3 Important Home Buying Tips For Young Buyers

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Homeownership is one of the most important investments that you will make in your lifetime. For first-time buyers especially, purchasing your dream home is more than obtaining a foothold on the property ladder, it is a meaningful base from which to build a bright future.   3 Hot Home Buying Tips Yet, for younger generations — […]

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The Top 5 Items in Your Home To Throw Away Right Now

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Getting rid of mess and clutter can seem like a lengthy chore, but you can easily shave time off that task by throwing these things away right now.

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8 Key Market Trends Shaping The 2021 Housing Market

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Whether you’re a prospective buyer or seller, it’s important to keep track of housing market trends and conditions before you dip your toes in the water — especially after such an unprecedented year for both real estate and the rest of the world. In HomeLight’s Spring 2021 survey, top real estate agents gave their take […]

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How To Buy a Home “Sight Unseen”

Here at Taylor Morrison we’ve created a variety of tools that embrace the digital world and make it easier than ever before to buy a home “sight unseen,” or as we like to call it, #SiteUnseen (purchasing without ever having toured the property in person). Whether you’re unable to visit a sales office, or simply prefer to tour options from the comfort of your couch, we’re here to empower you on this unique type of home-buying journey.   

Over the last 12 months, Taylor Morrison has averaged a little over one home per day sold 100% virtually, so if you think you’re alone in this non-traditional way to buy, you’re not! As technology evolves and more and more people migrate out of densely-populated metro areas (with many companies extending remote-work options for their employees), virtual home buying will continue to grow. While it may seem like a daunting experience, we’re here to guide you through the process of buying a new Taylor Morrison home “sight unseen” with the following advice. 

Know Your Budget, Pre-Apply for a Mortgage, and Map Out Your Wants vs. Needs. 

This advice is not limited to buying a home sight unseen. Any house hunter should take this first step, regardless of how they are planning to purchase. Everyone’s financial situation is different, but you’ll want to figure out how much you can pay each month and then work backwards to find the purchase price that suits you and your family. 

Check out our online, state-of-the-art mortgage technology, Dorothy, to help “pre-apply” for a mortgage before you start house hunting. This process includes analyzing your income, assets, and present debt to estimate what you may be able to afford on a home purchase. Pre-application speeds the process once you find the home you want to buy, which is extremely important given the hot market we’re currently operating in where time is of the essence! Obtaining mortgage “pre-approval” is another thing entirely, but it’s a good idea to take that step as well (as it shows that you’re a serious homebuyer who can secure a mortgage, which helps in this highly competitive market). To purchase a Taylor Morrison home, you can either use the lender of your choice or work with our affiliated lender, Taylor Morrison Home Funding. Qualification and market conditions change during construction so working with a lender that understands our construction process keeps everyone working together for a seamless transaction. 

After you come to a clear understanding of what you can afford, create a list of what you absolutely must have in your new home. Prioritize what’s important to you, whether that’s location, number of bedrooms/bathrooms, square footage, or something else. As you work through that priority list, you should start to consider which items are not necessarily deal-breakers for you. Coming to terms with these wants vs. needs will better equip you to narrow down “finalists” as you virtually scope out options. 

Get to Browsing. 

Head to our website and filter by city, price, and bedroom count to get a preliminary sense of what’s available. 

Get in Touch with an Internet Home Consultant (IHC). 

You may not be physically with someone at a sales office, but you are not alone in this process! Getting in touch with an IHC from the area you are interested in is the best way to ease the stress of this unconventional purchase journey. It’s like having a personal concierge for home buying! With inventory flying off the market quicker than anyone can build, it’s a great idea to get in touch with an IHC early on, as homes you may be seeing online one week may be unavailable the next. It’s a frustrating reality of the market right now, and an IHC is going to be in-the-know of what communities are likely to go fast so you’ll have a clearer idea of what to expect by talking with them via phone, chat, or email. Sharing that list of wants vs. needs will help the IHC guide you in your next steps. 

Digitally Immerse Yourself With the Communities You’re Interested In.

Many of our communities have interactive floor plans and 3D virtual tours, and it’s all right there at your fingertips. Watch and rewatch the available tours and envision how you might fill the space if it was to become your home. Explore the 3D space room by room and virtually look around—you can even open “measurement mode” in some of our tours. Take notes on questions you have. If a 3D tour is not available for a community you are interested in, don’t fret, your IHC can set you up with a virtual tour from an actual salesperson at the models you’re interested in. Even if a 3D tour is available, you can still set up a virtual walkthrough! Our passionate sales team  will customize your sight-unseen experience to suit your needs—don’t be afraid to ask them for photos and videos that you can “revisit” later on—let them be your eyes on the ground! 

