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Olson Homes featured in NBC News Story on Improving Housing Market

June 27th, 2012

Covina, CA – June 27, 2012

Olson Home’s Citrus Walk community in Covina was featured on the NBC news on June 26th. The story covered the nearly 10% increase in new home sales from April to May 2012, which was the largest increase in over two years.

NBC interviewed a new homeowner, Conrad Iza, who said, “It’s a good time to buy. Prices have been low and especially the interest rates have been great for the past year.” Olson Home’s President and Chief Operating Officer Scott Laurie was also interviewed saying, “There’s growth. The market is feeling better. Has it completely healed? No, but we see stability and we see opportunities for future developments in our core market areas”.

Citrus Walk is Olson Homes fifth new urban living residential development in the Covina area. The Citrus Walk community features 37 townhomes and 8,000 square feet of new retail space along downtown Covina’s Citrus Avenue, with 12 flats over the new retail storefronts. The townhomes, each with approximately 1,610 square feet and three stories, have 2-3 bedrooms, 2 baths and 1-2 powder rooms, and 2-car garages.

The Citrus Walk sales center is located at 137 E. Italia Street, Covina, CA 91723. To learn more about Citrus Walk please visit CitrusWalk.com.

About The Olson Company

Established in 1988, The Olson Company and the Olson Homes brand are nationally recognized for creating unique in-town neighborhoods in urban communities throughout California. Headquartered in Seal Beach, California, The Olson Company has successfully partnered with governmental agencies and private landowners to create innovative housing solutions designed to fulfill the lifestyle needs of today’s buyer. The company works diligently with community and neighborhood groups to build a high level of awareness and broad-range community consensus around its neighborhoods. The Olson Company was awarded the prestigious “Builder of the Year” award by Professional Builder Magazine and the National Association of Home Builders.

Olson Homes Announces Sneak Preview of Gateway Walk New Homes in Westchester

June 22nd, 2012

Gateway Walk Plan 2A Elevation

Westchester, CA – June 21, 2012 – Olson Homes, the leading developer of in-town urban living, announces the sneak preview of the model home for its newest residential community Gateway Walk , located in the heart of Westchester.

Homebuyers will enjoy living where the Westside meets the South Bay™. Hop on a bike and ride the short distance to the beach for swimming, surfing and volleyball. Homeowners can head up the coast to Santa Monica, and Marina Del Rey where there are shops, restaurants, entertainment and spend a day exploring around town. Gateway Walk offers the best of both worlds that is ideal for an active lifestyle.

Gateway Walk’s Grand Sneak Preview Event will be held on Sunday June 24th from 10AM to 6PM. The event will offer potential residents the opportunity to tour the model under construction and experience the surrounding community, and enjoy lunch provided by Chile Verde restaurant.

Gateway Walk will consist of 14 detached single family homes up to 1863 sq. ft., with 3-4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, and 2 car side-by-side. Expected to be completed in 2012, Gateway Walk will offer desirable commutes to the nearby employment centers in the South Bay – including Los Angeles, Hawthorne, Manhattan Beach, and Marina Del Rey, as well as close proximity to the nearby beaches, and many retail, dining and entertainment options.

The homes, built to exceed LEED green living standards, feature energy efficient amenities including Energy Star appliances; water efficient and lead-free faucets; highly water efficient toilets; auto shut-off motion sensors in all baths, space saving tank-less water heaters, and built-in recycle bins, among many other features.

The Olson Company’s numerous successful urban living developments across Southern California over the last 22 years reflect its commitment to the homebuyer as top priority. With its notable homeowner satisfaction, The Olson Company has garnered prestigious Eliant Awards in six categories in 2010, including a number one ranking for the “Design Selection” experience, and second for delivering an incredible experience during the Purchase, Construction, and Customer Service phases, and ranked second for “Overall Quality” and “Sales from Referrals.” The Olson Company believes in “livability,” and implements a thoughtful and detail-oriented approach from concept through execution. As part of their unique approach to providing these communities, The Olson Company understands all that goes into buying a new home and provides tailored services to support the needs of homebuyers, such as financial education and continued support services.

The Gateway Walk is located at 5780 W. 85th Place, Westchester 90045. For more information or to sign up for the interest list, visit the new website at Gatewaywalk.com For additional information on other Olson Homes communities visit: Olsonhomes.com