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ENTRY FORM One per house
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419 Nolana Ste. C, Mcallen, TX 78504 (956) 686-2932 Fax: 668-9705 • rgvbam@sbcglobal.net
2019 Parade Dates:
April 27-28 and May 4-5
Pick Up Parade Materials On:
April 24, 2019
Home Must Be Completed By:
April 24, 2019
Early Registration
on or before Oct. 31, 2018
$3,000
Standard Registration
from Nov. 1 - Nov. 30, 2018
$3,100
Late Registration
from Dec. 1 - Dec. 30, 2018
$3,200
Final Registration
from Jan. 2 - Feb. 28, 2019
$3,400

IMPORTANT TERMS & CONDITIONS

  • Registration fees will be returned except for an administration fee of $500 per entry for Parade entries that are cancelled before Feb. 1, 2019
  • Note: NO REFUNDS AFTER THIS DATE. Please Initial
  • I agree that if my entry in the Parade of Homes is sold before the Parade, I will still make it available for showing in the Parade. Please Initial
  • I certify that this is a new home and has NOT been lived in. Please Initial

Builder INFORMATION

Official Home Entry Information

  • Name of Community: Cross Streets:
  • Street Address: City: Gate Code:
  • Phone Numbers to be listed with home: and
  • Exact Home Price (For Administrative Use Only): $
    Bedrooms:
    + Other:
    Baths:
    Garage:
  • Type of Home (Check One):
  • Enter this home for judging as a:
  • Is this entry handicapped accessible?
  • This community has how many entrances?
  • This home faces which direction?
  • Applying for:
*A furnished home can be entered in the Spec or Model category. The Spec Home category is for homes available for immediate sale. The Model Home category is for homes that will function as a sales office or showcase home for the builder and not available for immediate sale. Model Homes must be at least 50% furnished.

checklist timeline

  • February 1, 2019 Deadline for removing home from the Parade with partial refund - No refunds after this date
  • February 5, 2019 Deadline for submitting final address of entry
  • March 1, 2019 Deadline for ordering 3D-Renderings
  • March 18-20,2019 Deadline for submitting / approving photo or rendering of home entry
  • March 18, 2019 Deadline for builder portrait photo and bullet points on entry’s description for Guidebook
  • March 25, 2019 Deadline for Guidebook Advertising and payment due
  • March 25 2019 Deadline to banner home as “Unavailable for Viewing”
  • April 24, 2019 Parade signs and other materials available for pickup
  • April 24, 2019 Home must be completed to qualify for judging
  • April 27*-28* and May 4-5 Parade of Homes Weekends (*Judging of Homes)
  • May 7, 2019 Parade signs and materials must be returned
  • May 10, 2019 Parade award dinner

Note: Please read the back of this entry form for rules regarding participation in the Parade of Homes. Sign and date at the bottom.

I have read the front/back of this entry form and agree to comply with the rules & policies for the parade of homes

Signed:

Date:

Company Rep (Print Name):

Title:

2018 RGVBA PARADE OF HOMES PARTICIPATION AGREEMENT

RGVBA, Inc. 419 Nolana, Ste C • McAllen, TX 78504
Office: (956) 686-2932 • Fax (956) 668-9705 • Email: rgvbam@sbcglobal.net

In order to be eligible to participate in the Parade of Homes, the builder, developer or other participant must be a member in good standing (A member in good standing means that your dues are paid by the entry deadline as applicable). In signing this agreement members agree to abide by the following rules and regulations:

PARADE ENTRY FEE IS FOR ONE HOME. “Official” entry is for the home address listed on the first page of this application and that will be required to complete a separate form and pay corresponding fee in order to comply with “official” entry requirements. The RGVBA reserves the right to incur additional entry fees for homes that are adjacent to or contiguous to the official home entry.

1. The entry deadlines for the Parade of Homes are as follows: Early Registration ($3,000 per house) on or before October 31, 2018. Standard Registration ($3,100 per house) from Nov. 1 - Nov. 30, 2018. Late Registration ($3,200 per house) from Dec. 1 - Dec. 30, 2018. Final registration ($3,400 per house) from Jan. 2- Feb. 28, 2019. NO ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER FEBRUARY 28, 2019.

2. I understand that all builders or developers who have an active ownership interest in the Parade of Homes entry house, must be members in good standing of the Rio Grande Valley Builders Association (RGVBA) and adhere to membership guidelines for participation.

3. My home entry is new, has never been occupied, and will be staffed and open for public viewing during all Parade hours. I also agree that my home will be complete and ready for showing by APRIL 24, 2019 to qualify for judging. The same model home can be entered for maximum of two years. If my home will be incomplete, unsafe, or not available for showing at the time the Parade opens, I agree to banner my home as “not available for showing.” If I have an incomplete, unsafe or unavailable home on APRIL 24, 2019 I may lose participation privileges. The deadline for noting “not available for showing” or removing the Parade entry in the guidebook is MARCH 25, 2019.

