Ponderosa...At Home

An elevated collection of single-family homes in the heart of Pleasanton, Meridian at Ironwood features two-story residences with captivating design, impressive amenities and a desirable location close to shopping and dining – priced from the mid $1.1 millions. Don’t miss your chance to own in this exciting community with our upcoming Phase 4 sales release.

Phase 4 homes will be released in a sales lottery for potential buyers on Saturday, November 4. To participate in this lottery, all potential buyers must contact and receive a pre-qualification letter from one of our preferred lenders lenders between Thursday, October 19 and Wednesday, November 1.

To be entered in the Phase 4 lottery, potential buyers must provide a pre-qualification letter to the Meridian sales office no later than 4:00pm on Friday, November 3. For additional details, please reach out to our community sales manager, Alison Tobin.

MERIDIAN SALES OFFICE
1013 Juno Circle
Pleasanton, CA 94566

CONTACT
Alison Tobin | Community Sales Manager
[email protected]
Phone: (925) 200-1633 or (925) 460-8900

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Now is the time to embrace life at The Vines, a new Ponderosa Homes community selling quickly in the heart of Livermore. These two-story residences feature distinct floor plans with up to 2,235 sq. ft., up to four bedrooms, three baths and custom options such as bonus rooms and lofts filled with possibility. From creative workspaces to mutli-generational living, these residences are ideal for you and your family’s unique lifestyle.

The Vines Phase 4 homes will be released this Saturday, August 19th via a priority list. To reserve your spot, interested homebuyers must pre-qualify with our designated lender. For additional details, please reach out to our community sales manager, Ben Vogelsang.

CONTACT:
Ben Vogelsang | Community Sales Manager
[email protected]
Phone: (510) 719-0499
Fax: (925) 226-7153

Be sure to visit these stunning new homes in person. Plus, don’t miss the opportunity to discover The Vines’ three available residences, complete with included upgrades, modern amenities and stylish interiors!

We are open Thursday – Sunday from 10am – 6pm and Monday from 2pm – 6pm. We are closed on Tuesday and Wednesday.

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Summer’s here and temperatures are rising! Now that the days are warm, it’s important to keep the interior and exterior of your new home well maintained. From leaves and flowers to food and drinks, make sure you’re cleaning off exposed surfaces so heat doesn’t make unnecessary stains on your patio and furniture.

Tidy up the yard by pruning and trimming trees and shrubbery. This will make it look landscaped and ensure the longterm health and growth of your plants.

Keep the hot air out and cool air in by taking care of your AC. Not only will you help lengthen its lifecycle but you’ll also keep it running more efficiently – for a cooler home and less energy costs. Change the  filters monthly and clean the buildup of dust and grime on the vents, this increases the air-quality and is crucial for those with allergies. Scheduling  annual AC checkups with a licensed technician will help avoid any bigger repair costs in the future and give you peace of mind.

Now’s the time to check your windows. You’ll want to make sure they’re closing properly so you don’t waste energy by trying to cool off the outside. Test the window sealants and look for any small openings along the bottom and sides. Lastly, double check the weather-stripping to make sure it’s in good condition.

As always, it’s important for safety to check your home’s smoke and carbon monoxide detectors regulary throughout the year, but it’s vital to check them during the summer due to the heat and dry conditions. Make sure batteries are fresh and that everything’s in working order by testing your detectors.

With these summer maintenance tips, it should be smooth sailing all summer long.

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On May 25, 2017, the Ponderosa family lost our esteemed president, Richard “Dick” Baker. In a career that spanned more than 40 years, Dick made his mark on the homebuilding industry throughout Northern California and, over the last 20 years, as president and CEO of Ponderosa Homes. An integral part of the leadership team, along with Linda Morasch and Kile Morgan, Dick guided Ponderosa to achieve success even in the most challenging of times, most recently spearheading numerous land acquisitions and entitlement strategies such as Ironwood in Pleasanton and the entitlement of Tracy Lakes.

Throughout his illustrious career, Dick was a force to be reckoned with in our industry, serving on multiple committees and devoting much time and financial backing to philanthropic endeavors. Dick understood the importance of providing housing and shelter to those who need it most, leading him to found the HomeAid Northern California chapter, which has gone on to build more than 30 multi-unit shelters for homeless families. In 2005, he was inducted into the CBIA California Homebuilding Foundation Hall of Fame for his commitment to charitable giving and mentorship.

A beloved husband, father, brother and colleague, Dick will always be remembered for his caring moral support, strong leadership abilities and, of course, his wonderful wit and sense of humor. He will be deeply missed by all.

PRE-QUALIFY NOW FOR BELMONT

PRIORITY LIST BEGINS JUNE 17th
PHASE 1 SALES RELEASE – JUNE 24th

NEW SINGLE-FAMILY DETACHED HOMES IN SAN JOSE
FROM THE $900,000s
UP TO 2,726 SQ. FT.

For an opportunity to own at this amazing new community in San Jose, all potential Phase 1 buyers must receive a pre-qualification letter from one of our designated lenders by June 17th. Once completed, the pre-qualification letter must be faxed to the Community Sales Manager between June 17th and June 23rd to establish priority order to purchase.

Be sure to download the release guidelines.

