By Carol Hardy • 2018 President

Well, I love that too! Where else can you go see magnificent homes built to make a statement, situated on a hillside sanctuary, constructed by the best builders in the area and view exceptional interior designs all at one time? This year, it’s time to “float” through THIS parade and experience it all during Realtor® Days, Thursdays, Oct. 25 & Nov. 1, open from 2-7 p.m. with Realtors® attending FREE with their business card.  

If this is new to you, I’ll explain. Every year, The Parade of Homes™, presented by the Home Builders Association (HBA) of Greater Austin, showcases the newest trends in construction, building design, interior decor and landscaping. The HBA chooses one of the country’s most vibrant real estate communities and this year it is located at Mirabella at Travisso. Known for having Italian-inspired homes, spectacular views and a luxurious lifestyle, the release of the Custom Collection at Travisso now allows buyers who want a true custom experience the opportunity to build a home truly around their unique needs. The estate-sized home sites are in the Mirabella, Monterosa and Good Night Trail sections of Travisso. Keep these in mind for your most exceptional buyer.

Not only will the procession of grandeur living leave you dreaming of winning the lottery, you will also be helping benefit the community. A portion of the proceeds from ticket sales will assist HomeAid Austin (a 501c3 charity partner of HBA). This organization helps build or renovate housing for the temporarily homeless and serves as a liaison between local homeless service organizations and residential builders. To learn more, visit their site at

Women’s Council will also be on the route on Thursday, Oct. 25. We won’t throw candy or beads at you like in some parades, but we will have water to quench your thirst and information about our network. So as you “parade” down the route, stop by and see us!  RL

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