July 15 2020

Green Living is at its Finest with New Homes for Sale at Orion at Timber Sky

by Erin

New Home at Orion at Timber Sky community in Flagstaff, AZ

Green homes have become much more essential over time offering several benefits that give back for generations to come. Sustainable homes improve indoor air quality, are energy and water efficient, lower operating costs, and provide healthier and happier living all around. The initiative to provide new home communities that reduce the environmental footprint is a top priority at Capstone Homes, Northern Arizona’s premier homebuilder. Their newest master-planned community, Orion at Timber Sky is located in Flagstaff, AZ, and delivers spacious Department of Energy certified Zero Energy Ready Homes.

 

Each new construction home by Capstone Homes is created with an elevated level of energy efficiency. It’s not just about the jaw-dropping features added at the end of construction, but the materials used and designs created that bring the highest level of efficiency with an Energy Star certification. When you select the new home of your choosing at Orion at Timber Sky, you can trust that it will be well worth the investment. You will discover several features that will save you time, money, and your well-being. The Energy Star certified appliances save up to 50% more energy than standard appliances. Your home will also be equipped with a programmable thermostat that you can adjust with custom programmable settings specific for certain times of the day. The Low E coatings on each window reduces energy loss by 30-50% compared to most standard windows and prevent heat and ultra-violet rays from passing through the glass which is a great benefit to have during warmer months. Fresh air exchanges provide quality filter fresh air in your home which in turn offers clean oxygenated air throughout your home. A few other energy-efficient features found in the new developments at Orion are foam insulation, a 95+ efficient furnace, an insulated slab, a tankless water heater, and solar panel ready homes.

 

Starting in the high $300,000’s to the low $500,000’s, Orion at Timber Sky provides several spacious home design options to choose from with three to four bedrooms, two to three and a half bathrooms, and up to 3,222 square feet of living space. These 89 detached, single-family homes also include options for attached guesthouses with one to two bedrooms that are ideal for multi-generational living, short term house guests, or rental property allowing you to make a little extra income. 

 

Orion at Timber Sky is located off Route 66 right between Flagstaff Ranch Road and Woody Mountain Road giving you access to shopping at Flagstaff Mall and Aspen Place at The Sawmill, dining at Red Curry Vegan Kitchen, or Pita Jungle, and recreational entertainment at places like Walnut Canyon National Monument, Lowell Observatory, and the Flagstaff Extreme Adventure Course. Without going far at all, you can also find amenities within the neighborhood like a playground for the little ones to play make-believe, a park perfect for picnics, and tossing a Frisbee, as well as walking trails and biking paths throughout. Flagstaff USD 1 schools like DeMiguel Elementary, Mt. Elden Middle School, and Flagstaff High School are just minutes away and provide top-rated education for all ages.

 

When you purchase a new home in Orion at Timber Sky you can receive $2,000 towards closing costs and $1,000 toward options. You don’t want to miss out on this hot deal!  Come visit the sales office at Orion at Timber Sky located at 2942 W Putman Dr., Flagstaff, AZ to make the selection of a lifetime. 

 

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July 14 2020

Settle into Your New Home Before the Ink Dries at Capstone Homes at Highlands Ranch

by Erin

Capstone Homes at Highland Ranch new home model in Chino Valley, AZ

Sign on the dotted line and end your home search with a new home by Capstone Homes at Highlands Ranch. Finding the perfect house to call home can be a bit overwhelming at times. It’s so much more than the outside appearance and the framework, but about the memories, you can foresee to come in the future. As your family grows, your home should grow with you. Sometime you just know as soon as you walk in the door that this is it. Northern Arizona homebuilder Capstone Homes takes all of the guesswork out of the selection process. They offer a variety of custom homes each crafted with intention and professional expertise. Join the many pleased residents of Highlands Ranch when you finally end your search for a new home with Capstone Homes. Located in Chino Valley, AZ, the master-planned community at Highlands Ranch offers gorgeous single-family homes with custom options to fit your needs for now and tomorrow. 

 

There are four open concept floor plan options available with Capstone Homes at Highlands Ranch. Each plan includes between three to four bedrooms, two bathrooms, two to three-car garages, and square footage that spans between 1,380 to 1,896 square feet of space. Highlands Ranch exceeds in curb appeal with its stucco exteriors, stone accents, and beautifully landscaped yards equipped with automatic irrigation. There is also masonry block wall fencing with a cedar gate, a three-color exterior paint scheme, and an 8’ high front entry door and rear sliding glass door. As you step into your new living space, you will discover the stunning interiors enhanced by high ceilings, granite countertops, plush carpet, and plenty of energy-efficient features. Prepare tasty meals in the superior kitchens with recess can lighting, a stainless steel 60/40 under-mount sink and green approved hardwood cabinets. You’ll never have to worry about a lack of storage space with a linen pantry and spacious walk-in closets with shelving per plan.

