Monroe At Hazeltine
Introducing a brand-new way to buy a gorgeous, single-family new home in the Valley

Introducing a brand-new way to buy a gorgeous, single-family new home in the Valley

Living in the Valley means having a multitude of things to do all year long. Holiday time is especially exciting, with festive holiday events in the San Fernando Valley. Buying a home at Monroe, the stylish and affordable new community of single-family homes from renowned builder etco HOMES priced from the mid $600s, puts you in the center of the action so you can get out with the family and enjoy these seasonal activities.

Holiday Roundup—Saturday, December 1, 2­–5pm, Leonis Adobe Museum, Calabasas

Holiday events in the San Fernando Valley don’t get more festive than this! Farm animals, holiday crafts and music, and photos with Santa—what could be better?!

KKMT Presents: Seussical The Musical!—Saturday, December 1 and Sunday, December 2, 11am and 3pm, Egremont School, Chatsworth

The kids will love this special production featuring their favorite Dr. Seuss characters, like Horton the Elephant and The Cat in the Hat.

Granada Hills Holiday Parade—Sunday, December 2, 1:30pm, Granada Hills

The theme of the 35th annual parade is: “Holidays of the Future.”

Winter Walk and Merry Gnomes Market—Sunday, December 2, 4–8:30pm, My Creative Outlet, Chatsworth

What could be better than holiday events in the San Fernando Valley that combine shopping, enjoying live music and refreshments, and crafts. Kids can also shop the Merry Gnomes Market for gifts for the family, aided by volunteers. Items are priced from $1–10, with many of them handmade.

Holiday Serenade —Sunday, December 2, 6pm, Congregational Church of Chatsworth and Saturday, December 8, 6pm, Chapel of the Cross Lutheran Church, Mission Hills

The San Fernando Valley Chorale presents its annual winter season concert, “Holiday Serenade,” in this two-part program.

Winter Nights at The Village—Sunday December 4, 11, 18, 5–7pm, The Village at Westfield Topanga

Enjoy live holiday musical performances in a Winter Wonderland atmosphere. Performers include: The Beverly Belles, the Los Angeles Ballet Academy, and the West LA Children’s Chorus. There will also be live ice sculpting, holiday stilt walkers, interactive photo experiences, children’s craft stations, wine sampling and make your own hot cocoa and s’mores, giveaways, and live snowfall throughout the event.

With these great holiday events in the San Fernando Valley, your schedule will be full all season long.

With these great holiday events in the San Fernando Valley, your schedule will be full all season long.

San Fernando Tree Lighting—Thursday, December 6, 6–9pm, Brand Boulevard between San Fernando Road and Celis, San Fernando

Be there when the city of San Fernando lights up its holiday tree, and enjoy entertainment, face painting, and crafts, plus pics with Santa.

Santa Paws —Saturday, December 8, 1–4pm, Westfield Topanga & The Village

Don’t miss your chance to get pictures of your pet with Santa this year, too. The holiday-themed photo booth makes a great backdrop, and all proceeds benefit Canine Companions for Independence.

Pacoima Holiday Parade—Saturday, December 8, 9am, Pacoima

Don’t miss the 51st annual parade!

Candy Cane Lane—Saturday, December 8 through the end of the year, Lubao and Oxnard, Woodland Hills

Arguably the best holiday lights in The Valley, Candy Cane Lane is a must-visit. “Every year, an eight square-block area of the San Fernando Valley neighborhood of Woodland Hills is transformed into Candy Cane Lane, a dazzling celebration of lights, figures and artificial snow. Candy Cane Lane is an informal group of Woodland Hills homeowners who collectively put on an amazing holiday display of lights and decorations each year. Candy Cane Lane has been a Woodland Hills tradition since 1952, and participants try to outdo each other with their light displays. Santa is often seen posing for photos with children and some of Santa’s elves have been glimpsed roaming the neighborhood.”

Parade & Festival Day —Sunday, December 9, 11am to 5pm, Chatsworth

This family-friendly event includes live performers including marching bands, clowns, and equestrian units, plus food trucks, fine jewelry, gems, and crystals. Don’t miss the WWII planes flying over!

Santasia—A Holiday Comedy—December 12–23, Whitefire Theatre, Sherman Oaks

This “hilarious holiday musical sketch comedy show that embraces all the iconic moments of the Christmas season. The critically acclaimed seasonal sensation has run for 19 years in Los Angeles and is jam packed with a biting blend of yuletide snark and sentiment.”

Photos with Santa—Through December 23, Westfield Topanga

Get your pic with Santa, located on Level 1 of Westfield Topanga by California Pizza Kitchen.