Example clip of a 3D Virtual Tourof Larimar model from Parten 75s in Austin, TX.

If you already know exactly what you want (depending on availability in the the area you’re interested in), you can easily reserve a quick-move-in home or even a to-be-built home online, selecting from available homesites and floor plans without ever needing to be in touch with an IHC or a sales-team member beforehand!

Our NEW to-be-built reservation system empowers you to take control of the home buying experience. Choose the homesite, floor plan and exterior elevation (as available) – then reserve that combination online – on your time, from the comfort of your home!

Use Outside Resources at Your Disposal. 

Don’t get us wrong, the IHCs and sales team you’ll work with are experienced, reliable resources of information, but it doesn’t hurt to add an extra pair of eyes. If you have a trusted family member or friend in the area you are looking to buy in, see if they’d be willing to take a physical visit for you. Buying sight unseen can be nerve-wracking, so it always helps if you have someone you know who can provide additional reassurance. If you have no one in the area, you can still share the virtual assets and info you’ve been reviewing with someone close to you. Get their input! They might think of a question or concern that you haven’t considered. Use other online tools to help make an assessment: poke around Google maps to see what’s in the neighborhood or check public school rankings in the area if you have children. We want you to feel as comfortable and confident as possible with this important, life-changing decision. 

Remain Patient and be Communicative. 

While online tools providing virtual access to shoppers have forever changed the home buying experience, it’s still not as simple as a “click to buy now” process. No amount of technology or virtual tools can change the nature of the current market (with extremely high demand and not enough inventory), so you may be met with unforeseen setbacks. For example, in some areas we are taking the Highest and Best Offer approach to selling homes, which is essentially the process the resale market operates in. Home shoppers will be invited to submit their Highest and Best Offer for available homesites, and the most competitive offer will be selected. We empathize with you about how competitive the market is today and how frustrating that may be for some home shoppers. Regardless of these unusual market conditions, we aim to provide an excellent customer experience for every home shopper and buyer. Communicate with your sales agent early and often to make sure you’re aware of potential stipulations surrounding a community/homesite you may be interested in. 

Embrace the Journey!  

Buying your new home #SiteUnseen can be just as exhilarating as buying it in person. We’re here to help you every step of the way. 

“We were a lot less nervous about buying ‘sight unseen’ because of the amount of tools and exposure we’ve had to the home itself. We could tell it’s a quality product.”

Taylor Morrison Homebuyers Jeremy and Alyssa, Phoenix

“The best thing about Taylor Morrison’s online tools, aside from the fact that they are intuitive, is that we can use them any time of the day. When you’re excited about the homebuying process and you want to keep things moving along, this is the way to be able to have instant gratification.”

Taylor Morrison Homebuyers Bill and Jennifer, SeattleStart Your Home Search

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Helping You Navigate Today’s Hot Housing Market

As many home shoppers and consumers can attest, there has been a recent shift in the housing market—disrupting many standard homebuying processes and making it more difficult to secure the home of your dreams. Given the historically high demand we’re experiencing in the housing industry today, we want to provide insight on how Taylor Morrison is working to be there for our customers during the most competitive market anyone has ever seen, and to reaffirm that we’re here to help you in your new home search.

We sincerely appreciate your patience and understanding during this busy season—and empathize with how stressful it must be searching for a home in today’s market. In an ideal world, we’d be able to sell a home to everyone who wished to purchase one. We hope we can shed some light on the changes we’re adopting to manage the demand thoughtfully and with our customers in mind. That means adding a few extra measures to how and when we sell homes. Doing so will help us ensure we are able to get our customers in their brand-new home in a timely, more predictable manner given the unprecedented circumstances we’re encountering.

But before we dive into how Taylor Morrison is responding, it’s crucial to understand how and why the market got to where it is. The drastic shift was not triggered by any one single event or metric. Rather, it was a perfect storm created by a powerful concurrence of factors like low mortgage rates, a skilled labor shortage, high material costs, limited inventory and the pandemic’s impact on the economy. According to Zillow economists, there will be seven million home sales this year—that’s an almost 25 percent increase from what we saw in 2020. To put it simply, try as we might, we’re simply not able to build homes as fast as we can sell them.

How We’re Selling Homes in Today’s Market

Here are some of the scenarios prospective buyers may encounter while exploring Taylor Morrison new home communities. Please visit the community pages on the Taylor Morrison website for more details on how that particular community or market is currently selling homes. 

