Lethbridge Real Estate - Parade of Homes shows of new home construction
From September 25 until October 10th, in various subdivisions in the City the new home builders will be showing off their latest and greatest workmanship and designs. This is something that many potential buyers wait for so that they can get a chance to view many different builders at the same time and compare the products a little more directly. The home builders here in town look forward to this time of year as well.
For the new home builders and construction companies, this is their time to put their best foot forward. During this brief 2 week period of Parade of Homes in Lethbridge, they will have large number of current and future prospective customers coming through their doors, and so they go all out to impress them with innovative designs, creative decorating, and unique features to try to stand out from the crowd of other new house builders.
This year there are 19 different home builders who are having open houses during the parade of homes. From those 19 new home contractors there are a total of 31 showhomes that will be on display to the public. What many people do not realize though is that there are potentially many more homes and designs from these builders, plus almost an equal number of other custom home builders and small independant contractors who build a smaller volume of homes, who have homes that are also available or that they are willing to build for you.
The Parade of Homes is conducted by the CHBA, Canadian Home Builders Association - Lethbridge Region and only features builders and houses constructed by members of this organization. This is very important for potential home buyers to know before they go out shopping and looking at these homes. Basically, the builders who are on display during the Parade of Homes are the big box, mass construction, retail priced cookie cutter builders. Not to say that some of them do not build a decent home, but it is pretty uncommon to come across your 'dream home' or even anything that is slightly unique during this event.
If you like to pay retail prices for a your real estate, or you really are looking for a builder beige box with grey stucco with a double front garage, no backyard, and crammed on a 34 foot lot, then you might just be excited to go see the homes this year. If you really do not feel like buying the same house as each of your neighbors, maybe it is time you talk to a real estate professional. Give me a call, lets talk about options.
Robert W May is a Real Estate Broker in Lethbridge Alberta, having now been in the industry for over 23 years. . He was also a licensed Lethbridge mortgage broker and financing expert with Canada First Mortgage of Calgary Alberta for the past 10 years. He is an industry leader always willing to help train and educate others in how to improve their business models for financial and personal benefit.