Building Smart

‘Building smart’?” You wonder. What if you were to climb into a capsule atop a huge rocket that, minutes away, will shoot you into orbit? What if you just learned that the people that built your rocket were not smart engineers? In fact, some were not qualified engineers at all. I bet you’d be a… Read more »

Final Special Weekend Open in River Heights, Oct 22-23

  Thanks to the wonderful folks who braved the weather last weekend. We can’t wait to see more of you this weekend! Forecast is a little rain, but no storm. Dates: October  22-23 Times: Saturday 12-5 p.m., Sunday 1-5 p.m. Win Tickets to the Duck Game Come on out and enter to win a pair… Read more »

Lots for Sale in Hayden Bridge

Beautiful building sites in River Heights. You do not need to build now or in the near future to purchase a lot. You are not restricted to build with Breeden. But we do have some wonderful building packages, so be sure to ask. Please contact us for a lot map or a plot map for… Read more »

Questions about House Size? We have Answers!

1st Time Home Buyers, Home Design, Land Issues, Smart Building What size house can I build in River Heights? The minimum finished and heated square footage of a home in River Heights is 1,700 square feet. (According to the Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions (CC&Rs)) Does this mean that I can’t build some of the smaller… Read more »

New Homes Going up at River Heights

The weather is warming, trees are leafing and we are actively building in our beautiful Springfield neighborhood. River Heights features beautiful walking trails, stately trees, and lovely views making this neighborhood a remarkable place to live. Yet, you are only 10 minutes from River Bend, close to shopping, and the heart of Eugene is just… Read more »

It’s not the fast food motto, “super size me”…

More visitors to our model home these days are saying, “I want to downsize”. Perhaps it’s the economic times, or a transition into retirement, or a trend to go smaller. Whatever the age group or the reason, the new home builder has a big challenge. Home has become an ever diverse place for the individual… Read more »

Acronyms: In the Automobile and Building Industry (with John)

Vince, Tommy, Mick and Nikki stand around the water cooler to have a real guy’s moment. They are talking about cars. Tommy quips, “Dude, my new car has MPFI which makes having ABS and SRS super critical.” Vince replies, “Sweet, my new ride has DOHCs which helps increase my MPG and MPH.” Nikki pops in… Read more »

Q&A with our CEO – Green HVAC

Less talk and more walk. I’ve been talking about “Green” ideas and part of that conversation has included the heating system. So now is the time to show you what we mean. The question is: What is the best way to condition your home environment? Let me borrow heavily from a “Green” publication – the… Read more »

Look for Trends on the 2010 Tour of Homes

The 2010 Home Builders Association of Lane County Tour of Homes begins this weekend on July 24th and promises to inspire with design innovation, energy efficiency, and new technology. I hope you plan to attend. Countless articles in building industry trade magazines as well as all the popular media talk about a sea change in… Read more »

How Much Are the Taxes on this Home? with our Realtor

“What are the taxes…?” It’s a frequent question from visitors to our model home. If my visitor is in the 55+ age crowd, I can expect this question to arise nearly every time. If you’ve owned your home in Lane County for many years, you know the considerable break you’re getting in property taxes versus… Read more »