59th annual Parade of Homes kicks off this weekend
Builders are busy scrambling to make deadline for the 59th annual Parade of Homes this weekend.
The tour, put on by the Tyler Area Builders Association, kicks off 10 a.m. Saturday.
It runs through June 10.
The tour features 36 brand new homes of all shapes and sizes around town.
All of the homes are either for sale or were custom built for families.
Organizers say the annual event is a great way to get remodeling ideas for your existing home, or talk to local builders if you are thinking about building a new one.
The event is for a good cause, too.
Thirty percent of each ticket sold will go toward three different non profits: Azleway Boys' Home, Children's Village and Children's Miracle Network Hospital.
Libby Simmons with TABA says the selection of homes this year is very diverse.
"We have homes from 2,000 to 6,000 sq. ft., so you can get a regular starter home or cutting edge technology larger homes," Simmons said.
TABA president Steve Nix tells KETK many of the homes feature cutting edge technology, and fresh, innovative ideas from local homebuilders.
"You can change your thermostat from your iPhone ... there's so many great things out there," Nix said. "iPads on the walls that will control virtually everything about your house, lights to air to when the doors are locked, security system and so forth."
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