Fall Parade of Homes



Fall has arrived! Now, not only can we experience crisp, cool mornings and the colorful turning of the leaves, we can safely get out and enjoy the Fall Parade of Homes, presented by the Home Builders Association of Winston-Salem (HBAWS), a showing of beautifully designed new homes. The Parade of Homes is free to attend and geared toward the whole family as a fun and educational experience. Dates for the Fall Parade are Saturday and Sunday, October 9th and 10th, and October 16th and 17th, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Current President of the HBAWS, Aaron Lange of Arden Homes, welcomes visitors to the event, “This year’s Fall Parade of Homes tour is your chance to view cutting-edge quality products and exceptional services by our associate members that can be incorporated into your remodel or the design of your future home.”

Sponsor of this year’s Fall Parade of Homes is Truist. Nathan Myers, Truist Senior Vice President, Triad Commercial Real Estate Leaderremarks, “Truist is a proud associate member of the Home Builders Association of Winston-Salem. We truly appreciate its dedication and efforts to promote quality, professionalism, and advocacy for the local and state housing industry.”

Darlene Saunders, Executive Vice President of the HBAWS, is excited to present the Fall Parade of Homes. “The annual Fall Parade of Homes continues to provide an opportunity to see the very best in residential construction, including new designs, products, and services in today’s new homes. With the current historic low interest rates and limited home inventory, it is a great time to purchase your new home.”

The Home Builders Association of Winston-Salem is providing virtual tours, in addition to the traditional Parade of Homes open house this fall. The builders wanted to make their homes available for anyone uncomfortable with viewing the homes in person. You can view the 3-D Matterport Tours of the Parade homes from the comfort of your own home! These virtual tours will be available via the Fall Parade of Homes website www.paradeofhomesws.com. The website provides contact information for our Parade builders, as well as information about each Parade home.

Throughout the two weekends of the Parade, Saunders says, “We appreciate all the efforts of our Builders, Realtors, and attendees in following CDC guidelines and protocols when the homes are open. Everyone is asked to maintain social distancing, wear face coverings, use hand sanitizer, etc. As with any public space, these safety precautions are in place for everyone’s benefit.”

Michael Enscore, President/Owner of Veritas Construction in Kernersville, NC and 2021 President, North Carolina Home Builders Association, remarks, “The past year-plus has challenged us all, home buyers included! However, we’ve faced adversity and never lost focus. The builders, subcontractors and all team members involved in the home building industry have proven that we’re up to the to task!  As proud members of the Home Builders Association of Winston Salem, we are thrilled to host the 2021 Fall Parade of Homes and would invite you to tour this public event put on by so many who love what we do and are honored to help build the American Dream, one home at a time!” 

Visitors to the Parade will have the opportunity to fully experience all the design and decorating elements that have been carefully incorporated into the chosen homes. Susan Carson and Courtney Mullens, Designers at Design Authentic Interior Design, shared the Design Trends Forecast for 2021-22.  These trends include modern classics with clean lines in furniture and lighting.  Colors are neutrals—warm whites, warm greys, and taupes. Bold accents are charcoals and deep blues.  Overall, it is the season of the Mineral Palette—Golden Ochres, Mid-tone Greens, Nutmeg and Dusty Blues. People are asking for flexibility in living spaces for work-from-home options and expressing the need for larger entertainment space for social distancing.

To plan your tour, please visit paradeofhomesws.com to view the list of properties, links to the builders’ web sites, and interactive/printable maps.  For more information, contact Darlene Saunders, Executive Vice President, HBAWS 336.464.8000 darlene@hbaws.org, or at 336-768-5942. Visit hbaws.net. HBAWS is located at 220 Charlois Blvd. in Winston-Salem.


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