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Tuesday, March 3, 2015


Homearama 2015 Canceled

It was announced last week that Cincinnati's largest and longest running annual home show 'Homearama' will be cancelled in 2015. This isn't the first time that the show has skipped a year, which was the case a few years ago during the middle of the housing recession, but the reasoning for the cancellation was what stood out to me. According to a spokesman with the show, the cancellation is a result of "increased activity in other segments of the housing market." In other words, builders are finding better opportunities in more urban developments, which prompted this editorial on urbancincy.com proposing that the Homearama event be moved from the outer ring suburbs in surrounding counties, back into Cincinnati's more urban neighborhoods, such as Walnut Hills, Obryonville and Pleasant Ridge to name a few. Assuming the floor plans and elevations are modified from the standard Homearama layout to fit a more urban context, I think this is an idea the City of Cincinnati should really consider supporting.