May 29 2016

Ontario Ranch New Homes Designed for You

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Ontario Ranch New Homes for Sale

Everyone appreciates a personal touch. Customized features improve everything from hot fudge sundaes with extra whipped cream, to luxury home designs with the perfect amenities. When something is designed especially for you, you appreciate it more. Waverly at New Haven is a stunning collection new homes in Ontario Ranch that have been constructed with you in mind.

Waverly homes start with spacious, open floor plans that invite everyone in the family to enjoy their own space. Options range from 2,158 to 2,513 square feet in size. Once you step inside, you’ll get to appreciate the personal touches that have been designed for your needs. In the kitchen, adjustable cabinet shelving and granite countertops help you manage storage space while feeling right at home. An upstairs bonus room gives you the flexibility to deserve. You can create a kids play area or carve out a space for craft projects to suit your lifestyle. Homebuyers will have three floor plans to choose from with 4 to 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and a 2 car garage.

Waverly is a part of the larger New Haven community. This thoughtfully-constructed neighborhood incorporates plenty of shared green spaces to create an inviting environment. There’s no end to the way that Waverly homes cater to your needs. Prices for these houses start from the low to mid $400,000s. Join the Waverly at New Haven interest list to learn about sales opportunity.

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May 28 2016

Santa Clarita New Homes that Showcases Luxury

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Homes for Sale in Santa Clarita CA

What’s the true mark of quality? When it comes to food products you’ll often see seals like “Grade A” stamped on the packaging. That’s a clear visual indicator that you’re getting a high-end commodity. When it comes to buying a new home, the signs aren’t as clear. There’s no universal stamp that says “this is a fine home.” Instead, the mark of quality comes from a combination of details. Highglen at Five Knolls is a neighborhood that prides itself on delivering detail-oriented, quality homes.

For starters, Highglen homes come with huge floor plans that offer plenty of flexibility and opportunities for customization. Designs ranging from 3,788 to 4,235 square feet give you plenty of options with up to 6 bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms. On top of the space, these homes include touches like a gourmet kitchen, three-bay garage, and a bonus room. These are the features that create a great daily living experience. An outdoor room provides the ideal venue for entertaining or relaxation.

As part of the Five Knolls community, Highglen homes come with a great view and plenty of shared green spaces. By fostering a social atmosphere, the creators of Highglen ensure that you always feel at home, even when you’re not physically in your house. Prices for these new Santa Clarita homes for sale start from the $700,000s. To schedule a showing of Highglen at Five Knolls model homes, join the Highglen interest list today!

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May 27 2016

Brighton at Five Knolls Rises to the Top

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Santa Clarita New Homes for Sale

When you’re searching for a new home, you want to find the best of the best. It’s a long process, so being satisfied with your choice is important. A luxury new community in Santa Clarita rises to the top both metaphorically and literally. Brighton at Five Knolls is an elegant neighborhood full of top-notch home designs. Set amongst the titular knolls, every home has a fantastic view of the tranquil surrounding scenery.

You’ll discover a refreshing lifestyle living in the Five Knolls area. Flush with parks and trails winding around the knolls, the community provides you with plenty of opportunities to get outside and play. That atmosphere fosters a social feeling amongst neighbors and friends. Plus, when you’re not out exploring the environment, you’ll enjoy a picturesque sight of it from the comfort of your backyard. Features like an outdoor living room allow the floor plans to blend together seamlessly.

With options from 3,116 to 3,470 square feet, you can choose the spacious design that best suits your needs. Brighton homes feature bonus rooms, guest suites, and dens/offices to accommodate every aspect of a well-rounded lifestyle. Prices for these delightful homes start from the $600,000s. To learn more please call home builder Brookfield Residential at 888-222-7174.

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May 26 2016

New Homes in Menifee are Now Selling at Province

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Menifee CA New Homes for Sale

You’ll spend most of your free time at home, so you want to make sure you love the house in which you live. If your current residence isn’t cutting it, consider a new option that caters to any number of lifestyles. You never know what the future will hold, so it’s important that your home is adaptable. Province at Audie Murphy Ranch in Menifee features large home designs that accommodate anyone from growing families to empty nesters.

