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Ultimate guide to the 2021 spring Parade of Homes

Ultimate guide to the 2021 spring Parade of Homes

Key insights:

  • Visit the Spring Parade of Homes from Feb. 27 through March 28, 2021 and the Remodelers Showcase from March 26 through March 28, 2021.
  • The Parade of Homes showcases hundreds of luxury, Green Path and new construction homes in the Twin Cities and throughout Minnesota.
  • Bring your mask and your REALTOR®. Safety precautions will be exercised at the Parade of Homes to keep all visitors safe, and your agent will be your best resource.
  • Partnering with a Realtor when purchasing a new construction home means you have an advocate looking out for your best interests throughout the building process.

With all the extra hours you’re likely spending indoors these days, do you find yourself dreaming up your next home? Have your household needs shifted due to COVID-19? If so, be sure to check out the highly anticipated Parade of Homes and Remodelers Showcase events safely and in person this spring.

Here are more details you can use as you plan to attend this one-of-a-kind home tour.

What is the Parade of Homes?

Showcasing some of the finest properties in Minnesota, the Parade of Homes inspires homeowners in and around the Twin Cities. This month-long event features 355 brand-new homes and 43 remodeled homes which are free and open to the public

While touring the Parade of Homes, expect to view the ultimate exhibition of luxury, green, high-tech and new construction homes in Minnesota. This event is “where dream homes come true.”

When is the 2021 Spring Parade of Homes?

The 2021 Spring Parade of Homes spans an entire month, allowing viewers ample time to leisurely and carefully explore properties throughout Minnesota. The concluding days of the spring tour will highlight the area’s most beautifully renovated homes with a special Remodelers Showcase.

2021 Spring Parade of Homes:

  • Feb. 27 through March 28, 2021
  • Weekly, Thursday through Sunday
  • Noon-6 p.m.

2021 Spring Remodelers Showcase:

  • March 26 through March 28, 2021
  • One-weekend event, Friday through Sunday
  • Noon-6 p.m.

Get more details on this spring’s Parade of Homes — including special events, free offerings and other upcoming tours.

Taking precautions during COVID-19

In an effort to maintain a comfortable and healthy environment, the 2021 Spring Parade of Homes will take extra safeguards to keep all attendees well. This year’s event has added extra guidelines and precautions, such as:

  • Limiting a maximum of 10 occupants per home model
  • Requiring the use of face masks
  • Maintaining six feet of social distancing
  • Frequently sanitizing high-touch surfaces

Along with these safety measures, the Parade of Homes offers complete virtual home tours on available properties. Those interested in continuing a tour of eligible homes from the safety and comfort of your couch can view all the properties offering virtual tours.

Looking for renovation ideas? Visit the Remodelers Showcase

Deepen your Parade of Homes experience by visiting the Remodelers Showcase. This three-day event offers a unique perspective of over 40 remodeled homes in the area, plus the opportunity to converse with local remodelers.

Contractors and architects have thoughtfully remodeled the featured homes to better align with modern living standards — while maintaining original features and honoring the character of the property. Gather insights from these experts, as you may find them beneficial while planning your own home improvements.

Do I need a real estate agent for new construction? Can a Realtor help with the Parade of Homes tour?

Yes! It is to your advantage to work with a Realtor as you tour the Parade of Homes or build a brand-new home. Your agent is an expert in the field and will be your best resource, advocating for you throughout your home search. Realtors deeply understand the process of purchasing and building homes and can explain the steps and timeline, advise on key decisions, and help with negotiations or other challenges that may arise.

When starting your Parade of Homes experience with your Realtor, you can rest assured that you have an expert guiding you as you navigate the unique path of a new construction purchase. And if you don’t bring your Realtor with you on the Parade of Homes, you’ll still want to mention to potential developers that you are already working with an agent.

Partnering with a local Realtor may be especially beneficial this year, as your agent will advocate for you during COVID-19. Not only will your agent understand the norms of today’s unique housing market, but will also be current with important safety procedures throughout the purchase process.

Are you ready to make your move?

If you’re feeling inspired by the 2021 Spring Parade of Homes, now is the time to move forward. Reach out to Edina Realty or one of our agents to begin your home purchase journey today.

Edina Realty is a one-stop shop for homebuyers and sellers — and has been for over 65 years. We offer informed strategies to support you through the process of buying, selling and owning a home.

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