October 28th, 2013

PASADENA, Calif. – Brandywine Homes, a pioneer of infill development in Southern California, reserved the first five lots at Estates Pasadena, the continuation of a 30-unit community in East Pasadena, during a grand opening this past weekend that followed a ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by Pasadena Mayor Bill Bogaard and Chamber of Commerce members.

“This is an exciting project because it provides a one-of-a-kind opportunity for people looking to purchase a new home in the historic city of Pasadena,” said Dave Barisic, vice president of sales and marketing at Brandywine Homes. “Quite simply, there are no other new home communities out there for those looking for a new, family-oriented neighborhood to call home.” During the grand opening weekend, visitors toured Estates Pasadena’s model home, design center and homes under construction as well as the three newly released lots that are now reserved. Construction of the community’s four- and five-bedroom homes is expected to be completed in May 2014. Read More >

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New Orange County Houses Are On Sale

October 28th, 2013

With Irvine and Orange Coast Colleges and John Wayne Airport serving this area, and beautiful beaches such as Newport, Orange County has enormous appeal for new home buyers. Part of the area’s charm is an array of clean industries, an active nightlife, and even great pro sports teams and Disneyland nearby.

As a discerning customer, your overarching concern is, in a built-up area such as Orange County, do I have to settle for buying someone else’s home?

In a word, no. One of the new Orange County houses on sale can be yours.

Brandywine Homes offers you the opportunity to live where you want and in the home of your dreams. We are a family business that specializes in building beautiful homes in built-up areas such as Orange County. No need to choose between the community you really want to be part of and the brand new home you seek.

At Brandywine, we understand community, especially the communities of Southern California. We excel at quality design, craftsmanship, and customer service. We want to partner with you to bring you the lifestyle you are looking for, right here in Orange County.

We take into consideration your wishes and needs, and next generational concerns to save energy. Value, resourcefulness, trust, and confidence – those are the hallmarks of Brandywine Homes.

Whether you are thinking of staying close to a job and to family members but want a new home, or you are considering a second home or relocating, we understand that many options are available and many decisions need to be made. Our family has a long track record of successfully walking customers through the myriad of options to reach decisions they are happy with for years to come.

Contact us for an initial consultation to start on your path to your living in your brand new home.


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1000+ Homebuyers Pack Grand Opening for Estates Pasadena

October 23rd, 2013

More than 1,000 people showed up for the grand opening of Brandywine’s new 30-home community in Pasadena.

During the opening weekend, visitors toured Estates Pasadena’s model home, design center and homes under construction.

As a result, the first five lots released are now reserved!

The approximately 2,900- to 3,500-square foot homes at Sierra Madre Villa Avenue and East Sierra Madre Boulevard will be built in Cape Cod, Hastings English and French Provincial style and will include gourmet kitchens, luxurious master suites, inviting front porches and family-friendly open floor plans with up to five bathrooms.

The homes will have authentic brick and stone exteriors and fireplaces as well as eco-friendly features including tankless water heaters, low-E glass windows and night setback automatic thermostats.

Construction of the community’s four- and five-bedroom homes is expected to be completed in May 2014.

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Walden Single-Family Project Breaks Ground

October 21st, 2013

GARDEN GROVE, CA-Brandywine Homes has broken ground on a single-family detached-home community here called Walden. The community will be built on nearly two acres and feature 18 homes with full driveways on 3,000-square-foot lots.

Walden will be located off Katella Ave., in the heart of Orange County and close to freeways, the Disney theme parks, Downtown Disney and Knott’s Berry Farm and Soak City. Construction is expected to be completed by Sumer 2014.

Once completed, the Walden project is expected to generate nearly $134,000 a year in property-tax revenue and pump $558,000 into the local economy, based on a formula by the National Association of Home Builders. Read More >

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Looking for Garden Grove homes for sale? Consider a downtown townhouse at Walden.

October 21st, 2013

Orange County has long been recognized as a great place to raise a family. With home prices again on the rise, though, homeowners want to be able to lock down their investment and be able to benefit from growth in the market. Both young professionals and families with new additions want to be able to move up from their apartments and starter homes into something a little more spacious.

If you’re looking for a Garden Grove home for sale <> Brandywine Homes’ new Walden development might be just the thing you’re looking for.

This new residential community called Walden will feature
18 single-family detached homes with full driveways on spacious
3,000-square-foot-lots. Walden is located off of Katella Avenue, making for an
easy commute whether you’re commuting to Irvine for work, or down to Little
Saigon or Koreatown for dinner.

In one of the safest neighborhoods in the US, Garden
Grove is a perfect place to raise a family. Whether you’re raising an only
child, or a troop of young’uns, the three to four bedroom townhouses at Walden
make sure you’ll have enough room for the whole family. In fact, with three car
garages included with most units, you can go right on and bring grandma along
as well!

