Life at Home

8 Great Dips to Serve at Your Next Football Party

January 28, 2019
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Want to score extra points with friends and family on game day? We’re here to help! Add any of these delicious dips to your starting lineup; then sit back and wait for the crowd to go wild: 7-Layer Bean Dip. Football and bean dip go hand-in-hand, and this easy-to-follow recipe boasts seven layers of fabulous flavor. You can even prepare it ahead of time! Light Queso Dip. Watching the big game and your waistline? This healthier take on classic beef queso is so tasty, your…

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Local Stories

A Home for Herself & Family

January 25, 2019

When we reached out to Wendy for this interview, she was in the middle of an important task: baking cookies for the Richmond American employees who helped make her dream home a reality! Wendy was ready to live in a home with a main-floor master suite and comfortable spaces to gather with her three children—ages 17, 19 and 22—when she discovered Peakview Village in Centennial, Colorado. As a big fan of the relaxing patio her previous home offered, the Garrison floor plan’s inviting covered patio…

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Financing & Insuring

Online Tools to Improve Credit

January 21, 2019

An acceptable credit score is one of the keys to getting your home loan application approved. Mortgage lenders have historically used FICO® scores—derived from data collected by one or more of the three major credit bureaus—as a major factor in determining whether you qualify for a mortgage. Different mortgage lenders can approve or deny loans based on their own risk tolerance, but anything below a “good” range may significantly decrease your odds of loan approval—and of a favorable interest rate if you are approved. So, what…

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Buying a Home

A Guide to Our Free Homebuyer Guides

January 18, 2019
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At Richmond American, we love helping new homebuyers attain the dream of homeownership. And with nearly 40 years in the industry, we’ve learned a thing or two about the process! Perhaps you’re just beginning your house hunt, or maybe you’ve already decided on a floor plan and community. Regardless of your stage in the homebuying process, we have compiled worksheets, tools and checklists to assist you along the way. Check out (and download!) our series of FREE guides, designed to help homebuyers stay organized, informed…

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Packing & Moving

Find the Best Restaurants, Schools & More in Your New Community

January 10, 2019

Moving to a new area can leave you feeling a little lost, but it’s actually an exciting opportunity to discover all the things that make your new community uniquely appealing. Read on for three easy ways to find top-rated spots near you and build lasting ties to your new community. Get to know the neighbors Making friends with your neighbors is a great way to instantly feel more at home in your new area—and they’re bound to have plenty of can’t-miss recommendations for everything from…

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