Our biggest event of the year is October 7—Prairie Harvest Fest!
In the ever-evolving landscape of real estate, the decision to purchase a home is a significant one. Timing plays a pivotal role in ensuring a sound investment that brings value as it appreciates over time. Historically, home ownership has always been a hedge against inflation, and offers the stability of a set monthly housing payment. Your monthly housing payment is making an investment in your own asset. Something you don’t get by renting.
Inflation impacts the cost of rents as well as interest rates on mortgages. The advantages of investing in a new home, such as stability, tax benefits, and – everyone’s favorite, building wealth over time – are hard to deny when choosing whether to rent or buy a new home.
New construction homes, often built with modern amenities and energy-efficient features, are expected to offer lasting value. These modern features save you money, lower your utility bills, and feature the best in interior home design. Resale home inventory remains low, but new home inventory is available and ready for new buyers to move in.
Another key factor in considering buying a new home construction home is that most new home communities are located in amazing up and coming areas. Painted Prairie is located in one of the fastest growing markets in the Denver Metro Area. The aerotropolis area is slated to bring thousands of new jobs, new ways to travel, and new opportunities to live, work, and play not seen in other areas of the country. You don’t want to miss out on buying when the community is growing. Median appreciation in the Denver Metro area is at 6%. Now is the time to gain optimal appreciation to help you reach your financial goals.
New materials and construction techniques contribute to a reduced likelihood of repairs and replacements. When buying new construction, builders typically offer warranties on various components of the home, providing you with peace of mind and potential cost savings in the long run.
New construction homes are designed with advanced insulation, HVAC systems, and energy-efficient appliances, resulting in lower utility bills and a reduced carbon footprint. Additionally, these homes often come equipped with smart home technology, allowing you to control various aspects of your home remotely. These features not only enhance your quality of life but also contribute to long-term cost savings.
The current lending landscape, and builder incentives are other factors that make now an optimal time for investing in a new construction home. Many homebuilders are buying down rates, and offering closing incentives to help people get into a new home.
While interest rates may seem relatively high compared to the historic lows of 2020 and 2021, the rates are a lot less than the 10-12% interest rates of 30 to 40 years ago. In fact, today’s rates are still relatively low from a historical standpoint. Our home builders work with preferred lenders who can help you secure a mortgage at a favorable interest rate now, and help set a strategy to help you refinance in the future.
Many realtors and real estate experts stress the importance of buying now versus waiting for “interest rates to go down.” Why? Because chances are interest rates are likely to go up again over the next few quarters in an effort to stave off inflation. Once things settle, rates will eventually come down and you will be ready to refinance, and have the one thing that every homeowner wants – equity.
Home prices also continue to go up, even though prices have recently improved in the Denver Metro area. The moral of the story is that you can’t time the market. It just doesn’t pay to wait. Get in and gain equity to help you reach your future goals – pay off debt, save, buy a bigger home (when the time is right) – all to help you secure your financial future.
Want to see how far your money could go if you bought now versus three years from now? Check out this analysis by Nicole Rueth, SVP of The Rueth Team with Movement Mortgage. For example: If you were to wait three years to buy a $600,000 home in Adams County (the county where Painted Prairie is located) it would cost you $106,780. This includes annual loss in cash flow, loss of property appreciation, and amortization lost in just 3 years vs. buying now.
Now more than ever, it is a great time to consider buying a home today, versus waiting.
If you are interested in learning more about Painted Prairie’s builder incentives, visit our Inventory page to connect with one of our seven world-class builders. Click on a house for more information, and you will be redirected right to the builder to schedule a tour, get more information on the home, or sign up for an interest list.
Happy house hunting!
We've got some fabulous news to share...New Home Co. is launching its their stunning Woodrose collection at Painted Prairie coming this fall!
The Woodrose Collection by New Home Co. epitomizes sophistication and contemporary living, and you can soon experience it firsthand right here in Painted Prairie. The collection showcases two-story, single-family homes with six different floor plan styles ideally designed for working professionals, empty nesters and everyone in between. Priced from the $500,000s and ranging from 1,288 to 2,192 sq. ft., with 2-4 bedrooms and 2.5 baths, this collection offers something for everyone.
