Ponderosa...At Home

With the holidays around the corner and Thanksgiving a week away, it’s time to start planning out everyone’s favorite meal with friends and family. Make this Thanksgiving in your new Ponderosa home extra special with our favorite recipes and décor tips. From green bean sides to pumpkin pie bites, there’s always room for tasty new dishes sure to make everyone want seconds.

The eating starts early once guests begin popping into the kitchen. So this year, stop them in their tracks and keep them busy with some pre-meal finger food while you finish up last-minute preparations. These roasted balsamic cranberry and brie crostinis or baked mac-and-cheese bites are the perfect appetizers and sure to be a tasty hit.

Next up – side dishes. What is Thanksgiving dinner if not a huge collection of everyone’s favorite sides? Add this creamy green bean casserole for a hearty twist on a classic favorite or try out this recipe for candied sweet potatos with bourbon – a sweet dish that packs a kick!

Save the best for last with these tasty pumpkin pie cheesecake bars that are certified kid-friendly treats. And along with your favorite pie selection, add this caramel pecan pie to the mix, but save room for these adorable chocolate kiss acorns that are as cute as they are delicious.

Now that you have the menu, it’s time to get your new home ready for all the festivities. Welcome friends and family with this chalkboard door greeting or DIY Thanksgiving message board perfect for embracing the spirit of the holiday. Lastly, create a festive tablescape with one of these easy-to-make centerpieces – also a great way to add a personal touch to the occasion.

Wishing everyone a happy Thanksgiving from Ponderosa Homes!

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Introducing Red Hawk – a new collection of stylish single-family homes located in the heart of Danville. Phase 1 of these exciting new residences sold fast, and the upcoming Phase 2 sales release will feature the popular Residence 3X. This floor plan offers 4,540 sq. ft. of living space, five bedrooms, four-and-one-half baths and optional bonus rooms filled with possibility for you and your family.

This charming new neighborhood will showcase a select number of stunning one- and two-story homes with classic lines, luxury finishes and modern amenities – all with a picturesque small-town ambiance. A few minutes from downtown Danville in a coveted westside location walking distance to the Danville Livery shops and restaurants, Red Hawk offers a higher quality of everyday life where endless adventures are waiting to be explored just outside your door thanks to its close proximity to the Village Theatre and Art Gallery, shopping and dining. And easily accessible city life is perfectly balanced with tranquil stretches of open space, nearby nature trails, parks and outdoor fun the whole family can enjoy right in your backyard.

The Phase 2 sales release is anticipated for late 2017 or early 2018, and the priority list is now open for potential homebuyers. Make sure to reserve your spot as soon as possible for your chance to own one of these desirable new single-family homes. For more information on getting pre-qualified and adding your name to the priority list, please contact the community sales manager, Ali Lane.

CONTACT
Ali Lane | Community Sales Manager
[email protected]
Phone: (925) 200-4587

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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
Kmaru[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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