Buying a Home

From the FAQ File: Countertops, Cabinets & Other Fixtures

February 15, 2018
kitchen countertop

Q: What brand of countertops does Richmond American use?  A: Countertops vary by market, but they’re typically offered in a variety of popular colors, materials and brands, including granite and Silestone® quartz. Contact your local Home Gallery™ for more details on what’s available near you. Q: What brand of cabinets does Richmond American use?  A: Each of our markets has a different cabinet manufacturer, such as Aristokraft®, Mastercraft® or Timberlake®. Wherever you build, you’ll be sure to have a variety of cabinet finishes, styles and wood species…

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Buying a Home

Comparing Builder Websites and Third-party Real Estate Websites

February 13, 2018

What do websites like Zillow, Redfin and Realtor.com have in common? They aggregate data from multiple-listing services (MLS), enabling them to show you home listings from a variety of sellers. This includes resale listings from homeowners as well as new home listings from builders. But did you know you may be missing out if you never take a look at builders’ websites? Check out how the two types of websites stack up below—and keep in mind that it’s not an either/or discussion. You might find,…

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Couple Discovers Their Colorado Dream Home

February 9, 2018
Couple with their dog outside of new home

As a young married couple, Eva and Alex knew that they were ready to create a home together. But at a competitive time in the Denver real estate market, bidding wars became a challenging aspect of their homebuying journey. Luckily, they soon discovered that buying a brand-new Soho home at Cityscapes at Littleton Village was the perfect solution. The home offered many desirable features and didn’t require a stressful competitive bidding process. In addition to the the eye-catching floor plan, the couple was drawn to…

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Kids’ Valentine’s Day Cards to Make at Home

February 6, 2018
Girl cutting out paper heart

Cupid just called: You need 25 inspired Valentine’s Day cards for your son or daughter’s class exchange, and there’s no time to waste! Not to worry. We’ve rounded up some of the easiest, cutest and downright punniest DIY classroom Valentine’s Day card ideas on the web. Think of it as our heartfelt gift to you. Please do try these at home: “You Make My Day Bright” Valentine. This eye-catching Valentine’s card is sure to impress your kiddo’s classmates. Perfect if your child’s school has a…

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3 Reasons to Choose New Homes Over Resale

February 1, 2018
The Hemingway

The new home vs. resale debate is something every homebuyer must face. Will you shop for both new construction and resale? Just new homes? Only resale? There are many factors to consider with this choice. As a homebuilder, we’re biased toward new construction, but we also understand the benefits to buying new many people tend to overlook. The “done” factor. For many working Americans, weekends define the quality of their lifestyle. Maybe you work 40 hours a week, but Saturday and Sunday are the times…

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