Room options are abundant in these Menifee homes. Features like dens, living suites, and bonus rooms give you flexibility. Your new home shouldn’t feel like a cookie cutter mold; it should a home you are able to shape and customize. Designs ranging from 2,949 to 3,488 square feet increase the adaptability of these homes. You’ll love the expansive great rooms, media rooms, and spacious secondary bedrooms. This Menifee community caters to all of your needs.

In addition to its free-flowing designs, Province has the benefit of being located in the master planned development of Audie Murphy Ranch. The community’s 11-acre sports park offers playgrounds, soccer fields, and a skate park. Everyone has a place in Province. Prices start from the low $400,000’s. Schedule a showing today by joining the Province at Audie Murphy Ranch interest list.

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May 25 2016

New Haven Provides Benefits of Master-Planned Community

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New Haven Club House

When it comes to any big project, two heads are better than one. If you pool your resources you can accomplish more together than you ever could alone. This concept applies to selecting a new place to call home. When you choose a neighborhood that is part of a master-planned community, you get so many added benefits like thoughtful designs and first-class amenities. New Haven is a stunning new collection of homes for sale in Ontario Ranch. You’ll love the perks that come with calling this master-planned community “home.”

The social atmosphere of New Haven is unmistakable. Shared green areas encourage neighbors to spend time outside and connect with one another. Recreational features in the center of the community offer plenty of ways to play. You’ll enjoy access to a family pool, kids splash zone, and spacious clubhouse for daily use. Fire pits, barbecues, and a super playground give you even more ways to unwind.

When it comes time to choose a specific home for you and your family, New Haven provides plenty of options. The neighborhoods of Holiday, Summerset, and Waverly offer variable sizes to best fit the needs of you and your family. Regardless of which community you choose, you’ll be able to take advantage of all of New Haven’s amenities. To learn more about New Haven homes, get in touch or schedule a showing today by filling out an interest request.

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May 24 2016

Marlowe at Playa Vista Praised by Publications

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Home for Sale in Westside Los Angeles

The popularity of Marlowe at Playa Vista is growing. When it comes to finding a home for sale in Los Angeles, no new community offers more of an urban glamour then the new homes of Marlowe. Marlowe at Playa Vista has already gained great recognition from local publications on the sophisticated designs of these Westside Los Angeles homes. This urban housing community’s got the goods.

Praise from the Los Angeles Times, LA Home, The Hollywood Reporter, DIGS, Racked, and more has brought Marlowe at Playa Vista center stage. This luxury housing community is being lauded as a “tech hub” that sits at the “head of the creative class.” That’s because these homes come with stylish modern features. You get a combination of luxury and loft-style living all in the same spacious home. Choose from floor plans ranging between 3,123 and 3,341 square feet in size with up to 5 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms.

It’s easy to see why Marlowe homes have so many excited. With a prime Los Angeles location near Marina del Rey, Venice, and Santa Monica, you’re never far from the beach. The shops at Runway and The Resort offer recreation opportunities right at your doorstep. Prices start from the mid $2 million’s. To learn more, call Marlowe sale’s office at 888-212-5343 to schedule a private showing.

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May 20 2016

15 Tips for First Time Homebuyers

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First Time Homebuyers

When buying your first home, there are a lot of unknowns and it is easy to get caught up in a situation you are not prepared for. Here are fifteen tips that will guide you to making smart decisions on the purchase of your first home.

1. Loan
The preapproval process for a home loan is an important step when buying a home as it will let you know how much you qualify for. However, it takes some time to get the needed documents organized and sent to the loan officer. So make sure the first step you take when buying a new home is getting preapproved. You don’t want to start looking for homes in the $450,000s when it turns out you only qualify for $410,000.

2. House Hunting
Here comes the fun part: searching for your new home. Best advice here, is try to not get overwhelmed. You are going to check out many properties, some you will love, others you will not. It’s very common to get excited about a home, place an offer and get outbid, especially in a booming market. Just remember the perfect home for you is out there, you just have to stay positive.

