OCBJ: “Brandywine Going Big”

March 28th, 2016

By Mark Mueller
Monday, March 28, 2016

Irvine-based Brandywine Homes is moving ahead on a 15-home project in Yorba Linda that will have among its largest and most expensive homes to date.

The homebuilder, which focuses on urban infill projects in Southern California that tend to be more affordable than most builders’ local offerings, said this month that it broke ground on Newbury, a 8.4-acre community a few blocks west of Imperial Highway on Highland Avenue.

Grading is scheduled to begin in May, and a grand opening is planned for the first quarter of next year, according to the builder.

The five- and six-bedroom, six-bathroom estate homes on the property will range from 4,761 square feet to 5,046 square feet and will be built on the site of an older single-family home, the company said. Read More >

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7 Mistakes to Avoid When Buying a Home

March 28th, 2016

If you buy the wrong pair of shoes, you can always go back the next day and get another pair that fits right. The same is not true when buying a house. You need to make the right decision the first time as it will likely be years before you have the opportunity to buy a new house again. Consider the following seven mistakes to avoid when buying a home. 

Buying Someone Else’s Problem

If you are looking at a house that is not new, consider the issues that might be present. Are the appliances in need of replacement? Does the roof leak? Is the plumbing and electrical up to code? When you buy a used house you take a risk that a major problem will surface after the purchase is complete. Forbes indicates that buying new eliminates this risk. All of the appliances and the roof will be new. The components of the home will be up to code.   Read More >

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Websites to Help with Real Estate in California

March 21st, 2016

If you’re reading this, then you at least know that our website is one online resource that can help with real estate in Orange and Los Angeles counties. However, the Internet is full of other sites you can use to find out more about our developments or sell your current home. As California new home builders, here are some of our favorites.

Google Maps

Type the address of one of our neighborhoods into Google Maps and you can scope out the community from the comfort of your chair. Read More >

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BRANDYWINE HOMES BREAKS GROUND ON NEWBURY, AN UPSCALE RESIDENTIALCOMMUNITY IN YORBA LINDA

March 14th, 2016

Luxury Enclave of Estate Homes Near Horse Trails, Offers Spectacular Views

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YORBA LINDA, Calif. – March 14, 2016 – Brandywine Homes recently broke ground on Newbury, a 8.38-acre community offering 15 estate homes on Highland Avenue in Yorba Linda. Grading is expected to begin in May 2016, with a grand opening slated for first quarter of 2017.

“What is exciting about Newbury is there is truly nothing else like it around,” said Dave Barisic, vice president of sales and marketing at Brandywine Homes, a pioneer of infill development in Southern California. “It is a luxury enclave of 15 estate homes in a rural Yorba Linda setting, set away from the hurries of everyday life. Newbury is adjacent to horse trails and many of the homes have spectacular city lights views.” Read More >

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Bloomberg: “Brandywine Homes Breaks Ground on Newbury, an Upscale Residential Community in Yorba Linda”

March 14th, 2016

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YORBA LINDA, CA — 03/14/16 —Brandywine Homes recently broke ground on Newbury, a 8.38-acre community offering 15 estate homes on Highland Avenue in Yorba Linda. Grading is expected to begin in May 2016, with a grand opening slated for first quarter of 2017.

“What is exciting about Newbury is there is truly nothing else like it around,” said Dave Barisic, vice president of sales and marketing at Brandywine Homes, a pioneer of infill development in Southern California. “It is a luxury enclave of 15 estate homes in a rural Yorba Linda setting, set away from the hurries of everyday life. Newbury is adjacent to horse trails and many of the homes have spectacular city lights views.” Read More >

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Spring Purchases to Prepare for Summer Fun

March 14th, 2016

Spring is a wonderful time to start dreaming of the fun you will have this summer in your new home. It is also a good time to start making purchases to prepare for any summer projects you have planned. Yard and garden projects are popular for many families. If you own a new home you may be looking to put in new flowers, add mulch, or create an outdoor living space. Maybe it is time to get your first grill or lawnmower. Are you considering building a deck? Often any of these projects require purchases. Let’s examine some common new homeowner purchases!

Hoses

Regardless of your outdoor project you will likely need a hose. Even if you don’t plan on putting in a garden, a hose comes in handy to clean off your car or your deck. If you buy a new lawnmower you will want to hose it off to keep it in good condition.

