Spring Parade of Homes Opens March 2, 2019

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ROSEVILLE, MINN. (Feb. 06, 2019) — BATC-Housing First Minnesota is proud to present the 2019 Spring 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 gamut of new homes and neighborhoods available across the region. This spring, there are 472 homes open noon – 6 p.m., Thursdays through Sundays from March 2-31, 2019.

Area families are encouraged to experience the value and benefits of new homes and neighborhoods all across the spectrum of price, style and locations during the tour. They’ll also get to see the latest in home features, finishes, products and colors for those who just love to see what’s new in home design and décor. All the homes are free to tour, with the exception of four Dream Homes where you’ll be asked to pay a $5 admission at the door. Proceeds from the Dream Homes go to the BATC-Housing First Minnesota Foundation to help them build and remodel homes for veterans and families in need. 

Guidebook Features all 472 Homes and More

The magazine-style guidebook is free, and is available at area Holiday Stationstores starting Feb. 16 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, home buying and home trends to inspire readers. There’s a calendar of events so you can plan your tour to attend special events like wine tastings and design seminars. Plus, our Minnesota Green Path Energy Tested homes have been independently energy-tested by a certified RESNET (Residential Energy Services Network) rater and show testing results on a MN Green Path Home Performance Report (HPR).

Four Dream Homes Benefit the BATC-Housing First Minnesota Foundation

Four high-end homes have been selected by the BATC-Housing First Minnesota Foundation as Dream Homes. Visitors are asked for a $5 admission which goes to the BATC-Housing First Minnesota Foundation. The Foundation builds and remodels transitional housing facilities for Minnesota’s homeless, veterans and others in need. The Dream Homes are:

  • #38 by Sustainable 9 Design + Build in Shakopee, priced at $1,350,000
  • #48 by City Homes, LLC in Minneapolis, priced at $1,900,000
  • #99 by Stonewood, LLC in Minnetrista priced at $2,650,000
  • #118 by Mark D. Williams Custom Homes in Medina, priced at $1,600,000

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 new and improved Tour Planner allows you to easily share home listings with others, mix new and remodeled homes together, and plan multiple routes.

The website also includes a link to an electronic version of the entire guidebook, plus a number of resources (from mortgage calculators to home maintenance information), as well as the Parade of Homes Blog to help families make informed housing decisions.

Prices range from $210,000 to $3,570,000

Parade Homes range all across the price spectrum. The lowest priced home is #367 at $210,000. The two-bedroom, one-bath home is located in River Falls, WI and built by Oevering Homes. The most expensive home is #364 at $3,570,000. This 8,270-square-foot home is located in Hudson and built by Divine Custom Homes, LLC.

There are a total of 45 homes priced over $1,000,000 and 19 priced $300,000 or under. The total value of all homes on the tour is $287,063,721.

Homes Located Across the Extended Metro Area

Homes are located throughout the region, with Lakeville (36), Woodbury (30), Plymouth (29) and Lake Elmo (27), having the most homes to tour. Closer in, Minneapolis (2), Edina (4) and Brooklyn Park (3) are all represented on the tour. Outlying cities with Parade Homes include Faribault, Watertown and Sartell.


BATC-Housing First Minnesota is the leading voice for builders and remodelers. BATC-Housing First Minnesota represents 1,100 builders, remodelers, developers and industry suppliers with a mission of helping its members grow their businesses through marketing, advocacy and industry connections. BATC-Housing First Minnesota’s advocacy work is widely recognized as a powerful force at the state Legislature and with state regulatory agencies. It’s also known for its signature home tour events: The Parade of HomesSM, the Remodelers Showcase®, and the Artisan Home Tour®, a ticketed tour featuring high-end homes in June. In addition, BATC-Housing First Minnesota offers Minnesota’s Green PathSM, a growing new home and remodeling energy testing and certification program providing healthy, durable, energy-efficient homes to buyers and homeowners.

The 2019 Spring Parade of Homes is sponsored by US Bank & Xfinity

Spring 2019 POH Sponsors