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John Kaltenbach Homes

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

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]