CSBJ: Growth Continues at Banning Lewis Ranch Covington Homes Talks about Responding to the Market
While Colorado Springs waits for the 29th consecutive year to see what will happen next in the saga of Banning Lewis Ranch, the area surrounding the 20,000-acre parcel owned by Nor’wood Development Group is hopping with homebuilding activity.
...Read More “Things have definitely improved at Banning as a result of the overall market improving,” said HBA member Grace Covington. Covington Homes is one of three homebuilders currently working in the current Banning Lewis Ranch development, which is spearheaded by regional developer and HBA member Oakwood Homes. Read More on CSBJ.com
The Lodge at Stonebridge Grand Opening
Stonebridge at Meridian Ranch is getting its own clubhouse, how exciting! The Lodge at Stonebridge will be having our grand opening June 24th.
Tickets on Sale!
It’s finally that time of year again! Tickets are on sale for the Southern Colorado St. Jude Dream Home. The $100 dollar ticket enters you in a for a chance to win a brand new home, as well as some other great prizes! All proceeds from the Dream Home go directly to benefit the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
...Read More St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is leading the way the world treats, understands, and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. In addition to that, patients of St. Jude never receive a bill for treatment or travel. This takes the stress of the parents and they can focus on their child. It is because of the Dream Home giveaway and generous donations that they are able to provide this. The Dream Home giveaway is about so much more than just winning a house. It’s about saving children’s lives and finding cures for cancer. Click Here to learn more about the home and purchase a ticket.
Banning Lewis Ranch 2017 Summer Concerts
Summer 2017 Banning Lewis Ranch is back with their Summer Concert Series! Every other Thursday throughout the summer BLR will be hosting a free concert. Be sure to check them out for a fun summer evening in beautiful BLR.
U.S. Olympic Museum
Colorado Springs really is Olympic City USA. In addition to the Olympic Training Center and the home of the Olympic Training Committee, the Springs will also be home to the United States Olympic Museum.
...Read More The Olympic Museum will be located just blocks from the Olympic Training Center. Set to open in 2018, the Museum will be a global destination. Within the 60,000 square-foot building, the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame will be featured, a cafe, a state-of-the-art theater, gift shop, 20,000 square feet of interactive exhibit space, and broadcast studio.
For more information, click here.
Best of the Springs 2017
We have been nominated for the Best Home Builder in the 2017 Best of the Springs put on by the Gazette! We are honored to have been nominated this year and would love your vote! Click here to vote for us as the Best Home Builder.
Millennials Moving to the Suburbs?
Millennials are always a big topic when it comes to trends. They are normally thought of the generation that live in urban areas or lives at home with their parents. However, Zillow recently posted an article with surprising research indicating Millennials are moving to the suburbs due to high rent costs in urban areas. Another surpassing trend, is they are actually driving the housing market. Half of all home buyers are under the age of 36.
...Read More One of the main reasons why Millennials are willing to move out to the suburbs are the amenities these new communities are offering; most of them have community gyms, pools, and recreation centers. Rent in urban areas is increasing rapidly. By moving out the suburbs they are able to afford a bigger, nicer place than they would in urban areas.
For more interesting statistics about millennials CLICK HERE for the article.
Colorado Springs Named Number 1 Mountain City
Money Magazine named Colorado Springs the #1 Mountain City! Between the breathtaking mountain views, the miles of walking and hiking trails, affordable homes, great schools, and fantastic communities, it’s no wonder why they named Colorado Springs.
CLICK HERE to read more about why they selected Colorado Springs.
Stonebridge at Meridian Ranch
We are so excited to announce our newest community, Stonebridge at Meridian Ranch! Centrally located in Meridian Ranch, Stonebridge residents can take advantage of Antler Creek Golf Course, the community garden, the exclusive community parks, and so much more!
...Read More Walk down to the club house and enjoy a delicious meal meal at AntlerCreek Grill. Go for a swim at YMCA. Play a round of golf. Or simply enjoy one of those beautiful Colorado sunsets on the patio of your brand new Covington Home. The possibilities are endless at Stonebridge.
Offering our ever popular Bellagio Series and our brand new Terrace Series — both of which offer main level living and incredible standard features that are sure to WOW you! Stone and stucco exteriors, granite in the kitchen, hardwood floors, and HERS rating are just a few of the great included features we offer. Our homes are designed with you in mind.
St. Jude Dream Home Builder Award
The entire team at Covington homes is TRULY Honored and Humbled to be the recipient of this Year’s St. Jude Dream Home BEST Builder — First Year Award.
...Read More The Team at St. Jude ALSAC bestowed this Award on our Team during the St. Jude Dream Home Builder Summit last month in Memphis, Tennessee.
We have been and will continue to be inspired by the Tremendous COURAGE and STRENGTH displayed by all of the children who are daily fighting cancer at the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
We appreciate the opportunity given to us by the St. Jude ALSAC Team and the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital to help fight and WIN the battle against childhood cancer.
