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Popular Century Village townhome development helps
Irvine-based builder secure spot in the Top 10

GARDEN GROVE, Calif. – March 5,  2013 – Bolstered by faster than average sales of its popular Century Village condominium development, Brandywine Homes has been ranked by the Orange County Business Journal as the ninth top-selling homebuilder in Orange County. With a total of 68 new homes sold in 2012, Brandywine tied with Lennar Corp. on a list that included many of the major players in the home building industry.

“We are proud to be among so many prestigious local and national builders,” said Dave Barisic, vice president of sales and marketing at Brandywine Homes, a pioneer of infill development in Southern California. “It’s an impressive list.”

Rounding out the top ten are:

1. Irvine Pacific LP
2. Shea Homes
3. Taylor Morrison Inc.
4. Standard Pacific Corp.
5. KB Home
6. New Home Co.
7. Brookfield Homes Corp.
8. Christopher Homes
9. Brandywine Homes
Lennar Corp.

Sales of new single-family homes and condos were up nearly 3% over 2012, according to the Business Journal, a second straight year of growth.

Brandywine was one of 11 only homebuilders on the list that posted an increase in sales last year. Nine builder experienced decreases and six were new entries to the list.

“It’s one more positive sign that the market has turned and the future is bright,” said Barisic. “Over the past few years, our number of new home sales has grown steadily to 68 in 2012. We plan to keep up that pace – perhaps even exceed it – in 2013 as we expect to open XX new communities/homes.”

All 53 townhomes in Brandywine’s popular Garden Grove Century Village development were sold as of early February. That included units still under construction, which was expected to be completed later this month. The community averaged about four home sales a month, a rate almost comparable to pre-recession levels.

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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.