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Looking to buy, build or remodel a home? Your search might end and remodeling dreams expand on the weekends of April 25-26 and May 2-3 for the B/CS Home Builders Association Parade of Homes.

By Sarah Kinzbach Williams

Looking to buy, build or remodel a home? Your search might end and remodeling dreams expand on the weekends of April 25-26 and May 2-3 for the B/CS Home Builders Association Parade of Homes.

The Parade of Homes, now in its 34th year, is a free showcase of the newest homes in the Bryan/College Station area. Open to the public, many of the homes showcased in the Parade will be for sale and vary in price, square footage, location, and more. 

Exciting thing are happening in home building, notes Rose Selman, executive officer at B/CS Home Builders Association. “From being able to open your garage door with your smart phone to turning on your lights…the new technology that you can find in a home now is amazing. [The Parade of Homes] is a great opportunity to get ideas for your home whether you are remodeling, designing, or buying a new home.”

With more than 30 homes expected in the Parade, what’s your best course of action?

“Know what your price point is, if you’re looking to buy,” says Selman. “Also the area you want to live in, be it near a particular school, church, or grocery store. Plan your course based on that.”

The Parade of Homes tour map will be online at bcsbuilders.org, and also printed as a supplement in The Eagle on April 24. The Parade of Homes will take place April 25-26 and May 2-3. Homes are open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays.

“We’re blessed to be a part of a community that is growing and expanding,” says Selman, adding that builders can’t build houses fast enough in the current market. The Parade of Homes is an excellent opportunity to talk one-on-one with builders as well as see the variety of homes and products available on the market.