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February 28 2011

Steps to Finding a New Home: Crosby Villas Simplifies It

by racheal

Crosby Villas New Home Community

So, you want to buy a new home. That’s great; but first, you need to choose a new home builder. The San Diego new homes specialists of California West Communities, the brains behind such popular communities as Crosby Villas, simplifies the process with the following steps:

Choose a location: But not just any location. Crosby Villas consultants recommend, “Choose a location that has the amenities, schools and overall environment that you feel comfortable in. You may want to visit several places at different times of the day, and even talk to local residents to get a feel for the area.” Good advice!

Determine your needs: And of course, the needs of your family. The experts tell us, “…Look at home size and what the needs of your family are, and can you afford to live there. Does the floorplan flow and fit your family's lifestyle?” Oh yes, price! That’s always an important factor too.

Crosby Villas New Home Kitchen

Check them out: The homebuilder, that is. Are they in good standing in the area? According to Crosby Villas consultants, “You want a homebuilder who has a reputation for quality, craftsmanship and is there with you through every step of the homebuying process.” Checking local news stories (or national, if it is a national builder) to be sure they are free from scandal is a good way to be sure this builder does its job right.

The, the real fun begins! Home “shopping” through attractively decorated models is the most exciting part – and often, the part that leads to you determining which builder will create your new home. For more information, the Rancho Santa Fe new homes at Crosby Villas can be viewed by appointment. Call (858) 759-7911 Monday noon to 5 pm, or Tuesday through Sunday 10 am to 5 pm to request details.


February 28 2011

What are CC&Rs? Madison Lane Homebuying Experts Explain

by racheal

Madison Lane New Homes in San Diego

If you’re new to the world of homeowner associations, you may have questions regarding some inside vernacular – for example, CC&Rs. What are CC&Rs, exactly? Homebuying experts at Madison Lane, a California West Communities development, break it down like this:

“They (CCRs) are covenants, conditions and restrictions. It is a document that governs how homeowner associations operate and what rules a homeowner must abide. They usually include architectural and landscaping guidelines for improvements and changes to your home and yard, rules for use of shared areas, including recreation facilities.”

For many homeowners, CC&Rs are regarded as one of the necessary evils of ownership in a planned community. But in reality, the Madison Lane experts explain, CC&Rs can be an effective tool for owners who treat their home as an investment. “These guidelines and rules can help maintain the value of your property and community as a whole,” they explain.

Madison Lane New Homes Kitchen

In other words, they help ensure that your neighbors keep their lawns mowed, their roofs in good condition, and their homes painted a pleasant color – so that when you eventually sell, you can list your home at the most favorable price possible. CC&Rs don’t sound so bad anymore, do they?

For more homebuying facts from California West Communities – or, to learn more regarding the San Diego new homes of Madison Lane – call the Madison Lane sales office at (760) 724-6030.


February 28 2011

New Home or Resale? Andalusia at 4s Ranch Answers

by racheal

Andalusia New Homes in Carlsbad - CA

In today’s uncertain economic climate, many buyers are abandoning the new home market and opting for resale homes instead. Surprisingly, this may not always be the best decision. California West Communities, the homebuilding powerhouse behind communities of San Diego new homes like Andalusia at 4s Ranch, tells us why:

“There are several good reasons for choosing a new home…New homes are designed for the way we live today, using the newest construction materials, energy-efficient considerations, livable floorplans and features such as great rooms and spacious master suites. You may have the opportunity to customize your home by choosing from a variety of flooring, countertops and cabinets. Even take advantage of optional bedrooms, baths or flex spaces. You'll have access to professional advisors along the way. And your home is all ready when you move in – with a warranty.”

Andalusia at 4s Ranch - Kitchen

This may be true; but aren’t new homes more expensive? Not exactly, at least if you think with a long-term viewpoint. Consider the following: A new home is likely to save you thousands, perhaps tens or hundreds of thousands, of dollars over the long run in terms of repairs, renovations, and upgrades. Let’s face it: The romantic notion of a fixer-upper is hardly practical in today’s economy, even for affluent buyers.

For more information from California Homes Communities – or, to learn more regarding the new homes of Andalusia at 4s Ranch – stop into10510 Black Opal Road in San Diego; or, contact the community sales office at (858) 312-6850.


February 28 2011

Villas de Avila, Where Spain Meets Southern California

by racheal

Villas de Avila New Homes in Chula Vista

Villas: To some, it’s a town nestled on a rocky hilltop in central Spain that offers breathtaking views, rich history, unmatched architectural details, and the security of being surrounded by a beautiful 88-tower wall that was built in the 11th century. But for residents of the Chula Vista new homes at Villas de Avila, it’s just home.

That’s right: In the upscale city of Chula Vista, a tourist destination city that sits at the center of one of the richest economic and culturally diverse zones in the United States, Pacific Coast Communities designed their Villas de Avila new community to capture the timeless spirit of this old world Spanish village.

Villas de Avila New Homes

Residents can enjoy the feel of the Spanish countryside from their own homes, since colorful landscapes embrace architecturally inspired duplexes. Duplexes with impressive architectural features? You bet! Think elegant columns, sheltered balconies, covered porches, Mediterranean tile roofs, and private courtyards. And, don’t forget: All the attractions of San Diego area are just minutes away!

Intrigued? If you’re a buyer seeking a reasonably priced home in a prestigious Southern California community, perhaps you should be! Visit the Villas de Avila sales office at 1556 Corte Barcelona, Chula Vista, CA 91913; or, call the friendly consultants at (619) 565-2635.

 


February 28 2011

Buyers are Proud to Call Buttercup Creek Townhomes Home

by racheal

Buttercup Creek Townhomes

You’ve heard that Cedar Park is one of Central Texas’ most desirable areas; but is it possible to call Cedar Park home without spending an arm and a leg on your new house? It sure is! At Buttercup Creek Townhomes, buyers can choose to live among a tranquil setting of mature trees and plenty of open space – and, they can do it for far less than the price of a single family home.

Buttercup Creek Townhomes may seem like it’s miles from the hustle and bustle, but the secret is that the pleasant setting just makes you feel that way. In reality, it’s conveniently located minutes from restaurants, shopping, and entertainment – and yes, just a short drive from Austin. And isn’t that part of the appeal of Cedar Creek? Buttercup Creek Townhomes are popular among Austin Community College students, as the close location is irresistible.

Buttercup Creek Townhomes For Sale - KitchenFor those who want to move in as quickly as possible, Buttercup Creek has many townhomes ready for immediate occupancy.Whether you are down sizing, a student or just looking for a low maintenance home, stop in to see Buttercup Creek new townhomes at 401 Buttercup Creek Blvd., Cedar Park, Texas 78613 – or, call (512) 331-4836 for more information.

 


February 28 2011

Warmington at Northern Terrace in Providence Has What Las Vegas Buyers Want

by racheal

It’s no secret that Las Vegas offers plenty of new home communities for buyers to choose from, but one of our favorites is the planned community of Providence. Here, neighborhoods within Warmington Northern Terrace in Providence offer today’s buyers a total of 12 floorplans, of which are described here:

Northern Terrace New Homes In Las Vegas

Claremont
Approx. 1,388 - 1,895 sq. ft.
3 - 4 Bedrooms | 2.5 Baths
2 - 2 Space Garage
Priced from the low $100,000's

Wescott
Approx. 1,505 - 2,334 sq. ft.
3 - 4 Bedrooms | 2 - 2.5 Baths
2 Space Garage
Priced from the mid $100,000's

 

Emery
Approx. 1,871 - 3,043 sq. ft.
3 - 6 Bedrooms | 2.5 - 3 Baths
2 - 3 Space Garage
Priced from the low $200,000's

Built by Warmington Residential Nevada, a builder that understands what new home buyers in Las Vegas are looking for: getting the most for your money, with great pricing, an outstanding location and a beautiful and well planned new home. Plus all buyers get automatic membership to The Club at Northern Terrace, a multi-million dollar residents' recreational facility. What more could those seeking Las Vegas new homes ask for?

To inquire about the new homes at Northern Terrace in Providence, call the Warmington Residential Nevada sales office at (702) 248-4883. They will be glad to answer your questions.


February 28 2011

Monteluz Community Nearly Sold Out!

by racheal

Monteluz at 4S Ranch New Homes

Who says no one is buying new homes these days? At the San Diego new homes of Monteluz at 4S Ranch, the popular Monteluz neighborhood is nearly sold out! In other words, this is the last buying opportunity at Monteluz.

These final homes are set on some of the largest home sites in the sprawling 4S Ranch community, and they include the popular and stylish single-story residences buyers have fallen in love with at Monteluz. These homes are a great choice for today's active families, who want something spacious but have moved on from the overblown homes of yesteryear.

Monteluz New Homes Master Suite

Whose idea were these designs? The brilliant home builders of California West Communities, who know that today’s buyers still want gourmet kitchens, current technology wiring, and a luxurious master suite. These builders know that while you don’t insist on an excessive number of rooms for your averaged sized family, you still want comfortable rooms with quality features that accommodate your family’s needs (think easy care fiberglass tubs, home theater pre-wiring, and handcrafted cabinets). 

