The housing market in 2016 is looking good.
Builders with the Tulsa Home Builders Association say they've seen record turnout for the "Parade of Homes," which showcases a 157 houses this year.
Ryan Farabough knows a thing or two about the housing market around Tulsa. He’s this year's Parade of Homes chairman and one of the featured builders on the tour.
“A lot of people are out looking, either buying homes, building homes, remodeling their existing homes, so we're pretty excited about the turnout that we're seeing,” Farabough said.
A second-generation home builder, Farabough has seen his fair share of highs and lows in the business, and for the last three years he has seen things steadily improving.
“Housing starts are up this month,” he said. “I think they're up 30 percent this month. Almost every month this year they've been up, so we're off to a good start for 2016."
A nearly $1 custom home is his pride and joy in this year’s parade.
It has every feature a high-end home buyer could want, including a custom media room, and restaurant-grade appliances in the kitchen, custom touches from the game room ceiling to the master bedroom closet.
Even better? A backyard oasis pool.
But if a million dollars is just a little too pricey, the parade has you covered.
“I think we have homes this year starting out at $125,000 all the way up to $1.5 million,” he said. “So really there's something for everyone and every price point.”
Whatever your goal – building, buying or just enjoying the sights -- the Parade of Homes is getting Tulsa moving.
The Parade of Homes is open every day from 1-7 p.m. and continues through next weekend.