How To Tour The Kansas City Parade Of Homes Like A Pro

9/16/2020 The Greater Kansas City Parade of Homes this fall is a great way to see the latest housing trends! This year, download the mobile app so you have the latest information on homes that are open.


6 tips for the Parade of Homes


Our builders are ready to show you the latest design features. Our team will have three homes in the 2020 Fall Parade of Homes which kicks off October 10th and lasts through the 25th. We’ll showcase new construction in three Blue Springs communities including Stone Canyon, Brittany Ridge, and Four Pillars

Being able to see the features of a new home invigorates your senses in ways you can’t replicate anywhere else.

“It’s hard to walk into a showroom and know how the stone is going to look on the fireplace. Or how this little sample of granite looks on a countertop. This is how you do it,” said Lee’s Summit Realtor®, Sally Moore.

Nearly 250 homes will be open in seven counties across the KC metro. You can visit homes daily from 11 AM to 6 PM. Admission is free.

If you’re looking for a home, and can’t find it on the resale market, new construction is a fantastic opportunity to get what you want. 

The Greater Kansas City Parade of Homes this fall will include adjustments for social distancing. Please follow guidelines in each neighborhood, as builders adapt to health and safety guidelines.

Kansas City Parade of Homes Mobile App

You may need a mask to view some Parade entries but guess what, if you come to one of our houses we have a mask for you! Other parade entries may not be available for viewing if they sold due to the rescheduling of the KC Parade. The mobile app [ iPhone | Android ] will have all the latest information that you need!

Plus, our team has a goodie bag full of other Personal Protective Equipment including hand sanitizer and booties for you to take with you!

Here’s how to visit the Parade like a pro, getting home decorating and new construction ideas.

1. Visit homes outside your price range

First, visit homes within your price range and those above it. That way you get a good feel for what you get for your money. Plus, you get the floor plan, design, and decorating ideas which are just as valuable.

2. Take your time

The Parade lasts 2 weeks and 3 weekends offering you lots of time to see a variety of homes at various price points. Don’t rush! Keep an open mind and look at a variety of homes to truly figure out what you like.

Using the Parade mobile app, you can navigate your way to the various showcased homes. This year, the mobile app will be important as some homes have sold due to the delay in the KC Parade. The latest homes available for viewing are available there and also below.

3. Ask questions

Third, feel free to ask the representative on duty as a resource. They know all the ins and outs of the home they’re showing you, and know what’s possible for your budget.

4. Take good notes

After you’ve visited a few houses, the ideas begin to run together. Keep everything straight with a  notepad or a note app on your phone. Don’t forget your charger!

Finally, new home construction offers a great way to get ideas and see the latest design trends in action! Keep an open mind, as you tour around and get ideas for your own home, a resale property you’re updating, or your new construction home.

There’s something for everyone in the Parade, whether you’re building a home or decorating one.

6. Keep social distancing guidelines in mind

Please consider the safety of those around you while visiting homes in the KC Parade. Follow social distancing guidelines, wear a face mask, and sanitize your hands. There may be other procedures in place at various homes, including limits of 10 people who can view a home at one time. Please follow the guidelines as we work to keep everyone safe.

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Highlights from the Kansas City Parade of Homes

The Sally Moore Real Estate Team is proud to showcase our new construction neighborhoods in the Kansas City Fall Parade of Homes.  Here’s a look at the highlights.

1. Stone Canyon: 4317 S Stone Canyon Drive

Blue Springs, MO 64015
Dreams and Design Building – Named Pick of the Parade

The Everest II is an award-winning reverse 1.5 story from Dreams and Design Building. Enjoy over 3,000 sqft in the 4 bedroom, 3.5 bathroom home. It features a huge pantry with a grocery door, a pocket office with a mud bench, 2 fireplaces, energy features, a covered cedar deck, a wet bar on the lower level, a suspended slab for storage, and custom kitchen cabinetry. Wow!

This beautiful home was named the “Pick of the Parade” in the 2020 Fall Parade of Homes. Our team is proud to show this home for our award-winning builder and proud to have staged this home. Our team offers complimentary home staging for all sellers.

Learn more about this home.

View all homes for sale in Stone Canyon.

2. Brittany Ridge: 4922 S Park Ridge Dr.

Blue Springs, MO 64015
Dave Richards Homebuilding 

Dave Richards Homebuilding presents the Laurel Glen model in Brittany Ridge. Buyers can pick the finishing touches, as this home is still under construction. 

The Laurel Glen is a popular and versatile floor plan. It’s a spacious split home with three living areas. There’s a master suite on the main level, a large open concept living/dining/kitchen area plus a four seasons room. 

The basement is finished with a wet bar, rec room, plus a fourth bedroom and full private bath. 

See more photos, from a previously finished model

View all homes for sale in Brittany Ridge.

3. Four Pillars: 1805 NE Pallisade Court

Blue Springs, MO 64029
A Place Called Home Construction

The “Morgan” floor plan is a popular ranch home by A Place Called Home Construction. You’ll find hardwood floors throughout the open concept house. With custom-touches like vaulted ceilings and rustic wood beams and box beams, this home is warm and inviting. The ceilings in the basement are 9 ft.

The home has high-end finishes like stainless steel appliances, granite counters, an island, and a large pantry. Pictures are from an already completed Morgan home.

Four Pillars Estates has established homes and new construction, with walking trails and a nearby park with fishing.

Learn more about this new home.

View all homes for sale in Four Pillars.

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Social distancing during the Parade

The health and safety of everyone involved in the Parade is important. So, the following guidelines are in place.

