Check Out These New Year’s Firework Shows In Southern California

December 26th, 2016

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New Year’s Aboard the Queen Mary
You’ll need to leave the kids at home for this 21-and-over celebration aboard a majestic ocean liner from the Golden Age of Trans-Atlantic crossings. Permanently berthed in Long Beach, the Queen Mary features multiple kinds of entertainment in its many public spaces decorated in homage to favorite films like The Godfather, Mambo Kings, and Avatar. Entertainment includes country music dancing in the Royal Salon, salsa in the Queen’s Salon, swing in the Grand and Windsor Salon, and close-up magic on the Promenade Deck. Have dinner at any of the ship’s restaurants and book a cabin so you can party like it’s 1939. You’d better be on the top deck at midnight if you want to catch one of Southern California’s best firework displays right over the water.

First Night in Fullerton
Go easy on the pocketbook with the free celebration of the arts in downtown Fullerton . This annual alcohol-free bash welcomes the entire family to enjoy food vendors, and games. Fireworks punctuate the festivities at midnight.

Theme Parks
Better get into Anaheim’s Disneyland early for their Fantasy In The Sky celebration or save some time by staying at one of the resort’s three hotels. They’ll be plenty to do at the park with lots of dancing and surprise musical performers. But you’re here for the fireworks show, which is set to popular Disney music. Walt Disney himself commissioned this light display way back in 1958 but it’s been updated with the latest pyrotechnic effects and audio systems. You’ll get two chances to enjoy the spectacle: at 9 PM and midnight. Read More >

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Patch.com “Brandywine Homes’ Lotus Court, a 13-Townhome Community in Monrovia, Has Sold Out”

December 23rd, 2016

Homebuyers Attracted to Transit-Friendly Community in Award-Winning School District
By Ingrid Culbert – December 23, 2016 11:06 am ET

Brandywine Homes announced today that it has sold all 13 townhomes at Lotus Court, a new community on Duarte Road near Station Square, a recently revitalized transportation hub in Monrovia, Calif.

“Homebuyers flocked to Lotus Court because it’s a one-of-a-kind community with beautiful homes and amenities that can’t be beat,” said Dave Barisic, vice president of sales and marketing at Brandywine Homes, a pioneer of infill development in Southern California. “Lotus Court is steps away from excellent public transportation, located within an award-winning school district and offers beautiful homes and park-like common areas.” Read More >

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Patch.com: “Brandywine Homes to Build Castella, a 21-Townhome Neighborhood In Norwalk”

December 23rd, 2016

Community Near Two Other Brandywine Developments Brings Entry-Level Housing Stock

By December 23, 2016 11:25 am ET

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Brandywine Homes – Castella in Norwalk, Calif.

Brandywine Homes has purchased the former Excelsior Drive Baptist Church site for its third development in Norwalk. This new residential community called Castella will feature six two-story buildings offering 21 townhomes near the intersection of Studebaker and Excelsior.

“We expect these townhomes to sell quickly,” said Dave Barisic, principal in charge of sales and marketing at Brandywine Homes, a pioneer of infill development in Southern California. “Like our other Norwalk communities, Sunstone and Citrine, this new neighborhood will fulfill a huge need for new housing in the Norwalk area.”

Brandywine recently announced that it has sold all 16 townhomes at Citrine, which is about half a mile away from the church site, while Sunstone has sold 29 of 31 townhomes. Both opened for sale about six months ago. Read More >

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BRANDYWINE HOMES TO BUILD CASTELLA, A 21-TOWNHOME NEIGHBORHOOD IN NORWALK, CALIF.

December 21st, 2016

Community Near Two Other Brandywine Developments Brings Entry-Level Housing Stock

Brandywine Homes - Castella in Norwalk, Calif.

Brandywine Homes – Castella in Norwalk, Calif.

NORWALK, Calif. Brandywine Homes has purchased the former Excelsior Drive Baptist Church site for its third development in Norwalk. This new residential community called Castella will feature six two-story buildings offering 21 townhomes near the intersection of Studebaker and Excelsior.

“We expect these townhomes to sell quickly,” said Dave Barisic, principal in charge of sales and marketing at Brandywine Homes, a pioneer of infill development in Southern California. “Like our other Norwalk communities, Sunstone and Citrine, this new neighborhood will fulfill a huge need for new housing in the Norwalk area.”

Brandywine recently announced that it has sold all 16 townhomes at Citrine, which is about half a mile away from the church site, while Sunstone has sold 29 of 31 townhomes. Both opened for sale about six months ago. Read More >

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Rentv.com: “Brandywine Homes Picks Up Escondido Land for Development”

December 20th, 2016

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Brandywine Homes has purchased 3.2 acres of vacant land at 2319 Cranston Dr in Escondido’s Kit Carson neighborhood. The firm plans to build 586 self-storage units on 1.74 acres and four custom homes on 12.6k sf – 14k sf lots. This is Brandywine’s first ground-up self-storage development project.

With housing developments to the north and east and commercial centers surrounding it, the self-storage project will consist of two contemporary stucco buildings totaling 78.1k sf, broken down as follows: a 66.8k sf, two-story building over a basement and an 11.2k sf, one-story facility.

