The Parade of Homes Fall Classic continues through Sunday with the public touring new homes across the metro area — and buying them.
“All of the reports I've seen on it, the builders are just elated at the response. The parade homes are selling. The people are buying the parade homes. That's not usual,” said Mustang developer Robert Crout, president of the Central Oklahoma Home Builders Association.
The homes will be open from 1 to 7 p.m. Friday through Sunday.
Crout said would-be buyers usually tour the homes, take note of the latest features and products, and then take the knowledge with them when shopping for houses after the parade or in talking with a custom builder.
“Usually, the main response to the parade happens a few months later,” Crout said. “The committee has really done a good job of promotion. We have 116 homes. More than projected enrolled in the parade this year.”
In addition to individual homes scattered across the metro area, seven additions are being featured this year: Cobblestone, Griffin Park, Savannah Estates and Pleasant Grove in the northwest Oklahoma City area; Golden Gate at Twin Bridges and Birnam Woods, in Edmond; and The Hill, in downtown Oklahoma City.