Joan McGinn with Atlanta Parade of Homes

Director of Sales at Eastwood Homes Joan McGinn is in the studio for today’s Around Atlanta segment of Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio. Joined by co-hosts Carol Morgan and Todd Schnick, the group discusses the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association’s (HBA) 2021 Atlanta Parade of Homes.

McGinn has been in the real estate and new home building industry for the past 20 years and is currently working with Eastwood Homes and is also a member of the Parade of Homes Committee. Starting back in 1977, Eastwood Homes is a private home building company based in the Southeast and is new to the Atlanta market. Eastwood Homes entered the Atlanta market just one year ago and has already sold out its first community and has five new communities in the works.

The Parade of Homes is the largest annual spring showcase of new homes across metro Atlanta taking place in April and May. The event features a wide variety of homes and townhomes in a diversity of styles, locations and price points and is free, self-guided and open to the public.

The 2021 Atlanta Parade of Homes takes place on the weekends of April 24-25, May 1-2 and May 8-9. The Parade will take place on Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sundays from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. This year, homebuyers are given the chance to take free, self-guided tours of over 50 homes scattered throughout metro Atlanta. This hassle-free event requires no registration and allows attendees to come and go as they please, visiting as many homes as they would like.

The Atlanta Parade of Homes utilizes a scattered-site layout for this year’s events. The Parade has a variety of different builders participating, all throughout the metro Atlanta area. From townhomes and single-family homes to active adult communities and lavish estate homes, there is a wide selection of home types and prices to view. No matter where you live in Atlanta, you’ll be able to find a parade community close to your area.

“It’s a great opportunity for consumers looking to buy a new construction home, or if you’re just interested in checking out the latest design trends and seeing what our wonderful decorators have done to some of our model homes,” said McGinn. “It’s just a great opportunity to be able to see in person the things you might’ve been ogling online and dreaming about.”

To help plan your route for the upcoming Atlanta Parade of Homes, check out two of the easy-access resources provided to make the event run seamlessly. First, visit to see a comprehensive list of homes and builders participating in the Parade. Additionally, you can download the ATLHomesParade App, available in the App Store or Google Play Store. There are so many different homes and places to visit during the parade. To help make the best use of your time, download the app before the parade start date and start mapping out those routes!

To help make the Parade even better for years to come, the Greater Atlanta HBA wants to hear what you think! All attendees will have the opportunity to share their opinions about what they do and don’t like about each home and its individual features and styles. Vote for your favorite homes and get entered to win a variety of fabulous prizes! The 2021 Atlanta Parade of Homes door prizes include:

  • An outdoor centerpiece for keeping family and friends warm outdoors even when the temperatures drop. Donated by Haven Design Works
  • A Ring doorbell to answer the door and check-in on home at any time from anywhere! Donated by the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association
  • The IQ Panel 2 to keep you connected to an ecosystem of devices, giving you control over your entire home. Donated by Phoenix Systems

After the Parade, your votes will be counted to determine which home builders will be awarded titles including Best Overall Home, Best Master Suite/Bath, Best Kitchen and more!

Parade of Homes prizes

The 2021 Parade of Homes Gold sponsors include New American Funding, Offerpad, Nelson & Galbreath, Atlanta Gas Light and O’Kelley & Sorohan Attorneys at Law, LLC. The Silver sponsors include Pella and Team Pest USA. Media sponsors include Atlanta’s Best New Homes Show, Denim Marketing, Atlanta Real Estate Forum and KNOWAtlanta Relocation Guide.

To learn more about the 2021 Atlanta Parade of Homes, be sure to listen to the full interview above. You can also visit for more information.

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