Building Our Waitlist

Many communities are releasing a limited number of homes every few weeks or months. To be notified of upcoming releases, prospective homebuyers must sign up for the development’s ‘Interest List.’It is a simple and fair way to release available homesites.

Homesite Drawing

When there are homesites available within a community, this scenario allows pre-qualified home shoppers to enter a virtual drawing where they may be selected at random. This method addresses the housing demand by establishing a fair process for all interested shoppers.

Selling Showcase Homes Only

Some communities are pausing the sale of to-be-built homes and selling showcase homes only. We build our showcase homes by drawing upon our most popular floor plans and exterior and interior finishes, meaning they are beautiful options to consider. We know this change may be disappointing to customers who were desiring to build their own home, and we certainly want them to know we didn’t come to this decision lightly. . Markets adopting this selling model are the ones experiencing especially high demand, which amplified our need to maintain a steady pace to meet the extreme need for housing.

In some instances, a community may opt to continue offering both to-be-built and showcase homes, however, showcase homes would only be available for purchase after they are halfway through the construction process.

Highest and Best Offer

Modeled after the resale housing market, this process gives interested buyers the opportunity to bid on their desired home. The bidder with the most competitive offer will receive the first opportunity to enter into a new purchase agreement. Keep in mind that ‘highest and best’ doesn’t exclusively mean highest in price. Other factors may include: whether the bidder is financing or paying in cash, anticipated down payment, estimated options selected, whether the bidder must sell an existing home as a condition to purchase, current market conditions, timing of submission and the price of selected floorplans and elevations. 

Tips for Buying a Home with Us

Regardless of current market conditions, our No. 1 priority is to provide every customer with an unmatched homebuying experience from start to finish. We want the process to be as seamless as it can be given the unexpected circumstances, so we’ve compiled a few best practices to help you find success purchasing your new Taylor Morrison home.

We strongly encourage booking an appointment through our website prior to visiting our sales centers so we can give you the experience and dedicated attention you deserve. Take advantage of our virtual and self-guided tours to help you find your ideal home on your own schedule. Remember, in a market like we’re seeing today, time is of the essence.Connect with one of our Internet Home Consultants or Community Sales Managers. Our team will happily provide more details regarding any new homebuying procedures and will help you stay apprised of when new homes may become available. Please note: Appointment availability may be limited, and our response times may be longer than usual—we appreciate your patience.Get pre-qualifiedwith our in-house lender Taylor Morrison Home Funding as soon as possible to speed up the homebuying process. Even if you plan to finance elsewhere, this is still a required preliminary step in our homebuying process.

We still passionately believe in helping our customers Make Moves, and want to help you make yours. The desire to do so has never been felt by so many customers all at once, but we know there’s nothing sweeter than settling into a new beginning. We look forward to the chance of welcoming you home soon.

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America’s Most Trusted® Home Builder* is More Than an Award for Us


Of any year to be named America’s Most Trusted® Home Builder, this year is the most important, because it signifies that we continued earning our customers’ trust during a pandemic—and when they needed it most. After being recognized with this momentous award for six years in a row, it’s fair to say this distinction is far more than an award. Being trusted is simply who we are.

Sheryl Palmer, Taylor Morrison Chairman and CEO

Cultivating our consumers’ trust has never been more important than during a year of uncertainty and unpredictability. Taylor Morrison has built a foundation based on trust and home shoppers have continued to place their trust in us—propelling the company to the top of the national rankings yet again. For the sixth year in a row, we have been named America’s Most Trusted® Home Builder by Lifestory Research.

For Taylor Morrison, being named America’s Most Trusted serves a greater purpose and has a much deeper meaning for our organization and our brand. It’s not easy to enhance customer trust in a pandemic era, in fact, it’s hard work and the company has proven time and time again to be up for the challenge. Our trustworthy reputation was furthered even more in the virtual world—offering our customers a variety of innovative tools to shop for their dream home safely and conveniently, including virtual tours, self-guided tours and home reservations. And Taylor Morrison’s brand-new healthy homes brand—TM LiveWell
, which is focused on healthier air, cleaner water and safer paint, took our commitment to our consumers’ health one step further.  

Following a year in which people turned to those they most trust, Taylor Morrison once again was the homebuilder brand consumers continued to admire and rely on. In a year with so much uncertainty, we applaud Taylor Morrison in retaining the top rank as the America’s Most Trusted Home Builder for the sixth consecutive year.”

Eric Snider, Lifestory Research President and Chief Research Officer

America’s Most Trusted® Home Builder by Lifestory Research is an annual study where nearly 50,000 home shoppers rate the trustworthiness of homebuilders in the top U.S. housing markets. And this year, Taylor Morrison captured its highest Net Trust Index Score since claiming the title back in 2016.

