Manitoba’s residential construction awards season is in full swing following another very successful Spring Parade of Homes. The MHBA recently presented the 2019 New Home Sales Agent Awards to this year’s outstanding new-home sales agents at the 2019 Spring Parade of Homes reception.
On May 2, the MHBA’s Renovation of the Year Awards will be held, celebrating the best home renovation projects completed over the past year. These events recognize the best of the best in new-home sales, new-home construction and home renovations in our province and focus attention on the tremendous work our industry has done over the past year.
Manitoba’s Spring Parade of Homes, along with the Winnipeg Renovation Show and the Winnipeg Home and Garden Show, are spectacular showcase events for the Manitoba residential construction industry in the late winter and early spring, as people prepare and plan for the 2019 construction season. The Parade of Homes especially showcases the MHBA’s homebuilding members, allowing those buying new homes a unique chance to see the latest in new-home options and the newest trends in home style and design. Most people aren’t aware Manitoba’s parades of homes are the largest in Canada.
While the MHBA’s parades receive a lot of attention when they are in full swing, it’s important to remember the show homes featured in the parades are open year-round.
The spring and summer months offer a great opportunity to visit show homes between the spring and fall parades.
Traffic will be a little lighter and parking a little easier to find at show homes during this time of year. Visiting during the summer months also allows you to see many of the home features, such as air conditioning, in full operation.
So, where can you find out information on show-home locations and hours? You can visit the MHBA website at homebuilders.mb.ca and click on the "Parade of Homes" tab. There, you can find all of the Parade of Homes show homes with contact information to set up a private viewing. As well, you can find a digital version of the most recent parade magazine. You can also find a full listing of the MHBA’s sales-award winners for new-home sales agents.
Show homes featured in the MHBA Parade of Homes are open for business year-round for your viewing and visiting pleasure. The spring and summer months are a great time to visit these show homes to see what’s new in home design. Our members look forward to your visit!
Lanny McInnes is president of the Manitoba Home Builders’ Association.