Welcome to the 23rd Annual Parade of Homes
Our 24th Annual Parade of Homes will be held October 6 – 9, 2016. It is a scattered site self-guided Parade unlike any other tour you have attended – both because of its unparalleled setting on about 60 + miles of our beautiful coastline, and because of the diversity found among the entries in each year’s select offering of homes.
Whether you are touring for the first time or you are one of the tens of thousands who has attended previous years’ Parades, we are looking forward to having you spend a few wonderful autumn days with us, enjoying the more relaxed pace and beautiful weather that we anticipate during off-season.
Our builders and our local REALTOR® friends stand ready to show you some great options for investment, relocation for full-time, year-round family living or retirement or just owning a true second home for your own enjoyment. You can personally experience the entire spectrum of homes – from starter homes to those with all of the comforts and amenities of a five-star resort! Whether you wish to live here, visit here, or collect rent from those who do, one of our Parade homes is sure to fill that niche.
The majority of our builders on the Outer Banks have many years of coastal building experience and know how to choose products that hold up best in our sometimes harsh coastal climate as well as those which least impact our fragile environment. The incorporation of smart product options and green features, combined with our members’ commitment to the structural integrity of a home is evident in the finished product that is not only efficient, practical and durable, but eye-catching and attractive as well.
When you purchase your ticket, you will receive the Parade of Homes magazine, containing all of the information about the builders and the homes and products. In the center of the magazine you will also find a detailed map to help you locate and visit all the homes, and our advertisers look forward to hearing from you regarding their products as featured in the homes. Our tour is YOUR tour, as you may leisurely visit every home or just decide which are most attractive to your own personal housing needs. Your $10 ticket is good for all four days of the tour and proceeds benefit the local food pantry and other local charitable efforts. Take your time, talk with the builders and their representatives in the homes and most of all, enjoy your time in the Outer Banks!
2016 OBHBA President