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Lyon Announces Fourteen New Homes in Covenant Hills

Residents of Covenant Hills are used to the pick up in construction activities going on in the custom home portion of the community. That activity accelerated further when homebuilder William Lyon Homes planted “coming soon” signs on 14 vacant Covenant Hills lots. The Lyon signs are located in and around the streets of Bell Pasture, [...]

Legacy Collection Model Home for Sale

Are you a fan of the Legacy Collection tract by Warmington Homes in Ladera Ranch’s Covenant Hills neighborhood? Now nearly fully built out, there aren’t many chances to left to buy one of these properties. If you wanted one but thought you missed your chance, one of the models has been put on the MLS [...]

Mirador Coming Soon to Rancho San Juan

In the world of South Orange County real estate, Sendero might be the biggest game in town, but it isn’t the only one. Woodbridge Pacific Group has announced a new tract in its popular Rancho San Juan neighborhood. Following on the heels of a successful reboot of Valinda at Rancho San Juan, the new tract [...]

September Move-In Home Available in the Legacy Collection

4 Gaucho Road, one of Warmington’s Legacy Collection homes in Covenant Hills, has been listed on the local MLS. With the Legacy Collection selling swiftly and the recently announced purchase by Warmington of twenty additional lots, it is unclear why one of these homes would be listed like this. Typically, builders will refrain from listing [...]

Warmington Homes Buys Twenty More Custom Lots in Covenant Hills

Anyone who has followed Ladera Ranch real estate knows that Warmington Homes timed the market perfectly with its Legacy Collection of homes in Covenant Hills. Warmington broke ground on its 28 lots late last summer and opened the two model homes to the public in November. Since then, phase releases have sold quickly and the [...]

Phase One of the Legacy Collection Progress Photo

We drove by the Legacy Collection homes in Covenant Hills recently and noticed substantial progress on the Phase One homes on Vaquero. Below is a photo:

Progress Photo of Phase One of the Legacy Collection

Interestingly, it looks like every house has elected to take one of the second story options.


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 [...]

Progress Photo of the Legacy Collection Models

Warmington Homes broke ground on the Legacy Collection model homes back in August and from the looks of the photo below, the models are well are their way to completion. Warmington has been giving hard-hat tours of the models during construction, but sales won’t begin in earnest until the models are ready.

With apologies for [...]

Warmington Breaks Ground on Legacy Collection Models

If you have driven up Sky Ranch in the last week, you have seen signs of construction activity on Stockmen Road. Construction has indeed begun on the two model homes that Warmington Homes is building for its Legacy Collection tract in Covenant Hills. Warmington has already moved into the Sales Center on Bell Pasture and [...]

Market Analysis for Covenant Hills Custom Homesites

Very few neighborhoods in South Orange County can rival the custom home community of Covenant Hills for prestige, location and amenities. Yet, sales of custom lots were crushed during the recession as owners abandoned their plans of custom homebuilding or saw their properties foreclosed on by banks. For years, the custom neighborhood of Covenant Hills [...]