Parade of Homes
The Johnston County Parade of Homes is in full swing with three weekends in Spring dedicated to showcasing the area’s finest builders and their new homes. This years Parade of Homes in Johnston County takes place April 16th-17th, April 23rd-24th and April 30th-May 1st. With 40 homes to see ranging in price from $155,000 up to $670,000 there is a wide range of styles, floor plans and building designs available to check out.
The homes are open from 12-5PM and folks are encouraged to make a day of it or just pick a few homes that catch your eye. There is something for every new homebuyer but you don’t have to be in the market for a new home. Many people who view the homes in the parade do so to maybe get decorating ideas for their own home, renovation ideas or to see what the latest new thing is in home building and design.
Location Of Homes
Most of the homes, not all by any means are centered around Clayton around Hwy 42 East and so you could get to see a good few houses in a short time frame. Some subdivisions have multiple entries so you could even walk to some of them. The subdivisions with more than one entry in the Parade of Homes are…
- Flowers Plantation
- Knolls at the Neuse
There are also parade homes in Zebulon, Smithfield, Garner, Angier
The parade of new homes is presented by the Johnston County Building Industry Association whose members build and renovate residential and commercial property through the Triangle region. The Association is made up of local custom and semi-custom builders and larger building companies both local and national along with real estate companies banks and suppliers to the building industry.
Many Home Styes & Designs To See
This years Parade of Homes in Johnston County has some fantastic looking homes with interiors that look like they were taken from a Pinterest page or a glossy designer magazine. Luxurious bathrooms with claw foot tubs, huge showers tiled from floor to ceiling with no doors or glass. Kitchens with the latest appliances designed to maximize work flow and built for entertaining and living. Ranch homes, two story homes, townhouses, 3,4 and 5 bedroom homes there is even a Treehouse on the tour at 331 Summit Overlook Drive in the Knolls of the Neuse Subdivision.
55 Plus Homes In This Years Parade
One interesting aspect of this years Parade of Homes is the numerous entries that are in 55 Plus Communities, Sweetgrass is a neighborhood in Flowers Plantation that offers luxury ranch homes, maintenance free living priced from around $400,000. Evergreen is an Active Adult gated neighborhood also in Flowers Plantation that has homes starting in the high $200,000’s. The active adult, 55 plus communities are expected to continue in popularity in Clayton, providing homebuyers downsizing and looking for less yard work the ability to stay in the area and enjoy some free time.
Buying A Parade Home
What if you want to buy a parade home? In fact many of this years entries are already under contract which is a sign of the strong real estate market in Clayton, NC. The home buyers of parade homes agree to let the homes be shown during the parade and because builders are judged on quality and unique features if is often a good idea to purchase a home if it meets your requirements. You may find upgraded appliances or some expensive addition that the builder has put in the parade home that they would not otherwise. It also is a useful selling point down the road especially if the home won a gold or silver award.
If you have any questions about the homes in this years Parade of Homes in Johnston County call or text David at (919) 601-2268 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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