Improving Economy Brings Back Findlay's "Parade of Homes"
By Branden Ferguson, Multi Media Video Journalist - bio | email
After three years without enough participating properties, the Hancock County Home Builders were able to bring back their Parade of Homes event. With a record setting 10 properties, the newly-built homes on the tour signify a boost in the economy.
Findlay resident Debbi Sterling stopped at each of the homes on Sunday, admiring their beautiful designs and décor. In past years, Sterling and her husband took designs they saw during home tours, and incorporated those designs in their own home renovations.
During the weekend event, Mike Vorst gave tours of a home he helped build and design. As owner of MVP Builders, Vorst says the economy is definitely coming back around, as people like the Sterlings look to gather design ideas and renovate their own homes.
More than two thousand people took part in the tours, and while some people looked for renovation ideas, others looked to purchase a new home. Luckily for both types of people, the improving economy allowed for a variety of homes to be toured.
The newly-built homes varied in size and cost, with homes ranging from $250 thousand to $400 thousand, a popular price range for newly built homes. Homes that were on the tour can be found in various subdivisions outside of Findlay, including Palms Subdivision, Glenmar Subdivision and Hillcrest.