Closed Land Transaction – 82 Lots within the Alberhill Ranch Master Planned Community in Lake Elsinore

IRVINE, CA, SEPTEMBER 1, 2016 — The Irvine office of Land Advisors Organization, a premier nationwide land brokerage firm, announced today the successful closing of Alberhill Ranch 82 Lots within the Alberhill Ranch Master Planned Community. Alberhill Ranch 82 Lots is located west of Interstate 15 at the southeast corner of Lake Street and Alberhill Ranch Road in the City of Lake Elsinore, Riverside County, California.

Land Advisors Organization brokers R. Jeffrey Spindler, F. Brian Carricaburu, Ian T. Sinderhoff, and Andrew Sinderhoff negotiated the transaction, representing the buyer and seller.

The lots were sold by Castle and Cooke Alberhill Home Building, Inc. and was purchased by KB Home. KB Home is looking to continue the success of its two previous projects within the Alberhill Ranch Community, Terraces I and Terraces II. Alberhill Ranch is a 1,853-acre development with approximately 3,705 residential units and over 600 acres dedicated to open space with walking trails, parks, and schools.

“Affordability has been a primary concern for the public homebuilders in the Inland Empire over the last couple of years. KB Home has been very successful in Lake Elsinore with their Terraces community in Alberhill Ranch. These home sites with excellent views of the lake and surrounding hillsides and generous 6,000 square foot pads will allow them to continue that success. Alberhill Ranch is a premier master-planned community sitting atop the hills north of the lake with an existing pool and recreation center, proposed commercial, and planned elementary school,” said Brian Carricaburu, Founding Principal at Land Advisors Organization.

For additional information regarding this transaction and land trends occurring in the Riverside County area, contact F. Brian Carricaburu: bcarricaburu@landadvisors.com / (949) 656-8002

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Master-Planned Project in the Inland Empire Marketed by LAO Makes Progress for a Year-end Close…

The Arantine Hills master-planned project in the City of Corona continues to move closer to reality. The project went under contract with The New Home Company in the 4th quarter of 2013 and is expected to close in December of this year. The New Home Company entered a joint venture with Tricon Capital Group, a Canadian real estate investment company, to provide acquisition financing and develop the community. They intend to re-plan and re-entitle the 276-acre project to include 1,300 homes, parks, and open space. They expect to break ground in 2016 to begin selling lots and new homes.

LAO is looking forward to a successful consummation of the transaction with The New Home Company and are very pleased in their efforts to develop this exciting new community in Corona.

Related links:

Wall Street Journal

The New Home Company Announces Planned Acquisition of Master Planned Community in Southern California

Press Enterprise

Corona housing development back on the drawing board

California Division: 2012 Year in Review

LAO-CA Infographic 2012 YIR

Source: Tom Reimers, President, (949) 852-8288 x28

2012 Ends with Numerous Year-End Closings in Southwest Riverside County

The year of 2012 ended with the most activity in southwest Riverside since the peak of activity in 2006. In December alone, public homebuilders closed on over 900 lots. The lot condition ranged from finished lots to unimproved mapped lots. One of the year end highlights of 2012 were two tentative map lot projects contained within the Temecula School District boundary with Land Advisors brokering the sales. The two maps combined to generate over 300 lots and were bought by two public homebuilders.

On the apartment front, a notable fully leased apartment complex is in escrow at a rumored sales price of +/- $215,000 per door.  While this per door number might seem low when compared to the coastal market, the comp will represent the highest per door sale since 2008.

The above transactions are a result of a number of factors from low interest rates to lack of housing supply available to both buyers and renters. In 2012, we saw a decrease in foreclosure sales as well as REO sales and higher sales volume all together when compared to 2011. As we move forward in the New Year, home sale prices are forecasted to receive upward pressure because supply is expected to remain flat.

Source: Mitch Casillas, Marketing Consultant, (949) 852-8288 ext. 23

Play Ball in Western Riverside County!

You win some…

The second quarter of 2012 is in the books in West Riverside County and public home builder sentiment is high nationally and locally. Our hopes are that the positive sales pace continues through the second half of the year which should lead to the first inning in what we hope is a long overdue, extra-inning recovery. In addition to that, according to Hanley Wood data for the second quarter, 10 of 13 active new home markets in West Riverside County experienced an increase in new home sale pricing. That’s the good news.

You lose some…

The bad news is that 2012 has yielded few land transactions to discuss because land bank REO properties have been purged from the market (currently LAO has listed one of the few remaining portfolios of bank REO assets, contact if interested) and land values are generally not yet at a level where the 2008-2010 investors would sell. If the market continues to improve however, 2013 should see a number of sales from the investor community to home builders.

Source: Mitch Casillas, Marketing Consultant, (949) 852-8288 ext. 23

West Riverside County: 2012 Transaction Characteristics

Market Observations:  So far in 2012, the West Riverside land market is seeing a limited number of finished lot transactions.  The bulk of the land buyer activity is directed at unimproved land, where buyers plan to add value through the entitlement process.

2010/2011 saw a number of sales driven by bank owned REO with a typical escrow calling for a 30-day due diligence period and a 15-day close. The market has absorbed the bank REO projects and land values have remained relatively flat since Q3 of 2010. This dynamic has forced buyers to get more creative when submitting offers in an effort to minimize risk. A number of transactions in 2012 have included the seller carrying back paper on the property for 3-5 years. Since land values have remained flat, seller carry-back works because it generates a higher land value, versus the all-cash deal, and also creates a positive cash flow for the seller from the note interest.

Single Family Detached Market Updates: Homebuilders are continuing to see new home sales success in Temecula and French Valley. Average monthly sales have increased along with sales price. These are all great signs that point to the beginning of a true recovery.

A public homebuilder has closed on an unimproved parcel in Temecula that it intends to develop and build out new homes.  Along the I-15 corridor, a private homebuilder has put some finished lots under contract, and is scheduled to close in 60 days.

Attached Market Updates:  Land Advisors West Riverside Team just announced its latest listing: “Temecula Foothills” – 7 acres in Temecula for a proposed high density residential project (potential for ±140 multi-family for-rent or for-sale units).

Three entitlement escrows are presently in the works in Temecula.  Optimism surrounding the for-rent market continues to circulate in West Riverside Market, specifically Corona and Temecula.

Source: Mitch Casillas, Marketing Consultant, (949) 852-8288 ext. 23