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Hot Holiday Decorating Trends for 2015

Hot Holiday Decorating Trends for 2015

The holiday season is here, along with several fun 2015 decorating trends to brighten your home. Whether you choose an understated theme with its roots in nature, or an over the top candy-coated theme, we have several of the hot trends for you to decorate your home for the season.



The Meaning of Mortgage Rates

The Meaning of Mortgage Rates

We all know mortgages are required the vast majority of the time when we buy a home. We also know they are a serious responsibility, but we may not know the nuts and bolts of mortgages. Learning a few basics about mortgages can make them a little less mysterious and enable you to choose the best mortgage when you decide to buy a home.



Resources and Tips for House Hunting Online

Resources and Tips for House Hunting Online

You’ve decided to take the leap, concluding that owning your own home, and paying a mortgage instead of rent, is the best choice for you and your family. Like most others in this situation, the first place you will likely turn to begin your home-buying research will be the Internet. With so many websites competing for your attention, it can be a bit overwhelming determining which will be most useful in your home search and home buying process.



10 Tips to Make Your Foyer More Inviting

10 Tips to Make Your Foyer More Inviting

Foyers create a first impression as guests enter your home. A foyer should make visitors want to kick off their shoes and relax, while also providing a glimpse of your personal style. We have a few ideas to help you create a beautiful foyer that says Welcome! to everyone who crosses your threshold.



Venezia Park Will Be Unlike Any Other in Colorado Springs

Venezia Park Will Be Unlike Any Other in Colorado Springs

The north side of Colorado Springs has become one of the most desirable places to live in the entire state. Its schools rank among the top in Colorado. Several major employers call northern Colorado Springs home. Esteemed shopping is nestled in spacious corridors. And soon, northern Colorado Springs will soon also have a world-class park that has been years in the making.



10 Important Questions to Ask Your Builder

10 Important Questions to Ask Your Builder

Building a home from the ground up is both exciting and daunting. The process is exciting because your home will be uniquely yours from the moment that the ground is broken. If you have never built a brand new home, the process can seem overwhelming, especially if you don’t know what to ask your home builder. The questions below can serve as a starting point, and give you peace of mind in the builder that you have chosen.



Indispensable Kitchen Organization Tips

Indispensable Kitchen Organization Tips

Kitchens are truly the heart of the home. Kids settle in at the table to do homework or crafts. Friends lean against the island to catch up over a glass of wine. You probably make several meals a day, pay bills, unwind, and get ready for your day in the kitchen. With all of the activities that happen in the kitchen, counters and free space can get cluttered and overrun. Taking several small steps to organize your kitchen can make your kitchen work better once again.



Winning Wallpaper Ideas for Your Home

Winning Wallpaper Ideas for Your Home

Wallpaper is the Rodney Dangerfield of modern decor. It gets no respect. Most people have had some sort of negative experience with wallpaper, whether it is the nightmare of removing decades-old wallpaper from a tiny bathroom or the trauma of a grandmother’s cabbage rose dining room walls.



2015 Colorado Springs Parade of Homes

2015 Colorado Springs Parade of Homes

The 2015 Colorado Springs Parade of Homes promises to showcase the best home builders and communities in the area. Each home and community that is selected to be part of the Parade of Homes exemplifies beautiful design, hot trends, and the latest and greatest amenities available. Every home featured overflows with ideas you can incorporate into to your own living space, whether with current design trends, landscaping features, or technological innovations. Cordera has proudly been part of the Parade of Homes for several years. Many builders in Cordera have received numerous Parade awards, and our Villas at Estancia won over 10 industry awards at last year’s Parade of Homes. Year after year, Cordera continues to raise the bar for what a community should be. Community An intentional and master-planned community, Cordera is different than many neighborhoods that you may have lived in before. Trails and sidewalks encourage neighbors to get out on foot. Beautiful landscaping and thoughtful street designs stand out from other neighbourhoods. Ample cul-de-sacs provide safety, space and beautiful views for homeowners. Our community features several home builders and many different home designs, allowing your individuality to shine through. With the variety of builders and floor plans available, there is no danger of Cordera ever feeling like a neighborhood where your home looks exactly like every other home on the block. Education Cordera lies in the heart of acclaimed School District 20, and Chinook Elementary is located within the community itself. Academy District 20 consistently ranks as one of the top school districts in the state. Class sizes remain small, students score higher nationally than their peers...
Bedroom Decor Tips Your Kids Will Love

Bedroom Decor Tips Your Kids Will Love

Your home is a showcase of both your personality and your taste. Most of the main rooms are colors that you love and pieces that you pick. Family pictures and spots on the dining room table for crafts offer glimpses of your children’s personalities, but their rooms are where tastes and personality truly shine through. A child’s bedroom should reflect who they are and what they like. More chances can be taken in a kid’s room than in most of the home, so have a blast with making it their unique spot!