The 63rd Annual Parade of Homes Returns in October with More New Homes to Tour

The Home Building Association of Richmond (HBAR) is proud to announce that the 63rd Annual Parade of Homes event will return to the Greater Richmond area in October. This event is the premier program showcasing the best new homes in the region and is free for the public. The Parade of Homes begins on October 4 and will run for the first three weekends of the month. 

There will be 70 new homes and 1 remodeled home built by 34 builder members in this year’s show, and more than half are decorated models. This number of homes represents an over 17 percent increase in entries and builder participation from 2013, providing attendees even more new homes and trends to tour. 

“The Parade of Homes offers the best chance for individuals and families to see the newest home building designs and trends up close,” said Tim Parent, 2014 HBAR President. “Whether you’re in the market or simply want to get inspired, don’t miss this opportunity to tour the most stunning new homes in Richmond.” 

The homes are located throughout the Greater Richmond area including Counties of Chesterfield, Hanover, Henrico, King William, New Kent, and Powhatan, and the City of Richmond. This is the best opportunity to see every type of new home imaginable, showcasing the latest in designs, construction techniques, and materials, at prices ranging from the $190’s to $1,450,000. Plus, you can take advantage of touring the remodeled home to see how you can modernize your existing home.

The Parade of Homes, sponsored by Trust Mortgage Corporation, will be held October 4-5, 11-12, and 18-19, and the remodeled home by Leo Lantz Construction in the City of Richmond will be opened October 18 and 19. Hours are from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. and admission is free. 

“We’re proud to support the 63rd Annual Parade of Homes,” said Sherry Brockenbrough, Trust Mortgage Corporation. “As a leading mortgage lender in the Greater Richmond area, we believe in helping people achieve the American Dream of homeownership and events like the Parade of Homes can bring that dream closer to reality.”

In addition to the scattered sites, the Parade of Homes will once again feature a local new home community two of the three weekends with special events or incentives as well as new homes for your viewing:

- Magnolia Green in Chesterfield County offering October 11 & 12 from 1 – 3 p.m. a Welcome Center Celebration to include Live Music, Refreshments & Family Fun

- Viniterra in New Kent County offering Custom Built Homes & Estate Sized Lots in a Gated Community, a Rees Jones Championship Golf Course, & an on-site Winery. Plus Special Parade Incentives October 18 & 19 at the Sales Center!

The Parade of Homes® Plan Book and this website ( will include detailed information about the event and the individual homes on the tour, including home designs, floor plans and descriptions, detailed directions to each home, and a map. The magazine is free and will be available beginning Saturday, September 20 at area Martin’s and Kroger supermarkets, as well as at HBAR headquarters, 400 N. Ridge Road, in western Henrico County. This website will also feature a linked map showcasing entries in a specific area and a special search by criteria section to make it even easier to find your new dream home.

The Parade of Homes is the one of the top new home events of the year,” said Craig Toalson, HBAR CEO. “With so many entries this year, there is a home style and design for everyone. Mark your calendar now and don’t forget to tour the 63rd annual Parade of Homes!”

View homes from last year’s Parade of Homes

About HBAR

The Home Building Association of Richmond is the professional trade association of the home building industry in Central Virginia, serving builders and service providers. HBAR is dedicated to the American dream of homeownership by providing resources and support to the home building community and home buyers.

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