Whether you're a first-time buyer, a growing family, or someone looking to downsize in style, there's a perfect fit waiting for you. With New Home Co.'s commitment to quality craftsmanship and thoughtful design, you'll find homes that showcase the perfect harmony between aesthetics and functionality.
The grand arrival of New Home Co.'s Woodrose collection is slated for September 2023. Mark your calendars, set your reminders, and be prepared to embark on an unforgettable home-buying journey. Your dream home awaits, and we can't wait for you to experience it.
Don’t miss any updates. Make sure to download the Painted Prairie app on the App Store or Google Play to stay up-to-date with the latest news and developments on New Home Co.'s arrival. Plus, sign up for our brand-new newsletter to receive exclusive insights, pre-launch sneak peeks, and special offers!
Congratulations to Painted Prairie resident, LaVaughn Reed for her winning submission to name the coyote guardian of the Arroyo.
LaVaughn was recognized at the June 1st Thirsty Thursday event with a special certificate and appreciation from Painted Prairie and her fellow neighbors. Be sure to stop by and snag a pic with our canine friend and tag us on Instagram and Facebook!
It was a fun-filled day at the first Painted Prairie Easter Egg Hunt. Families from all over the community gathered in the park to search for colorful eggs filled with treats, and enjoyed plenty of activities to keep everyone entertained. With special hunts for different ages, and a visit from the Easter Bunny and "Chick," the Painted Prairie Easter Egg Hunt was an event to remember! Everyone had a blast searching for eggs, enjoying the games and activities, and making new friends.
There's always something going on at Painted Prairie. We are ready to welcome all residents for some fun-loving, memory-making fun this year. From Thirsty Thursdays and Movies and Yoga in the Park, to an amazing Pancake Breakfast and the fourth-annual Prairie Harvest Fest, there's something for everyone at Painted Prairie.
To learn more about how to become a Painted Prairie resident, search our available inventory of homes to find the right home for you.
Homeowners and residents are added to our app system at the beginning of each month, so if you close on a new home in Painted Prairie on the 5th of the month, it won’t be until early the following month that you will have access to the app. Focus on getting settled in, meeting your neighbors, and then dive in to all of the resident information!
Between now and then, if you’d like to access information available to the general public, here’s how:
Still need help? Send us an email at [email protected] and we will help get you up and running in no time!
New Models. New Incentives. New Deals. Painted Prairie is kicking off 2023 with new home tour weekends!
Find a home to love this February during our Grand Open(ing) Home Tour Event. It’s a month of celebrations filled with Grand Openings and Grand Re-Openings from five of our world-class builders.
Berkeley Homes is hosting its Big Game Kick Off event on Saturday, February 11 and Sunday, February 12. Stop by and tour the Residence 2 model at 6234 N. Lisbon St. and its Residence 3 model at 6244 N. Lisbon St. Snag an amazing espresso from 11am-1pm on both days to sip on your tour, and afterward, drop in the sales office for football-themed treats and snacks.
Both models feature alley-load garages and over 2,000 square feet of living space across 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, with plenty of features included. From fireplaces with mantels for those special family memories to convenient stainless steel appliances, you're sure to find something at Berkeley that catches your eye.
Stop by Meritage Homes new model Grand Opening on Saturday, February 25 from 11am to 2pm for special charcuterie cups, sweet treats, and refreshments before taking a tour of the Woodland model, located at 6381 N. Malaya St., Aurora, CO 80019.
This two-story townhome features an open concept great room, kitchen, and dining area. With 3 bedrooms and 2 baths, 2-car garage, and over 1,800 square feet of living space, this townhome feels and lives like a dream.
The long-awaited Larkspur model by Remington Homes opens Saturday, February 25 from 10am to 5pm, and Sunday, February 26 from 11am to 5pm with sweet treats and sweet deals. Model is located at 20995 E. 61st Dr., Aurora, CO 80019.
Learn about lender incentives and more as you check out this 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath home with 2,629 square feet of living space. While you're here, check out the other models and floorplans offered by Remington Homes at Painted Prairie. With lots to choose from, you just may find a new home for the new year!
