. “This year we are taking on the theme of energy efficiency, many of the homes will be highlighting its energy efficient features. Consumers Energy is our Luminary Sponsor, they are partnering with us to educate as many people as possible about how they can save money by having an energy efficient home.”
Homes in the Parade range from $150,000 to more than $900,000; some are custom homes, but many are currently for sale. Builders and their representatives are on-site to speak with visitors and answer questions. This year’s Parade is featuring a wide variety of exciting features from breathtaking lake homes to theater rooms, an indoor workout pool, wine rooms and much more. This is the perfect event to find improvement concepts for your home.
“Parade visitors will have a chance to win an amazing prize this year,” says DeLoof. “A $10,000 Control4 home automation system, provided by Integrated Smart Technologies, could be won by entering at any or all Parade Homes visited on the tour.” You must be 18 or older to enter.
The Parade will operate Monday through Thursday from 6 to 9 p.m, Fridays from 4 to 9 p.m, Saturdays from 1 to 9 p.m, and some homes are open Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m.  Please note that homes in the Remodel category are open June 13-15 only.
Admission is $12.00 per ticket and children 12 and under will be admitted free.  Tickets can also be purchased in advance for $10 at any Kalamazoo area Lake Michigan Credit Union location. All tickets include dining deals from local restaurants including: Asiago’s Bakery & Deli, Epic Bistro, Fieldstone Grill, Martell’s, The Union and Central City Tap House.
The Parade of Homes is an official event of the Home Builders Association of Greater Kalamazoo and is sponsored by Consumer Energy, WKZO and WVFM, MLive Group, Integrated Smart Technologies and Lake Michigan Credit Union.  

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