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The Latest from Capital Homes

Check out our blogs below and be able to strike up a dinner conversation in a flash! You may even learn a fun home ownership hack along the way. We're here to offer you the latest and greatest local news, events and recipes that will leave you feeling inspired and more plugged-in to your community than ever before!

Celebrating 45 Years of Love

March 27, 2023

Pat and Andi, a loving couple from Southeastern Kansas, have been together for 45 incredible years. They recently downsized to Aspen Crossing Patio Homes in Oklahoma, where they love the layout of their new house, its cute farmhouse feel, and corner lot. Everything they love to do, including their quick drive to the lake to escape with family, is easily accessible.Andi loves to turn up the music and dance around the house while decorating and enjoying her new home. Pat enjoys golfing while Andi finds peace at the lake. The move to Aspen Crossing was made easy with the help of Capital Homes and their knowledgeable salesperson Bryon.Pat and Andi feel blessed to be where they are now and love being a part of their community, joining their neighbors on walks and escaping to the lake with family. They are grateful for their new home and the opportunity to be closer to their loved ones. They would recommend Aspen Crossing and the Capital Homes experience to friends and family without hesitation. Their love story is a true celebration of devotion and a testament to the power of true love and exciting new chapters for the years to come.

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Emerson: The Perfect Blend of Downtown Living and Neighborhood Charm

March 20, 2023

Welcome to Emerson, a lovely neighborhood conveniently located near Downtown Tulsa, right next to the Heights Historic District. You'll be happy to know that Emerson Elementary, Oklahoma's first public Montessori school, is just around the corner from this community, which has recently undergone some incredible renovations.The Craftsman-style homes in Emerson are absolutely charming, with great curb appeal and a historical feel all while meeting today's building standards. You'll love living in a neighborhood that's within walking distance from OSU Tulsa and the legendary Cain's Ballroom, and just minutes away from all the amenities Downtown Tulsa has to offer. There are so many nearby hot spots to explore, such as the Greenwood Cultural Center, ONEOK Field, Guthrie Green, Jazz Hall of Fame, and BOK Center, to name just a few!And the best part? You can now own a home within steps of downtown for a great value. But don't wait too long to make your move – we only have a few homes available, and they’ll sell fast! To schedule a tour, just give us a call (or text) and we'll set up an appointment that works for you.

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Oklahoma Adventures: Top Things to Do During Spring Break

March 13, 2023

Oklahoma is a great destination for Spring Break, with a variety of activities and attractions to explore. From outdoor adventures to cultural experiences, there is something for everyone in Oklahoma. Here are some of the top things to do during Spring Break in Oklahoma:Visit the Tulsa Zoo: The Tulsa Zoo is home to over 400 animal species from around the world, including lions, giraffes, and elephants. Visitors can also explore the Tropical American Rainforest exhibit, where they can see animals like jaguars and monkeys.Explore The Gathering Place: The Gathering Place in Tulsa is a beautiful park and playground that offers fun for the whole family. The park features a variety of attractions, including a 5-acre adventure playground, a skate park, and a boathouse where visitors can rent kayaks and canoes.Visit The Pioneer Woman Mercantile in Pawhuska: The Pioneer Woman Mercantile is a must-visit destination for fans of The Pioneer Woman, Ree Drummond. The Mercantile is a restaurant, bakery, and general store that offers delicious food, beautiful home goods, and unique gifts.Tour the Philbrook Museum of Art: The Philbrook Museum of Art in Tulsa is a great destination for art enthusiasts. The museum features a vast collection of American and European art, including works by Van Gogh, Monet, and Picasso. The gardens surrounding the museum are also worth exploring, with beautiful sculptures and landscaped gardens.Enjoy water sports at Lake Tenkiller: Lake Tenkiller, located in eastern Oklahoma, is a popular destination for water sports enthusiasts. Visitors can enjoy boating, fishing, kayaking, and swimming in the clear blue waters of the lake. There are also many campgrounds and RV parks in the area for those who want to stay overnight.Experience the Wild West at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum: Located in Oklahoma City, the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum offers a fascinating look into the history and culture of the American West. The museum features many exhibits and artifacts related to the Wild West, including cowboy gear, Native American artifacts, and art from famous Western artists.Have dinner at one of Tulsa's Speakeasy Restaurants: Tulsa has a variety of restaurants with a speakeasy theme, offering a unique dining experience. Try the Bull in the Alley, the Cellar Dweller, or the Saturn Room for a taste of the Roaring Twenties.Explore the Tulsa Botanic Garden: The Tulsa Botanic Garden is a beautiful destination for nature lovers. Visitors can explore over 170 acres of themed gardens, including a Children's Discovery Garden and a Four Seasons Garden.Visit Route 66: Oklahoma is home to over 400 miles of the historic Route 66 highway. Visitors can explore the iconic roadside attractions, diners, and motels that have made this highway a symbol of American freedom and adventure.Shop at Utica Square and Cherry Street: Tulsa's Utica Square and Cherry Street districts offer a variety of boutique shops, galleries, and restaurants. Visitors can explore the unique offerings and find one-of-a-kind treasures.These are just a few of the many fun things to do in Oklahoma during Spring Break. Whether you're looking for outdoor adventures, cultural experiences, delicious food, or unique shopping, Oklahoma has something to offer. So, pack your bags and get ready to explore all that this great state has to offer!

