Parade of Homes begins this weekend

Dreaming of building a home? Love to see some ideas and new trends? This weekend is made for you! The Greater Birmingham Association of Home Builders 2013 Parade of Homes is set for April 20-21 and again April 27-28.

One featured attraction of the 2013 Parade of Homes will be the second annual "Ideal Home", a showcase house displaying the latest in home design, decor, technology and sustainability. This year's "Ideal Home" is located in The Preserve neighborhood in Hoover.

More than 80 new houses are highlighted on the 2013 Parade and ten villages will be featured across the greater Birmingham area.

The Parade of Homes Magazine is available free of charge on newsstands at local Publix locations. Also, visit for Parade maps, home and village previews, Ideal Home information and more.

The event is free and open to the public. The hours are 10:00 am to 6:00 pm Saturday and 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm Sunday