Fall Parade of Homes opens doors starting September 9

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Housing First Minnesota is pleased to present the 2023 Fall Parade of Homes. The Twin Cities Parade of Homes continues to be the go-to resource for Twin Cities’ families to see, free of charge, the entire range of new homes and neighborhoods available across the metro. This spring, there are 367 homes on the tour open 12-6 p.m., Thursdays through Sundays from September 9-October 1, 2023.

Area homebuyers are encouraged to experience the value and benefits of new homes and neighborhoods all across the spectrum of price, style and location during the tour. They’ll also get to see the latest home features, finishes, products and colors for those who just love to see what’s new in the world of home design and décor.

All the homes are free to tour, with the exception of five Dream Homes where you’ll be asked to pay a $5 admission or purchase an all-access pass. Proceeds from the Dream Homes go to the Housing First Minnesota Foundation to help build and remodel homes for Minnesotans in need.

Over Seven Decades of Helping Minnesotans Find Their Homes

Housing First Minnesota is proud to announce the 75th annual celebration of the Parade of Homes.

The Parade of Homes emerged from modest beginnings in 1948 when the then-Minneapolis Builders Association came together to showcase what new construction had to offer to prospective homebuyers. Now, the Twin Cities Parade of Homes remains the largest and longest-running home tour in the United States, attracting more than 200,000 visitors annually.

The public is invited to join in several community events throughout the Twin Cities metro before and during the tour to celebrate the milestone anniversary. Plus, in honor of its 75th anniversary, the Parade of Homes is excited to announce a partnership with Bauhaus Brew Labs to craft a signature brew. “Ope’n Haus” will be available for purchase in the taproom at Bauhaus Brew Labs starting Sept. 7, as well as in Haskell’s Wine & Spirits and Top 10 Liquors starting the week of Sept. 4.

Guidebook Features 367 Homes and More

The guidebook is free and available in over 250 Holiday Stationstores, 11 Kowalski’s Markets, and Galleria Edina starting August 28 and in an electronic version online at ParadeofHomes.org. The guidebook showcases all Parade HomesSM with images, descriptions, maps and prices to make shopping easy. Also, a variety of interesting articles about new homes, homebuying and design trends that are sure to inspire readers.

Five Dream Homes Benefit the Housing First Minnesota Foundation

Five high-end homes have been selected by the Housing First Minnesota Foundation as Dream Homes. Visitors are asked for a $5 admission which goes to the Housing First Minnesota Foundation. Dream Home tickets and all access passes can be purchased online or at the homes. The Foundation builds and remodels homes for area families in need. The Dream Homes are:

    • #52 by Swanson Homes in Plymouth
    • #158 by Parent Custom Homes, LLC, in Ham Lake
    • #230 by TJB Homes, Inc., in Afton
    • #239 by Kootenia Homes in Woodbury
    • #261 by Homes by Tradition, LLC, in Eagan

 Integrated Online Options

Tour planning can also be done online at ParadeofHomes.org. The site is designed to make touring easy with a wide variety of search filters, from price to square footage to school district. Additionally, online visitors can save favorites to their own personal login and then plan the best tour route with the Tour Planner. The Tour Planner allows you to easily share home listings with others, mix new and remodeled homes together, and plan multiple routes.

Prices Range from $322,990 to $2,980,000

The lowest priced home open to tour is #105 starting at $322,990. The 23-bedroom, 2.5-bath townhome is located in Ramsey and built by Lennar. The most expensive entry open to tour is Dream Home #261 topping out at $2,980,000. The 5-bedroom, 6+-bathroom home with over 5,000 square feet is located in Eagan and built by Homes by Tradition, LLC. There are 61 homes priced over $1,000,000 and 34 priced under $400,000.

Homes Located Across the Extended Metro Area

Homes are located throughout the region, with Lakeville (31), Dayton (19), Rosemount (17), Blaine (16), Woodbury (16), and Otsego (16) having the most homes to tour.

Visit ParadeofHomes.org >>