Tuesday, September 16, 2008

KC Fall Parade of Homes

My wife and I love to look at expensive model homes. In fact, we’ve done this twice a year for the last 6 or 7 years – starting one random weekend when we were in Colorado Springs visiting my mom. We are currently in the middle of the Kansas City Parade of Homes so my wife and I took the opportunity to pretend like we are rich and tour some of the mega-houses in the southern KC area.

We went to 5 or so homes ranging in price from $850,000 to $1,700,000. I always think to myself “what do people do in order to be able to afford these houses!?” Doctor or lawyer often comes to mind. But then I am reminded that even the CEO of the plunger company is likely a millionaire – so I am sure that even the richie rich occupations are as varied as any other neighborhood. To be honest, I can’t help but hope that there are a few here and there who are business consultants. Hey, it could happen!

Here are a few pictures of the houses that we viewed.

Most of the houses were huge and decorated quite well:

Additionally, they were all landscaped. About 1/2 of them were ON golf courses.