 

Maintain an active lifestyle at Capstone Homes at Highlands Ranch as it offers many onsite amenities within the community such as a playground, park, walking trails, and basketball court, along with amazing views of Chino Valley. This neighborhood is also within distance of local eateries, shopping, and entertainment for you to enjoy. Visit Granite Creek Vineyards for a tasting with friends and check out a few restaurants nearby like Skillets Café, Essence Kitchen Bar, Aroma Pizza, and Big Daddy E’s BBQ just a few minutes away. There are several establishments available to get all of your everyday shopping done like Walgreens, Dollar Tree, Safeway, and Family Dollar.

 

If you’ve been searching for master-planned living and an amenity-rich way of life, then Highlands Ranch is just right for you and can be all yours starting in the mid $200,000’s. To schedule a tour and learn more about purchasing a new home for sale in Chino Valley, contact the community sales office by calling 928-379-6362.

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July 13 2020

Turn the Key to a Life of Luxury at Aspen Ridge at Flagstaff Ranch in Flagstaff, AZ

by Erin

Aspen Ridge at Flagstaff Ranch Golf Course

You deserve to live a full life of luxury and abundance. Why not start with a new home that has everything your heart desires? Northern Arizona homebuilder Capstone Homes provides must-have features and amenities that allow residents to feel right at home in their newest luxury townhome community at Aspen Ridge at Flagstaff Ranch in Flagstaff, AZ. Townhomes can often be misconceived to have much smaller space compared to single-family homes, but the floor plan options at Aspen Ridge cuts no corners when it comes to square footage. Within the six home designs available, there is between 2,335 to 2,749 square feet of living space, two to four bedrooms, and up to three bathrooms to raise growing families and entertain guests with ease.

 

Exterior features in most home designs at Aspen Ridge include a carriage house garage door, low-E Pella wood clad windows, 8’ front and back door, and 50-year asphalt shingles. The inside of each home is just as superb as the exterior and includes 10” ceilings both downstairs and upstairs, and Dream Weaver Carpet in the bedrooms, great rooms, stairs, and the hallways giving you a plush and cozy feeling between your toes. 18’ porcelain tile in the laundry room makes for easy clean up from day to day messes. You can also find features such as oil rubbed bronze or brushed nickel trim-hardware and light fixtures, 2-tone interior paint, 4” paint grade door casing with craftsmen headers, and 50 percent flat skip trowel drywall texture and round corners.

 

The new townhomes at Aspen Ridge at Flagstaff include stunning kitchens and bathrooms that are pleasing to the eye. Prepare scrumptious meals for family and friends in your new home using the latest and greatest in appliances. Each design is equipped with a Whirlpool Gold stainless steel appliance package with a 36” cooktop, wall hood, microwave oven combination, and dishwasher. There is also recess can lighting, granite countertops, and a stainless steel 60/40 under-mount sink. Bathrooms at Aspen Ridge feature a Travertine shower in the master bathroom, cast-iron tubs with tile surround in the remaining bathrooms, granite countertops, and large frameless mirrors offering a spa-like experience at the end of each day.

 

Aspen Ridge at Flagstaff Ranch is plentiful in community amenities for residents to enjoy with a game of golf or social membership. Make a few new buddies while hitting a hole-in-one at the 454-acre 18-hole championship golf course. You can also take advantage of the community center with its tennis court, fitness center, swimming pool, spa, children’s pool, and tennis courts. The community clubhouse is equipped with a restaurant, meeting rooms, and golf pro and pro shop. Explore the Aspen Ridge neighborhood by taking a walk or brisk hike on the miles of trails throughout. Be sure to enroll your children in nearby Flagstaff USD 1 schools such as Manuel Demiguel Elementary School, and Mt. Elden Middle School just a short distance from home.  

  

Contact the community sales office at Aspen Ridge at Flagstaff Ranch by Capstone and turn the key to a life of luxury in your new townhome.

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July 9 2020

Create a Northern Arizona Residence with You in Mind at Capstone Homes at Jasper

by Erin

Capstone Homes at Jasper new home entry way in Northern Arizona

Located in Prescott Valley, Arizona is a master-planned community of new homes at Capstone Homes at Jasper. Discover traditional, farmhouse, and modern exteriors with courtyard entrances, acrylic stucco, and stacked stone or brick enhancements featured on each home design ranging in the low $600,000’s. Here you can find spacious one-story floor plans that are completely customizable. Each plan includes between 3 to 5 bedrooms, 2.5 to 4.5 bathrooms, a 2 to 3 car garage, and up to 3,760 square feet of living space. You’ll also appreciate community amenities throughout such as a tennis court, swimming pool, park, clubhouse, and community center at Capstone Homes at Jasper. 