The development will include 24 parking spaces with loading areas, six-foot-high masonry screen/noise walls along the eastern and southern boundaries, and a six-foot-high masonry block wall and wrought-iron fencing along the western boundary. Ornamental landscaping will include a 20-foot landscape buffer along property boundaries adjacent to residents.

Escondido is located in San Diego County’s North County region, 30 miles northeast of Downtown San Diego, Calif. The city is growing at a rapid rate and is one of the oldest cities in San Diego.

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Get Ready for Snow, Says New Home Builders in Southern California: Part II

December 19th, 2016

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Our recent storms have not only watered our parched landscapes but have brought lots of snow to many areas that are just a few hours drive from Los Angeles and Orange counties. Take a break in true winter fashion by bundling up the kids and heading to these white wonderlands.

Lake Arrowhead
For a full-service vacation only 90 miles from the counties, Lake Arrowhead offers plenty to do with eateries, accommodations, shopping and adventures. The lake provides a contrast to the white landscapes. Start with a tour on the Lake Arrowhead Queen, an authentic paddlewheel boat. Bring your dog and try some of the Arrowhead Ranger District Trails, which range from easy to difficult. Other possibilities include snowboarding and skiing, snowmobiling, ice skating and sledding. Read More >

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Self Storage Industry News: “Brandywine Homes Entering Self-Storage Industry”

December 15th, 2016

Posted on Dec 15 2016 – 2:09pm by Tony Gonzalez

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Self storage properties have become one of the most reliable investments in real estate. Current industry estimates say that approximately 10 percent of households in the United States rent a self storage unit. And as apartment living across the country continues to rise, the demand for self storage is unlikely to go away anytime soon.

Brandywine Homes recognizes this opportunity and has decided to expand its real estate investments into self storage.

The company was founded in 1994 by Jim Barisic. Its mission has been to take properties in old neighborhoods and give them a facelift—converting run-down, under-utilized space into much-needed urban housing. Read More >

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Escondido Times-Advocate: “Brandywine Homes to build 586-unit selfstorage facility near Kit Carson Park”

December 15th, 2016

3.2-Acre Development Will Include Four Custom Homes

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Brandywine Homes announced last week that it has purchased 3.2 acres of vacant land at 2319 Cranston Dr. in Escondido’s Kit Carson neighborhood and will build 586 self-storage units totaling on 1.74 acres and four custom homes on 12,602- to 14,000-squarefoot lots. This is Brandywine’s first ground-up self-storage development project.

“We’re excited about moving into a new, up-and-coming arena of real estate with this project,” said Mark Whitehead, principal in charge of construction for Brandywine. “We chose this property because of its convenient location with easy accessibility for many residents, and we’re confident it will add value to the neighborhood.”

With housing developments to the north and east and commercial centers surrounding it, the self-storage project will consist of two contemporary stucco buildings totaling 78,067 square feet is broken down as follows: a 66,831-square-foot two-story building over a basement and an 11,236-squarefoot one-story facility.

The development will include 24 parking spaces with loading areas, six-foot high masonry screen/noise walls along the eastern and southern boundaries, and a six-foot-high masonry block wall and wrought-iron fencing along the western boundary. Ornamental landscaping will include a 20- foot landscape buffer along property boundaries adjacent to residents.

Brandywine Homes is a private homebuilder based in Irvine, Calif., with over two decades of experience in developing challenging infill sites, revitalizing some of Southern California’s oldest and most established neighborhoods. Founded in 1994, the family-owned and operated company has built or developed over 60 communities totaling $1.1 billion in revenues

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ALL 16 TOWNHOMES AT CITRINE IN NORWALK, CALIF., HAVE BEEN SOLD

December 15th, 2016

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In Just Six Months, Buyers Snap Up Homes in New Infill Community in Extremely Underserved Area   

NORWALK, Calif. Brandywine Homes announced that just six months after they opened for sale, all homes at Citrine, a 16-unit townhome community on one acre at 11433 Excelsior Drive in Norwalk, have been sold. 

“These beautiful communities sold out because they fulfill a need for affordable new home ownership opportunities in the Norwalk area,” said Dave Barisic, principal in charge of sales and marketing at Brandywine Homes, a pioneer of infill development in Southern California. “Citrine is in a stellar location and offers elegant, comfortable homes with excellent amenities in the $400,000s. We’re not surprised these homes sold so quickly.” 

Homes are still available at nearby Sunstone, Brandywine’s two-acre, transit-friendly community with 31 townhomes at 11009 Pioneer Boulevard.  Read More >

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Yahoo! Finance: “All 16 Townhomes at Citrine in Norwalk, Calif., Have Been Sold”

December 15th, 2016

Brandywine Homes announced that just six months after they opened for sale, all homes at Citrine, a 16-unit townhome community on one acre at 11433 Excelsior Drive in Norwalk, have been sold.

“These beautiful communities sold out because they fulfill a need for affordable new home ownership opportunities in the Norwalk area,” said Dave Barisic, principal in charge of sales and marketing at Brandywine Homes, a pioneer of infill development in Southern California. “Citrine is in a stellar location and offers elegant, comfortable homes with excellent amenities in the $400,000s. We’re not surprised these homes sold so quickly.” Read More >

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