Parade show homes still available for viewing
ALTHOUGH the 2015 Spring Parade of Homes ended March 29, you still have plenty of opportunity to re-visit those fantastic show homes that you saw during the three weeks of Parade. The weather was outstanding this year and Manitobans responded well as the crowds were tremendous. However, it’s very difficult to visit every home, no matter how hard you try. If you were like most people, you concentrated on a few neighbourhoods and visited all of the new homes in that area. However, there were undoubtedly many homes that you wanted to see but just couldn’t get to in such a short time. 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 year round and, although the hours may not be the same as during the Parade, they are able to accommodate all interested clients. Although you received an excellent welcome and introduction to each new home, it was undoubtedly busy and may have been difficult for you to have a private conversation with the sales representative regarding the amenities of that home. The purchase of a new home is an important decision and, now that you have visited the best new homes in Manitoba, you probably have a number of questions that you would like to ask. You can still view the official Parade magazine on the Manitoba Home Builders Association website (www. homebuilders.mb.ca) or the Winnipeg Free Press website (www.winnipegfreepress.com). The magazine has a listing of all of the homes, where they are located, a brief description of each and the base and selling prices. Whether it was the location or the builder or the particular home that interested you, it’s all in the Parade magazine. The important thing to remember is that almost all of the wonderful show homes that you saw during the Spring Parade of Homes are still available for viewing. Create your own personal parade by visiting some of the homes that you weren’t able to get to and re-visit those that intrigued you but required more viewing time. The 2015 Spring Parade of Homes may be over, but the opportunity to purchase your new dream home has just begun.
Mike Moore is president of the Manitoba Home Builders’ Association.