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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January 29 2021

The New Townhomes at Aspen Ridge Offer Convenience, Energy Savings, and Low Maintenance

by Erin

New Townhomes at Aspen Ridge at Flagstaff Ranch

Have you been on the search for a new home with less maintenance and more affordability? Take a look at the unique floor plans at Aspen Ridge at Flagstaff Ranch, the new luxury townhome community situated in Flagstaff, Arizona.  In this gated, private community, the home designs feature 2,335 to 2,749 square feet of living space and up to three bedrooms, three bathrooms, and a spacious two-car garage. Living at Aspen Ridge affords you all of the benefits of townhome living, such as prime location, a sense of community, abundant amenities, and lower maintenance.


Each townhome at Aspen Ridge is Energy Star Certified and offers many energy-efficient features that make life easier. You will appreciate the programmable thermostats that allow for custom programming to fit your lifestyle and reduce energy usage whether you are at home or away. The water-efficient fixtures such as showerheads, toilets, and faucets use a minimum of 20% less water than other fixtures. There are also Low E2 or E3 windows protecting your home from ultra-violet rays and reducing energy loss. You can be sure to check off energy savings on your list as you settle into your new home here. 


Convenience to your everyday needs is never far when owning a townhome at Aspen Ridge at Flagstaff Ranch. The city of Flagstaff is filled with opportunities for gainful employment at Northern Arizona University, W. L. Gore & Associates, Coconino County, and the City of Flagstaff. Enroll your children in the fantastic Flagstaff USD1 schools just minutes away from your new townhome at Manuel Demiguel Elementary School and Mt. Elden Middle School. You'll also find that Aspen Ridge is convenient to dining, shopping, recreation, and entertainment for the entire family.  Visit the Historic Downtown and Railroad District, where you can experience a custom Arizona Brewery Tour and a Flagstaff history segway, bike, or walking tour.  You can also enjoy site-seeing or an afternoon hike at the Coconino National Forest and the Walnut Canyon National Monument. The Lowell Observatory is a family-friendly place to learn and explore modern science research. While on a guided journey through the universe, you'll point out the stars and constellations using advanced telescopes. There is also the Arizona Snowbowl, where you can experience the Grand Canyon's impressive views while skiing the massive white powdered slopes. There is always something to do when living in the Aspen Ridge neighborhood.


Aspen Ridge at Flagstaff Ranch offers many amenities of its own, including a 12,000 square foot community center equipped with a fitness center, tennis courts, a swimming pool, a children's pool, and a spa! Starting in the mid $500,000's, you can construct a custom new townhome with homebuilder Capstone Homes' help and begin living a life of convenience and ease. Contact the sales office by calling 855-928-1100 to get all of your questions answered and start the journey of becoming one of many homeowners at Aspen Ridge at Flagstaff Ranch.


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January 27 2021

Purchase a Stunning New Custom Home at Flagstaff Meadows by Capstone Homes

by Erin

Bathroom in new home at Flagstaff Meadows in Bellemont, AZ

Situated in the beautiful town of Bellemont, Arizona, sits the new home community of Flagstaff Meadows. These single-family new construction homes are crafted and customized by no other than Capstone Homes, Arizona’s largest custom home builder. The new homes in this green community start in the low $300,000’s and are certified as Zero Energy Ready Homes.


Besides being energy efficient, you’ll find that convenience is at the top of the list. Enroll your students in local Flagstaff USD1 schools including Manuel De Miguel Elementary School, Mount Eldon Middle School, and Flagstaff High School. The Flagstaff Meadows neighborhood is only 15 minutes from Downtown Flagstaff providing access to local favorites. Visit the micro-brewery at Dark Sky Brewing, Mozelle’s Downtown Bakery, where you can pick up delectable pastries and cookies daily, and Pizzicletta, where you can find fresh, made to order Neapolitan pizza. You can also find onsite amenities at Flagstaff Meadows such as a playground, park, and walking trails. 


