Parade of Homes helps showcase East Texas home builders

Parade of Homes helps showcase East Texas home builders
Source: KTRE Staff
Source: KTRE Staff

ANGELINA COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - The Parade of Homes isn't a typical parade.

Instead of sitting and watching attractions pass by, the attendees were the ones travelling to each house spread across Deep East Texas.

"My mom and I decided we'd do a little girls trip to come see everything," said Beaumont resident Danielle Grundy.

They didn't seem to mind the road trip.

"It's so much fun to see the styles and the decoration and the way that the homes are built," Grundy said.

Six homebuilders from across the region showcased newly constructed, recently sold homes. They were more than happy to present their hard work and hopefully gain some clients.

"It helps me as far as advertisement," said Nimesh Patel, owner of NP Enterprises. "It's the most advertisement I get all year."

"I think it gets a lot of advertising, a lot of traffic," said Scott York, owner of SY Distinctive Homes. "It should help me with my business."

The Parade of Homes is a very unique shopping experience.

"It's like you're going shopping to buy a new car," Patel said. "When you're in the house market looking to buy or looking to build, they're getting to browse six or seven homes in a day's time. It's getting them the urge to want to build."

"I think it's great," Grundy said. There's no better way than getting to see what they do than to actually step into a home that they've already built and just getting to see what they do,. I think it's amazing."

Potential buyers were very impressed by what they saw.

 "They're definitely gorgeous," Grundy said. "Each of them have a different characteristic to them, I just want to move in!"

That was exactly what the builders wanted to hear.

"It makes me feel good because I think my homes are pretty beautiful, but I like to hear other people talk about it."

The event continues through Sunday. Entrance to each house is one canned good which will go to a local food bank. Attendees are also asked to make a donation to Youthbuild, a jobs training program that helps students become homebuilders.

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