Unlike older homes in Garden Grove, new developments at Walden
are tailored for people who are looking for comfort and utility. There’s no
hassle trying to update a hopelessly outdated home, no need to struggle to find
enough parking or spend time and money rehabilitating a malnourished lawn. With
none of the hassle that comes with renovating a home to fit your needs, a new
development can provide whatever you’re looking for – whether it’s a spacious
home in a central location, extra room for extended family, or a fresh, modern
look you just can’t find in older homes.

If you’re interested in considering a home in beautiful
Garden Grove, contact us <>  today.


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Estates Pasadena Ribbon Cutting

October 18th, 2013

Here are a few photos from the Ribbon Cutting from Estates Pasadena, the newest community by Brandywine Homes. Grand opening is this weekend – come see us in Pasadena!

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Lightbulbs: Which kind is bright for you?

October 14th, 2013

Who would have thought you’d need instructions to change a lightbulb? In less enlightened times, all you had to do was pick the right wattage, screw the bulk into a fixture and flip the switch.

But now, brightness is measured in lumens and lightbulbs come in a variety of shapes and hues. They can be more expensive but save you money in the long run.

The Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 set out to increase the energy efficiency of buildings, vehicles and products.  It requires most screw-in lightbulbs to use at least 27 percent less energy by 2014. Standard incandescent bulbs don’t pass the test – they turn about 90 percent of the energy they consume into heat – so they are being phased out.

As of Jan. 1 2012, 100-watt bulbs were no longer being made or imported but could be sold until supplies run out. The 75-watt incandescent met the same fate in January of this year and next year it’s lights out for standard 60- and 40-watt bulbs. The law exempts specialty bulbs, three-way bulbs, chandelier bulbs, refrigerator bulbs, plant grow lights and others.

In the place of old-fashioned incandescents, are bulbs that burn much longer and use much less energy. Here’s a brief explanation to help you make the bright choice:

  • LED – light-emitting diode – use only 20%–25% of the energy of an incandescent. They are pricey — $10 – $30 each – but last 20,000 to 50,000 hours!
  • CFL — compact fluorescent lamp – sport the curly design.  An ENERGY STAR-qualified CFLuses about one-fourth the energy and lasts 10 times longer than a comparable incandescent bulb that puts out the same amount of light. Cost: $1-$250. CFLs contain a small amount of mercury, so they need to be recycled.
  • Halogen: This type of incandescent bulb is about 25 percent more efficient and can last up to three times longer than traditional incandescent bulbs. Cost: $2-$3.

Most older lighting fixtures accept the newer bulbs, the Energy Department says. If in doubt, take the bulb you are replacing to the store and ask for assistance.

The Lighting Facts label on packaging gives you information to compare different bulbs. It tells you:

  • Brightness (in lumens)
  • Yearly estimated energy cost
  • Expected bulb life (in years)
  • Light appearance (how warm or cool the light will look)
  • Wattage (the energy used)
  • If the bulb contains mercury.

“It’s very important to read the packaging on all of these products to make sure you know that they’re going to work in your particular application,” an EPA official told the Web site Earth911. “So, unfortunately it takes a little bit more effort nowadays to choose a lightbulb.”




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Townhomes near Nixon library get OK, to finish in two years

October 4th, 2013


The developer of 51 townhomes is expected to break ground on a site across the street from the Nixon Presidential Library & Museum by October after being greenlighted by the Planning Commission.

The commission unanimously approved the project proposed by Brandywine Homes, which will be on 5.1 acres southeast of Yorba Linda Boulevard and Eureka Avenue.

Construction of the townhomes will take two years; the land is mostly vacant now.

“The Brandywine Project across from the Nixon Library not only represents a revitalization of the area, it is a step in the right direction in providing a diversified housing stock for residents of all ages,” said Planning Commissioner Karalee Watson in an email. Read More >

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Brandywine Homes Hosts Groundbreaking Ceremony for The Orchards

October 4th, 2013

By Brian Hews, September 1, 2013

Brandywine Homes marked the start of construction on The Orchards housing development with a groundbreaking ceremony on Tuesday.  The new residential development on Alondra Blvd. will include 41 single family homes.

“We are very excited about the enhancements this new neighborhood will bring to our community,” said Mayor Steve De Ruse. Read More >

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Brandywine Homes Hosts Groundbreaking for The Orchards Neighborhood

October 4th, 2013

Posted Date: 8/28/2013

Brandywine Homes marked the start of construction on The Orchards housing development with a groundbreaking ceremony on Tuesday, Aug. 27. The new residential development on Alondra Blvd. will include 41 single-family homes.

“We are looking forward to the development of these new homes,” says City Manager Tom Robinson. “La Mirada is an excellent place to live and raise a family, and these homes will be a fine addition to our community.”

The two-story, Craftsman-style homes will range from approximately 1,300 to 2,000 square feet. Each home will offer three or four bedrooms, two and one-half to three and one-half bathrooms, two-car attached garages and will feature private fenced rear yards. A new decorative block wall, perimeter landscaping, and street and sidewalk improvements will also be completed as part of the project. Four model homes will open in mid-November.


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