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Spring Parade of Homes showcases area builders, homes

The Home Builders Association of Fargo-Moorhead is presenting its annual Spring Parade of Homes, a showcase of 58 homes and 40 area builders, running nine days: April 30-May 8. Sponsored by Marvin Windows & Doors and Xcel Energy, the parade covers two weekends for consumer convenience.

Hours are noon to 5 p.m. weekends and 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. weekdays. Admission is free, and the event will be a scattered-site tour of homes throughout the community built by HBA of F-M Builder members.

Homes will cover a price range of just over $108,000 to $685,000, including options for those age 55 and better, first-time buyers, people needing more space, and those wanting to downsize.

Parade of Homes magazines detailing each home entry will be available at all Hornbacher's stores through May 8. The

magazine will be a full-color, glossy publication with a half page dedicated to each home entry. Homes will be represented in full color, with 3-D renderings. Builders also have an option to include a floor plan with home listings. The magazine will include detailed maps to each Parade entry, as well as a condensed listing of all homes entered in the event.

An insert with home listings will be published in The Forum April 24.

Web Details

Consumers may access the Parade online at beginning April 25. The interactive website will allow consumers to browse homes, view maps and look for builders.

A free Parade application for Apple devices such as the iPhone, iPod and iPad is also available at

Featured Homes

Each year, HBA members volunteer Parade of Homes entries priced $500,000 and higher to be "featured" homes in a fundraising effort to support their industry, Association and charity. This year's featured homes were built by Dietrich Homes, Kochmann Brothers Homes, Inc., and Stahl Meland Hawley Architects & Builders. Look for more details on the three featured homes in the event magazine or at April 25. The cost is $5 to tour all featured homes.

Money raised will go to Home Builders Care of Fargo-Moorhead Foundation, the HBA's charitable foundation. It supports skill training, education and projects related to the housing industry.

Call the HBA of F-M at (701) 232-5846 or visit for more information on this event.