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District Walk New Home Release This Saturday at 10:00 am

May 17th, 2019

This Saturday, May 18th at 10:00 am we are releasing new homesites at District Walk in Anaheim!

Stop in or call today to get specific information.

Click here to get pre-approved for the upcoming release!

New Homesite Release at Portola Walk In La Habra This Saturday!

May 17th, 2019

This Saturday, May 18th at 10:00 am we are releasing new homesites at Portola Walk in La Habra!

Stop in or call today to get specific information.

Click here to get pre-approved for the upcoming release!

Models Release This Saturday at Manzanita Walk in Hacienda Heights!

April 26th, 2019

This Saturday, April 27th Manzanita Walk is releasing it’s beautiful new 2-story townhome models for sale! Do not miss your chance to own a designer selected home packed full of upgrades and new features.

Click here to get pre-approved for this upcoming phase release.

Spring into Action with Olson Homes During the New Home Sales Event

April 2nd, 2019

With the arrival of spring, now is the time to sweep out the old, embrace the new, and start living the SoCal lifestyle of your dreams with Olson Homes.

To welcome the season of change and rejuvenation, we’re hosting a Spring events THREE Saturdays in a row – featuring fun activities, giveaways, and LOW INTEREST RATES in the following communities: Manzanita Walk, District Walk, Portola Walk, Arbor Walk, and Tapestry Walk.

Grow Your Roots with Olson – Kicking things off this Saturday, March 30th, is our Flower Market and Flower Giveaway from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.! Come make your own flower arrangement and enter a raffle to take home a professionally done arrangement for a loved one!

Healthy Eats – On Saturday, April 6th, we’re bringing some healthy grub to all five communities! Spend your Saturday touring new model homes and enjoying some great food. See below who’s going to stop by:

  • Pulp Pours will be visiting Arbor Walk, District Walk, and Manzanita Walk with some nutritious and delicious juices! Top it off with a sweet macaron or two.
  • After you’ve worked up an appetite touring our homes at Portola Walk, stop by the courtyard and grab yourself a healthy catered lunch!
  • Creamy pops, fruit pops, cookie pops…where do we sign up?! Pacific Organic Pops will be dropping by Tapestry Walk from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Come cool off while you check out our Anaheim neighborhood.

Earth Day Giveaway – Make sure to come out on Saturday, April 13th, for our big EARTH DAY GIVEAWAY! We’ll be handing out Olson-branded reusable grocery bags as well as mini herb gardens for you to take home. Visitors at each neighborhood will also have the opportunity to ENTER to WIN a beautiful new beach cruiser bicycle!

We hope you’ll join us for one, two, or all three events! Visit the event pages below for more details, and don’t forget to RSVP!

Arbor Walk

District Walk 

Manzanita Walk 

Portola Walk

Tapestry Walk 

 

Portola Walk New Homesite Release This Saturday March 9th!

March 5th, 2019

This Saturday, March 9th at 10:00 am Portola Walk in La Habra will be releasing additional homesites!

Visit the welcome center or call us to  get specific information.

Click here to get pre-approved for the upcoming release!

District Walks Model Grand Opening Celebration This Saturday, March 2nd!

February 25th, 2019

The wait is finally over! District Walks model grand opening is happening this Saturday, March 2nd! Come out to tour the beautiful new model homes and learn all about this exceptional new community in Anaheim!

Stop by between 11:00 am & 2:00 pm to enjoy food from Unami Burger, Snowmonster, Pop-bar and music.

District Walk in Anaheim offers up to 3 bedrooms and 3.5 baths in approximately 1,355 to 1,701 square feet of living space.

For more information on District Walk please visit the welcome center or call 562-370-9506.

Celebrate Lunar New Year with Olson Homes

January 31st, 2019

You’re officially invited to ring in the Lunar New Year with your friends at Olson Homes! On Saturday, February 9th from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., we’ll be giving away exciting prizes and serving up festive (and tasty) treats in five of our communities:

Union Walk in El Monte
Two to Three-Bedroom Townhomes – Final Homes Remaining!
Central location to LA & OC
11105 Ramona Blvd., El Monte, CA 91731
(562) 370-9515
RSVP to our Facebook event HERE

Portola Walk in La Habra
Three-Story Townhomes with up to Four Bedrooms
Great Schools & Central Amenity/Location
1801 W. La Habra Blvd,. La Habra, CA 90631
(562) 370-9546
RSVP to our Facebook event HERE

Tapestry Walk in Anaheim
Three-Story Townhomes with up to Three Bedrooms – Final Homes Remaining!
Commuter-Friendly and Master Plan Community Feel
2337 South Manchester Ave., Anaheim, CA 92802
(562) 370-9543
RSVP to our Facebook event HERE

Manzanita Walk in Hacienda Heights
Two-Story Townhomes with up to Four Bedrooms
New Homes in an Established & Walkable Neighborhood
15710 Newton St., Hacienda Heights, CA 91745
(562) 370-9547
RSVP to our Facebook event HERE

Arbor Walk in Arcadia
Three-Story Townhomes with up to Four Bedrooms
Arcadia Address at an Affordable Price Point
4332 Live Oak Ave., Arcadia, CA 91006
(562) 370-9543
RSVP to our Facebook event HERE

Attention Brokers! If you have a client that can close on a new home between February 2nd and February 19th at one of the participating neighborhoods above, you’ll receive a 4% broker commission! So bring your clients in to tour these Olson neighborhoods this week and join us for our Lunar New Year celebration on Saturday, February 9th!

