Facts About the 2020 Fall Parade of Homes

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ROSEVILLE, MINN. (Aug. 2020) — The Fall Parade of Homes, presented by Housing First Minnesota, opens Sept. 12 and offers 355 new homes to tour all across the Twin Cities metro. Homes are open Sept. 12-Oct. 4, Thursdays through Sundays from 12-6 p.m.

  • All the homes are free to tour with the exception of four Dream Homes for charity. Visitors are asked to pay a $5 admission to the Housing First Minnesota Foundation to enter.
    Dream Homes include:

    • #33 by Sustainable 9 Design + Build in Shorewood, priced at $1,595,000
    • #42 by Swanson Homes in Orono, priced at $1,690,000
    • #54 by Mark D. Williams Custom Homes, Inc. in Medina priced at $1,216,000
    • #332 by Highmark Builders, Inc. in Prior Lake, priced at $2,800,000
  • Our highest priority remains everyone’s health and well-being, which means things will look a little different when shopping for homes during this fall’s Parade of Homes. Our builders have implemented a series of safety precautions to keep visitors safe. All visitors must follow new safety requirements and are encouraged to review the updated safety guidelines at ParadeofHomes.org.
  • A free, comprehensive guidebook provides complete information about the tour, including maps, descriptions and images of all the homes, and will be available at area Holiday Stationstores beginning on Aug. 31, 2020.
  • A comprehensive companion website offers a variety of search filters plus additional information about each builder at ParadeofHomes.org. Online visitors can use the Tour Planner to map routes between selected homes and save and share homes of interest with family and friends.
  • A new Parade of Homes app allows visitors to save favorite homes, map routes seamlessly, track home features in the Idea Book, and search builders and remodelers. The app is available under Parade of Homes Minnesota in both the App Store and Google Play store.
  • Editorial in the guidebook includes stories on homebuilding, home design, a calendar for special Parade of Homes events, award-winning homes and more.
  • There are more than 300 homes on this fall’s tour that were tested by an independent energy rater and have been assigned a HERS (Home Energy Rating System) rating. These homes can show visitors a Green Path Home Performance Report (HPR) that graphically explains the home’s energy test results and allow homebuyers to compare expected energy use between homes.
  • The lowest priced home is #135 at $239,570. The two-bedroom, two-bath home is located in Isanti and built by Semler Construction, Inc.
  • The most expensive home is #332 at $2,800,000. This 4,666-square-foot home is located in Prior Lake and built by Highmark Builders, Inc.
  • There are 36 homes priced over $1,000,000 and 10 priced under $300,000. The total value of all homes on the tour is $219,995,923.
  • Homes are located throughout the region, with Lakeville (36), Woodbury (19), Cottage Grove (17), Lake Elmo (15) and Otsego (14) having the most homes to tour. Closer in, Edina (5), Brooklyn Park (3) and Fridley (1) are all represented on the tour. Outlying cities with Parade Homes include Northfield, Cambridge and Big Lake.


The 2020 Fall Parade of Homes is sponsored by US Bank & Xfinity.