2016 Parade Of Homes To Showcase New Homes Across Metro Area In June

NEW ORLEANS – The annual Parade of Homes, presented by the Home Builders Association of Greater New Orleans (HBAGNO), who is celebrating 75 years of serving the Greater New Orleans area, is the region’s opportunity to tour new homes and see the latest in home construction and design. The Parade, which takes place on June 4, 5, 11 and 12, 2016, from 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., also serves to inspire ideas for those hoping to renovate their existing homes.

         This year’s free event takes place at newly built residences across the metropolitan area.

         The 2016 Parade of Home features 17 homes, in total: four homes in Lakeview, including the 2016 St. Jude Dream Home®; nine homes on The Westbank; two homes in Kenner; one in Vista Park; and one in Old Jefferson. It offers homes in popular communities such as The Parks of Plaquemines and Springwood Estates in Belle Chasse, Gabriel and Louisiana Trace in Kenner, Rio Vista in Old Jefferson, Pelican Bay and Lafitte’s Cove in Marrero, The Arbors and The Villas of English Turn in Algiers. These planned subdivisions, some of which are gated communities, remain popular with families looking to build their very own dream home.

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         “The local housing market continues to see price growth, even in previously unexplored areas of the west bank of Jefferson and Orleans parishes, which is great for potential homebuyers,” said Jon Luther, executive vice president of the Home Builders Association of Greater New Orleans. “This shows that consumer confidence remains strong and that homebuyers are willing to widen their search for affordable alternatives to city living. This, in turn, creates increased demand in neighborhoods like those featured in this year’s Parade.”

         HBAGNO reps said while the quest for urban living is keeping prices high in the city, neighborhoods such as English Turn, which features three homes in this year’s Parade, are attracting potential homebuyers who seek opportunities that only suburban living can provide; opportunities such as more living space for growing families, large outdoor spaces, walkable communities and more square feet for the dollar. Most importantly, these amenities are offered just minutes from downtown New Orleans. 

         In addition to seeing new energy-efficient homes featuring the latest design trends, including homes with gyms, saunas and access to walking paths, home automation, sustainable homebuilding, colorful open kitchens, better blending of the inside/outside and more, visitors can get ideas for renovating an existing home and get expert advice from the area’s trusted builders.

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         Included in the 2016 Parade of Homes is the St. Jude Dream Home®, a four-bedroom, three-bath house located at 232 Stafford Place in Lakeview, which is being raffled off to support St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. Valued at approximately $600,000.

         Tickets for the raffle can be purchased for $100 each and are available here.

         As part of its ongoing commitment to the communities it serves, the 2016 Parade of Homes will again be making a donation to Camp Challenge, a grass roots non-profit organization dedicated to giving children with cancer and their siblings a free, fun-filled summer camp experience.

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         A full list of homes and their locations can be found here.

         Sponsors of the 2016 Parade of Homes are: New Orleans Homes & Lifestyles magazine and M&M Glass Company, LLC.  Vendor partners include:  LCR-The Plumbing Warehouse; Southland Plumbing Supply, Lighting and Appliances; Lifestyle Appliances; Bevolo Gas & Electric; Door2Door and Cort Furniture.



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