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Find Inspiration during BASCO’s Annual Festival of Homes in June

The Festival of Homes is the perfect opportunity for the community to see the work of quality home builders, along with the latest in home design and technology. This year’s festival will once again be held the first two weekends in June, June 14-16 and 21-23 from 1 to 7 p.m.

An annual tradition for many years now, the Builders Association of South Central Oklahoma (BASCO) organizes the festival as an opportunity for area builders to showcase their newest homes to an array of home buyers.

For those looking for their first starter home to those ready to build their dream home, there is plenty to discover. Last year’s festival featured homes starting at 1,600 square feet all the way up to luxury homes with over 4,300 square feet and pricing beginning at $190,000 and going all the way up to $750,000. This year will be similar with a full range of home sizes on the tour and pricing and locations to suit most people’s wishes.

Several years ago, BASCO was joined by the Moore Home Builders Association and the Southwest Home Builders Association to offer an even wider area and range of homes on the tour including Goldsby, Newcastle, Norman, Moore, South OKC and nearby areas.

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 interior decorating in their existing homes. Builders love showcasing their work for these festival-goers as well.

Danny Paul Gamble, current president of BASCO, believes in the importance of this event as a way to connect with the community.

“We have a lot of members who want to get their homes seen, it’s a great opportunity for them to showcase their talents,” Gamble said.

Besides allowing potential homebuyers to experience what is available in the area, the Festival of Homes also gives BASCO the opportunity to give back to the community. Each year a special Festival Show Home is built as a collaborative effort between one of the BASCO homebuilder members along with vendors and suppliers who come together to make an exceptional house for the benefit of the organization and community.

Some of the proceeds from the sale of the featured home are donated to community endeavors such as 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.

This year’s featured Festival Show Home in Norman is located at 512 Vintage Dr. in the Villas at Vintage Creek neighborhood, a development by Aria Development. The home is being built by Custom Builders of Oklahoma and financing has been provided by First United Bank.

Rhonda Trower, one of the owners of Custom Builders of Oklahoma, is proud of the work completed on the home.

“The home is beautiful and we are so proud of its design and construction. Each home is unique and this one definitely has earned the right to be BASCO’s Featured Show Home this year—it won’t disappoint any visitors and its future owners!”

The home features an installed sound system in the living area, a top-notch outdoor living area with fireplace and many other top-of-the-line amenities and design elements.

This year, there are two other featured Festival Show Homes, one from each of the participating builder associations. The Moore Home Builders Association featured Festival Show Home is in the new Meadow Creek addition at 1532 NW 17th Street in Newcastle and is being built by Canterra Homes. The developer is Marvin Haworth and financing is being provided by First Bank & Trust.

The Southwest Home Builders Association is also building their featured Festival Show Home in the new Meadow Creek addition at 1516 NW 17th Street in Newcastle and is being built by Jay London Homes. Financing is being provided by Great Plains Bank in Moore and the developer is Marvin Haworth.

Pick up a free Festival of Homes Tour Book at a local participating 7-Eleven store throughout Norman, Moore, South OKC and surrounding areas. The Festival Tour Book contains in-depth information and photos as well as a map and directions to each of the festival homes. Home details can also be viewed on the festival’s website at BASCO-Festival.com.– BSM

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