September 11 2019

September Realtor of the Month: Cesi Pagano

by Erin

Orange County realtor of the month Cesi Pagano

Our September realtor of the month is Cesi Pagano, owner, and CEO of Cesi Pagano & Associates and our Real Estate Market Expert for Irvine, CA and Rancho Mission Viejo, CA.

 

Cesi Pagano works as a consultant in the new home industry with new home builders and is also a listing agent in the resale market. With over 30 years of experience in the real estate industry, Cesi has sold more than 3,000 homes and has had yearly multi-million dollar sales.

 

Cesi earned her degree in Architecture with a minor in Interior Design at Cal Poly Pomona in the pursuit of a career as an architect. Her career path veered in another direction when given the opportunity to work with a well-respected home builder which led her on the path of real estate.

 

Cesi has worked closely with top advertising and design staging companies where she obtained her extensive knowledge and experience. She was also trained in negation, marketing, and home-staging skills as well as superior customer service which helped her earn her a reputation of being one of the most respected members in the real estate community. 

 

A few of Cesi’s accreditations include Accredited Buyer’s Representative, Certified Sales Professional, Pre-Foreclosure Specialist Certification, Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist, and Certified International Property Specialist.

 

Cesi Pagano & Associates focus on their client’s needs and satisfaction. Contact Cesi Pagano for all of your real estate needs to ensure you receive the best possible service when purchasing your new Orange County home

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August 14 2019

Indulge in Luxury Amenities with an Affordable Price at Meridiana

by Erin

End your home search at the new master-planned development of Meridiana, a highly sought-after community just minutes from both Pearland and Sugar Land, TX.  Meridiana is located just off the 288 making your morning commute a breeze and offering easy access to downtown Houston and the Pearland Town Center where you’ll find plenty of dining, entertainment, and recreation. 

 

The incredible amenities offered at Meridiana’s Oasis Village are perfect for every member of the family and include learning labs, stunning lakes, walking trails, an attractive fitness center, a football stadium, and even an ambassador’s yacht.

 

Stay cool while relaxing at the crisp Family Pool under its shady cabanas. Your children will have the time of their lives at the Splash Pad and, for those with expert skills, the Lap Pool is perfect for burning a few calories underwater. 

 

Put down the electronics and pick up a game of football, cornhole, or table tennis in the Game Area during the day or even at night. Grab a quick bite to eat at Café Sol. Join an engaging book club at the conservatory where you’ll also find community events such as cooking classes and happy hours that give you a chance to connect with your new neighbors. 

 

Only Houston’s leading homebuilders are afforded the opportunity to craft the new single-family homes in the Meridiana development. These home builders include Perry Homes, Trendmaker Homes, Shea Homes, and David Weekley and deliver stylish, affordable designs with open-concept interiors and lavish finishes.

 

Price points at Meridiana range between the $200,000’s up to the $600,000’s making your next move affordable without skimping out on the details. Meridiana isn’t known as the Houston area’s Community of the Year for nothing. Join a neighborhood of satisfied residents and take advantage of all that the community has to offer. Take the first step to purchasing your new Houston home and begin creating a lifetime of memories at Meridiana. If you purchase by Labor Day you'll be entered to win $5,000 towards your ultimate dream backyard!

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August 14 2019

August Realtor of the Month: Denise Feeney

by Erin

Denise Feeney August realtor of the month

Our August realtor of the month is Denise Feeney, real estate agent for Wagner Realty and our Real Estate Market Expert for Ellenton, FL, and Parrish, FL.

 

If you’ve got questions, Denise has the answers! Denise Feeney has been an active licensed agent for over two decades. With an amazing referral network, Denise goes above and beyond providing real estate services using her negotiating and marketing to get her clients the best deal.

 

Denise is dedicated to ensuring that you have the greatest Real Estate experience possible. She is extremely detail-oriented, dependable, honest, and a great listener! Whether you are experienced in the buying and selling process or this is your first time stepping foot in the water, Denise will walk you all the way through to signing on the dotted line. 

 

Contact Denise Feeney of Wagner Realty as you search for your ideal home for sale in Tampa Bay.

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August 9 2019

Foremost Companies Celebrates Grand Opening of New Fieldcress Neighborhood

by Erin

Terramor Clubhouse The Veranda

Foremost Companies has recently released the exciting news of the grand opening of its first neighborhood in Phase 2 and second all-age neighborhood at Terramor by Richmond American Homes. Terramor is an award-winning master-planned community that offers 1,443 single-family homes that span across 16 neighborhoods. Homebuilder Richmond American Homes will celebrate its new neighborhood Fieldcress on August 10, 2019, from 11 a. m. to 2 p.m.

