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5 Reasons to Choose a Locally Owned Home Builder

5 Reasons to Choose a Locally Owned Home Builder

Choosing a building to construct your Colorado Home is a daunting task. There are so many out there – all competing for your attention and dollars. Each boast many of the important factors you should consider when making a decision: experience, reputation, dedication, timeliness, quality, friendliness and others. There are many factors to consider and some trade-offs as well. For instance, should you go with a nationally known builder or a local one?

Colorado Springs Home Builders Q&A: Home Builder Warranties

Colorado Springs Home Builders Q&A: Home Builder Warranties

It may come as a surprise to many readers that there is no statutory law requiring builders to provide warranties on new homes for sale in Colorado Springs, or any other area of the state. That being said, Colorado home buyers are not left without adequate protection should defects or damages resulting from construction of a new home be discovered.

Moving to Colorado? Find the Right School (and District) for Your Kids

Moving to Colorado? Find the Right School (and District) for Your Kids

Relocating to a new city is no easy task. There are boxes to be packed, addresses to be changed, and a great many decisions to be made. Among the most important of those decisions – finding the right schools for your kids. If you are reading this article because you plan on moving to Colorado Springs, you will soon discover that there are a number of outstanding schools to choose from in both the public and private sectors. Having outstanding school districts and a number of high-performing schools to select from is a positive step in the right direction. But, every child is unique, and the real trick is finding the district and schools that best suit the particular needs of your kids. Here are some tips for finding the perfect match. Get the lay of the land – starting with the school districts. Children will move from school to school as they rise through the grades, so it is a good idea to look for a district that will best fit for your family’s needs and expectations over the long haul. Familiarize yourself with the school districts in your new location; review their accreditation policies, test scores, curriculum, parent and community engagement and other important details. Much of your initial research may be done online. For a great example, check out the website of our very own Academy School District 20 at www.asd20.org. Explore the schools themselves. When you have identified districts that best embody the qualities and philosophies you are looking for, take a deeper look into the schools themselves. Does your ideal school offer the programs...
5 Great Reasons to Relocate to Colorado Springs

5 Great Reasons to Relocate to Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs’ Economy In the past five years, Colorado Springs has been recognized by Forbes.com not once, but twice, for its economic stability – 12th in the nation for “Best Place for Business and Careers” and 9th for “America’s Best Bang-For-The-Buck Cities”. That may be part of the reason 27 Fortune 500 companies have a presence in Colorado Springs. As an additional plus, the cost of living in Colorado Springs is below the national average. The Great Outdoors Garden of the Gods; Pikes Peak; Seven Falls. In addition to these breathtaking national treasures, there are biking and hiking trails throughout the area. With all of the outdoor activities available, it is no wonder that Colorado Springs is consistently ranked as one of  the top ten fittest cities in America by a number of recognized health publications. Exceptional Education Colorado Springs’ public school system ranks among the highest in the nation. The city is also home to Colorado College, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, and the United States Air Force Academy. Sunshine and Clean Air Colorado Springs has a temperate climate and an average of over 300 sunshine days every year! The American Lung Association also ranked Colorado Springs in the top 15 cleanest cities in the USA. Attractions When it comes to finding things to do in Colorado Springs, residents and visitors rarely find themselves at a loss. The shortlist of attractions includes: The US Olympic Complex – Take a tour of the facility used by aspiring Olympic athletes from around the country. The United States Air Force Academy – The Academy recently celebrated its 50th anniversary. Take...
Relocating to Colorado Springs? Consider the Benefits of a Master Planned Community

Relocating to Colorado Springs? Consider the Benefits of a Master Planned Community

Colorado Springs has a lot to offer – great schools, majestic mountains, temperate weather, and friendly residents. If you’re planning on moving here, there are plenty of terrific neighborhoods to choose from, but it is difficult to compete with the convenience, beauty and fellowship that a master planned community can provide.

Six Things to Look For When Choosing a Colorado Springs Home Builder

Six Things to Look For When Choosing a Colorado Springs Home Builder

Choosing the right builder to construct your new Colorado Springs home can be a daunting task. The decision goes far beyond the commission of four walls and a roof. You’re counting on a builder to turn your investment into much more than a house – rather, a home where you and your family may live in comfort, style and safety for years to come. That being said, a home purchase is an investment, and selecting a quality home builder will help fortify and sustain its value.

Colorado Springs Home Builder Q&A: What Red Flags Should Consumers Look Out For?

Colorado Springs Home Builder Q&A: What Red Flags Should Consumers Look Out For?

If you are considering having a new home built in Colorado Springs, there are many outstanding builders to choose from. That being said, not all home builders are able to live up to the expectations of consumers, and it is important to be aware of warning signs that may indicate trouble lurking down the road.