The 2021 Parade of Homes will be in-person and virtual this year: Here’s what you need to know [photos] | Home & Garden

Home inventory in Lancaster County is at a premium these days, but that wasn’t the case 30 years ago.

A sluggish economy stalled home sales in 1991, and local builders had a glut of inventory on their hands.

“A lot of the builders had housing stock to sell and we were trying to think of ways to do it,” recalls Earl Hess, retired president of Hess Home Builders, who was serving as vice president of the Building Industry Association of Lancaster County that year.

In search of a way to jump-start the industry, they launched the county’s first-ever Parade of Homes, an open house tour of 50 homes representing some 31 builders. Entries ranged from a two-bedroom in Grandview Chase priced at $76,900 to a four-bedroom colonial in Millpond with a $493,500 price tag.

“The internet was almost nonexistent. What better way for publicity and to try to drum up

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Here’s How To Decorate Your Home-Based on What You Wear (or Would If You Could)

Think your home needs more style, but aren’t sure what to do? The problem may merely be that you haven’t found exactly which style of decor speaks to you.

From midcentury modern to maximalism to modern farmhouse, home design styles abound, but it’s not always easy to know which camp you fall into. Here’s one easy way to tell: Check what you’re wearing—or what you would wear if you had tons of cash to burn and swanky soirees on your schedule where you could flaunt your fancy duds.

Whether you gravitate toward Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren, Betsey Johnson, or others, there’s often a link between your favorite fashion apparel and the type of home you’d hope to have. So if you’re considering a rehab, turn to your closet for clues.


“They always say that if you wouldn’t wear it, you won’t put it in your living room,”

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