The North State Building Industry Association (BIA) is pleased to announce that it will host the BIA Home Tour on two separate weekends from July 14 to 17 and July 21 to 24. This is the first time the BIA has held its home tour, which was an annual event, since 2007 when the onset of the recession significantly impacted the region’s homebuilding industry.
The 55th BIA Home Tour will showcase communities in Sacramento, Elk Grove, El Dorado Hills, Davis, Rocklin, Roseville, Galt, Lincoln, Woodland and Granite Bay. Model homes on the tour will range from 1,144 square feet to 4,500 square feet, from two to seven bedrooms, and start from the low $300,000 range to the mid-$900,000 range. All told, 180 new model homes in 55 communities comprise this year’s BIA Home Tour.
“The BIA Home Tour is an efficient and interactive way to see what’s available in the regional housing market,” said Michael Strech, President and CEO of the BIA. “Tour participants will have the opportunity to get a good look at the latest housing trends and the most innovative features available in our new homes. We’d like to encourage prospective homebuyers to check out one of the many great communities we’re highlighting, but also bring your families and friends because most of the communities on the tour will be throwing special events, offering food and beverages and holding drawings for prizes. Fun is very much the order of the day.”
Participating homebuilders include BlackPine Communities; CalAtlantic Homes; Elliott Homes; Homes by Towne; K. Hovnanian Homes; KB Home; Lennar; Meritage Homes; NEXGEN Homes; Premier United Communities; Pulte Homes; Taylor Morrison Homes; Tim Lewis Communities; Watt Communities; and Woodside Homes. The featured master-planned communities on this year’s tour are Blackstone El Dorado (El Dorado Hills), The Cannery (Davis), Solaire (Roseville) and Whitney Ranch (Rocklin).
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The 2016 BIA Home Tour is sponsored by the following companies:
▪ Diamond Level: Tim Lewis Communities, Fusion Sign + Design
▪ Emerald Level: NEXT New Homes Group, PAIR Design, Sterling Creative
▪ Sapphire Level: Big Valley Mortgage, Golden 1 Credit Union Home Loans
▪ Energy Efficiency Award: Roseville Electric
“Of course, none of this would be possible without the tremendous support of our sponsors,” said Strech. “These companies really came through to get the BIA Home Tour back on its feet and we’re very appreciative of their efforts.”
This BIA Home Tour is free to the public. During the tour, new homes will be open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.
Once you have toured a new home and/or community, please visit http://biahometour.com/, where you can vote for the “People’s Choice” Award.
For more about the tour, please visit the BIA website or contact the BIA directly at (916) 677-5717.