The Benefits of Buying a New Home

May 29, 2018

HBA of Greater Cleveland

Contact:  Brenda Callaghan, Executive Director

6140 West Creek Road

Independence, OH 44131 / PH  216.447.8700 /


NEWS RELEASE: Immediate – June 2018

HBA Summer Parade of Homes

Experience the Benefits of Buying a New Home

Home buyers have the choice of two types of houses on the market: resale or new.  Those planning to buy a brand-new house or condominium often cite energy efficiency, open layout, a warranty, and being able to select appliances, flooring, paint colors and other design elements as factors driving their choice. 

The Home Builders Association (HBA) of Greater Cleveland Executive Director Brenda Callaghan says, “Buyers can be drawn to a new house for reasons that aren’t so obvious – those benefits in a brand-new home that you may not see in the sales brochure.”

Now is a great time to experience those “other benefits” by attending the HBA’s Annual Summer Parade of Homes, June 2 & 3 and June 9 & 10 from 12 noon – 5 P.M.  The Parade highlights 24 New Homes and 18 professional custom home builders and admission is FREE.  Homes on Tour include styles from modern urban farmhouse architecture to luxurious town homes and everything in between!

Callaghan adds that a brand-new community is one of the built-in benefits of many new homes. When families move in to a subdivision at the same time, they often form lasting bonds of friendship and neighborliness right away. Nobody is the "new kid on the block," and some home builders host community parties in new developments to help owners meet and connect.

Popular amenities like pools, walking trails and tennis and basketball courts offer additional opportunities for interaction among neighbors of all ages. Often new communities are comprised of home owners in the same stage of life, such as young families or active retirees, so neighbors can get to know each other through carpools, PTA meetings, tennis matches or golf games.

For some buyers, parking the car in a sparkling-clean garage or being the first to cook a dinner in a brand-new kitchen is part of the appeal of new construction. In addition, you won’t have to spend time stripping dated wallpaper or repainting to suit your own sense of style — creating your own home décor from the get-go!

The advantages of being the first owner extend to the outdoors. Instead of inheriting inconveniently or precariously placed trees, or having to tear up overgrown shrubs, you can design and plant the lawn and garden you want.

On a final note, Callaghan says, “The housing market is really hot right now and the Parade gives consumers an opportunity to visit a variety of new homes and interview prospective builders. This year’s homes range in prices from $215,000 to $4 million.”

The new model homes are located in seven different counties throughout northeast Ohio including Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Lorain, Medina, Portage and Summit Counties.  Communities on the Tour are as far west as Bay Village, south to North Canton and to the east - Concord and Mentor.

The HBA Parade of Homes is sponsored by 84 Lumber; consumers should contact the HBA of Greater Cleveland at 216-447-8700 or visit for a list of the homes and directions. Visitors can also download the FREE mobile app, Parade Craze on their smart phone or tablet and view all of the homes in the Parade. Users will see a quick profile of the builder, a list of the homes’ features and get immediate directions to any or all of the homes.


The Home Builders Association (HBA) of Greater Cleveland is a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion, advancement and professionalism of the Building, Remodeling and Associated Industries. The Association is a 350+ member organization that represents all aspects of housing and serves as the voice of housing in northeast Ohio while protecting the Foundation of the American Dream of owning a home.  The HBA encourages consumers planning to build or remodel, to work with a member of their local Home Builders Association because they are professionals who are knowledgeable in the latest building technologies, building codes and housing trends.