January 28 2011

Atlanta Real Estate Market Conditions January 2011

by racheal

Atlanta New Homes for Sale

In this new year, there’s more news to grab your attention in the Atlanta real estate market. As it turns out, the number of homes for sale in Atlanta is up from December – by nearly 2,000 homes, as a matter of fact. Not great news for sellers, who may or may not see any activity for awhile. However, there’s great news for buyers; and of course, it’s in regards to price (that’s the best kind of news, isn’t it?)

Currently, the median home price in Atlanta is $175,900, down from the $189,900 median we saw in December. As the Yahoo! Snapshot shows us, that’s a price drop of 7.4%. Wow! Unfortunately, the number of foreclosures has risen, but experts concede that this is to be expected. Plus, it’s great news for those seeking Atlanta foreclosure homes.

If you like to monitor Atlanta real estate market conditions, check back here in February to see what kind of progress the market has made. We’ll do our best to give you the most accurate information possible.

Listing Type Number of Units
Median Price Price Change
Resale Homes 11,496 $175,900 -7.4%
New Homes 24 $274,900 +12.2%
Foreclosures 5,295 $133,000 -0.7%

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January 27 2011

Las Vegas New Homes at Northern Terrace in Providence

by racheal

It’s been reported that Las Vegas is one housing market that remains promising for buyers and sellers alike. With that win-win climate in mind, it seems that now’s the perfect time to make that move to Vegas you’ve always considered. And whether you’re familiar with this legendary city or a bonafide novice, one community is bound to suit your needs and lifestyle perfectly: Warmington at Northern Terrace in Providence.

In this neighborhood of Las Vegas new homes, buyers can enjoy the resort caliber amenities Vegas is known for; and yet, enjoy them in a traditional American community environment. The jaw-dropping dollar recreational complex at Northern Terrace in Providence is a community centerpiece that offers a comprehensive fitness center, three pools, a spa, outdoor/indoor play areas, a gourmet kitchen, a great room for entertaining, an outdoor BBQ, and shaded patio areas. Sound like the Vegas of the Strip? Not exactly…but it’s the perfect way for you to enjoy the best of both worlds.

Northern Terrace in Provide - Kitchen

Wondering what something like this costs? Northern Terrace in Providence is more affordable than many buyers would think. In fact, you can have everything this great community offers starting at the accessible price of the mid-$100,000's. If this appeals to you, contact Warmington Residences at (702) 248-4883 to inquire about the new homes at Northern Terrace. They’ll be glad to show you everything it has to offer!


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January 27 2011

Crosby Villas Features Ideal Rancho Santa Fe New Homes

by racheal

Crosby Villas New Home Community

You may be the type of buyer who qualifies for a loan of luxury style proportions; and yet, you still wish to purchase a home of a reasonable size. If so, Crosby Villas has probably got a home for you. This community of Rancho Santa Fe new homes features European style villas that appeal to high end buyers…and still, those buyers can choose from three different residence styles to match their lifestyle needs.

For example, Residence One is approximately 3,034 square feet, with 2 1/2 to 3 baths and a lovely master bedroom suite downstairs. A second bedroom and an office round out the floorplan. In Residence Two, which is 3,102 square feet, the master bedroom is also downstairs, but buyers can choose from up to 6 bedrooms – or not! You can actually opt for only 3 bedrooms if you like. Residence Three has similarly versatile options.

New Homes in Rancho Santa Fe - Master Bedroom

This flexibility is what sets Crosby Villas apart, and it’s only available from California West Communities. For more information, contact the sales office for Crosby Villas new home information at (858) 759-7911 Monday noon to 5 pm, or Tuesday through Sunday 10 am to 5 pm to request a private, scheduled viewing.


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January 26 2011

Monteluz at 4s Ranch, Where Luxury Features Come Standard

by racheal

Monteluz New Homes For Sale Vista

Yes, people are downsizing; but that doesn’t mean that your luxury home has to be anything less than luxurious. After all, it’s your money – and you need to get what you’re paying for.

