People look forward to Northern Colorado’s annual Parade of Homes every year. If you’re
looking for a home to purchase, staging and décor inspiration, or just want to spend the day
viewing the latest from our local builders, the parade is the place to be. Whether this is your first Parade of Homes or you’re an annual attendee, here are some tips and tricks to make the most of the event.
Before you hit the road, stock the car with water and snacks. Check that you have sunglasses, a phone charger and extra layer of clothes for those Colorado summer storms that pop up.
WEAR COMFORTABLE SHOES
To make things easy, wear shoes that are easy to slip off and on all day or ones that you’re OK placing booties over. PLAN A ROUTE There are 21 homes, 5 showrooms, and 4 lots. In order to make the most of your day we highly recommend planning a route. Start with your “must see” homes. Don’t worry – if you don’t get to all of them in one day, you can split your route up into two days or even two weekends. We also suggest setting a time limit for every home, about 20 minutes each.
FOLLOW THE RED BALLOON
Watch for large red balloons in the sky. Many new communities don’t register on GPS quite yet, so these big red balloons will help you find homes.
Take photos and tag the builders on social media. Share your photos so they can hear about what you liked in their homes and maybe even get featured on their page!
TAKE A BREAK
Community is what really makes a house a home. Take time to see what neighborhoods along the route have to offer. Take a walk at Arapaho Bend Natural Area or Boyd Lake State Park. Find a local playground or grab a bite at a nearby restaurant.
BE A JUDGE
This year’s Parade of Homes invites you to be a judge and cast your vote in the virtual People’s Picks categories. Come with your best viewing eyes and make notes of your favorite rooms, finishes, overall homes and more!
Be sure to enter to win the FNBO Giveaway contest! The generous folks at FNBO Mortgage are giving you even more incentive to visit all of the homes in this year’s Parade; every home visited is another chance to enter the giveaway content and you have a chance to win a portion of the $1,500 in cash we are giving away. Just scan the QR code or fill out an entry at each home or showroom to enter the contest. One lucky person will win $500 and five lucky home shoppers will win $200. A simple scan could win you cash!