Next Saturday, Manitoba’s best home builders will begin a four-week showcase of more than 110 new show homes during the Manitoba Home Builders’ Association’s 2020 Fall Parade of Homes. From Sept. 12 to Oct. 10, people will have the chance to see the newest trends in home building design and the latest fashions in home decorating. For those looking at buying a new home, the event is the perfect way to see the best in today’s new housing market. Not only does this year’s Fall parade again feature show homes in many of Winnipeg’s newest neighborhoods, there are also great show homes for viewing in Brandon, East St. Paul, Headingley, La Salle, Niverville, Ritchot, Stonewall, St. Adolphe, Oak Bluff, and West St. Paul.
This Fall’s Parade of Homes will be different visiting experience than previous years. Our builder members are putting measures in place during the Parade to make the visiting experience as safe as possible for their guests and their staff. Masks or face coverings will be required to be worn by anyone visiting a show home. All visitors will be required to answer pre-screening questions before entering a home, and proper sanitization and social distancing will be implemented. These requirements may make a visit take a bit longer or you may have to wait to enter a show home, but these steps are being implemented to help ensure that your visit is a safe as possible.
This year’s Fall Parade of Homes is also one week longer than previous years. This gives you more time to visit show homes. If you are interested in taking a private look at your favourite show home, we encourage you to book a private viewing outside of the event hours. This is an option available at all of the show homes and can be set up by contacting the builder directly.
The Fall Parade of Homes is also a chance to visit and explore the newest subdivisions and communities being developed right across the province. Thirty communities are featured in this fall’s event, providing those shopping for a home a wide variety of neighbourhood amenities and options. We also have entries that have been built in existing neighbourhoods that give visitors a great sense of the options available for those who are looking at building a new home in an older part of the City of Winnipeg.
With changing tastes and lifestyles, our builders understand that a detached single-family home may not be the right fit for everyone. That’s why new condos are also an important feature of the Fall Parade of Homes. Condos are a very attractive option for many potential new home buyers and our builders have entered 12 new condo show homes for you to visit during this fall’s event.
Be sure to look for #PARADEOFHOMESMB and follow the MHBA on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter as we will be featuring each of the 28 different MHBA builders presenting in this year’s showcase. Look for the 2020 Fall Parade of Homes Magazine in your Winnipeg Free Press home delivery. You can also pick up a copy at any Steinbach Credit Union and it’s available at www.homebuilders.mb.ca. Visiting the MHBA website will also provide you with more details on each show home and connect you with your favourite show home’s builder.
You never know. You could just fall in love with one of the homes you see or a neighbourhood you visit and decide that a new home is right for you.
Lanny McInnes is the president and CEO of the Manitoba Home Builders’ Association.