We know trust isn’t easily granted, it’s something that has to be earned and that’s no easy feat. But it’s a challenge Taylor Morrison has accepted and excels in every year. We’re honored you have chosen to place your trust in us. To learn more about us, our brand purpose and what prompts consumers to choose Taylor Morrison, visit us today.    


Taylor Morrison received the highest numerical score in the proprietary Lifestory Research 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021 America’s Most Trusted® Home Builder study. Study results are based on experiences and perceptions of people surveyed. Your experiences may vary. Visit www.lifestoryresearch.com.

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Ontario, CA Relocation Guide

If you have been thinking of making the move to Ontario, you are not alone. Many Southern California homeowners are heading inland to find larger homes with better amenities for a lot less money than what you pay to live on the coast.

But what is lifelike in Ontario? Is San Bernardino County real estate right for you?

Let’s find out!

Feel the Sunshine

Even lifelong SoCal natives can forget how different the weather is in Ontario. If you love sunshine, dry summers and mild winters, the area’s hot-summer Mediterranean climate could be a great fit – especially if you choose a master planned community with a beautiful swimming pool.

Plus, all that sunshine makes it easy to take advantage of the area’s wealth of outdoor recreation:

Cucamonga-Guasti Regional Park features 150 acres of open space with two lakes for boating and fishingThere are dozens of golf courses within 20 miles of Ontario – the beautiful Whispering Lakes Golf Course is in town and was recently renovated with a brand-new clubhouseLace up your hiking boots to hit the trail at North Etiwanda PreserveRancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden is just outside of the city and is the largest botanical garden dedicated to California native plantsYou will also find unique outdoor adventures that include farm tours, wineries and open-air shopping malls

Excellent Cultural Opportunities

For a city of its size, Ontario offers a wide selection of top-notch museums and arts venues. If you like history and live performances, it is easy to fill your weekends with fun.

The Chaffey Community Museum of Art features works from nationally recognized artists as well as top local talent | 217 S Lemon Ave, Ontario, CA 91761 | 909-463-3733The Ontario Museum of History and Art preserves, interprets, and celebrates the history and cultural heritage of Ontario and the surrounding area | 225 South Euclid Avenue, Ontario, CA 91762 | 909-395-2510A visit to the Graber Olive House is just like escaping for the day to the Mediterranean, as the oldest business in Ontario, this historic olive farm has been open since 1894The Toyota Arena plays host to a fantastic selection of big-name performers and is also home to the Ontario Reign hockey teamSpectacular historical homes include the John Rains House and the Sam and Alfreda Maloof House, both listed on the National Register of Historic Places

Close to Mt. Baldy

Imagine having Southern California’s best natural skiing and snowboarding destination just 40 minutes away. New homes for sale in Ontario, CA put Mt. Baldy Resort at your fingertips, where you will find 800+ skiable acres and 2,100 vertical feet of drop. Don’t ski? Head to the Snow Tubing Park!

Mt. Baldy Resort isn’t just about winter fun, either. The mountain is also a premier summertime destination for zip lining, hiking, camping, and cycling. There is plenty of fun to be had in the spring and fall, too.

Premier Shopping Venues

If your idea of a good time is filling your shopping bags, Ontario is a great place to live – and without all the traffic jams, you can easily hop in the car and hit up several shopping centers in the same day and never have to stress about parking.

Here are four of the area’s most popular shopping destinations:

The Station at Eastvale features Starbucks, In-N-Out, Costco and more | 5030 Hamner Ave, Mira Loma, CA 91752Eastvale Gateway is a beautiful shopping mall with more than 70 big box stores, popular retailers, and eateries, including outdoor dining | 12571 Limonite Ave. Suite 255, Eastvale, CA 91752Ontario Mills is a Simon mall with nearly 200 hundred businesses to choose from | 1 Mills Cir, Ontario, CA 91764Victoria Gardens offers a beautiful open-air shopping experience for shopping, dining, and entertainment from more than 150 retailers, restaurants, services, and more

Ontario Master Planned Communities

For Southern California home buyers who love new home neighborhoods, Ontario is a fantastic choice. Master planned communities offer the convenience of having everything you need to live a great life, all in one place.

Mariposa at Park Place

Taylor Morrison’s Mariposa at Park Place community features accessibly priced new Ontario, CA homes with access to the incredible amenities at Park Place in Ontario Ranch. The 14,500 square foot Parkhouse amenity complex includes a stunning resort-style pool and surrounds, state-of-the-art fitness center, tennis courts, dog park, private movie theater and a well-appointed clubhouse for connecting with neighbors or enjoying quality time with family and friends.


