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Cameron Moore, Executive Officer WCFHBA, Roslyn Hancock, 2015 Parade Artist, and Shawn Horton of Trusst Builder Group, 2015 WCFHBA President. Photo courtesy of Jason Blumenthal Photography.
Cameron Moore, executive officer of WCFHBA, left, Roslyn Hancock, 2015 Parade of Homes artist, center, and Shawn Horton 2015 WCFHBA president,  unveil this year’s art for the 20th Annual Parade of Homes. Photo courtesy Jason Blumenthal Photography.

The Wilmington-Cape Fear Home Builders Association (WCFHBA) will host the 29th Annual Parade of Homes this weekend and next. The parade will run April 25-26 and May 2-3.

The self-guided tour is free to the public and homes will be open from noon to 5 p.m. each day.

“For 29 years the Parade of Homes has been the first place for families interested in the Cape Fear region to explore the options of new homeownership, whether they are looking for a new home, a vacation home or planning to relocate to our area,” said Cameron Moore, executive officer of WCFHBA.

More than 75 homes are featured in this year’s Parade of Homes, including single-family houses, townhomes and custom built homes. Homes are located throughout New Hanover, Brunswick, and Pender counties and prices range from $150,000 to $2.6 million.

Homes featured on the tour boast the latest building trends, materials, and products that WCFHBA members bring to the marketplace, Moore said. This event provides the public with a one-of-a-kind opportunity to tour new homes, see the latest technology, and to get building and remodeling ideas for their own homes.

“We are proud of the role residential and commercial builders play in making home ownership possible for everyone,” said WCFHBA President Shawn Horton. “We are also proud of the role we play in providing homes, jobs, and a strong tax base in our local communities.”

The WCFHBA began the annual Parade of Homes event in 1987. The first Parade featured 26 homes located throughout New Hanover County. The tour was held over one weekend in October and featured homes with prices averaging $100,000.

“This year’s Parade will be especially remarkable as the WCFHBA will be celebrating its 50th anniversary,” Moore said.

WCFHBA is a nearly 1,000 member-firm trade association that provides services to its more than 9,500 individual members which enhance their success and stability.