September 23 2021

4 Reasons to Invest in a New Energy Efficient Home at Flagstaff Meadows

by Erin

Flagstaff Meadows Interiors

If you have ever considered investing in an energy-efficient home, now is the time to put those thoughts into action. New homeowners are selecting more innovative and energy-efficient homes to invest in for numerous reasons, such as decreasing energy costs and reducing their carbon footprint. As a result, homebuilders are responding to the call by providing new construction homes for sale equipped with all the latest features and advancements to meet the needs of the current market. 

Here are a few reasons to invest in an energy-efficient home.


Saves You Money


The most significant incentive for purchasing an energy-efficient house is that it saves you more money! In 2014, the ENERGY STAR program saved consumers $31 billion on their energy bills. Now that’s a lot of savings! Features such as programmable thermostats, Low E windows, and water-efficient fixtures in your new home can save you hundreds of dollars each year on heating, cooling, and water usage alone.


Beneficial to the Environment


You can reduce your personal greenhouse gas emissions with the benefits of energy-efficient features in your home. Your home will use less carbon that is derived from plants when it is energy efficient. These homes provide safer air and water quality, reduce waste, and conserve and restore natural resources. Overall, it will make you feel better about contributing to the betterment of the environment when you invest in an efficient home. 


Improved Comfort


Have you ever lived in a home where one of the rooms seemed to always have a cold, wet draft during the wintertime due to poor insulation? Or maybe you’ve experienced an unusually high energy bill because of uneven temperatures in your home. One of the most important things to have in your new home is comfortability. Investing in an energy-efficient home allows for a more even temperature throughout no matter the time of year. Homes that are not efficient are more likely to have more drafts of cool air and humidity from insufficient insulation or drafty windows, which can be uncomfortable for everyone and result in an increased cost in repairs and energy usage. 


Increases Property Value


A 2019 survey by the National Association of Home Builders discovered that if a home reveals that it can reduce $1,000 in energy costs annually, the average home buyer would be willing to pay an additional $8,728 for it. Today’s real estate market has seen an increase in eco-conscious homebuyers who would be more eager to purchase a home that is proven to decrease their carbon footprint and align with a green lifestyle.


Arizona home builder Capstone Homes offers exceptional green home designs in its Flagstaff Meadows community in Bellemont. Flagstaff Meadows is a sought-after neighborhood of energy-efficient single-family homes located just 15 minutes from downtown Flagstaff. Its energy-efficient features include a high efficiency tankless natural gas water heater, prewire for solar panels, ENERGY STAR rated appliances, green approved cabinets, spray foam wall insulation, and programmable thermostats. Each new home at Flagstaff Meadows is certified as a Zero Energy Ready Home by the Department of Energy. Capstone Homes has also earned an honorable mention at the 2018 Housing Innovation Awards.


Pricing for these Northern Arizona homes for sale starts in the mid $300,000’s. You can select from up to 11-floor plan designs with options for three to four bedrooms, two bathrooms, a two-car garage, and up to 2,862 square feet of living space. If you’re interested in finding an energy-efficient home that’s right for you at Flagstaff Meadows, you can join the interest list today or call 88-718-7164 for more information. 

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March 16 2011

Homes at Andalusia at 4s Ranch Help You Live Greener

by racheal

Andalusia 4s Ranch New Homes For Sale

We’ve told you that California West Communities homes are all about LivingGreener™ - but what does that specifically mean? The office of Andalusia at 4s Ranch, one of the builder’s most sought-after communities of San Diego new homes, explains:

“LivingGreener means living more energy efficiently. When you buy a new California West Communities home, you can feel good about helping to preserve our energy resources while benefiting from lower utility costs. LivingGreener is our way of making your home a more earth and neighborhood friendly place to live.”

