Summer brings trips to the pool, backyard parties and… Homearama. This annual event is a must-attend for many. Here’s the inside scoop on what to expect this year.

It’s a tradition for approximately 40,000 people each summer. Homearama, the once-a-year showcase of new homes, has developed a reputation as the place to browse for the latest and greatest in architecture, décor and landscaping trends. This year promises to be no exception with six participating builders and seven homes all fully decorated and landscaped and ready to provide inspiration or a turn-key residence for a motivated buyer.

What is a little different, however, is the location and the price point. This year, the tour takes place at Catalpa Farms, the first approved conservation subdivision in Jefferson County, where the scenic lots are smaller than those of past years and the prices are significantly lower. While last year’s homes ranged from the low $800,000s to over a million, this year’s lineup starts at $500,000 and tops out at $800,000. Of course, all of the design ideas and inspiration are free.

Homearama 2018 is hosted by the Building Industry Association on July 14-29. Tickets are $10 and sold on site. Go to for more info.

Posted on 2018-06-08 by