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Festive Fourth of July Recipes

July 2, 2018

Independence Day is Wednesday, but it’s not too late to add spark to your menu. These recipes combine delicious ingredients that also happen to have patriotic shades of red, white and blue. Jazz up your picnic table—and pay homage to your country—with these four exciting dishes for the Fourth! 1. Red Velvet Pancakes with Coconut Syrup and Blueberries Start your holiday with a colorfully appetizing pancake breakfast. Add raspberries, blueberries or whipped cream for extra flair. Egg whites also help balance the breakfast nutritionally, while…

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Why Gated Communities Are Popular with Las Vegas Buyers

June 25, 2018
Highland Hills

Gated communities have become a hot commodity among homebuyers in the Las Vegas area. Check out a few reasons why you might want to join the trend and buy a new home in a gated community. Plus, see where we build in gated communities throughout the Valley! Privacy Are you someone who prizes their alone time? In a gated community, you’re not as likely to deal with surprise visitors like solicitors, canvassers or unannounced friends and family. Sweet, sweet solitude. Security You can never have…

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How to Create Your Own Homeowner’s Emergency Phone List

June 22, 2018
Heartbeat

When it comes to homeownership, being prepared for anything makes everything easier. The first step is simple: create a list of numbers you can call to address a range of issues, from home warranty questions to midnight plumbing emergencies. Start with the essentials Every phone list should have contact information for your family members, nearby neighbors, primary care physicians, schools, vet, etc. You may also want to include non-emergency numbers for your local police and fire departments, as well as the nearest urgent care and…

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Retired Couple Finds Dream Home in Colorado Springs

June 18, 2018

We’re always excited to interview happy homebuyers, and these Colorado Springs homeowners were no exception! As a retired couple, Keith and Cherie were excited to move from Michigan to sunny Colorado last year. Upon arrival, they rented a three-story home while they got to know the area and had time to do some serious house-hunting. Their ultimate goal was to buy a ranch-style dream home that they could settle down in for years to come. When they happened upon Richmond American Homes at Mountain Valley…

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How to Throw a Housewarming Party

June 13, 2018

Buying a new home is an important milestone—and a cause for celebration! Check out these quick tips for hosting an unforgettable housewarming party. Make a guest list. Do you want to limit your guests to close friends and family, or invite all your new neighbors? Whether you host an intimate gathering or welcome friends of friends with open arms, establishing a guest list can help you stay organized and stress-free. Send invitations. These set the tone for any event, including your housewarming party. Opt to…

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