September 13 2011

The Valencia Del Sur Ranch House: The Perfect Place for Your Event

by racheal

The Valencia Del Sur Ranch HouseIf you’ve lived in communities that offer clubhouse facilities for exclusive resident use, you may have had a great experience – or, you may have been sorely disappointed. Clubhouses can be convenient venues for parties; there’s no need to clean your own home when you host guests in the clubhouse. However, many of these rooms lack the “homey” atmosphere you want when hosting an event. But with the Del Sur Room, located in Valencia at Del Sur in San Diego, this is certainly not the case. The Del Sur Ranch House is not your grandmother’s clubhouse. 

Open to the public daily as a welcome center for the community, as well as a place to obtain sustainable living and interior design ideas, the Del Sur Ranch House is also an exclusive venue for events and celebration, and it’s available only to residents and invited guests.

 “Only Del Sur residents have the opportunity to rent the Ranch House for private parties like weddings or other milestone events,” said Bernadette Ramirez, manager of the Community Services Council for Valencia at Del Sur. “We also have residents ask to use the Ranch House for family portraits. It’s a beautiful setting that perfectly epitomizes the Del Sur lifestyle.”

That’s no exaggeration. This indoor-outdoor facility allows year-round enjoyment and can easily accommodate as many as 200 guests. The kitchen is caterer-friendly, and individual rooms can either be used or closed off if desired. The entire house is beautifully decorated; the main gathering space is similar to the lobby of an upscale lodge-style hotel, exquisitely furnishes with a hanging candelabra and real hardwood floors. Outside, five year-round swimming pools make the perfect party activity.

To visit the Del Sur Ranch House and see Valencia at Del Sur in person, stop by the Valencia Ranch House. It’s open Sunday through Friday noon to 4pm, or Saturday 10am to 4pm. Or, call the sales office at (858) 367-8720, Monday 1 pm to 5 pm, or Tuesday through Sunday 10 am to 5 pm.

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September 9 2011

Summer Savings Rolls on at Andalusia: Free Upgrades!

by racheal

If you thought all the summer new home sales expired after Labor Day, you were wrong (aren’t you glad?)! At Andalusia at 4S Ranch, the San Diego new homes are still on sale as part of the California West Communities Summer Savings EXTRAvaganza. During this promotion, buyers can receive $40,000 in extras on select homes if they buy between now and September 30. What kinds of extras? The upgrades that every homebuyer wants, including those that make life so much easier (like free appliances!). Check out these unbelievable extras:

• Lender incentives valued at $10,000
• Custom flooring valued at over $15,000 included
• Custom window coverings included
• Refrigerator included
• Washer & dryer included
• Granite kitchen countertops included
• Front yard landscaping & sprinkler system included

And believe it or not, there’s much more where that came from! For details and more information, please visit or call the Andalusia sales office at 10510 Black Opal Road San Diego, 92127 – or, call (858) 312-6850. Remember, to qualify for these free extras, new homebuyers must enter into a sales contract by September 30, 2011. If these interest you, then the time to act is now!

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September 8 2011

Rockrose at the Foothills: Cool Coastal Homes, Literally!

by racheal

Rockrose at the Foothills Model Home

Who knew the heat would continue into September? Fortunately, San Diego is a few degrees cooler than its inland neighbors. And when you own a coastally located home that’s designed to be eco-friendly, you can enjoy even cooler indoor temperatures.

Need an example? How about the Carlsbad new homes of Rockrose at the Foothills, where you can feel good about running your air conditioning, because your home was designed to be 35% more energy efficient than the state standard. The homes at Rockrose at the Foothills have been called the most energy-efficient new homes in Carlsbad, and many believe they take the top spot for energy efficiency in the entire San Diego region.

Fortunately, eco-friendliness isn’t the only thing owners of these Carlsbad new homes can feel good about. There is also a low tax rate of 1.21%, based on the median sales price of $659,900 for the homes (the tax rate will increase or decrease based upon the actual sales price of the purchase). No matter what price you pay for your home, the tax rate is bound to be lower than expected.

For details on these cool coastal homes, contact Rockrose at the Foothills at  (888) 514-9296, or drop by for a look-see to 3538 Glen Avenue, Carlsbad, CA 92010. Curious what other buyers have to say? Check out the builder’s Facebook Page at

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August 25 2011

San Diego New Home Saving EXTRAVAGANZA at Andalusia

by racheal

Andalusia New Homes Master Bed RoomOver $40,000 in upgrades is being offered at Andalusia in 4S Ranch! California West Communities’ is kicking-off this limited time opportunity for San Diego homebuyers to receive over $40,000 of their sought after upgrades with the purchase of select Andalusia Phase 6 and 7 new home this Saturday, August 27 from Noon to 2pm with a fun-filled “Summer Savings Extravaganza” event featuring food and prizes.

