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  • Writer's pictureMariel Megan Ross

Building a new home: Everything you need to know, in one spot

Updated: Apr 10, 2019

Check out our library of tips and tricks for building new homes

A Parkwood home in Littleton's Sterling Ranch

Thinking about building a new home? Have questions? You've come to the right place.

I've been fortunate to have had the opportunity to help clients build over 50 homes in Denver the last four years (including my own!) with almost every major builder, and I have a wealth of information I'd like to share with you. Throw on your construction hard hat with me and check out our library of new build videos and articles below!

The Roundup's new build library applies to many different builders, including Lennar, CalAtlantic, Parkwood, Wonderland, Taylor Morrison, Meritage, Brookfield, Richmond, TriPointe, Dream Finders, Inifinity, and Thrive, among others. That said, each builder has its own nuances, so if you have any specific questions, shoot me a note at

Last, if you'd like to learn about our new home services, be sure to check out this article - How does a realtor fit into the new home build process (and ... what's the cost)?

New Home Construction Library

What's the story with builder contracts?

Can I make changes to my builder contract? Can I terminate my contract after I sign? What about earnest money, appraisals, and everything else?

Design center fun!

How to choose between potentially dozens of different flooring, cabinet, countertop, paint, and tile options?

My 3 best tips for the design center will point you in the right direction.

The inside scoop on new home pricing

So ... how much is that Lennar, Parkwood, or any other builder home going to cost? Follow me as I tour a home and talk pricing.

So ... what's a pre-drywall walk?

Everything you need to know about your pre-drywall inspection.

What do you need to know about new home warranties?

Did you know your builder will give you a warranty on your home? Great ... but what does this mean? Real estate attorney Alex explains.

If you remember nothing else, remember these 4 tips

After helping clients build over 50 new homes in Denver (including my own!) here’s what I’ve learned.

More videos and articles to come - be sure to check back!

Mariel Ross is a realtor who specializes in helping clients budget for, design, and build their dream homes. At Focus Real Estate we've helped clients build hundreds of new homes around Denver with Lennar, Parkwood, Richmond, Wonderland, and many other builders. Learn more about what I do here. If you'd like to chat, shoot me a note at and be sure to "Like" the Roundup on Facebook. The Sterling Ranch Roundup is powered by Focus Real Estate.

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