July 13 2009

Mahogany - New Homes in San Marcos

by racheal

With stunning valley views and situated in the hills of San Marcos, is the charming new community for sale by Brookfield called Mahogany at Old Creek Ranch. Features Spanish, Craftsman, Bungalow and English Country architectural styles.

Beside the amazing views is the more impressive location of these new homes in San Marcos, Mahogany is within minutes from world famous attractions: Balboa Park, San Diego Wild Animal Park, San Diego Zoo, SeaWorldLegoland and Legoland’s newly opened aquarium. Mahogany’s North County location sits among the rolling hills of San Marcos, south of the 78, east of the 5 and west of the 15. Mahogany has access to a network of hiking trails, exceptional shopping opportunities, and much more.

 Accessible from within the neighborhood of Mahogany is Old Creek Ranch. Old Creek Ranch is the city of San Marcos’ 18-mile maze of hiking trails, 19-acre Community Park with ball fields, soccer field, picnic areas, an off-leash dog park and community center. Within a few minutes’ drive of Mahogany is Restaurant Row, which offers more than a block of a wide variety of dinning opportunities from casual to formal experiences. After dinner you can enjoy a movie at the nearby stadium-seating movie theater.Immediately west of Old Creek Ranch is the Carlsbad community of La Costa. La Costa is well known for its four-star resort and spa, as well as abundant shopping arenas. The Forum at Carlsbad is among the most popular places to shop in the region, and it’s only a short drive from Mahogany.

Not only does Mahogany offer a prime location, this new community also provides floor plans with a range of flexible and convenient living spaces, including bonus rooms, lofts, master bedroom retreats, a downstairs master bedroom suite, office spaces, tech centers, and more. These new homes in San Marcos, at Mahogany span 3,090 to 3,875 square feet and include 4 to 5 bedrooms and 3.5 to 4.5 baths and pricing starts in the $600,000s. There are four distinctive two-story floor plans; soon the collection will include a single story floor plan with four bedrooms, 2.5 baths and a 2 car garage. Brookfield Homes gives the homeowner lavish features to add to their Mahogany new home. Some of these amazing features are:

In the Kitchen: granite splash and full height at cook top, Jenn Air appliances available in stainless steel, and standard recycle bins make eco-living easy.

Throughout the home: oil-rubbed bronze hardware for all interior doors, convenient interior laundry room complete with stained cabinets, cultured marble countertop and sink with pull-out Delta spray faucet, and maple cabinetry stained to match the balance of the house.

Security System: 8 zone system and control panel, garage entry keypad, prewired master bedroom, motion detector, and contacts on all first level doors and windows.
Mahogany is located at 1756 Burbury Way, San Marcos, CA 92078 and hours are Monday: 1pm to 5pm, Tuesday - Sunday 10am to 5pm or call at (760) 752-3001.      





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July 13 2009

Selling Your House…. Quick!

by racheal

People sell their homes for various factors. They might need to move due to relocation of a job, foreclosure, or are in need of immediate cash because of certain unavoidable circumstances. Whatever the reason for selling your home, pre planning is needed. So before you proceed with selling, here are some guidelines you can follow.

ONE:  Analyze the value of your house:

It always results in nothing when you claim for a bigger amount then your home is really worth. So understand the real value you will get for the house and then go for a deal.

TWO:  Calculate the costs of buyng a new home:

 If you are selling your house, you definitely need a new home. Based on this, determine the date for which you start the exact selling processes.

THREE:  Make all necessary repairs

Make all the necessary repairs needed before putting your house on the market. It is always better to do all the maintenance work and repairs before you put your house on the market so you don’t have to worry about a counter offer from the potential buyer.

 FOUR:  Get your home ready for display:

Once you are done with all the maintenance work and repairs, it is time to display your house for selling.  Unclutter your home from all those knick-nacks and open all blinds or turn on all lights to give the illusion of a spacious interior.

You should have some basic awareness on the present market situation, with competitive prices available and the marketing techniques. Selling your home may be easier if you use a real estate agent. Choosing the right real estate agent is necessary for selling your home as it is attached with so much commitment and investment. Experience in the field should be taken into consideration and it is always better if you go with someone you already know or trust when choosing a realtor.

You should always plan the right agenda before you sell your house and go with the same until the sale is over. So all you need is the right planning, administration, and determination to sell your house effectively and fast.


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July 13 2009

Want to live in Money Magazine’s “Hottest Town” ?

by racheal

Cary is a thriving community in the heart of the Triangle area of North Carolina. The Triangle area has repeatedly ranked among the top regions in the country to live, to find a home, and to raise a family. The January 2004 issue of Money Magazine names Cary, N.C. as the Hottest Town in the East and Best Places to Live in 2006.

Greystone, one of Cary’s most successful new home communities for sale by M/I Homes is located in that “Hottest Town of the East”. With fresh and innovative home designs, superior construction quality, and a community designed for today's lifestyle. Greystone offers an abundance of amenities to its homeowners such as pools, a clubhouse, a playground, volleyball court, and wooded half-acre homesites. M/I Homes also constructed several walking and biking trails throughout this new community for sale, which will sure to please the outdoor enthusiast's.

Greystone offers two phases. The Gabels at Greystone and Greystone Mews Townhomes. The Gabels at Greystone offers single family homes with 3-4 bedrooms, 2.5-3 bathrooms, 2 car garage, and range from 2,547 to 3,017 sq. ft. The Greystone Mews Townhomes are two-story, 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, 2 car garages and 1,855-1,951 sq. ft. Greystone prices range from $204,990 - $466,150.

