Facts About the 2021 Spring Parade of Homes

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ROSEVILLE, MINN. (February 2021) — The Spring Parade of Homes, presented by Housing First Minnesota, opens Feb. 27 and offers 358 new homes to tour all across the Twin Cities metro. Homes are open Feb. 27-March 28, 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 Home tickets can be purchased online, in the Parade of Homes app or at the homes.
    Dream Homes include:

    • #8 by JKath Design Build + Reinvent in Minneapolis
    • #93 by Black Dog Homes Co. in Wayzata
    • #136 by Stonewood, LLC in Minnetrista
    • #140 by Denali Custom Homes, Inc. in Orono
  • Our highest priority remains everyone’s health and well-being. 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 Feb. 15, 2021.
  • 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.
  • The 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.
  • This year’s Parade of Homes features the Housing First Network’s Homeownership is all of it campaign with the goal to help impact attainability and affordability of homeownership in Minnesota. Signage will be featured throughout the tour directing visitors to HomeownershipMN.org to learn more about lifting barriers to homeownership in the state and encouraging visitors to engage with the campaign on social.
  • 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 230 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. Each of these homes has a Green Path Home Performance Report (HPR) that graphically explains the home’s energy test results and allows homebuyers to compare expected energy use between homes.
  • The lowest-priced home open to tour is #235 at $259,900. The 4-bedroom, 2.5-bath townhome is located in Cambridge and built by Price Custom Homes.
  • The most expensive home open to tour is #136 at $3,275,000. This 5,587-square-foot home by Stonewood, LLC is located in Minnetrista and is one of four Dream Homes on the tour.
  • There are 32 homes priced over $1,000,000 and 60 priced under $400,000. The total value of all homes entered in the tour is $231,572,687.
  • Homes are located throughout the region, with Lakeville (35), Woodbury (19), Cottage Grove (16), and Blaine (13) having the most homes to tour. Closer in, Edina (3), Brooklyn Park (2), Fridley (1), and Minneapolis (1) are all represented on the tour. Outlying cities with Parade Homes include Waverly, Dundas, Cambridge and Big Lake.


The 2021 Spring Parade of Homes is sponsored by US Bank & Xfinity.