A Carol Christmas—Through December 30, Lonny Chapman Theatre, North Hollywood

Check out this “new musical version of the immortal Charles Dickens classic.”

LA Kings Holiday Ice at Westfield Topanga & The Village—Through January 6, The Promenade at Westfield Topanga

You won’t want to miss a chance to skate the outdoor rink.

For more information about holiday events in the San Fernando Valley or living in the San Fernando Valley, visit Monroe. You can also contact the sales executive at monroesales@etcohomes.com. Just 24 spacious homes with three bedrooms and four baths in 1,961 to 2,025 square feet are available with open-concept designs, spacious gathering areas, and tons of natural light. Gourmet kitchens feature quartz countertops, large eating bars, Whirlpool® stainless steel appliances, and frameless, flat-panel European-style cabinetry with brushed nickel hardware. Each home also offers owners a host of Smart home features including Ring® Video Doorbell, Kwikset “Kevo” Keyless Entry, and NEST® Thermostat, as well as private outdoor spaces and two-car attached garages.

Monroe’s convenient San Fernando Valley location boasts easy access to the 405, 101, 135, and 5 freeways, as well as the Van Nuys Metrolink Orange Line. The area directly surrounding Monroe offers abundant shops, restaurants, recreational opportunities, acclaimed schools, and major employers including movie studios, aerospace companies, and healthcare, including Valley Presbyterian Hospital just two miles away.

Introducing a brand-new way to buy a gorgeous, single-family new home in the Valley

Introducing a brand-new way to buy a gorgeous, single-family new home in the Valley

If you’re looking to buy a home and have never bought new construction, you may not be aware of all the advantages. You can familiarize yourself with several of the benefits of buying new construction homes in the Valley below. Once you have, we would be happy to answer any further questions about communities like Monroe, priced from the mid $600s.

You’ll get to choose your floorplan

When you buy an existing home, the floorplan is the floorplan. If it doesn’t suit you, which it likely won’t if it hasn’t been updated to reflect modern tastes, that means you’re going to have to pour thousands of dollars into renovating. You’re probably not looking to do that on top of what you just paid for the home.

One of the great advantages of buying new construction homes in the Valley is that you have a choice of floorplans. Select the one that works best for you and you’re on your way!

New construction homes in the Valley

New construction homes in the Valley offer advantages you may not have thought of.

New construction homes in the Valley come with a home warranty

If you’re buying an older home, you can also count on an air conditioning malfunction, or the hot water heater leaking, or the roof failing at some point. Often, one of these expensive problem occurs right after you’ve closed escrow! With a new construction home, you have a builder warranty should something go wrong. These builder warranties offer coverage “on workmanship and materials relating to various components of the home, such as windows, heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC), plumbing, and electrical systems for specific periods,” said the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). “Warranties also typically define how repairs will be made.”

Everything is brand new

Back to that old house for a minute. In addition to the closed-in floorplan that doesn’t work for you, the house is probably also filled with features and finishes that don’t reflect your taste and style. There’s just something special about being able to be the first person to live in a new home, and to be able to choose the details you want.

More energy efficient

Building codes have mandated increasingly higher energy efficiency standards since they began to address the issue in the late 1970s, Kevin Morrow, senior program manager for the National Association of Home Builders’ green building programs, told US News. “Newly constructed homes use energy more efficiently in two ways, Morrow says. First, they tend to have a tighter-sealed building envelope that helps prevent conditioned air—cool air in the summer, warm air in the winter—from escaping. Features that create this envelope include higher-efficiency insulation, doors, and windows.” Green appliances used in new construction homes also “help reduce utility bills for new home buyers,” they said.

Smart home features

Smart Home features are included in many of today’s new homes. Monroe at Hazeltine offers popular features like Ring® Video Doorbell, Kwikset “Kevo” Keyless Entry at Front Door, and NEST® Thermostat.

It’s a great way to make new friends

In a new-home community, everyone is looking to start their life, or change their life, and it’s a good bet that many of the new buyers share the same goals. That means a great opportunity for your kids, and you, to make valuable and long-lasting friendships.

A healthier home

Everything from lead-based paint to outdated fire safety systems can prove hazardous in an older home. “If you purchase a resale home, consider that older homes have often been constructed using hazardous substances such as lead-based paint or asbestos and may have electrical wiring and plumbing needing a ‘bit’ of work to meet standards and codes,” said Bigger Pockets. “A new home is subject to the current building codes that require much higher safety requirements regarding materials used, plumbing and wiring.”

New construction homes in the Valley can be more affordable

If you think all new home cost more, look closely. Communities like Monroe in the San Fernando Valley are surprising buyers with their affordable prices from the mid $600s.