It's a Grand RE-Opening at Parkwood Homes on February 25 from 10am to 5pm, and February 26 from 11am to 5pm. A local food truck will provide bites and sips while you check out the craftsman-style architecture created especially for Painted Prairie. The Chelsea is located at 21275 E. 61st Dr., Aurora, CO 80019.
Tour the Chelsea model and check out all 2,489 square feet across 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, a 2-car garage, and an optional Carriage House add-on. Use this space as a secondary primary suite, home office, or guest suite, it's your choice!
David Weekley Homes is also celebrating its Grand RE-Opening on Saturday, February 25 with a food truck on site (from 11am to 1pm) before you head into the Sloan model's spacious 3,175 square feet of living space encompassing 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, and a 2-car garage. Model is located at 21005 E. 61st Dr., Aurora, CO 80019.
This gorgeous and spacious kitchen has plenty of cabinets, counters, and eat-in island for all your entertaining dreams. Stop by David Weekley's other model, the Washburn to see what else this builder has to fit your family's dream home desires.
Our other builders are always ready to welcome you to Painted Prairie. Visit KB Home and Epic Homes or set up an appointment with McStain Neighborhoods to see its select few available homes. Want to learn a bit more about each of our world-class builders? Check out our Master Guide to Painted Prairie's 8 Incredible Builders. From ranch-style homes to three-story rooftops, your dream home is just a short drive away.
Join us on Thursday, February 23 for multiple broker open houses!
Berkeley Homes Broker Open House: 12pm to 5pm
Remington Homes Broker Open House: 12pm to 5pm
Meritage Homes Broker Open House: 4pm to 6pm
A Merry Old Time was had by all at Painted Prairie's Prairie Holidays resident celebration.
Featuring live reindeer, old-time carolers, coffee, cookies, and a special visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus, the resident-only event capped a year of interactive and engaging resident programming.
Happy Holidays from Painted Prairie, see you in 2023!
Painted Prairie, a neo-traditional community in the heart of Aurora, Colorado, is home to eight world-class builders featuring both modern and timeless paired and single-family homes.
Let’s get to know what makes each unique!
Featuring four remarkably designed, high-performance homes in the Painted Prairie community, McStain Neighborhoods has been building exceptional homes in the Colorado area since 1966.
With “People, Place, and Purpose” as the declaration of their manifesto, this homebuilder believes in putting your one-of-a-kind dreams, health and well-being, and “sense of home” at the forefront of their principles.
Each home by McStain is also a certified “BeWell House of the Future.” That means each new build is created to be more than just energy-efficient.
McStain Neighborhoods has brought four incredible models to the Painted Prairie Community:
Ranging from 2,100 – 2,500 sq ft., these two-story, three-bedroom homes offer spacious open-concept floor plans, solar pre-installed, and the peace-of-mind that comes with every BeWell House, exclusively by McStain.
Learn more about all that a BeWell House by McStain has to offer and view available inventory on our website.
Founded in 1976 in Houston, Texas, David Weekley Homes has grown to become one of the largest privately held home builders in the country, spanning 12 states and 19 cities.
With a 93% customer satisfaction rate, David Weekley Homes has brought their purpose of “Building Dreams, Enhancing Lives” to the Painted Prairie community since Phase 1.
In addition, The David Weekley Family Foundation has given over $250 million to worthy causes and charitable organizations over the last 20 years, including Habitat for Humanity, and to finding a cure for Multiple Sclerosis.
Offering one of the largest selections in the Painted Prairie community, you’ll find 12 models to choose from, all unique to the neighborhood.
Brookpark - 3 bed/3 bath | 2,683 sq ft
Baird - 4 bed/3 bath | 2,741 sq ft
Washburn - 4/bed/3 bath | 3,475 sq ft
Caruthers - 3 bed/3 bath | 2,571 sq ft
Sloan - 4 bed/3bath | 3,175 sq ft
Kalooga - 3 bed/2 bath | 2,621 sq ft
Ladora - 3 bed/2 bath | 2,259 sq ft
Broomfield - 3 bed/2 bath | 2,077 sq ft
Timberline - 3 bed/ 2 bath | 2,581 sq ft
Sangraco - 3 bed/2 bath | 1,816 sq ft
Gem - 3 bed/2 bath | 2,267 sq ft
Keyhole - 3 bed/2 bath | 2,049 sq ft
As the first builder in the United States to be awarded the Triple Crown of American Home Building, David Weekley Homes at Painted Prairie has a model to suit all your needs!