Houses for sale in Ontario at Mariposa are surrounded by parks and freeway close for fast and easy commutes. Enjoy a smooth drive to both the 15 Freeway and 60 Freeway plus proximity to the Ontario International Airport and East Ontario Metrolink Station.

Ontario International Airport | 2500 E Airport Dr, Ontario, CA 91761 | 20 minutes from the communityEast Ontario Metrolink Station | 3330 E. Francis St., Ontario CA 91761 | 15 minutes from the communityFive minutes to I-15, ten minutes to I-60, minutes to Euclid Avenue, 71 and 91 | Get Directions


The Station at Eastvale: 6 minutesEastvale Gateway: 10 minutesOntario Mills: 15 minutesVictoria Gardens: 20 minutes


And if you are looking for great schools, residents of Mariposa are zoned for:

Ranch View Elementary School (TK-5) | 3300 Old Archibald Ranch Road, Ontario, CA 91761 | (909) 947-5545Grace Yokley Middle School (6-8) | 2947 S Turner Avenue, Ontario, CA 91761 | (909) 947-6774Colony High School | 3850 E Riverside Drive, Ontario, CA 91761 | (909) 930-2929

New Homes

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All this, plus spacious floor plans inspired by the way you live and a gorgeous streetscape where you will truly feel at home. Check out this Facebook Live tour to see for yourself.

Plan Your Visit Today

To truly experience all the reasons why you should consider making your next move to Ontario, CA, schedule a personal community and model home walkthrough or visit the Sales Center during regular business hours.

Explore Mariposa

Mariposa at Park Place Sales Center

3041 E. Travertine St., Ontario, CA 91762 | Get Directions

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What is a Healthy Home?

At Taylor Morrison, we believe one of the healthiest moves you can make is into a new home. And with our Make Healthier Moves
and TM LiveWell
initiatives, our nationwide new construction homes are now even healthier than ever.

The “why” is easy is to see. We understand that nothing matters more to our home buyers than their health and the well-being of the ones they love.

But How Do We Do It?

In this post, we’ll dive deeper into all the TM LiveWell
home products and technologies that go into building some of the healthiest new homes on the market. All so you can breathe easier and trust that you’re doing the best you can for you and yours.

The Power of a Single Breath

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You’ve always been told that a healthy breakfast is the key to giving your body the energy it needs to last the day, but what we really need to keep going is oxygen. Every breath you take fills your lungs with the power that fuels all of our living processes.

Each day, the average human breathes in 15,000 times at home. 15,000 opportunities to take in clean air…or not so clean air. Which is why the new homes we build feature a whole-home air filtration system with a MERV-13 rating.

Removal and Prevention of Air Pollutants

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Whole-home air filtration isn’t the only technology Taylor Morrison is utilizing to purify the air in your new home.

Anti-bacterial bathroom fans are installed in all full baths to help prevent mold, mildew and bacteria in their tracks. As wet rooms, bathrooms are more susceptible to the pollutants that naturally grow in humid environments. Anti-bacterial fans use the combination of patented LED lighting to help prevent pollutants from growing along with a powerful extraction motor to remove moisture from the room.Low VOC paint contains fewer volatile organic compounds, which helps prevent air pollution in the home.

Safer to the Last Drop

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Along with air, water is the other life-giving element ever present in your home. Naturally, the cleaner your water is, the better – especially when the average American uses approximately 90 gallons of water each and every day.

By installing advanced water filtration systems in our new build homes, contaminants and pollutants can be removed before the water comes out of the tap and into your glass.

For added germ control, touch-free faucets are now standard equipment in all kitchens. Touch-free faucets prevent cross contamination for little hands and big ones, too. For easy, safe cleanup when you’re preparing a meal or doing the dishes at the end of one. Many of our homes are also fitted with lighted garbage disposal units to quickly whisk away food scraps down the drain.

Along with keeping your water as pure as possible inside the home, a selection of eco-friendly fixtures improve efficiency to lower water consumption and reduce utility bills, helping to preserve and protect our nation’s water supply.

Smarter Home is a Healthier Home

Maintaining a stable temperature in your home makes your living environment more comfortable for both your overall mental health and it is simply better for your physical well-being, as well. Our next generation of new homes will give you more control over your home’s heating and cooling system through the installation of smart home systems.

Smart thermostat technology allows you to regulate the temperature in your home from any Wi-Fi enabled device. Smart thermostats are also programmable, so you can adjust the temperature up or down as desired automatically.

Keep Reading: Learn about Self-Guided new home tours. More privacy. More freedom. Your tour, your way.

Boost Your Mood and Emotional Well-being

Loving where you live has a greater impact on your mental health than you may realize, and even the smallest improvement to your at-home environment can pay big dividends in terms of your overall happiness and mood.

The benefits of living in a new home extend well beyond healthier air, cleaner water and safer paint. Knowing that you’re doing everything you can to care for loved ones is a big deal. A healthy home environment isn’t just great for your body, it’s good for your mind, too.

Included in the Base Price

Something that sets Taylor Morrison apart from many other national homebuilders is that all these healthy home improvements are included as standard features. Not as upgrades but included in the base price for the new homeswe build.

Making it easier than ever for you to Make Healthier Moves

Note that while new build Taylor Morrison homes across all our divisions will include standard included healthy home products and technologies, the exact brands, models and products may vary community to community. To find out which TM LiveWell
products are included at your favorite community, click on the tab on the community page for details or speak with a member of the community sales team or an internet home consultant.

Ready to Make Your Healthiest Move?

Visit a Taylor Morrison new home community near you to learn more about our Make Healthier Moves
initiative and to see these new healthy home products and technologies in action at our professionally decorated model homes. Be sure to ask about additional healthy home features currently available as upgrades through the Design Studio.

Home is where the heart is, but the rest of you lives there, too. That’s why Taylor Morrison is committed to building homes that take care of all of you.

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Riverview Now Open

The wait is finally over! Taylor Morrison Southern California is excited to announce that Riverview in Santee, CA is open for sales. The San Diego County homebuilder has Sales Agents on site to facilitate model home tours and answer questions about the community, floor plans or purchasing a new construction home with Taylor Morrison.

Riverview is a community of luxurious two- to three-bedroom townhomes located within walking distance of Trolley Square at Santee Town Center. Find your dream home for sale in Santee, CA and boost your quality of life with a walkable lifestyle right in the heart of the city.


Location: 315 Lagoon Way, Santee, CA 92071Phone: 619.374.8570Tour CommunityView Floor Plans

The Early Bird Gets the Homesite

Riverview offers the unique opportunity to purchase a beautiful San Diego County home at an affordable price point in a fantastic downtown location. When complete, the community will feature a total of 128 luxurious townhomes featuring gorgeous stucco elevations for California living.

Be sure to get the homesite you desire by attending the Grand Opening Event and being among the first to select their floor plan and location within the community. Maybe you’d like to be as close to the pool as possible? Perhaps a homesite closer to the entrance for popping over to Starbucks or Einstein Brothers Bagels? Whatever your preference, now is the time to get the exact homesite you desire.

Santee, CA Homes for Sale Available in Three Open-Concept Designs

Come home to a floor plan designed for modern urban needs and inspired by the way you live. Each 3-story townhome design features a spacious open-concept gathering space, well-appointed kitchen with ample counterspace plus center island, cozy deck for outdoor living, deluxe owner’s suite and 2-car garage on the ground level.

Get to know all three designs:

Plan 1

1,368 Sq. Ft | 2 Bedrooms | 2.5 Bathrooms | View the Floor Plan >

A great choice for those who prefer to have no bedrooms on the main floor. Heading up the stairs from the garage, you are welcomed into a bright and airy entertaining space with an open-plan kitchen, gathering room and dining room that leads through a slider out onto the deck. Enjoy lots of storage with a pantry, linen closet and coat closet plus the convenience of a powder room down a short hallway from the dining area. Upstairs, both the owner’s suite and extra bedroom feature walk-in closets. The owner’s suite has a private bathroom with an additional bathroom located outside bedroom 2, around the corner from the laundry room.

Plan 2

1,384 Sq. Ft | 3 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms | View the Floor Plan >

Like to host friends and family? You’ll love having an extra bedroom and full bath on the main floor to accommodate guests. Slightly different than Plan 1, the deck is located adjacent to the gathering room, so you can open the sliding glass door and expand your entertaining space for indoor/outdoor fun and fresh air. Upstairs, both the owner’s suite and bedroom 2 feature a private bath.

Plan 3

1,548 Sq. Ft | 3 Bedrooms | 2.5 Bathrooms | View the Floor Plan >

The largest floor plan selling at Riverview, Plan 3 offers more square footage on the main level plus a larger utility room with more storage and a bonus tech space on the ground floor that could be used as a small work from home office area. On the top floor, the owner’s suite is.