CONTACT:
Kathy Marusic | Community Sales Manager
[email protected]
Phone: (925) 200-4146
Fax: (925) 226-7116

Phase 1 priority list home selection roll call will take place on Saturday, June 24th and will begin promptly at 11am. All participants must pre-qualify and follow the above process.

BE SURE TO DOWNLOAD THE RELEASE GUIDELINES FOR MORE INFORMATION!

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Contemporary homes in the heart of San Jose, Belmont by Ponderosa is an innovative community debuting in June 2017. Designed by award-winning KTGY Group Inc., Belmont will boast stylish residences with energy-efficient technology, modern amenities and spacious interiors.

This new collection of single-family, detached homes will feature two- and three-story floor plans with up to 2,726 sq. ft., four bedrooms, and three-and-one-half baths, priced from the $900,000s. Centrally located in Silicon Valley, Belmont is near major shopping and dining destinations, as well as parks and trails where you and your family can embrace the great outdoors.

Register today for the opportunity to pre-qualify for this exciting new homeownership opportunity!

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This month the Ponderosa family is shining a spotlight on the The SUHI Foundation, spearheaded by our very own chairman, Kile Morgan Jr. In partnership with The Morgan Family Foundation, The SUHI Foundation will be awarding a record-breaking $250,000 in scholarships to thirty nine exceptional students at Sweetwater High School in National City, CA.

The Foundation is currently in it’s eleventh year of providing scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $3,000 to university bound students, and most are eligible for renewal for four years in order to help students pursue their degree. This year, a total of six scholarships worth $500 each were also awarded to students attending community college. In addition, the Morgan Family Foundation has awarded a full scholarship estimated at $200,000 for one student to attend the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Founded in 2006, the SUHI Foundation has awarded over $700,000 in scholarships and supported a total of 102 students in their dream to work toward higher education. We at Ponderosa Homes are proud to work with this wonderful organization.

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Living at Belmont

July 27, 2017

Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, homes at Belmont have everything you need. This new home collection offers single-family detached homes with up to four bedrooms and three-and-one-half baths – a rarity to come by in this area. Enjoy roomy master suites with large walk-in closets and elegant kitchens made for entertaining. Conveniently located in San Jose, you will experience small-town charm with big-city feels. With top employers close by – plus various outdoor recreational activities and shopping and dining destinations just minutes away, life at Belmont means access to countless amenities with a great address.

Just up the street, residents will find Edenvale Garden Park, a local park featuring tons of open space, a fun playground for kids, running and biking trails and basketball, volleyball and tennis courts perfect for summertime. Whether looking to have a picnic with friends, walk your dog or just spend time outdoors, Edenvale is the park for you. Also nearby is Hayes Mansion, a beautiful example of Mediterranean Revival architecture that’s a California Historical Landmark. This local getaway offers gorgeous landscapes, five-star restaurants and resort-style luxury right in your backyard.

The Phase 2 homes will be released this Saturday, July 29 via a priority list. To reserve a spot on the list, interested homebuyers will need to be pre-qualified with our designated lender. Pricing starts from the mid $900,000s. For additional details, please reach out to our Community Sales Manager, Kathy Marusic.

CONTACT:
Kathy Marusic | Community Sales Manager
[email protected]
Phone: (925) 200-4146
Fax: (925) 226-7116

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Step into Homesite 42, a featured residence at The Vines in Livermore. This beautiful, two-story home features approx. 1,884 sq. ft., three beds, two-and-one-half baths and included upgrades throughout. Move-in ready and convenieniently located near great shopping, dining and local attractions, don’t miss your chance to live in this inviting Livermore community.

Homesite 42 – $788,800
Floor Plan 3 (Link)
Approx. 1,884 sq. ft.
3 Bedrooms
2.5 Baths
2-Car Garage

Included Upgrades:
Stainless steel appliances
Chrome finishes
Pre-installed security system
High-efficiency irrigation 

For details, contact Ben Vogelsang at [email protected] or call 510.719.0499.

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Spring has sprung and now that we’re all firmly into the new season, it’s time to go beyond the annual spring cleaning with some seasonal home maintenance tips.

Winter weather means cold mornings, rainy nights and falling leaves, but now that the sun is shining it’s time to make sure your roof survived all that wear and tear. Check your roof for any signs of damage, look for cracks or missing shingles. If you came across any leaks during the rainy months, now is the perfect time to fix them while the weather cooperates.

Next up is the gutters. These pipelines face the same elements as your roof, so it’s important to keep them clean and unclogged. Check for loose or leaky portions and be aware that improper drainage can cause water to leak into the little nooks and crannies of your home.

An important part of general maintenance is to examine and check your chimney. The winter months are when it’s most in use, so have the flue inspected and the interior cleaned because you don’t want to be inhaling the remnants of winter throughout the year.

Lastly, it’s time to clean your decks, driveways and other exterior surfaces. No need to go overboard with a power washer, just make sure to thouroughly clean each surface specifically for its material. A wooden deck has different needs than a cement driveway, so make sure the tools and products you use will help increase the life of these outdoor areas.

Now that you’re home is back in tip-top shape, enjoy the beautiful days and warm weather the sunshine state will bring. Happy spring!

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