March 15 2019

TRI Pointe Group Teams with Amazon to Offer Smart Homes Featuring Amazon Alexa

by Erin

TRI Pointe homesmart home

TRI Pointe Group has teamed with Amazon to offer its new homebuyers smart homes featuring Amazon Alexa as an extension of HomeSmart®, TRI Pointe Group’s suite of state-of-the-art home technology and automation features. HomeSmart®, activated and supported by Amazon, is being implemented across all six of TRI Pointe Group’s homebuilder brands.
Amazon Alexa is activated by merely using simple voice commands such as ‘Alexa, good morning’ that can be used to adjust features in the home such as the lighting, temperatures, and even a musical selection. The new smart home offering features Ring Video Doorbell Pro, Honeywell Lyric 2 Smart Thermostat or Ecobee Smart Thermostat, Schalge or Kwikset Smart Door Lock (in select markets), and a Rinnai Tankless Water Heater Recirculation Pump (in select markets) just to name a few.
To help new homebuyers maximize their HomeSmart® technology at no extra charge, the package includes an on-site home activation appointment with an Amazon Expert to customize the smart home experience and Amazon Expert activation support. This allows for ease of access to pose any questions and address any concerns, although there may not be very many as the rate of customer satisfaction is high. Customers have rated Amazon Experts at 4.9 out of 5 stars. “We are constantly evolving and aiming higher to meet and exceed customer expectations,” said Tom Mitchell, president, and chief operating officer of TRI Pointe Group.

It is now more common than not to have control of your home in the palm of your hand. These new home smart features will suit families with their every need as well as give them peace of mind whether in the home or away.  If you forget to turn off the heat before a family vacation, it’s no problem.  You can simply adjust your settings on your mobile device and focus on the family fun ahead.
TRI Pointe Group® is based in Irvine, California and is a family of premium regional homebuilders that designs, builds, and sells homes in multiple major U. S. markets. The TRI Pointe Group family consists of Maracay™ in Arizona, Pardee Homes® in California and Nevada, Quadrant Homes® in Washington, Trendmaker® Homes in Texas, TRI Pointe Homes® in California, Colorado and North Carolina, and Winchester® Homes in Maryland and Virginia. TRI Pointe Group was recognized on the 100 Fastest-Growing Companies List in Fortune Magazine in 2017. They were also named Builder magazine's Builder of the Year in 2015.

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February 1 2019

Avila by Lennar Homes Includes Everything on Your Checklist and More!

by Erin

development of homes for sale at Avila in San Diego County

Located in Vista, California, the new developments of single family residences at Avila include everything on your checklist with its Everything’s Included® program. At Avila, “Everything’s included and every room’s connected.”  This program is unlike any other providing high end features and upgrades in your new home with absolutely no cost to you. Conveniently live an indulgent lifestyle while still preserving your budget when you make the decision to purchase a new home in San Diego County. 


If you’re in the search for a tech-savvy home, your new residence is filled with smart products such as the Echo Dot, Echo Show, and Baldwin® Evolved smart lock, Honeywell Lyric Round Wi-Fi Thermostat, Ring Video Doorbell Elite, and the Samsung Smart Things Hub.  Leave the instruction manual and hard labor to the pros as Amazon employees set up and activate all of your connected devices within your home.  If that wasn’t enough to sign on the dotted line, you will also receive 90-day Smart Home Support to ensure that every question is asked and concern is addressed, although there may not be very many at all. 


If it isn’t already, the kitchen will become everyone’s favorite room in the house once they set eyes on all of its gourmet features fit for a chef.  Enjoy taking the guesswork out of entertaining guests with features including a GE Profile 36” stainless steel side-by-side refrigerator, black/stainless steel freestanding range, microwave hood combination, and built-in dishwasher. Your master suite will become an oasis of relaxation after a long day’s work.  Relish in the shower with acrylic pan, shampoo niche and Emser Tile within a framed glass enclosure.  Soak your stresses away in the luxurious soaking tub with surrounded cabinet panel and white quartz deck with 6” splash and ¾” polished edge detail. Your white quartz countertops and 8’ door height at the entry will create a spa-like atmosphere you’ll never want to step foot out of. 


The homebuilder, Lennar Homes, has been one of America’s leading homebuilders since 1954. Lennar Homes pride themselves in creating reliable, high-quality homes for their homeowners to create lasting memories in as well as striving to deliver the best possible home value and doing so with integrity. Discover your next home with a builder you can trust who has served over one million families across America and contact the sales office of Avila to schedule your viewing. 

