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More Than 2,000 Guests Attend the Model Grand Opening of William Lyon Homes' The Branches in the Irvine Village of Woodbridge

More than 2,000 visitors attended The Branches recent model grand opening celebration in Irvine, CA. Click here for high-resolution version

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwire - Mar 12, 2013) - The recent Model Grand Opening of The Branches by William Lyon Homes was a spectacular success, with eager crowds gathering by 8:00 a.m. for the 10:00 opening of the sales gallery. Buyer response to the event was overwhelming and more than 2,000 visitors attended the opening of this brand new neighborhood in the Village of Woodbridge. Offering the rare financial benefit of no Mello Roos fees, low HOA dues and a coveted Irvine address, The Branches was an instant sensation among Orange County homebuyers. For additional information, visit The Branches' newly opened model homes.

"The immediate popularity of The Branches, the first new neighborhood to open in more than 15 years within the Village of Woodbridge, clearly reflects the tremendous demand for new homes in this family-oriented community," said Lesley Pennington, Vice President of Sales for William Lyon Homes. "The Branches had been generating incredible interest leading up to the model grand opening and buyer response to the three beautiful floorplans and the first sales release exceeded our expectations. As the neighborhood prepares for a new sales release, prospective buyers are encouraged to make their personal inquiries at the sales gallery regarding pre-qualifying procedures and other important information, including specific lot by lot pricing."

The Branches is a limited edition of just 48 single-family residences located in the heart of Woodbridge. Two-story floorplans range from approximately 2,209 to 2,557 square feet, with three to five bedrooms, 2.5 to three baths and two-car garages; exteriors showcase Early Californian and Traditional architectural themes. The neighborhood is surrounded by meandering streets and nestled in a tranquil corner of North Lake adjacent to the newly improved Fallbrook Park, and a single entrance greets homeowners. Prices are from the low $1 millions.

Residents will enjoy immediate access to a diversity of established recreational amenities, including two lakes with docks, beach lagoons, 22 swimming pools, tennis courts, parks and miles of trails. Neighborhood schools within the Irvine Unified School District are highly rated and within easy driving distance, a convenience and privilege for the neighborhood's young students. A premium location near business, shopping, dining and entertainment destinations, as well as John Wayne Airport is another benefit for buyers with busy lifestyles.

The coveted Irvine setting of The Branches 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.

The Resmark Companies is William Lyon Homes' partner in developing The Branches. Founded in 1995, Resmark is a leading national private equity firm focused on real estate and powered by core foundational discipline and focus. A fully integrated real estate investment group, The Resmark Companies' divisions -- Resmark Land and Housing, Resmark Apartment Living and Resmark Shopping Centers -- finance, acquire, develop and manage real estate in California and the Western United States and other select major metropolitan markets nationwide.

To visit the models and sales gallery for The Branches, travel the 405 Freeway, exit Jeffrey Road heading east and turn left on Barranca Parkway. Turn right on E. Yale Loop past the initial stop sign, then turn right on Alderwood, right on Fallbrook and right again on Shadowbrook. The Branches is open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, call 949.679.8501, visit www.lyonthebranches.com and also Like the neighborhood on Facebook.

Prices are effective as of the date of publication. All homes are subject to prior sale. Prices and availability of homes are subject to change without notice. DRE Officer License: 00982816.