With that in mind, this is a great time to talk about what you get for your money at the San Diego homes of Monteluz at 4S Ranch . The reputable builder, California West Communities, has furnished this list of standard home features for this community (oh, and this isn’t a comprehensive list; in other words, these are only some of the incredible features you can look forward to:

Gourmet Kitchens
- Granite countertops with 6” granite backsplash
- Handcrafted beech or maple cabinetry
- Quality Whirlpool appliances in white, black, or stainless finish         
- Under cabinet fluorescent task lighting
- Spacious, entertainment-friendly kitchen island

- OnQ structured wiring system
- Category 5 wiring for phone and television in all bedrooms, bonus room and office
- Home theater pre-wire system in family room
- Pre-wired for security systems

Monteluz New Homes Master Suite

Luxurious Master Suite  
- Oversized walk-in closet
- Handcrafted beech or maple cabinets with dual sinks and wide-set Moen faucet
- Easy Care Fiberglass Tub with Ceramic Tile Surround and separate shower
- Private commode area

All things considered, isn’t now the best time to look into these luxurious San Diego new homes? Contact the sales team for these new homes at Monteluz at 4s Ranch at (858) 705-6031, or pop in for a visit at 7721 Hunters Ridge Road, San Diego, CA.


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January 26 2011

Vista New Homes: FAQ’s on Buying at Madison Lane

by racheal

Madison Lane New Homes

Dream homes are exciting; financing them isn’t. For that reason, California West Communities presents the following frequently asked questions regarding the purchase of one of their Vista new homes; specifically, those located at the Madison Lane community. However, they can be helpful for buyers everywhere. Take a look:

Q: How do I know how much I can qualify for?

A: Our preferred lender, Pacific Sun Mortgage, will walk you through the pre-qualification process prior to your purchase to help you determine the amount of a mortgage loan that matches your income, credit, monthly expenses and down payment ability. These are the factors that determine your mortgage loan amount.

Q: How do I determine which mortgage and loan program is best for me?

A: The two most common loan types are fixed rate mortgages (where the mortgage rate remains the same over time) and adjustable rate mortgages (where the mortgage features a low start rate, but raises that rate significantly over time). Pacific Sun Mortgage will explain the pros and cons of each during your consultation sessions.

Q: How much do I need to put down?

A: There are loan programs that require smaller down payments, such as FHA and VA financing; but normally, a down payment of less than 20% will require mortgage insurance to be added to your monthly mortgage payment.

Madison Lane Homes Dining Room

Q:  After signing documents, what is the next step?

A:  Now, it’s time to ensure your application is complete.  Your Pacific Sun Mortgage loan officer will review the application and make the final step as seamless as possible.

For more information on the Vista new homes at Madison Lane, contact the community at (760) 724-6030.


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January 25 2011

Andalusia at 4s Ranch: Financing San Diego New Homes

by racheal

Andalusia New Homes in San Diego

Purchasing a new home isn’t what it used to be. For that reason, California West Communities and Pacific Sun Mortgage work together to furnish buyers the best new home financing options. Why Pacific Sun Mortgage? This full-service lender specializes in the new home buying process, and they have access to a national marketplace for mortgage loan options. Their lending team offers personalized assistance, and insists on confidentiality. When you express intent to purchase from the San Diego new homes at Andalusia at 4s Ranch, they walk you through the following two-step process:

Determining how much you can borrow: There are several factors here, such as pinpointing how much you can afford to pay monthly and what you have for a down payment. You’ll also need to identify what options you’ll want in your new home, and how these costs figure into what you can afford to pay. Your employment history and debt to income ratio will also be key in determining how much you can borrow.

New Homes at Andalusia - Kitchen

Pre-Qualifying for your loan:

Now, the real homebuying process begins. In order to purchase at Andalusia at 4s Ranch, all homebuyers must prequalify for a loan through Pacific Sun Mortgage. Need some assistance? Take a look at this sample loan checklist and application, then supply all items requested. And if you have any questions, Pacific Sun will be glad to answer. After all, they want your loan package to be completed as quickly as possible. They can be reached at (858) 436-0414.

Andalusia at 4s Ranch wants buyers like you to feel comfortable during the purchase process. For that reason, they partner with a trusted mortgage resource that can make it simple, and even enjoyable. For information on an the new homes at Andalusia, contact the community sales office at (858) 312-6850.



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January 25 2011

Smart Corner San Diego Condos: Stay Awhile…or Not!

by racheal

San Diego Condos at Smart Corner

It’s a new year, and it may be time for you to start considering a new move. Where to go? You’ve always loved San Diego…but you also want that downtown, urban experience? Good news: It’s possible to have them both! There’s no need to go to Los Angeles for the metro lifestyle of your dreams. There are San Diego condos for sale that offer the same experience. One of the most popular buildings in this flavor is Smart Corner

Here, you can enjoy life in a high rise condo loft right in the middle of downtown San Diego – and yes, part of that includes an ocean view! In fact, Smart Corner offers one of the best views in San Diego…just ask the residents! There’s hardly a better place to catch a nearly panoramic glimpse of the bustling city, endless ocean, and stunning Coronado Bridge. Best of all, you can enjoy it from the rooftop hot tub you share with your building neighbors.

