2012 CRBA Parade of Homes

Local builders will have their best work on display this weekend and next, as the Capital Region Builders Association holds its two-weekend-long Parade of Homes.

Fifty five of this area’s finest new homes will be included in the annual parade this year, according to the CRBA. The homes will all be in the seven-parish region in and around Baton Rouge.

The Parade of Homes tour is free and open to the public today and again on May 12-13. The homes will be open today and next Sunday from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. Next Saturday, parade hours are from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. A listing of homes on the tour is available at www.crbaparade.com.

Organizers will also host a special bus tour of the homes on May 11. The bus tour will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., and anyone interested should contact the CRBA office at 225-769-7696.

“This year’s Parade of Homes showcases new homes of all sizes and architectural styles,” said CRBA President Willie Martin. “We know visitors will be keenly interested in the vast array of new products and design ideas. We encourage the community to tour the homes and to talk with the builders about the homes’ features during the free parade.”

South Louisiana loves to party and entertain, so some of the more popular home features this year will include outdoor kitchens, pools and home theatres. This year’s parade includes 55 homes, representing 29 builders in 43 subdivisions. The parade features 15 homes in Ascension Parish, 32 in East Baton Rouge Parish, five in Livingston Parish, and three in West Baton Rouge Parish. The homes range in price from $164,000 to more than $795,000, according to CRBA Parade of Homes Chair Tim Smith.

The 2012 Parade of Homes sponsors include: (Gold Level) Atmos Energy and Southern Bath & Kitchen, (Silver Level) Whitney Bank and ProSource Wholesale Floors Inc., and (Bronze Level) Dow Louisiana Federal Credit Union, Jimstone Co. and Stanton’s Appliance. The media sponsor is Cox Communications.

For more information on the 2012 Parade of Homes, call 225-769-7696 or visit crbaparade.com. Don’t miss out on all the new ideas on display this weekend and next in the CRBA’S annual Parade of Homes.