For the first time, the Home Builders Association of Greater Des Moines is taking its annual Home Show Expo to Warren County, where Vista Real Estate and Investment Corp. is developing The Ridge at Echo Valley.

The development is on a hilltop overlooking Echo Valley Country Club, a sponsor of the event. Ten home builders will showcase 11 homes that range in price from $515,000 to $950,000.

To date, Vista has sold 52 of the 69 lots platted for the development. Prices on the remaining lots range from $67,500 to $90,000.

This is the 39th year for the Home Show Expo, and each year provides a glimpse of the latest trends in home building.

Features on display this year include an indoor/outdoor bar, dog room, home automation, hidden pantries and a “scotch and cigars room.”

The event runs the remaining three weekends in July. Parking is available at Norwalk High School, with free shuttles to the expo.

Peoples Co., whose house building entity Ground Breaker Homes has an entry in the expo, has provided video footage of construction activity at The Ridge at Echo Valley here.  

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