Ponderosa...At Home

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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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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Only three homes remain available for the Phase Two release at The Vines in Livermore. Discover homesites 47, 48 and 46, each featuring a distinct floor plan, included upgrades and available for move-in this July 2017. See additional information below:

Homesite 47 – $784,600
Floorplan 3 (Link)
Approx. 1,884 sq. ft.
3 Bedrooms
2.5 Baths

Homesite 48 – $813,600
Floorplan 4 (Link)
Approx. 2,087 sq. ft.
4 Bedrooms
3 Baths

Homesite 46 – $853,400
Floorplan 5S (Link)
Approx. 2,223 sq. ft.
4 Bedrooms
2.5 Baths 

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

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Visit The Vines

March 23, 2017

Welcome to life at The Vines, a new community of two-story residences in the heart of Livermore. Designed by the award-winning KTGY Group Inc., choose from five distinct floor plans that make it easy to find the perfect home for you and your family.

Residences feature up to 2,223 sq. ft., four bedrooms, two-and-one-half baths, optional bonus rooms and charming front porches. Centrally located in Livermore, the community includes a variety of local amenities, attractions and restaurants nearby.

Model homes are now open, so come on over and tour these beautiful new residences today!

Contact:
Ben Vogelsang, Community Sales Manager
Phone: 510.719.0499
[email protected]

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Feel the luck in the air and the spring in your step, St. Patrick’s Day is almost here. Pick your favorite shade of green and get in the holiday spirit with these fun DIY projects everyone will love.

St. Patrick’s Day is fun for the whole family, so get the kids and create some festive decor that will bring a big smile to everyones face. Using green cardboard paper, cut out small four leaf clovers for these Shamrock Straw Toppers. They are easy to make and will add a dash of fun to any drink!

Bring your own pot of gold to the party with this delicious craft idea. The perfect St. Patty’s Day accessory, all you need is a small terracotta pot, paint, glitter and some milk chocolate Rolos and voila, no one will know you didn’t chase down a rainbow to find it.

March 17th décor is all about green, so brighten up the home with a simple St. Patrick’s Day Pom-Pom Garland. This decoration is inexpensive, fun to make and adds a burst of color to any room. Hang it above the mantle or anywhere that feels a bit bare and be surprised how festive the space can become.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

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Introducing Meridian at Ironwood, the newest neighborhood to join the Ponderosa family in Pleasonton. These single-family homes will feature up to 2,682 sq. ft., four bedrooms, three baths and an optional bonus room with a world of possibilities. Discover life in a family-friendly community with a vibrant downtown, open park space and top school district nearby. Meridian is the perfect place for you and your family.

Phase 1 homes will be released in a sales lottery for potential buyers on March 18, 2017.  To participate in the Phase 1 sales release lottery, all potential buyers must contact and receive a pre-qualification letter from one of our preferred lenders between March 1 and March 15, 2017.

To receive a lottery ticket, you must provide the pre-qualification letter to the Ponderosa Homes corporate office no later than 4:00pm on Friday, March 17.

When visiting the Ponderosa Homes office to provide your pre-qualification letter or to participate in the sales release lottery, please enter through the Ponderosa Homes office and NOT the Workday lobby. Hours for registering for the lottery are Monday – Friday, 10:00am – 5:00pm. We will be open for the sales release lottery on Saturday, March 18.

PONDEROSA HOMES CORPORATE OFFICE:
6130 Stoneridge Mall Road, Suite #185
Pleasanton, CA 94588

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