 

Prescott Valley is in a key location near plenty of recreational entertainment, shopping, dining, and gainful employment. Take a brisk walk or hike at the Glassford Summit Trail or visit Fain Lake for a day of fishing or gold panning. Only a few minutes away are the Phippen Museum and Bucky’s Casino. Visit Bashford Courts to enjoy shopping at unique specialty shops in downtown Prescott. Discover your new neighborhood with your taste buds as your guide when visiting local restaurants like Montana Bar-BQ, Brown Bag Burger, Lonesome Valley Brewing, Toi’s Thai Kitchen, and Dough Boyz Pizzeria. The perfect way to end an eventful night out on the town is enjoying the annual “Movies Under the Stars,” a series of free concerts on the lawns at the Civic Center Amphitheater throughout the warmer months.

 

When you choose to follow through with the custom design-build program at Capstone Homes, you will be paired with the Capstone team that will patiently walk you through every step of the design-build process to customize your dream home to fit your needs. Follow the lead of your plan designer, sales associate, options coordinator, and project manager from the home-style selection, floorplan design to pre-construction, and home delivery expecting nothing less than the utmost customer care from beginning to end. The only difficulties you may run into will be deciding on the final touches of your interior and exterior features.

 

Capstone Homes at Jasper offer standard features you can appreciate such as gourmet kitchens with granite countertops, recess can lighting, raised-panel maple or knotty alder cabinetry with soft close hardware, as well as Whirlpool stainless steel appliances such as a combination microwave wall oven, a gas cooktop with a canopy range hood, and dishwasher making that after dinner clean up a breeze. The luxury bathrooms come equipped with granite countertops with an oval undermount China sink in the full bathrooms, a pedestal sink in the half bathrooms, and widespread faucets in brushed nickel. There is also a tile shower with a clear glass enclosure and freestanding bathtub within the master suite. The secondary baths include a cast iron bathtub surrounded with tile, recess can lighting above each shower and tub, and brushed nickel accessories. 

 

A new energy-efficient home is on everyone’s wish list. At Jasper, you’ll discover the perfect Zero Energy Ready Home equipped will all of the bells and whistles. There is a clean energy package that includes energy collection solar panels and AeroBarrier Sealant. There are also Energy Star rated appliances, Low VOC paint, a tankless water heater with a recirculating water system, and a gas furnace and programmable Wi-Fi thermostat.

 

Northern Arizona is filled with plenty of new homes to choose from, but Capstone Homes ensures that your residence is built with you in mind. Visit the community sales office open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. located at 4613 E. Alma Ln, Prescott Valley, AZ 86314, and begin the process of building a custom-designed home. 

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July 8 2020

Discover Brand New Energy Efficient Homes in Bellemont, Arizona at Flagstaff Meadows

by Erin

New kitchen in Bellemont Arizona new home at Flagstaff Meadows

Treat yourself to a hot new home this summer at Flagstaff Meadows by Capstone Homes located in Bellemont, Arizona. This neighborhood of single-family homes offers a collection of exceptional floor plans with upgraded features, on-site amenities, and extended options for full customization. Flagstaff Meadows is only 15 minutes from downtown Flagstaff where you’ll discover several options for dining, shopping, and entertainment. You can grab a bite at local eateries such as Josephine’s Modern American Bistro, Beaver Street Brewery & Whistle Stop Café, or the Lumberyard Brewing Company. Be sure to visit the Lowell Observatory, the Museum of Northern Arizona, and the Wupatki National Monument to get better acquainted with your new surroundings.

 

Select from up to 10 home design options within the Flagstaff Meadows collection by Capstone Homes. The one and two-story floor plans include between 3 to 4 bedrooms, up to 2.5 bathrooms, a 2 car garage, and span across 2,862 square feet of living space. A few of the standard features included in each design are spacious walk-in closets, 9’ ceilings downstairs and 8’ ceilings upstairs, carpet in the bedrooms, great room, hallways, and stairs, and oil rubbed bronze or brushed nickel trim hardware and light fixtures. The gorgeous kitchens are a home chef’s dream with a Whirlpool appliance package including a gas range, hood, and dishwasher in either white or black. There are also granite countertops and a stainless steel 60/40 under-mount sink with a chrome sink faucet making the clean up after dinner just a little easier.

