Real Estate

Renovated homes go on Parade with the GVHBA

Are you looking to renovate your own home and are in need of ideas? On June 8, the Greater Vancouver Home Builders' Association is hosting its annual Parade of Renovated Homes, and you're sure to be inspired.

"Professional RenoMark renovators, many of them award-winners, will be on-site to offer expert advice and discuss their craftsmanship," says GVHBA CEO Bob de Wit. "The renovators are very proud of being part of a professional industry which helps consumers transform their houses into dream homes."

This year will include a record-breaking 22 homes all over the Lower Mainland, including North Vancouver, South Surrey, Burnaby and Tsawwassen. Among the renovations on the tour will be a beautiful redesign of a century-old home, incredible kitchen makeovers and the renovation of a home from the 1970s into a man's dream retreat.

De Wit notes that Metro Vancouver homeowners will spend $3.8 billion this year on renovating their homes, and this event offers you the rare opportunity to walk through professionally renovated homes and gather some ideas and advice.

Admission is via a $10 passport, which can be purchased at any of the homes and used to enter all of the homes on the tour. Children 17 and under are free. The parade takes place between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., so be sure to plan your route before heading out.

Part of the proceeds from the sales of the Parade of Renovated Homes passports will be used to fund the purchase of tools, building materials and safety gear for a carpentry training program at Guildford Park and Frank Hurt Secondary schools in Surrey, helping teach students to build new housing and renovate existing homes and fulfilling the growing need for skilled workers.

For more information about the Parade of Renovated Homes and a list of the participating homes, visit www.gvhba.org/events/eventcalendar.

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