The home designs at Flagstaff Meadows feature three to four bedrooms, two to two and a half bathrooms, and a spacious two-car garage. You can also find between 1,380 to 2,862 square feet of living space in each plan. There are ten floor plan options to select from, all with available options for spacious walk-in closets, dining rooms, living rooms, and an open loft space. The exteriors feature a raised panel garage door, a landscaped front yard, low E vinyl windows, and concrete driveways and patios.  Flagstaff Meadows’ energy-efficient features include exhaust fans in the bathrooms and laundry room, a gas dryer and range hookup, and a high energy-efficient tankless natural gas water heater. There is also a programmable thermostat, energy star rated appliances, and pre-wire for solar panels. All of these features ensure that your new home will save energy and money every month.


Flagstaff Meadows awaits your arrival. Visit the sales office to find out more about solidifying a new home in Northern Arizona by Capstone Homes. 

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January 23 2021

Over Fifty Percent of the New Homes at Orion at Timber Sky are Sold Out!

by Erin

Model Home at Orion at Timber Sky in Flagstaff, AZ

If you’ve been on the search for the perfect new home, you don’t have to look any further. As the premier home builder of custom and quality production homes in Northern Arizona, Capstone Homes provides you with all of the tools you need to create the ideal new home you’ve been looking for. Say goodbye to searching aimlessly through identical home designs that are not built with you in mind. Despite the current climate, Capstone Homes has sold over fifty percent of its master-planned community Orion at Timber Sky located in Flagstaff, AZ. This community of single-family and multi-generational homes is perfect for families at any stage.


The one and two-story floor plan designs at Orion at Timber Sky feature 3-5 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, up to 3,000 square feet, and a spacious two-car garage. Capstone Homes also offers plans with attached guesthouses equipped with one or two bedrooms ideal for extended family or extra income for rental property. The Orion neighborhood provides onsite amenities such as community gardens, a playground for children to play, pocket parks and picnic spaces perfect for enjoying the fantastic Northern Arizona weather on warmer days, as well as hiking and biking on the Flagstaff Urban Trail System. 


Enroll your children in nearby Flagstaff UDS1 schools, including DeMiguel Elementary, Mt. Elden Middle School, and Flagstaff High School. Enjoy the convenience of shopping at Flagstaff Mall and Aspen Place at The Sawmill, where you can find Whole Foods Market, Luluemoon, Dutch Bros Coffee, and so much more! Local attractions in Flagstaff include the Walnut Canyon National Monument, Arizona Snowbowl, a mountain resort with snow sports, the Flagstaff Extreme Adventure Course, and the Museum of Northern Arizona that showcases regionally focused exhibits. 


You can bring all of your heart’s desires to life when investing in the home that you want instead of settling for less. Start now by contacting the sales office at Orion at Timber Sky at 888-253-6308.

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January 22 2021

Work from Home with Ease in a Custom New Home at Capstone Homes at Jasper

by Erin

Man on the phone working from home

Today, more families are operating a majority of their daily lives from their home's comfort and need a floor plan design that fits this newfound lifestyle. Work from home, facilitate virtual learning, and prepare daily meals, all with ease in your new home at Capstone Homes at Jasper in Prescott Valley, AZ. With the help of Capstone Homes' Design/Build program and an incredible team of experts, you can construct a home design that flows with your new way of living to keep you stress-free and productive. You can create the ideal home office space that provides lots of natural lighting and little to no distractions while completing your daily tasks. 


We've compiled a shortlist of tips to help you stay productive while working in your new home:


Define your workspace


Select one specific room or area in your home that will be your dedicated workspace throughout the week. This will ensure that there are fewer distractions and you are working in an environment conducive to high productivity.


Plan out your tasks for the day


Start your workday by organizing a list of tasks that need to be completed and check them off as you go so that you know what needs to be done as the day progresses. This also helps to make sure that nothing goes overlooked and incomplete.


Take your breaks


It is common for many people to skip taking a lunch break or small ten-minute break to stretch, fuel their bodies, or get a breath of fresh air. Set an alarm to take scheduled breaks throughout the day to rest your eyes and break away from the computer. Read a book, make a quick lunch, or take a short walk to clear your mind and relieve stress before diving back into your work zone.


Know when to stop


Just as taking breaks through the day is necessary, knowing when to stop working is equally just as important. If working hours are not already established, be sure to set a defined time to break away from your workspace to rest, enjoy your family and prepare for the next day. 


