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Mallard Ridge: New Construction in Johnstown, CO

Johnstown’s newest development has started selling

Mallard Ridge, a new development in Johnstown, Colo. has started selling. This D.R. Horton neighborhood is close to new schools with local restaurants and amenities just a short drive away. It is a fantastic location to call home.

Mallard Ridge – What we know

If you have driven down Highway 60 in Johnstown, you have likely seen Johnstown’s newest development has started selling. D.R. Horton broke ground at Mallard Ridge in the late fall of 2020 and has model homes open for browsing.

Mallard Ridge sits on the southeast corner of Hwy 60 and Colorado Blvd. With nine floorplans ranging from 1,635 – 2,718 sq. ft., D.R. Horton has both two-story and ranch-style homes available. The community plans 260 single-family lots complete with parks and walking/biking trails.

I-25 is a quick 2-mile drive, and then off to the first Colorado Buc-ee’s location, Johnstown Plaza, Loveland, Greeley, Fort Collins, and Denver for all your shopping and entertainment needs.

District RE-5J to Build New Schools near Mallard Ridge

Residents of Mallard Ridge will not only be getting a new home but also new schools close by. Directly west of Mallard Ridge is the existing neighborhood of Clearview. A new, state-of-the-art elementary, Elwell Elementary School, sits in Clearview and is within walking distance for Mallard Ridge residents.

In addition to the new elementary, Weld RE-5J also opened the new, impressive Roosevelt High School just down the road which is also within walking distance of Mallard Ridge.

Is New Construction a Good Buy?

New construction is a great way to buy. Home maintenance is significantly lower and you have the peace of mind knowing you are the only person that has lived in the home. You can be confident all systems are new, energy-efficient, and under warranty.

Buyers will want to be aware of the upgrades. You may want a third bay for your garage, different flooring, cabinets, or countertops. Perhaps some appliances and blinds? Upgrades and add-ons can significantly raise the price of the home. The builder may offer incentives or discounts on certain items, but additions will often affect the price of the home.

As with any home, there are also costs to consider after closing, but especially with a new build. Building a home may not include, or it may be more cost-effective to purchase some items separate from the construction contract. Items to consider are appliances, landscaping, and fencing.

Should You Use a Realtor with New Construction?

Can you walk into the model home and sign a contract with the builder? Yes, and a lot of people do. But it is to your advantage to have a professional Realtor representing you. A builder Realtor is contractually there to represent the builder and their interests, not yours. A professional Realtor working for you does not change the price of the home, nor will being unrepresented lower the cost of your home. New construction builders include realtor costs in the base price of a home. With an experienced Realtor representing you, you’ll know your financial interests are represented and protected.

If you are considering buying a new construction home, contact me, and let’s discuss your situation and the current market. I will set you up for success, alleviate stress, and lead you through every step of the home buying process.

I’m here to represent you and your best interests. If you have questions or want to discuss the Northern Colorado market and how it affects you, reach out to me today. I would love to hear from you and am always available to answer questions and discuss my home Northern Colorado market with you.

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Floor plan scope of work

Scope of work

Square footage is taken from outside measurements per ANSI (American National Standards Institute) guidelines, which are the guidelines to which HUD refers. Basements are defined as any level with any amount below grade; anything below grade labels the entire level basement. Finished rooms must be to the same level of finish as the rest of the home, be accessible through a continuous finished area, and on the same heating and/or cooling system. For homes where outside measurements are inaccessible, inside measurements are used, and an addition of .5’ is added for the outside wall. In rooms with sloping ceilings, the area measured is from where the ceiling is at least 5’ high, with 50% or more of that area being at least 7’ high. In rooms that are not square or rectangular, measurements are usually taken from the longest points.

Room sizes may be rounded to the nearest .5’. Bedrooms are measured excluding closets. 

Kitchens are measured wall-to-wall and include the nook, if applicable. Condos: The measurement of condos is not covered under ANSI. Condos are measured from interior walls. All other rules referred to above for single-family homes are the same. Townhomes and other Attached Dwellings with a Lot and Block legal description: Attached dwellings are measured from the centerline between units. Exterior walls are measured from the exterior if accessible. If not accessible, we use inside measurements and then adjust for the width of the exterior wall. All other rules referred to above for single-family homes are the same. The square footage totals on the attached floorplan are estimations and should not be relied upon for any purpose other than marketing the property stated above. All measurements are believed to be accurate, but it is not uncommon for two professionals to come up with different figures. The floor plan is meant to show a general layout of the home and does not account for the walls’ thickness or other architectural features. 

Outdoor areas: pens, runs, and arenas are measured to the best of our ability. This is not a survey and these areas are estimated.

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Floor Plan Pricing

Fee Schedule

Total Sq. Ft.

0 – 1,1999

2,000 – 2,999

3,000 – 3,999

4,000 – 4,999

5,000 +


Complex Outbuildings


Travel Charges

Extra Trip (due to incorrect information)

Total Sq. Ft.





$275 + $50/1,000 sq. ft.

$10 each

$20 each

$30 each

$0.65 per mile over 30 miles round trip


Difficulty charge may apply for angles other than 45 or 90 degrees.

Features included in base price

Total square feet

Total finished square feet finished

Square feet w/o basement

Basement square feet

% of basement finished

Per level square footage


Interior dimensions

Floor coverings

Kitchen counters


Garage dimensions



Patios and decks


Bathroom fixtures

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