Take a peek at new housing trends in the BIA Parade of Homes official guidebook found in today’s Honolulu Star-Advertiser

The Building Industry Association of Hawaii (BIA-Hawaii) will present the 56th annual BIA Parade of Homes during the two open house weeks of Oct. 1-14. This year’s theme, “A New Home Revolution,” will showcase new homes on Oahu and educate consumers on the latest trends, technology and design innovations in residential construction.


Developers and their projects include: “Nohona III at Kapolei Puliki-Plan 4” by Castle & Cooke Homes Hawaii Inc.; “Kahiwelo at Makakilo ‘Ehiku-Plan 7” by D.R. Horton-Schuler Homes LLC; “Sandalwood by Gentry Plan 1-‘Iliahi,” “Sandalwood by Gentry Plan 3-Ha’aheo” and “Trades by Gentry Plan 3-Kaiaulu” by Gentry Homes Ltd.; as well as “Ka Makana at Hoakalei Koa Lifestyle Series, Residence 65.10” and “Ka Makana at Hoakalei Koa Premier Series, Residence 60.50” by Haseko Development Inc.

When you visit the 2012 new model homes, enter to win up to nine Solar World SW245 Photovoltaic Sun modules with micro inverters and a monitoring system from Bonterra Solar. Visit www.biahawaii.org for the locations and driving directions to all the Model Homes. You can also get the information on Bonterra Solar’s photovoltaic system, the BIA Parade of Homes Grand Prize and all the 2012 model homes inside the 56th annual BIA Parade of Homes Guidebook that is inserted in today’s Honolulu Star-Advertiser.

Visit free open houses Oct. 1-14 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. to discover why these new residential homes are “not your parents home.”


Karen Nakamura is executive vice president/CEO of the Building Industry Association of Hawaii.