In addition, new construction homes in the Valley can prove to be a great value for buyers. “You can have more significant profits with the resale of your new home. A newer home is typically more appealing than an older home to most people,” said Investopedia. “In addition, a new home will require fewer repairs and less maintenance, which can save both money and time.”

Monroe is a transit-friendly community in the Valley offering single-family new homes with innovative designs, family-friendly floorplans, modern features, and prices from the mid $600s. Monroe is now selling; you can register here to make sure you are able to purchase one of the 24 homes. These spacious residences feature three bedrooms and four baths; spacious gathering areas; gourmet kitchens with quartz countertops, large eating bars, Whirlpool® stainless steel appliances, and Frameless, flat-panel European-style cabinetry with brushed nickel hardware in 1,961 to 2,025 square feet. The homes also have two-car attached garages.

Monroe is in the heart of the San Fernando Valley, convenient to great area shopping and dining at the Northridge Fashion Center, Westfield Sherman Oaks, and Westfield Topanga & the Village, plus recreation, entertainment, and acclaimed schools. The central location also puts the Valley’s major employers, including movie studios, aerospace companies, and healthcare, within easy reach. Medical professionals will love the fact that Valley Presbyterian Hospital is just two miles away.

For more information about buying new construction homes in the Valley, visit the website. Make sure to register here to make sure you are kept up to date on community news.

Introducing a brand-new way to buy a gorgeous, single-family new home in the Valley

Introducing a brand-new way to buy a gorgeous, single-family new home in the Valley

Great area shopping, dining, recreation, and entertainment. Acclaimed schools. Area work centers. A transit-friendly location. And spacious single-family homes priced from the mid $600s. Just a few of the reasons why Southern California new-home buyers are looking to buy a new home in the San Fernando Valley at Monroe. Monroe is now selling; you can also register here to make sure you are kept up to date on community news and don’t miss out on the opportunity to own one of these beautiful residences.

Shopping, restaurants, and fun 

You’ll never lack for something fun and exciting to do in the Valley when you live at Monroe. Northridge Fashion Center, Westfield Sherman Oaks, and Westfield Topanga & the Village are all easily accessible for dining, shopping, and a fun day out. Want to see a movie? Regency Theaters Van Nuys Plant 16 is just minutes away.

Employment

Van Nuys is the ideal location from which to reach the San Fernando Valley’s major employers, starting with the movie studios. “As the Valley’s population grew in the 20th Century so did the region’s business opportunities. One of the earliest industries to arrive in the Valley was film making and today this ‘Valley of the Stars’ is the center of motion picture and television production in America,” said Los Angeles County Economic Development Center (EDC). “This multi-billion-dollar economic engine supports countless allied companies and creative professionals who showcase their art from here. However, entertainment is far from the only star that lights up the San Fernando Valley’s economy. Aerospace is also a key industry here. Aviation and defense interests employ thousands of skilled research and development engineers and designers.”

Hospitals and other employment is nearby for those who want to buy a new home in the San Fernando Valley.

Hospitals and other employment is nearby for those who want to buy a new home in the San Fernando Valley.

Healthcare is another top industry in the Valley, with Kaiser Permanente Panorama City Hospital and Valley Presbyterian Hospital nearby. Professional service firms are also “major employers from Calabasas and Warner Center in the west portion of the San Fernando Valley to Burbank and Glendale in the east.”

Schools

Van Nuys offers schoolchildren great educational facilities, and those who have reached the college level have numerous attractive options as well. Los Angeles Valley College and California State University Northridge are both easily accessible from Van Nuys for those looking to buy a new home in the San Fernando Valley.

Transit

Monroe is transit-friendly in a way many Southern California new-home communities are not, which makes getting around a breeze. Buy a new home in the San Fernando Valley at this Van Nuys single-family new home community and you’ll be just minutes from the Van Nuys Amtrak Metrolink Station and also convenient to the 101, 405, 5, 170, and 118—for when you do want to get in the car. The approved Van Nuys light rail will make it even better! 

“Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Metro officials are calling the approved light rail line for Van Nuys Boulevard a transit milestone, one that will bring a light rail line back to the eastern San Fernando Valley for the first time since 1952, and one that Garcetti said is desperately needed,” said ABC7. The project, which was approved by the Metropolitan Board of Directors, “will span more than nine miles and include 14 new stations connecting the Metro Orange Line station in Van Nuys to the Metrolink station in Sylmar/San Fernando, one-way in approximately 30 minutes.

The transit-friendly location makes Monroe a great choice for those who want to buy a new home in the San Fernando Valley.

The transit-friendly location makes Monroe a great choice for those who want to buy a new home in the San Fernando Valley.

