The Benefits of Buying & Building a New Home
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Discover why
buying new at Colliers Hill
beats buying an existing home anywhere else!

NO “MUST FIX” LISTS! – It’s difficult to predict exactly when existing systems and appliances will malfunction, but with a new home, costly components have zero wear-and-tear. The furnace, water heater, air conditioning unit, kitchen appliances and roof are likely to last at least 10 years, usually longer.

Often with new homes, you’ll have a 10-to-20 year reprieve before you MUST FIX anything, or even begin to think about updates and upgrades.

Some of the common repairs* in a 10-year-old home include:

  • Furnace hot surface igniter replaced: $120
  • Leaky faucet: $97-$330
  • Replace toilet fill valves: $61-$223
  • Repair drywall: $97-$286
  • Repair cracked tile: $34-$430
  • Replace caulk in bathroom: $31-$354
  • Fix Gutters: $143-$301
  • Garage door cables/rollers replaced: $100
  • Dishwasher – replace leaking main seal: $80
  • Replace hot water heater yourself: $250-$500

*Cost estimates include both parts and labor but could be more – as rates increase.

YOURS, TRULY – In resale homes, you inherit someone else’s style and tastes. Are the paint, flooring, light fixtures, cabinetry and countertops – the styles you would have chosen?

Probably not.

But in new construction, you can personalize your space – inside and out. At Colliers Hill, Richmond American Homes,
KB Home and Boulder Creek offer a variety of floor plans and ways to create a home that suit your individual style.

CLUTTER FREEDOM – New homes have adapted to today’s families’ need for bigger closets and more storage options.

Modern home construction makes room for modern wardrobes, as well as recreational gear, workout equipment,
musical instruments, hobby stashes and pet stuff.

New homes can offer mudrooms, oversized garages, built-in shelving, walk-in pantries and plenty of kitchen storage. And who doesn’t need those?

New Homes Focus on Open Living Spaces

OPEN LIVING – Multi-use rooms optimize the way families live in the 21st century.

Great rooms satisfy our craving for open spaces and make more sense today than the formal living and dining rooms of yesteryear.

Builders in Colliers Hill offer open living in a variety of two-story, ranch and paired home plans from the $400s to $600s, many of which include three-car garages, gourmet kitchens and/or deluxe master baths.

COOL NEW TECHNOLOGY – The newest devices and mobile apps are simplifying tasks and making better use of resources in our busy lives, and homebuilders are determined to meet the demand for state-of-the-art home tech.

In Colliers Hill, homes are being wired with the future in mind, from the centrally-located systems’ controls to Wi-Fi programmable thermostats accessible by your smart phone.

New Homes Have Better Technology than Older Homes
New Homes are More Energy Efficient that Most Older Homes

HOT AND COLD SAVINGS – New homes use less energy. They use less electricity and water, saving homeowners’ hard-earned money.

Thanks to new higher-efficiency insulation, doors, and windows which minimize the transfer of heat – both in and out – high-efficiency stoves, refrigerators, washing machines, water heaters and HVAC systems, homeowners can drastically
cut their energy bills by buying new.

FEASIBLE FINANCING – The mortgage loan process can be labor-intensive and time-consuming.
And let’s face it: who wants to do all that heavy lifting – filling out stacks of paperwork, gathering tax documents and income statements, only to be turned down for a loan?

While credit remains tough to get, many established builders have mortgage lending subsidiaries, including Richmond American Homes and KB Home at Colliers Hill.

Builders want to welcome you into their master-planned communities and work hard to make that happen.

New Home Financing

LOWER MAINTENANCE – Homebuyers are often surprised to learn repairs or preventive maintenance can cost one to four percent of the home’s value annually.

For example, an older home that costs $500,000 to buy can cost anywhere from $3,000 to $12,000 per year to maintain, whereas new homes are typically made of building products that require less care and maintenance – so those expenses can be reduced, too.

SAFETY FIRST – New homes conform to the latest building codes, translating into state-of-the-art circuit breakers, high- efficiency furnaces, and air conditioners that use the latest environmentally-friendly coolants.

The roofs are watertight and many have a life expectancy of 30 years. New decks tend to be made from composite materials that resist rot and insects.

The cabinets, carpets and paints also use fewer volatile organic compounds, so you don’t have to worry about inhaling hazardous emissions.

AWARD-WINNING SCHOOLS – One of the top considerations of homebuyers with school-age children is the quality of neighborhood schools.

But even if you don’t have kids at home, having a home in a desirable school district will pay off if you ever put your home on the market.

Colliers Hill students attend the award-winning St. Vrain Valley Schools, including Erie High School and the PK-8 School, Soaring Heights, with innovative programs to help children prepare for a future of bright tomorrows! Both are located at the eastern edge of Colliers Hill.

MORE HOME CHOICES – It’s a tight real estate market in Colorado. Resale home inventory is at an all time low, and price increases have zoomed higher and higher.

The most sought-after resale homes get multiple offers, sell for above their asking price, and get snapped up quickly. If your offers keep getting rejected, it can make for a frustrating house hunt!

Buying a new home in Colliers Hill means choosing from a variety of plans and finishes, plus you’re minutes away from the heartbeat of historic downtown Erie, AND 20 to 25 minutes away from Boulder and Denver.

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