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Parade of Homes This Sunday

Friday, October 14, 2016 @ 10:47 AM

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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