  1. Stay home if you are sick, immune-compromised, or vulnerable to illness. If you are unable to attend, our team will be happy to schedule a private showing or virtual tour. We also have photos available on our site by searching for a home here.
  2. Download the KC Parade of Homes mobile app (Apple | Android) for the latest list of homes available. Some are now sold due to rescheduling, and its up to a builder’s discretion if homes will be open.
  3. Keep children at home. Due to the inclination of children to touch surfaces, you’re asked to attend without children.
  4. Maintain social distancing at all times. You may need to wait to walk into a room or a home depending on how many people are inside. Please keep 6′ between you and others while touring homes.
  5. Do not touch surfaces. The homes will have the lights on and inside doors so you will not have to touch surfaces.
  6. Bring your own face mask. They may be required to enter some homes.
  7. Shorten home visits. Keep visits to under 15 minutes to allow others to safely view the home.
  8. Bring hand sanitizer. Clean your hands before and after you view a property.

Our team will also be sanitizing frequently touched areas and will have signs posted throughout our neighborhoods.

Building a new home

If you can’t find the resale home of your dreams, with such low inventory, new construction is the answer. Look at model homes. You get a modern design and upgrades and don’t have to build the house. It’s move-in ready when you’re ready!

When buying new, trust a new construction expert!

The Sally Moore Real Estate Team offers new construction in:

  • Stone Canyon, Four Pillars, Brittany Ridge, and Sonora Valley of Blue Springs
  • Fields of Highland Park in Lee’s Summit

Springhaven EstatesSpringhaven Estates

Springhaven Estates features treed lots and homes starting in the low $200’s. It’s located near the Kansas City redevelopment on 87th Street. Dave Richards Homebuilding is the exclusive builder.

Robinson Meadows

Robinson Meadows is an established neighborhood with several new construction lots. Dave Richards plans to add 30 new homesites, with prices starting in the lower to upper $200’s. The tree-lined properties are just minutes from 350 Highway and Raytown Road.

Stone Canyon of Blue Springs Golf Course CommunityStone Canyon

The Parade also features Stone Canyon of Blue Springs. It’s one of Jackson County’s premier communities. It backs up to the gorgeous Stone Canyon Golf Club. With three builders in the neighborhood, custom homes start in the mid $300s and go up to a million-dollar dollars.

Don’t be intimidated by the process at all. A lot of our builders have designers that they work with to help you through the process and that’s what we’re here for. To make sure everything comes together perfectly and you’re happy with the final touches.

Sally Moore, New Construction Realtor

Four Pillars

Four Pillars Estates is one of our newer additions, with homes starting in the low $300’s. The community is open to builders, so if you’re working with someone, you can choose a lot in this neighborhood.

The community includes miles of walking trails and a park nearby. The neighborhood is conveniently located in Blue Springs near Adams Dairy Parkway and Duncan Road.

Brittany RidgeBrittany Ridge

Brittany Ridge offers the best of both worlds, with award-winning Blue Springs Schools and lower City of Independence taxes and utilities. It’s located in Blue Springs, near Independence, and the Hidden Valley Sports Complex. You’ll find Dave Richards Homebuilding in this neighborhood, which is a mix of established homes and new construction.

Sonora Valley

Sonora Valley offers a maintenance provided lifestyle to residents at an affordable price.. Dave Richards Homebuilding offers floorplans with high-end finishes with prices starting in the mid $200’s. Amenities include community pool, snow removal, and trash service for a low monthly maintenance fee of $150.

Ryan Meadows PoolRyan Meadows

Ryan Meadows, in Grain Valley, is an established community with new homes. There is only one home site left and you can find it here but hurry before it’s gone!

Prices in Ryan Meadows start in the low $200-thousand range. You get an entry-level price point with high-end finishes from Dave Richards Homebuilding.

Even though the community is expanding, it’s a single-entrance community which keeps traffic to a minimum.

Rosewood Hills

Rosewood Hills is an established and growing neighborhood in Grain Valley. You can choose from three homebuilders, who are building in the 9th phase of development with the 10th phase opening in the Fall of 2020. The 10th phase features many personal homesites backing to trees.

If you like customization or can’t find the home of your dreams, home building is right for you. Choose a new construction expert Realtor to guide you through the home building process.

Choose a builder who offers upgraded items like granite and wood floors as standard items. That way you’re not disappointed later with all the extra costs.

Moore is a new construction expert, specializing in new homes in the Lee’s Summit, Grain Valley, Oak Grove, Independence, and Blue Springs area.

The Fields of Highland Park

The Fields of Highland Park is is located in the sought-after Lee’s Summit community, near 50 Highway, 7 Highway, and 291. The community features established homes and new construction by Randy Gish, of A Place Called Home Construction, Inc.

New Home Floor Plans

Our team works with several builders. View all your options.

Rustic is the latest Kansas City housing trend. As a Midwest city, it’s no surprise that barn wood tile and barn doors are popular. However, it’s not our cow town history that brings the rustic feel to our city. It’s Chip and Joanna Gaines of Waco, Texas and their hit show “Fixer Upper.”

You don’t need famous designers or decorators to add a modern and fresh look to your home. Decorating on a dime is possible. Try making your own barn door for your closet.

If rustic isn’t your style, freshen the look of a room with LED lighting. Add them under, on top, or inside the cabinets to change the feel of your kitchen. Spice it up a little with LED lights that turn colors.

Huge walk-in pantry’s, a subway tile backsplash, and dual-tone cabinets are also popular in kitchens. Choose one color for the island and another color for the rest of the cabinets. Or use one color on the top cabinets and another on the lower ones.

You can create a luxurious feel in a home for less. Even in half a million-dollar homes, the mirrors and frames hanging on the walls typically don’t cost much.

What are you waiting for? Check out the next FREE Kansas City Parade of Homes tour from June 13 to 28, 2020.