SOURCE: Brookfield Homes

Brookfield Homes

April 28, 2012 12:08 ET

Mom, Dad and the Kids Love Brookfield Homes' GreenDoor at Edenglen

ONTARIO, CA--(Marketwire - Apr 28, 2012) - Mike and Michelle Virgen and their two young girls have all found something to love about their new home at GreenDoor at Edenglen in Ontario, which they refer to as "heaven" compared with their former apartment.

Mike loves the loft in their Plan One residence, which has become the home's adult hideaway complete with a TV. Michelle's office shares the loft, but her favorite room is the kitchen. "The island does it all," she explained. "It's great for the kids to use for quick snacks and small meals, and it becomes the focal point for entertaining guests."

The girls are also delighted now that they each have their own room, and they've already enjoyed fun-filled community activities, including the Easter Egg Hunt at the Edenglen Community Center. And the whole family enjoys taking their dog for a walk through their charming neighborhood.

The Virgens are also looking forward to even more advantages at Edenglen. Michelle can't wait to take the girls to the pool when summer weather arrives, and she is eagerly looking forward to seeing the savings on their first utility bill, thanks to the solar energy system that came with their house.

All of this was made possible by Brookfield Homes' BEGIN program, which is offered exclusively at Edenglen in partnership with the city of Ontario. The BEGIN program makes home ownership attainable for first-time buyers by offering up to 20% down payment assistance. With that, buyers who meet household income requirements can purchase a new Edenglen home with as little as 3% down. "We thought we were going to have to save forever for a down payment," Michelle said, "but thanks to the BEGIN program, that was not the case. Plus as a real estate agent myself, I recognized that GreenDoor is an exceptional value."

As the Virgens discovered, GreenDoor reconnects residents with everything that matters: peace and quiet, family and friends, home. Showcasing new designs for modern living, GreenDoor is a real neighborhood of brand-new detached homes that offer more space, technologically advanced and energy-efficient features, including solar panels, extra garage space and up to three-car flex parking, and comfortable yards for entertaining and outdoor living year-round.

All of those advantages distinguish four single-family home designs with large, open floor plans that create the perfect setting for family activities and festive entertaining. Ranging from approximately 1,710 to 2,054 square feet, the homes encompass three to four bedrooms and up to three baths, and all of that spaciousness is included in prices that start in the low $300,000s.

Highlighting the impressive floor plans are gourmet island kitchens and a host of features that will make it easy for homeowners to maximize their comfort and minimize their utility bills. Those features are led by solar panels that deliver potential electricity savings of approximately $150 every month. Savings are based on projected solar electric production and assume SCE schedule D Tier 1 electricity prices as of 9/1/11. Please see your solar lease for details.

In addition, GreenDoor homes are built with 50% more wall insulation and 25% more attic insulation than a typical new home, which helps keep heat out in the summer and inside during the winter. Further maintaining optimum temperatures, high-quality Solarban 70XL windows eliminate approximately 75% of the sun's heat from entering each home. Please refer to the Solarban specification sheets at the GreenDoor sales office. Also, high-efficiency tankless water heaters and an advanced plumbing system reduce hot water delivery time and reduce water usage.

To accommodate the latest technological advancements, each home's Tec Panel and structured wiring system can be configured to meet changing communications and media needs. Add it all up and the independent Home Energy Rating System rates GreenDoor twice as efficient as the average new home today and four times more efficient than a 20-year-old home.

Adding to GreenDoor's unique appeal is the inviting social and neighborly environment of the master-planned community of Edenglen. That environment is enhanced by a multitude of amenities, beginning with a community clubhouse featuring space for entertaining, arcade-style game room, televisions, outdoor gas grills, resort-style swimming pool with children's splash pool, pool house pavilion, playgrounds, two half-size basketball courts, numerous rose gardens and pocket parks. Pinheiro Park is the perfect setting for summer concerts and outdoor movie nights. In addition, hiking and bike trails extend throughout the greater community, offering close-to-home fitness opportunities.

With homeowner's association dues as low as $150 per month, a low 1.06% tax rate and CFD/Special Assessments of $1,240 a year, GreenDoor offers convenience, comfort, style, and resort amenities at a great price.

Brookfield Homes, a member of Brookfield Residential, is committed to being more than a homebuilder. We are a premier lifestyle provider comprised of a dedicated and knowledgeable team of professionals with the passion and in-depth experience to craft new homes and neighborhoods that speak to the aspirations of homebuyers in every stage of life. Over the years, Brookfield Homes has been consistently acknowledged as a leader in our industry with an exceptional reputation for quality, design, and customer service. Brookfield Residential, publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange, is dedicated to creating great places to live and is a leading North American land and housing company. Active in ten major markets across the United States and Canada, Brookfield draws strength from geographic diversity and affiliation with community development and homebuilding operations across the globe. Brookfield Homes Los Angeles is independently and locally operated in the Greater Los Angeles, Orange and San Bernardino Counties. Visit our corporate web site at www.brookfieldhomes.com

To visit Edenglen, take the 60 Freeway, exit at Haven Avenue and head south. Turn left onto Riverside Drive, pass Mill Creek Avenue, and turn right onto Edenglen Avenue. Furnished models are open Friday through Monday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and by appointment Tuesday through Thursday. For more details, please call 888-201-1237 or visit www.LiveGreenDoor.com.

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