Real Estate Trends To Watch

October 26th, 2015

The recent recession hit people across the country where it hurts the most – their pockets. The housing market cratered. But, finally, the economy is getting back on its feet as economic and job growth accelerates. Prospective home buyers can benefit from this strong growth and historically low mortgage rates.

If you are looking to buy or sell your home, here are a few trends that will keep you up-to-date on the housing market.

Home Prices on the Rise

States like Colorado, New York, Texas, and Wyoming experienced record high housing prices earlier this year. The nation as a whole is experiencing price increases of almost 6% compared to last year. Economists see the uptick in prices as signs of a stable and growing market.

Low Mortgage Rates

Most economists believe long term interest rates are going to stay low and, along with lower oil prices, will keep inflation in check in the near term. Read More >

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AZO Build: “Brandywine Homes Announces Groundbreaking on 20-Unit Home Community in Anaheim”

October 20th, 2015

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Published on October 20, 2015 at 3:28 AM

Brandywine Homes will break ground in January on Lakehouse, a 20-unit community on 3.6 acres located at 2901 E. South Street in Anaheim, Calif. A grand opening will be held in spring 2016, and is scheduled to be complete in December 2016.

“Lakehouse will be a one-of-a-kind community bordering the Santa Ana River in the heart of Orange County,” said Dave Barisic, vice president of sales and marketing at Brandywine Homes, a pioneer of infill development in Southern California. “With a nature preserve in their backyards, these homes will be designed to complement their surroundings and provide peace and serenity to their owners. It is rare to find new single family homes of this size in an existing established neighborhood close to everything you want.” Read More >

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Reuters: Brandywine Homes to Break Ground on Lakehouse, a 20-Unit Luxury Home Community in Anaheim, Calif.

October 20th, 2015

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Community Borders Santa Ana River and Nature Preserve in the Heart of Orange County

ANAHEIM, CA – Brandywine Homes will break ground in January on Lakehouse, a 20-unit community on 3.6 acres located at 2901 E. South Street in Anaheim, Calif. A grand opening will be held in spring 2016, and is scheduled to be complete in December 2016.

“Lakehouse will be a one-of-a-kind community bordering the Santa Ana River in the heart of Orange County,” said Dave Barisic, vice president of sales and marketing at Brandywine Homes, a pioneer of infill development in Southern California. “With a nature preserve in their backyards, these homes will be designed to complement their surroundings and provide peace and serenity to their owners. It is rare to find new single family homes of this size in an existing established neighborhood close to everything you want.”

Designed by Pate-Smeall Architects, Lakehouse will offer 20 detached single-family homes ranging from 2,200 to 2,750 square feet on lots ranging from 3,650 to 7,662 square feet. With four different architectural styles to choose from — two Craftsman models, Ranch Hacienda and Spanish — the stucco homes will have clay or concrete roofing tiles and two-car garages.

Residents will have access to a pocket park and adjacent walking trails. The community has easy access to the 57 and 91 freeways.

Tierra Development Advisors was the broker for the deal.

According to the National Association of Home Builders’ formula to determine the local impact of single-family housing in typical metro areas, adding 20 single-family homes will generate $5.7 million in local income, $720,000 in taxes and other revenue for local governments and 79 local jobs.

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BRANDYWINE HOMES TO BREAK GROUND ON LAKEHOUSE, A 20-UNIT LUXURY HOME COMMUNITY IN ANAHEIM, CALIF.

October 19th, 2015

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Community Borders Santa Ana River and Nature Preserve in the Heart of Orange County

ANAHEIM, Calif. – October 19, 2015 –Brandywine Homes will break ground in January on Lakehouse, a 20-unit community on 3.6 acres located at 2901 E. South Street in Anaheim, Calif. A grand opening will be held in spring 2016, and is scheduled to be complete in December 2016.

“Lakehouse will be a one-of-a-kind community bordering the Santa Ana River in the heart of Orange County,” said Dave Barisic, vice president of sales and marketing at Brandywine Homes, a pioneer of infill development in Southern California. “With a nature preserve in their backyards, these homes will be designed to complement their surroundings and provide peace and serenity to their owners. It is rare to find new single family homes of this size in an existing established neighborhood close to everything you want.” Read More >

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Bloomberg: “Brandywine Homes to Break Ground on Lakehouse, a 20-Unit Luxury Home Community in Anaheim, Calif.”

October 19th, 2015

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ANAHEIM, CA — (Marketwired) — 10/19/15 — Brandywine Homes will break ground in January on Lakehouse, a 20-unit community on 3.6 acres located at 2901 E. South Street in Anaheim, Calif. A grand opening will be held in spring 2016, and is scheduled to be complete in December 2016.

“Lakehouse will be a one-of-a-kind community bordering the Santa Ana River in the heart of Orange County,” said Dave Barisic, vice president of sales and marketing at Brandywine Homes, a pioneer of infill development in Southern California. “With a nature preserve in their backyards, these homes will be designed to complement their surroundings and provide peace and serenity to their owners. It is rare to find new single family homes of this size in an existing established neighborhood close to everything you want.”

Designed by Pate-Smeall Architects, Lakehouse will offer 20 detached single-family homes ranging from 2,200 to 2,750 square feet on lots ranging from 3,650 to 7,662 square feet. With four different architectural styles to choose from — two Craftsman models, Ranch Hacienda and Spanish — the stucco homes will have clay or concrete roofing tiles and two-car garages.

Residents will have access to a pocket park and adjacent walking trails. The community has easy access to the 57 and 91 freeways. Read More >

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Yahoo! Finance: “Brandywine Homes to Break Ground on Lakehouse, a 20-Unit Luxury Home Community in Anaheim, Calif.”

October 19th, 2015

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Community Borders Santa Ana River and Nature Preserve in the Heart of Orange County

ANAHEIM, CA–(Marketwired – Oct 19, 2015) – Brandywine Homes will break ground in January on Lakehouse, a 20-unit community on 3.6 acres located at 2901 E. South Street in Anaheim, Calif. A grand opening will be held in spring 2016, and is scheduled to be complete in December 2016.

“Lakehouse will be a one-of-a-kind community bordering the Santa Ana River in the heart of Orange County,” said Dave Barisic, vice president of sales and marketing at Brandywine Homes, a pioneer of infill development in Southern California. “With a nature preserve in their backyards, these homes will be designed to complement their surroundings and provide peace and serenity to their owners. It is rare to find new single family homes of this size in an existing established neighborhood close to everything you want.”

Designed by Pate-Smeall Architects, Lakehouse will offer 20 detached single-family homes ranging from 2,200 to 2,750 square feet on lots ranging from 3,650 to 7,662 square feet. With four different architectural styles to choose from — two Craftsman models, Ranch Hacienda and Spanish — the stucco homes will have clay or concrete roofing tiles and two-car garages. Read More >

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Freeways Connecting Your New Home in North Orange County

October 19th, 2015

Good schools, low unemployment, plenty of shopping at all price ranges, world-renown theme parks, miles of beaches, lots of cultural activities: these are just some of the things that make Orange County a great place to live. They, in part, form the reasons that Brandywine Homes builds its developments in the area.

However, because a lot of people want to live in Orange County, they all bring their cars, which can make for some heavy congestion at times. You can use the following strategies that long-time locals use to get around the traffic. You’ll find them useful from any of our current or upcoming properties in Yorba Linda, such as Covington or Provence. 

SigAlerts

Before starting on your trip, browse the SigAlert traffic report. This unique Southern California term originated in the 1940s when local radio reporter, Loyd Sigmon, broadcast dispatches that he received from the Los Angeles Police Department about bad car accidents. He eventually developed an electronic device used by authorities to alert the media of disasters. The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) then started using the term for any traffic tie up affecting two or more lanes of freeway for two or more hours. Read More >

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Morningstar News: “Brandywine Homes to Break Ground on Lakehouse, a 20-Unit Luxury Home Community in Anaheim, Calif.”

October 19th, 2015

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ANAHEIM, CA — (Marketwired) — 10/19/15 — Brandywine Homes will break ground in January on Lakehouse, a 20-unit community on 3.6 acres located at 2901 E. South Street in Anaheim, Calif. A grand opening will be held in spring 2016, and is scheduled to be complete in December 2016.

“Lakehouse will be a one-of-a-kind community bordering the Santa Ana River in the heart of Orange County,” said Dave Barisic, vice president of sales and marketing at Brandywine Homes, a pioneer of infill development in Southern California. “With a nature preserve in their backyards, these homes will be designed to complement their surroundings and provide peace and serenity to their owners. It is rare to find new single family homes of this size in an existing established neighborhood close to everything you want.” Read More >

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Morningstar: Brandywine Homes to Break Ground on Lakehouse, a 20-Unit Luxury Home Community in Anaheim, Calif.

October 19th, 2015

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Community Borders Santa Ana River and Nature Preserve in the Heart of Orange County

ANAHEIM, CA – Brandywine Homes will break ground in January on Lakehouse, a 20-unit community on 3.6 acres located at 2901 E. South Street in Anaheim, Calif. A grand opening will be held in spring 2016, and is scheduled to be complete in December 2016.

“Lakehouse will be a one-of-a-kind community bordering the Santa Ana River in the heart of Orange County,” said Dave Barisic, vice president of sales and marketing at Brandywine Homes, a pioneer of infill development in Southern California. “With a nature preserve in their backyards, these homes will be designed to complement their surroundings and provide peace and serenity to their owners. It is rare to find new single family homes of this size in an existing established neighborhood close to everything you want.”

Designed by Pate-Smeall Architects, Lakehouse will offer 20 detached single-family homes ranging from 2,200 to 2,750 square feet on lots ranging from 3,650 to 7,662 square feet. With four different architectural styles to choose from — two Craftsman models, Ranch Hacienda and Spanish — the stucco homes will have clay or concrete roofing tiles and two-car garages.

Residents will have access to a pocket park and adjacent walking trails. The community has easy access to the 57 and 91 freeways.

Tierra Development Advisors was the broker for the deal.

According to the National Association of Home Builders’ formula to determine the local impact of single-family housing in typical metro areas, adding 20 single-family homes will generate $5.7 million in local income, $720,000 in taxes and other revenue for local governments and 79 local jobs.

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Will El Niño Dump Heavy Rain on Orange County?

October 12th, 2015

When looking to buy a new home in Orange County, it’s natural to consider California’s ongoing drought. But excessive rain?

We are still in the middle of a multi-year drought severe enough to impose water restrictions on all California residents. But, as the recent heavy September rains have shown, the potential for downpours still exists in the area. More so in the next few months because scientists are seeing the return of El Niño. 

What is El Niño?

The weather in Southern California is largely driven by the ocean’s temperature. For reasons not yet well-defined, parts of the central and eastern equatorial Pacific Ocean warm up every two to seven years and stays warm for six to 18 months. That change affects weather throughout the world. While specific conditions depend on the severity of El Niño combined with ordinary day-to-day weather patterns, scientists are predicting a warmer Northwest, a drier Midwest, a cooler South, and a wetter Southern California from fall through spring.

The strong El Niño in 1997-1998 produced storms that killed 17 people in California and caused an estimated $550 million worth of damage. In 2006 and 2007, a weak El Niño produced the opposite effect: California’s 23rd driest winter season. Already the recent September rain is pointing to a strong weather condition this season.  Read More >

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