The Results are In!

We were honored to be asked by the Greater Orlando Builders Association (GOBA) to judge the finalists among 90 entries in its 2019 Parade of Homes in May. The GOBA held its awards banquet on June 1st and we were excited to see the results. Beverly’s team judged across a number of categories including remodels, production single family and custom.  Two of the entries that her team judged earned Grand Awards.  Steve’s team judged exclusively in the Custom Home category; each of the seven homes his team evaluated earned 1st place in its price category and one even took home the Grand Award for Custom Homes.

Parade of Homes Orlando 2019 Winners

Phil Kean Design Group

Bianca took home the GRAND AWARD REMODEL and 1ST PLACE in WHOLE HOUSE RENOVATION.

WJ Homes

The Brantley earned the GRAND AWARD in the PRODUCTION SINGLE FAMILY category and 1ST PLACE in the $974M – $1.1MM price range for production homes.

Davila Homes

Lakeshore Model took the GRAND AWARD and finished 1ST PLACE among the homes in the $1.8MM – $2.2MM category.

On To The Next! The Building Industry Association of Okaloosa-Walton Counties Parade of Homes 2019

Soon after we completed the Orlando judging, we were asked to come back to Florida shortly after to judge the Parade of Homes 2019 hosted by the Building Industry Association of Okaloosa-Walton Counties!

While there, we were very surprised at the affordability of homes–even in neighborhoods close to the gorgeous beaches in and around Fort Walton Beach and especially in the areas north, where the land is heavily treed and has a relaxed rural feel.

Style-wise, the area is vastly different from Orlando–and from Dallas.  More traditional styles prevail in this mainly single story home market.

We look forward to the announcement of award winners this coming July.

This new custom home by Toolan Development was 2,851 square feet located on seven acres in Holt, FL for only $475,000. 

The builder did an excellent job at detailing in the “modern farmhouse.”

BIA of Okaloosa-Walton Counties Parade of Homes

More great screened porches!  I think we need them in Dallas too!

BIA of Okaloosa-Walton Counties Parade of Homes

Storage areas in the Toolan Development home showed the builder really thought through the design process.

BIA of Okaloosa-Walton Counties Parade of Homes

Now, this is a pantry!

BIA of Okaloosa-Walton Counties Parade of Homes

A kitchen and bath that impressed!

BIA of Okaloosa-Walton Counties Parade of Homes
BIA of Okaloosa-Walton Counties Parade of Homes

This builder’s selection boards were well done.

BIA of Okaloosa-Walton Counties Parade of Homes