4. A “finished” house is one on which the builder has secured a certificate of occupancy from the city and which meets all mortgage appraisal standards. This includes all plumbing, all floors coverings, paintings and staining, carpentry, etc. If I cannot secure a certificate of occupancy for any reason, I will notify the RGVBA before APRIL 24, 2019. If my home is completely finished, and except for electricity, does not have final hook-ups to sewer, water or gas, the house may still be shown, if no safety hazards are presented, and the RGVBA is notified. Cooling and electricity must be provided to the home. Additionally, a driveway or boardwalk must be in place to provide safe access to the home. A copy of the certificate of occupancy must be turned into the RGVBA in order to participate in the Parade. Parade materials will only be given with certificates of occupancy.

5. If the home will not be available for showing, notice must be given to the RGVBA by MARCH 25, 2019 in order to remove the home from all advertising material and/or banner the home in the Parade Guidebook as “unavailable for viewing.” If my home will be unavailable for viewing on Saturday APRIL 27, I will not put up any related Parade signage. If the house will not be ready to show by the first day of the Parade, I will place a sign at the house, instructing the public that it is “unavailable for showing.” This sign will be provided by the RGVBA at an additional fee. Failure to place this sign may result in the loss of my participation privileges in future Parade of Homes.

6. I will ensure that the grounds surrounding my Parade entry, within my control, are neat, orderly and free of hazards to the public.

7. Proofs for the Parade Guidebook must be approved by the builder or his/her representative digitally or in paper form and must be approved by MARCH 25, 2019. If proofs are not returned, any mistakes in the printed book will be the advertiser’s responsibility. I agree to ensure that all the information on the Parade entry is accurate and not be misleading to the consumer.

8. I understand that no other company may distribute their literature or be present in my Parade model unless they are RGVBA Members and pay the Partner fee of $350 per home or purchase an ad in the Parade Guidebook.

9. I agree to carry liability insurance on all my Parade entry homes from APRIL 24 through MAY 5, 2019. I understand that a copy of this certificate of insurance is a requirement for entry and that the certificate must be submitted before materials for the Parade are distributed on APRIL 24, 2019

10. I agree that the RGVBA is not responsible for any errors or omissions concerning my home, the maps, the write-up narrative, or my ad in the Parade Guidebook, or in any related advertising, press releases, etc. I agree to call any errors to the attention of the RGVBA in writing by MARCH 25, 2019. Write-ups will be edited at the discretion of the Parade of Homes committee for length, grammar, and content.

11. Builders will receive one metal yard sign per entry. Additionally, one or two metal signs will be issued for each development. Directional signs should be placed by Saturday, APRIL 27, 2019 and must be removed immediately after the Parade, MAY 6, 2019. The yard signs must be returned to the RGVBA office or designated location by MAY 7, 2019. Late sign-in forfeits deposit. All signs will remain the property of the RGVBA. No signage from anyone other than the builder is allowed in front of a Parade Entry, and the builder sign may not contain logos or information for any other entity other than ENERGY STAR® and Built To Save™. I agree to abide by the current sign placement policy of the RGVBA as instructed.

12. I will place the Parade entry yard sign in the front yard of the Parade model. A limited number of directional signs will be provided and required to be placed in accordance to municipal regulations along public roadways. The Parade feather flag will be placed in the front yard in order to better direct consumers to the Parade entry. No other feather flags are allowed. No exceptions. All Parade signs, metal and plastic, must be removed immediately the day after the Parade.

13. I will return my Parade of Homes signs to the RGVBA office at 419 Nolana, Suite C, McAllen, TX or designated location by MAY 7, 2019. All signs remain the property of the Builders Association. I agree to reimburse the RGVBA for any signs and materials not returned.

14. I agree that the pullout date for removing my entry from the Parade of Homes is FEBRUARY 1, 2019. After that date, my entry fee will not be returned. A WRITTEN NOTICE MUST BE RECEIVED BY THE RGVBA OFFICE ON OR BEFORE FEBRUARY 1, 2019, and a refund will be issued for cancellation minus a $500 administration fee per entry. There are no exceptions to this rule!

15. A violation of the above rules could result in the suspension of Parade participation privileges. Any decisions regarding rule violations will be made by the Parade Committee and are final and binding

16. The Parade of Homes Committee has the right to rescind any award given if the builder is found to be in violations of this Participation Agreement.

17. Participating builders who receive Parade of Home Awards or recognitions may include the award(s) and seal(s) in their advertising and promotions until the end of that calendar year. After January 31st of the following year that the award is given, the award may be listed on advertising as text form only. The use of seal(s) in all advertising and promotions is strictly forbidden and must be removed from printed materials, signage, and online advertising to avoid consumer confusion.

18. Sponsors, builders, and advertisers are liable for collection fees including attorney and/or court cost if required to collect account. All fees are payable in Hidalgo County, McAllen, TX.

I HAVE READ AND UNDERSTAND THE ABOVE PARTICIPATION AGREEMENT AND I AGREE TO ABIDE BY THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS STATED.

NAME:
SIGNED:
DATE:

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