Parade of Homes opens doors to some of Steamboat’s high-end homes |

Parade of Homes opens doors to some of Steamboat’s high-end homes

The 11th annual Parade of Homes, a Colorado Group Realty Charitable Foundation fundraiser, will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
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The 11th annual Parade of Homes offers a rare glimpse into some of the most unique, high-end homes in Steamboat Springs all for a good cause.

The event, which is hosted by Colorado Group Realty and benefits the realty company’s charitable foundation, will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Parade-goers will have the opportunity to visit homes in Barn Village, Strawberry Park, Fairview, Dakota Ridge and Old Town.

“Between the builders, architects, designers and landscapers, no detail was overlooked,” said Kara Larrabee, Colorado Group Realty marketing director. “I’ve seen each of these homes, up close and personal, and this year certainly will not disappoint. It’s been neat watching some of these homes evolve considering they were still in the building process when they committed to being on the tour.”

Styles of the homes on the tour range from mountain contemporary to modern homes to more rustic.

The homes, according to Larrabee, were selected based on nominations by homeowners, designers, builders and architects. Parage-goers can also recommend a home for next year’s event.

“These homes are not on the market, and this isn’t a competition regarding size,” Larabee said. “We are more so looking for unique homes.”

Proceeds from the event will be benefitting STARS for the second year. Next year, a new nonprofit will be selected. Brokers personally contribute to the Colorado Group Realty Charitable Foundation with each real estate transaction they close. Since 2006, the Foundation has raised and distributed over $150,000 to Yampa Valley nonprofits.

Those attending the Parade of Homes will also have the opportunity to vote on the 2017 Routt County Home of the Year. The winner will be featured on the Colorado Group Realty website and the owners will receive a $500 gift certificate to Three Peaks Grill.

This year, shuttle service can be purchased or parade-goers can do a self-guided tour. Shuttle service requires reservations in advance and will depart the downtown office at 11 a.m.

Tickets are $30 per person for the self-guided tour and $50 for executive van service with complementary gift bag. Tickets can be purchased online or at Colorado Group Realty’s downtown office, 509 Lincoln Ave.

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