SOURCE: William Lyon Homes

William Lyon Homes

May 16, 2011 14:01 ET

San Carlos Court -- The Perfect Address for One Couple to Be Close to Their Grown Children

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwire - May 16, 2011) - Tom and Hae Tipton wanted to move to Irvine to be closer to their children and young grandchildren and San Carlos Court was the perfect address to achieve this goal. Offering a convenient setting within the Village of Portola Springs®, walking distance to recreation and a choice of eight attached townhomes and flats to choose from, this William Lyon Homes neighborhood was just the opportunity the Tiptons were looking for. Interested buyers who want to learn more about this popular Irvine collection are encouraged to visit today or can take a virtual tour of the neighborhood's new home designs by clicking on

Tom, who has been in the real estate industry for more than 25 years, already knew William Lyon Homes was a quality builder and was instantly impressed with San Carlos Court. "My wife and I lived in Corona for 10 years, but we always wanted to be closer to some of our grown children who lived in Orange County. With nine grandchildren, including six who are under the age of five years, being a part of their lives was always a main priority for us," Tom explained. "We were already familiar with the Irvine area and decided to drive over to Portola Springs for a visit and liked the Village atmosphere right away. I landed at the San Carlos Court neighborhood as a consumer not a realtor, and within two weeks we signed the contract to purchase our new home. The price point, location and floorplan design was exactly what we wanted and there was no looking back."

"Having been in the real estate business for many years, I was well aware of William Lyon Homes' reputation for excellence and knew they were a well-established builder. There was no hesitancy on our part, and my wife and I were pleased with our home's comfortable layout and good spaces -- we particularly like the living area on the second floor. Not having huge upkeep on a large yard is another plus because it affords us a low maintenance lifestyle and that gives us more leisure time to enjoy our family," Tom added.

"It has been a dynamite experience working with the sales counselors for San Carlos Court. They built a personal relationship with us and didn't skip a beat; there was a lot of communication through the entire process. Everything about the neighborhood is so wonderful that I am looking forward to bringing my clients here in the months to come. Our move to San Carlos Court was a very smooth transition and Hae and I appreciate being so close to our kids -- we are incredibly happy here," Tom said.

Offering the lowest prices for new attached homes within the Village of Portola Springs, homebuyers are encouraged to take advantage of the Memorial Day Savings Event now underway until May 30th at San Carlos Court. For limited-time only, purchase the neighborhood's Featured Home, a Residence F, Lot #5, that was priced at $441,298 and is now $429,990. Plus, when a homebuyer purchases this select home, they will receive a free washer, dryer and refrigerator* as a Memorial Day Bonus.

Guests who tour the neighborhood's models and sales gallery can utilize the Touch Screen to explore the neighborhood's stylish designs, site plan and village recreation. Visitors can also get important details on current fixed rate FHA financing that requires only 3.5% down and VA or Conventional loan options**.

San Carlos Court offers an impressive diversity of attached townhomes and flats. One to three-story floorplans range from approximately 1,126 to 1,901 square feet, with one to three bedrooms, 1.5 to three bathrooms and one or two-car attached garages.

A true natural wonder, with sweeping views of Loma Ridge and vast expanses of protected open space, the Village of Portola Springs in Irvine offers a community unlike any other. Close to a variety of amenities designed to make the most of the pristine natural environment, Portola Springs features beautiful homes in an array of inspired architectural styles.

All of the village's parks are nearby for residents to enjoy and offer everything from Junior Olympic-size swimming pools to basketball and tennis courts, tot lots, barbecue/picnic areas and grand multipurpose buildings. Upon completion, the Village of Portola Springs will have 18 private parks and a public 25-acre Community Park with lighted athletic fields. Portola Springs® is a registered trademark of The Irvine Company LLC.

Award-winning Irvine Unified schools make the Village of Portola Springs a smart decision. The latest ranking by the Orange County Register listed all five of Irvine's middle schools among the top 10 for 2011, including Sierra Vista Middle School, which young San Carlos Court students attend. Students will attend the state-of-the-art Stonegate Elementary School, a California Distinguished School, and Northwood High School; the University of California, Irvine is also nearby.

It matters who your builder is, and William Lyon Homes means it when they say that they put themselves into their homes. They build each and every home as if it were their own and have earned a solid track record for constructing homes throughout the West since 1954. Learn more by visiting the newly launched website at for exciting information on William Lyon Homes' brand new neighborhoods for sale.

*Memorial Day bonus available on select homes when you purchase on or before May 30, 2011. Offer can be discontinued at anytime without prior notice. See a Sales Counselor for details.

**FHA, VA and Conventional program guidelines and loan limits are subject to change. All loans subject to credit approval; restrictions may apply. Down payment, payment terms and rates vary based on market conditions and qualifying requirements.

To visit San Carlos Court from the 405 or 5 freeways, exit Sand Canyon and proceed north. Turn right onto Portola Parkway and right onto Silverado. Turn right on Cienega and then right on Full Moon to the Sales Gallery (on right-hand side), which is open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, call 888-248-1533.

Prices are effective as of the date of publication. All homes are subject to prior sale. Prices and availability of homes are subject to change without notice. DRE Officer License: 00982816.