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WILMINGTON, NC (NEWS RELEASE) -- The Dream is Back! The Wilmington-Cape Fear Home Builders Association (WCFHBA) is excited to celebrate New Homes Month with the 27th Annual Parade of Homes™. The Parade showcases the craftsmanship, diversity and quality of the region’s premier homes. The 27th Annual Parade of Homes™ runs two weekends, Saturday, April 27th and Sunday, April 28th and Saturday, May 4th and Sunday, May 5th from noon to 5 p.m. each day.

For 27 years the Parade of Homes™ has been the first place for families interested in the Cape Fear region to explore the options of new homeownership, whether they are looking for a new home, a vacation home or planning to relocate to our area. The WCFHBA began their tradition of the annual Parade of Homes™ event in 1987. The premier event featured 26 homes dispersed across New Hanover County. The tour was held over one weekend in October and featured homes with prices averaging $100,000. Today as our economy rebounds, so does our new home market – reflected in the variety, quality and craftsmanship of this year’s Parade – The Dream is Back! The 27th Annual Parade of Homes™ features 56 of the region’s top homes ranging in price from $130,000’s to $1 million plus.

The 27th Annual Parade of Homes™ also features two Association Houses built by Diamond Sponsors Stevens Fine Homes in Grayson Park and Trusst Builder Group in Hearthstone, both located in Brunswick County. The Association Houses showcase the latest in products and building techniques; containing many upgrades awaiting that special homebuyer! These homes serve as a fundraising project for the WCFHBA and are two of many unique homes that you won’t want to miss!

The 2013 Plan Book Magazine, an invaluable resource for homebuyers, features renderings and floor plans for each entry along with detailed maps and directions to each home. The Plan Book Magazine, its cover showcasing an original piece of art highlighting the Wilmington waterfront, is available at any home on the tour, at the WCFHBA office located at 3801-5 Wrightsville Avenue, in a Star-News special tabloid insert and on www.wilmingtonparadeofhomes.com. Prints of the artwork by local artist Mike Bryand are available for sale online at www.wilmington360.net.

27th Annual Parade of Homes™ General Information
Presented by the Wilmington-Cape Fear Home Builders Association, the 27th Annual Parade of Homes™ features 56 new homes all crafted by local builders in a variety of price ranges and styles. This year’s event, held April 27-28th and May 4-5th, reflects a vibrant housing market with prices ranging from the $120,000’s to $1 million plus. A detailed map and additional information is featured in the Plan Book Magazine, the Star-News special tabloid insert and the all-new mobile app accessible at wilmingtonparadeofhomes.com. The homes are open from noon to 5 p.m. and all entries are open to the public free of charge. For more information, call (910) 799-2611 or visit www.wilmingtonparadeofhomes.com.

The Wilmington – Cape Fear Home Builders Association (WCFHBA) is a 1,000 member-firm trade association that provides services to its more than 9,500 individual members which enhance their success and stability. The largest trade association in eastern North Carolina, the Association serves as the voice of the building and development industries that strives to advance professionalism and promote community involvement. WCFHBA is recognized as a positive influential force for responsible growth by protecting property rights and the privilege of homeownership

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