The Fall Parade of Homes, presented by Housing First Minnesota, opens Sept. 10 and offers 340 entries to tour all across the Twin Cities metro. Homes are open Sept. 10-Oct. 2, Thursdays through Sundays from 12-6 p.m.
- All the homes are free to tour apart from five 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. There is also an option to purchase an all-access pass for the Dream Homes that allows visitors to tour each of the five new Dream Homes and the two Remodeled Dream Homes for a discounted price.
Dream Homes include:
- #88 by Homes by Tradition, LLC in Lakeville
- #142 by Black Dog Homes Co. in Wayzata
- #144 by Mark D. Williams Custom Homes, Inc. in Orono
- #271 by Zawadski Homes, Inc. in Shoreview
- #329 by Kootenia Homes in Woodbury
- 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 and Kowalski’s Markets beginning August 29, 2022.
- 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 and home design, a new Style & Décor shopping section, a calendar for special Parade of Homes events, award-winning homes and more.
- There are more than 275 homes on this fall’s tour that were tested by an independent energy rater and have been assigned a Home Energy Rating System (HERS) rating. Each of these homes have 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 is #241 at $318,000 This is a one-level villa style model home by JP Brooks Builders located in Big Lake.
- The most expensive home open to tour is #271 from Zawadski Homes, Inc. at $3,500,000. This 5,300-square-foot home is located in Shoreview and is one of five Dream Homes on the fall tour.
- There are 22 homes priced over $1,000,000 and 34 priced under $400,000.
- Homes are located throughout the region, with Lakeville (34), Dayton (17), Blaine (16), St. Michael (13) and Cottage Grove (13) having the most homes to tour. Closer in, Minneapolis (2), Edina (2), Hopkins (1) and Roseville (2) are all represented on the tour. Outlying cities with Parade Homes include Faribault (2), St. Croix Falls, WI (1), Prescott, WI (2) and Big Lake (2).
- 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.
The 2022 Fall Parade of Homes is sponsored by US Bank & Xfinity.