March 24 2021

Bloom in a New Home this Spring at Yavapai Hills in Prescott, Arizona

by Erin

New kitchen in Yavapai Hills home in Prescott

The start of the spring season is a great time to look for a new home in Northern Arizona. Why not start your search with the new home community at Yavapai Hills in Prescott? This gorgeous neighborhood of custom homesites offers the perfect view for all that is spring. Wake up to picturesque sunrises, rocky mountain views as tall as the clouds, and a crisp blue sky that sets the tone for your day. 


This master-planned community of single-family homes was created by preferred custom homebuilder Capstone Homes. Capstone Homes offers an assortment of features that are more than pleasing to the eye. The gorgeous kitchen and bathroom countertops feature granite slab in four color choices: Verde Ubatuba, tan brown, new Caledonia, and new sunset gold with bullnose edge detail.  You also have the option for wood or wood-looking tile in the entry, kitchen, and dining room. There is recess can lighting in the kitchen and Whirlpool appliances, including a 36” gas cooktop, 30” microwave oven combo, dishwasher, and a 36” chimney style wall hood. 


Yavapai Hills is located near outstanding schools such as Taylor Hicks Elementary School, Granite Mountain Middle School, and Prescott High Middle School. Local attractions include the Sharlot Hall Museum, Heritage Park Zoo, and the Prescott National Forest. Relax at Goldwater Lake surrounded by a natural forest of pine trees and enjoy an afternoon of hiking at Thumb Butte Trail 33, finishing off with a high-rise view of the beautiful city of Prescott.


Yavapai Hills residents can enjoy access to tennis courts, a crisp cool swimming pool, miles of walking trails, and a playground. Explore floor plans with three bedrooms and two bathrooms, a spacious two-car garage, and up to 2,746 square feet of living space starting in the high $500,000’s. Stop by the sales office today to look at the available new homes at Yavapai Hills this spring. 

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March 12 2021

Turn the Key to an Upgraded New Home at Flagstaff Meadows

by Erin

Flagstaff Meadows new master bathroom

Are you in search of a new home community with all of the bells and whistles? Well, come view the brand new homes at Flagstaff Meadows located in Bellemont, Arizona. Not only are these home sites remarkable, but they are affordable too! On top of that, each home design is entirely customizable. Turn the key to a new home with upgrades and features you can get excited about. Upgraded floor plans at Flagstaff Meadows span up to 2,862 square feet of living space and feature 3 to 4 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, and a two-car garage starting in the low $300,000's.


Selecting the right new home is all about the details. Homebuilder Capstone Homes adds a perfect touch of class and attention to detail in each home design's interior and exterior at Flagstaff Meadows. You'll adore the oil-rubbed bronze trim hardware and light fixtures and the 9' ceilings downstairs and 8' ceilings upstairs. The exquisite bathrooms include granite countertops, chrome plumbing fixtures, and large frameless mirrors. Take joy in experimenting in the kitchen with its Whirlpool appliance package, including a gas range, hood, and dishwasher. There is also a stainless steel 60/40 under-mount sink with a chrome sink faucet. 


Amenities are critical to the perfect new home community, and Flagstaff Meadows featuring something for everyone and convenience to even more! There are miles of trails throughout this new home community, great for an early morning jog or evening walk. You can also find a park and playground perfect for enjoying the warm Northern Arizona weather. The neighborhood of Flagstaff Meadows is located near well-performing schools, including Flagstaff High School and Mount Eldon Middle School. Take a short drive to Flagstaff and visit the Lowell Observatory, Mission Flagstaff Extreme Adventure Course, or the Grand Canyon Deer Farm. There is always lots to do and see in and around your new home community at Flagstaff Meadows.


Stop by the sales office at 12210 Perseus Rd., Bellemont, AZ 86015 to begin the process of purchasing the perfect new home in Northern Arizona at Flagstaff Meadows.