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January 25 2019

Pardee Homes Keeps Community First at Verano at Aliento

by Erin

Clubhouse at new development Verano at Aliento in Los Angeles County

Home Builder Pardee Homes has developed a new residential community within Los Angeles County in the low $500,000’s. The new homes in Santa Clarita, CA, Verano at Aliento offers upscale single story homes precisely for active adults 55 and over.  Experience up to 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, and up to 2, 470 square feet when looking into your newfound LA home. The quaint neighborhood of Verano features amenities such as a resort-style pool, vertical community garden, Wi-Fi workstations, private wine lockers, and a community spa for unwinding after a long day.


Take a glance at the Plan2 home design offering 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms with approximately 1,670 square feet of living space.  Choose from either a Traditional Farmhouse or Interpretive Farmhouse with included features such as convenient USB drop zones, slab granite countertops and white cabinetry in the gourmet kitchen, and a spacious master bedroom suite with a luxurious bathroom and generous walk-in closets. If you believe extra space is needed for those holiday visitors or a home office, the Loft options are sure to suit your needs.  Choose from the options of a junior master, guest suite, or the 2 bed guest suite to boost the level of living space in your home. 


Efficiency is key at Verano at Aliento.  The home builder has literally thought of everything ensuring that their homes are health, energy, earth, water, and home smart.  All homes are energy smart with LED lighting, Low-E windows, and a Wi-Fi thermostat.  Your water smart home comes with a Rinnai® tankless water heater, water efficient toilets, and Delta WaterSense® labeled faucets.


Pardee Homes has made themselves a household name in both Southern California and Nevada since establishing in 1921.  They continue to provide smart solutions to their homebuyers with new construction homes that they can trust. Pardee Homes have been recipients of many awards that reflect their integrity and commitment to the communities they build and continue to invest in. The National Association of Home Builders Green Building Corporate Advocate of the year and Builder magazine’s America’s Best Builder are just a few of the amazing accomplishments that Pardee Homes has achieved for their outstanding building practices. Safety is the priority for Pardee Homes above all else.  They are the first to receive the Voluntary Protection Programs Designation for twelve years consecutively which recognizes effective worksite-based safety and health.


Create memories in a home community that you can trust at Verano at Aliento by Pardee Homes. Contact the sales office today to schedule your viewing.

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May 11 2018

K. Hovnanian Creates a Lasting Legacy Through New Homes for Familes Across the Country

by Kelley

K Hovnanian New Home Builder

Your home is the foundation of your legacy so when acquiring your dream, you need a builder that understands the significance of quality in every aspect. K. Hovnanian Homes has not only established their legacy but has used their success to ensure the legacy of families across the country.


Since 1969, Hovnanian Enterprises has become one of the fastest growing building companies in the nation. Family owned and operated since the foundation to date, K. Hovnanian Homes prides themselves on their commitment to their customers, variety of available homes, prime location, and quality materials. In addition, K. Hovnanian strives to maintain good relationships with everyone they work with in order to uphold the cornerstone of everything they do. After winning multiple awards throughout the years, the company has proven this sentiment time and time again.


In addition to creating quality new homes, K. Hovnanian is committed to giving back to the health and well-being of people around the world. Thanks to their generous efforts, the K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital, Riverview Medical Center’s K. Hovnanian Pavilion, and the Heart Center at New York Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia all maintain state-of-the-art facilities that provide advanced patient care to many.


K. Hovnanian currently offers a variety of new homes in Arizona, California, Florida, Illinois, South Carolina, Texas and many more states across the country.

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March 24 2016

Design Trends Builders Should Know About

by racheal

Open kitchen

It is important for homebuilders to stay on top of the latest design trends, since homebuyer preferences are constantly changing. Here’s what builders need to know about the designs motivating new homebuyers in 2016.

Two trends builders need to incorporate in their homes designs in 2016:

1.    Gone is the day of separating the kitchen, dining room and family room. Here to stay is the open floor plan. Great rooms and open kitchen designs have been a growing trend for some time now. The kitchen is now the center point for entertaining and has become somewhat of a new living area. Islands have replaced the traditional dining tables for family gathering at meal time.

2.    The second trend incorporates the first. Indoor/outdoor rooms are becoming a norm in 2016. Buyers are showing high demand for kitchens that flow seamlessly to outdoor rooms. Separated normally by bi-folding doors from an open kitchen, outdoor rooms are large enough for dining tables or an extra living space. Builders should have options available for buyers to choose from appliances and upgrades that work with this outdoor space.

