Spring is here, and while it may not be a typical one, we welcome pure sunshine and cheerful blooms heralding the new season as we always do. Our thoughts turn to fresh spaces, and making the most of the things we enjoy. Through safe-at-home measures, people have naturally been spending more time at home, reflecting on the things that best enhance their spaces. As a result, home buyers are now more attuned than ever to what they want.

Today, our homes are our personal havens and much more. A secluded home office or separate tech space can go a long way when it comes to enhancing personal productivity while keeping home your sanctuary. More square footage and access to the outdoors creates both breathing room and the spirit of adventure. Whatever your vision for your next home includes—be it a larger yard, an in-law suite, extra bedrooms, or countless other ideals—creative new ways are available to explore and find your perfect fit.

Home shopping looks a little different these days. Builders everywhere are providing new tools and means of researching and discovering the right home for you, without necessarily even stepping inside. Prioritizing your personal comfort, health, and well-being, virtual and in-person options offer a new approach to discovering what homes have to offer.

Virtual tours and private walkthroughs.
Through 3-D virtual tours, it’s possible to view model homes and floor plans while practicing physical distancing. Builders will even offer virtual appointments and video walk-throughs via online platforms such as Zoom, Skype, and FaceTime.

Limited in-person tours.
In addition to virtual options, some builders are offering “smart walkthroughs” where prospective buyers can take a self-guided tour of a home. Prior to the appointment, builders disinfect and unlock the homes, then thoroughly sanitize again afterward. Builders will also offer private-in-person appointments to tour homes, scheduled in advance.

Once you find a home you love, respect for physical distancing and unnecessary travel continues throughout the entire home-buying experience. Buyers can write and sign a contract online, and even choose design finishes through virtual design centers.


As one of Colorado’s premium, well-established neighborhoods, Broomfield’s Anthem community has made getting to know the broad range of options for every family size and stage accessible for all. Not only can you view model homes and many exquisite floor plans at Anthem virtually, you can even explore the community vibe online, touring amenity buildings from the comfort of your own home. Or, you can head out to Anthem and hop on a trail for a walk or bike ride on your own or as a family. All homes throughout the Anthem community are within easy reach of 22 parks, 735 acres of open space, and 48 miles of trails that will take you on excursions throughout the community and connect you to the greater community of Broomfield and beyond.

Anthem Highlands
Close to the Parkside Community Center and pools, as well as two neighborhood schools, Anthem Highlands offers breathtaking views and thriving community. The approximately 32,000-square-foot Parkside Community Center is available exclusively to Anthem Highlands and Anthem Reserve residents, and features full-court indoor and outdoor basketball; sand volleyball; a resort-style swimming pool; a state-of-the-art fitness area, and more. Homes start in the $500s, and include new and quick-move-in homes by reputable builders Richmond American Homes and Lennar.

Anthem Reserve
Positioned at Broomfield’s highest point, Anthem’s private enclave offers spacious home sites thoughtfully situated to take full advantage of the surrounding big views and wide open spaces. Renowned local builders take full advantage of the chance to showcase their very best. Luxury Epic Homes’ stunning floor plans, including ranch and two-story layouts inspired by family living, allow buyers the opportunity to personalize their homes, making each one-of-a-kind. The team at Epic Homes is dedicated to providing a quality experience throughout the whole process, collaborating with customers with the highest level of care.

Offering custom and semi-custom designs, Copper Homes Limited is equally focused on working with buyers to achieve their personal vision, sharing an exclusive collection of semi-custom plans that can be adjusted to specific needs or budget. They can even start from scratch, designing alongside buyers from the ground up. Buyers work directly with Copper’s architects and design team throughout the complete process of building their dream home.

Starting from the $800s, Anthem Reserve homes’ indoor and outdoor living spaces are resonant with graceful character, reflecting both the stunning surrounding scenery and the tastes and lifestyles of the dwellers. Remote but not removed, Anthem Reserve invites residents to take full advantage of all the greater Anthem amenities, including the Parkside Community Center and miles of trails.

Wherever you are in Anthem, the neighborhoods showcase Colorado at its very best, with serene mountain views on all sides, on-trend, unique home designs, beckoning trails and boundless amenities. Established in 2006, Anthem has drawn buyers from throughout the state and beyond from the beginning. Located in Broomfield near Highway 7 and I-25, Anthem Colorado is ideally situated for commuting to Denver, Boulder, and everywhere in between. Home options stretch as far as the sweeping views, with supreme neighborhoods to choose from, acclaimed builders, and one- and two- story homes that range from 1,600 to 6,100 square feet, priced from the $500s to over $1 Million. In other words, something for everyone.

Opportunities in this sought-after community don’t last long. The community is now nearing completion, and it would seem they’ve saved the best for last. With historically low interest rates, this could be a golden opportunity. Such low rates make a difference in the amount you’ll pay for your home over the course of a mortgage, allowing you to get more home for your money. What’s more, being the first to occupy a home in this evolving time has a special appeal. You can count on the utmost in cleanliness, and you can ensure it is exactly what you want. Better yet, with its wide variety, spectacular location, and range of opportunities for all times and seasons, chances are you’ll find a home at Anthem to be precisely what you need.

Get started
If you’re ready to start looking for a new home, don’t hesitate. Take a virtual tour, engage in real-time chat, sign up on Anthem’s interest list at anthemcolorado.com; or, contact builders directly to schedule an appointment.

By Wendy McMillan for At Home.