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William Lyon Homes' Model Grand Opening of Willow Bend in University Park Draws More Than 2,500 Visitors

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ThumbnailMore than 2,500 visitors attended the recent model grand opening of Willow Bend in University Park, Irvine.LogoTracker

IRVINE, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 04/08/13 -- William Lyon Homes recently celebrated the highly anticipated Model Grand Opening of Willow Bend in University Park, an event that attracted more than 2,500 enthusiastic visitors and generated spectacular sales for Phase One. Homebuyers were exceptionally eager for their first look at the neighborhood's three beautiful models and started lining up at the sales gallery hours before the doors opened at 10:00 a.m. A limited edition of only 58 single-family residences and the first brand new homes for sale in nearly 25 years within this coveted Irvine address, Willow Bend offers the financial benefit of no Mello Roos fees or CFD, low HOA dues and the convenience of an established community. For more information on this once in a lifetime opportunity, visit Willow Bend's professionally decorated and furnished models.

"There was such incredible excitement during the Model Grand Opening and guests were so impressed with Willow Bend's floorplan designs, the attendance numbers and Phase One sales surpassed our expectations on every possible level," said Lesley Pennington, Vice President of Sales for William Lyon Homes. "Southern Californians are very savvy and many who understood early on how truly special Willow Bend was going to be, also knew this neighborhood was well worth the wait. Judging from the remarkably positive response from the thousands of visitors and the instant sales success of Phase One, it was clear that consumers were ready to act quickly to ensure their new home purchase at Willow Bend. Now, as the neighborhood prepares for a new sales release in the weeks ahead to accommodate demand, prospective buyers are encouraged to visit the sales gallery regarding pre-qualifying procedures and other important information, including specific lot by lot pricing."

University Park's wide-open streets, mature trees and pedestrian pathway system offer a scenic residential backdrop for the Willow Bend neighborhood. Thoughtfully appointed floorplans range from approximately 2,209 to 2,570 square feet of interior living space, with three to five bedrooms, 2.5 to three baths and two-car garages. Exteriors showcase California Ranch and Craftsman exterior styles featuring lots of windows that create an abundance of natural interior lighting. Prices start from the low $1 millions.

Homebuyers whose priorities are focused on a desirable location to live are quickly establishing Willow Bend as a must-have address for their present and future needs. The neighborhood is included within the acclaimed Irvine Unified School District and students will attend University High School, which was listed among the top 10 in Newsweek's ranking of the nation's Best High Schools in 2011; Willow Bend is also near University of California, Irvine. Homeowners are within easy reach of William R. Mason Regional Park, a 345-acre natural sanctuary with its own nine-acre lake, biking paths, model boat sailing and wilderness hiking area. Nearby community parks have opportunities for soccer, tennis, sand volleyball and picnicking; golf enthusiasts can hit the links at nearby Rancho San Joaquin or Strawberry Farms Golf Clubs. Two nearby retail centers offer convenient shopping and Willow Bend is just minutes away from Fashion Island, Corona Del Mar, the 405 Freeway and Orange County's major business and leisure centers.

The desirable Irvine setting of Willow Bend will reinforce to future buyers the exceptional lifestyle they will experience as residents here -- the city of Irvine was ranked sixth by CNN Money as one of America's best small cities, with 44 miles of bike trails, 20,000 acres of parks and preserves and a beach 10 miles away. CNN Money noted in a recent article that "Thanks to smart planning, this big city can feel surprisingly small. The 40-year-old community is divided into 40 'villages,' and a minimum of five acres of park space is added for every 1,000 newcomers."

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 quality homes backed by a solid customer service program since 1954. Learn more by visiting www.lyonhomes.com for updated information on William Lyon Homes' new neighborhoods.

To visit the models and sales gallery for Willow Bend, travel the 405 Freeway, exit Jeffrey Road, which turns into University Drive and head south. Turn right on Michelson Drive and follow the signs. Willow Bend is open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, call 949-387-1865, visit www.lyonwillowbend.com and also Like the neighborhood on Facebook.

Prices are effective as of the date of publication. Pricing is approximate and is subject to change without prior notice. DRE Officer License: 00982816.



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