From the ground up, homes of every price range pop up in what seems like no time at all. They come in large numbers, thanks to the popularity of events like the Parade of Homes.
"Over the past few years, it's been amazing the amount of people that have, whether you're just picking out a paint color for your house, doing an addition or anything, this is where it's all done at," lead builder Chuck Wiseman said.
Nearly 70 homes will be ready for public tours starting on Saturday, all of them showing off different styles and tastes.
"Everybody's trying to do the newest trend items. There's so many people that it takes to put a home together, from the foundation all the way to trimming it and all the details," Wiseman said.
The feature home this fall is what Wiseman calls a contemporary-style home with features some may not expect, including a large amount of glass throughout the home.
The Parade of Homes is certainly not just a reason to build; there's plenty of interest in home buying without it.
"Even last year, which was one of our best years, 800 to 850 building permits last year and this year it's a little over 1,600," Wiseman said.
It is a trend that Wiseman says is a good indicator of where the local housing marking is going.
"I don't know if there's anyone left to build because it seems that everyone is building right now. 3,000 to 4,000 people move here each year, and they're still expecting that to stay the same, so we're going to have to continue to build out," Wiseman said.
The housing market in Sioux Falls is doing very well, and the evidence can be seen in the feature home of this year's Parade of Homes, an event that is very special to those who have built these homes with their bare hands.
"I've been doing this for 12 years, every spring and every fall. What's special about it is that you do get to meet a lot of new people. That's the best time to go pick out your builder, pick out a style of home you want to build, the price range," Wiseman said.
Wiseman expects people to do surveying for their own housing projects this year more than ever before.