SOURCE: William Lyon Homes

William Lyon Homes

March 11, 2011 13:50 ET

San Carlos Court in the Village of Portola Springs® -- A Vibrant New Address to Call Home

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwire - Mar 11, 2011) - William Lyon Homes continues to welcome new homeowners to its San Carlos Court neighborhood, which offers the lowest prices for new attached homes within the Irvine Village of Portola Springs. With nearly 35 households settling in, new neighbors are becoming friends and San Carlos Court is emerging as a vibrant address for Irvine homeownership. A must-see for Southern Californians who want to spend less and live better, take a virtual tour of San Carlos Court's eight attached townhomes and flats that are priced from the low $300,000s by clicking on

"We work closely with every buyer throughout the entire process, so it is very exciting to see the neighborhood taking shape and families enjoying their new homes and Village surroundings. Our residents know this is a special place to live and are very interested in connecting with each other," said Lesley Pennington, Director of Sales for William Lyon Homes. "The value at San Carlos Court continues to generate overwhelming demand and incredible sales activity. In fact, many of our homeowners are first-timers who realize it makes more sense for them to own than to keep renting. Smart consumers are taking advantage of favorable interest rates currently available and leaving their apartments to achieve their goal of homeownership at San Carlos Court -- they recognize that now is a good time to purchase and this neighborhood is their first choice for an Irvine address."

San Carlos Court is enjoying strong sales and there is a very limited selection of highly upgraded Plan D homes available for immediate occupancy. The latest homes for sale in Phase Three are slated for a convenient summer move.

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 a 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. This important ranking underscore's the district's excellence year after year -- Irvine Unified consistently boast top teachers, innovative programs and time-tested strategies that make these educational institutions among the best in the state. Students will also attend the state-of-the-art Stonegate Elementary School, a 'California Distinguished School,' where one of the teachers was recently honored with the prestigious 'Teacher of the Year' Award by the IUSD. Residents will also attend Northwood High School; the prestigious University of California, Irvine is 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.

*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 5 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.