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Packing hacks to make your moving day much simpler!

February 26th, 2019

You’ve secured your mortgage. You’ve signed the papers. The big day is coming – you’re moving into your new house! But look around. There’s so much to do…schedule, organize, purge, sort and, eventually, pack. Here are some simple ways to keep from becoming completely overwhelmed by this potentially ginormous task.

1. Find a mover. You’re going to want to have time to interview and vet as many as it takes to trust your most precious possessions. Get at least three quotes, and if possible, a personal referral.

2. Don’t drop off donations. Instead of using your valuable time driving your items you’ve tagged for donation to a charity shop or drop off location, have them picked up at your house. Many organizations can either be scheduled online or by phone, and some organizations even have a special pick up day in your neighborhood. Read More >

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Tips for Organizing Your Closet

February 18th, 2019


Once you’ve gone through the Marie Kondo method of purging and decided that everything left brings you joy, it’s time to thoughtfully store it. Whether you’re dealing with small closets or massive walk-ins, there are many ways to maximize the space available. These simple and inexpensive ways to organize your closet will make your life much easier:

1. Use Hanging Shoe Organizers for More Than Shoes
All those little cubbies in a hanging shoe rack just scream, fill me! You can roll up jeans, leggings and other bulky items and just slide them in and out. Read More >

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Five Simple Ways to Save Money for Your First House

February 11th, 2019

A home will likely be one of – if not the – most expensive purchases you ever make. And for many, assembling the appropriate funds can be difficult. But over time, and if done correctly, you can easily put away enough money for that all-important down payment. Consider these easy ideas for saving money, so the dream of home ownership can be yours!

1. Set up an automatic savings plan. Some companies will roll over a percentage of your paycheck directly into a savings account for you. If you work for yourself, be diligent in earmarking a certain amount every month to a dedicated bank account meant only for your house savings. And of course, look for an interest-bearing account. Read More >

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San Gabriel Union Tribune: “Irvine builder selling $459,900 townhomes in Baldwin Park”

February 6th, 2019

Brandywine says the Palmera townhomes are the lowest-cost new construction residences in the area.

Brandywine Homes is selling the 23-townhome Palmera new-home community in Baldwin Park. (Sketch courtesy Homes)

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An Irvine-based builder is bringing 23 townhomes to Baldwin Park with prices starting at $459,900.

Brandywine Homes has begun selling Palmera, built on 1.5 acres at 14799 W. Badillo St. near the Baldwin Park Metro station and Baldwin Park High School.

The townhomes, with 1,242 to 1,737 square feet of living space offer up to four bedrooms and four bathrooms and range in price from $459,990 to $509,990. Brandywine says that’s the lowest-cost new construction residences in the area.

“As demand continues to outstrip housing supply in the San Gabriel Valley, this beautiful, family-friendly community with home prices below the median in California couldn’t be opening at a better time,” said Dave Barisic of Brandywine.

Local house hunters have the largest number of options in years, as supplies of homes for sale — new and existing — soared in 2018. Many Southern California developers, as a result, have been cutting new-home prices.

Brandywine, a specialist in smaller “in-fill” projects in established communities, is coming off a record-setting 2018 in which is sold 167 homes, up 50 percent-plus vs. 2017.

Last year Brandywine opened three new-home communities: Newbury (15 estate homes in Yorba Linda); Corsica (17 townhomes in Buena Park); and Bradbury (45 detached homes in La Puente).

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OCRegister.com: “Irvine builder selling $459,900 townhomes in Baldwin Park”

February 6th, 2019

Brandywine says the Palmera townhomes are the lowest-cost new construction residences in the area.

Brandywine Homes is selling the 23-townhome Palmera new-home community in Baldwin Park. (Sketch courtesy Homes)

PUBLISHED: | UPDATED:

An Irvine-based builder is bringing 23 townhomes to Baldwin Park with prices starting at $459,900.

Brandywine Homes has begun selling Palmera, built on 1.5 acres at 14799 W. Badillo St. near the Baldwin Park Metro station and Baldwin Park High School.

The townhomes, with 1,242 to 1,737 square feet of living space offer up to four bedrooms and four bathrooms and range in price from $459,990 to $509,990. Brandywine says that’s the lowest-cost new construction residences in the area.

“As demand continues to outstrip housing supply in the San Gabriel Valley, this beautiful, family-friendly community with home prices below the median in California couldn’t be opening at a better time,” said Dave Barisic of Brandywine.

Local house hunters have the largest number of options in years, as supplies of homes for sale — new and existing — soared in 2018. Many Southern California developers, as a result, have been cutting new-home prices.

Brandywine, a specialist in smaller “in-fill” projects in established communities, is coming off a record-setting 2018 in which is sold 167 homes, up 50 percent-plus vs. 2017.

Last year Brandywine opened three new-home communities: Newbury (15 estate homes in Yorba Linda); Corsica (17 townhomes in Buena Park); and Bradbury (45 detached homes in La Puente).

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Brandywine Homes to Hold Grand Opening at Palmera, Offering 23 Townhomes in Baldwin Park, Calif., on February 9

February 5th, 2019

New Community Close to Freeways, Public Transportation and Recreation 

BALDWIN PARK, Calif. Brandywine Homes will hold a grand opening celebration at Palmera, a 1.52-acre community in Baldwin Park, Calif., featuring 23 three-story townhomes, on Saturday, February 9th from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

At prices from $459,990 to $509,990, Palmera offers the least expensive new-home construction available today in the area, according to Zillow and other real estate sources. It is among the first of many projects planned by Brandywine to provide more affordable housing in Southern California. The median price for a home in the state has topped $600,000, a new record high and more than double the national median home price. Read More >

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Five Easy Ways to Keep Your Home Secure

February 4th, 2019

Now that you’ve moved into your new home, you may want to try to make it a bit more secure. Even if you live in a safe neighborhood an ounce of prevention can still go a long way. Many of our Brandywine communities are gated, but you still may feel just a little bit safer with these tried and true ideas in place:

1. Window Coverings – During the day open them and let the light shine in, but once it gets dark, close them. They provide privacy and give the illusion that people are home, especially if a light is on. If you’re not going to be home you can have electronic ones drawn from your smart phone or you can hire a neighbor to open and close them for you. Read More >

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Another Successful Year as Brandywine Homes Reports $126 Million in Revenue, Opens Two Communities, Breaks Ground on Three New Neighborhoods in 2018

February 1st, 2019

Southern California Infill Developer Plans to Close at Least 175 Homes in 2019 

IRVINE, Calif. Brandywine Homes, a pioneer of infill development in Southern California, closed 167 homes (an increase of more than 50% compared to its previous year), opened two new communities and broke ground on three new communities in Southern California in 2018. The homebuilder plans to open five new communities throughout Orange and Los Angeles counties in 2019. Read More >

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