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March 5 2021

5 Ways to Give Your Home an Instant Refresh This Spring

by Erin

Blue couch next to table and lamp

It’s that time of year! Spring is making its way around, and you know what that means. It’s time for a home refresh. Say goodbye to the dark days of winter and get ready for warm and bright sunny days ahead. Each year our homes quickly begin to collect dust and unwanted clutter and or just need a little bit of change to make the space enjoyable again. Now is the time to give your home an instant refresh this spring.




Decluttering your space may seem like a tall task, but when the job is complete, you may not even recognize the appearance of your home. Make a shortlist of areas in your home that need the most attention, and start working your way down the list. Start with the smaller, less time-consuming tasks first, like decluttering your tubberware cabinet before you take on big jobs like cleaning out the garage. 


Rearrange Your Furniture


Rearranging the furniture in your home costs absolutely nothing and just takes a little elbow grease. You can add or remove furniture from room to room. Maybe move your bed toward the window for more sunlight in the morning. Switch the position of your living room furniture and remove pieces that may overcrowd a room. You can grab a lamp and a small table from one room and an accent chair from another to create a cute reading nook or even rearrange the pictures on the walls. The possibilities are endless when you get creative with what you have.


Switch Out Your Decor


One of the easiest ways to give your home a quick makeover is to switch out your decor. You can get a couple of new throw pillows and a throw blanket in your living room. You can swap your duvet covers in the bedrooms and the shower curtains and bath rugs in your bathrooms. Switch to a new set of kitchen towels, throw rugs, and curtains to give a fresh look to your home. 


Change out your lighting


Replacing your lightbulbs can give your home an instant makeover by brightening up the place within minutes. If you want to add some light to your living space, try opting for LED lightbulbs


Add a Fresh Coat of Paint


Add a pop of color in a room that needs a little more spice. Whether you decide to paint one wall or all four, it’s up to you.


Refreshing your home this spring doesn’t have to be a difficult task at all. Some of the smallest changes can make the biggest impact. 

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February 27 2021

Resort Style Living is closer than You Can Imagine at Capstone Homes at Jasper

by Erin

Community Swimming Pool at Capstone Homes at Jasper

Appreciate resort-style living at Capstone Homes at Jasper, a master-planned community now selling new luxury custom homes in Prescott Valley, Arizona. You can easily relax in the home you’ve always wanted while experiencing breathtaking views without stepping foot outside your door. The stony mountains and high desert vistas provide the perfect masterpiece morning, noon, and night. You’ll quickly forget you’re not on vacation when living in a new home at Jasper with access to exclusive amenities and convenience to ample dining, shopping, and entertainment.


Capstone Homes at Jasper provides extensive onsite conveniences that include a community center and a jaw-dropping 10,000 square foot Clubhouse. Stay active at the tennis court and pickleball courts and enjoy the fitness center and yoga lawn to get your daily workout in. Get a break from the beaming northern Arizona sun by cooling off in the family and adult resort-style swimming pools. The Iron King Trail provides quick access to miles of hiking and biking trails allowing you to get to know your new neighborhood. Jasper also features an onsite dog park for your furry friends to run around and play.


Surrounding your new home community, you’ll find lots to do in Prescott Valley. Visit the gun range at Insight Firearms Shooting Center and get in a few rounds of bowling at Antelope Lanes. You can also visit the Phippen Museum or perfect your golf swing at the Stone Ridge Golf Course. Satisfy your taste buds at some of the best local restaurants like BackBurner Family Restaurant, Gabby’s Grill, Thai Café, and Lonesome Valley Brewing. There is always something to get into when living in a new Prescott Valley home.


The highly customizable floor plans at Capstone Homes at Jasper feature modern, traditional, and farmhouse-style architecture. Capstone Homes provides custom floor plans, as well as the featured floor plans specific to the Jasper neighborhood with 3 to 5 bedrooms, up to 4.5 bathrooms, and a three-car garage. The upcoming Jasper featured plan 3020 includes 3,020 square feet of living space, a gas fireplace with craftsman mantle and stone, porch, patio, study, and large walk-in closets. You can also discover elevated quality finishes such as generous front yard landscaping, stainless steel appliances, a programmable WiFi Thermostat, and a tankless hot water heater.


Your new home in Prescott Valley is waiting for you starting in the low $600,000’s. Stop by the sales office today to purchase your new home at Capstone homes at Jasper and begin enjoying luxury resort-style living. 

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February 26 2021

Buy a New Prescott Home with an Experienced Builder at Yavapai Hills

by Erin

new home for sale in Northern Arizona at Yavapai Hills

Get comfy in a stunning new home in the neighborhood of Yavapai Hills by Capstone Homes. This new master-planned community is conveniently located in Prescott, AZ, and offers 4 one-story home designs equipped with 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, and a two-car garage. Available plans include a covered patio, porch, and spacious walk-in closets. Available plans include a covered patio, porch, and spacious walk-in closets. Each of the new home designs at Yavapai Hills are Zero Energy Ready Homes, ensuring that you will save money and resources while living a full life in your new home. No matter the floor plan you choose, each is entirely customizable, and no job is too big for Northern Arizona’s premier custom home builder. Capstone Homes offers over 45 years of experience in the new home building industry, so building the perfect new homes for sale is comes easily. 


The new home community at Yavapai Hills features many amenities for your enjoyment. You can take an evening stroll after dinner on the miles of walking trails throughout the neighborhood. You can also participate in social activities at the community clubhouse to get to know your new neighbors. There is a swimming pool available for residents as well as a tennis court and playground. Yavapai Hills is located just minutes from great schools in Prescott, including Taylor Hicks Elementary School, Granite Mountain Middle School, Prescott Mile Middle School, and Prescott High School.  Those interested in continuing their education can do so at Yavapai College, Old Dominion University, and Prescott College, which are minutes away from home.


You’ll quickly discover the vast amount of everyday conveniences such as shopping at the Prescott Gateway Mall, where you can find big-name retailers like Bath and Body Works, Claire’s, Dillard’s Famous Footwear.  There is also easy access to your favorite grocers like Safeway, Sprouts Farmers Market, Trader Joe’s, Walmart Supercenter, and Dollar General.


Contact the sales office at Yavapai Hills today to enjoy the convenience of a new custom home in Prescott, Arizona. Simply call 928-910-4426, and someone will be happy to assist you.

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February 26 2021

Orion at Timber Sky Has Everything You Need in a New Flagstaff Home

by Erin

Bathroom fixtures in new home at Orion at Timber Sky

Orion at Timber Sky is a new single-family home neighborhood located in Flagstaff, Arizona. This gorgeous development features 89 detached new homes spanning around 55’x115’. The ten custom home designs at Orion at Timber Sky include three to four bedrooms, up to three and a half bathrooms, and a two-car garage with plans between 1,471 to 3,222 square feet of living space. Each of these energy-efficient homes is certified by the Department of Energy and features Energy Star appliances, solar panel prewiring Low E vinyl windows, and much more to help you save on your monthly energy costs.


The city of Flagstaff offers so much do and see. Soak in the sun and get a view of the splendor around you at the Coconino National Forest, a nature reserve known for its enormous red rocks. Or visit Wupatki National Monument or Walnut Canyon National Monument. Other nearby attractions include the Arizona Snowbowl, Lowell Observatory, the Museum of Northern Arizona, and the US Naval Observatory. You’ll have a ball shopping at Flagstaff Mall or Aspen Place at the Sawmill. You can also grab a quick bite to eat in the food court at restaurants like Ahipoki Bowl and Grimaldi’s Coal Brick Oven Pizza.


The stunning kitchens at Orion at Timber Sky are equipped with a Whirlpool appliance package that includes a stainless steel gas range, hood, and dishwasher. There is also recess can lighting, granite countertops, and a stainless steel 60/40 under-mount sink with a stainless steel faucet. If you think that’s amazing, you’ll absolutely love the features that come in each of the new bathrooms. Bathrooms in the Orion home designs include granite countertops; fiberglass tile surrounds the tub and shower in the master bathroom, brushed nickel plumbing fixtures, and one oval undermount sink in each bathroom. The exteriors of these new one and two-story designs offer three exterior color schemes, beautifully landscaped front yards, paver driveway and patios, and lap and vertical LP smart siding.