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TM Live Well

You’ll be happy to learn that all of our new construction homes in San Diego County include a selection of healthy home products from the TM LiveWell collection. The TM LiveWell initiative equips every Taylor Morrison home with technology for living a better, happier, healthier life – from the air you breathe to the water you drink. Products include whole home air filtration, water filtration, no-touch kitchen faucet, low VOC paint and more. Be sure to ask the sales team at the Grand Opening event about which brands and models are featured in the Santee, CA townhomes for sale at Riverview.

6 Reasons to Love these New Homes in Santee

Simplify your life with low-maintenance townhome living. Spend less time doing yardwork and more time out and about. Experience the difference of owning your home in a true walkable urban location.Spacious open-concept floor plans are expertly crafted to feel and live like a single-family home.As a Canvas community, it’s easy to design your new Santee, CA home. Simply choose from specially curated collections of interior finishes to match your unique style, tastes, budget and needsHealthy living amenities include a community pool and spa plus tot lot with play equipment and walking trails.Drive to the Pacific Ocean or downtown San Diego in less than 20 miles or leave your car in the garage and walk to the San Diego Trolley station.Riverview is zoned for excellent schools in both the Santee Unified School District and Grossmont Union High School District.

Why Life is Great in Santee

There are plenty of reasons to love living in downtown Santee. Shopping and taking care of your daily needs is easy with Trolley Square at Santee Town Center just a couple blocks away. Starbucks, PetSmart, Old Navy, T.J. Maxx, Target, Vons, Costco. Everything you could possibly need is situated within a mile of the community.

And when you want to eat out? Leave your car keys at home and head to Anny’s Fine Burgers, Oggi’s Sports Bar, Panda Express, Phil’s BBQ, Mimi’s Café, Chili’s, Olive Garden, Okawa Steak House & Sushi, IHOP, Buffalo Wild Wings and so much more.

It’s the urban lifestyle you’ve always wanted at a price you can afford.

In addition to shopping, eating and nightlife, local attractions include:

Disc golf at Mast ParkLighted sports fields and facilities at the SportsplexFree Thursday night summer concerts at Town Center Community ParkBeautiful hiking or biking along the Walker Preserve TrailMountain biking and hiking at Mission Trails Regional ParkFree tours at the Taylor Guitars factoryCarlton Oaks Golf ClubSantee Lakes Park for camping and fishingSantee Boulders for rock climbing

All this with the world-class fun of San Diego and famous southern California beaches at your fingertips.

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See You Soon

Tour all three model homes today. Occupancy is controlled within each model home to keep you safe and maintain social distancing.

We can’t wait to meet you and help you get into the new San Diego county home you’ve always wanted.

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Discover the charming North Carolina town of Holly Springs

When you’re dreaming of a charming North Carolina town that offers everything from scenic beauty to entertaining community events, you’ll want to explore Holly Springs in Wake County. Homebuyers looking for new homes in North Carolina will fall in love with the delightful lifestyle of a town that allows you to slow down and enjoy every day while discovering new experiences. With a population of just over 30,000 people, fresh dining and convenient shopping choices, and gorgeous weather, Holly Springs, NC offers everything you’re dreaming of in a new home.

You’ll Always Have Plenty to Do in Holly Springs

Life in Holly Springs combines stress-free living with new adventures at every corner. Enjoying the outdoors and staying active is easy with access to all that Holly Springs has to offer. Take advantage of the beautiful weather in Holly Springs and explore the numerous local parks, greenways, a recreation center, and a lake and retreat center. Cast your line in the Bass Lake Park, a 100-acre lake stocked full of fish for any fishing enthusiasts.

Visit the Holly Springs Cultural Center after a warm day outside to enjoy local theater, events, and arts and celebrate local talent, or make a stop at the Holly Springs Veterans Park, dedicated to the men and women who have served in the military. No matter how you choose to spend your time, you’ll love the scenic beauty of Holly Springs and the convenient proximity to Raleigh.

Enjoy Fun Festivals Year-Round

Thanks to Holly Springs’ beautiful weather, Holly Springs residents can feel a true sense of community with events and festivals throughout the year, from the HollyFest to the Farm-to-Table Chef Series. Whether you enjoy evenings tasting locally-made dishes or listening to live music with friends, you’ll appreciate what Holly Springs has to offer.


At HollyFest, you can celebrate Holly Springs and all the people, places, and services that make the community a wonderful place to live, with local artists, businesses, food vendors, children’s activities, and entertainment.

Dog Day in the Park

Don’t forget furry members of the family in all the fun—Dog Day in the Park at the Holly Springs Farmer’s Market is filled with dog-loving inspired booths, businesses, and vendors specializing in pet services.

