Recapping the Spring Tour of Homes and HomeShow 2017

29 Mar 2017 8:50 AM | Colleen Corrigan (Administrator)

As March comes to a close, we are proud to take a moment and look back on the success we had this year with our Spring Tour of Homes and our HomeShow.

The 2017 Tour of Homes

On this year’s Spring Tour of Homes, we showcased homes in 11 different communities. Visitors were able to view over 35 homes and 20 builders. With so many homes involved in the tour, we were able to exhibit the hottest trends in home building like thermal heating and energy-efficient appliances. We also featured the Parade Craze App for the first time this year, and it was a great success!

Thanks to our sponsors Bayer Built Inc., Holiday Gas Stations, and Brock White Co., local builders were able to promote their work first-hand. To learn more about the homes and builders involved in the tour, click here.

The 2017 HomeShow

Our HomeShow is the largest in central Minnesota and this year it had some exciting new booths displaying the latest in innovative home products and design. We had several different seminars on home planning including gardening tips from KARE 11’s Bobby Jensen, as well as kids building projects. 

We set out to show the community what our members are capable of doing. With our attendance numbers up by 10% at 4,607 people this year, we certainly achieved our goal!


One of our new displays, the “Forever House”, was also the biggest display and involved the most pre-planning, but we pulled it off and it turned out to be the hot topic that we hoped for!

Constructed with high-quality features and cutting-edge modern design from local vendors, the Forever House was made to stir the imagination and help buyers envision that dream piece of property that always wanted. More on the sponsors of the Forever House and products featured in the home can be found here.

We would like to thank all of our members and participants in the 2017 Spring Tour of Homes and HomeShow, as well as everyone who came out to attend. You all made these events the successes that they were! We are especially thankful for our HomeShow sponsors Premier Real Estate Serviced and Liberty Bank MN.

With this spring’s HomeShow and Tour of Homes past, we begin to look toward the next events! If you or your company is interested in becoming a member of the CMBA or would like to take part next year, click here to learn more.