It is a great time to buy a home according to Don Christopherson, Pesident of the Cache Valley Homebuilders Association, who invites everyone to come out to the Association’s annual Parade of Homes starting on Friday.On KVNUs Crosstalk show Christoffersen said as you tour the 11 homes stretching from Mt. Sterling to Franklin, Idaho you’ll see some of the best work of builders and craftsmen who are committed to excellence.He admits that things lightened for a while but he says things are now on an upswing. Christoffersen admits the recession has changed some things in the local housing market.”It appears that people are buying the starter home right now,” Christoffersen said. “The people that are in the middle are building their dream home or kind of on the fence a little but I think they’re starting to come out of the wood work as well.””We’ve seen a lot of homes in Cache Valley under $200,000 moving. Over $200,000 is a little bit slower.”Also, for the third consecutive year the Cache Valley Builders Association’s Parade of Homes is teaming up with Habitat for Humanity to build homes for low income families. In this year’s parade a Habitat for Humanity gallery is located in Home No. 2 in Mt. Sterling.Habitat President Duane Smith says the Homebuilders Association has been a huge supporter of Habitat for Humanity. He says donations to Habitat will be displayed in the homes with all proceeds going to the all-volunteer organization. These items, ranging from paintings to furniture, will be available at auction with proceeds benefiting Habitat for Humanity’s effort to build homes for low-income families.The Parade of Homes is this Friday and Saturday and then Tuesday through Saturday next week. Tickets are available at Macey’s, both Lee’s Marketplace stores in Cache Valley, the Island Market and Stokes Market in Preston, Idaho.
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