The most stunning home designs in Utah County will be on full display at the 40th annual Utah Valley Parade of Homes, beginning June 8.
Hosted by the Utah Valley Home Builders Association (UVHBA), the parade will feature 31 homes for visitors to admire June 8-24 from Mapleton to Highland and all throughout Utah County. The homes will be open from 12-9 p.m. and closed Sundays and Mondays.
“We have some amazing homes in this year’s parade, built by hardworking, detail-oriented builders,” said Karen Daniels, chairman of the 2017 Parade of Homes. “I am looking forward to the public seeing these homes and getting excited to purchase, build or remodel their own.”
A longtime fan of the parade, Daniels have been attending the event for the past 25 years, and she has been on the Parade Committee for the past three years.
“We are showcasing homes starting in the low $400s, 12 homes over $1 million and six homes over $2 million,” Daniels said. “Attendees will get the chance to see some real inspiration for their own homes. If the attendees download the UVHBA Parade of Homes mobile app, they will have the view of each home, information on each home, and directions right at their fingertips.”
For the first time, the parade will feature UVHBA’s ‘Wolverine House.’ The home is one that members of the UVHBA, in conjunction with UVU’s construction management program, builds for no profit. All the proceeds of the home will be used for a UVU student scholarship.
“Supporting smart students in construction management majors is one of the best ways to guarantee a talented workforce in the homebuilding industry,” said Steve Caldwell, executive director of UVHBA. “Our team is excited to show off the work done at the Wolverine House this year.”
“We expect each home to inspire attendees,” Caldwell continued. “Our homebuilders are incredible craftsmen, and our designers are going above and beyond to showcase the newest trends.”
This year, all attendees will have the chance to win a full living room set from Osmond Designs and Universal Furniture. Anyone interested can enter by taking their ticket—whether the paper copy, app version or online version—to one of the Osmond Design locations in Orem or Lehi. Present the ticket at the front desk for a raffle ticket. Any attendees who visits more than 10 houses in the parade is eligible to be entered twice.
Tickets are $15 (children five and under are free) and can be purchased from the app, online at uvparade.com, at Osmond Design locations in Lehi and Orem or at Central Bank in Springville, Mapleton, Spanish Fork and Payson and at the UVHBA office in Orem.
UVHBA will again provide the official Utah Valley Parade of Homes mobile app as a free download for Apple and Android devices. For more information, visit uvparade.com.