Five Things You Don’t Have to Worry About with a Brand New Home

March 19th, 2018

As someone currently looking for a home, no doubt you’ve done just a little bit of internet research on what you should look into and the steps you should take. Time and time again, you’re going to come across dire warnings to do your “due diligence” and investigate a house thoroughly even after you fall in love with everything on the surface. However, beyond the basic inspection and appraisal required by most mortgage lenders, these warnings only apply to homes that have had previous owners and have seen a lot of “mileage.” When you’re considering a brand new home freshly completed by professional homebuilders, these warnings don’t apply. In fact, there are a lot of things you don’t have to worry about when buying a brand new home. Here are our favorite five: Read More >

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Castella, a New 21-Townhome Neighborhood in Norwalk, Calif., Sells Out in Less Than Eight Months

March 15th, 2018

Homebuyers Snap Up Rare Entry-Level Housing in Underserved Area 

NORWALK, Calif. – March 15, 2018 – Brandywine Homes announced today all 21 townhomes have been sold at Castella, a new residential community near the intersection of Studebaker and Excelsior in Norwalk, Calif., less than eight months after it opened. 

“Opportunities to own brand new townhomes in the L.A. area are very difficult to come by, so we knew these wouldn’t stay on the market for long,” said Dave Barisic, principal in charge of sales and marketing at Brandywine Homes, a pioneer of infill development in Southern California. “The quality of craftsmanship and versatility of these homes would exceed expectations in any market, but at this wonderfully convenient location, this neighborhood wins on all fronts.”   Read More >

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The Top 10 Smart Home Devices for Your New House (Part 2)

March 12th, 2018

Welcome back to the second half of our two-part article about a smart home. Smart homes are by far one of the best things to happen for residential technology since the Roomba, and you can use them to make your brand new home even more inviting. Last time we talked about the introduction of the smart home along with a few useful devices that homeowners love like color-changing smart lights, smart thermostats, video doorbells and the incredibly powerful combination of smart security assets. Today, we’re picking up where we left off at smart outlets and power strips. Read More >

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March 5th, 2018

By Staff report |
March 4, 2018 at 7:00 am

On the move

Mary Golding and Casey Lesher have joined the Newport Beach office of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage as affiliate agents. Golding comes to the office with more than 20 years of real estate experience. Lesher comes to the office with more than eight years of real estate experience.

Brandywine Homes in Irvine has hired Angela Meyer as vice president of development and Deborah Cramp as its offsite purchasing manager. Meyer was recently the director of forward-planning and a project manager for Taylor Morrison in Irvine from 2012 until 2017. Before that, she was an independent project manager serving clients including Jones Planning Consultants and Perry Communities. Cramp most recently served as the regional purchasing agent for Cal Atlantic Homes/Standard Pacific Homes in Irvine from 2013 to 2018. Read More >

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The Top 10 Smart Home Devices for Your New House (Part 1)

March 5th, 2018

Buying a new home is an exciting experience, full of promise and possibilities. Walking through the empty rooms, you can imagine the many possible courses your life could take in your new home and, of course, the hundreds of ways you could decorate, innovate and make the place your own. One of the most popular modern upgrades to any home, allowing for ultimate personalization, is the smart home trend. Through the combination of AI intuition, an online dashboard and voice controls, you can gain immediate power over almost every electronic device in your new home from the ceiling lights to the coffee machine. Whether you’re kitting out your brand new home with smart home features right now or still researching exactly which components will work best with the location and your lifestyle, if you want the full Smart Home experience, consider the following ten most popular and convenient Smart Home devices on the market. Read More >

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