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. 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.
ESSENTIALS CHECKLIST 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 pop up Colorado summer storms.
PLAN A ROUTE There are 18 homes and one showroom. 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, like 20 minutes.
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.
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.
STAY CONNECTED 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!
SPECIALTY APPLIANCE MOBILE SHOWROOM SATURDAY, SEPT. 11, 2021, 10 A.M. – 4 P.M. Entry #1 Custom On-Site Builders 3318 Danzante Bay Court Berthoud, Colorado Experience this fully equipped indoor and outdoor kitchen showcasing a variety of fully functioning Lynx and Bosch appliances. A corporate chef will prepare delicious food while demonstrating the latest innovation and technology. Enjoy music, games, activities and more.