Parade News

Stay current with the most recent news surrounding the Parade of Homes presented by the Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City.

70th Annual Fall Parade of Homes Set for Sept. 23-Oct. 8

Posted on July 10, 2017

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="300"] Dreams & Design Building[/caption] The Fall Parade of Homes returns to Kansas City Sept. 23-Oct. 8 and will feature more than 275 homes by 82 builders in seven counties ac...

85% of Consumers Say They Had a Positive Spring Parade Experience

Posted on June 9, 2017

Eighty-five percent of respondents to a consumer survey said they had a good or excellent experience visiting homes on the Spring Parade. Besides looking for a new home to purchase, many respondents said it is a fun outing an...

Expert Advice from Our Parade Designers

Posted on June 8, 2017

Have you ever walked into a Parade home and thought “this home is beautifully decorated – I wonder where they got all this stuff?” We asked a couple of interior designers who regularly decorate Parade homes for advice o...

Out With the Old, In With the New

Posted on May 16, 2017

If you want to build a home but don’t want to live on outskirts of Kansas City with a long commute what can you do? The Kansas City area is seeing a growing number of teardown/rebuild, also known as “infills,” homes pop...

Beware Being Your Own Home Builder

Posted on May 1, 2017

Homeownership is the foundation of the American Dream, and in today’s do-it-yourself culture where how-to advice for just about anything can be found on the Internet, many people think they could save a lot of money by buil...

The Not-So-Obvious Benefits of Buying a Newly Built Home

Posted on April 20, 2017

Home buyers planning to buy a brand-new house or condominium often cite energy efficiency, open layout, a warranty, and being able to select appliances, flooring, paint colors and other design elements as factors driving thei...

KC Star Highlights Spring Parade, Features Builders

Posted on April 14, 2017

The Kansas City Star recently published an article on the latest trends in interior design that will be featured on the Spring Parade of Homes, which starts April 22. In the article, "Experience bright, open, ‘Fixer Upper...

Spring Parade of Homes Scheduled for April 22-May 7

Posted on March 13, 2017

[caption id="attachment_3409" align="alignleft" width="300"] James Engle Custom Homes, Tour #341[/caption] The Spring Parade of Homes returns to Kansas City April 22-May 7 and will feature 381 homes by 112 builders in seve...

HBA, Harvesters Partner to “BUILD UP the Food Bank ”

Posted on February 14, 2017

The HBA is excited to announce a new partnership with Harvesters during the 2017 Spring Parade of Homes! This year marks the 55th anniversary of the Spring Parade in Kansas City and to commemorate the occasion the association...

69 Percent of Builders Pleased with Fall Parade Attendance

Posted on November 7, 2016

Attendance during the Fall Parade of Homes was considered “excellent” by 22 percent of respondents to an HBA survey and another 47 percent called it “good.” After each Parade, the HBA asks the builders who particip...