Parade show homes open year-round

Winnipeg Free Press - Section F - - RESALE HOME - Iy fi­ike fioore

AL­THOUGH the 2012 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.

Once again, tremen­dous crowds en­joyed the fab­u­lous weather and came out in­ter­ested in vis­it­ing the 126 new show homes. It was a whirl­wind tour for many and one couldn’t be expected to visit ev­ery home, no mat­ter how hard they tried. I know I cer­tainly did.

Many peo­ple have the mis­taken no­tion that show homes are only open dur­ing the Spring and Fall Parade of Homes. There­fore, they try to get in as much view­ing time as pos­si­ble dur­ing the three weeks of each Parade and be­moan the fact that they missed oth­ers.

In fact, they are open year-round 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 are al­ways huge for the three weeks of Parade. Al­though you re­ceived an ex­cel­lent wel­come and in­tro­duc­tion to each new home, it was un­doubt­edly busy and it may have been dif­fi­cult for you to have a pri­vate con­ver­sa­tion with the sales rep­re­sen­ta­tive re­gard­ing the more in­tri­cate de­tails of the new home.

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

You can see the en­tire Parade of Homes mag­a­zine with all 126 of the won­der­ful houses on the Man­i­toba Home Builders’ As­so­ci­a­tion web­site at www.home­builders.mb.ca or the Win­nipeg Free Press web­site at 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 neigh­bour­hood 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 fab­u­lous show homes that you saw dur­ing the Fall Parade of Homes are still avail­able for view­ing. The Parade 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.

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