Archive for May, 2014

Ivy Walk Ribbon Cutting Event

May 23rd, 2014


On May 22nd, Ivy Walk celebrated a Ribbon Cutting Event with the Pro Tem City Mayor, Claremont Chamber of Commerce and City Council. The model grand opened on May 17th and is already getting quite an interest. Stop in to view the model home and reserve your homesite today! Models are open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Ivy Walk’s Model Grand Opening!

May 13th, 2014

Join us this Saturday for the Ivy Walk Model Grand Opening in Claremont! These spacious homes feature up to 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths and up to 1,770 square feet of living space and are the perfect place to call home. Ivy Walk is walking distance to Claremont Village. Come view this charming collection of new residences that will take you back to a place and time where you can experience the good life at home. For more information on Ivy Walk please call 562-370-9500.

Builder Magazine Spotlights The Olson Company

May 9th, 2014

The Olson Company was highlighted in a recent issue of Builder Magazine.

Metrostudy says: The Olson Co. is the most significant builder of urban infill housing in California. They specialize in introducing product to unique, often built-out urban areas while staying focused on gentrification and changing demographics.

During the housing downturn, executives at The Olson Co. watched as overall unit count shrank from a high of 787 in 2006 to 126 in 2010. As the market hit bottom, company  executives looked to the firm’s past for inspiration.

Founded 26 years ago as a builder of high-density urban communities in California, the company expanded in the 1990s into luxury suburban and urban developments outside of its core Orange County market. Post-recession, company leaders decided to return to Steve Olson’s original vision of in-town, affordable, transit-based housing for first-time and move-up buyers in urban Los Angeles and Orange County, and the strategy is paying off. Last year the company grew 66 percent doing what it does best: building small-lot attached and detached townhomes in more than 90 cities including Fountain Valley, La Verne, Alhambra, and Fullerton.

“We’ve adhered to our original strategy of building affordable homes in areas that are within walking distance to schools, retail, and parks to reduce our buyers’ commute time,” says CEO Scott Laurie (pictured). “As prices moved up we’ve moved up our prices, but we still try to be the low-price leader for new housing within the marketplace.”

The company leverages its long-standing relationships with local municipalities to help acquire land parcels in desirable areas. “We always go in to a city saying ‘How can we solve your problems?’” he says. “The way we separate ourselves from the competition is that we are full-service, from entitlements and rezoning through buildout.”

The builder has nabbed 15 Eliant Awards for home buyer satisfaction in the past three years by keeping close tabs on what buyers want in a new home. For instance, Olson includes solar standard in some areas and all projects are certified to LEED for Homes. Developments with feng shui elements are a hit with Asian buyers, who make up to 76 percent of buyers in some areas. “When you look at what we do, we have a very good understanding of who the buyer is and where we should and shouldn’t be building,” Laurie says.—Jennifer Goodman

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Model Coming Soon at Ivy Walk

May 2nd, 2014

Join our VIP Priority today to take advantage of VIP pricing and home selection in phase one! A private model showing and sales release will be held for the VIP Priority list.

Ivy Walk will offer 3 to 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, up to approximately 1,770 square feet and is walking distance to Claremont Village. Stop by for more information sales center is open daily from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm.