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John Kaltenbach Homes

Custom Builder of New Homes in Albuquerque and Santa Fe, New Mexico

How To Build A New Home That Feels “Right”»

Author: ; Published: Mar 2, 2015; Category: Albuquerque, NM new home construction, NM New Home Construction Designs; Tags: , , , , ; Comments Off on How To Build A New Home That Feels “Right”

Have you ever walked through a home and thought, “This feels right.” You may not be able to put your finger on exactly why it feels that way, but there’s definitely a sense of comfort, security, and of being “home” that’s no less real than finding a house in the right location and at the […]

Fighting Moisture and Mold»

Author: ; Published: Dec 4, 2014; Category: Albuquerque, NM new home construction, Albuquerque, Santa Fe, New Mexico, NM New Home Construction Designs; Tags: , , , , , , ; Comments Off on Fighting Moisture and Mold

Even in New Mexico, no one wants to think about house mold or its underlying cause–moisture. As professional builders, however, we are aware of the dangers created by moisture infiltration and we are in a position to prevent it. That makes it our responsibility to lead the discussion. Prevention of moisture infiltration–and the mold that […]

Quality: You Know You Want It and We’ve Got It»

Author: ; Published: Nov 4, 2014; Category: Albuquerque, NM new home construction, Albuquerque, Santa Fe, New Mexico, NM New Home Construction Designs, Uncategorized; Tags: , , , , , ; Comments Off on Quality: You Know You Want It and We’ve Got It

Builders are always talking about “quality,” but few can explain exactly what this term means to their new-home clients. This should not be a mystery—construction quality is easy to see when you know what to look for. As a professional builder, John Kaltenbach Homes not only takes pride in creating high-quality homes, but also makes sure […]

Construction Lingo 101 Second Edition»

Author: ; Published: Oct 22, 2014; Category: Albuquerque, NM new home construction, Albuquerque, Santa Fe, New Mexico, NM New Home Construction Designs, Uncategorized; Tags: , , , , , ; Comments Off on Construction Lingo 101 Second Edition

Clear communication is essential in achieving a successful homebuilding project. Construction industry lingo can cause confusion and muddy the waters. In one of our March blogs we introduced you to some basic construction jargon and, as promised, John Kaltenbach Homes is providing a few additional terms to help bridge the language barrier: Punch list: There are […]

GO GREEN WITH JOHN KALTENBACH HOMES»

Author: ; Published: Apr 29, 2014; Category: Albuquerque, NM new home construction, Albuquerque, Santa Fe, New Mexico, NM New Home Construction Designs, Uncategorized; Tags: , , , , , ; Comments Off on GO GREEN WITH JOHN KALTENBACH HOMES

Green construction methods are in, but do you know what “building green” means? According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), green building incorporates practices that: • Increase the efficiency by which homes use and produce energy, materials, and water • Protect and restore health to people and the environment throughout the life-cycle of the home […]

Homebuilding Myths: The Three-Bid Rule»

Author: ; Published: Apr 9, 2014; Category: Albuquerque, NM new home construction, Albuquerque, Santa Fe, New Mexico, NM New Home Construction Designs, Uncategorized; Tags: , , , , , ; Comments Off on Homebuilding Myths: The Three-Bid Rule

As the housing industry becomes more sophisticated and conscientious about achieving genuine and lasting homebuyer satisfaction, the level of professionalism among builders continues to reach new heights. As a result, potential clients searching for a builder to create their dream home have a much deeper pool of talent from which to select. Today’s professional builder […]

Construction Lingo 101»

Author: ; Published: Mar 26, 2014; Category: Albuquerque, NM new home construction, Albuquerque, Santa Fe, New Mexico, NM New Home Construction Designs, Uncategorized; Tags: , , , , ; Comments Off on Construction Lingo 101

If you spend any time on a construction site, you are likely to hear words that sound like a foreign language. Worse yet, you may hear words that you thought you knew but which have some specialized meaning to the people around you. Don’t worry! You aren’t really in another country. Like any profession, the home building […]

The Sun Always Shines in New Mexico, so Turn Your Backyard Into a Destination Resort»

Author: ; Published: Mar 12, 2014; Category: Albuquerque, NM new home construction, Albuquerque, Santa Fe, New Mexico, NM New Home Construction Designs; Tags: , , , , , ; Comments Off on The Sun Always Shines in New Mexico, so Turn Your Backyard Into a Destination Resort

Ask anyone who has relocated to Albuquerque, New Mexico why they moved here and they will tell you, “the weather.”  With 310 days of sunshine, who can disagree? Make the most out of the glorious weather and turn your backyard into a destination resort. With all the luxuries offered these days, the backyard is no longer […]

Check Builder References! The Top 5 Questions to ask when Checking References»

Author: ; Published: Feb 26, 2014; Category: Albuquerque, NM new home construction, Albuquerque, Santa Fe, New Mexico, NM New Home Construction Designs; Tags: , , , , , , ; Comments Off on Check Builder References! The Top 5 Questions to ask when Checking References

The Scenario:  A professional homebuilding contractor just made an impressive presentation to you and you are considering this company, among a few others, for construction of your new home.  In addition to a brochure about his business and highlights of his recent work and the communities in which he builds, he provided you with a […]