Association members — builders, developers and associate members such as suppliers, subcontractors and marketing specialist — working together to present “the very best of the best” of the industry, he said. This year's event will be the 67th annual Parade of Homes.
“We are very blessed to live in a city and state that remains a leader on a national front with respect to the homebuilding recovery, which is a prime indicator of our national economic recovery. This year's Parade of Homes is a shining example of our economic improvement within the homebuilding industry,” Dinnes said.
Oklahoma housing is helping lead the national recovery, agreed Lorna Koeninger, president of the Oklahoma City Metro Association of Realtors and an associate with Paradigm AdvantEdge Real Estate.
“It may be a slow recovery, but it will still be a recovery. Nationally, the economists are seeing the same trends. Buyers are looking locally to buy a home and settle in a strong Oklahoma economy.”
Linn said his agents were busy with relocations even before he joined his company with Coldwell Banker Select. He said he expects that kind of brokerage to just increase as the year progresses.
“We have a lot of relocation coming in here. We've got several of the energy companies that are transferring in here. We're working with several of those clients, for example, Continental Oil out of Enid, Okla., and we're also working with the Boeing Co. out of Wichita, Kan., who are building a new facility here.”