 

Fieldcress neighbors Terramor Commons Park and the community garden. This new home neighborhood will offer 93 two-story residences that range from about 2,800 to 3,000 square feet and include between four to six bedrooms. Future homeowners will have the option to choose from three customizable open floor plans that include gourmet kitchens, covered patios, as well as two to three-car garages. Luxurious master-planned community amenities are also available. Prices at this community range from the low $500,000’s.

 

You’ll find there is always something to do at Fieldcress with its immense amenities meant to suit all ages. The Veranda, which is the resident clubhouse, provides indoor and outdoor spaces for the entire family to host small gatherings or private parties. No need for a cleanup crew or overcrowding at your home when celebrating those special events. Enjoy a mini “stay-cation” in your own neighborhood at the Veranda. It offers an outdoor pool with sundecks, restrooms, a changing area; and a toddler pool with beach entrance. There is also a fire pit; and outdoor seating areas.

 

Take a morning hike or walk on the more than five miles of trails and paseos within the community and discover the fabulous views close to home. The numerous amenities featured in the Fieldcress neighborhood also include dog parks for your furry friends, a community garden for those with a green thumb, ball fields, basketball courts and tot lots perfect for the little ones.

 

Foremost Companies is a premier land and investment firm that acquires property in strategic locations to entitle and sell high-quality developments to homebuilders and commercial developers. They have owned more than 12,000 residential lots in across California and specifically focused on the Los Angeles and Orange County communities where there are underutilized commercial properties. The senior management team at Foremost Companies is especially experienced in master-planned communities and single-family detached and attached products. They also specialize in multifamily, retail, office, and mixed-use.

 

Richmond American Homes, also known as M. D. C. Holdings, Inc. has had experience in building over 200,000 well-crafted new homes since 1977. They are among the nation’s largest homebuilders and have operations in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Maryland, Nevada, Oregon, Virginia, and Washington.

 

Be sure to visit the grand opening of the new Fieldcress neighborhood located at 24602 Terramor Dr., Corona, CA 92883.  Can't make it to the grand opening? That's no problem! You can stop by anytime to see what all of the buzz is about. Terramor offers model home tours of all neighborhoods daily from 10 a. m. to 6 p.m. With all of its many amenities and luxury features; you won’t need to look any further. Find out more about these amazing new homes in Orange County by joining the interest list.

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July 18 2019

Find Affordability and Luxury Urban Living at Magnolia Walk in Los Angeles County

by racheal

New home community in Los Angeles Magnolia Walk

The newly established neighborhood of Magnolia Walk is reasonably priced and comprised of only 94 homes located in Los Angeles, CA. Here you will find a quaint gated community with amenities that can’t be beaten as well as upgraded features and is easy accessibility to nearby shopping, dining, entertainment, and exceptional schools.

 

The two-story floor plans offered at Magnolia Walk are between 3-4 bedrooms with up to 3 bathrooms and span up to a vast 2,004 square feet of living space. The open concept living spaces offer plenty of natural lighting and incorporate a modern kitchen with an optional island and an upstairs loft that offers flexibility for a spare bedroom, playroom, or even a home office. The master suite in most floor plans provides a spacious walk-in closet, dual sinks, and upscale finishes that will give you a spa-like feel after a long day’s work. The secondary bathrooms include cultured marble countertops, contemporary white thermofoil cabinetry with concealed hinges and chrome knobs, and a chrome centerset faucet. 

 

These single-family dwellings are also energy efficient and healthy offering several features that will assist in saving money as well as saving the planet. All of the homes at Magnolia Walk either meet or exceed California’s energy-saving Title 24 requirements and include a carbon monoxide detector and automatic fire sprinklers. Auto shut-off motion sensors in all bathrooms, air conditioning with a programmable digital thermostat, water-efficient faucets, and even an Energy Star dishwasher are all available in your new energy-efficient home.

 

You’ll appreciate the abundance of shopping available at establishments such as the Del Amo Fashion Center, South Bay Galleria, and the Southbay Pavilion. Create lasting memories with family as you explore the ample entertainment Los Angeles has to offer right in your own backyard such as The Natural History Museum of LA, Mulligan Family Fun Center, the LA Zoo, Dodger Stadium, and the Griffith Observatory.

 

The homebuilder Olson Homes was founded in 1988 to help cities solve the problem of a shortage of affordable housing within urban areas. They have been recognized as the leader in providing urban housing throughout California. This has allowed many families the ability to take advantage of living out the American dream of owning a home while being close to employments, local transportation, and an urban lifestyle. The commitment of Olson Homes is to “improve the local neighborhood experience by capturing the best that exists in each neighborhood socially and architecturally.”