If buying a new home in a town known as one of the “Best Places to Live” sounds enticing, come check out the Greystone community. Located on 1005 Winterborne Drive, Cary, NC 27519. Hours are Mon-Fri 11am-6pm; Sat 10am-5pm; Sun 1pm-6pm or call 919-462-1701 for more information.



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July 10 2009

Three Reasons to Invest in Raleigh Homes

by racheal

LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION! Raleigh North Carolina is one of the few cities were old fashioned neighborhoods, downtown urban living, and wilderness adventures are just steps away from each other. With an opportunity to live in downtown, a close knit community, or a spacious open neighborhood, chances are that Raleigh has a community that fits your life style.

Downtown Raleigh is everything a first class city has to offer. There is a variety of shops and stores. Take for example City Market, a shopping venue combining the charm of Historic Raleigh with the contemporary flare of galleries and boutiques offering everything from high-end retail shops to The Barkery, a health food store for dogs and cats. After you have built up an appetite from shopping don’t worry, there are many tantalizing restaurants to choose from. Like the 101 Lounge and Café, this offers an urban atmosphere, street side seating and an upstairs lounge.  After a delicious meal, enjoy a few drinks with friends or dance the night away at one of the popular nightclubs! With shopping, eating and dancing all in one location, no wonder why downtown Raleigh is the fastest growing urban area in North Carolina. If downtown urban living is for you, downtown Raleigh is the place to invest in a new condo for sale. Once you make downtown your new home, make sure not to miss out on one of Down Town Raleigh’s sponsored events, such as the Hot Summer Nights, which is always guaranteed to be a blast! 

After a wild night experiencing Downtown, you can recoup by having a lazy day at Historic Oakwood. Located near downtown Raleigh, Oakwood is an intact nineteenth century neighborhood with hundreds of homes representing many architectural styles. Many have been restored and maintained to their original form. Enjoy a refreshing walk along Glenwood South tree-lined street and stroll through the N.C Museum of History. Afterward head over to the Lincoln Theatre that showcases the most talented and diverse selections of live music. The Lincoln Theatre was voted the Best Live Music Venue in the Triangle! With many new communities for sale, enjoying these relaxing sites can be just steps away from your front door.

For the more outdoorsy type Anderson Point Park is for you. With four miles of trails that travel throughout the park and a breathtaking trail that follows along the Neuse River. Once you walk alongside the river, take in the scenic views from a boat.  Anderson Point is conveniently situated halfway between two launch sites and the river offers many places to explore and enjoy.  You can also enjoy the river by fishing, picnicking, or just sitting at the overlook taking in the scenery. You may also bring the little ones to visit the playground. Near a large open playing field with picnic shelters and restroom facilities.  The playground features swings, slides, a sand play area, and other play equipment. This is the perfect spot to enjoy an afternoon with the entire family.

Many new homes in Raleigh offer communities for sale with amenities such as lakes and walking trails, such as Briar Chapel. This new community in Raleigh by M/I Homes has 900 acres equipped with nature paths and bike trails. Silver Lake, another M/I Homes community in Raleigh is also built with a man-made lake and walking trails, but is also conveniently located minutes from Crossroads Shopping Center. If tranquility and city life are two things you are looking for in a new home in Raleigh then M/I Homes Wynbrooke is the premier location for you. With half-acre plus wooded home sites with surrounding open space, yet quick access to upscale shopping and dining just minutes away. Just another reason why investing in Raleigh homes is such a great investment for you and your family.

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July 3 2009

New Home Community in Concord, NC by M/I Homes

by racheal

Nestled on 255 acres in Concord, NC, and resembling an English countryside, is M/I Homes new community, Christenbury Mews. This master planned community exceeds in charm and intimate settings that are surrounded by nature with only 88 home sites available.

 Christenbury Mew’s homes range from 2,249 – 3,203 sq. ft. The Concord single family homes for sale offer spacious great rooms with 3 – 4 large bed rooms and 2-4 baths, ranging from the High $200’s. Not only do some of the home sites border a conserved open wilderness space but, homeowners will find the area delightfully remote from other villages. Christenbury Mews also offer wonderful amenities including a two-story manor house with a fitness center and meeting spaces. Homeowners have access to a variety of leisure activities with a community tennis courts and a pool with water features.  This M/I community offers fun for the whole family. 

Christenbury Mews is conveniently located to all the attractions Concord has to offer. Including the mile long Concord Mills Mall, this offers high-end stores, a movie theater, including a new IMAX, restaurants and the NASCAR SpeedPark! This Racing theme amusement park offers family fun ... NASCAR style! SpeedPark has racetracks, rides, attractions and endless fun for all ages. In addition to the entertainment, the park offers a huge selection of officially licensed NASCAR apparel and merchandise in the retail store and a tasty menu at the Pit Stop Grille. This is a great “Pit Stop” before heading down to the famous Lowe’s Motor Speedway, which is located one town away.

If indoors is not your thing, no sweat. Christenbury Mews is just a car ride away from Lake Norman. Lake Norman, the largest man-made lake in the Carolinas, is the place for fun in the sun! Created in 1963 by Duke Energy, Lake Norman is 34 miles long with 520 miles of shoreline. This lake presents a wide array of leisure amenities for visitors and guests including year-round golfing, fishing, water skiing, and other water activities. 

To vist Christenbury Mews take the I-85 North to Exit 49 (Speedway Blvd). Turn left on Speedway Blvd – go approx 2 miles – road name changes to Christenbury Parkway – turn right on Cox Mill Rd – turn right into Christenbury Mews. Hours:  Mon-Fri 11am-6pm, Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 12pm-6pm.  Or call at 704-971-5015   


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