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First Time Home Builders Experience

March 10, 2023

We searched for the right fit for our needs and our family, but struggled to find the “right” home.  We finally stumbled upon Capital Homes. What really stood out to us was their incredible floor plans that had us dreaming up all sorts of wonderful possibilities, along with their fair pricing and ideal location. But you know what truly made Capital Homes a cut above the rest? Our amazing home specialist, Lori.She was warm, relatable, and made us feel right at home from the moment we met her. We knew we could trust her to guide us through the building process. She was up front and honest about what we could expect and was always available to answer any questions that popped up along the way.  Even after closing, we stop in to visit with Lori about the neighborhood, and she has been instrumental and helping us coordinate neighborhood gatherings.Thanks to Lori, our first time building a home was an absolute breeze. She was the glue that held everything together, and we can't imagine having done it without her. If you're ever in need of a top-notch home specialist to make your home-building dreams come true, look no further than Lori and the team at Capital Homes. They're simply the best!Kristi & Jeff Ostler  - Sand Springs, OK

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Siding with Quality: Capital Homes and James Hardie's Winning Combinat...

March 3, 2023

There's a reason why Capital Homes and James Hardie, a renowned manufacturer of siding products are a winning duo. This partnership between our two companies has been met with excitement in the home building industry, as James Hardie siding has become increasingly popular due to its durability, aesthetics, and energy efficiency. In this blog, we will discuss the major factors that make James Hardie siding a great choice for homebuyers, and how the partnership with Capital Homes will benefit those looking to buy a new home.Durability: James Hardie siding is engineered to withstand harsh weather conditions, such as wind, rain, hail, and extreme temperatures. Unlike traditional wood siding, James Hardie siding is resistant to rotting, warping, and cracking. This makes it an excellent investment for homeowners who want a low-maintenance exterior that will last for many years.Aesthetics: James Hardie siding comes in a wide range of colors and styles, allowing homeowners to choose a look that complements their home's architectural style and personal taste. Whether you prefer a modern or traditional look, there is a James Hardie siding option that will suit your needs.Energy efficiency: James Hardie siding is designed to be energy-efficient, reducing heating and cooling costs for homeowners. The siding's unique composition helps to insulate homes, keeping them cool in the summer and warm in the winter.At Capital Homes, we have a reputation for building high-quality homes that are energy-efficient and environmentally friendly. The partnership with James Hardie allows us to offer our clients the best siding options available on the market. The siding's durability and energy efficiency align perfectly with our commitment to building homes that are built to last and reduce our carbon footprint.In conclusion, the partnership between Capital Homes and James Hardie has been a wonderful experience. James Hardie siding's durability, aesthetics, and energy efficiency make it an excellent choice for homeowners who want a low-maintenance exterior that will last for many years. And with Capital Homes' commitment to quality and sustainability, homebuyers can rest assured that they are investing in a home that is built to last and reduce their carbon footprint.

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Introducing our Newest Floor Plan the Monroe, and The Benefits of Natu...

February 27, 2023

Do you ever find yourself feeling down or sluggish when you've been cooped up inside all day? Do you yearn for a little slice of sunshine to brighten up your day? Well, it turns out you don't have to go far to find it! And now, with our new Monroe floor plan, you can bring natural light into your home in abundance. The Monroe boasts tons of natural light, making it one of our very favorite floorplans!You see, having natural light in your living room is much more than just a matter of aesthetics. It's actually loaded with surprising benefits that can improve your life in countless ways. So, without further ado, let's dive into the wonderful world of natural light and discover why it's the ultimate addition to your living room!Mood-Boosting MagicNatural light has been shown to have a positive impact on our mood and overall well-being. When you let the sunshine in, you'll feel more awake and alert, and you'll also experience a boost in serotonin levels. That's right, natural light can help you fight off the winter blues and keep you feeling happy and healthy all year round!Energy SavingsWho doesn't love saving a little money, right? Well, incorporating natural light into your living room can actually help you do just that! During the day, you can use natural light to brighten up your space instead of relying on artificial lighting. This not only saves you money on your energy bill, but it also reduces your carbon footprint, making you a hero for both your wallet and the environment!Better for Your HealthBelieve it or not, natural light can actually be good for your health! It's been shown to improve sleep and boost your immune system. So, the next time you're feeling under the weather, head over to your living room and soak up some sun!A Design DreamNot only is natural light great for your health and wallet, but it's also a design dream come true! With the right window treatments, you can create a warm and inviting space that's filled with natural light. Plus, natural light is a great way to showcase your design style and add a touch of elegance to your living room.In conclusion, natural light is a game changer for your living room and home. With the benefits of improved mood, energy savings, better health, and design appeal, it's clear that natural light should be a priority when it comes to home design. And with the new Monroe floorplan, you can have natural light in abundance! One of the standout features of the Monroe is the beautiful window above the sink, reminiscent of grandma's house, where you can watch your kids or furry friends play in the backyard. So, open those curtains and let the sun shine in! Your living room (and your life) will thank you!

