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What to Expect: Buying vs. Building a New Home

by Shea Homes on June 6, 2018

What to Expect Building vs. Buying a Home

It’s decided. Your dream home from a few years ago is just no longer your dream home today. The single sink in the master bathroom isn’t cutting it. The kids are getting bigger and sharing a room really is not feasible anymore. And, no matter how many late-night Pinterest sessions you’ve embarked upon, that awkwardly shaped room still isn’t styled the way you’d like.

So, you’ve downloaded the real estate apps and stop to grab a flyer when passing by any “for sale” sign outside a house on your drives around town. But, have you considered building your new dream home? Often, those in the market to buy a home don’t consider building a home personalized for them. However, building a new home, instead of buying an older home, could be a great option, allowing you to get the home features that will serve your family’s wants and needs.

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They came back to the Ranch. But this time, to BackCountry.

by Shea Homes Colorado on February 20, 2015

 

When Sadrian and David Alderson found out they were moving back from Arkansas to Colorado, choosing Highlands Ranch was a no-brainer.

“There was no question,” recalls Sadrian. “I love Highlands Ranch. The four state-of-the art rec centers, activities, safety, and the strong community feel make it a wonderful place to raise kids.”

And Sadrian’s hardly a newbie at evaluating communities. Although they are a young family, the Aldersons have lived in Louisiana, Illinois, Arkansas, and now twice in Highlands Ranch. But this time around, they discovered BackCountry and instantly fell in love with it. “Lured in,” Sadrian says, by the 8,200 acres of protected open space behind the community.

“We love to hike and mountain bike with the kids,” who are ages 6 and 1, explains Sadrian. “With small children it can be hard to drive the two hours into the mountains, but here we can just walk to a trailhead and hike as much as the kids can handle.” [read more…]

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