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If you’re thinking about buying or building a new home in Colorado Springs, homeowner’s insurance is probably not the first thing on your mind, but it should be in the back of your head. Before you can get a mortgage on any house, new or old, you have to have homeowner’s insurance. And insurance is still advisable even if you don’t have a mortgage.
The great thing about a new home in Colorado Springs is that it probably has good airtight windows, lots of insulation and an efficient heating system – so preparing your Cordera home for winter isn’t a huge hassle. If you have friends and family who live in older homes, you’ve probably already heard complaints about frozen pipes, stalled furnaces and freezing nights this winter. Even a new home could use some extra affection in the winter. We have a few tips to help you keep your house toasty and your bills low.
Every community is different and has a slightly different process when it comes to approving building permits as well as inspecting and approving finished work. The Pikes Peak Regional Building Department (PPRBD) regulates and inspects all building activity in the Pikes Peak area, including that in Colorado Springs and and unincorporated El Paso County. PPRBD is a little different than the regulating agencies in other communities in that it oversees construction not just in Colorado Springs, but also in neighboring Fountain, Manitou Springs, Green Mountain Falls, Monument and Palmer Lake.
First-time homebuyers are supposed to buy condos and tiny old homes they can scoop up for a song, right? Maybe in the 1950s. These days, you’d probably be surprised by what a good idea new construction can be for young singles, couples and families buying their first homes.
While new-home construction in Colorado Springs slowed as interest rates rose this summer, the market is still on track to eclipse 2012 building activity.
The really fun thing about building a new house is deciding on the finishes and making the little changes to the basic house that homebuilders allow – but, the menu of options can be overwhelming. How do you decide which upgrades will be best for your new Colorado Springs home?
Deciding to build a new Colorado Springs home can be intimidating. Even if you have bought a house before, building one for the first time might seem overwhelming, especially when it comes to figuring out how much it will all cost in the end.
New home construction has created 8,900 jobs in Colorado over the last year, according to a recent Denver Post article. That’s pretty significant, but also to be expected. New home construction in Colorado Springs and throughout the state has been booming since the middle of 2012. Colorado Springs homebuilders say they’re still behind their 2007 peaks, but they’re building many more houses now than they have in the five years since the collapse of the housing market.
There’s nothing like a new home; and if you have recently purchased one or are thinking about building a new house in Colorado Springs, you probably understand. Everything is as you want it. You get to pick the layout, the paint, the finishes — everything.
If you’re thinking about building a new home in Colorado Springs, congratulations are in order! It’s so exciting, and such a rewarding experience. When it’s all finished, your home will really be your own, and during the planning period, the possibilities seem endless.