We love to point out the benefits of Boulder County life…and great jobs is one of the best reasons to make our beautiful county home. The Boulder Daily Camera just published an article on the area’s 50 top businesses, which include IBM, Ball Corp., Level 3, Oracle, and other nationally-recognized businesses in tech, pharma, and so much more. It’s a great reminder of the prosperity and prospects of a community that’s not just another pretty face along the foothills.
New to Boulder County? Ready to own instead of renting? Boulder Creek has many great options, from breezy townhomes in Longmont to ranch-style patio homes in award-winning Louisville and so much more. Click here to learn more about our Boulder County offerings and the benefits of Boulder Creek’s green, right-sized homes.No comments
DiGiovanni will play a key role for Boulder Creek, managing vendor purchasing and subcontractor pricing and negotiation. A veteran in the homebuilding industry, DiGiovanni brings more than 15 years of experience in systems-based supply chain pricing and management to Boulder Creek Builders.
“Boulder Creek Builders is really setting the standard in homebuilding in Colorado today and I’m thrilled to be joining this talented team,” said DiGiovanni. “I am particularly excited to be working with a company that has such a strong commitment to green building practices. I look forward to contributing to Boulder Creek Builders’ ongoing success.”
DiGiovanni is an Institute for Supply Chain Management – Certified Purchasing Manager (C.P.M) and certified LEED Green Associate. Prior to joining Boulder Creek Builders, DiGiovanni served as Director of Purchasing and Sustainability with Comstock Homes located in Southern California where he helped to implement the largest Photovoltaic Solar community in the U.S. He also served as Purchasing Manager with the Florida division of Pulte Homes. DiGiovanni is a graduate of the University of Florida, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Resource Conservation, and Florida Atlantic University, where he completed the Purchasing Management Certificate Program. He has also done graduate course work in Production and Operations Management at the University of Missouri.
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Today marks the last weekday of the first-ever World Green Building Week, a week celebrating the potential and promise of green building in all its glory. So it was more than appropriate that we got word recently that 84% of all waste generated on a home at Blue Vista was recycled.
Why does this statistic matter? Because the more builders can do to keep the environment in mind, the better.
Traditional buildings consume a whopping 40% of the nation’s energy, create nearly 40% of the country’s carbon emissions, and constitute 40% of the waste stream of the entire United States combined every year. In contrast, green buildings can help reduce that impact while delivering homes that are healthy to live in, valuable to invest in, and great for the Earth at large.
Green homes make dollars and sense, and we’re proud to add “green” to our list of the invaluable features that make Boulder Creek communities the perfect mix of life and home. Happy World Green Building Week!No comments
Matt proudly shows off his new kitchen. Gray skies couldn’t put a damper on Boulder Creek Life and Home’s “housewarming” barbecue this past weekend at Kingsbridge, the exciting new townhome community in Longmont’s Renaissance neighborhood.
Dozens of people toured the professionally decorated fluorescent bulbs and Energy Star appliances, chosen for model residences, competed in a scavenger hunt, and enjoyed their superior efficiency. was a no brainer.” free burgers, brats and all the fixings, courtesy of Boulder Visitors to the Florence, Milan, Venice and Tuscany Creek’s staff, who manned the grill.
Since breaking ground six months ago, Kingsbridge is well-thought-out floor plans, green-built quality and upscale already attracting the attention of home buyers who are options usually only associated with semi-custom homes. looking for this perfect mix of value, style, sustainable quality Townhomes range from 1,400 to 1,793 square feet, each and low-maintenance living. “This location in southwest with three bathrooms and either two or three bedrooms, per Longmont is ideal, with easy access to the Diagonal plan. Each home includes a private two-car attached garage. Highway, IBM and Boulder,” says Brent Patterson, sales Homeowners enjoy year-round, low-maintenance living, with manager for Kingsbridge. “It’s just minutes from major all exterior maintenance and services taken care of by the HOA. employers, retail centers and community amenities.”
New owner Matt Gortzig, who will be moving into his Florence-model home in a few weeks, says that he was impressed with the value that was available right now. “I really like what I am getting for the price, and interest rates are great. And as a single guy, I definitely appreciate the benefit of lock-and-leave living. I don’t want to be tied down with yard work and maintenance.” Kingsbridge’s location is ideal, he says, with easy access to his job in Boulder, and restaurants just down the street. “I was so disappointed with my options in Boulder that buying 10 minutes away in Kingsbridge was a no brainer.”
Gortzig reports that the process of choosing the interior finishes and fixtures was easy. “I got to pick all my finishes, truly making it my home.”
Kingsbridge townhomes are constructed to “Built Green” standards and qualify as Energy Star homes. Low-E glazed windows and loose fill fiberglass insulation make your home easy to heat and a breeze to cool. Two-by-six framing is standard instead of the two-by-fours you’ll find elsewhere, creating sturdier, deeper walls that hold more insulation and are more soundproof.