How do they put it into practice? With features like:

- Engineered lumber for framework   
- Exterior wall and ceiling insulation, so cool and warm air is contained
- Dual glazed vinyl windows
Energy Star® dishwashers
- Low flush toilets

Andalusia at 4s Ranch Kitchen

The result is a home that helps you – you guessed it – live greener! Plus, these features can help homeowners save hundreds of dollars per year in utility bill costs. It makes sense: When you operate your heating and cooling systems less often, you save money! When the dishwasher and toilets use less water, you save money! Living greener benefits you, the buyer, as much as it benefits the earth.

To learn more regarding the San Diego new homes of Andalusia at 4s Ranch – or, more ways that California West Communities helps homeowners live greener – stop into10510 Black Opal Road in San Diego. The community sales office can also be reached at (858) 312-6850.

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August 12 2010

Rockrose At The Foothills Now Featuring 1.21% Tax Rate!

by jeb

Just in case you thought that the idea of living at Rockrose at The Foothills couldn't get any better, guess what? It just did! Now featuring a newly reduced tax rate of just 1.21 percent (based on the Rockrose median sales price). Rockrose new homes now boast one of the lowest tax rates in the entire city of Carlsbad, California, which in turn now means that enjoying the comfort, luxury, and sustainability of living at Rockrose at The Foothills is now more affordable than ever. It doesn't take an expert to realize that times have been tough for a lot of people, especially when it comes to finding a new home. Brookfield Homes is making it emphatically clear that they're not going to stand by and not do anything to help people realize their dreams of new home ownership; in the words of Lora Heramb, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Brookfield Homes, " We're doing all that we can to accommodate the needs of homebuyers."

The new homes for sale at Rockrose at The Foothills not only meet California's stringent energy-efficiency standards, they extend 35% past them. In displaying a strong focus on energy-efficiency, water conservation, and an array of other environemntally-concious features and amenities, Rockrose at The Foothills proves definitively that high-quality construction, honest customer service, and outrageous affordability do not need to come with a price tag that includes excessive harm to this wonderful planet. Not to mention excessive harm to your wallet. The Carlsbad new homes for sale at Rockrose offer prospective homeowners a nice variety of eco-friendly new floorplan designs, ranging in size anywhere from 2,116 to 3,167 square feet, with 3-4 bedrooms and 2-4.5 baths, and prices that are starting from the low $600,000's.

Nestled in in the stunningly beautiful coastal city of Carlsbad, California in San Diego County, where a well-regarded school system, beautiful beaches, and dynamic economic opportunities come together to form what is an idyllic place to settle down and raise a family. Not only is Rockrose at The Foothills nestled amongst beautiful landscape, Rockrose new homes are conveniently located between the two cosmopolitan juggernauts-- Los Angeles and San Diego. Rockrose makes it easy for residents who desire the best in culture, entertainment, dining, shopping, and recreation to have it all just a short drive away. Plus, the city of Carlsbad also shares the same sentiments of eco-friendliness and sustainability as Rockrose at The Foothills, and it is a city that is making strides towards becoming a more "green" place to live.

To find out more about Rockrose at The Foothills and its wonderfully new low tax rate, please feel free to browse the Rockrose homepage, or call 760-730-0800 to speak to someone who can help you get started today.


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July 19 2010

Eco-friendly Luxury And More At Crosby Villas

by jeb

Nestled cozily behind impressive private gates, the new homes for sale at Crosby Villas are surrounded by nearly 722 acres of breathtakingly sublime natural landscape,  impeccably-manicured fairways, and stunning sunshine, and the community of Crosby Villas boasts architecture that is reflective of the dramatic and historical spirit of Spanish Colonial Revival design; a classic yet still functional aesthetic that blends in wonderfully-well with the gorgeous landscape of San Diego County, and for those forward-thinking prospective new homebuyers who are environmentally, as well as financially-concious, Crosby Villas new homes boasts a plethora of outstanding energy-saving and money-saving features, like energy-efficient dual glazed windows, a re-circulating hot water pump, a 75 gallon gas water heater, R-30 ceiling and R-13 exterior wall insulation, and much more. Plus, on top of it all, the charming new homes for sale at Crosby Villas are now readily available in numerous expertly-designed and superbly-practical new floorplan designs, which range in size anywhere from 3,002 to 3,612 square feet, with 3-4 bedrooms.

