Oklahoma City Parade of Homes attracts lookers and buyers

The parade usually draws would-be buyers who take their time with a later buying decision. But this year, some people are hitting the parade ready to go under contract, said developer Robert Crout.
by Richard Mize Published: October 25, 2013
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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.


by Richard Mize
Real Estate Editor
Real estate editor Richard Mize has edited The Oklahoman's weekly residential real estate section and covered housing, commercial real estate, construction, development, finance and related business since 1999. From 1989 to 1999, he worked...
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For maps to the homes, go to http://ads.newsok.com/parade_of_homes/. Guidebooks, with photos, maps, descriptions and characteristics of the homes, are available at all metro Arvest Bank locations and Best Buy locations while supplies last.

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