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NEW HOMES IN LAS VEGAS: Find It All at Warmington’s Northern Terrace in Providence

July-20-2012

With many choices, finding the perfect new home can be hard. Especially in the Las Vegas area of Nevada! There are plenty of homes from which to choose, many price ranges, locations, and opportunities in today’s market. New, resale, short sale or foreclosure. You want it, you’ve got it!

But, the reality is, in recent months, the inventory has been shrinking as the market improves and new buyers seek to take advantage of some of the most attractive prices and terms that we’ve seen in years.

This is giving Warmington’s Northern Terrace in Providence  a definite advantage. With a total of 14 single-level and two-story floorplans offered in three residential enclaves representing a wide range of pricing from the low-$100’s to low-$200’s, buyers can Find It All. 

Here buyers will discover low prices, great plans and big homes that are now selling. These are brand new homes, filled with beautiful and unused features and appointments. Buyers may enjoy the benefit of selecting personalized upgrades and options for their new home, and a timely close of escrow.  Up until just recently, there was a selection of move in ready homes available, but with recent strong sales, today only one remains for sale.

All residents of Warmington’s Northern Terrace gain yet another very distinctive advantage that cannot be found anywhere else in the valley: Automatic membership to The Club at Northern Terrace. All residents may enjoy unlimited access to this beautiful multi-million dollar recreational facilities and a year-round recreation-based lifestyle.

At Warmington’s Northern Terrace, it is easy to find exactly what you are looking for! Your search for the perfect home and neighborhood should begin and end here.

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IN THE NEWS: Housing Passes a Milestone

July-12-2012

Source: The Wall Street Journal.
July 11, 2012

The housing market has turned—at last.

The U.S. finally has moved beyond attention-grabbing predictions from housing “experts” that housing is bottoming. The numbers are now convincing.
Nearly seven years after the housing bubble burst, most indexes of house prices are bending up. “We finally saw some rising home prices,” S&P’s David Blitzer said a few weeks ago as he reported the first monthly increase in the slow-moving S&P/Case-Shiller house-price data after seven months of declines.

The U.S. finally has moved beyond attention-grabbing predictions from housing “experts” that housing is bottoming. The numbers are now convincing.

Nearly seven years after the housing bubble burst, most indexes of house prices are bending up. “We finally saw some rising home prices,” S&P’s David Blitzer said a few weeks ago as he reported the first monthly increase in the slow-moving S&P/Case-Shiller house-price data after seven months of declines.

Nearly 10% more existing homes were sold in May than in the same month a year earlier, many purchased by investors who plan to rent them for now and sell them later, an important sign of an inflection point. In something of a surprise, the inventory of existing homes for sale has fallen close to the normal level of six months’ worth despite all the foreclosed homes that lenders own. The fraction of homes that are vacant is at its lowest level since 2006.

The reduced inventory of unsold homes is key, says Mark Fleming, chief economist at CoreLogic, a housing data-analysis firm. For the past couple of years, house prices have risen in the spring and then slumped; the declining supply of houses for sale is reason to believe that won’t happen again this year, he says.

Builders began work on 26% more single-family homes in May 2012 than the depressed levels of May 2011. The stock of unsold newly built homes is back to 2005 levels. In each of the past four quarters, housing construction has added to economic growth. In the first quarter, it accounted for 0.4 percentage points of the meager 1.9% growth rate.

“Even with the overall economy slowing,” Wells Fargo Securities economists said, cautiously, in a note to clients, “the budding recovery in the housing market appears to be gradually gaining momentum.”

Economists aren’t always right, but on this at least they agree: A new Wall Street Journal survey of forecasters found 44 believe the housing market has reached its bottom; only three don’t. (The full results of the Journal’s July survey will be released at 2pm ET)

Housing is still far from healthy despite the Federal Reserve’s efforts to resuscitate it by helping to push mortgage rates to extraordinary lows: 3.62% for a 30-year loan, according to Freddie Mac’s latest survey. Single-family housing starts, though up, remain 60% below the 2002 pre-bubble pace. Americans’ equity in homes is $2 trillion, or 25%, less than it was in 2002 and half what it was at the peak. More than one in every four mortgage borrowers still has a loan bigger than the value of the house, though rising home prices are reducing that fraction slowly.

