December 31 2020

Winterize the Exterior of Your New Home at Flagstaff Meadows in Flagstaff

by Erin

Patio set covered in snow

Enjoy the remainder of winter’s chilly weather in a cozy new home at Flagstaff Meadows by Capstone Homes. Located in Bellemont, Arizona, this development of new single-family homes offers quick access to all of your everyday conveniences. Here, you can find spacious floor plans with up to four bedrooms, two and a half bathrooms, and a two-car garage perfect for protecting your vehicles during the colder months. The Flagstaff Meadows community also provides Zero Energy Ready Homes, which offer elevated energy efficiency and features like Low-E vinyl windows, a tankless gas water heater, and programmable thermostats that save big on monthly energy costs. 


With the crisp winter weather creeping in over the past few months, the need to winterize and weatherproof your new home is a must. Securing the outside of your home this time of year helps keep your new investment in tip-top shape. Here is a shortlist of winter home maintenance tips to prepare you for the season ahead at Flagstaff Meadows.


Exterior Faucets


It is best to winterize your exterior faucets to avoid expensive water damage and keep your pipes from freezing, expanding, and breaking. To do so, you can shut off the valve to your exterior faucets and drain the excess water in the line. Turn the water off at the shutoff valve. Additionally, detach and relocate your external hoses indoors to extend their life.




Survey the exterior of your home and identify any tree limbs close to your home or driveway. They are prone to detaching during wind and under the weight of snow and ice. Save your home and vehicle’s potential damage by removing them before they become a hazard to you or anyone else.


Gutter Cleaning


Clogged gutters can wreak havoc on your home. Blocked drains can cause water damage to your roof, detach due to weight, leak into your home, and destroy landscaping. Be sure to clean your gutters, remove all debris, and ensure proper downspout drainage. 


Lawn & Patio Furniture


Lawn and Patio furniture is designed to be kept outdoors but shouldn’t be subjected to harsh winter elements. Remember to bring the furniture indoors that should not remain outside. Items made with cloth, including chair cushions, pillows, umbrellas, should be stored indoors as the elements can shorten their usage and damage the material.


Garden and Plants


Now is the perfect time to make a cold frame, dig and box in raised flower beds, as well as make general repairs. Potted plants create natural patio décor; however, many of them cannot survive the cold weather. To keep your plants around another year, make sure to bring them inside but check for plant pests first!


Now that you’ve checked all of the boxes on your winterizing checklist, you can enjoy the attractive features and amenities your new residence has to offer. The home designs at Flagstaff Meadows feature bathrooms with chrome plumbing fixtures, green approved cabinets, large frameless mirrors, and granite countertops. Enjoy home-cooked meals in the highly desirable kitchens that include a Whirlpool appliance package with black or white gas range, hood, dishwasher, recess can lighting, and a stainless steel 60/40 under-mount sink with a chrome faucet.


Flagstaff Meadows is surrounded by outstanding Flagstaff USD schools, dining, shopping, employment, and entertainment, as well as onsite community amenities like a playground for your little ones to enjoy, a park, and miles of walking trails perfect for starting your morning right or an evening stroll. The neighborhood schools include Manuel Demiguel Elementary School, Mt. Elden Middle School, and Flagstaff High School. You can also spend time hiking at the Kendrick Park Nature Trail and learn more about the area at the Museum of Northern Arizona. Don’t forget to grab a quick bite to eat at local restaurants such as Sakura Sushi Bar & Teppanyaki, Woodlands Restaurant, and Oregano’s Pizza Bistro.


Enjoy an eventful winter inside or outdoors when you purchase your new home at Flagstaff Meadows, starting in the low $300,000’s. Join the interest list to stay in the loop with Capstone Homes. 

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December 29 2020

Capstone Homes Exceeds Expectations When Building New Home Communities in Northern Arizona

by Erin

New Home at Orion at Timber Sky in Flagstaff Arizona

Trusted homebuilder Capstone Homes is now selling new construction homes at their premier master-planned community Orion at Timber Sky in Flagstaff, Arizona.  Capstone Homes is known as Northern Arizona’s premier homebuilder of custom homes and quality protection homes. There is no more incredible feeling than to know that your home was built in the hands of a trustworthy homebuilder with over 45 years of new home building experience. Building exceptional communities for exceptional families like yours is just what they do. 


As a leader in custom-built homes, Capstone Homes offers an in-house Design/Build program for their homeowners, which allow them to create the perfect new construction home of their dreams through a careful step by step process. Each homeowner is offered free preliminary plan design, lot evaluation, consultation, and pricing. They are also supplied with a team of experts that features a personal designer, options coordinator, sales associate, and project manager to ensure that every need is met and the question is answered throughout the home building process.


