The 60thAnnual Parade of Homes Offers the Best in New Home Construction and Amenities
By Taylor Longsworth, HBA President
On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Home Builders Association (HBA), it’s my pleasure to welcome you to the 60thAnnual Parade of Homes. Every spring, Northwest Florida builders are working hard and putting the finishing touches on each Parade house. When I drive through a subdivision, it is great to see all the trades working on homes. From electricians and plumbers to framers and roofers, jobs are being created with each home. According to Northwest Florida’s premier economist Dr. Rick Harper, the estimated annual economic impact of production of 1,048 new homes per year at the current median price per new home, is $201 million in net new local income, along with $23.8 million in taxes and other revenues to local governments. This creates 3,722 net new jobs in the local economy.
As you may be aware, the HBA’s American Dream Home, that is usually a focal point of the Parade of Homes, will be showcased in October 6-14, 2018 for the Fall Showcase of Homes. We are looking forward to the completion of this home that is being built by Alton Lister, of Lister Builders, in the gated Highlands at the Moors Golf & Racquet Club. In its place, you will be excited to see the Parade’s Showcase Home, constructed by Flynn Built, this home is also located in the Highlands at the Moors just off Avalon Blvd. in Santa Rosa County.
I encourage you to visit the 47 homes scattered throughout Escambia and Santa Rosa counties. Special thanks to the home builders who have entered homes into the Parade including Aberfeldy Home Construction, Acorn Fine Homes, Adams Homes of Northwest Florida, Avant-Price Builders Group, Classic Homes of Pensacola, D.R. Horton, Flynn Built, Henry Company Homes, Holiday Builders, K.W. Homes, Paragon Custom Builders Group, Timberland Contractors, Venture Construction, WCI Communities and Whitworth Builders.
The Parade of Homes is brought to you by the HBA, Flynn Built, Pensacola News Journal, Pensacola H&G Magazine, WEAR TV 3, WFGX My TV 35, NASH 102.7 and Soft Rock 94.1
This year’s Parade is set for May 5 – May 13, with weekend hours from 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm, and weekdays 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
In closing, there’s never been a better time to buy a home with historically low interest rates. Whether you are a potential home buyer or home builder, the Parade of Homes has something for everyone.