March 30 2021

The Search for a New Home Ends Right Here at Orion at Timber Sky

by Erin

Orion at Timber Sky new construction home for sale

Have you been on the hunt for a new home for sale in Flagstaff with no luck? Well, search no more! Take a look at the latest community of spacious single-family homes by Capstone Homes at Orion at Timber Sky. Orion at Timber Sky is Flagstaff’s premier-master planned community and offers everything a family like yours would desire, from the energy-efficient features to the fantastic community amenities. 

 

Take a walk on the winding Woody Mountain System and Loop Trail, or cruise down the biking paths surrounding the community at Orion at Timber Sky. You’ll also find pickleball courts, picnic spaces, playgrounds, and pocket parks onsite. There are even community gardens here at Orion. If that weren’t enough, you’d appreciate access to the nearby Flagstaff USD schools like DeMiguel Elementary and Flagstaff High School, where children of all ages excel academically and create long-lasting friendships. 

 

Select from ten-floor plan options at Orion at Timber Sky with square footage ranging from 1,471 to 3,222 square feet of living space. There are three to five bedrooms, up to three and a half bathrooms, two-car garages, and optional attached guesthouses with one and two bedrooms. These plans feature a porch, patio, loft, a study, a downstairs master bedroom, and walk-in closets. These home designs come with a landscaped front yard, paved driveways, and a raised panel garage door. There is recess can lighting in the kitchen, granite countertops, and a Whirlpool stainless steel appliance package. The bathrooms also feature granite countertops, an oval undermount sink, brushed nickel plumbing fixtures, and green-approved cabinets. 

 

Starting in the mid $400,000’s, one of these beautiful new homes for sale at Orion at Timber Sky could be yours. Come on over to the sales office and take a look at everything this Flagstaff neighborhood has to offer. 

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March 28 2021

Save on Energy Costs While Living Lavish at Capstone Homes at Jasper

by Erin

Capstone Homes at Jasper Farmhouse home design

The master-planned community at Capstone Homes at Jasper is where you want to be! You can discover expansive home designs and customized floor plans that perfectly fit your everyday needs. Lavish open floor plans, gourmet kitchens, designer bathrooms, and outdoor living spaces are features you need in your life right about now, and Northern Arizona’s premier custom home builder, Capstone Homes, will ensure you receive just that.  

 

Located in Prescott Valley, Capstone Homes at Jasper offers estate-sized lots with optional RV garages, three-car garages, and courtyards. The one and two-story floor plans featured at Jasper include up to five bedrooms, four and a half bathrooms, and 2,189 to 3,760 square feet of living space. You can select from traditional, modern, and farmhouse exterior designs and up to nine customizable floor plans. The in-house custom design-build program allows you to let your creativity run wild. You’ll get your own personal designer, sales associate, options coordinator, and project manager to help you bring all of your design dreams to life from start to finish.

 

Each Zero Energy Ready Home follows a program with the U.S. Department of Energy and offers several energy and cost-efficient features. When purchasing your new home at Jasper, it will be equipped with Energy Star rated appliances, a tankless water heater, gas furnace, low VOC paint, and high-efficiency central air conditioning. There is also a clean energy package that includes energy collection solar panels and Aerobarrier sealant. Living at Capstone Homes at Jasper allows you to live a luxury lifestyle while saving money each month.

 

The new home community of Capstone Homes at Jasper features an onsite community center, clubhouse, swimming pool, park, and tennis court starting in the high $500,000’s. Join the interest list to get more details about this fantastic master-planned community in Prescott Valley.

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March 27 2021

Four Ways to Increase Your Credit Score Before Buying a New Home

by Erin

Woman Viewing Credit Score on a Tablet

Purchasing a new home can be an exhilarating moment in your life, but the process can be complicated when there are obstacles in the way, like a low credit score. Having a low credit score is nothing to be ashamed of and is not the end of the world. Many accumulate debt for several reasons like the loss of employment, a medical emergency, and other financial hardships that you have no control over. No matter where your credit score is on the scale, there are some sure-fire ways to make improvements and finally purchase the new home of your dreams.  Here are four ways to increase your credit score before buying your new home.

