House Hunters Colorado Springs Real Estate and New Construction Blog

With another record year of home build permits being filed at Pikes Peak Regional Building Department, new construction in Colorado Springs stays strong as builders compete for market share. Based on information provided by Pikes Peak MLS, here's a list of the top 5 builders by number of new home sales in 2018:

#1 Saint Aubyn Homes

#2 Classic Homes

#3 Challenger Homes

#4 Aspen View Homes

#5 Vantage Homes

Last year, building permits issued for new single-family homes in Colorado Springs showed a 10 percent increase over 2017 despite a final-month tumble in December. However, experts say December's decline in numbers wasn't a sign of a slowdown. Instead, the numbers likely resulted from builders taking out permits in prior months to

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Challenger Homes Pine Knoll Village

Challenger Homes has started construction on 4 brand new urban style floorplans in Pine Knoll Village, a new Colorado Springs neighborhood with amazing views of the range and just minutes from Colorado College, Peterson Air Force Base, Fort Carson, and the Colorado Springs Airport. These 2 and 3-story homes represent Challenger’s most affordable homes introduced to the market in recent years, a fantastic opportunity for those looking to buy in the mid $250s.

The Elbert, Antero, Belford, and Gladstone are perfect home options for college students, PCS military, first-time homebuyers, or those just looking to downsize into a low-maintenance home. With one of the lowest pricepoints and property taxes in the Springs, amazing central location, and

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Basement Finish Plan Review


A basement finish in Colorado Springs requires a plan review and permit before work commences. The licensed general contractor or homeowner (performing the work) obtains the permit and is responsible for inspections being completed.

Plans: The homeowner, designer, or architect provides a basement finish floor plan that is drawn to 1/4” = 1’ scale, identified with the address of the property. Most basement finish plans can be reviewed and a permit issued the same day. (The plans reviewer can usually determine if a variance is required when existing, nonconforming conditions impede compliance with a code provision, such as finished ceiling heights and soffit dimensions.)

Permits: After the plan is approved, the

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classic homes midtown collection

Classic Homes at Foothills Farm has just released the first 10 lots in Filing 2 for their new Midtown Collection, a set of 5 fresh urban style floorplans that demonstrate efficient use of space and smart concepts. Perfectly situated along the expanding Interquest Parkway corridor near New Life Church and across the freeway from the Air Force Academy, these single family homes start in the low 300s and come with architectural and cosmetic details that would satisfy even the most demanding of modern Colorado living.

 All 5 model homes are now open to check out, contact us for a private tour of the homes and community before prices increase and Filing 2 sells out.


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colorado springs home search

Now you can search for available homes by builder name! Use the search bar below and enter your builder of choice, click the GO button, and you'll get a current list of new and existing homes. You'll never see this option on any RE/MAX, KW, Zillow, or Trulia website. Check it out! Let us know what catches your eye and we can schedule a private showing. 

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classic homes wolf ranch model home

Classic Homes is expecting an October finish on their new model home in Wolf Ranch North Filing 1. Although the Monarch is still under construction, Classic Homes is starting to write contracts on the first release of 27 highly desireable lots.

It's no secret, Wolf Ranch is known for their parks, trails, olympic pool, splash park, and Woof Ranch dog park. Concerts and movies in the park are just a couple of popular community events, take a look at the calendar here for more details. In addition, there are plans to include more than 300 acres of open space, over 10 miles of trail, and an 11-acre lake.

Even with all of the ammenities and family events, ask anyone who lives in Wolf Ranch and they'll agree it's the neighbors that make this the best

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saint aubyn homes carriage meadows lorson ranch

Looking for the best selection of available brand new homes in Colorado Springs? Check out what Saint Aubyn Homes has to offer in Carriage Meadows, a new Lorson Ranch filing located just minutes from Peterson Air Force Base, Fort Carson, and the Colorado Springs Airport.

Standard features for most of these homes include full front and backyard landscaping with privacy fence and sprinkler system, stainless steel appliances, wood floors, ceiling fans, granite countertops, ceramic tile bath & shower surrounds, iron balusters with stained wood railing, and the list goes on.

Saint Aubyn Homes is currently offering a generous $12,500 builder allowance when you use their preferred lender. This can be used toward your home, upgrades, or closing costs.

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letter s in driveway

Have you ever noticed the letter "S" stamped on your driveway and wondered what that's all about? Some builders install a PVC pipe that extends the width of the driveway. When contractors set forms and pour the concrete, they mark where both ends of the PVC pipe are exposed. This "Sleeve" allows the homeowner to pass low-voltage or dripline systems under the driveway without having to tear up any concrete or attempt to dig unerneath. Is your driveway marked? Check it out, you may be inspired to do a little landscaping upgrade!


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classic homes sanctuary pointe

Classic Homes has just released over 40 lots in their new Filing 3A so you can choose where to build your dream home in Sanctuary Pointe, one of the most coveted new home developments in Colorado. Situated just west of Black Forest in Monument, the location is ideal for those wanting a little more space to live the Colorado dream.

View the interactive lot map here or contact us for availability, pricing, and a private tour of this highly desireable area.

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Aspen View Homes Carriage Meadows South Lorson Ranch

Aspen View Homes is celebrating the grand opening of their new model home in Carriage Meadows South, a new Lorson Ranch filing located just minutes from Peterson Air Force Base, Fort Carson, and the Colorado Springs Airport. The very popular Malibu floorplan is a 4-bedroom, 2.5 bath beauty with an upstairs loft, formal living space, and open-concept kitchen.

This new neighborhood showcases Aspen View's widest selection of single family homes from their cozy Coronado rancher to their beautiful 2-story Owen. In addition, a new line of floorplans include a crawl space option with prices starting in the upper $200s, an amazing value for a brand new home.

Click here if you're interested in finding out more about Aspen View Homes in Carriage Meadows

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