Longleaf Festival

Outdoor enthusiasts will love the free Longleaf Festival that celebrates the longleaf pine ecosystems. Holly Springs residents of all ages are amazed by live reptiles and amphibians, games and crafts, and live music and food trucks.

Delicious Farm Fresh Dining and Convenient Nearby Shopping

Foodies will love calling Holly Springs, North Carolina home. With choices ranging from farm-fresh meals to delicious donuts, Raleigh is home to unique cuisine and a wide variety of options. Start your day with a fresh donut from Rise Biscuits & Donuts, and stop by Acme Pizza Co for a slice of deep-dish pizza. Enjoy an afternoon at local breweries, including Carolina Brewing Company and Bombshell Beer Company, one of the first female-owned breweries in North Carolina.

Staying in? Making dinner at home will be a breeze with the Holly Springs Farmer’s Market, offering fresh-off-the-farm produce. Shop for local products straight from the source and turn your grocery runs into a chance to shop local and enjoy fresh goods.

For a convenient shopping experience, enjoy close proximity to expansive shopping centers. Head to the Holly Springs Towne Center to shop from your favorite stores such as Target, Five Below, Marshalls, Bed Bath & Beyond, and more. Quick meals will be made easier thanks to nearby options like Panera Bread, Starbucks, Mediterra Grill, and Blaze Pizza. Whether you’re relishing farm-to-table meals or putting your culinary skills to the test with fresh ingredients, Holly Springs will stand out.

Excellent Schools

School-aged residents of Holly Springs are zoned for the highly-rated Wake County Public School System. Wake County Schools are known for their outstanding reputation in the state. Committed to the transparency and public availability of performance data, they pride themselves on providing outstanding educational programs at all grade levels. The WCPS offers more than 40 magnet schools featuring everything from award-winning early college programs to Mandarin immersion classrooms.

Make the Move to Holly Springs, NC Today

When you’re ready to find your new home in Holly Springs, North Carolina, you’ll find the perfect place in the communities offered by Taylor Morrison. Whether you prefer a charming townhome or a single-family home with flexible options, you’re sure to find the home that’s perfect for your lifestyle. No matter which home you choose, Taylor Morrison’s convenience and beautiful yet functional designs will show you why Taylor Morrison has been America’s Most Trusted* Home Builder® for six years in a row.

Enjoy Homes for Every Lifestyle at Bridgeberry

Models are available to tour. Schedule your visit today. Bridgeberry Sales Center is located at  141 Tayberry Court, Holly Springs, NC 27540

Bridgeberry at Holly Springs offers a variety of home designs with incredible open layouts perfect for entertaining. Whether you choose a 1.5 to 2.5 story home or a sought-after ranch-style home, you’ll find  spacious floor plans with gourmet kitchens, expansive owner’s suites, and incredible natural light throughout the homes. Exceptional amenities and a convenient location near everything Holly Springs and Downtown Raleigh has to offer will make Bridgeberry your favorite place to come home to.

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It’s Easy to Fall in Love with Honeycutt Farm

Tour single-family and townhome model homes at Honeycutt Farms today. The Sales Center is located at 216 Kephart Way, Holly Springs, NC 27540

Homestead Collection Single-Family Homes

Ideally located on Honeycutt Road in Holly Springs, Honeycutt Farm’s Homestead collection includes multiple single-family home designs to fit a range of lifestyles, preferences, and budgets. The Homestead Collection features single-story homes with optional second story loft and guest suites so you can design the home that’s perfect for your lifestyle. Greet guests with beautiful exteriors thanks to lawn and landscaping maintained by the Homeowners Association, and relax in your spacious owner’s suite at the end of a busy day in town.

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Grange Collection Townhomes

If you’re searching for a 2-story townhome, discover the Grange Collection with expansive floor plans and gourmet kitchens. Design the home of your dreams with options such as dual owner’s suites. No matter which Honeycutt Farm plan you choose, you can take advantage of amenities that put everything you need in one place, from a clubhouse with a swimming pool to community gardens.

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Make Your Move to Holly Springs Today

When you’re looking for amazing Raleigh homes for sale, look no further than the communities in Holly Springs. Discover the ideal combination of gorgeous scenery and exciting community events in a beautiful home with nearby amenities.  Explore Holly Springs, NC  New Homes >

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* Taylor Morrison received the highest numerical score in the proprietary Lifestory Research 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021 America’s Most Trusted® Home Builder study. Study results are based on experiences and perceptions of people surveyed. Your experiences may vary. Visit www.lifestoryresearch.com.

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