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El Pasoans start shopping for homes

Saturday, June 22, 2013 - 6:05pm

People were out searching for their new, dream home at the parade of homes in El Paso on Saturday.

According to a government report, released this week, the pace of home building gained steam in May.

And in the borderland, several people were entering and exiting each and every house looking for the one that suited them best. Everything from the kitchen décor to the bathroom set, these customers were making sure their buy was the right one.

“In general I always love the ideas and I think it’s a perfect possibility for people to see what comes in and inspire them,” said Lyuba Titovets, prospect home owner. “I think that if someone sees the opportunity to buy a home they will take it.”

According to Executive Vice President of the El Paso Association of Builders Ray Adauto, people are buying houses and said the parade of homes is here to help them with that.

“"There’s obviously a market for it,” said Adauto. “And what happens in these homes is because they are parade homes, they normally get a lot more stuff put into them without the increase in the price. So value is a key ingredient."

And first time home buyer Allyssan Carrillo agrees. She said she has saved up enough money and is now looking for the right buy.

“As a first time home buyer, I just want to see the different styles each builder has to offer,” said Carrillo. “We have done our savings, so hopefully we can buy something soon."

The Parade of homes will be in exhibition until July 7th. Adauto said the homes start in the $200,000 range and the price to admission to this open house event is five dollars per adult.



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