Step Inside During the Greater Iowa City Area Parade of Homes June 1-9

The annual Greater Iowa City Area Parade of Homes is June 1-9 at scattered sites in six different cities. This event is a fantastic opportunity for home buyers, dreamers and those needing remodeling done to see quality-built homes and gain knowledge about current construction techniques and trends in homebuilding and renovation.

Numerous builders, subcontractors and material suppliers are being featured in 25 homes, which have a wide range of prices. Besides touring the homes, ticket holders have the chance to speak with builders, designers, contractors, realtors and others involved in many aspects of the homebuilding industry. There will be information and examples of new technologies, the latest building materials, floor plans and home decor.

The schedule for the 52nd Parade of Homes for 18 new-construction homes throughout Coralville, Iowa City, North Liberty, Swisher and Tiffin is:
June 1:  10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
June 2:  Noon – 5 p.m.
June 4:  5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
June 6:  5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
June 8:  10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
June 9:  Noon – 5 p.m.

The 22nd Remodelers Parade highlights large and small renovations in seven homes within Coralville, Iowa City and Solon. There is one complete-home remodel; three kitchen-only remodels; two main-floor remodels; and a sunroom/patio addition. Its schedule is:
June 1:  10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
June 2:  Noon – 5 p.m.

Tickets good for each day cost $8 and can be purchased at The Greater Iowa City Area Home Builders Association (HBA) — 11 S. Gilbert, Iowa City — or each parade home.

Before, during and after the Parade of Homes, attendees can access home details on the Iowa City Area HBA website and through the Parade Craze App, which includes directions to each home, photos and builder information. After downloading the app, parade goers should search for 2019 Greater Iowa City Area Parade of Homes. The app also allows them to rate homes in various categories, including overall best – a new classification this year. Additionally, a comprehensive Parade of Homes Guidebook offers a fold-out map of all homes, builder details, subcontractors used and more. Articles about new-home and remodeling trends, how to choose windows, working with realtors and other topics round out the magazine. Find the guidebook in the May 26 Cedar Rapids Gazette and at various businesses throughout the metro area.

“We are confident you will find the perfect match to help you on your next project, big or small,” said Greater Iowa City Area HBA Executive Officer Karyl Bohnsack.

Cycling enthusiasts can pedal their way through the parade in the 4th Annual Urban Acres Real Estate Bike Ride on June 1. The ride kicks off at 10 a.m. at the realty office (250 Holiday Road, Coralville) with breakfast, biking swag and lots of giveaways. More information and suggested routes are available at or in the guidebook.

The 2019 Greater Iowa City Area Parade of Homes is co-sponsored by Hills Bank and Urban Acres Real Estate and put on by The Greater Iowa City Area HBA. Alexander Lumber is the official lumber sponsor. CBI Bank & Trust is the members-only breakfast sponsor and Mills Custom Homes the awards sponsor. Special thanks go to Ad-Market Productions and the Cedar Rapids Gazette.

This is an event not to be missed!