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ENERGY STAR. It’s the little label with the big message: Better is Bet...

February 20, 2023

Capital Homes is proud to offer new homes that have earned the ENERGY STAR® label. The ENERGY STAR label means that your new home has been designed and built to standards well above other homes in the market today. It means better quality, better comfort, and better durability. It also means that your new home is a better value for today and a better investment for tomorrow. The ENERGY STAR label gives you the peace of mind that your home has undergone a better process for inspections, testing, and verification to ensure that it meets strict requirements set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).Peace of Mind. The result of a home that’s built better.With the ENERGY STAR® label on your new home, you can be confident that it will deliver. When ENERGY STAR® requirements are applied to new home construction, an integrated approach to design combined with tried-and-true best building practices adds up to a durable, comfortable home with reduced utility and maintenance costs. Our ENERGY STAR® certified homes have undergone more inspections and testing than typical homes to ensure that your new home was built to higher standards.Enduring Quality. Better systems make all the difference.Purchasing a new home is a big investment, so it’s important to be sure that it’s built to last. We’ve designed all of our new ENERGY STAR® certified homes to include value-adding energy efficiency features and a combination of materials and equipment that will deliver better performance.ENERGY STAR® certified new homes include features like:A complete Thermal Enclosure System that includes comprehensive air sealing, quality-installed insulation, and high-performance windows, to deliver improved comfort and lower utility bills.A high-efficiency Heating, Ventilation, and Cooling System that is designed and installed for optimal performance.A comprehensive Water Management System to protect roofs, walls, and foundations from moisture damage.Energy-efficient Lighting and Appliances to help keep utility bills low, while providing high-quality performance and longevity.Wall-to-Wall Comfort. A better way to live.Ask anyone who lives in an ENERGY STAR® certified home to go back to their old home. They’ll likely say there’s no way they’ll give up the comfort that came with the ENERGY STAR label on their new home. From the moment you walk in the door of an ENERGY STAR® certified home, you’ll see, feel, and hear the difference.Proven Value. A better investment for today and tomorrow.Homes earning the ENERGY STAR® label offer better energy efficiency and performance compared to other homes, making them a better value for today and a better investment for tomorrow. ENERGY STAR® certified homes are at least 10% more energy efficient than homes built to code and achieve a 20% improvement on average.

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The Augusta Floor Plan: Elevate Your Living Space with Vaulted Ceiling...

February 14, 2023

When it comes to designing your dream home, one important feature to consider is the ceiling height. Ceiling height can not only impact the overall aesthetic of your home but also the amount of natural light, and overall feel of the space. And that's where vaulted ceilings come in.Vaulted ceilings are higher than the standard 8-foot height and can range from 10-20, sometimes even. They are characterized by their arched or curved shape, which can add a touch of elegance, sophistication, and grandeur to any room. Vaulted ceilings can also make a room appear larger in scale.The beauty of vaulted ceilings is that they can be incorporated into a variety of design styles, from traditional to modern, to fit  whatever design aesthetic you like. And now, with our new floor plan, The Augusta, you can experience the ultimate vaulted ceilings.The Augusta floor plan is a spacious home that boasts soaring vaulted ceilings in the main living room, creating a grand and inviting atmosphere. The open floor plan allows for lots of natural light to flow in, enhancing the feel of the space. This floorplan features 3 bedrooms, and 2 bathrooms, providing plenty of room for your family.But the Augusta is not just a beautiful home, it's also a functional one. Enjoy cooking in your new kitchen with a spacious walk-in pantry and storage option/upgrades throughout the house, from built-in lockers conveniently accessible by the garage to a built-in bar area off of the kitchen. This layout features large picture windows throughout, allowing for natural light to pour in and fill the space. The master suite is a true oasis, with a spacious bedroom and a luxurious bath. And the additional bedrooms are just as comfortable, each with its own closet and ample natural light.So why settle for a standard ceiling height when you can elevate your home to new heights with The Augusta and its stunning vaulted ceilings? Contact us today to learn more about this floorplan and how we can make your dream home a reality.

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Fill those Cheeks with Sweets!

February 14, 2023

One of our favorite things we L-O-V-E to do is swap our favorite recipes. After all, we're all family here! We have built these beautiful open kitchens and living areas so that you can create sweet memories that will last a lifetime. Why not fill those rooms and cheeks with the sweet smell of treats, big happy smiles, and feel all the love?!So come on, break out those mixing bowls, turn up the oven, play your favorite tunes, gather these delicious ingredients, and make all your friends and family feel loved this Valentine's Day!From our kitchens to yours, happy baking!Recipe Credit: Alice & Lois

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Pat and Andi Broken Arrow, OK | Aspen Crossing Patio Homes

"We feel blessed to be where we are now and love being a part of our community, joining our neighbors on walks and escaping to the lake with our family. We are grateful for our new home and the opportunity to be closer to our loved ones. We would recommend Aspen Crossing and the Capital Homes experience to friends and family without hesitation."

Pat and Andi Broken Arrow, OK | Aspen Crossing Patio Homes

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