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Top Schools, Competitive Pricing and Proximity to Job Centers Help Drive Brisk Sales of Half-Million-Dollar Homes

BUENA PARK, CA- Oct 16, 2012 – Buyers have snapped up all 18 homes in Brandywine Homes’ new Hampton community, less than six months after models opened at the end of March.

“Sales at Hampton outpaced everything we’ve done in the past five years,” said David Barisic, vice president of Brandywine Homes. “The reception we received was fantastic.”

More than 1,500 people toured the model homes at 8901 Holder St. in Buena Park the first weekend the community opened, an early indication of the high interest in these new homes.

Barisic attributed the strong sales to a combination of factors.

“We offered a family-oriented product in a good school district with competitive pricing, which resulted in an increase in economic stability.”

Children in Hampton will attend the following top schools: San Marino Elementary, Walker Junior High and Kennedy High School. In addition, Oxford Academy, located in Cypress, Calif., is less than two miles away.

Hampton’s prime location — with easy access to both Los Angeles and Orange County job centers — as well as a general shortage of new homes in the area also boosted sales, Barisic said.

The two-story homes range from 2,400 to 2,677 square feet, with four bedrooms (one of them downstairs) and three baths, and were priced in the high-$500,000 to mid-$600,000 range. The community is built on a 2.2-acre site.

The homes feature raised panel interior doors, fireplaces with electronic igniters, state-of-the-art interior communication wiring, cultured marble countertops in laundry and secondary baths, GE stainless steel appliances and granite kitchen countertops.

“The most popular design features have been the downstairs bedrooms and the open kitchen/family room areas,” Barisic said. “Combined with the spacious master suites, the homes were received very well.”

Standard in Hampton homes are energy-efficient tankless water heaters, night setback thermostats on central climate systems, low-flow plumbing fixtures, “Low-E” dual glazed windows and increased insulation. Every home has a fire sprinkler system.

“Hampton’s new residents aren’t easily categorized,” Barisic said.

“I’m not sure there was a typical buyer at Hampton, which is a little different than what we are used to. Our buyers included young families, retirees, buyers from the local area and those coming from out of state. It was across the board.”

Brandywine’s upcoming projects include developments in the cities of La Mirada and West Covina.

About Brandywine Homes
Brandywine Homes is a residential homebuilder based in Irvine, Calif., that specializes in challenging infill development. Founded in 1994, the family-owned and operated company has built or developed almost 900 homes in 30 small and mid-sized infill communities, revitalizing some of Southern California’s oldest and most established neighborhoods. Brandywine builds homes that respect and complement the heritage, values and architectural integrity of existing neighborhoods and the people who live there — making a positive contribution to the community.