Looking for a home office? Check out The Sloan. Finished basement? The Washburn model offers generous flex spaces perfect for a mother-in-law suite or out-of-town guests!
Ready to learn more about this incredible homebuilder? Visit David Weekley Homes on our website!
KB Home has been providing customers with a superior home-buying experience for over 65 years — building relationships is at the foundation of their business.
Offering homebuyers a unique ability to make their home an expression of who they are, KB Home gives its customers the ability to choose – from homesite to elevation, floor plan to design options.
KB Home designs houses for the way you live, providing open floor plans with brands and selections that fit your individual lifestyle and budget!
Bringing both villa-paired and single-family homes to the Painted Prairie community, there’s a perfect KB Home model to accommodate all your needs!
Plan 1885 - 3 bed/3 bath | 1,885 sq ft
Plan 1754 - 3 bed/2 bath | 1,754 sq ft
Plan 1671 - 3 bed/2 bath | 1,671 sq ft
Plan 1963 - 3 bed/2 bath | 1,963 sq ft
Plan 1430 - 3 bed/2 bath | 1,430 sq ft
Looking for a little more space? David Weekley’s villa-paired homes offer options for up to 5 bedrooms and a finished basement!
Not only that, but a villa-paired home can save you money on your energy bills! Shared walls prevent heat loss, keeping you and your family warmer and your utility bill down!
Plan 1923 - 5 bed/3 bath | 2,578 sq ft
Plan 1821 - 4 bed/3 bath | 3,063 sq ft
Plan 1382 - 4 bed/3 bath | 2,470 sq ft
Plan 2583 - 4 bed/2 bath | 2,573 sq ft
Plan 2502 - 4 bed/2 bath | 2,513 sq ft
Plan 2390 - 3 bed/2 bath | 2,399 sq ft
Plan 2282 - 3 bed/2 bath | 2,301 sq ft
Plan 1532 - 3 bed/2 bath | 1,532 sq ft
If you’re looking for a larger, single-family home, KB Home offers eight gorgeous open-concept floor plans, ready to build!
KB Home was also instrumental in building The 2022 Inspiration House 2022 at Painted Prairie. This yearly project features a Denver homebuilder and its trade base that collaborate to raise funds through the sale of a newly constructed home. Proceeds from the sale of the new home were donated to the Home Builders Foundation, a nonprofit organization that completes free home modifications year-round to help elevate the lives of individuals with disabilities.
Eager to learn more about KB Home? Visit our website.
Epic | New Home Co. brings impeccable architectural design and quality to the Painted Prairie community.
Focused less on the measurements of a floor plan and more on the dimensions of how you want to live in your home, Epic | New Home Co. complements the Painted Prairie community with six “epic” model homes suited for all your wants and needs.
“It has an amazing connectivity — the parks, the open space,” says President & Founder of Epic Homes, Chris Presley. “There’s just an energy and a thoughtfulness that’s been put into creating a great lifestyle.”
Epic | New Home Co. offers expansive two and three-story models, providing an abundance of options to fit both your budget and lifestyle.
Envision - 3 bed/3 bath | 1,736 sq ft
Diverge - 2 bed/2 bath | 1,837 sq ft
Ignite - 3 bed/2 bath | 2,033 sq ft
Transcend - 3 bed/2 bath | 2,224 sq ft
Transcend Elevated - 3 bed/2 bath | 2,834 sq ft
Ignite Elevated - 3 bed/2 bath | 3,438 sq ft
The “Elevated” models provide residents with a little extra space, ideal for entertaining, hosting guests, or creating a designated “kids zone.” Make it what you want it! And don’t forget those breathtaking mountain views, ideally enjoyed from the third-floor terrace.
Learn more about Epic Homes | A Member of New Home Co.
One of Painted Prairie’s newest homebuilders, Parkwood Homes believes in quality over quantity, providing the finest materials and the most qualified craftsmen. With a blend of traditional American architecture and modern finishes, this homebuilder is delivering beautiful, well-designed, high-performance homes to Painted Prairie.
Parkwood Homes is introducing brand-new architecture designed exclusively for Painted Prairie, and we couldn’t be more excited!
The Lexington - 4 bed/2 bath | 2,643 sq ft
The Chelsea - 3 bed/2 bath | 2,489 sq ft
The Chelsea, Parkwood Homes' first model in the community, is a craftsman-style home offering beautiful crown molding and smooth walls. If you’re looking for a little more space, this model also offers an optional Carriage House add-on, perfect for a home office, mother-in-law suite, or guest suite!
Not interested in an add-on? The Chelsea model also has a beautiful and spacious third-floor loft, ideal for a homework zone or media room!
Learn more about Parkwood homes on our website!
Based in Denver and founded in 1985, Berkeley Homes, is bringing single-family homes with character, innovation, and enduring craftsmanship to Painted Prairie as one of our newest homebuilders.
As a long-time Colorado builder, Berkeley Homes is dedicated to giving back to the community, contributing part of their profits and time to local charities like The Home Builders Foundation, Homeaid Colorado, and more.
The 3 and 4-bedroom floor plans at Painted Prairie range in size from 1,742 sq ft to 2,426 sq ft and will include a 2 or 3-car garage. Available options include an outdoor patio, recreation room, basement, and additional bedrooms!
Residence 1 - 4 bed/3 bath | 2,381 sq ft
Residence 2 - 3 bed/2 bath | 2,068 sq ft
Residence 3 - 3 bed/2 bath | 2,165 sq ft
Residence 4 - 4 bed/3 bath 2,462 sq ft
If you’re looking for a little extra flex space, be sure to check out Residence 1 and Residence 4, where you can find spacious basements (finished or unfinished), ideal for out-of-town guests, storage, or just a game room for the kids!
Learn more about Berkeley Homes on our website.
Remington Homes has been building homes for Colorado families for the last 50 years, and we couldn’t be more thrilled about the company being a part of the Painted Prairie community.
Focused on details and following the latest trends, this local home builder is made up of three generations working together to create dream homes for future owners. Remington Homes recognizes how important it is to include the homebuyer in the design process and will go out of its way to ensure your home is uniquely yours.
Check out the three incredible models that Remington Homes has brought to Painted Prairie.
The Larkspur - 4 bed/ 2 bath | 2,679 sq ft
The Yarrow - 4 bed/ 2 bath | 2,679 sq ft
The Lupine - 2 bed/2 bath | 1,978 sq ft
Each home meets EPA Energy Star certifications, resulting in a house built better from the ground up, ensuring better durability, better comfort, and reduced maintenance costs. What does this mean? It means reduced leaks and drafts, more consistent temperatures, improved indoor air, and the peace of mind of knowing your home is safe and secure.
Learn more about Remington homes on our website.
Offering a new standard in home construction and energy efficiency, Meritage Homes is helping homebuyers save more money and live smarter and healthier.
Setting the standard for energy-efficient homes, Meritage Homes are built with spray foam insulation that helps cut down on outside noise, helps regulate temperature, and keeps the little pests away from your home!
In September 2020, Meritage Homes became the first national builder with Indoor airPLUS certification, meaning the indoor air quality of their homes meets or exceeds EPA’s standards for excellence. Not only that, but each Meritage home features high-performance MERV 13 filters, which help reduce bacteria, pet dander, viral particles, and more!
Meritage Homes has brought three model townhomes to Painted Prairie:
Woodland - 3 bed/2 bath | 1,874 sq ft
Brook - 3 bed/2 bath | 1,428 sq ft
Orchard - 3 bed/2 bath | 1,682 sq ft
These open-concept townhomes offer covered front porches, large walk-in closets, and flex spaces perfect for homework, hanging out, or working from home!
Learn more about Meritage Homes by visiting our website.
Now that you know a little bit more about the homebuilders at Painted Prairie, it’s time to come visit, take a tour, and explore all that this exceptional neighborhood has to offer. We can’t wait to have you here!