3. Homeowners Insurance
Once you find out what type of home you are going to be purchasing, whether it be single family, townhome or condo, you will need to start shopping for homeowners insurance. Insurance companies offer different type of homeowners insurance for different types of properties, which is why it is smart to start shopping around for the best rates after you know what type of home you will be purchasing.

4. Open House
If looking to buy a resale home, make sure you don’t visit the home only during the open house viewing. Open houses can be crowded and loud and can cause you to miss details like cracks in the wall or stains on the carpet, as well as traffic noise outside.

5. The Community
Make sure when you are looking for a home to buy, you check out the community as well. Are the neighbors loud? Does the community seem family-friendly? Is there a park nearby for the kids? Is there a grocery store close by? If you commute to work, do you have quick and easy access to the freeway? And remember a home’s appraisal is based on the surrounding homes. You will want to make sure the other homes in the neighborhood are well kept so you can count on your home appreciating in value over time.

6. Think Outside the Box
Let’s face it, if money was no object we all would have the home of our dreams. Unfortunately, that is not the case for many of us. Be willing to compromise. Don’t turn down to view a home just because the exterior is not what you were hoping for or the yard is smaller then what you hoped for. You may miss out on a great floor plan inside.

7. Ask Questions
No one is an expert the first time they do something, and the same thing goes for buying your first home. Don’t be afraid to ask your realtor or new home sales specialist any questions you may have. Chances are they have been asked the same question by a pervious buyer. There are no stupid questions when it comes to the biggest purchase of your life.

8. Warning Signs
In real estate, there is an unspoken rule that if a home has 3 unfixable flaws, a homebuyer should walk away. Say a home has airport noise, no street parking and is in a flood zone. DO NOT PURCHASE THIS HOME!

Home Staging

9. Staging
There is a reason why staged homes sell quicker and for more money. They highlight a home’s attributes. But, you can be missing out on a hidden gem if you bypass a home because the house is cluttered and un-staged. Look past a home’s furnishings and pay attention to the little details like molding, fixtures and floor plan.

10. Placing an Offer
When you find the home you have been looking for and are ready to place an offer, talk to your agent about the absolute max price you are willing to pay. Then place an offer below that value and include anything you want the seller to contribute towards escrow or in the sale of the home. For example, you can ask they include the refrigerator and washer dryer or that they pay for the inspection. This will give you negotiating power if they come back with a higher offer.

11. Negotiations
We all want to feel like the one walking away with the best deal. But you will save in the long run if you let the seller win. When you place your first offer ask for more than what you are expecting to get (see tip 10). That way, when the seller counters, you can take off some items you where demanding for in the first offer, but really never expected to get. That way it seems like you are willing to compromise, and that will make the seller less likely to come back again with another counter offer after you already negotiated to meet their demands.

12. Non-Fixtures
Anything not attached permanently to the property like appliances, hot tubs and even potted trees are not fixtures and not included in the sale of the home. If you want any non-fixtures included in the sale of the home, make sure it is said so in the contract.

13. Inspections
While a home inspection can be a financial burden, especially to a first time homebuyer, it’s an investment you do not want to pass up. You don’t want to purchase a home and find out a year later the foundation is cracking and the repair cost is a fortune. Instead, pay for the inspection and if any major damage comes up, you can ask the seller to lower the cost of the home accordingly.

14. Closing Costs
The cost of closing catches many first time homebuyers off guard. You will not only be responsible for the down payment, but you may have to pay prepaid interest, escrow fees and transfer tax fees. Ask your lender for a list of all the upfront cost you are required to pay.

15. Moving
Here is list of items needing to be accomplished for an easy move:

A) Start packing — it takes FOREVER (well it seems like that). Make sure to take your time and label each box with its items and what room it belongs in. Keep your clothes on the hangers to save both packing and unpacking time.
B) Book your mover.
C) Contact the post office to forward your mail to the new address.
    a. Make sure when you receive the forwarded mail you contact the sender and give them your new address.
D) Give the DMV your new address.
E) Donate any food, clothes or furniture that you do not want to take with you to your new home.