Have you ever hooked up a hose, turned it on and found no water coming out? This is extremely frustrating! You have to locate the kink that is preventing the water from passing through the hose and then attempt to straighten it out so water can flow properly. Consider purchasing a hose that won’t kink. These have been on the market for the past few years but weren’t a product that was available when you were a kid. Many people swear they take the frustration out of using a hose! Read More >

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When You Sell Your Home to Buy Orange County Real Estate, Do You Pay Capital Gains Tax?

March 7th, 2016

Unless you’re a first-time homebuyer, you’ll most likely have to sell your current home in order to buy your new Orange County home. If you’ve owned your current property for awhile, you may even realize a substantial profit on the price you sell for over what you originally paid. Such a profit is called capital gains.

The capital designates anything that you own or use. The gain is the money you make from selling it. Read More >

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BRANDYWINE TO BUILD 53-HOME COMMUNITY AT CANDLEWOOD COUNTRY CLUB IN WHITTIER, CALIF.

March 4th, 2016

Many Townhomes in 3.96-Acre Community Will Be Located Directly on Golf Course with Spectacular Views

WHITTIER, Calif. – March 4, 2016 – Brandywine Homes has closed on a 3.96-acre parcel located adjacent to the Candlewood Country Club golf course in Whittier, Calif. Brandywine plans to build a 53-townhome community.

“What makes this community special is its location on the golf course at Candlewood Country Club,” said Dave Barisic, vice president of sales and marketing at Brandywine Homes, a pioneer of infill development in Southern California. “Finding a new home community in an existing neighborhood with these kinds of built-in amenities is rare.”

The two- and three-story townhomes, ranging from 1,400 to 2,100 square feet, will have three bedrooms and two and a half baths. Many of the homes will be located on the golf course, offering spectacular views. The community will include a recreational building, a Jacuzzi, a bike-storage area and a community garden. Read More >

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Reuters: “Brandywine to Build 53-Home Community at Candlewood Country Club in Whittier, Calif.”

March 4th, 2016

 

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Brandywine to Build 53-Home Community at Candlewood Country Club in Whittier, Calif.

Many Townhomes in 3.96-Acre Community Will Be Located Directly on Golf Course With Spectacular Views

WHITTIER, CA–(Mar 4, 2016) – Brandywine Homes has closed on a 3.96-acre parcel located adjacent to the Candlewood Country Club golf course in Whittier, Calif. Brandywine plans to build a 53-townhome community.

“What makes this community special is its location on the golf course at Candlewood Country Club,” said Dave Barisic, vice president of sales and marketing at Brandywine Homes, a pioneer of infill development in Southern California. “Finding a new home community in an existing neighborhood with these kinds of built-in amenities is rare.”

The two- and three-story townhomes, ranging from 1,400 to 2,100 square feet, will have three bedrooms and two and a half baths. Many of the homes will be located on the golf course, offering spectacular views. The community will include a recreational building, a Jacuzzi, a bike-storage area and a community garden.

The community will be located at 13900 Telegraph Road in Whittier next to the Candlewood Country Club, a private, member-owned community with a golf course featuring unique natural terrain with rolling fairways and magnificent water features and landscaping. Located just 25 minutes from downtown Los Angeles and a half hour from Orange County and the beach communities, Candlewood Country Club is 10 minutes from the 5 and 605 freeways.

Located about 12 miles southeast of Los Angeles, Whittier is home to 405 professional services, 517 retail stores, 193 family-type restaurants and 35 manufacturing plants. PIH Health Hospital, Interhealth Corp. and Community College Rio Hondo are the city’s top employers. With a population of 86,965, the city is growing at a 2.51 percent rate and has an average household income of $83,053.

About Brandywine Homes
Brandywine Homes is a residential homebuilder based in Irvine, Calif., that specializes in challenging infill development. Founded in 1994, the family-owned and operated company has built or developed almost 1,500 homes in 45 small- and mid-sized infill communities, revitalizing some of Southern California’s oldest and most established neighborhoods. Brandywine builds homes that respect and complement the heritage, values and architectural integrity of existing neighborhoods and the people who live there – making a positive contribution to the community. www.brandywine-homes.com. Social media: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Brandywine Blog.

 

 

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