Do the most challenging tasks first


Complete the most challenging and time-consuming tasks at the start of your workday. These are the tasks that most people dread and like to save for last. The end of the day is also when you have less energy and can become drained. You are most alert and ready to work at the beginning of the day. 


Starting in the high $ 500,000's, the master-planned community at Capstone Homes at Jasper features three to five bedrooms, up to three and a half bathrooms, and a two to a three-car garage. Plans span up to 3,760 square feet of living space, supplying the perfect canvas to create a home design that suits your newfound needs. Community amenities include a tennis court, swimming pool, clubhouse, park, and community center. 


Join the interest list to learn more about building a customizable floorplan in a new home in Prescott Valley.

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January 19 2021

Keep Yourself Occupied While Staying Safe in a New Home at Yavapai Hills

by Erin

Tennis Court Yavapai Hills Prescott Arizona

Outside of the excitement of purchasing your first new home, being confined inside during a global pandemic may not provide much to cheer about. While residing in the new home community of Yavapai Hills in Prescott, AZ, there is always something to do indoors and outdoors to ensure that you enjoy yourself while safely social distancing. Here is a quick list of fun things you may want to try to help pass the time away as you continue to stay safe during the pandemic:


Have a Family Movie Night


Now that everyone is in the house together, you can create intentional moments to spend much-needed quality time together. Draw names from a jar to see who gets to pick the movie first. Pop some popcorn and get ready to laugh or cry together as a family over your favorite films. To make the night even sweeter, you can invite your extended family to watch on Zoom to share the moment.


Adult Coloring Books 


Coloring is not just for kids anymore. Grab some adult coloring books and a box of colored pencils and go to town, allowing your imagination to run wild. You’ll find that you can easily find joy in the small things, even if it’s only for a few minutes.


Making Lists


Make a list of all of the things you are grateful for, the things that bring you joy, your most memorable moments of the year, or a shortlist of attainable goals you would like to accomplish this year. This is great to look back on in the future to review.


Learn a new skill


You can pick up a new instrument like the piano or guitar, try your hand at baking for the first time, or turn that brown thumb into a green one with a new house plant. Whatever it is, try it out. You can always find classes online that take you to step by step to learn the new skill you’ve always wanted to try.


Camp at home


Bring the camping experience to you by pitching a tent right in your backyard. You can tell scary stories when night falls and barbeque hot dogs and make smores on your BBQ pit. If you want to get fancy, you can even set up a projector to watch movies.


The fun doesn’t stop at home when living at Yavapai Hills. This community offers plenty of onsite amenities that allow you to stretch your legs and burn a few calories, including a tennis court, swimming pool, walking trails, and a community clubhouse. A few minutes from your new neighborhood is the Heritage Park Zoological Sanctuary, a non-profit animal sanctuary with interactive experiences that are great for young children to get acquainted with animal life. Enjoy hiking, camping, fishing, and boating at nearby recreational hot spots like the Prescott National Forest, Goldwater Lake, and Watson Lake. Take care of your weekend shopping at the Prescott Gateway Mall, where you can find retailers such as Dillard’s, JC Penney, and Bed Bath and Beyond. Many stores now offer options for curbside pickup. After a long day of shopping, you’ll want to fill your belly with great food that you can pick up or have delivered to your door from restaurants like Prescott Junction for warm family-sized breakfasts and classic comfort food, Raven Café for vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options, or LaBruzza’s Italian Ristorante for delicious Italian comfort food.


Starting from the high $400,000’s, floor plans featured at Yavapai Hills include three bedrooms, two and a half bathrooms, a two-car garage, and span between 2,325 to 2,746 square feet of living space. Plan 2460 highlights a gourmet kitchen with an island and walk-in pantry. Create warm, home-cooked dishes in this cook’s sanctuary fully equipped with a Whirlpool stainless steel appliance package, granite countertops, recess can lighting, and a stainless steel 60/40 under-mount sink. This plan also includes a dining room, family room, front patio, and courtyard perfect for indoor and outdoor entertaining year-round.


To learn more about these fantastic custom homes or schedule a virtual tour, contact the sales office at 928-910-4426.

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