The Year of the Pig brings good luck and fortune, which means 2019 could be YOUR year to finally find your dream home. We hope you to see at one, or all five of our communities, for an afternoon of festivities and neighborhood tours!

Open House This Weekend at Orchard Walk in Orange!

November 8th, 2018

The final home at gated single story community Orchard Walk is our plan 3R model home! This gorgeous home comes with so many custom upgrades, features and all of the furniture is included. There are upgraded countertops throughout the home, electrical features including pendant lighting, security system and music speakers/stereo package. Orchard Walks model home also comes with a beautiful landscaped backyard and all the special features you would want in your home. Stop by and tour this home today. Welcome center is open Friday to Sunday from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm.

Model Home Back on the Market at Ventana Walk in Santa Ana!

November 7th, 2018

Residence 33, Plan 3
• 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms
• 1,881 square feet
• 2- Car Attached
• Enclosed Patio
• Private balcony
• Modern wood floors
• Epoxy garage floor
• Surround Sound
• Security system
• Large downstairs bonus room
• Marble title surround in the master bedroom
• Large walk-in closet
• Upgraded cabinets and countertops
• Custom built-in desk and bookshelf
• Interior Unit within a gated community
$624,990

New Townhomes In Santa Ana!
Don’t miss out on this last home! Stop by Ventana Walk today for more details. Welcome Center is open Monday – Friday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm and 10:00 am to 6:00 pm on Saturday & Sunday.

Rent vs. Own

October 25th, 2018

We’re Tackling the Question Every SoCal Resident is Asking, Buy or Rent?

In Southern California’s red hot housing market, figuring out whether to buy or rent is a decision many are trying to make. And with 35 of the nation’s top 50 metros in highest median rent coming from California*, it complicates things, as historically renting has been a good short-term choice in expensive real estate markets. So what to do when it’s almost as expensive to rent as is it to buy? With each option comes advantages and disadvantages, so let’s review a few and take a closer look at overall monthly payments at three Olson neighborhoods in El Monte, La Habra, and Azusa.

Protect Yourself from Rising Rent Costs

No more nail biting at the end of your lease, wondering how much your landlord is raising the rent. In L.A. and Orange counties, rents have increased on average $500 and $355 a month respectively in the last seven years**, with no indication of slowing down. Having a mortgage means more stability in your housing costs so your promotion or pay raise doesn’t all go to your rent increase. And predictable housing costs help you plan for the future, like saving for emergencies, planning that Cabo vacation, or buying a new car.

Mucho Tax Benefits

Buying a home means you get some serious tax write-offs = more of your money in your pocket. You can claim mortgage interest on your tax filing, along with property taxes and potentially PMI (private mortgage insurance). Check with a tax professional to determine your potential savings. And while overall housing costs are somewhat higher on average than renting, this can be offset by tax savings.

Your Digs, Your Way

One of the best things about owning a home is that it’s all yours. No more asking your landlord if you can paint your living room. Want to to install that sweet chandelier you love at West Elm? No problem. Personalize your home so it reflects your personality and is exactly how you want to live. And purchasing a brand-new home is even better, because you can customize before you move in, making your new pad turnkey when you cross the threshold for the first time. Buying new can also save you money in the long run, especially if you’re considering an older resale home that needs a lot of costly renovation work. The downside to this is the repairs are all yours, too. That means no more simply calling your landlord to have that faucet leak fixed, so budgeting for home repairs becomes a must.

Stability

A home purchase means settling down for the long haul. This can be a great thing, especially if you’ve fallen in love with a particular neighborhood, plan to start a family, or are looking for a place for your family to grow. But if you’re hoping for that big promotion in Chicago or just don’t feel like planting roots for a number of years, you’re better off renting for the time being until your lifestyle needs change.

Sound Financial Decision

Even with normal market fluctuations, real estate has demonstrated an impressive rate of appreciation over time. If you’re buying for the long term (which you should), market ups and downs don’t matter all that much. Your equity that builds over the years will create a serious nest egg and a source of financial security for years to come.

Speaking of dollars and cents, let’s take a closer look at a few of our neighborhoods and see how your total monthly housing costs would break down***.

Union Walk in El Monte Lot 26

$465,990 purchase price**** / $372,792 loan amount / 5.125% rate & APR
$2,029.81 – principal & interest
$585 – estimated property taxes
$30 – estimated HO6 insurance
$300 – approximate HOA dues
$2,988.37 – total estimated housing payment
Learn more about Union Walk HERE. You can also take a virtual tour of this floorplan HERE.

Portola Walk in La Habra Lot 32

$529,990 purchase price**** / $423,992 loan amount / 5.125% rate & APR
$2,308.59 – principal & interest
$490 – estimated property taxes
$30 – estimated HO6 insurance
$307 – HOA dues
$3,209.45 – total estimated housing payment
Learn more about Portola Walk HERE.

Metro Walk in Azusa Lot 25

$443,990 purchase price**** / $355,192 loan amount / 5.125% rate & APR
$1,933.98 – principal & interest
$490 – estimated property taxes
$30 – estimated HO6 insurance
$312 – HOA dues
$2,765.98 – total estimated housing payment
Learn more about Metro Walk HERE. You can also take a virtual tour of this floorplan  HERE.

Our Home Advisors would love to discuss the benefits of owning your own home so please stop by one of our Welcome Centers to discuss your options!

* U.S. Census Bureau 2012-2016
** OC Register
*** Based on 740 credit score with 20% down
**** Price of home listed  is accurate as of October 24, 2018. Price and availability subject to change.