Saturday, July 4, 2009
So Amanda and I have been house shopping on and off for a little over a year now. We started with one of the big auctions out at the Riverside Convention Center, then we would sometimes stop by model homes just to dream, and then a couple weeks ago we met up with two different real estate and saw 15 houses. Every time it was the same thing: the house we liked and wanted either was overpriced with lots of repairs to be done, or we would call to see if we could make an offer and it had "just gone into" Escrow with someone else.
So by one of the houses we went to look at, KB homes was building some new townhouses and Amanda and her dad went to go look at them. She really liked them (I hadn't seen them yet), and so when I got home from work, we went online to see what other builders were building in the area. William Lyon Homes was building a couple new townhouse constructions in the area (they had 3 or 4 in the IE). So we Amanda went again with her Dad while I was at work to check out prices and floor plans and what-not. We found an awesome Townhouse in North Fontana that we really liked and started to think about it and go back various times to show different parents. Each time we went back with different people, we found something that we liked that we hadn't seen before; the place just kept getting better and better!! So needless to say, we were actively involved with the Rep there at the models, asked lots of questions, got pre-qualified, and all that jazz.
So today they released the next phase (that we were interested in, the prior phases were all sold out), we got the call with the pricing and we got first pick of which building and which lot we wanted! There was one person ahead of us on the list but they let us pick first. So we picked this beautiful lot that backed up to the single-family-homes behind the Townhouse complex, and guess what?! It's one of three plans with a backyard in place of the planned courtyard, how awesome! So the backyard is 25 ft deep from the backdoor to the wall, and is almost as wide as the entire building; sweet!
The plan we will be getting (barring any unforeseen events) is the biggest plan as well at 1,711 sq. ft., two stories, three bedrooms, two and a half baths, attached two car garage, and backyard! We like that the floor plan pulls the bedrooms away from the shared wall so that the laundry, stairs, bathrooms and closets are mostly what is shared with the neighbors. Also, right now the lot is just dirt so we'll be posting on the progress of our new place as it's built. Because its new, we also get to pick out all the upgrades that we want (like granite counter-tops, or darker stained cabinets, et al). Here's the address if you want to google.maps it:
14975 South Highland Avenue
Fontana, CA 92336
Also, if anyone is looking to buy this is a great deal!! Let us know...
The floor plans are as follows: