Enhancing Housing Options

2024-05-16Updated: 2024-05-22 Mountain View Builders

Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs), also known as granny flats, casitas, or in-law suites, are smaller, independent residential units located on the same lot as a single-family home. ADUs offer a versatile solution to the growing demand for affordable housing, allowing homeowners to provide additional living space for family members, generate rental income, or create a private office or studio. Recently, Colorado has passed House Bill 1152, which mandates the allowance of Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) in most jurisdictions, aiming to increase housing choices for residents. The Benefits of ADUs ADUs offer numerous benefits to homeowners and communities alike: Increased Housing OptionsADUs provide a flexible... Read The Rest
Safer Homes for Colorado's Future

2024-05-15Updated: 2024-05-22 Mountain View Builders

At Mountain View Builders, we’re dedicated to building your dreams while prioritizing safety. Based in Cañon City, Colorado, we specialize in luxury custom homes and versatile post-frame buildings throughout Fremont County. With the increasing risk of wildfires in Colorado, it's essential to incorporate fire-resistant construction techniques to protect your investment and ensure your safety. Recent disasters, such as the Marshall Fire in 2021, highlight the growing wildfire threat in Colorado. Climate change has intensified the frequency and severity of wildfires, making them a year-round danger. Even areas previously considered low-risk are now vulnerable. As experts in luxury custom homes and post-frame... Read The Rest
Plan Confidently, Build Transparently

2024-05-10Updated: 2024-05-22 Mountain View Builders

You've likely heard of Cost Plus agreements, but do you know what lies behind this term? When you hire a custom home builder or general contractor, you sign a construction agreement for specific services defined in a written contract. This contract outlines the scope of work, materials, and components to be used, as well as how the contractor will be compensated. The two most common types of building agreements are "Fixed Price" and "Cost Plus." Here at Mountain View Builders, we offer a unique hybrid construction agreement called "Cost-Plus with Contingency." This innovative system provides the financial planning perks of a "Fixed-Price"... Read The Rest
Step-by-Step to Your Dream Home

2024-05-10Updated: 2024-05-22 Mountain View Builders

At Mountain View Builders, we believe building a custom home should be an exciting and rewarding experience. Our comprehensive process ensures your journey from ideas and dreams to move-in day is seamless and enjoyable. Here's a step-by-step look at how we work to bring your vision to life: 1. Ideas & Dreams During your introductory meeting, you'll sit down with the owner of Mountain View Builders to discuss the components of your custom home: living area size, budget, number of bedrooms, bathrooms, and more. Bring your scrapbook, ideas, and dreams to this first meeting. Showcase pictures of home exteriors and styles that resonate... Read The Rest