Can you please send me information on these new homes...currently located in Colorado.

Asked by Rhiannon Pigon, North Mountain, Phoenix, AZ Tue Dec 22, 2009

Want to know what kind of wood (cabinets) and counter tops they are using in the kitchen and what the kitchen is going to kind of look like...I want an open kitchen area!

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Scott Clayton, Agent, Tempe, AZ
Wed Dec 23, 2009
Almost all AZ home builders let you customize kitchen decore to your tastes through their design centers. Here's where you can do a search of all AZ home builders.

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Nancy Roskin, Agent, Scottsdale, AZ
Wed Dec 23, 2009
Dear Rhiannon:

These homes are being build by Richmond American Homes. I went on their website to see the type of wood cabinets and counter tops that are being offered. Go to

Remember, each and every change you make to the basic model increases the cost of the home considerably. I agree with the previous comments you received. It is best to go into the home with someone that represents you. That way, as a third party, they can negotiate the price of the home as well as the upgrades, as well as look out for you with anything that might come up during the purchase process. The people that show the homes for the builder are Real Estate Agents representing the seller, ie, builder in this case.

There can be other ways to go about upgrading your home, without paying the premium plus prices the builder gets. These are all things that can be discussed between you and your agent.

Please feel free to contact me with any additional questions that might come up and if you like, I would be happy to visit the community on your behalf prior to your making the trip to AZ.
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The Urban Te…, Agent, Phoenix, AZ
Tue Dec 22, 2009
Greetings in Colorado. Are you a Nuggets fan?

The home is what we call a new build. Based on the map provided by the builder, it does not look like this home has begun construction.

The floor plan indicates it is a great room style home so it would have the open kitchen area you desire. Generally, the builder will offer a variety of choices when it comes to cabinets and counter tops. Builders are pretty negotiable these days so getting the cabinets and counters that you want may be pretty easy. Can't really tell until you sit down in front of them.

We always recommend you hire your own agent when buying from a builder. Most home buyers are not aware that the sales person at the home site works for the builder, not you. Having your own agent is free and provides you with someone dedicated to your best interests and who can negotiate upgrades and pricing. We would love to have the opportunity to interview for the job.

Hope this information has been helpful... Gene
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Melanie John…, Agent, Scottsdale, AZ
Tue Dec 22, 2009

If you click on the trulia link and then the "get more info" button it will take you straight to the builder's web site. This is a neighborhood of new construction. I thought it was interesting to note they raised the price on this home recently.

To help you compare what else is available in that zip code, I saved a search that is the same zip, same square foot range and up to $150,000 list price. One neighborhood that offers a similar style of homes is Arlington Estates. I am representing a buyer on a short sale purchase there right now. Very appealing neighborhood with pocket parks.

Here is the link to that search:

If I can provide additional information, please let me know.

BTW, many buyers don't realize that having an agent with you when you visit a new home community means there is someone to help you navigate the purchase, conduct inspections, etc. And it doesn't cost you more than if you went in alone. Your agent's commission is actually paid by the seller. Your agent has to be there on your first visit to any builder community to qualify to be your rep. Food for thought!

Melanie Johnston
Keller Williams Arizona Realty
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