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Meritage Home in Sendero Listed on MLS

Home builders are reluctant to list their new home inventory on the MLS. It generally (although not always) means that phases are not selling as fast as the homes are being built. One of the Meritage homes just hit the market. The listing history shows it as having been for sale last year, but we [...]

Final Tract Map for Meritage Homes in Sendero

We have reviewed the final tract map for the Meritage tract in the Village of Sendero. Sitting on a terraced hillside, these 63 lots will consist of three two-story models of large single family homes embracing the “great room” concept, with up to five bedrooms, optional casitas and up to 3,000 square feet of living [...]

Sendero and Gavilan Floorplans Now Available Online

The new Sendero website includes information about the Sendero, and Gavilan neighborhoods, including links to their floorplans. Sendero will offer a mix of single and two story homes, along with an assortment of townhomes and condos. Architectural styles will be location-appropriate, including Spanish Revival, Monterey, Western Ranch, Early California and Adobe Ranch styles. It seems [...]

Sendero Homebuilders Announced

Rancho Mission Viejo has announced the homebuilders who will be building the homes in Sendero, including Gavilan, the gated senior community. The homebuilders will be: Meritage Homes, Ryland Homes, SeaCountry Homes, Shea Homes, Standard Pacific Homes, The Pulte Group, TRI Pointe Homes, William Lyon Homes, and Western National Group.

As with most master developers, Rancho [...]