Orion at Timber Sky features 89 detached homes with various floor plans that include three to four bedrooms, two to three and a half bathrooms, and a two-car garage. These home designs span between 1,471 to 3,222 square feet of living space. This community provides unique floor plan designs packed with included features both in the interior and exterior. As you step into your home for the first time, you will find that there is carpet in the bedrooms, great room, hallways, and stairs, as well as 18” tile in the dining room, entry, kitchen, laundry, and bathrooms. Lift your eyes to discover the soaring 9’ ceilings downstairs and upstairs that add a spacious and airy touch to the living space. The home’s interior also features oil rubbed bronze or brushed nickel trim hardware and light fixtures, one tone interior paint, and paint grade craftsman baseboards and door casings.  The kitchen is everyone’s favorite room in a new home, whether to prepare meals or to entertain. The kitchens at Orion feature a Whirlpool stainless steel appliance package that includes a gas range, hood, and dishwasher. There are also granite countertops, recess can lighting, and 36” upper and 32” lower cabinets.


Capstone Homes provides Zero Energy Ready Homes in each community that are Energy Star certified. Here at Orion at Timber Sky, the home designs are equipped with a gas dryer and range hookup, an energy recovery ventilator, and exhaust fans in the bathrooms and laundry room. The programmable thermostats allow you to adjust temperatures in your home depending on the time of day and help save money and energy. The Energy Star certified appliances save energy, reduce pollutants, and keep energy costs down. You can also find water-efficient fixtures in each floor plan like faucets, toilets, and showerheads that use a minimum of 20% less water than most standard water fixtures.


Orion at Timber Sky is located near great Flagstaff USD schools, including Mt. Elden Middle School and Flagstaff High School. It is also near attractions such as the Museum of Northern Arizona, Buffalo Park, and the Lowell Observatory. This neighborhood provides family-friendly amenities onsite such as a playground with plenty of green space for an afternoon picnic, a park, and pickleball courts. You can also get a breath of fresh air when exploring the Flagstaff Urban Trail System, the Loop Trail, and biking paths throughout the community.


Discover all that awaits you in your new home at Orion at Timber Sky beginning in the low $400.000’s. Begin your journey to investing in a new Northern Arizona home with homebuilder Capstone Homes by contacting the sales office today at 855-928-1100.

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December 23 2020

Celebrate Christmas in the High Desert at Yavapai Hills in Prescott

by Erin

Fireplace in new Northern Arizona home

The Yavapai Hills community is positioned in a highly desirable area in Prescott, Arizona, surrounded by never-ending landscapes and mountain and valley views providing for the perfect high desert Christmas. Dress your new home in a display of bright lights to bring in some holiday cheer for the neighborhood to enjoy. You can spread Christmas lights over your shrubs, plants, and even a boulder or two to light up the vast landscape. Line the windows and the vast doorway with your favorite holiday décor and lights to brighten up someone’s day.


Northern Arizona’s premier homebuilder, Capstone Homes, offers unique home designs at Yavapai Hills featuring single-family floor plans with three bedrooms, two and a half bathrooms, and a two-car garage. Between 2,325 to 2,746 square feet of living space in select plans is great for families big and small and hosting close friends and family for the holidays. You can customize your new home to your liking with the help of Capstone Homes’ Design/Build program. Select from upgraded options such as landscaping, exterior finishes, and interior touches that bring the design altogether. You are sure to stay warm this winter with insulated spray foam walls and ceilings and a 36” Heat n Glow gas fireplace with stone surround dressed in Christmas stockings stuffed for every member of the family. You can also discover wood flooring in the entryway, kitchen, and dining area depending on the plan of your choice and carpeting in all the other rooms. Countertops in the bathrooms and kitchen are topped with granite, and each kitchen is furnished with a Whirlpool appliance package, including stainless steel appliances.


The neighborhood of Yavapai Hills is conveniently positioned near dining, shopping, entertainment, and outdoor recreation for all to enjoy. Visit the Heritage Park Zoo, Prescott Peavine National Recreation Trail, and the Sharlot Hall Museum. Enjoy shopping at the Prescott Gateway Mall or the Bashford Courts nearby and finish the day at one of the local restaurants, including Iron Springs Café, Prescott Station Grill and Bar, and Papa’s Italian Restaurant.


