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John Kaltenbach Homes

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

Thinking About Building a Home in New Mexico? Develop Your Building Team Early!»

Author: ; Published: Feb 12, 2014; Category: Albuquerque, NM new home construction, Albuquerque, Santa Fe, New Mexico, NM New Home Construction Designs, Uncategorized; Tags: , , , , , , , , ; Comments Off on Thinking About Building a Home in New Mexico? Develop Your Building Team Early!

  If you are looking at building a new home in Albuquerque, Santa Fe, or anywhere else in New Mexico, start developing your construction team early. Historically and traditionally, people have been conditioned to follow a certain, linear path to building a custom home. That is, hire an architect or designer to create the plans, select a […]

High Desert Lot Available in Albuquerque, NM»

Author: ; Published: Feb 8, 2014; Category: NM New Home Construction Designs; Tags: , ; Comments Off on High Desert Lot Available in Albuquerque, NM

If you are interested in a great lot to build your new home on in the far northeast foothills, check out this listing in Albuquerque, NM. 12,000 square foot building envelope. Gently sloping lot gives the opportunity to be tucked in, or stay high if you prefer. Private feeling up canyon with unobstructable views of […]

Minimize Stress Maximize Sanity»

Author: ; Published: Jan 29, 2014; Category: Albuquerque, Santa Fe, New Mexico; Tags: , , , , , ; Comments Off on Minimize Stress Maximize Sanity

Building a home can be stressful in Albuquerque, Santa Fe, or wherever you choose to build. Savvy homeowners choose a builder who will make it less so. But beyond making certain the construction company is licensed and insured and has provided a fair bid and a professional contract, how do owners determine whether a company […]

Building Time in Albuquerque is Now»

Author: ; Published: Oct 10, 2013; Category: Albuquerque, NM new home construction; Tags: , , , , , , , ; Comments Off on Building Time in Albuquerque is Now

Why the Time to Build a New Custom Home in Albuquerque is Now New homes in New Mexico won’t be any more affordable in a year or two. Potential homebuyers who are waiting for costs to come down before building might want to reconsider. The fact is that the past year’s rise in new home […]

Cost Per Square Foot New Home Construction in Albuquerque»

Author: ; Published: Sep 11, 2013; Category: Albuquerque, NM new home construction; Tags: , ; Comments Off on Cost Per Square Foot New Home Construction in Albuquerque

A question we get all the time building homes in Albuquerque and Santa Fe, NM is “what’s your price per square foot?” The perception (or presumption), we assume, is that if you wanted to add or subtract a few square feet for whatever reason, you simply add or subtract that amount per foot from the […]

How Allowances Work in New Construction»

Author: ; Published: Aug 22, 2013; Category: Albuquerque, NM new home construction; Tags: , , ; Comments Off on How Allowances Work in New Construction

Q: How do allowances work in New Construction? A: Building a custom home in Albuquerque or Santa Fe, New Mexico is different than purchasing a production style or “tract” home.  You are not picking a floor plan and using the tract builders standard selections. Allowances allocate funds to parts of the job that haven’t been […]

NM Custom Home Plan on Lot with Topo Superimposed on Google Earth»

Author: ; Published: Aug 15, 2013; Category: NM New Home Construction Designs; Tags: , , , ; Comments Off on NM Custom Home Plan on Lot with Topo Superimposed on Google Earth

The great guys at Adwelling Design took a homeowners design and inserted it on a topographical survey for in lot in Paa Ko subdivision in Bernalillo County in the Sandia Mountains east of Albuquerque. They then were able to superimpose that onto Google Earth so that the clients could see how it interacts with the […]

New Mexico Energy Efficiency Q&A»

Author: ; Published: Jul 17, 2013; Category: Albuquerque, NM new home construction; Tags: , , ; Comments Off on New Mexico Energy Efficiency Q&A

Q: What’s the most effective way to save energy? A: New Mexico has adopted the newest Model Energy Code, which means that new homes built here are already required to be more energy efficient than many other parts of the country. Meaningful and impactful energy efficiency requires a comprehensive approach and commitment from the home’s […]