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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 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...

Seven Advantages of Hiring a Local Colorado Springs Home Builder

Colorado Springs, and the surrounding area, is increasingly supportive of local business. In the last decade, more communities have gotten behind the buy and support local movement because they know the strength of a community lies in the continued success of its local businesses. Consumers understand that unique strong companies that are ingrained in the community improve, enhance and boost the community they serve.When preparing to build your dream house you have a lot of decisions to … Continue Reading...

A Dream Home Office: Is It In Your Home Plans?

Not surprisingly, Dream Home Office Pinterest boards have been getting a lot of repins lately. While it’s difficult to find reliable data for how many Americans work at home, telecommuting is desirable for many reasons. Little or no commuting is not only good for the environment but is a huge money and time saver. And working in the comfort of your own home surrounded by the things you love is very doable with all of the advancements in communication and technology. There's also the flexibility … Continue Reading...