Whether they're from out of town, or right here in Laredo, people from far and wide lined up to see some of the homes the Gateway City has to offer. But many were surprised to see just how many have turned out for this year's Parade of Homes. Our Annette Garcia has more on the story. " 'The houses we've been in have very elegant features and we're excited with what we've seen today,' says Dinah Gonzalez--a potential homebuyer. Laredo houses: picture perfect for Dinah Gonzalez who recently left San Antonio and is now looking for her dream home in the Gateway City. Every detail and color, she says, has to be just right; and with so many discounts enticing her to buy--so far--the options sound good. 'We're finding discounts with builders and favorable mortgage financing so it's a great time to be in the market as a buyer.' (Annette): 'In a slumping economy, many wondered if people would even turn out for the Parade of Homes and organizers say, based on things so far, people are ready to buy.' Laura Guerra, a representative from the Laredo Builder's Association says, 'all the rates are as low as can be right now. It's a good time; it is a buyer's market, even thouigh there is a turn in the economy.' Interest rates, she says, are low. Some as low as 4.5%; and there is plenty of money available to help those purchasing a new home. 'There is some bond money avaliable gives five percent free money,' she says. The only recent change that may affect a buyer: their credit score. 'The credit scores have been in place; they are a little bit higher. You need a 620 for F.H.A.' But for now, Gonzalez says she's happy and ready to move on. 'We've experienced it being a buyer's market. It took us a while to sell our house in San Antonio.' Annette Garcia, Pro 8 News." This year, the Parade of Homes is a little different as well. In the past, builders were asked to showcase homes all in one area. But this year, the Laredo Builder's Association decided to cut back on the costs and showcase homes throughout the city. The parade of homes continues tomorrow from noon to 7 p.m. Just look for the signs all along Loop 20.