Starting in the high $400,000’s, Yavapai Hills provides onsite amenities such as a clubhouse equipped with a tennis court, swimming pool, walking trails, and a playground. You can also enroll your children in outstanding Prescott USD schools like Taylor Hicks Elementary School and Granite Mountain Middle School. Join the interest list to learn more about this anticipated neighborhood of new homes in the high desert of Northern Arizona.

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December 19 2020

Enjoy a Festive Quarantined Christmas in Your New Home at Flagstaff Ranch

by Erin

Virtual Holiday Party

Enjoy a festive quarantined Christmas in your new home at Flagstaff Ranch located in Flagstaff, Arizona. Christmas this year is looking a lot different from the traditional way of celebrating the holidays but it doesn’t mean you have to throw in the towel. There are several ways to enjoy one of the most highly anticipated days of the year while still staying safe.


Make breakfast ahead of time:


Let’s be honest, who wants to cook an extravagant breakfast when there are so many new toys and gadgets to play with and sweaters from grandma to try on? The homebuilders at Capstone Homes provide exquisite kitchens with granite countertops and a Whirlpool Gold stainless steel appliance package that create the perfect atmosphere for all of your holiday meals and baking with the kiddos. You can prep for an early morning of opening gifts the night before with a delicious make-ahead breakfast like freeze ahead pancakes, breakfast burritos, blueberry sweet rolls with lemon, or overnight oats.


Get a visit from Santa:


Although Santa Claus may be social distancing this year, your children can still get in touch. You don’t have to worry about standing in long lines or picking the perfect outfit for a photo with Santa. Simply join Santa’s Club and get a personalized virtual visit from Santa right in the comfort of your own home. You can even show up in your Christmas pajamas! 


Host a virtual party:


Save some extra money and keep your family safe this year without the stress of flying. You can host a virtual Christmas party with the help of Zoom, Google Hangouts, and so many more applications that are keeping families connected. You can even make your party themed like an ugly Christmas sweater party or send out gift baskets with snacks to enjoy. There are also options to play virtual games together or watch a heartfelt Hallmark movie all at once.

Christmas lights in trees


Make a holiday playlist: 


Music is the perfect gift that keeps on giving. Take some time to create a playlist of all your favorite holiday songs and send it to a friend, love ones, or co-workers. The best part about it is that it’s completely free and will give everyone who receives it a little bit of joy.


Get a view of the lights:


Load the family in the car with a warm cup of hot cocoa to cruise the neighborhood while viewing all of the holiday lights and decorations. If this isn’t already a family tradition, you’ll want to add it to the list for years to come.


Attend a socially distanced outside event: 


You can take part in the holiday festivities with your Covid bubble of friends and family while safely social distancing outside and wearing masks. You can gather in a small group in your backyard or check out the great events in Downtown Flagstaff taking place this month.


The private community at Flagstaff Ranch is the ideal place to call home this season with its abundance of included features. There are 9’ ceilings downstairs and upstairs, 6” paint grade baseboards, and two-tone interior paint throughout. Plans include a wood overlay garage door, Low-E Pella wood clad windows, and exposed aggregate driveway and patios. Amenities within this neighborhood feature a community center with a fitness center, swimming pool, spa, and tennis courts. There is also a championship 18-hole golf course on-site as well as miles of hiking and walking trails for your enjoyment. Flagstaff Ranch is located near great Flagstaff USD schools as well as shopping, dining, and entertainment. Join the interest list today to learn more about how you can purchase a new home at Flagstaff Ranch by Capstone Homes.

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December 18 2020

Create a Christmas to Remember at Aspen Ridge at Flagstaff Ranch

by Erin

Christmas fireplace at Aspen Ridge in Flagstaff Arizona

Enjoy the beautiful splendor of Christmas in a sparkling new townhome at Aspen Ridge cozily situated in Flagstaff, Arizona. The wondrous surroundings of nature’s scenery paint the perfect background for a holiday to remember. Aspen Ridge at Flagstaff Ranch by Capstones homes provides a private community of luxury townhomes that border national forest land and the Ponderosa Pine forest. The scent of pine trees, chestnuts roasting and fresh-baked cookies for Santa will easily bring home childhood memories and create new ones for years to come. 


Deck the halls this holiday season in one of the beautifully crafted townhome designs at Aspen Ridge layered with abundant features and amenities. Select from floor plans with two to three bedrooms, two and a half to three bathrooms, and a two-car garage. You can also find up to 2,749 square feet of living space in select plans. The high towering ceilings reach 10’ upstairs and downstairs. Both levels also feature an 8’ archtop, paint grade interior door. Decorate the charmingly designed wood banisters with garland or tinsel for the perfect touch to your holiday décor. The open kitchens with plentiful islands feature granite countertops perfect for rolling out cookie dough and pie crusts. There is also a Whirlpool Gold stainless steel appliance package, recessed can lighting, knotty alder cabinets, raised panel doors, and dovetail soft close drawers. Don’t forget to enjoy a cup of your favorite seasonal beverage in front of your warm artesian fireplace while opening your first gift on Christmas Eve.