Star 94.1 will head the festivities with food from Los Primos and family friendly prizes including Charger and Padre tickets, as well as tickets for the San Diego Zoo and Knott’s Soak City. The “Summer Savings Extravaganza” is a great opportunity for homebuyers interested in owning a new home at Andalusia to lock in the unmatched $40,000 in upgrades for these Phase 7 homes.

Any home purchased now through the end of September qualifies for this upgrade credit and to top it off there are already numerous extras that are included in these San Diego four and five bedroom single family homes like:

• Lender incentives valued at $10,000
• Custom flooring valued at over $15,000
• Custom interior paint
• Window coverings
• Washer and dryer and refrigerator
• Front yard landscaping and sprinkler system.

Many of the Andalusia Phase 6 and Phase 7 homes include stainless steel appliances, stainless steel kitchen sinks, and electrical upgrades, plus the granite countertops within the beautiful gourmet kitchens! In order to qualify for the $40,000 upgrade incentive, buyers must enter into a sales contract by September 30, 2011.

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August 18 2011

Santa Barbara at Montecito Ridge: What You Really Want!

by racheal

Santa Barbara at Otay Ranch Living RoomDo you ever feel like none of the homes you look at have what you really want? Hopefully, your luck is about to change. At Santa Barbara at Otay Ranch, a creation of Pacific Coast Communities, there is a new neighborhood of beautifully designed residences just waiting for you to call them home. Their exteriors are marked by Tuscan and Spanish flare, with front porches that beckon, impressive stonework that impresses, and turret entries that take the breath away.

Located in Montecito Ridge at Otay Ranch, Santa Barbara has homes that range in size from 2,825 to 3,232 square feet, with three to six bedrooms and three-and-one-half to four-and-one-half baths. That’s a lot of space! And as you continue examining the property, you’ll notice a charming, fully equipped private guest residence to accommodate family and friends. Even if this feature wasn’t on your “must have” list, you’re bound to be blown away by it!

Now, you’ve found homes that have what you really want! Here at Otay Ranch, there are lots of choices; but the new homes at Santa Barbara community at Montecito Ridge should probably be your first stop! Come check it out at 1717 Thompson Ave., Chula Vista, CA 91913, or call (619) 482-0845 for questions and pricing information

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August 18 2011

Free Neighborhood Barbecue with Food, Fun and PRIZES at Valencia

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Valencia at Del Free BBQ

Valencia at Del Sur is hosting a “Back-to-School Barbeque” on Saturday, August 20, 2011 from Noon to 2PM in order to showcase the exemplary Poway Unified School District that resigns within the San Diego master plan community of Del Sur.

This fun filled barbeque, hosted by San Diego’s homebuilder California West Communities, will feature great food, fun and prizes! Some of the family fun prizes include a Family 4-Pack to the San Diego Zoo Safari and Jerome’s Furniture patio set. Bring the kids hungry, because Brett’s BBQ is providing free grub of hamburgers, hot dogs, sliders, mac ‘n cheese and more!

Valencia at Del Sur is a great place to raise the family. This new neighborhood provides residents the unique opportunity to attend two of the top-rated schools in the State, ensuring young families that their child’s education is unsurpassed and set within a premier learning environment.

So come celebrate the beginning of the new school year with a family-friendly free barbeque at the San Diego new home community of Valencia. Valencia is located within the coastal hills of San Diego’s North County among 1,000 acres of natural open spaces. These new homes are purposefully designed with a commitment to environmental conservation, intimate neighborhoods and genuine architecture. Valencia at Del Sur features spacious two-story homes spanning 2,996 to 3,495 square feet with functional and flexible living spaces. Not to mention some of the most expansive home sites that are perfect for today’s families active lifestyles.

Valencia is located at 8479 Mathis Place, San Diego, CA 92127. For more information on the new homes at Valencia, please call (858) 367-8720 or visit the website at

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August 16 2011

Casitas de Avila: Where to Move this Fall

by racheal

New Homes of Casitas de Avila

The heat of summer is still beating down, but before we know it the crisp fall air will be upon us. With that in mind, it’s time to seek out the home you want to spend the end of year holidays in; you know, the one you want for taking the kids trick or treating, sitting down to a Thanksgiving dinner and enjoying the family at Christmas. If you want that home to be in San Diego County, then we recommend the Chula Vista new homes of Casitas de Avila. These European-inspired homes are likely to be exactly what you’re looking for, with all the living spaces you want and up to seven bedrooms that accommodate large families.