Tips for builders when designing a kitchen

There are two words for homebuilders to keep in mind when designing their kitchens: “open” and “simple”.

Homeowners want an open kitchen with modern touches that make their life simpler. Builders can accomplish this by dedicating one wall for appliances for easy flow during cooking and cleaning. Building floor-to-ceiling cabinets will continue the open floor plan feel, yet will meet the need for storage space. Including the highly demanded long island will allow for extra storage space as well as for a gathering area for family and friends. Include windows wherever possible within the kitchen to increase natural light.

Incorporating indoor/outdoor rooms and open kitchens when designing new homes can make a huge impact on a home’s aesthetics. Builders will need to meet these needs to stay in tuned with their buyers.

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March 14 2011

We Really “Like” Brookfield Homes!

by racheal

Brookfield Homes Facebook Page

Everyone loves to “like” their favorite products and services on Facebook. So, who’s the most liked San Diego home builder? Very soon, it may be Brookfield Homes, a popular builder of San Diego new homes and the creator of such popular communities as Rockrose at the Foothills. The builder launched their Facebook page just two months ago, and already Brookfield Homes is engaging with hundreds of fans per day.

Who are these fans? Their existing homeowners, who are enjoying the advantages that Rockrose at the Foothills and the other Brookfield communities offer them. They page is buzzing with their comments on the home layouts and floorplans; and Brookfield is thrilled to have their input. “We absolutely love all the feedback we have been getting,” said a Brookfield representative.

In fact, they love it so much that now, they’re offering the chance for one lucky Brookfield Homes Facebook fan to win an iPad, simply by commenting on the builder’s Facebook wall. Whether or not you plan to buy at Rockrose at the Foothills, this is one opportunity you don’t want to miss! Plus, the page is a great place to see what homeowners are saying about Brookfield Homes. To learn more about Brookfield Homes…check them out on Facebook!

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June 20 2010

The Best When It Comes To Kansas City Custom Home Builders

by racheal

Kansas City Custom New Homes

Looking for the very best of the best when it comes to Kansas City custom home builders in the KC area? DM Homes  is exactly what you’ve been looking for in terms of both quality and affordability! For more than 20 years the expertise and skill of the builders at DM Homes has been helping people build their dream new homes in the Kansas City area.

The Kansas City custom home builders  at DM Homes can build new homes for you throughout the Johnson County area with the options of having DM Homes build on your own land or within their own numerous new home communities located in and around the Kansas City area.

Throughout the years, these Kansas City new homes builders of DM Homes has been on the receiving end of numerous NAHB (National Association of Home Builders Association) awards, including the “Pick of the Parade Award,” Distinctive Plan and Design Award, and the American Dream Award multiple times over.
To learn more about the wonderful Kansas City custom home builders at DM Homes, please call 913-686-3166, or send e-mail inquiries to to find out just how much DM Homes can do for you!

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May 24 2010

California West Communities Offers Something Different

by racheal

California West Communities Phase Four Releases

This weekend I was lucky enough to join the California West Communities festivities at Monteluz’s and Andalusia’s phase four releases at 4S Ranch. These San Diego new homes demonstrates elegances from the time you walk in the front door of one of their four floorplans, including their single story floorplan, which is the only single plan found in all of 4S Ranch master planned community.

Each floorplan meets the need of today’s homebuyers with flexible, open living spaces. 

California West Communities, CEO, Robert Thorne stated, “The floorplan’s flow as it relates to the useable space in the family area which is important so when you enter the home, you want to be able to get good visual, good perspective on how the house is going to function. We spent a lot of time understanding where people going to live in these homes --like in great rooms, living rooms and dining rooms. We made some of these areas oversized, the kitchens areas have large expansive islands, which interface with the dining areas as well as the great rooms, and then all of that flows to the outside. We want to make sure that the homesites are large enough to accommodate that kind of lifestyle.”

In fact both Monteluz and Andalusia new homes offer some of the largest yards at 4S Ranch, as Mr. Thorne continued, “We make sure the floorplans don’t eat up the entire homesite. Our back yards back here [at 4s Ranch] are between 30-35 feet and that is typical of our projects. Were not usually going to take a house, fill a whole lot with it and there is nothing left outside.”

California West Communities CEO Robert Thorne

With yards larger than what you typically find in a community as well as flexible, open rooms, these San Diego new homes by California West Communities, feel like they have been built to meet your personal needs. With standard granite kitchen counter-tops and stainless steel appliances, the home feels custom, and this is no accident, says Mr. Thorne.