 

Olson Homes has partnered with the Community Development Commission of Los Angeles County in order to offer an opportunity for low and moderate-income families the chance of owning a new home below market purchase price. Out of the 94 homes constructed at Magnolia Walk, 30 of those homes have been designated as affordable housing with prices ranging from around $358,000 to $373,000 compared to its normal rates within the mid $500,000's. 11 of them will be designated for low-income buyers and 19 will be solely for moderate home buyers. Down payment assistance will also available.

 

If you’re on the hunt for an affordable new home in Los Angeles, your search stops here. No matter where you are in your new home journey, you’ll find everything you need and so much more at Magnolia Walk by Olson Homes.  

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July 15 2019

Meridiana Offers Stellar Amenities and Houston’s Top Builders

by Erin

Children at Meridiana Learning Lab in Houston Community

Meridiana, located 10 minutes from Pearland Town Center right off the 288, features Houston's top builders with unsurpassed amenities. This magnificent master-planned community presents affordable new homes, a terrific location, and an array of enriching activity centers that your family will love.

 

Prices start in the low 200,000’s and feature open concept living. You’ll find all the fine details and contemporary flair that you’d expect from builders of such renown. David Weekley Homes, Highland Homes, Trendmaker, Taylor Morrison Homes, Plantation Homes, Lennar, Chesmar Homes, Drees Homes, Shea Homes, and Perry Homes are all represented here and they can’t wait for you to take a tour to decide which one is the ideal forever home for you. Builder incentives and summertime discounts are available—be sure and inquire. Helpful Meridiana staff can narrow your search and help match your needs and desires with the perfect new Houston home. 

 

Master-planned communities are expected to offer parks, pools, and fitness centers, but Meridiana goes above and beyond! Your family can take advantage of all of that and an on-site café, learning labs, top-notch schools, a community yacht, a conservatory, sports fields, a dedicated gaming area, plus much more! Expansion plans include additional schools and even more recreational offerings. This is why Meridiana has been named the Houston area’s “Community of the Year.”

 

Real Estate experts are saying now is the time to lock in your mortgage rate so get out to Meridiana, choose your new home, and begin your happily ever after.

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June 21 2019

Google Invests $1 Billion to Bay Area Housing Epidemic

by racheal

Google office building in Bay Area

Due to the growth of large tech companies over the years in Northern California such as Google, Facebook, and Apple, the prices of nearby real estate have increased rapidly.  The San Francisco Bay Area has the highest housing costs in the nation. Due to this, there has been a large shortage of affordable housing for the low to middle-income neighbors of Google, one of the Bay Area’s largest employers.  

 

Rather than continuing to be a part of the problem, Google’s CEO Sundar Pichai recently announced that they will soon become a major part of the solution by investing $1 billion in land and money to construct new homes in the area. Besides, within the next 10 years, Google plans to allocate $750 million of their land currently zoned for commercial office space to be rezoned for residential housing. This will allow for the development of at least 15,000 new homes in the Bay Area. These homes will be available to families of all income levels, particularly those in the low to the middle-income bracket. 

 

This is just the beginning of Google’s plans to redeem themselves in the housing epidemic that they have seemingly been a large part of over the years. They have also committed to generating a $250 million investment fund that will offer incentives to allow home builders to develop a minimum of 5,000 affordable housing units in the market. Google also has plans of providing $50 million in grants through Google.org to assist in relieving the issues of homelessness and displacement in the neighboring areas.

 

Other large tech companies are following suit with nursing the plummeting real estate market back to health. The chief executive of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, announced he will raise $500 million to expand affordable housing in the Bay Area. 

 

Although it may seem that the real estate market will be on its way to a road of recovery with several plans in the works thanks to Google and its other tech counterparts, there may be a few discrepancies amidst this good news.

 

Google is not simply giving away $1 billion as many of the headlines make it appear. This is an investment. Google is leasing its land to developers who will in turn rent and sell the units that are to be built and will profit from this transaction in a major way. 

 

Google owns property in Mountain View, California and part of that $1 billion investment will also go toward building up to 9,850 units at this location as well. Only 20 percent of the housing to be built in Mountain View will be deemed affordable housing. 

 

Logistically, Google does not have enough land to develop 15,000 traditional single-family homes. This means that the construction of multiple housing units such as apartments and condos should be expected instead. 

 

However the tech giant’s plans of operation seem to unfold, Google will come into good graces with its neighboring communities over the next 10 years as the burden of the real estate market in the Bay Area ultimately lessons.