With these features (and the final opportunity sale!) in mind, it’s no wonder buyers are scrambling to check out the San Diego new homes of Monteluz at 4s Ranch. To see them for yourself, contact the sales office at (858) 705-6031, or stop into 7721 Hunters Ridge Road, San Diego, CA.

 


February 23 2011

Monet at Otay Ranch Offers Accessible Luxury

by racheal

Monet at Otay Ranch New Homes

Otay Ranch has attracted quite a bit of attention lately, and the exceptional small town environment of this large master planned community isn’t the only reason. The new homes that grace the neighborhoods of Otay Ranch are all part of the incredible appeal as well. Case in point: Monet, a unique villa community nestled in the Village of Hillsborough in Otay Ranch.

Monet at Otay Ranch, an achievement of Pacific Coast Communities, offers the white picket fences, porches and French Country architecture that today’s homebuyers want. Here, the garages are accessed by private rear lanes (rather than through an unsightly door in the front of the home) – now, that’s unique! What does the front of the home offer? Your very own private courtyard, with beautifully landscaped pedestrian paseos directly adjoined to it. Inside, three different floorplan choices feature the comfortable living spaces that families crave.

New Homes at Monet at Otay Ranch - Kitchen

Sound like something out of your reach? Surprisingly, Monet at Otay Ranch is available from the low $200,000’s. For a community of this caliber, it doesn’t get more accessible!

To learn more about Monet at Otay Ranch, stop into the sales office at 1424 Water Lily Drive, Chula Vista, CA 91913. Or, call them to request more information at (619) 421-6079.


February 23 2011

Santa Barbara at Otay Ranch: Latest Feat by Pacific Homes Communities

by racheal

Santa Barbara at Otay Ranch New Homes

A casual lifestyle that perfectly reflects the aura of the California coast – what more could any homebuyer hope for? Fortunately, one builder, Pacific Coast Communities, is working hard to offer that very thing to the homebuying public in San Diego.

One of Pacific Coast Communities’ latest feats is Santa Barbara at Otay Ranch, their newest community of exceptionally designed homes. Santa Barbara offers open floor plans, high ceilings and interesting architectural details that highlight the beautifully appointed interiors. Its large gourmet kitchens feature chef's islands, pantries and breakfast nooks…and the bedrooms offer ideal retreats for day’s end.

New Homes at Santa Barbara - Living Room

If it sounds like a lot…well, it is! As one of the top ten homebuilders in San Diego, Pacific Coast Communities is proud to be a major contributor to the thriving communities of San Diego – most recently, to the bustling master planned community known as Otay Ranch. In fact, the builder is the family owned and operated company responsible for over 1,000 of the new construction homes in Otay Ranch, and the development of many successful, award-winning communities stretching from Los Angeles to San Diego

Prices for Santa Barbara at Otay Ranch begin in the high $400,000’s. To see them in person, contact the sales office at 1717 Thompson Ave., Chula Vista, CA 91913. Or, call (619) 482-0845 for more information.

 


February 22 2011

Terraza at Otay Ranch Is Now Selling Phase 4!

by racheal

Terraza New Home Community in Chula Vista

Looking for a new home in Chula Vista, perhaps a home that will be ready to move in by this summer? Are you looking for a home that is not just affordable but offers a certain charm? Then your look is over! The new homes at Terraza at Otay Ranch offers all the above and much more.

Don’t miss out on the chance to get pre-qualified for the new release of phase four, opening on Saturday, February the 26th at 11am. Phase four is offering Terraza new homes with exceptional corner and park view lots. Located within an intimate enclave of 85 single-family homes with rich Irving Gill, Italian Tuscan and Santa Barbara architecture and flex spaces; these new homes offer 3 to 5 bedrooms and even a versatile bonus room. Each Terraza home has a courtyard that leads into an open living space on the main floor. Upstairs you will find a roomy master suite that can easily become a peaceful retreat from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

Terraza New Homes - Kitchen

If Terraza at Otay Ranch sound like the Chula Vista home you have been searching for, don’t hesitate to call the sales center. The sooner you qualify the higher your chances to purchase a phase four home and with Terraza new homes starting only in the mid $300’s you can rest a sure these homes will sale fast. Call a Terraza at Otay Ranch new home sales consultant at (619) 591-7040 or e-mail at sbakehorn@gmail.com. Terraza beautifully decorated models are open daily, from 10 am to 5 pm.

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