The Austin Home Builders Parade of Homes Goes Virtual for 2020

By January 22, 2021Uncategorized

The Austin Home Builders Parade of Homes has long been a major draw for those looking to take the plunge and pursue their dream home. This annual event, hosted by the Austin Home Builders Association of Greater Austin (HBA), takes place over several weekends and offers potential buyers the opportunity to see custom home displays from some of the finest local builders. Touring these model homes is a great way to examine designs, materials, furnishings and more so that your own construction plans can get some extra inspiration to build on your lot.

Unfortunately, given the current restrictions associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, the HBA has opted to forego the parade in its usual form in the interest of safety. This year, the parade has gone virtual, giving you plenty of opportunities (and greater flexibility) to see what the builders have to offer!

When you head over to the HBA website for the virtual tour, you have the option of touring five different model homes from five different builders (up from the originally planned four!). The immersive tour experience gives you plenty of options, which is sure to leave plenty of buyers clamoring for future parades to go virtual as well. 

Take a guided video tour that will make you feel like you’re in an episode of your favorite HGTV show, check out photo galleries, and then peruse it all in an impressive 3D virtual tour, which allows you to get a detailed look at whatever catches your eye. And if all of that whets your appetite for a more traditional tour experience, the HBA offers the opportunity to schedule safe, private tours with a builder. Overall, buyers will leave the online experience fully satisfied. You get all the substance of yesterday’s parade—on your own timeline and from the comfort of your own home!

The Five Models:

“You’re Invited” – Sterling Custom Homes

A sprawling 4 bed, 4.5 bath lake house with views for days, perfect for hosting the whole extended family. Check out the game room, which conveniently opens to the yard!

“Peace of Mind” – DCS Homes

A traditional farmhouse with modern flourishes. Another 4 bedroom, 4.5 bath that favors flow and function, highlights include the kitchen/living room combo and a tranquil bath that blends with the private garden. 

“Up Tempo” – Dalainey Performance Homes

Contemporary style and comfort go hand in hand in this winding 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath home. Exercise in the yoga studio overlooking the outdoor pool, and then take a dip, or save your suit for entertaining in its ample outdoor space.

“We Are Family” – Arbogast Custom Homes

A spacious example of the opportunities provided by the ranch house template, this 4 bedroom, 4.5 bath home has style and substance in spades. The poolside bar area is sure to be a hit for you and your friends!

“Easy Livin’” – Cypress Cove Treehouse

An unconventional but exciting mix of nature and tradition, this 2 bedroom, 2 bath arrangement makes the most out of its space. With views like this, you’re likely to spend plenty of time lounging on the luxurious elevated porch!


Has the Virtual Parade left you brimming with ideas to build on your own lot in Austin? Whether you want a luxury lake home or an elegant modern ranch in the heart of the hills, Mangum Builders team has the expertise and experience to make it happen. We’re excited to help you take your vision and turn it into reality. Contact us today to bring your dream home to life!