Now go and conquer the American dream of home ownership!

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May 19 2016

Legado at Portola Springs in Irvine Offers Spacious Home Designs

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Irvine Homes for Sale at Legado

Open is better than closed. When you’re open to new ideas, you learn about yourself and discover a new way of thinking. In that way, floor plans are like people. Open floor plans offer so many more possibilities. The additional space promotes a fresh atmosphere for thinking, and provides options for entertaining. Legado at Portola Springs in Irvine uses open-concept designs to compose floor plans that are both stylish and functional.

Step inside one of these spacious homes to find between 2,040 and 2,382 square feet at your disposal. Abundant sources of natural light will let the sunshine pour into your home and create an inviting environment. Open chef-inspired kitchens make culinary ambition a fun and inventive pursuit. You’ll be able to host friends and family alike in these fluid designs. Optional outdoor rooms and glass bi-fold doors give the floor plans a seamless feel. The classic Spanish inspired architecture with shared plazas enhances this charming community with resort style amenities including two new parks.

Legado homes bring out the best of Irvine. The open designs pair nicely with the open possibilities for entertainment and recreation. Woodbury Town Center and nearby restaurants give you plenty to do. Prices for Legado at Portola Springs start from the high $700,000’s up to high $800,000's. To learn more about the open concept designed new homes in Irvine, CA call home builder Brookfield Residential at 888-341-0409.

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May 18 2016

Everly at Playa Vista: Where Coastal-Cool Meets Modern Elegance

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Westside of Los Angeles New Homes for Sale

Purchasing a new home is a big move that requires planning and patience. You want to find that perfect home that provides everything you want in a living situation. That home probably looks something like Everly at Playa Vista.

Located on the Westside of Los Angeles in Playa Vista, Everly has everything at its' doorstep. Trendy eateries, shopping, parks, and restaurants are all within walking distance of these luxury urban-style houses. Just a mile away, you can dip your toes into the waters of the Pacific Ocean. Enjoy the shops at Runway, The CenterPointe Club, and The Resort with the ease and convenience of local living. Living in the heart of Silicon Beach, near top-tech companies like Google and Yahoo foster a spirit of innovation in the surrounding area and put Everly homes on the forefront of modern living.

Urban-influenced home designs give buyers options from 2,318 to 2,449 square feet. Chic single family home floor plans range from 3 to 5 bedrooms, 3.5 to 4 bathrooms and 2 car garage. Modern elegance meets laid-back sophistication in these versatile properties. You’ll find prices starting from the $2 millions. To learn more, join the Everly at Playa Vista interest list today!

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May 17 2016

Whittier New Homes with Resort-Style Amenities

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New Homes for Sale in Whittier, CA

People usually think of amenities as icing on the cake — extras that enhance an already good deal. When it comes to Cameo, a community of new homes for sale in Whittier, CA that is exactly what you will find! These luxury single family homes give you all kinds of recreational opportunities to get excited about. Backed by some incredible home designs, this neighborhood packs in loads of great features.

First, and perhaps most important, Cameo is within walking distance of top-rated area schools. That means you’ll be able to take care of your children as well as yourself. Additionally, Cameo gives you connections to 19 local parks and scenic trails. The Whittier Greenway Trail spills off into all sorts of nature-enclosed options. La Mirada Creek Park, Vista del Valle Park, and La Bonita Sports Complex are all in the area, giving you a place to get out and play. Golfers in the family can hit the links at a variety of golf courses as well.

Home designs themselves range from 2,613 to 3,674 square feet with up to 6 bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms. You can choose to adapt your floor plan anyway you see fit. Santa Barbara, Early California and Spanish architectural influences provide noteworthy home exteriors as well. Prices start from the $700,000’s to $800,000’s. To tour the new model homes at Cameo, call home builder Brookfield Residential at 888-328-0137.

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