It's the time of the year that Tyler area home builders get to showcase their work and it's the time of the year for my wife and I to visit these homes to see what ideas we could possibly incorporate into our home thanks to the Tyler Parade of Homes event!

This is something my wife and I have enjoyed doing the past couple of years, visiting these beautiful homes and only dreaming of having one like it! Although we can't afford many of the homes on the parade route, doesn't mean we can't take some of the ideas and dream about how they would fit and look in our home. Something as little as a bathroom fixture, new lighting fixture or the way a room is painted could potentially make a big difference in the look and feel of our home.

The Tyler Area Builders Association presents the 2014 Parade of Homes for Tyler June 7th thru 15th and features thirty new homes that offer the very latest in home building ideas and techniques. This years' home tour features homes throughout Tyler and Smith County and with the purchase of your home tour ticket you'll be helping support Kingdom Life Academy and Camp Courageous at Rockin' C Ranch. Tickets can be purchased at participating parade homes or through the Tyler Area Builders Association.

While they last, you can redeem your VIP points for a pair of tickets for the tour!