 

Creating a home that not only has curb appeal and the latest and greatest in technology and interior design is great, but helping the environment is also key! Purchasing a new home that helps to reduce carbon footprint is ideal in the search process on the journey to homeownership. Capstone Homes offers elevated energy efficiency in each of their new home designs. They have also earned an Honorable Mention for Flagstaff Meadows in 2018 at the Housing Innovation Awards which is an energy efficiency certification program by the Department of Energy. Each design is a Zero Energy Ready Home and is also Energy Star certified. You’ll find many energy-saving features such as a Honeywell programmable thermostat that allows you to choose custom settings depending on your home life schedule to reduce heating and cooling costs throughout the year. There are also water-efficient fixtures like faucets, toilets, and showerheads that use 20 percent less water than most standard fixtures. Low E2 or E3 windows, a tankless water heater, Low VOC paint, an insulated slab, and a 95+ efficient furnace are a few more of the features that Capstone Homes has thoughtfully added to each floor plan in the Flagstaff Meadows community.

 

Young residents at Flagstaff Meadows experience an exceptional education in neighborhood schools within the Flagstaff United School District 1 as well as access to the community playground, parks, and miles of biking and walking trails. A collection of homes that offers unbelievable views, a prime location, and clean living await at Flagstaff Meadows by Capstone Homes ranging between the high $200,000’s to the high $300,000’s. Schedule a virtual tour or visit the community sales office to learn more! 

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July 3 2020

Bring Your New Home to Life at Flagstaff Ranch by Capstone Homes

by Erin

Flagstaff Ranch New Home Design Northern Arizona

Rich in amenities, the beautifully crafted neighborhood of homes at Flagstaff Ranch was created just for you. The home builders at Capstone Homes Arizona allow you to release the “cookie-cutter” mindset and cater to your creativity as you customize your forever home to your liking. This gated community of single-family homes is located appropriately in Flagstaff, Arizona, and brings all of life’s conveniences right to your doorstep. Choosing a new home couldn’t be any easier.

 

Flagstaff Ranch is filled with several onsite amenities and features for your family to enjoy without stepping too far from home. Enjoy playing a few rounds of golf with your new neighbors at the championship 18-hole golf course, swim a few laps in the community swimming pool, or go hiking or walking on the miles of walking trails throughout the community. There is also a 25,000 square foot Clubhouse that is equipped with a restaurant, meeting rooms, golf pro, and pro shop and a 12,000 square foot community center.

 

Enroll your children in well-performing schools within the Flagstaff Unified School District where they are sure to create long-lasting relationships with their classmates and receive an amazing education that will lead them to a bright future. Schools nearby include Manuel Demiguel Elementary School, Mt. Elden Middle School, and Flagstaff High School. 

 

Capstone Homes Arizona is the largest custom home builder in northern Arizona and offers free pre-plan design, lot evaluation, consultation, and pricing walking you through every step of the process to bring your dream home to life. Here, you can connect with a personal designer to voice your desires for each nook and cranny of your new home. There are seven one and two-story floor plan options available that include up to 4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, and 2 car garage, and span across up to 3,405 square feet of living space. Each home design is customizable and can be as grand or minimal as you prefer.

 

Starting in the high $400,000’s, you can find yourself creating lasting memories in a new Northern Arizona home with the help of Capstone Homes. Contact the sales office at Flagstaff Ranch to learn more about how to begin the process of bringing your custom ideas to fruition. 

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May 14 2020

May Realtor of the month: Mindy Jones Nevarez

by Erin

Mindy Jones Nevarez Realtor of the Month

Our May realtor of the month is Mindy Jones Nevarez, owner and team leader of the Amy Jones Group. Mindy Jones Nevarez provides the monthly real estate market updates for Queen Creek, AZ

 

Mindy is an Arizona native and the daughter of the founder of the Amy Jones Group. She initially started with a career in nonprofit management at Phoenix Children’s Hospital and sales operations and training design at NetApp. In 2013, Mindy obtained her real estate license and joined her parents’ team to further her career in real estate.

 

Although running the family business can take up much of Mindy’s time, she also enjoys live music, finding new local shops, and discovering local hidden treasures, spending time with her family, and exploring their Southeast Valley neighborhood. Many of those on her team have become some of her best friends which makes it that much easier to spend most of her days committed to her business.

 

The Amy Jones Group consists of a team of a dozen women that pride themselves in being hard workers, advocates, creative problem solvers, visionaries, and friends. This team of Realtors advocates for their clients and support their every need in both the buying and selling process.

 

If you are in search of a new home near Phoenix the Amy Jones Group is the perfect start to your journey! Contact Mindy and her team for all of your real estate needs. 

