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Thinking about buying or building a new home?

Take advantage of this 3-week open house event!

A new home comes with much excitement. It’s the beginning of new opportunities and the source of great pride, especially when you turn the key for the first time and walk through your front door. Before you get to that stage, there is a process you typically experience, as your ideas start to take shape and you make your decision to start the construction process working toward the end result – your new home.

To help with this process, the Canadian Home Builders’ Association - Nova Scotia (CHBA-NS) hosts a Parade of New Homes that highlights some of the best in new home construction in the province. In its 29th year, the CHBA-NS aims to provide homeowners and future homeowners with a greater understanding of options and trends that are available for their new home – everything from energy efficiency, to best use of space; from new design features to aging in place features, just to name a few.

“The Parade of New Homes is all about possibilities,” says Sherry Donovan, CHBA-NS chief executive officer. “It makes a difference when you can see and feel for yourself what the latest trends are in new construction and helps to make the decision-making process a little easier when you are considering a new home.”

Donovan adds that although online research is a great option, when it comes to seeing the styles of various builders, new ideas and thinking about things you may not have considered, there is nothing that compares to actually visiting the entries in the Parade of New Homes each year. Seeing, touching and visualizing your options – plus speaking with the professionals that can actually make it happen.

If building or buying is in your plans, or a dream in your future, you are encouraged to visit the 33 houses which are all part of the three-week Parade of New Homes campaign, taking place each Sunday from 1-4 pm, May 28, June 4 and June 11. You will find houses of all different styles, designs, sizes and prices to best match to your specific lifestyle, wants and needs. Take the time to tour through the homes, talk to the professionals and start turning your plans into reality for your new home.

More information on the participating houses can be found on the links to the right or contact the NSHBA at 902-455-5554 or