HBA’s Parade of Homes Opens Today Throughout Southeastern Michigan

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The Homebuilders Association of Southeastern Michigan (HBA) today announced the 28th annual exhibition of new model homes throughout southeastern Michigan opens today and runs through June 30.

The Parade of Homes offers homebuyers an opportunity to visit the area’s latest model and inventory homes, including estate-sized, single-family, condominiums, and affordable homes

Visitors can view the latest trends in energy efficiency, green building, architecture, interior design, amenities, and materials. The 78 model homes and condos range in base price from $144,900-$1.5 million.

The Parade of Homes, including the blue-ribbon winners, were built by 31 different designers, all members of HBA. Of the homes, two are pre-construction, so homebuyers have the opportunity to work with the builder from the beginning of construction. Another 11 of the homes are currently under construction, and the remainder are built and are open for visitors beginning today.

“The 78 new homes featured in this program offer a good cross section of the homes being built throughout southeastern Michigan,” says Michael Stoskopf, CEO of HBA. “We’re excited to be building innovative new homes for the families of southeastern Michigan.”

Architects and industry experts judged the homes and awarded blue ribbons in several categories, including innovation, aesthetic appeal, and value for the price. Judges for this year’s program were Lonny S. Zimmerman of Siegal/Tuomaala Associates, Benedetto Tiseo of Tiseo Architects Inc., Michael J. Gordon of Moiseev/Gordon Associates, Mary Peltier of Lake Michigan Credit Union, and Joe Sabatini of RE/MAX Southeastern Michigan.

The blue ribbon winning homes are:

•Homes base priced $260,000 and under – The Drake in Burton by V.I.P. Homes

•Homes base priced Over $260,000 and Under $300,000 – Charleston in Lyon Township by Robertson Homes

•Homes base priced $300,000 to $325,000 – Yosemite in Milford Township by Sandhill Associates

•Homes base priced over $325,000 and under $400,000 – Ashley in Oxford Township by Silverado Custom Homes

•Homes base priced $400,000 to $450,000 – The Belmont II in Berkley by Mark Adler Homes

•Homes base priced over $450,000 and under $525,000 – Darlington in Canton by Singh Homes II, LLC.

•Homes base priced over $550,000 and under $800,000 – The Oakmont in West Bloomfield by Windmill Homes

•Homes base priced over $800,000 – Sinclair idea ShowHouse in Rochester Hills by Arteva Homes.

The event is sponsored by HBA, Lake Michigan Credit Union, RE/MAX Southeastern Michigan, and James Hardie. The Parade of Homes website is now live here.

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