Earlier this year, the event unveiled a new logo and colors and now welcomes remodels and rentals in addition to newly constructed homes, all encompassed under the Parade of Homes brand. As home buyers and consumers’ tastes evolve, HBA leaders have recognized a need to showcase downtown and more urban- type properties including condos and apartments as well as people looking to upgrade their existing homes.
These three featured homes are just a few of the many being showcased this fall.
Although summer is coming to a close, fall is kicking off with one of the most exciting Parade of Homes yet. This fall’s parade features 35 homes by 19 builders, offering you a variety of styles, personalities, and approaches to building. Although you can view all models on their website brochure, we wanted to highlight a few models, each with different styles, offerings, and price points.
Enjoy a relaxed lifestyle in this home. The open living room, dining area, sunroom, and kitchen make it perfect for entertaining. The master bedroom suite has natural light, a walk-in closet, and a large, easily accessible shower. There are two additional spacious bedrooms and a full bath. This home features wood flooring, quartz countertops, and cabinet lighting to enhance this home.
Ramber Patio Home by Eid-Co Homes
528 Westview Lane E West Fargo in Westview
Total Square Feet: 1,884
Garage Stalls: 3
HOA, One-Level Living, No Basement, Slab on Grade
History of Parade of Homes
The Parade has a rich history, beginning with the first event in the fall of 1961. It began only five years after the Home Builders Association was formed by just a handful of local construction companies. The parade was their effort to show off “what’s new” in the home construction field. It featured 16 homes and, much like today’s events, the early parades were scattered- site tours of newly constructed area homes. An amusing difference is that, in the 1960s, each home featured a princess competing to become the F-M Home Builders Queen. Back in the 1960s, many of the homes were brick, and that decade was the beginning of two-stall garages, second bathrooms, and conveniences like dishwashers becoming standard within kitchens.
The Parade of Homes has grown to be held twice a year (in the spring and fall), and averages about 65 homes for the spring event and 40 homes for the fall. The Parade event added luxury “featured homes” in 2003 as a fundraising segment for its charitable foundation, Home Builders Care of F-M Foundation.
This one-bed, one-bath condo features Whirlpool appliances, an underground parking space, and a private balcony. The open kitchen has enough space to place a dining table, but you may opt to eat at the center island with a drop ceiling instead. Relax in your living room to watch the game or walk out onto your attached private balcony to see what’s happening in the plaza. Your bedroom includes a walk-in closet that connects to your bathroom with double sinks.
ENVY Condo by EPIC Companies
360 32nd Ave W #501 West Fargo in ENVY at The Lights
Total Square Feet: 991
Parking Spaces: 1
Categories: HOA, One-Level Living
This brand new, one- of-a-kind, modern, chic Ashmore plan is located in the peaceful Wilds community. Maximum liability is achieved in this 4,366-square-foot two-story home with a main-level primary suite complete with an attached laundry room. An additional 4 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, and multiple flexible living spaces round out this stunning home. Entertaining is seamlessly translated through the sizable kitchen with an expansive island, a double-volume great room with a gas fireplace and brick details, and a stylish lower-level wet bar. De-stressing is a breeze when it comes to this home and its private primary suite and large covered patio. Who says you can’t have it all?
Two Story at The Wilds by Heritage Homes
912 51st Ave W West Fargo in The Wilds
Total Square Feet: 4,366
Garage Stalls: 3
Finished Basement, Energy Star
Did You Know?
This is HBAFM’s 62nd year of Parade of Homes!
I can’t make it to POH, but I am looking for a home in FM and don’t quite know where to start. Can HBAFM help?
Yes! There is a membership directory at hbafm.com that is categorized by service, as well as many resources like tips to choose a contractor. Even checking out the Parade website, www.paradefm.com, and Parade magazine, available during the Parade at all Hornbacher’s, is helpful in seeing and learning more about the builders who choose to showcase their work through that event. Many of them would love to visit with you during a personal appointment if you cannot visit during the Parade.
I am working on a home project that I want to feature in an upcoming POH, how do I get started? What do I need to know before getting started?
Member companies get discounted entry fees to the Parade of Homes. Call office at 701.232.5846 and talk to Spencer about membership. Then, talk to Janna about the upcoming events that can fit your needs to connect with your target market.