Begin your journey to homeownership at Orion at Timber Sky today, starting in the mid $400,000’s. Join the interest list to learn more and get started!   

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February 25 2021

Spacious Floor Plans Abound for Growing Families in the New Homes in Flagstaff

by Erin

Family reading a book in bed

Positioned conveniently in brilliant Flagstaff, Arizona sits Flagstaff Meadows, a charming community of new construction homes curated by custom homebuilder Capstone Homes. These northern Arizona new homes offer exceptional amenities and features as well as the opportunity to customize any floor plan of your choice. The available floor plans include 3 to 4 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, and a spacious two-car garage. You will also discover that these designs span between a whopping 1,380 to 2,646 square feet of living space. Plan 2646 features energy-efficient green construction, a loft space perfect for an at-home office or reading nook, granite countertops in the kitchen, and an upstairs master bedroom with walk-in closets. You can easily build lasting memories with friends and family throughout the year without questioning the need for space in your new Flagstaff Meadows home. 


The community of Flagstaff Meadows provides many different ways in which you and your family can stretch your legs and stay active while being only steps from your new home. Grab a buddy or pop in your earbuds while taking a walk on the miles of walking and hiking trails throughout the neighborhood. This gives you a chance to experience the true magnificence of the northern Arizona surroundings and attractive views. A community playground and park are available for residents to enjoy outdoor gatherings like picnics and barbeques and watch the children play in the rolling green space.


This family-friendly community is surrounded by everything you need and more. Flagstaff Meadows is located just minutes from outstanding schools such as Manuel De Miguel Elementary School, Mount Eldon Middle School, and Flagstaff High School. You can shop for your weekly meal plan and afternoon snacks at well-known grocers like Sprouts Farmers Market, Safeway, Walmart Supercenter, and Whole Foods Market. Flagstaff Medical Center is also nearby, and picking up prescriptions is easy with Walgreens and CVS Pharmacy in route.


Join the interest list to get more details about features, amenities, and options for customizing a new Flagstaff home at Flagstaff Meadows by Capstone Homes.

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February 12 2021

Create the Perfect Custom New Home at Flagstaff Ranch by Capstone Homes

by Erin

New master bedroom at Flagstaff Ranch in Northern Arizona

Join the many delighted homeowners now residing in the new home community at Flagstaff Ranch by Capstone Homes. This development of newly constructed custom homes is located appropriately in the heart of Flagstaff, Arizona, providing you with jaw-dropping views of the Northern Arizona Mountains and abundant landscape. You will also discover that the largest Ponderosa Pine Forest in North America is right in your backyard! How is that for a serene escape at home? Make your selection from the Aspen Shadows collection of new home floor plans with over ten home designs spanning between 2,308 to 3,857 square feet of living space. 


Are you looking for a unique home design with your personal touch? Capstone Homes’ Design/Build program will assist you will all of your custom design needs when purchasing a new home at Flagstaff Ranch. This full-service program helps you bring all of your interior and exterior ideas to life. Capstone Homes provides free preliminary plan design, pricing, consolation, and lot evaluation. You are also more than welcome to customize any of Capstone’s previous floor plans to create the perfect fit for your lifestyle.


Life at Flagstaff Ranch is full of opportunities for work and play. You can access ample employment opportunities, and there is an easy commute to and from via Interstate 40, Interstate 17, and the historic Route 66. Visit downtown Flagstaff to enjoy the flavors of great local eateries that are sure to satisfy your taste buds, like Tinderbox Kitchen and Historic Brewing Barrel and Bottle House. Stop by Flagstaff Mall or Aspen Place at the Sawmill to get some much-needed shopping done at top retailers like Eddie Bauer, Dillard’s, Foot Locker, and Bath and Body Works.