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June 17 2019

Meridiana has been named “Houston’s Best Amenities” and “Community of the Year”

by Erin

Meridiana Oasis Village at Houston new home community

The master-planned community of Meridiana offers an extensive catalog of new homes from the most impressive builders serving the Pearland area. Meridiana is conveniently located just 10 miles south of Pearland off the 288. Downtown Houston, beautiful Galveston, the Texas Medical Center and the airport are all just a short drive away.

 

Meridiana homes are priced from the low $200,000’s and sit above the 500-year floodplain. Every builder has committed to affordable, contemporary living spaces with fine finishes and upscale appointments. New models have recently opened for touring; stop by the community welcome center and the staff will help you plan your visit and provide a map. Captivating exterior designs, open-concept interiors, and abundant options for customization make finding your new home stress free. You can choose from David Weekley Homes, Plantation Homes, Highland Homes, Perry Homes, Trendmaker Homes, Taylor Morrison Homes, Chesmar Homes, Drees Homes, Lennar Homes, and Shea Homes. 

 

Community amenities are exceptional boasting a fitness center, conservatory, yacht, café, gaming area, and an amphitheater, plus sparkling pools and water play. Meridiana offers unique learning experiences for resident children through the Learning Labs and an excellent onsite elementary school. A junior high and high school will be serving Meridiana families very soon. Meridiana was recently named “Houston’s Best Amenities.” 

 

Come visit Meridiana’s Oasis Village and find out why this special community has earned the distinction: “Community of the Year.”

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April 30 2019

Meridiana Celebrates Family, Easter, and Pups of All Sizes April 20th

by Erin

Shea Homes new home at Meridiana Community

Meridiana knows that families come in all shapes and sizes, and often include family members with four legs. Getting outdoors and enjoying the return of springtime is always more fun with a pooch at your side. To celebrate the wonderful spring season, Meridiana has gone to the dogs with a terrific Easter Celebration called Paws on the Parkway on April 20th from 11 am to 2 pm. Gather your family and friends and join in the fun as Meridiana hosts an Easter Egg Hunt, a dog adoption event, and a disc dog show. There will be live music, family fun, and food trucks for all to enjoy.

 

It’s the perfect opportunity to visit the model homes and the Welcome Center to see all that Meridiana has to offer. The amenities and monthly calendar of events are sure to impress. With the work of the country’s top builders represented such as Shea Homes and David Weekly Homes, you’ll find the home of your dreams that meets your needs and suits your budget. Homes start in the 200,000’s and can be as traditional or as opulent as you wish. With so many options, the friendly staff at The Welcome Center will help to narrow your interests and pinpoint the homes that best meet your needs.

 

You’ll find Meridiana in the perfect location just off the 288, 10 minutes south of Pearland. Meridiana offers easy access to downtown Houston, Galveston, Sugarland, the airport, and Texas Medical Center. 

Bring your favorite dog or come adopt your new best friend and enjoy a day of springtime fun courtesy of Meridiana. To gain more information about purchasing a new Houston home, stop by the Meridiana info center located at 4003 Meridiana Parkway, Iowa Colony, TX 77583

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April 22 2019

Beautiful Affordable Family Homes in Leander

by Erin

Carneros Ranch new homes in Austin TX

Carneros Ranch in lovely Leander, TX offers new home buyers a terrific location, great amenities, and stunning homes by the Austin top builders such as Lennar and Wilshire Homes. Situated in the Hill Country near Austin, Leander boasts a wide array of recreational options due to the surrounding waterways and the parks system. Nearby shopping centers and state-of-the-art medical facilities add to the appeal.

 

Lennar Homes has built a reputation around their “everything is included” concept, affording families the look and feel of upgrades without having to expand on costs. Enjoy upscale flooring, granite countertops, open concept living spaces, and designer cabinetry throughout your new Lennar home. Energy saving features have been built into the design to make your home even more comfortable and affordable. 

 

Wilshire Homes’ decades of design excellence offers families classic and contemporary styles that fulfill the wish list you've worked on for years. Gorgeous light-filled spaces with fine finishes, chef-inspired kitchens, unique gathering areas, and lavish bathrooms are the rule, not the exception. Wilshire's "Built Around You" philosophy allows buyers to customize floor plans and create a truly unique home. LEED for Homes certification energy-efficient standards will pay off for years.

 

The Carneros Ranch Amenity Center keeps families engaged and involved. Cool off in the Jr. Olympic-sized pool or the tot-sized splash zone, host a get-together in the party room or relax at the pavilion. Come out to Carneros ranch, just 28 miles from downtown Austin, and see why Leander has been named the “best small town for families.” Learn more about purchasing a new Austin home in this top Austin community.

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