The new homes for sale at Crosby Villas in San Diego are deftly combine the County's inherently majestic scenery with sophisticated, luxurious, and stylish architecture, all while providing homebuyers with unrivaled comfort and modern convenience. The Crosby Villas in San Diego are inspired by the renowned work of Lillian Rice, the architect who is responsible for the design of the original California-Spanish style that punctuates the charm of historic Rancho Santa Fe. With 31 golf course villas representing the pinnacle of the type of sublime resort-style living that California West Communities epitomizes, Crosby Villas new homes are the place to be when looking for a dream new home community in the San Diego area.

Nestled right at the doorstep of one of the most beautiful cities in the United States, San Diego affords its residents an idyllic backdrop beset of sun-kissed beaches, palm tree-lined streets, and a bustling urban metropolis that was recently rated as the fifth best place to live by Money Magazine, a ranking that no doubt is owed to some of the fantastic attractions located in San Diego, like the world-famous San Diego Zoo, the sunny beaches, and the historic sights like Mission San Diego de Alcala and Old Town San Diego Historic Park. San Diego has everything that you could want, from a booming tourism industry and strong economy, to some of the best entertainment and sporting events that you'll find anywhere.

If you've heard enough and would like to start learning even more about all of the wonderful options available at Crosby Villas, and to set up an appointment for a visit and tour, please call 858-759-7911to get in contact with a representative who can let you in on all that this stunning new home community has to offer you and your family today.


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July 14 2010

Join The Green Revolution With Rockrose At The Foothills

by jeb

Nestled in the idyllic coastal resort town of Carlsbad, California, Rockrose at The Foothills is a stunning community that features a fabulous array of cutting-edge new homes that utilize the very best in "green" technology, which not only helps to save and protect the environment, but in the long run also saves you and your family money! All Rockrose new homes are built to save energy, to conserve water, to reduce waste, and to generally provide prospective homebuyers with the kind of peace of mind that is so rare these days-- a dream new home that exists in sublime harmony with its wonderful natural surroundings in the incomparable San Diego County area, where perfect weather and sunny skies are permanent fixtures. The San Diego new homes for sale at Rockrose at The Foothills are available in several eco-friendly new floorplan designs, which range in size anywhere from 2,116 to 3,167 square feet, with 3-4 bedrooms and 2-4.5 baths, and new homes are priced starting from around the low $600,000's, which means that now joining the Green Revolution is easier than ever when you do it at Rockrose at The Foothills.

Rockrose at The Foothills is comprised of utterly fabulous new green homes that are situated within a cutting-edge master planned community that breaks all of the rules when it comes to modern conveniences and affordable luxury, all while maintaing a "green" ethos that is truly something commendable, especially in this day and age, where the term "green home" is more often than not a synonym for "excessively overpriced home;" but this isn't the case when it comes to Rockrose.  In fact, Rockrose at The Foothills new homes are the only new homes in Carlsbad to not only meet California's energy-efficiency standards, but to extend 35% past it. With a focus on energy-efficiency, water conservation, and a plethora of other environmentally-concious features, Rockrose at The Foothills new homes prove that luxurious green new home amenities and features don't need to come at a heavy price for the environment.

If you're interested in learning more about the beautiful Brookfield Homes community of Rockrose at The Foothills, please call 760-730-0800 to set up an appointment for a visit and tour today.


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July 10 2010

More Amazing Oklahoma City New Homes to Consider

by racheal

Oklahoma City

It’s been awhile since I showed you a community of new homes that are directly among the hustle and bustle of Oklahoma City. Since we’re long overdue, may I remind you of the benefits of living in this still-great American metro: an economy that’s endured the nationwide collapse, a housing market that’s sustained the bursting bubble, and schools that are among the best in the Midwest.