Still, the upturn in housing is a milestone, a particularly welcome one amid a distressing dearth of jobs. For some time, housing has been one of the biggest causes of economic weakness. It has now—barely—moved to the plus side. “A little tail wind is a lot better than a headwind,” says economist Chip Case, the “Case” in Case-Shiller.

From here on, housing is unlikely to drag the U.S. economy down further. It will instead reflect the strength or weakness of the overall economy: The more jobs, the more confident Americans are about keeping their jobs, the more they are willing to buy houses. “Manufacturing had led growth and construction had lagged,” JPMorgan Chase economists said last week.”Now the roles are reversed: Manufacturing growth has slowed as private construction comes to life.”

Plenty could go wrong. The biggest threat is a large shadow inventory of unsold homes, homes which owners won’t put on the market because they are underwater, homes that will be foreclosed eventually and homes owned by lenders. They have been trickling onto the market, slowed in part by government efforts to delay foreclosures; a flood could reverse the recent rise in prices. Or the still-dysfunctional mortgage market could get worse. Or overly zealous regulators or a post-election change in government policy could unsettle mortgage lenders or home buyers.

But the housing bust is over.

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Warmington Tapped to Build First New Ladera Ranch Homes Since 2008

A single level Residence One at The Legacy Collection is pictured with optional second level casita and bonus room.

Costa Mesa-based Warmington Residential California has been selected by Rancho Mission Viejo to build the first new neighborhood in four years within the gated village of Covenant Hills in Ladera Ranch in south Orange County.

The Legacy Collection will present 28 predominantly single-level luxury homes on four streets on the west end of the custom lot neighborhood in Covenant Hills. They will range in size from approximately 3,041 to 4,159 square feet and some will include an optional second level casita for family or guests, a bonus room for games and home entertainment, or a combination of casita-loft-bedroom configuration. Prices are anticipated to begin from the low $1 millions.

“We are very pleased to have been given the opportunity to build on these 28 homesites in a location previously designated as custom home lots,” said Matt Tingler, executive vice president of Warmington Residential California. “We believe this collection will be very complementary to the existing neighborhood and are enthusiastic about debuting these large, single-level floorplans. They feature dramatic architecture and place strong emphasis on an indoor/outdoor lifestyle with spacious private centered and or open-side courtyards and incorporate many sophisticated features and options.”

Tingler said that the decision to subdivide these 28 former custom homesites was born out of the belief that there is a segment of the new home market that is currently not being addressed in south Orange County, specifically single level living for buyers who desire a single level luxury home on a generously sized homesite with ample space between each home. Forty percent of these sites are set on elevated single-loaded cul-de-sac streets with far reaching views of the San Juan Valley.

“These residences will have many custom-like qualities in that buyers will be invited to be part of the floorplan selection process since we are offering a variety of personalization opportunities for each available plan,” he explained. “Different interior configurations and multiple private second story living spaces can be selected. Buyers who come into process early will have a unique opportunity to work with us to customize their residence.”

Warmington is now previewing The Legacy Collection from the Covenant Hills Sales Gallery at 63 Bell Pasture Road in Ladera Ranch. A fully interactive digital presentation includes floorplan modules, artist’s renderings, an interactive site map and more. The sales gallery is open Thursday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Construction on two model residences will begin later this month and the neighborhood will have its grand opening in the fall. For more information, and to view interactive floorplans, go to www.LegacyCollectionHomes.com . A representative for The Legacy Collection may be reached at (949) 481-6502.

The Warmington group of companies has a long history of homebuilding in Ladera Ranch and offered homes in the very first village when it debuted in 1999. Over the years as the planned community evolved, a previous Warmington company built and sold homes in various villages, with the last neighborhood selling its final home in 2008. Today, many of these homes are among the most beautiful and coveted in Ladera Ranch and remain in high demand in the resale market.

The newest Warmington companies craft beautiful, state-of-the-art family homes in only the finest locations and today have approximately 15 new home communities in various stages of construction throughout California and Nevada.

Founded as a custom estate builder in and around Hollywood in 1926, the first Warmington company gained early recognition as the “homebuilder to the stars” with a long list of celebrity clients. Over the years, the Warmington group of companies expanded and began building production homes on a larger scale while retaining the quality craftsmanship and attention to detail for which it had become known. The Warmington group continues to celebrate this rich history while remaining focused on the future.

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