Parade of Homes starts Saturday
SUMMIT COUNTY – Several thousand people are expected to participate in the 10th annual Parade of Homes event set to begin Saturday throughout Summit County, said event co-chairman Lance Keller.Organized by the Summit County Builders Association, the event draws many visitors from Colorado’s Front Range interested in viewing different styles of architecture and new home building technologies.”It’s a great event to come and get ideas for your own home for planning or remodeling,” Keller said.Sixteen homes – in Frisco, Copper Mountain, Silverthorne, Keystone and Breckenridge – will be included in the self-guided tour that is typically taken by vehicle.
About half of the properties are for sale, ranging in price from $500,000 to more than $2 million but more than a real estate sales event, participants can make industry contacts and ask questions of professionals who will greet people at each home. Some of the homes are brand new custom homes, while others were built for speculation. All were built within the last year. “We have various styles of architecture this year, from log homes to mountain contemporary to Bavarian-style,” Keller said. Suppliers from Summit County and the Front Range will answer questions on products shown in the homes.
“We get questions from, ‘What type of slate is that?’ all the way up to, ‘Can you build me a house?'” Keller said.The tour will include several multifamily projects like Vista Point in Breckenridge and The Homestead in Silverthorne.Industry members plan a ceremony tonight, where awards will be given for best kitchen, best floor plan, best master suite, among others.The event is free. Yard signs will direct participants to homes, where catalogues can be picked up that include directions to other properties. Parade of Homes catalogues are also available at local chambers of commerce, real estate offices or by calling (800) 258-2100.
The event will be held Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and will open again Sept. 18-19 during the same times. Kim Marquis can be contacted at (970) 668-3998, ext. 249, or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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