5 Reasons to Check Out the 2018 Tallahassee Parade of Homes
Like ‘noles football, Springtime Tallahassee and Bradley’s Country Store, the Builders Association Parade of Homes is a Tallahassee tradition.
When the Mother’s Day advertising starts, the magazines for the Parade of Homes start showing up all around town, and that's when the excitement bubbles over for homebuyers.
New Construction Homes For Sale
You can find all new construction homes for sale in the Tallahassee MLS listed below, and then we follow with some quick Parade history and information about this year's parade. Enjoy!
A Brief History of the Tallahassee Parade of Homes
For those of you who aren’t long time Tallahassee residents, the Parade of Homes began 63 years ago. There have been as many as 90 entries (think back to the hay day, when builders were a dime a dozen), and even weathered through the years when the economy tanked and everyone was just scraping by.
This year, there will be 26 homes in the Parade. 22 builders across 3 counties (Leon, Jefferson and Wakulla) will showcase the latest in new home construction to compete for the coveted Best in Show Award.
Gold medals will also be given out to the top homes in each of the 5 categories, which are divided up by price point. This year, the houses range in price from $199,000 to $950,000 and are located across a variety of popular Tallahassee neighborhoods.There will also be a Realtor’s Choice award and a Green Award given to those homes that meet certain energy efficiency requirements like having low-flow showerheads, drought-tolerant landscaping, healthy flooring and minimal carpet use.
On Friday, May 11, ten judges comprised from various fields that make up the construction industry, will come in from other cities across the state to award the gold medals to the best homes. Then, over the next two weekends, the homes are open to the public.
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As promised, here are five great reasons for you to attend the 2018 Tallahassee Builders Association Parade of Homes. Enjoy!
Notable Open Houses:
128 Tumbling Oak Way is a new construction home located right down the street from Parade of Homes entry #8. The home is staged and turnkey ready. The builder is also offering $3,000 in closing cost assistance to help you get into this home now. The model will be open during the same hours as the Parade of Homes.
2160 Orleans Drive will have an open house on Saturday, May 12 from 12-3 PM. While not newly constructed, it is a whole lot of house and land for the money. It is located near Parade entry #21. This upscale, gated community home recently had a price reduction and has had many updates over the years while retaining its original charm; including hardwood floors, natural lighting and a gorgeous brick fireplace.
When is the 2018 Parade of Homes:
May 12 & 13 and May 19 & 20
Saturdays: 10 AM - 5 PM
Sundays: noon - 5 PM
Where to pick up a map:
The easiest way to see the most homes is to pick up a map, which is found inside the Tallahassee Parade of Homes magazine.
The magazines are being distributed at the following locations, during normal office hours:
- All Capital City Bank locations
- Tallahassee Board of Realtors office on 1029 Thomasville Road
- Tallahassee Builders Association office on 3231 Capital Medical Blvd.
- or you can view the magazine online at www.tallahasseeparade.com