Think a home like this comes at a high price? Think again. it or not, The Chula Vista new homes of Casitas de Avila start in the low $300,000s, including the brand new Phase Two homes that were just released in May. To see them in person, call the Heritage Building and Development sales office at (619) 934-4618 or just drop by to 1536 Avenida Merida, Chula Vista, CA 91913. Ready to feel like you live on a rocky hilltop in Spain this fall? Check out Casitas de Avila today.

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August 12 2011

Buttercup Creek Townhomes Give You the Perks of Homeownership

by racheal

Buttercup Townhomes Living RoomTelevision may portray Texas as the land of luxury, with upscale families residing in mansion-lined streets; but if you live in the Lone Star state, you know people run the gamut of income levels and homebuying budgets. If you’re among the Texas homebuyers that believe a townhome will best serve your family’s needs, then we have an option we think you will like.

It’s Buttercup Creek Townhomes, where for around $100,000, buyers can have a two or three bedroom, 2.5 bath townhome with square footage of 1,050 - 1,341. Buttercup Creek is located in Cedar Park, Texas, near Austin Community College and a number of other convenient amenities. It’s popular with students, families starting out, singles and couples; but really, it can accommodate the needs of nearly any type of buyer.

What will you like about them? Buttercup Creek townhomes are low-maintenance, meaning that you can have the perks of home ownership – including pride of ownership, freedom to personalize as you see fit, and equity building – without the headaches of lawn maintenance or exterior repairs. Good thing, because you’ll need more free time with all the conveniences right off the 183 toll-road. Ready to move in now? Buttercup Creek has many townhomes ready for immediate purchase.

To see the new townhomes at Buttercup Creek Townhomes for yourself, head to 401 Buttercup Creek Blvd. Cedar Park, TX 78613, or call (512) 331-4836 for more information.

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August 11 2011

San Diego New Homes of the Resort Variety at Crosby Villas

by racheal

Crosby Villas New Homes - Master Bed RoomIf you’re a latecomer to the San Diego area, you may not know where to begin when it comes time to search for a new home. Often, we suggest that you start at a larger master planned community and then narrow down your choices from the small communities that it contains. One example is The Estates at StoneBridge, a large master planned community that features the Crosby Villas neighborhood.

At Crosby Villas, the natural scenic beauty is accented by roaring 20s-era homes in the spirit of famed California Spanish style architect Lillian Rice. From the home to the view, this is the San Diego postcard you wanted! Inside, the spacious floor plans feature first floor master suites, comfortable yet elegant rooms for living and entertaining, and a transition to the outdoors that makes for easy entertaining.

Of course, the community offers plenty of dramatic natural landscape; but the crown jewel is the fairway of the Crosby Golf course. Designed by Fred Couples, this is the perfect complement to your new resort lifestyle. The entire package – home, community, golf course and resort style living – is available to buyers from the high $700,000s. For more information on Crosby Villas new homes, call representatives of California West Communities at (858) 759-7911 – or better yet, stop in to 17036 Blue Shadows Lane, San Diego, CA to see the community for yourself. 

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August 10 2011

Valencia at Del Sur, with Eco-Friendly Features

by racheal

Valencia at Del SurYou’ve heard a lot about San Diego new homes that offer energy efficiency; so now, add Valencia at Del Sur to your list of must-sees. Each Valencia home saves energy, conserves water, has improved indoor air quality and encourages recycling. How so? Just take a look at the eco-friendly features:

- Tankless water heaters
- High performance Low-E windows
- Low toxin paints and glues
- High efficiency exterior wall and ceiling insulation
- High efficiency heating air and ventilation systems (HVAC)
- Solar power energy systems
- Energy Star appliances

But don’t just take our word for it: Stop in and take a look at the Del Sur Room, which highlights all the best things about the Del Sur community (of which Valencia is a part). What else does Valencia offer? Floorplans with your choice of 4, 5 and 6 bedrooms, so families can accommodate as many people as needed. Speaking of space, Valencia at Del Sur features 2,996-3,495 square feet of space; the builder, California West Communities, wouldn’t have designed them designed them any other way!

To see Valencia at Del Sur in person, stop by the Valencia Ranch House. It’s open Sunday through Friday noon to 4pm, or Saturday 10am to 4pm. Or, call the sales office at (858) 367-8720, Monday 1 pm to 5 pm, or Tuesday through Sunday 10 am to 5 pm. They look forward to speaking with you!

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