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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

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.


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.

Final Homes at Metro Walk in Azusa!

October 25th, 2018

Metro Walk is down to its final 2 homes. This beautiful new townhome community is located between major freeways giving commuters easy access, as well as walkable streets that connect our homes to the downtown area restaurants, breweries, coffee shops and more. Gain that neighborhood feel in the midst of metropolitan life. With energy efficient appliances, public transit and an abundance of nearby hiking trails, Metro Walk caters to your active lifestyle and helps maintain your eco-friendliness even within an urban community. So come join the Metro Walk community, and love the life you live in it!

Residence 19, Plan 1A
• 2 bedrooms and 2.5 baths
• 1,302 sq. ft.
• Kitchen island
• Deck off of living area
• Corner location
• 2-car attached garage

Residence 25, Plan 1A
• 2 bedrooms and 2.5 baths
• Approx. 1,302 sq. ft.
• Kitchen island
• Deck off of living area
• Corner location
• 2-car attached garage

Model Release This Saturday at Union Walk!

September 20th, 2018

Saturday, September 22nd at 10:00 am we are releasing the model home at Union Walk!

Stop in or call today to get specific information.

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

Home of the Week at Olive in La Mirada – Residence 18

September 14th, 2018

Residence 18, Plan 3R
• 4 bedrooms and 3 baths plus loft
• 2,200 sq. ft.
• Downstairs bedroom with full bath
• White shaker cabinets throughout
• MetroQuartz kitchen countertops
• Stainless steel double bowl sink with Moen faucet
• Upgraded electrical throughout
• Option to personalize your flooring
• Spacious backyard
• 2-car attached garage

Olive Walk is the Only New Community with Brand-New Homes in La Mirada. It is a highly desirable neighborhood —quiet streets, acclaimed schools, nearby parks, and is centrally located to LA and Orange County! Few homes remain at Olive Walk in La Mirada, so stop by today!

We Saved the Best For Last at Metro Walk in Azusa

September 13th, 2018

Final Home at Metro Walk! Explore an active, urban and convenient lifestyle at Metro Walk, with access to the best mountains and trails, nearby restaurants and shops, freeway access and the Metro Rail Gold Line, all just a few minutes from your front door! Experience fresh breezes from your very own deck in this beautiful 2-bedroom and 2.5 bath residence. The modern kitchen has an island, plenty of counter space, and designer finishes. Upstairs, the pampering suite has a large walk-in closet and dual vanity. Call Metro Walk today for more information on this beautiful new townhome, 562-370-9513.

New Homesite Release This Saturday, July 14th at Union Walk in El Monte

July 11th, 2018

Saturday, July 14th at 10:00 am we are releasing new homesites at Union Walk!

Stop in or call today to get lot specific information.

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

Home Back on The Market at Village Walk

July 3rd, 2018

Homesite 25, Plan 4
• 1,801 Sq Ft.
• 3 Bedrooms, 4 Full Baths
• White Shaker Cabinets throughout
• Kitchen Counter Tops – Pental Misterio
• LED Lights throughout home
• All Upgraded appliances
• Front Door Intercom System/Security System
• Beautiful upgraded flooring of Laminate and carpet throughout
• Master Shower with large marble tile – stunning!

This beautiful townhome has so many upgrades that it looks like a model home and is the last home available in this new community in the middle of downtown Downey. Please call Cheryl at 562-386-8575 to schedule an appointment to tour this home. Open house on Saturday and Sundays from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. Don’t miss this chance to own a new home at Village Walk.