Parade of Homes This Sunday
Prince George, B.C. – This Sunday, you can take a tour of a number of new homes in the City of Prince George and get to learn more about the builders behind them.
The Canadian Home Builders Association of Northern B.C. has organized the event which runs from 10 to 5 on Sunday. Terri McConnachie is the CEO for CHBANBC “I think this is an amazing opportunity to bring HGTV in real life and real time to Prince George. I think what is really cool is that folks will be able to tour the homes and see the different styles and floor plans , décor and neighbourhoods, and in addition to that meet the builder. Meet the people responsible for building that kind of home, and we’re excited to see what kind of engagement that’s going to create.”
McConnachie says not only will it be an opportunity for the public to learn more, but it should be beneficial for builders as well “The builders will learn if they are building what people want.”
There are 9 homes confirmed for the parade, with the lead home located at 2930 Vista Ridge in College Heights. McConnachie says more could be added to the list before Sunday’s start “We have a couple of builders who are racing to complete their projects so they too can be added to the list”. She suggests the public start with the lead home as that is where a draw barrel will be to collect entries for a grand prize that will be awarded to a member of the public at the end of the event.
The latest list of homes and locations can be found by clicking here.
This has been a solid year for single family home starts in Prince George “Absolutely” says McConnachie “Housing starts have been up, they are remaining steady and there’s a good steady optimism in the industry.”
As of the end of September , the number of single family housing starts in Prince George for year to date is 122. That’s well over the year to date starts of last year (89) and 2014 when there had been 85 single family home starts during the same period.
And if looking at the homes on your own isn’t your cup of tea, there is a shuttle that will leave the lead home at 11 am, and again at 2pm to take you to each and every house on the map as an added bonus, McConnachie will be the “tour guide” on those shuttle trips “It should be a lot of fun” says McConnachie.
It is nice to see a “Parade of Homes” once again.
I remember the one in 1978 when it was held on a single, short cul-de-sac street so that people could walk from one house to another. It was also held a couple of weeks earlier so that the weather was a bit better.
It included a unique “duplex” with interior atriums and no “touching” party walls.
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