At Flagstaff Ranch, community amenities include a community center and clubhouse that feature a golf course, tennis courts, swimming pool, and walking trails. Visit the sales office at 3605 S. Flagstaff Ranch Rd, Flagstaff, AZ 86005 to find out how to purchase your new custom home at Flagstaff Ranch by Capstone Homes.

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February 8 2021

February Realtor of the Month: Steve Appel

by Erin

February Tampa Bay Realtor of the Month Steve Appel

Our February Realtor of the month is Steve Appel, Real Estate Agent at Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate. Steve provides the monthly real estate market update for Tampa Bay, Florida.


Originally from Maryland, Steve and his family relocated to the Tampa Bay area in 1993. He is well versed in the process of relocating as it is his personal experience and can assist with finding a suitable community, an outstanding school system, and close proximity to employment that will fit your family’s specific needs. Steve Appel became a Real Estate Agent in 2003 after a career as a CPA which also comes in handy when explaining the in-depth financial details of buying or selling a home. 


Steve has sold homes in Sarasota, Homosassa, Manatee Beach, and Lakeland to name a few. Whether you are looking to purchase for the first time, selling, or relocating, you can contact Steve Appel to help guide you through the process of navigating Tampa Bay Real Estate.  

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February 6 2021

4 Must-Have Kitchen Appliances You Need to Make Family Meals a Breeze

by Erin

Woman cutting an onion in her kitchen

With all of the family indoors during the pandemic, whipping up family meals has quickly become a strain on most household chefs. Warm meals for breakfast, lunch, and dinner have been less likely from the kitchen and more often dropped off at the doorstep with delivery services like Doordash, Ubereats, and Grubhub. While most of the world is busy stocking up on toilet paper, there are a few other items you may want to grab that can make preparing home-cooked meals easy again. We’ve compiled a shortlist of the kitchen appliances every at-home chef needs to whip up family meals in a breeze. 


Air Fryer


The Air Fryer has been everyone’s favorite kitchen appliance because the possibilities are simply endless. It cooks up your favorite foods in less time with the same great taste. You can whip up a plate of chicken nuggets and french fries for your little ones in minutes without preheating the oven. You can make crispy chicken wings without the use of oil, making them healthier to eat. You can also throw in a few hamburger patties, cook up some juicy salmon, or create your own fresh kale chips. As we said, the possibilities are endless.


Instant Pot


The Instant Pot is another kitchen favorite we’re sure you’ll love too! Cut your cooking time in half with one-pot meals like spaghetti and meat sauce. Saute’ your meat, add your noodles and your sauce all in one pot and let the Instant Pot do all of the work for you while you enjoy your family. The Instant Pot is also great for preparing oatmeal, yogurt, cooking a whole chicken, or your famous chili recipe in a fraction of the time. 




The crock pot has been around for centuries, and for a good reason. With this appliance, you get more of a low and slow approach, but every bite is worth the wait! It may not cook up a meal in minutes like the Instant Pot, but it does allow you to dump ingredients and forget about it until dinner time. All you have to do is the prep work, and the crockpot does the rest. Throw in ingredients for your favorite meals like soups, stews, pot roast, and so much more right before starting your day. The home fills with an enticing aroma to let you know that dinner is served just a few hours later. 




How do you prepare meals in a blender? Well, not every meal has to be cooked. An excellent professional-grade blender is perfect for a fresh smoothie to hold the kids over in-between meals. Add all of their favorite fruit like a banana, frozen strawberries, a dollop of Greek yogurt, and your choice of milk. Don’t forget to sneak in a small handful of spinach to ensure they get a serving of veggies in their smoothie. Blenders are also great to quickly make your own fresh salad dressings, salsa, baby food, and prep soups. 


These four must-have kitchen appliances are sure to help win over hearts and stomachs at the dinner table. A small investment will help you save time and money on family meals, so you get back to creating memories with the ones you love. 

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