Century Village Grand Opening Makes the Local TV News!

January 26th, 2012

Garden Grove television was on hand at the immensely successful grand opening of the model homes at Century Village. View the coverage – Grand Opening in Garden Grove.

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New Garden Grove homes draw 500

January 26th, 2012

By JONATHAN LANSNER / THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER

Some 500 house shoppers showed up to see 53 new homes that hit the Garden Grove on Jan. 14.

Brandywine Homes’ Century Village in the city’s central hub offers four floor plans ranging from 1,705 square feet to 2,247 square feet with three or four bedrooms; up to 3.5 bathrooms; and garages holdings two or three cars. All units have front porches and balconies. Projected pricing is the low-$400,000 range.

Brandywine expects to complete construction nine townhomes by April; eight more should be complete by May.

Brandywine may do well. Garden Grove homes have been selling 40 percent faster than the rest of the county by one analyst’s math.

Every two weeks, Steve Thomas of ReportsOnHousing.com publishes a study of the supply of local homes for sale. As of January 5, Thomas found in Garden Grove 261 residences listed in brokers’ MLS system — with 119 new deals opening in the past 30 days.

By Thomas’s math, Garden Grove has a “market time” (months it would take to sell all inventory at current pace of new escrows) of 2.19 months vs. 2.03 months found two weeks earlier vs. 4.65 months seen a year earlier.

Countywide, latest market time was 3.65 months vs. 5.10 months a year ago. So, homes in Garden Grove sell — in theory — in 40 percent less time than the countywide pace.

Of the homes listed for sale in this community, 136 were either foreclosures being resold or short sales, where sellers owe more than the home’s value. So distressed properties were 52.1 percent of the city’s supply of homes for sale vs. 38.7 percent countywide.

Compare these trends to countywide distressed-listing patterns: Cities with highest level of distressed properties among their listings? Portola Hills was tops — 87.5 percent — followed by Rancho Santa Margarita at 66.4 percent of listings and Ladera Ranch at 66.1 percent of listings. Fewest? Corona Del Mar was tops — 4.4 percent — followed by Seal Beach at 4.7 percent of listings and Laguna Woods at 8.1 percent of listings

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Garden Grove Gets 53 New Homes

January 19th, 2012

Garden Grove gets 53 new homes

January 13th, 2012, 2:25 pm · · posted by

Sales of 53 new homes begins Saturday in Garden Grove.

Brandywine Homes’ Century Village in the city’s central hub will offer four floor plans ranging from 1,705 square feet to 2,247 square feet with three or four bedrooms; up to 3.5 bathrooms; and garages holdings two or three cars. All units have front porches and balconies. Projected pricing is the low-$400,000 range.

Grand opening ceremonies will run Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 13082 Century Blvd in Garden Grove.

Brandywine expects to complete construction nine townhomes by April; eight more should be complete by May.

Brandywine’s Vice President of Sales and Marketing David Barisic: “This community caters to buyers with a busy lifestyle who need a home with close freeway access, proximity to a variety of neighborhood events and amenities, and who have a desire to live in a well-established community with award winning schools … Our goal is to help re-invigorate Garden Grove’s housing market by providing a top of the line product to area residents.”

Garden Grove homes sell 40% faster than the rest of the county by one analyst’s math.

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Brandywine sales flourish at Lemongrass Community in Fountain Valley

January 6th, 2012



 

 

 

Five of the sixteen new homes were sold in the first four days of its grand opening.

By Sophia GioielloPublished: January 03, 2012 12:45 PM

Sales have begun at the Brandywine Homes Lemongrass community in Fountain Valley. Five of the sixteen single-family, detached residences have already been sold in the community since its grand opening on Dec. 10. The two-day celebration for Lemongrass attracted more than 800 people from the community.

“We had amazing interest in this community even before we opened it. There were about 250 people on the interest list solely off a sign on the property,” said Dave Barisic, Brandywine’s vice president of sales and marketing.
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Century Village Grand Opening January 14th!!

January 4th, 2012

DON’T MISS THE GRAND OPENING EVENT FOR CENTURY VILLAGE TOWNHOMES ON JAN.14 &15!

Century Village Street Scene

(GARDEN GROVE, CA) – On January 14 and 15, Brandywine Homes will be hosting the Grand opening for its latest exciting new community, Century Village! Join the celebration and enjoy music, food and more! This brand new townhome community is full of the fresh style with incredible pricing Orange County buyers have been dreaming of. The grand opening event will include exclusive model tours, appetizers, entertainment, special raffle items and more.

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Builder News Blog Post by David Barisic, Vice President of Sales and Marketing

January 4th, 2012

New Market Shift…Multigenerational Housing

David Barisic | December 28th, 2011

In my last blog entry, I discussed a shift towards more precise planning when it comes to both the design of new housing and the subsequent marketing of it.  In this entry, I want to touch more specifically on a particular trend that is beginning to make headlines – multigenerational housing.

To most people who grew up in the American suburbs, the path to domestic independence was pretty clear: graduate high school, move out, don’t look back. The thought of living even semi-permanently with relatives, whether it’s with parents, aunts & uncles, cousins, etc., was not really an option. There is research that has suggested, however, that this way of thinking may be short-lived for a couple of reasons that builders and developers will need to pay close attention to.

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