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Advantages of an Energy Efficient Home

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In our modern era, you hear an awful lot of hype about energy efficiency - how important it is, and how awesome the benefits are. But what does it really mean? What benefits do you get by having an energy efficient home?Saving MoneyOne of the most obvious (and most crucial advantages for many) is the substantial savings you can achieve. Energy costs are a concern for many homeowners. However, if you have an energy efficient home, you dramatically reduce the cost of your energy bills by … Continue Reading...

Six Questions to Ask Your New Home Builder

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Finding the right builder for your new home is one of the most vital aspects of the whole project. If you happen to make the wrong choices, the results can be disastrous, costly, and exceedingly stressful.Asking prospective builders these six qualifying questions will help you to get to know the candidates and establish whether they are reputable and whether you can successfully work together to create your new home.How much experience do you have?This seems like an obvious question, … Continue Reading...

Colorado Springs Home Builder FAQ: Ranch-Style Or Two-Story?

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Ranch homes have risen in popularity in Colorado Springs new home construction over the last five years. But just because they’re popular now, doesn’t mean they’ll always be the rage. So, when deciding whether to build a ranch-style or two-story home, it comes down to personal preference.That said, here are some factors to keep in mind when deciding if you want to build a ranch-style or two-story home.Who should build a ranch-style home?Anyone can live in a ranch-style home. The … Continue Reading...

What To Look For When Touring A Model Home

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During the Colorado Springs Housing and Builders Association annual Parade of Homes Aug. 1 through 17, you’re likely to visit several beautiful model homes. It’s easy to get swept away with the grandeur of some of the houses. But if you’re thinking about using the Parade as a tool to help you select a homebuilder, you’ll need to know what to look for when touring a model home.How the house looks from the outsideCurb appeal is enduring and it’s important that you like how the house looks … Continue Reading...

Fourth of July in Colorado Springs 2014

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It is the love of country that has lighted and that keeps glowing the holy fire of patriotism. J. Horace McFarland The 4th of July falls on a Friday this year and that is good news for many Colorado Springs residents. A great start to the summer is a long holiday weekend with plenty of time and events to celebrate America’s Independence with fun runs, parades, fireworks, barbeque, picnics, arts festivals and an abundance of traditional Fourth of July foods. With plenty of rainfall this summer … Continue Reading...

Eating Local and Seasonal in Colorado Springs

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Farmers Markets and CSA's in Colorado Springs Summer is right around the corner, which can only mean that the start of the local farmer’s market season begins. Whether you occasionally visit a farm stand or do all of your local meat and produce shopping at these daily markets, the Colorado Springs area has a lot to offer. Local vendors, farmers, ranchers, bakers and craftspeople offer seasonal vegetables and fruits, herbs, local honey, bouquets of fresh flowers, jams and jellies and homemade … Continue Reading...

Spotlight on: The United States Air Force Academy

The United States Air Force AcademyAddress: 4102 Pinion Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80840Campus Size: 18,500 acresDon't Miss: Visitor Center, The Air Force Academy Chapel, Sporting EventsGetting there: North Gate entrance Exit 156 on Interstate 25, 14 miles north of downtown Colorado SpringsHours: While the Academy opens for visitors every day starting at 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., it is worth noting that the Visitor Center opens at 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.More Info per the Visitor Center … Continue Reading...

Six Qualities of an Outstanding Home Builder

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Saddletree Homes has been in Colorado Springs since 1994 and is one of the top rated home builders in the city and in the state of Colorado. While there are many qualities that go into becoming a top rated home builder, we believe the following six are what separates the good home builder from the outstanding.Excellent communication—From the time of our potential clients initial visits or phone calls to our office we want it to be a positive and professional experience. And once you become a … Continue Reading...