“We get a lot of homes that feel different than some of our compotators. People tell us that our homes feel semi custom. I don’t know if that is the case, but again the perception becomes the reality. The buyers look and feel a certain way about a home, I guess that is what it is. Our goal to make ou homes feel different, to make them flow different, so they don’t look and feel like just another production house. We are trying to do something different.” 
California West Communities must be doing “something different,” for during the 3 hours I was there they sold out all but one home at their Monteluz community! 


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March 13 2010

California West Communities Sold Out 23 Homes In Less Than An Hour

by racheal

Carlsbad-based homebuilder California West Communities sold out all 23 new homes in San Diego at their Andalusia and Monteluz popular 4S Ranch master-planned community. California West Communities main office is located in Carlsbad, California and is a privately-owned homebuilding company. With over 60 years of experience   within the homebuilding industry, California West Communities have built over 30 new residential communities and 2,000 new homes within California, with the superior quality of  craftsmanship and beautiful architectural designs, California West Communities have become a sought after home builder within California. 

California West Communities Monteluz Logo

“We couldn’t be more pleased about the response to our new neighborhoods. We attribute the sell-out to offering homes that today’s buyers are looking for: beautiful architecture with functional, flexible floorplans and great value in desirable locations,” said Robert Thorne, CEO of California West Communities.

On January, 2010, California West Communities sold out 23 homes in less than an hour after seven new model homes were unveiled to the public in the master-planned community of 4S Ranch. California West Communities of Monteluz and Andalusia at 4S Ranch, released new single-story floorplans that meet the demand of prospective new homebuyers.

The new homes for sale at Monteluz at 4S Ranch in Santa Barbara feature stylish interior spaces with Tuscan and Monterey design influences. These California West Communities floorplans range from approximately 2,566 to 3,949 square feet with 3 - 6 bedrooms and 2 ½. -  5 bathrooms. Monteluz at 4S Ranch home sites average approximately 8,281 square feet with prices starting in the mid to high $700,000s.

Andalusia New Homes In San Diego Logo

California West Communities, Andalusia at 4S Ranch new homes for sale are designed for couples and young families in mind, Andalusia will be comprised of 94 new homes with floorplans range from approximately 2,222 to 3,486 square feet, 3 - 6 bedrooms and 3 - 4 bathrooms. The averaging home sites are approximately 6,782 square feet with pricing in the mid to high $600,000s.

California West Communities new homes location at 4S Ranch’s is a dynamic, and fully-engaged master planned community in North County San Diego features of extraordinary amenities, including an open 22-acre community park with a Boys & Girls Club, two elementary schools, one middle school, a new high school, neighborhood parks, miles of winding trails and meandering pathways, a fire station, a public library, and 4S Connect, the community-wide Intranet. Make sure to check new homes by California West Communities at Monteluz and Andalusia at 4S Ranch. 

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November 2 2009

D.R Horton Gives Fresno Homebuyers The Deal Of A Lifetime

by jim

Fresno New Homes For Sale - Low Interest Rates

American homebuilder, D.R Horton, wants all prospective new homebuyers to know that now is a great time to buy, and they're amping up the message by creating a great new promotion all about the amazing low home interest rates that are currently available in this slowly recovering market, even going as far as to make the claim that "your monthly mortgage payment may cost less than [what] you pay in rent now;" and you know what? They might just be right!

The housing market in Fresno has slowly but surely been making a comeback in recent months, and D.R Horton is making it clear that they want to do everything possible to make the process of buying a new home even more achievable for the average consumer.

Fresno New Homes For Sale - Low Interest Rates

Focusing the best potential rates and payments on their new homes for sale in Fresno, California, D.R Horton is offering four different home communities--Cordoba at Arboleda, Garnet Valley, Savannah Ranch, and Viana at Arboleda, all featuring great low prices and amazingly low mortage rates.

Cordoba at Arboleda floor plans range from 1,818 to 2,151 square feeet with a price range of $199,000 to $209,990. Garnet Valley floor plans range from 1,275 to 2,889 square feeet with a price range of $172,115 to $247,698. Viana at Arboleda floor plans range from 1,632 to 2,286square feeet with a price range of $181,490 to $220,990.

These new homebuying incentives are proof that even all of the economic turmoil of the past year can provide the homebuyer some kind of benefit, and maybe even a light at the end of the tunnel. With the presence of such astoundingly low home interetes in the new home market, coupled with the $8,000 government tax credit, now is the time to dive right and finally find your new dream home that you've always wanted.

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