That being said, you’ll certainly want to check out the community of Oklahoma City new homes I’m showing you today. It’s called Fountain Grass by Ideal Homes, and it’s everything you thought living in Oklahoma City could be: access to the most convenient city amenities, yet Fountain Grass is still tucked away in the quaint small town environment of a tight-knit community. And, don’t forget your stunning natural surroundings. It’s the best of city and country combined.

Fountain Grass offers buyers their choice of nine floorplans, ranging from apx. 1,000 to 1,600 square feet. There’s something for all types of arrangements and lifestyles, including singles, couples, and growing families. Plus, you have the same energy efficient benefits that Ideal Homes provides to all of their Oklahoma new green homes. Fountain Grass is a win-win! To learn more about these Oklahoma City new homes at Fountain Grass, stop in to check them out in person at 9737 SW 24th Terrace, Oklahoma City, OK 73128; or, call (866) 277-2670 to ask questions and receive more information.

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July 7 2010

Monteluz Proves That It's Easy Being Green

by jeb

The stunning San Diego new homes for sale at Monteluz at 4S Ranch offer residents elegant and expansive interior spaces that are housed within sophisticated and stylish designs that takes inspiration from a variety of Spanish, Tuscan, and Monterey architecture, making these San Diego new homes the absolute perfect environment for accommodating families of all sizes, especially for burgeoning or already large families. Monteluz San Diego new homes for sale provide residents with easy access to parks, walking and hiking trails, and a town center that is encompassed within 1,700 acres of open space. Monteluz at 4S Ranch is located just 25 miles north of downtown San Diego, and residents will find any number of fantastic shopping, dining, and entertainment opportunities. The San Diego new homes for sale at Monteluz at 4S Ranch are available now in a variety of masterfully-designed, environmentally-friendly floorplans, which range in size anywhere from 2,556 to 3,949 square feet, with 3-6 bedrooms and 2.5-5 baths, and surprisingly affordable prices starting from around the high $600,000's.

Home to breathtaking ocean views and sun-drenched landscapes and beaches, San Diego also houses some world-class attractions on top of its natural beauty, including the wonderful attractions like Balboa Park, the world-famous San Diego Zoo, SeaWorld, the San Diego Wild Animal Park, Legoland, and the absolute best in shopping, dining, theater, and entertainment. When living in on the of the San Diego new homes for sale at Monteluz, residents enjoy the perfect mixture of luxurious features and amenities, environmentally-concious living, and breathtaking natural beauty at every turn.

All of the San Diego new homes for sale at Monteluz provide residents with a treasure trove of community amenities, stylish and sophisticated interior and exterior details, and an unbelievably convenient location in beautiful in southern California. The San Diego new homes for sale within Monteluz comprise what is the rare kind of new home community that boasts so much for an inclusive price. Some of the other wonderful interior features available with Monteluz new homes includes gourmet kitchens that are perfect for having friends and family over, luxurious master-suites and baths, sleek appliances, and in-home technology, as well as much more. On top of all of the standard features of Monteluz new homes, some of the outstanding energy-saving features that you'll find in every Monteluz new home includes energy-efficient dual glazed framed windows, energy-saving motion sensor switches in all baths, carrier forced air heating system, 75 gallon gas water heaters, and convenient dimmer switches at top and bottom of stairways.

If you're interested in finding out more about all of the wonderful options when it comes to the San Diego new homes for sale at Monteluz at 4S Ranch, please contact California West Communities at 858-705-6031 to set up an appointment for a visit today!