The new townhomes at Aspen Ridge are located near appealing Flagstaff USD 1 schools that include Manuel Demiguel Elementary School and Mt. Elden Middle School. Wrap up your last-minute holiday shopping at Aspen Place at Sawmill and Flagstaff Mall with stores such as Eddie Bauer, Francesca’s, Clair’s, and Sephora. If you’re looking to get away for the weekend, you can spend the holiday at the Arizona Snowbowl Ski Resort where you can enjoy lodging, an afternoon of skiing in the Arizona Mountains, and getting your fill of great food. 


The Aspen Ridge community features a 25,000 square foot clubhouse complete with meeting rooms, a restaurant, and golf pro and pro shop as well as a championship 18-hole golf course. There is also a tennis court, swimming pools, and walking trails throughout the community. Visit the sales office at 3605 S. Flagstaff Ranch Rd. Flagstaff, AZ 86005 to begin the process of purchasing a brand new townhome at Aspen Ridge at Flagstaff Ranch.

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December 17 2020

December Realtor of the Month: Lynda Melnick

by Erin

Lynda Melnick December Realtor of the Month

Our December realtor of the month is Lynda Melnick, Realtor of The Melnick Collection. Lynda provides the monthly real estate market update for Bradenton, Florida


Lynda Melnick has over 24 years of experience in Residential Sales and Real Estate while specializing in waterfront luxury homes, single-family residences, and income properties in Manatee County. She also has extensive familiarity when it comes to the current transactions, school districts, and neighborhoods within the area. Lynda has been the Top Residential Agent with Wagner Realty for more than 12 years and has also earned several acknowledgments including the Platinum Club Top Agent Award.


As one of the World’s leading Real Estate companies, The Melnick Collection is the perfect place to start if you are in the market for a new single-family home in Tampa Bay.

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December 16 2020

Capstone Homes at Jasper is Now Selling Luxury Model Homes

by Erin

Capstone Homes at Jasper New Home Entry Way

Stunning luxury model homes are now selling at Capstone Homes at Jasper, located in Prescott Valley, Arizona.  Homebuilder, Capstone Homes, offers energy-efficient single-family homes for sale at unbeatable prices.  Home designs feature three to five bedrooms, up to four and a half bathrooms, and a three-car garage. You can also find square footage of up to 3,760 square feet of living space. Each floor plan is completely customizable with the help of Capstone’s Design-Build Program.  Capstone Homes is the largest custom home builder in Northern Arizona and will help you customize the perfect luxury home to suit your every desire. 


The one and two-story floorplans in this master-planned community offer several elevated features you are sure to adore.  Select from the traditional, farmhouse, or modern exteriors that offer upscale curb appeal. You can also find stacked stone or brick enhancements, easy-care acrylic stucco, and paver driveways and patios, as well as a generous front yard landscaping package.


Each plan's interior features gourmet kitchens with granite countertops, a stainless steel under-mount dual bowl kitchen sink, recessed can lighting, and a Whirlpool appliance package that includes a combination microwave oven, 36” gas cooktop with a canopy range hood, and a dishwasher. The luxury bathrooms are equipped with oval under mount china sinks in the full baths, pedestal sinks in the half baths, cast iron bathtub with tile surround in the secondary bathrooms, brushed nickel accessories, and recess can lighting above each shower and bathtub to create a spa-like experience in your home.


Capstone Homes at Jasper features durable carpeting in all bedrooms and walk-in closets, two-tone interior paint, and porcelain tile flooring in the bathrooms and laundry room. White decora light switches and door levers and hardware in brushed nickel or oil rubbed bronze add simple touch to every room.  The open living spaces feature 10’ ceilings on the main level and 9’ ceilings on the other levels.  


This community is located near many options for dining, shopping, entertainment, and family fun. You can get your fill of great food at eateries such as Gabby’s kitchen, Thai Café, COLT Grill, BBQ & Spirits, and Lonesome Valley Brewing. You can also visit nearby attractions including the Phippen Museum and the Heritage Park Zoological Sanctuary. Onsite amenities in the Jasper community feature a clubhouse, park, community center, tennis court, and swimming pool.


Contact the sales office at Capstone Homes at Jasper by calling 928-910-7600 to purchase a new luxury model home. 

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