Buying a Home

Why Great Schools Matter (Even if You’re Not a Parent)

April 24, 2018

There are many factors to consider when purchasing a new home, and whether or not you have children, the quality of area schools is definitely one of them. Buying a home in a highly ranked school district might cost you more up front, but the potential benefits can be significant. The cost of good schools According to Redfin, buyers pay an average of $50 more per square foot for homes in top-ranked school zones. A 2016 Realtor.com study found that homes in school districts ranked…

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Buying a Home

From the FAQ File: Building Time & Upgrade Costs

April 19, 2018

Sometimes, there are no easy answers for the questions readers ask. Today’s topics are some of the toughest. Q: How long does it take to build a Richmond American home? A: Construction time depends on many factors; the size of the home, the complexity of the floor plan, even weather conditions can influence the timeline. Your Construction Superintendent should be able to set expectations as you move forward. If you need to move soon, consider purchasing one of our quick move-in homes. To see what’s…

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Life at Home

Breakfasts on the Go

April 17, 2018
Make ahead egg muffins

It’s no secret that high-calorie fast-food breakfasts can expand your waistline and shrink your savings (money that could go toward a down payment on a new home!). So, don’t let hectic mornings serve as an excuse for hitting the nearest drive through. Instead, check out these nutritious, delicious, make-ahead breakfast recipes that will power you through the a.m. without hampering your health, depleting your bank account or putting a hitch in your routine.  Brownie Batter Overnight Protein Oatmeal. Brownie batter for breakfast? Yes, please! This…

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Life at Home

Make a Statement: Design with Pendants

April 12, 2018

In today’s guest blog post, the team from Progress Lighting provides insight on a very popular home trend—designing with pendants! One of the most versatile interior design trends our team has seen is the creative use of pendant groupings in spacious areas. Pendants not only provide functional illumination—by adding lighting directly where its needed—but also increase the aesthetics of a room by enhancing complementary finishes and textures featured in other home accents. Here are some of our favorite applications—and ideas to try—featuring pendant designs.  …

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Local Stories

Day in the Life: Longmont, CO

April 10, 2018
View of Longs Peak from McIntosh Lake in Longmont, CO

Longmont—Boulder’s countryside cousin to the northeast—has officially come into its own. Remaining true to its agricultural roots, yet brimming with hip eateries and breweries, beautiful parks and open spaces, a revitalized outdoor mall and a surging Main Street (besting Boulder’s Pearl Street in sales tax revenue last year), Longmont has developed into one of Boulder County’s most popular hangouts and places to live. Here’s a look at what a day in the life might look like for you as a resident. 8:00 A.M. WALK AROUND…

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