For many years, the Festival of Homes has been an opportunity for the area’s best builders to showcase new homes that meet every customer’s needs-—from those looking for their first starter home to those ready to finally build their dream home. Last year’s Festival featured homes from around 1,600 square feet to luxury homes over 4,300 square feet. The homes ranged in price from around $192,000 up to $770,000. This year is similar with 42 homes on the tour and a full range of sizes, pricing, and location.
Of course, some of the Festival attendees aren’t home buyers at all. Many come out to see the latest homebuilding technology and trends to get ideas for remodeling or decorating their existing homes. BASCO’s builders love showcasing their work for these Festival-goers as well.
Besides allowing potential homebuyers to become familiar with the area’s best builders, the Festival of Homes gives BASCO the opportunity to give back to their community.
Each year a featured “Festival Show Home” is a collaborative effort from one homebuilder along with vendors and suppliers who come together to provide supplies and assistance to make an exceptional house for the benefit of the organization and community. Contributors give donations and discounts to try and maximize the profitability of the Festival Show Home; proceeds from the sale are donated to community endeavors.
Proceeds go toward funding the BASCO student chapter at the University of Oklahoma and to scholarships at Mid-America Vo-Tech and Moore Norman Technology for students interested in careers in the construction industry.
BASCO’s roots go all the way back to the Norman Home Builders Association which was chartered in February of 1949. In 1984, the association changed its name to the Norman Builders Association and then in May of 2008, the association again changed its name to Builders Association of South Central Oklahoma to reflect the greatly expanded territory the association was serving.
The growth of the Festival of Homes has been consistent, and with the Moore Home Builders Association joining forces with BASCO a few years ago, the Festival continues to get bigger and better. Dana Kelso, Executive Officer at BASCO said, “We are proud to co-present the Festival with Moore Home Builders.”
Where the 2003 Festival featured 28 homes, 2017’s Festival had grown to showcasing 41 homes. Kelso added, “It’s been exciting to watch our Festival grow over the last few years.”
The Festival of Homes is the perfect opportunity for new home buyers to see and experience the quality of participating home builders along with the latest in home design and technology. Whether you’re in the market for a new home, or just enjoy seeing current homebuilding trends, explore the Festival of Homes. You won’t be disappointed.
Much thanks to our 2017 Festival of Homes Committee . And many thanks to our participating builders!