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June 25 2010

Nashville New Homes With A Conscience

by jeb

A Tennessee new home builder that has ben family-owned and operated since its inception, The Jones Company recently celebrated its milestone 80th anniversary. Since as far back as 1927 The Jones Company has been building superb Nashville new homes that represent the very best in home value with their innovative designs, sturdy construction, and second-to-none customer service, all for a wide range of prices that have something for almost anyone. Whether you're interested in a ready-to-move-in home, or you would like The Jones Company to custom build you a stunning Nashville new home that is perfectly-tailored to your personal style, The Jones Company can make it happen in numerous spots within the beautiful greater Nashville area, including Hendersonville, Mt. Juliet, Franklin, Brentwood, and Spring Hill.

The Jones Company offers prospective Nashville new homeowners a wide array of new home collections that can fit almost anyone's budget, with new home prices ranging roughly from $200,000 to $600,000. Recognized by many in the Nashville new home market as the "value leader" in the homebuilding industry, The Jones Company's expert architectural team constantly strives to think of new ways to increase the value of your Nashville new home, while simultaneously lowering your costs. In efforts to further prove their commitment to customer satisfaction, The Jones Company makes sure that every Nashville new home is backed by a 1-10 Guarantee Program, which provides homeowners with a one-year warranty on workmanship and materials, as well as a ten-year guarantee on major structural components.

In addition to all of the money-saving features that The Jones Company has created in their continuing quest to provide Nashville new homes that are the best possible value, The Jones Company now builds all of their Nashville new homes according to the NAHB's Green Building and ENERGY STAR® standards and qualifications. What does this mean for you? It means that all of The Jones Company's Nashville new homes are exponentially more energy-efficient than homes that have been built to the minimium code requirements, which in turn means that you will have lower utility bills than if you lived in your typical, run-of-the-mill new home.

The Jones Company has been creating high-quality Nashville new homes for almost a century, and homebuilders don't last that long without a reason, and there's a myriad of reasons why The Jones Company continues to thrive as a standard-bearer for the Nashville homebuilding industry. If you're interested in finding out more about all of the different things that The Jones Company can do for you and your family, please feel free to call 615-771-8006 to talk to someone who can put you on the path to finding The Jones Company's Nashville new homes that are just right for you.


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June 19 2010

Oklahoma City New Homes a Hot Commodity

by racheal

Despite the economic downturn, Oklahoma housing markets continue to perform well in the metro areas. That means that alongside those in Tulsa, Oklahoma City new homes are among the most coveted new homes in the nation. That’s right – the nation! According to The Metro Monitor, Oklahoma's two big cities are among the top 21 performing markets in the U.S., thanks to low unemployment, oil and gas industry jobs, and home prices that have rarely been inflated.

We’ve told you about many Ideal Homes communities in Oklahoma City, where Ideal Homes offer Oklahoma green homes that are priced from the affordable mid $100,000’s. We’ve talked about Country Place, Valencia, and others; and today, we’d like to introduce you to Wildflower. This neighborhood features seven floorplans for you to choose from, with two, three, and four bedroom options. The interiors are calming and cozy, and outside – well, you have all the advantages of living in beautiful Oklahoma City!

Because it is a neighborhood of green homes, Wildflower offers the same advanced energy savings as all Ideal Homes communities, ensuring that your electricity, heating, and cooling bills stay manageably low – and best of all, it’s located in the pleasant suburban outskirts of Oklahoma City. For more information on Wildflower, contact the community sales office at 15425 Nightshade Street, Oklahoma City, OK 73070 for these Oklahoma City new homes.

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June 18 2010

Save Energy (and money!) Part II

by April

More tips to help keep your house and your wallet comfortable this summer!

Energy Efficient Ceiling Fan

• Don’t cool unused areas.  If you have any rooms that are not used regularly, such as a guest room, close the door and close the register/vent to keep the cold air in the rooms where you need it.

• Install an automatic setback or programmable thermostat that starts your air conditioner before you get home.

• If you spend most of your time in a certain room or area, consider buying a portable or window air conditioner for that area and leave the central AC off.

• If you do use a portable or window AC, make sure to close your vents and doors to keep the cool air from escaping.

• A ceiling fan cools fast and costs less than air conditioning!


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