Take browsing for your dream home to the next level. The 61st Fall Parade of Homes is happening the weekends of Oct. 14-15 and Oct. 21-22. The event allows the public to tour properties that have recently been built in Winston-Salem — as well as in Clemmons, Lewisville, Lexington, and Kernersville.
The event is hosted by the Home Builders Association of Winston-Salem. Gisela Lopez, the organization’s executive vice president, says it offers potential buyers and homeowners an opportunity to connect with builders and vendors who are members of the nonprofit trade association.
“It’s a great way for consumers to meet builders in a low-key atmosphere to see if the builder can accommodate their plans in a particular neighborhood,” Lopez told WStoday.
What you’ll see
You can go inside 21 homes and see everything from a chef’s kitchen to expansive outdoor living spaces. While features and prices vary, you might notice some similarities. Lopez says in particular, the master suite is on the first floor of many of the homes. You’ll also see the latest trends in countertops, appliances, and hardware finishes.
“Whether they are a first-time buyer, looking for something to accommodate a growing family, or dreaming of the perfect retirement home — it’s all here,” Lopez said.
Also featured are six houses currently under construction, seven occupied homes, and two residential developments. Tours are not offered for those properties so you’ll need to drive by to check them out.
How to attend
The event is free and open to the public — no ticket or registration is required. Houses will be open for tours from 1 to 5 p.m. all four days. Use this guide to see all the listings so you can map out the homes you don’t want to miss.