June 30th, 2015

Luxury Townhomes Located Near Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum

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YORBA LINDA, Calif. – June 30, 2015 – Brandywine Homes recently held a grand opening celebration at Covington, a 5.1-acre urban infill community with 51 townhomes in Yorba Linda, Calif. Located near Yorba Linda Boulevard and Blair Street, the luxury townhomes are across from the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum. To date, seven homes have been sold and five units have been reserved, leaving only four homes left in Phase 1.

“Interest and demand for homes in this graceful new community are very high because it’s the first of its kind to be built in Yorba Linda in a very long time,” said Dave Barisic, vice president of sales and marketing at Brandywine Homes, a pioneer of infill development in Southern California. “Residents will have the best of all worlds—Yorba Linda’s small town charm, award-winning schools and great shopping and restaurants nearby.” Read More >

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Getting to Know Your Neighbors After Moving Into Your New Home in Orange County, California

June 29th, 2015

If you are moving into your new home in Orange County, you might not know anyone in the neighborhood. Moving is stressful, and being the newcomer can leave you feeling isolated. Here are some tips to getting to know your new neighbors.

See and Be Seen

You will never get to meet any of your neighbors if you stay in the house. Get active and get outside. You and your family should start taking a walk around the neighborhood in the late afternoon or early evening when people are about. Bring your children; you might meet neighbors who are parents too. If you have a dog, this is a great way to break the ice with neighbors. On the weekend, get out and work in the yard. Strike up conversations with neighbors passing by.  Read More >

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4 Tips for Making the Moving Process Go Smoother

June 22nd, 2015

Moving into a new house is often both an exciting and stressful experience. Whether you are moving across town or across the country, making sure the details of your move go smoothly can help relieve some of the stress. As a top new home builder in Southern California, we want you to not only love your new home but to have an enjoyable moving experience. Here are four tips to make your moving experience go smoother. 

Do Not Procrastinate Preparing for the Move

Although it might be several weeks or even months before you are moving, start preparing for your move now. Go through items and get rid of things you no longer want or need. In this way, you will not be packing knickknacks or clothes and moving them to your new home only to end up selling or donating them later. Plus, the less you have to pack, the easier it is to unpack.

If there are items you want to sell on eBay or other online sites, Read More >

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Covington in Yorba Linda, California is Where Presidential Meets Residential

June 15th, 2015

Is it a stretch to describe Covington in Yorba Linda, California, as presidential? After all, this newest Brandywine Homes development boasts executive style with houses featuring up to five bedrooms and three baths, open floor plans with fireplaces, and refined exteriors. Inside, the GE stainless steel appliances, oversized tile showers, and upgraded baseboard and door moldings should please any first family, especially yours. 

A Famous Library

Directly across the street is the multi-columned grandeur of the Richard Nixon Library and Museum, an archive of Yorba Linda’s most famous native son. Its hallowed halls include a replica of the East Room and the Lincoln Sitting Room in the White House, President Nixon’s farmhouse birthplace, and his limousine and helicopter. There’s even a gift shop that sells presidential souvenirs.


But the neighborhood around you consists of more than this prestigious institution. The Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District averages 30 National Merit and Commended Scholars every year. So far, 24 of its schools are considered California Distinguished Schools, five are National Blue Ribbon Schools, and the high schools are often ranked as “America’s Best High Schools” by US News, Newsweek and other organizations.

As for higher education, Read More >

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What Do Homebuyers Typically Buy After Moving In?

June 8th, 2015

Once you have purchased your new house you will find there are numerous items you need to buy.

Consider the following items home buyers often find they need to purchase after they have moved into their new home. Budget for these items in advance so they won’t result in an unexpected cost after you have purchased your new home! 

Window Treatments

A new house does not come with window treatments. Most people want privacy. In addition, it is often helpful to have bedroom curtains and/or blinds so the early morning light doesn’t wake you up before the alarm goes off.  Therefore it is likely you will want to install window treatments right after you move in. Consider if you prefer curtains, blinds or a combination of both. It is also possible to purchase room darkening blinds which may help make it easier to sleep. Evaluate each room to determine if you will need window treatments for privacy or light control. Then take measurements so you know what sizes you will need when you are shopping. 

Bathroom Items

In addition to window treatments, most homeowners buy additional items for their bathroom. A shower curtain is often necessary along with bath mats with a non-slip surface for you to step on when you get out of the tub.

Although you could move your existing bath towels to your new home you may find you would like to replace them. Freshly painted walls may make the old towels look drab. In addition, you may want to select a new color theme for your new bathroom space and will want the towels to coordinate.   Read More >

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4 Tips for Designing Your New Home in Arcadia on a Budget

June 1st, 2015

When you move into a new home in Arcadia you’re generally already financially stressed.  Maybe your new home cost more than your old one.  So you’ll have a higher mortgage to pay.  Plus, there are moving expenses to be taken into consideration.  As a result, you might want to save some money when it comes to the interior decoration of your home.  You want to design on a budget without compromising quality or aesthetics.  Fortunately, there are many ways you can cut corners and still have a beautiful home.  Here are a few tips:

Shopping on Vacation

According to Huffington Post, the best shopping is done on vacation.  If you look through their list of things bought on vacation, you’ll see that they include a chandelier, a decorative piece of driftwood and a framed map to hang on the wall.  So don’t hesitate to enter that great furniture store you see on your trip abroad.  You’re likely to find something unique, made by local artisans.

If you’re worried about shipping expenses, keep an eye out for good deals.  It might turn out that the items that you like are so reasonably priced that you’ll be saving money, even when you include the cost of shipping.  

Shopping online

If you’re not planning to travel anywhere soon, Read More >

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