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October 8 2019

October Realtor of the Month: Lori Webster

by Erin

Lori Webster Realtor of the month Fountain Hills, AZ

Our October realtor of the month is Lori Webster, Real Estate Agent for HomeSmart Lifestyles and our Real Estate Market Expert for Fountain Hills, AZ.

 

Lorie earned her Associate Degree in Merchandising at Arizona State University and earned her Bachelors Degree in Finance at Gonzaga University in Spokane Washington. Lorie Webster has worked in the Real Estate Industry for the past 30 years. She has plenty of experience in working very closely with both homebuyers and sellers during the transaction process. 

 

In her free time, Lorie enjoys being a part of a Ladies Golf League. She also volunteers to cook for and feed homeless adults through a private non-profit group and also participates in several clean-up projects a year.

 

Lorie has a great passion for real estate and her relationships with her clients show it as they go well beyond the final sale. If you're looking to purchase a brand new home near Phoenix, be sure to contact Lorie with HomeSmart Lifestyles for all of your real estate needs.

 

“The more you thank life, the more life gives you to be thankful for.”

-Lorie Webster

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April 10 2019

April Realtor of the month: Karen Peyton

by Erin

Karen Peyton Realtor of the month Phoenix AZ

April's realtor of the month is Karen Peyton, associate broker of Buyer Broker AZ. Karen provides the monthly market updates for Chandler, Mesa, Tempe, and Gilbert, AZ. Karen began her journey in real estate in 1997 when assisting a friend of hers with the purchase of her first home. She has received an award from the City of Chandler for "Neighborhood Leader of the Year" in 2014 and also volunteers at St. Vincent de Paul. 

 

At Buyer Broker AZ, Karen offers the ability to give her clients a live search using the Arizona Regional Multiple Listing Service. This allows them access to the same subscription service that is used by Arizona Realtors so that more accurate listings are available. 

 

Karen believes in offering the highest level of skill and expertise to her clientele. She listens to her client’s needs in order to create a sure-fire strategy specific to their personal situation to tackle the home buying process. Whether it is your first time purchasing a new home in Phoenix, or if you are a seasoned veteran, be sure to give Karen with Buyer Broker AZ a call.  You’ll be in good hands.

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March 15 2019

TRI Pointe Group Teams with Amazon to Offer Smart Homes Featuring Amazon Alexa

by Erin

TRI Pointe homesmart home

TRI Pointe Group has teamed with Amazon to offer its new homebuyers smart homes featuring Amazon Alexa as an extension of HomeSmart®, TRI Pointe Group’s suite of state-of-the-art home technology and automation features. HomeSmart®, activated and supported by Amazon, is being implemented across all six of TRI Pointe Group’s homebuilder brands.
 
Amazon Alexa is activated by merely using simple voice commands such as ‘Alexa, good morning’ that can be used to adjust features in the home such as the lighting, temperatures, and even a musical selection. The new smart home offering features Ring Video Doorbell Pro, Honeywell Lyric 2 Smart Thermostat or Ecobee Smart Thermostat, Schalge or Kwikset Smart Door Lock (in select markets), and a Rinnai Tankless Water Heater Recirculation Pump (in select markets) just to name a few.
 
To help new homebuyers maximize their HomeSmart® technology at no extra charge, the package includes an on-site home activation appointment with an Amazon Expert to customize the smart home experience and Amazon Expert activation support. This allows for ease of access to pose any questions and address any concerns, although there may not be very many as the rate of customer satisfaction is high. Customers have rated Amazon Experts at 4.9 out of 5 stars. “We are constantly evolving and aiming higher to meet and exceed customer expectations,” said Tom Mitchell, president, and chief operating officer of TRI Pointe Group.

It is now more common than not to have control of your home in the palm of your hand. These new home smart features will suit families with their every need as well as give them peace of mind whether in the home or away.  If you forget to turn off the heat before a family vacation, it’s no problem.  You can simply adjust your settings on your mobile device and focus on the family fun ahead.
 
TRI Pointe Group® is based in Irvine, California and is a family of premium regional homebuilders that designs, builds, and sells homes in multiple major U. S. markets. The TRI Pointe Group family consists of Maracay™ in Arizona, Pardee Homes® in California and Nevada, Quadrant Homes® in Washington, Trendmaker® Homes in Texas, TRI Pointe Homes® in California, Colorado and North Carolina, and Winchester® Homes in Maryland and Virginia. TRI Pointe Group was recognized on the 100 Fastest-Growing Companies List in Fortune Magazine in 2017. They were also named Builder magazine's Builder of the Year in 2015.

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