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Estrella Makes List Of Top Master-Planned Communities

The Goodyear master-planned community of Estrella has been ranked 35th by the national independent research firm John Burns Real Estate Consulting (JBREC) on its annual list of Top 50 Master-Planned Communities of 2013. The rankings are based on new home sales and Estrella is one of only four Arizona communities to make the top 50. Estrella was also recently named Best Master-Plan Community for Children in Arizona Foothills Magazine’s Best of the Valley Rankings.

Estrella’s developer, Newland Communities, made a strong showing with five of its communities placing on the nation’s top 50 list – the most of any individual developer. The San Diego-based company’s top ranked communities are located in four different metro areas, making them the most geographically diversified developer in the country.

“We are pleased with the velocity of sales from the past year, and with new builders and product coming online, we expect continued growth for Estrella in 2014,” said Bill Olson, Senior Vice President and Division Manager for Newland Real Estate Group. “The recent accolades are truly a testament of Estrella’s unique amenities, such as its lakes and yacht club, and the tight-knit feel and true sense of community of a small-town. It’s not surprising so many people want to call Estrella home.”

Located only 17 miles west of downtown Phoenix, Estrella is home to more than 12,000 residents ranging from young couples to retirees. The community hosts regular arts and culture events, provides residents with top-notch amenities and its design includes plenty of parks and trails to support a healthy, outdoor lifestyle.

Currently there are three active builders in Estrella: AV Homes, T.W. Lewis by David Weekly Homes and William Ryan Homes. T.W. Lewis by David Weekly Homes has begun preselling in its newest neighborhood and CantaMia, the 55+ Community has nine new models under construction. With several other well-known builders in escrow, Newland is working to increase inventory to meet rising demand. To learn more, visit www.estrella.com.

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Fulton Homes Lands on Top 50 in U.S.

Fulton Homes’ Ironwood Crossing community in Queen Creek is the top-selling master-plan community in Arizona, according to a new report.

Ironwood Crossing made the list of 50 Top-Selling Master-Planned Communities in the U.S. in 2012 in a newly-released report by Irvine, California-based John Burns Real Estate Consulting. Ironwood Crossing landed 23rd on the list, making it the highest-ranking community in the state based on net sales in 2012.
Meanwhile, Fulton Homes’ Freeman Farms community in Gilbert listed at 49th.  Fulton Homes was one of nine builders that had more than one master-plan in the Top 50.  Overall sales at all of the communities increased 46 percent from 2011, convincing evidence that the housing market is bouncing back.

“Home sales are at a brisk pace right now,” Doug Fulton, CEO of Fulton Homes, said.  “In January we sold 40 homes in 20 days. For Fulton Homes to place Ironwood Crossing and Freeman Farms in the Top 50 U.S. communities is a testament to both our sales team and the increasing number of buyers now purchasing new homes.”

To compile the list, John Burns Real Estate Consulting surveyed nearly 100 large-scale residential communities in the U.S. Collectively, the communities totaled 22,806 new home sales last year, which was a 46-percent increase over the 15,599 new home sales in the same communities in 2011.

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Fulton Ranch Makes Top 50 List Of Successful Master-Planned Communities

Fulton Ranch, a master-planned community in Chandler, made the top 50 list of top-selling master-planned communities in 2011. John Burns Real Estate Consulting ranked Fulton Ranch No. 35 nationwide.

Fulton Ranch, constructed by Fulton Homes, is located in East Chandler on Arizona Ave., just south of Ocotillo Rd. The community is set on 520 acres and is composed of homes varying in size and style.

Fulton Homes CEO, Douglas Fulton, says, “People want to live in Fulton Ranch because of all it offers. It has everything a family could need, all in one place. It is truly a community where people call home.”

Fulton Homes ranks within the top five in homebuilders sales, according to the 2011 RL Brown Reports, and has constructed more than 20,000 homes in the Valley since 1975.

Home sizes range from just under 2,000 square feet to more than 4,000 square feet, offering three to nine bedrooms. Each neighborhood has several styles and floor plans available allowing buyers to make their house their own.

Like any Fulton Homes community, homebuyers are able to customize their floor plan by visiting the Fulton Homes Design Center in Tempe. The center offers more than 6,000 options, offering everything from fixtures and appliances to garage doors.

The amenities at Fulton Ranch include an 18-acre lake system, featuring waterfalls and streams, multiple parks and paths and lush landscaping throughout. There are also three retail centers on the property, giving residents access to shops and restaurants without having to travel too far.

For more information about Fulton Ranch and Fulton Homes, visit fultonhomes.com.