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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]