Richmond American Homes to Begin Presales for Mariposa December 2022

Richmond American Homes to Begin Presales for Mariposa December 2022

Posted on October 3, 2022

Seven Floorplan Options will be Available in Rio Rancho Master-Planned Community’s Newest Neighborhood Outside Albuquerque


(Albuquerque, N.M.) September 27, 2022 – Real estate investment and development company Mariposa East, LP, an affiliate of Harvard Investments, announces Richmond American Homes (RAH) anticipates beginning presales in Rio Rancho master-planned community Mariposa in December 2022. Richmond American Homes will offer seven different floor plans for its 174 single-family lots within the new neighborhood, known as Seasons at Monarch, about 30 miles north of Albuquerque.


Seasons at Monarch will feature both ranch and two-story Richmond American Homes floor plans ranging from 1,590 to 2,630 square feet with three-to-six-bedroom options. Two of the anticipated floor plans will also be part of Richmond’s UltraGarage® line with attached RV garages, an incredibly desirable offering for the outdoor-loving, adventureseeking Mariposa residents. UltraGarage® is an attached, extra-tall garage designed to house a range of vehicles. Floor plans that offer this feature also have traditional garage bays for everyday vehicles, so everything has its own space.


Tim Brislin, senior vice president for Mariposa East, LP., said having Richmond American Homes join Mariposa is a tremendous opportunity for area homebuyers. “Richmond American is a premier homebuilder. Having them build in Rio Rancho’s most highly sought-after master-planned community brings a combination many homebuyers are seeking. It should give them peace of mind knowing they’re getting a quality-built home in a highly desirable area. These homes can be customized in a wide variety of ways to make them the perfect fit for each family’s individual lifestyle and life stage.”


Seasons at Monarch home sales are currently anticipated to begin in mid-December 2022 with three model homes; Copper, Sapphire and Moonstone, expected to be completed in second quarter of 2023. This marks the first significant project for Richmond American Homes in the Albuquerque area.


“To say we are excited to be a part of Mariposa would be an understatement. We’ve seen this master-planned community grow and draw homeowners seeking the type of homes we offer, and we are thrilled to be able to meet that demand,” said David Newell, Division President New Mexico for Richmond American Homes.
All seven models available within the Seasons at Monarch neighborhood will come with modern options for personalization. Richmond American Homes homebuyers will meet with a professional design consultant to choose colors, textures, finishes and fixtures for their new home. This allows each new home to better reflect homeowners’ personal taste and lifestyle.


Albuquerque-based Price Land Development Group has also been an integral partner for Richmond and Mariposa East, preparing the parcel for Richmond and now serving as their General Contractor for Seasons. “Communities like Mariposa are special. The location, existing high-caliber builders and amenities, the developer team with a clear vision and impeccable standards, and of course the unparalleled Mariposa Preserve which opens up the natural beauty of New Mexico to every Mariposa community member.  Thoughtful planning with Richmond’s team allows us to ensure this next phase, and the stunning Seasons neighborhood, continue to build on the existing culture, community and character of Mariposa,” said Garret Price, president of Price Land Development Group.


New residents will enjoy the location, with homes situated on 50 acres on the northeast end of Mariposa, offering more than 14 acres of open space, views of the Sandia Mountains and a new neighborhood park named Longwing. The park is anticipated to include a picnic ramada and grill, plus a shaded play structure, sandbox, a butterfly habitat, and a turf area for games and sports. Monarch residents will also have access to Mariposa’s existing pools, fitness center, parks and other award-winning community amenities.

Additionally, residents have direct access to the 2,200-acre Mariposa Preserve, a dedicated open space protected in perpetuity and used for recreational and educational purposes. The preserve offers more than 10 miles of trails and breathtaking views of the New Mexico high desert and surrounding mountain ranges.


Mariposa’s proximity to Rio Rancho’s top-ranked schools, healthcare facilities, community parks and more are also perks for homebuyers. Find out more about Mariposa and what makes it the premier master-planned community in Northern New Mexico by visiting


About Harvard Investments

Harvard Investments, Inc. is a real estate investment and development company with real estate holdings throughout the western United States. Harvard combines experience, integrity, and financial stability to create high quality, environmentally sensitive, profitable communities. Harvard’s Canadian parent, the Hill Companies, is a privately held diversified company involved in real estate development including construction and leasing of commercial office buildings and retail properties, oil and gas production and distribution, broadcasting, surety bonding, and insurance. The Hill Companies celebrated its 118th year of continuous family ownership and operation in 2021. To learn more visit


About Richmond American Homes

Richmond American companies have been in business for over 40 years and are known for their inspired floor plans, quality construction and unwavering commitment to customer satisfaction. However, personalization is what truly distinguishes Richmond American from other leading national homebuilders. Visit


About M.D.C. Holdings, Inc.

Operating under the name Richmond American Homes, MDC’s homebuilding subsidiaries have built more than 220,000 homes since 1977. Among the nation’s largest homebuilders, MDC’s subsidiary companies have operations in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Idaho, Maryland, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia and Washington. Mortgage lending, plus insurance and title services are offered by the following MDC subsidiaries, respectively: HomeAmerican Mortgage Corporation, American Home Insurance Agency, Inc. and American Home Title and Escrow Company. M.D.C. Holdings, Inc. is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “MDC.” For more information, visit


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