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Tuesday, June 09, 2009 / Hearthside Homes

With prices and interest rates at historic lows right now, there may never be a better time to buy a new home, and there may never be a better place than Brightwater, just steps from Bolsa Chica State Beach in Huntington Beach.

Doug Woodyard, vice president of sales and marketing for Hearthside Homes, Brightwater's developer, observed that home prices are the lowest they have been in years, and interest rates are below 5% for the first time in over a half century, but he cautioned, “The market is starting to turn around, and that means that it may not be long before prices and interest rates go back up. So don't wait. Get your dream home at a dream price before it's too late.”

Woodyard added, in the last three months, 14 smart homebuyers have taken advantage of these favorable conditions at Brightwater.  The low interest rates combined with the government tax credits add to Brightwater's affordability, but they are only available for a limited time, and prompt action is required to take advantage of them.

Dream homes are showcased throughout Brightwater's four award-winning neighborhoods -- The Trails, The Sands, The Cliffs and The Breakers – and each offers an extraordinary value in coastal living in the last community of its kind along the north shore of Orange County.

Winner of the prestigious Detached Community of the Year award at The Nationals, The Trails makes a Brightwater address exceptionally attainable with prices starting at $798,450. Stylish two-story residences range from approximately 1,710 to 1,953 square feet, including three to four bedrooms and two and one-half baths plus a two-car garage. The largest plan takes on the added dimension of an optional secluded third-floor loft, and gourmet island kitchens and private courtyards enhance most plans. 

At The Sands, a trio of charming two-story floor plans features living areas measuring approximately 1,927 to 2,161 square feet, including three to four bedrooms and two and one-half to three baths plus a two-car garage. Offering exceptional versatility, the homes boast a variety of room options, which vary by plan. Among them are a quiet den, a spacious bonus room, a master-suite retreat and a bunkroom that’s ideal for two youngsters to share. The Sands is priced starting at $925,000.

The Cliffs, which was honored with the Silver Award for Detached Community of the Year at The Nationals, presents elegant two-story residences that encompass four to six bedrooms and three to five baths within approximately 2,724 to 3,590 square feet. Garages feature either a three-car or two-car expanded configuration. Most plans include a bonus room and a private courtyard, and two plans feature a handy prep kitchen in addition to a conventional kitchen. Select locations are also enhanced  by spectacular views of the Bolsa Chica wetlands and the Pacific Ocean. Prices start at $1.4 Million.

The Breakers presents Brightwater's largest and most luxurious residences, and many of them take on the added drama of ocean and wetlands views. These magnificent homes span approximately 3,162 to 4,339 square feet, with four to six bedrooms, three and one-half to six baths, plus a three- or four-car garage. Impressive fireplaces warm both the family room and living room in each home, private courtyards invite outdoor living, and bonus rooms or teen rooms expand the dimensions of most plans. Prices begin at $1.7 Million.

Brightwater rewards homeowners with all the attractions that draw hundreds of thousands of people to Huntington Beach every year. Miles and miles of pristine white beaches, near-perfect weather and a friendly, laid-back attitude combine with shops, restaurants and night life to make Huntington Beach a favorite vacation destination. For those who live at Brightwater, the vacation continues 365 days a year.

Almost all of those 365 days can be devoted to outdoor activities because blue skies are the rule, rather than the exception, and it rarely drops below freezing or rains.

Huntington Beach is also a hotbed of activity and entertainment with lots of things to see and do. The beaches' spacious size (some of the widest in California) and consistent, wide-ranging surf break are just some of the qualities that have earned Huntington Beach the well-deserved moniker "Surf City USA."

Huntington Beach is also a mecca for many other sports such as roller blading, skateboarding, beach volleyball and swimming. And for less strenuous activity, just lie on the warm sand, enjoy sunset walks on the beach or gather around a fire ring on the beach after dark.

The beach may be the heart and soul of Huntington Beach, but there's even more to enjoy. Incredible shopping, a beautiful 25-acre public equestrian center, a disc Frisbee golf course (one of the nation's first), Huntington Central Park and the world-renowned Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve are a few to choose from. Unique events occur nearly every day.

An added benefit is Huntington Beach's easy driving distance to almost every major Southern California tourist attraction. Disneyland is only 25 minutes away, and Brightwater is also close to more than 30 other well-known local attractions that include Universal Studios, Knott's Berry Farm and The Queen Mary.

Home buyers at Brightwater will enjoy years of significant savings because the community has no Mello-Roos taxes and a low property tax rate of only 1.04%.

Brightwater is a distinctive master-planned community by Hearthside Homes that offers a unique opportunity to experience Southern California coastal living at its best. With its prime location in world-famous Huntington Beach, Brightwater is close to the renowned beaches and historic pier that inspired the name Surf City USA. The community encompasses 356 homes in four inviting residential neighborhoods that have been carefully designed to meet a wide range of needs and desires. Many of the homes are enhanced by gorgeous ocean and wetlands views. In addition, 37 acres are being preserved as open space and conservation area. The high-caliber design of Brightwater reflects the extensive experience of Hearthside Homes, which has been a leading developer of new-home neighborhoods since 1994.

Hearthside Homes is committed to staking out a unique philosophy in the building industry by emphasizing homes instead of houses. From the first spadeful of earth through architecture, design and construction to the final details of each sale, the company strives to create communities that perfectly fulfill the lifestyles and dreams of today’s home buyers, from growing families to career-oriented couples to retirees. Hearthside’s first priority is to listen to its customers, and its second priority is to ensure their satisfaction. As a result of this approach, Hearthside Homes has a well-earned reputation both as a quality homebuilder and as a company that has a passion for satisfaction. In short, Hearthside Homes doesn’t just build and sell houses. They help real people buy the homes that are right for them.

To discover all the reasons why there may never be a better time to purchase a beautiful new home at Brightwater, travel Pacific Coast Highway (PCH) to Warner Avenue. Turn north on Warner Avenue, then right on Brightwater Drive and follow the signs to the models.

From the 405 Freeway, exit Valley View Street (northbound) or Bolsa Chica Street (southbound). Proceed south on Bolsa Chica Street until it ends, turn right on Brightwater Drive and follow the signs to the models.

For further information about The Trails, call New Home Counselors Lori Schulte and Luci Ice at 714-846-1105. For information regarding The Sands, call New Home Counselors Robin Gannon and Janis Ruhmann at 714-846-4216. For additional details on The Cliffs and The Breakers, contact New Home Counselors Louise Easton, Joe Schulte and Patrick Loyd at 714-846-6417. Prospective buyers are also encouraged to visit the website at

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