The inside environment is protected by low-VOC paints and finishes. Carpets are made of recycled materials, and are tacked down rather than glued, to help protect the quality of the air you breathe. All lighting fixtures use compact fluorescents bulbs and Energy Star appliances, chosen for their superior efficiency.
Visitors to the Florence, Milan, Venice and Tuscany townhomes were impressed with the engaging architecture, well-thought-out floor plans, green-built quality and upscale options usually only associated with semi-custom homes. Townhomes range from 1,400 to 1,793 square feet, each with three bathrooms and either two or three bedrooms, per plan. Each home includes a private two-car attached garage. Homeowners enjoy year-round, low-maintenance living, with all exterior maintenance and services taken care of by the HOA.
The Kingsbridge community is being developed by Boulder Creek Life and Home. Founded more than three decades ago, the award-winning company’s active lifestyle communities now include The Heritage at Vista Ridge in Erie, Erie Village, Blue Vista and Shadow Grass Park in Longmont.
You owe it to yourself to see Kingsbridge
Kingsbridge is located in West Longmont just off Airport Road in Boulder County. Three models are now open for your visit.
From Boulder: Head northeast on CO-119 (Diagonal Highway). Turn left (north) on Airport Road. After 1 mile turn left (west) onto Venice Lane. Look for the blue flags. The Sales Center is on the north side of Venice Lane. From Longmont: Head southwest on CO-119 (Diagonal Highway). Turn right (north) on Airport Road. After 1 mile turn left (west) onto Venice Lane.
From Denver: Head north on I-25 to Exit 240. Turn left (west) on CO-119. Head west through Longmont for 10 miles. Turn right (north) on Airport Road. After 1 mile turn left (west) onto Venice Lane.
The sales office is open Monday noon to 6 p.m.; Thursday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Tuesday and Wednesday by appointment. For more information, call 303.502.5338.
Visit http://livekingsbridge.com to learn more about Kingsbridge Townhomes
By L.L. Charles; article courtesy of Daily Camera – At Home SectionNo comments
Celebrate the low-maintenance life and ring in the beginning of summer with us! Join Boulder Creek Life + Home at Kingsbridge, Boulder County’s best lock-and-leave green townhome community, for a celebration of summer fun on Saturday, June 12 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
We’ll serve burgers, brats, and refreshments and give away tickets to Elitch Gardens, Water World, and Rockies games in addition to iPod Nanos! Bring your family, friends, and anyone who might enjoy learning more about Kingsbridge’s low-maintenance townhomes, with some of Boulder County’s most competitive pricing for new homes.
Join the fun…we’ll see you by the BBQ! Visit http://livekingsbridge.com for more information.No comments
ERIE VILLAGE EXPERIENCES UNPRECEDENTED SALES SUCCESS THANKS TO ITS ACTIVE, LOW-MAINTENANCE LIFESTYLE
Boulder Creek Community Combines Green Building Techniques with Quality Design
(Boulder, CO) – Despite a near stagnant real estate market for most front range builders, green home builder Boulder Creek Life & Home www.livebouldercreek.com continues to beat the odds, growing its business last year by adding two new communities, several new employees and making strong sales within their current inventory. Erie Village specifically, one of their five communities, has experienced unprecedented success recently with a strong second half of 2009 and blazing start to 2010. Boulder Creek started in June ’09 with seven inventory homes and by end of year they had only one remaining, which has since been sold. Erie Village has continued to be successful in 2010, selling another eight homes since the start of the year for a total of 43 homes sold within the community.
“Erie Village has remained viable in the current economy because we appeal strongly to the baby boomer market and the discerning buyer who recognizes quality design,” said David Sinkey, Director of Sales and Marketing. “We offer a carefree, low maintenance lifestyle, perfect of the intrepid traveler or on-the-go grandparent looking for a lock-and-leave lifestyle.”
The Cottages at Erie Village are colorful, low-maintenance patio homes, perfect for those interested in the convenient yet active lifestyle found in Colorado. Located in Erie, Colorado, Erie Village is a unique community that emphasizes green building techniques and a strong lifestyle offering. Hiking and bike trails abound. Local shops and quaint restaurants are a mere one mile south. The Erie Community Center offers water sports, fitness classes, a climbing wall, park concerts and special events. Plus, the community is just an hour from fresh powder at Winter Park Ski Resort. Homeowners at Erie Village don’t have to rake leaves, clean the gutters, shovel snow or worry about seasonal maintenance – ever. Owners can take a trip for the weekend or for several weeks and enjoy the peace of mind that comes with low maintenance living.
“You can just close the door and leave,” says one resident, who says she was attracted to Erie Village for its low traffic, location and housing options. “You don’t just see a bunch of beige houses. And we can hear coyotes from our porch at night; it’s so quiet.”
Homeowners at Erie Village report that the sustainable construction of their new homes was important to them in choosing their new neighborhood. “There’s a real broad selection of Built Green enhancements and finishes to choose from nowadays,” says one resident. “This is an efficient house, easy to heat and cool.”
“Our final offering includes four homesites available that offer impeccable views and unmatched lifestyle,” said Paul Gortzig. “We anticipate selling out by May of this year due to the high demand and unmatched quality and price of this offering.”
About Boulder Creek Life & Home
Boulder Creek Life & Home www.livebouldercreek.com is an award winning, Boulder-based homebuilder, that creates innovative communities across the Front Range of Colorado that embrace green building practices, energy efficiency and a true sense of place. The company’s mission is to build homes that are more than just bricks and mortar, but are actually modeled around how people aspire to live, thus appealing to the active lifestyle. Each of Boulder Creek’s six current communities Calmante in Superior, Heritage at Vista Ridge and Erie Village in Erie and Kingsbridge , Shadow Grass Park and Blue Vista in Longmont, vary in size, price and concept, but have one common thread: they embrace quality craftsmanship and green building techniques and provide an unmatched lifestyle.No comments
Time is ticking on the New Homeowner Tax Credit, and we’re coming across many myths and misconceptions as we speak to people eager to get into their first, green, wallet-friendly home and take advantage of this great opportunity. Here are a few of the top myths:
Myth 1: It’s a Deduction or a Loan.
Myth Busted: It’s a Credit! New homebuyers do not have to pay back the tax credit…it will be added to their refund! That’s like $8,000 in your pocket.
Myth 2: Only people who have never owned a home apply.
Myth Busted: Not necessarily. In fact, if you and your spouse have not owned or not lived in a home that you own for the last three years, you can take advantage of the credit.
Myth 3: It doesn’t apply to new construction or anything but a free-standing house.
Myth Busted: New homes and condos and townhomes count! In fact, the credit applies to detached homes as well as townhouses, condominiums, mobile homes, and even houseboats.
Don’t fall for the many myths that are out there on the tax credit…pursue your dream of homeownership before time runs out on April 30! Click here for more information on our new-buyer-friendly Kingsbridge Townhomes, where Boulder County lifestyle meets green low-maintenance starting at just $198k.1 comment
Boulder Creek Life and Home – More Than a Generation of Green Building in Boulder County
Homebuilder announces My First Home Expo, Saturday, Feb. 27
With roots that go back more than 30 years in Boulder County, Boulder Creek Life and Home was building homes before “green” practices were widely considered in the housing industry.
“A long time ago, we made a commitment to build all of our homes to Built Green standards,” recalls company principal David Gregg, who guides the architecture, project development and community planning. “As we analyzed the requirements, we discovered that in many instances, we were already building to those standards. We tweaked some of our construction specifications, and created some new efficiencies in our methods. Overall, going green was a pretty easy transition for us.”
To understand the full impact of Boulder Creek Life and Home’s commitment to green building, consider this: every home it builds meets or exceeds Built Green standards. And the builder is doing this in six different Front Range communities, every day, across every price point.
“What we do is utilize proven and practical green building techniques and materials, bringing them into the mainstream to create homes that deliver high value and lower energy costs,” explains David Sinkey, vice president and co-owner. “This allows us to do more with each home, and to do more of them.”
Gregg says it all comes down to the details. “The insulation we use, the type of windows, the framing techniques and the way we seal the homes to prevent air leakage, it all requires strong field coordination and the willingness to follow through, to make sure that all the steps are done right.”
Low-E glazed windows and blown-in cellulose insulation make your home easy to heat and a breeze to cool, lowering your annual cost for heating and cooling your home year in and year out. Two-by-six framing is standard instead of the two-by-fours you’ll find elsewhere, creating sturdier, deeper walls that hold more insulation and are more soundproof.
At two points during each home’s construction, an independent third-party construction observation company inspects each home to ensure it is being built to code and to Boulder Creek Life and Home standards, Gregg says. “They conduct a pre-drywall inspection, checking the ducts, caulking and sealing.”
This dedication to quality construction and design earned Boulder Creek Life and Home nationwide recognition in 2008 when the National Association of Home Builders recognized the Blue Vista community in Longmont with a Development of the Year Award for “excellence in green residential design and construction practices, and outstanding green advocacy efforts.”
Me? Buy a home? Don’t miss the My First Home Expo on Saturday, Feb. 27.
Are you considering your first home purchase? Boulder Creek Life and Home invites you to an exciting and informative event, designed to help you get the information you need to make an informed home buying decision. Attend free seminars on financial planning, lending practices, tax credits and organizing your first home – each presented by professionals who are recognized experts in their field.
Enjoy a free barbecue lunch and refreshments, and watch the home energy efficiency demonstrations by Home Performance Solutions (complete with a blower door test and thermal imaging). Register to win one of several iPod Nanos. And you’ll be helping a good cause just by attending, since the event sponsors will donate $20 to the Emergency Family Assistance Association for every registered attendee.
Expo sponsors include Boulder Creek Life and Home, Taylor Moving Company, County Line Lumber Company and Advantage Bank.
My First Home Expo will be held at Kingsbridge Townhomes, 1656 Venice Lane, Longmont. For more information and directions, call 303.502.5338 or e-mail info@LiveKingsbridge.com.