 

Pay Your Bills on Time

 

Your payment history is one of the most significant factors that will affect your credit score and your ability to receive a home loan. Lenders want to know that you are reliable that you will pay them back on time. If you are not already doing so, ensure that your bills are all paid on time or early. You can schedule your payments through automatic bill pay with your banking institution or set up autopay through your account, so you never have to worry about a missed payment.

 

Dispute Credit Report Errors

 

Looking at your credit report may be a daunting experience, especially when that golden number isn’t looking very shiny. Sign up on websites like annualcreditreport.com or creditkarma.com to take a good look at your detailed credit report and make sure that everything looks the way that it should. If you come across any mistakes, you can dispute the errors. The credit bureaus have thirty days to look into it and respond. Once confirmed, the disputed mistake will be removed from your credit report, which will improve your credit score.

 

Use a Secured Credit Card

 

A secured credit card is a credit card funded by an upfront cash deposit, and the credit limit is the same as the amount of your deposit. So if you deposit $300 on your secured credit card, your credit limit will be $300. This is an excellent option for someone who may not qualify for a traditional credit card and needs to boost their credit. If you decide to go this route, make sure that you apply for a secured credit card that reports to all three credit bureaus when choosing this option.

 

Negotiate Your Debt

 

If you have bills in collections and receive letters in the mail and those annoying phone calls, you may want to pick up the phone and try negotiating your debt to a lower amount. You can also discuss creating a payment plan that works for your budget. Ask the debt collector to remove the negative information from your credit records. When doing this, make sure to always get your payment agreement in writing before proceeding. 

 

Taking these steps will take your credit score from zero to hero and help propel you into homeownership in no time!

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March 26 2021

The New Neighborhood at Flagstaff Ranch is Full of Amenities You'll Love!

by Erin

Flagstaff Ranch golf Course

Finding the right new home for sale is so much more than the details of the house itself. It's about what the community surrounding it has to offer. Are you in search of a family-friendly neighborhood that boasts exciting amenities and within arm's reach to shopping, mouthwatering eateries, and local attractions? Well, the new homes for sale at Flagstaff Ranch have just what you've been looking for. Located in booming Flagstaff, Arizona, this neighborhood of spacious single-family homesites is filled with must-have amenities for everyone to enjoy! 

 

The jaw-dropping 25,000 square foot clubhouse onsite features a fully functioning restaurant perfect for a quick bite with your new neighbors. It also includes a golf pro and pro shop and meeting rooms ideal for business or pleasure. Let's not forget the 12,000 square foot community center equipped with a swimming pool, children's pool, spa, fitness center, and tennis courts. If you thought that was all, you thought wrong. How about living just steps away from the 18-hole championship golf course amongst 454 acres of a lush green landscape? Now that is living! 

 

Beyond the Flagstaff Ranch neighborhood, many conveniences surround. Your children can attend nearby Flagstaff USD1 schools that include Manuel Demiguel Elementary School, Mt. Elden Middle School, and Flagstaff High School. You'll also find local attractions nearby, such as Walnut Canyon National Monument, Lowell Observatory, and the Museum of Northern Arizona. Enjoy access to shopping at Flagstaff Mall, where you can find stores like JC Penney, Journey's, Claire's, Foot Locker, and Bath & Body Works. Explore surrounding restaurants in Flagstaff like the breakfast and lunch spot at The Toasted Owl Cafe or if you're feeling more like a good sandwich or juicy steak, stop by The Northern Pines Restaurant. They also have lots of beer on tap.

 

The new homes at Flagstaff Ranch offer floorplans with three to four bedrooms, up to three and a half bathrooms, a two-car garage, and as much as 3,405 square feet of living space. Features include a study, a great room, and walk-in closets. Each design's exterior comes standard with an exposed aggregate driveway and patios, wood overlay on the garage door, and an eight-foot front and back door. You can also find energy-efficient features in each floor plan that include a hot water recirculation pump, programmable thermostats, exhaust fans in the bathrooms and laundry room, and a fifty-gallon Rheem gas water heater. 

 

These new homes in Flagstaff have everything you've been searching for. Please don't take our word for it. Contact the sales office at 855-928-1100 to check out the new homes for sale at Flagstaff Ranch today. You'll quickly find that they won't disappoint! 

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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.

 

Declutter

 

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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