Now is the time to pur­sue your dreams

Winnipeg Free Press - Section G - - FRONT PAGE -

AL­THOUGH the 2010 Fall Pa­rade of Homes has for­mally ended, you still have plenty of op­por­tu­nity to re­visit those fan­tas­tic show homes that you saw dur­ing the three weeks of Pa­rade.

Record crowds ex­ceed­ing 39,000 peo­ple vis­ited 99 new homes by 34 builders in 26 sub­di­vi­sions in nine cities and towns. It was a whirl­wind tour for many and one couldn’t be ex­pected to visit ev­ery home, no mat­ter how hard they tried.

Many peo­ple have the mis­taken no­tion that show homes are only open dur­ing the Spring and Fall Pa­rade of Homes. In fact, they are open year­round and, al­though the hours may not be the same as dur­ing Pa­rade, they are able to ac­com­mo­date all in­ter­ested clients.

So, now that your in­ter­est in a new home has been piqued by the Fall Pa­rade, the tim­ing is per­fect to fol­low up with an­other visit.

The crowds were gen­er­ally huge for the past three weeks. Al­though you re­ceived an ex­cel­lent wel­come and in­tro­duc­tion to each new home, it was un­doubt­edly busy and it may have been dif­fi­cult to have a pri­vate con­ver­sa­tion with the sales rep­re­sen­ta­tive.

The pur­chase of a new home is an im- por­tant de­ci­sion and now that you have vis­ited the best new homes in Man­i­toba you un­doubt­edly have ques­tions you would like to ask.

If you took an in­for­ma­tion piece from the home, it will have the con­tact num­ber for the sales rep­re­sen­ta­tive. Call and set up a pri­vate view­ing and meet­ing. This will give you an op­por­tu­nity to view in more de­tail and have a oneon-one con­ver­sa­tion with­out in­ter­rup­tion.

If you don’t have the di­rect num­ber but re­call the builder, call the builder and they can fa­cil­i­tate your meet­ing. If you re­call the neigh­bour­hood but not a spe­cific house, you can see the en­tire Pa­rade of Homes mag­a­zine on the Man­i­toba Home Builders’ As­so­ci­a­tion web­site at www.home­builders.mb.ca or the Free Press web­site at www.win­nipegfreep­ress.com. The mag­a­zine has a list­ing of all of the homes.

The im­por­tant thing to re­mem­ber is that al­most all of the won­der­ful show homes that you saw dur­ing the Fall Pa­rade are still avail­able for view­ing.

The Pa­rade may be over but the op­por­tu­nity to pur­chase your new dream home has just be­gun.

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