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Legacy Collection Models will Open on November 17th

It is a bit anti-climatic because potential homebuyers have been getting “hard hat” tours for weeks now, but Warmington Homes has announced that its Legacy Collection models in Covenant Hills will be open to the public starting on Saturday, November 17th. The model homes are located on Stockmen, off of Sky Ranch. We’ve heard that [...]

Village of Sendero: Then and Now (Updated)

We now have a more detailed map of the current plans for Sendero (Planning Area 1), so we’ve revisited our earlier comparison of the current map with a pre-real estate crash map we found floating around on the internet.

First the current plan:

Current map of the Village of Sendero (Planning Area 1)

And [...]

Rancho Mission Viejo Presentation to OC Supervisors Provides Some Clues to the Status and Features of Sendero

We recently found a presentation that Rancho Mission Viejo Company gave to the Orange County Board of Supervisors on or around July 13, 2012 regarding progress on the Ranch Plan, and specifically, Sendero. The full presentation (in PDF format) is available here. And a companion video is available here. We’ve summarized some of the highlights [...]

Who is DMB Associates?

The Rancho Mission Viejo development is a partnership between Rancho Mission Viejo, LLC as managing partner and DMB Associates as master developer. Everyone who lives on the Ranch knows Rancho Mission Viejo, the second largest landowner in Orange County after The Irvine Company. But who is DMB Associates?

DMB and RMV have a history together. [...]