Finding Cures and Saving Lives — That is what this is all about. Go Team St. Jude! Go Team Covington!
Check out the time laspe of the 2016 St. Jude Dream Home we built.
2017 Southern Colorado St. Jude Dream Home Builder
We are SO excited to announce that we are the St. Jude Dream Home Builder for Southern Colorado again!!! Being part of the Dream Home has been such an incredible experience and we are so thankful that we have been selected again. We also want to thank our awesome trade partners and donors that made this possible and to everyone that purchased a ticket for the last one. We were able to raise OVER $800,000 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital!!
...Read More The mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is to advance cures, and means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. Consistent with the vision of their founder Danny Thomas, no child is denied treatment based on race, religion or a family’s ability to pay.
Unlike any other hospital, the majority of St. Jude funding comes from individual contributions. And thanks to generous donors, families never receive a bill from St. Jude. Founder and entertainer Danny Thomas opened the doors to St. Jude in 1962 with the dream that “no child should die in the dawn of life.”
Here are some of our favorite moments from this past St. Jude Dream Home. Stay tuned for more updates and details about the next Dream Home.
2016 St. Jude Dream Home Winner
The Colorado Springs 2016 St. Jude Dream Home has come to an end – and it couldn’t have ended any better. On June 10th, KKTV11 drew the winner live on television! The winner, Trina Atencio, of Pueblo, Colorado was overjoyed at the sight of her new home.
...Read More Trina recently married, Leo, whose daughter was treated at St. Jude almost 30 years ago and is now cancer free. Every year they buy a ticket to the St. Jude Dream Home because of that. They hadn’t even seen the house prior to winning it. We met up with them at the Dream Home on June 10th to show them their new home! It was such a great night filled with laughter, tears of happiness, and love.
Don Ward from KKTV11 sat down with Trina and Leo after winning to talk about it. In addition to the home, many other great prizes were given out that night.
Daybreak at Wolf Ranch is Now Open for Sale!
Be a part of Wolf Ranch’s most desirable community– Daybreak at Wolf Ranch. Voted “Best of the Springs” for five years in a row. Low Maintenance living, Main level master and Ranch plans, outdoor rooms and courtyards, three car garage choices and majestic views of Pikes Peak and the Front Range. Offering our popular Bellagio Series and Courtyard Series and low maintenance lifestyle—snow removal, landscaping maintenance and much more included in the dues!
...Read More Our latest New Home Series, “The Bellagio”, was inspired by the beautiful little village on Lake Como Italy – Bellagio. We just had to capture the European architecture, vibrant colors, plentiful flowers, a shimmering lake and picture perfect Italian and Swiss Alps towering over the entire scene. Covington Homes was not able to re-create Bellagio on Lake Como itself, but we hope that you find our new Bellagio Series just as special.
The Bellagio at Daybreak offers luxurious, diverse, and low maintenance living. From ranch plans, to Main level master plans, Multi-generational plans, and Traditional young family plans, Bellagio has it all! But there’s more!! SO MUCH MORE! Our Team ‘put our heads together’ for this new series and asked the question; “What are the most popular CUSTOMIZATIONS that the MAJORITY of our homeowners add to their New Homes?” The answer? ALOT of Customizations, and really GOOD ones too. So, we decided to incorporate and include our most popular Customizations in the Bellagio Home Series.
Granite kitchen counter tops, hardwood floors, elegant 8′ doors, upgraded insulation, energy efficient light fixtures, maple cabinets with crown molding, Kohler water saving toilets, lazy susans, crown molding, high profile trim, deeper soaking tubs, stainless appliances, designer hardware, and so much more! There are too many Customizations to list so you will just have to come and see our Model Homes to take it all in.
In addition to our ever popular Bellagio Series, we will be building our Courtyard Series. Our Courtyard series is perfect for those who enjoy outdoor living spaces with some privacy. The Courtyards provide this privacy by locating the outdoor living space on the side of the home. This outdoor living and private yard is perfect for those spectacular Colorado summer evenings.
Our Daybreak homeowners have free time for their hobbies, recreational activities, friends and families, vacations, sports, adventures, and so much more! HOA dues include gardening and landscape maintenance, snow shoveling of driveways and walks, care and maintenance for the private central park and common areas, replanting of dead or diseased landscaping, and many other benefits. The residents at Daybreak don’t have to labor away in the yard pulling weeds, watering plants, raking leaves, planting flowers, pruning shrubs, or mowing. When the snow sets in, there is little to no snow shoveling to do. And the stucco exteriors ensure VERY little maintenance too!
Come visit our luxurious and award-winning models to discover the benefits of low-maintenance living. Our friendly and hospitable Community Sales Manager, Yvette Benakis, will greet you and help you feel right at home. We look forward to seeing you!