Smart Corner Condos for Sale In San Diego - View

Not sure if you want to buy yet? No worries: Smart Corner condo lofts can be purchased or leased. Your time in San Diego can be at your discretion with this convenient – and smart! – option. Sounds like your kind of opportunity? If so, contact Smart Corner at (888) 745- 2028; or, stop in to1080 Park Blvd. in San Diego to inquire.


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January 25 2011

Rockrose at the Foothills Now Selling Phase 2B!

by racheal

Rockrose New Homes in Carlsbad CA

Are you the type who just has to tour new model homes? You know, someone who gets excited when they hear that a new phase has recently opened? If so, we’ve got some great news for you! Rockrose at the Foothills, one of the most desirable communities of Carlsbad new homes around, recently announced that Phase 2B is now selling. Go see the beautiful single and two story homes of Rockrose Phase 2B, set on large homesites of up to 7,785 square feet. Marvel at the decorated models, and try not to gasp too loudly when you learn all that Brookfield Homes includes in a homebuying package.

That’s right: You may not only be interested in seeing Rockrose at the Foothills, but owning there too. After all, who doesn’t want a $10,000 credit back from their homebuilder? That’s what Brookfield offers to buyers at Rockrose. And, don’t forget about the low, low, low tax rate of 1.21% -- something that’s almost unheard of for Carlsbad new homes of this caliber.

New Homes at Rockrose Livingroom

Finally, we know you’ll be impressed by the eco-savviness new homes at Rockrose at the Foothills, as they’re among the most energy efficient new homes in San Diego County. Convinced yet? You will be, once you stop in for a visit. Find Rockrose at 3538 Glen Avenue, Carlsbad, CA 92010 – or, give them a call at (888) 514-9296.


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January 24 2011

Buttercup Creek Townhomes - Not Your Average Cedar Park Townhome

by racheal

New Townhomes For Sale in Austin Texas

Whether you’re a single, couple, or small family, chances are high that you’ve discussed the prospect of living in a townhome at some point in time. After all, townhomes are known to boast a more attractive aesthetic than your average apartment; plus, the two story design of a townhome is convenient and spacious. At Buttercup Creek Townhomes in Cedar Park, TX, this is certainly the case. However, these Cedar Park new homes offer something even more appealing than other townhomes: They’re decked out in style.

How so? Consider this. Buttercup Creek Townhomes feature a colonial design on the exterior, a style that has been revived by a renewed national interest in historic homes. Imagine living in a townhome…that looks like a classic home from a bygone era! Not many townhome dwellers can say that about their homes. But at these Cedar Park new homes, you can!

Buttercup Creek Townhomes - Kitchen

Plus, the interiors are outfitted with features like framed wood cabinets, colonial style wood baseboards and trim, colonial style raised panel interior doors, and cultured marble vanity counters in the bathrooms (oh, and elongated commodes and Moen bathroom fixtures). It’s a townhome buyer’s dream. Wait a minute…it’s any home buyer’s dream! To see them in person, stop in to Buttercup Creek Townhomes at 401 Buttercup Creek Blvd., Cedar Park, Texas 78613 – or, call (512) 331-4836 for more information.


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January 24 2011

Dolcetto at La Costa Ridge: For Upscale Buyers on a Budget

by racheal

La Costa Ridge New Homes

Like most buyers in today’s market, you’re probably hoping your money goes a long, long way. That’s nothing to be ashamed of! In fact, many new home builders are actually catering to buyers just like you, by developing communities with homes that offer the most bang for a family’s hard-earned buck.

Case in point: the Carlsbad new homes at Dolcetto. Where is Dolcetto? It’s at La Costa Ridge in North County. Chances are, you’ve heard of this exclusive area; it’s the site of the La Costa Resort and Spa, one of the most sought after spa destinations on the California coast.

New Homes For Sale at Dolcetto

Just how does Dolcetto cater to homebuyers like you? By offering their beautiful estate homes at approximately $200,000 less than its counterparts. While other Carlsbad new homes are nearing the $1 million mark, Dolcetto at La Costa Ridge stays in the comfortable $600,000 range – perfect for the upscale buyer who still needs to work within a reasonable budget.

Plus, Dolcetto furnishes you all the amenities of a resort gated community – including, but not limited to, concierge services! Can it get much better? If you answered no, then it’s time to say yes to the new homes at Dolcetto at La Costa Ridge! To inquire about these incredible Carlsbad new homes, contact the City Ventures sales office at (760) 744-0866.


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