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Utah Valley Parade of Homes

Utah Valley Parade of Homes cover

Annual tradition will continue to showcase the best in local homebuilding

It’s time again to gas up the car, make lunch plans and buy tickets to the Utah Valley Home Builder Association’s annual Parade of Homes.

Since 2003, I have worked directly with the UVHBA to produce the magazine you receive with your tickets. Each year brings  a slightly different feel. New trends in interior design, new appliances hitting the market and new landscapes dot the Valley. Each new idea means I can take something back to my own home and build on my dreams of my next home.

This year should be no different. The 2009 Parade of Homes will feature 27 homes of various sizes, shapes and locations. The largest is Home #1 in Alpine (built by Benchmark Construction) at just under 13,000 square feet. It features a racquetball court, indoor pool house and a state-of-the-art home theater.

But the great thing about this year’s Parade is that there are smaller homes as well. Several of the single family homes are around 2,000 square feet and there are condos featured that are 1,250 square feet. That means many potential home buyers who have been waiting for the right home at the right time could walk in and find the first-home of their dreams.

If you’re looking to make efficient use of your Parade attendance time, consider visiting the three homes located blocks apart in Santaquin (Homes 25-27) or hit the two Magleby Companies homes (Homes 2-3) located side by side in Highland.

The building industry has seen an increase in the number of people interested in remodeling and adding onto their existing homes. The Parade has something for those people as well. One of Knight West Construction’s featured homes (Home 11) and Hunter Development’s home (Home 17) are both remodels. Remodeling is a great way to make your home like new without needing to change schools, churches and neighbors.

The 2009 Utah Valley Parade of Homes starts May 29 and runs through June 13. Homes are open from noon to 9 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday during the Parade. For tickets or for more information, visit www.UtahParade.com.

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