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Lawrence Home Builders showing something for all buyers in annual Spring Parade of Homes

This file photo from April 30, 2011, shows a home at 428 Doolittle Drive that was featured during the 2011 Spring Parade of Homes.

This file photo from April 30, 2011, shows a home at 428 Doolittle Drive that was featured during the 2011 Spring Parade of Homes.

April 24, 2018


Lawrence Home Builders Association will have its annual Spring Parade of Homes the next two weekends to show off what is on the market in the community and the latest trends in new home construction.

Bobbie Flory, LHBA executive director, said the homes and town homes will be on view from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and again May 5 and May 6. There will be 14 single-family homes, four town homes and one subdivision on display.

The houses and town homes on display represent a composition of the new homes that Lawrence builders have on the market, Flory said. They have prices ranging from $189,900 to $659,900.

“We do have moderately priced homes,” she said. “Some are priced under $200,000. People say they can’t find new homes at that price point, but they are out there. People can come out and see what is packed into those houses.”

A list of the homes on view with their locations, prices and builders can found at, Flory said. The web site has a suggested route for those wanting to visit all the homes in the free parade, but viewers are welcome to join the tour anywhere and visit as many homes as they choose.


Richard Quinlan 3 weeks, 6 days ago

Build some true starter homes. Back in the olden days , the 70's , you could buy a starter home in a subdivision for 17-18grand. That was a little more than what a decent blue collar job would pay in a year. What blue collar job pays 189 grand.

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Carol Bowen 3 weeks, 3 days ago

Houses for less than $200,000 still do not address the "affordable" housing need. Median incomes in Lawrence are about $50,000. The lacking of affordable housing is a fesult of our free market real estate system. Developers, investers, and realtors want to make a profit. Building addordable housing is not profitable.

Retired people own affordable housing, but there are no appealing options for moving out. Condos cost more than the price of their homes. Condos and partments targeted for the senior population are landscaped with concrete parking lots.

How do we adapt our free market system to increase affordable housing stock for renting or owning a place to live? $200,00 is a nice benchmark, but it's still too high.

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