Facts About the 2020 Spring Parade of Homes

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ROSEVILLE, MINN. (Feb. 2020) — The Spring Parade of Homes, presented by Housing First Minnesota, opens March 7 and offers 434 new homes to tour all across the Twin Cities metro. Homes are open March 7-April 5, 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:

    • #86 by Pebble Creek Custom Homes in Prior Lake, priced at $1,499,999
    • #151 by Landmark Building Contractors in Wayzata, priced at $2,250,000
    • #152 by Gordon James Construction, LLC in Minnetonka Beach priced at $3,450,000
    • #176 by Swanson Homes in Medina, priced at $2,000,000
  • 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 Feb. 24, 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 brand-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 real homebuilding experiences, a calendar for special Parade of Homes events, award-winning homes and more.
  • There are more than 280 homes on this spring’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 #274 at $239,900. The four-bedroom, two-bath home is located in St. Francis and built by Joshua/Markum Builders, Inc.
  • The most expensive home is #152 at $3,450,000. This 5,614-square-foot home is located in Minnetonka Beach and built by Gordon James Construction, LLC.
  • There are 37 homes priced over $1,000,000 and 15 priced under $300,000. The total value of all homes on the tour is $259,572,319.
  • Homes are located throughout the region, with Lakeville (43), Woodbury (24), Lake Elmo (20), Cottage Grove (20), and Blaine (20) having the most homes to tour. Closer in, Edina (6), Brooklyn Park (2) and Fridley (1) are all represented on the tour. Outlying cities with Parade Homes include Northfield, Waverly and Big Lake.

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