Homearama set to open

Published 8:29 pm Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Builders are working hard and working fast to finish up their homes for the 2018 Homearama that begins this Friday.

All seven homes are located at The Creeks of Nansemond in the Nansemond River Estates community with homes just a stone’s throw away from Star Creek. Patrons can expect all-new innovations in architecture, interior design and technology at each of the homes.

“They are going to see seven exciting houses that are all fully decorated inside and out. It’s the whole nine yards,” said Les Ore of Ore Builders, the show’s chairman and builder of two of the homes.

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The new additions to the neighborhood range from $470,000 to $750,000, but Ore believes that the houses can also serve as a chance to get some new ideas for patrons’ own homes.

“They can see decorating ideas and neat lighting ideas,” Ore said.

The homes feature innovative lighting, interior trim, audio and video to provide inspiration to those that attend.

There are five new builders joining the Homearama this year, and Ore believes this gives the site a new flair compared to years past.

“We have five builders that have never built in a Homearama before,” Ore said. “It gives a new flair for someone that has never been in it. They have a brand-new outlook, and now we have a new generation of builders.”

The houses offer patrons a chance to do some shopping as well. Every home is fully furnished, and all of the furnishings are for sale.

“Most people don’t know that you can buy the furniture. Everything has a price,” Ore said.

While the event is there to showcase seven new homes in the community, there is more to do than just look at homes. Every weekend has a theme, including Military and First Responders weekend, Bluegrass and Blues and Family Fun Day.

“It’s an event, and it’s not just about the homes. There is stuff going on every day, whether it is live music outside or Santa Claus one weekend,” Ore said. “It’s not just looking at houses, because there is something to do all day long.”

The show will take place Friday through Sunday for the next three weekends: Oct. 19-21, Oct. 26-28 and Nov. 2-4.

The show will be open from noon to 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and from noon to 6 p.m. Sundays, with the exception of Nov. 4, when it will close at 5 p.m.

To get to the show, use 4032 Evan Circle in your navigation system.

Tickets can be purchased at the event for $10, and children 12 and under are free. More information can be found online at homearama.tv.