Recreation

The Van Nuys Recreation Center is close to the community, with tons of sports programs including baseball, basketball, hockey, soccer, and tennis, as well as preschool and after-school programs. The Sepulveda Basin features recreation areas including Woodley Park, with the Leo Magnus Cricket Complex, a dog park, and picnic areas; a wildlife reserve; a Japanese garden; and the popular Lake Balboa Park.

Lake Balboa Park reigns as a testament to nature’s beauty,” said Culture Trip. “At the heart of the valley lies this gem, a sprawling park with plenty of areas for picnics, walking through endless fields, or just resting on the grass in the shade. A lakeside walkway accompanied by wooden benches and twirling vines make this park the ultimate spot for relaxing during a hot and hectic day. If you’re looking for some fun, enjoy boat rides out on the lake and animal watching, as the park has a variety of wildlife, from ducks and geese to chipmunks and rabbits.”

The new homes

You could buy an expensive fixer-upper, or you could buy a new home in the San Fernando Valley and discover the hottest new community of single-family homes around. The newest offering from renowned builder etco HOMES, these new San Fernando Valley homes present spacious, open floorplans featuring contemporary style and in-demand features.

These stunning, detached residences offer Southern Californians an opportunity to buy a new home in the Valley in an exciting, limited opportunity with just 24 new single-family residences. The light and bright new home plans range from 1,961 to 2,025 square feet with three bedrooms and four baths; gourmet kitchens with quartz countertops, large eating bars, Whirlpool® stainless steel appliances, and Frameless, flat-panel European-style cabinetry with brushed nickel hardware; spacious gathering areas; numerous smart home features including Ring® Video Doorbell, Kwikset “Kevo” Keyless Entry, and NEST® Thermostat; and two-car attached garages.

For more information and to buy a new home in the San Fernando Valley at Monroe, visit the website. You can also register here to make sure you are kept up to date on community news.

Introducing a brand-new way to buy a gorgeous, single-family new home in the Valley

Introducing a brand-new way to buy a gorgeous, single-family new home in the Valley

Should you rent or should you buy a new home in the Valley? That’s the age-old question when it comes to real estate almost anywhere, and the answer gets a little more complicated when you’re in a market like this one. Prices in the San Fernando Valley are continuing to rise, especially for single-family homes; in fact, they’ve recently hit record levels.

“The median price of a single-family home in the San Fernando Valley surged 11.3 percent in May from a year earlier, rising to a record $708,000, according to a report from the Southland Regional Association of Realtors,” said the Los Angeles Daily News.

But, there are still incredible bargains out there, if you know where to look—which is why new single-family home communities like Monroe at Hazeltine in Van Nuys, attainably priced from the mid $600s, is connecting with buyers. That affordable price is especially important when you consider that rents all over the Valley are also continuing to rise, leaving those who want to live here searching for ways to make it happen without making huge compromises. According to Trulia, median rents are topping the $3,000 mark in Van Nuys. And many of those rentals are small apartments or homes in desperate need of updating.

For many people, buying a home in the Valley is a no-brainer because they’d rather not throw money away every month. And, they also don’t want to buy a home that needs significant renovations just to get into the market. New single-family homes in the Valley like Monroe at Hazeltine are providing a desirable answer.

Behold your next home! Monroe offers an exciting opportunity to buy a single-family new home in the Valley.

Behold your next home! Monroe offers an exciting opportunity to buy a single-family new home in the Valley.

New homes in Van Nuys causing a stir

New-home buyers are discovering Monroe at Hazeltine, the newest community from renowned builder/developer etco HOMES, where they can find everything they wished for, and more: Beautiful new homes in an ideal area close to transit, studios, and convenient to the entire valley and the Westside; open floorplans with all of today’s most desirable features; and a price that makes buying a new home in the Valley affordable. Monroe is now pre-selling, and interested buyers are encouraged to register here.

These stunning, detached residences offer Los Angeles homebuyers an exciting, limited opportunity to buy a brand-new home with incredible commuter convenience, just minutes to the 405, 101, and 5 freeways, as well as to the Van Nuys Metrolink station. Just 24 single-family residences are offered at Monroe, with three bedrooms, four baths, dramatic, open-concept floorplan designs, gourmet kitchens, spacious gathering dining rooms and great rooms, and two-car garages.

Gourmet island kitchens feature Quartz countertops, large eating bars with pendant lighting above, frameless, flat-panel European-style cabinetry with brushed nickel hardware, and Whirlpool® stainless steel appliances including: 36” French Door Refrigerator with Crisper Drawer; 30” Freestanding 4-Burner Gas Range with Broiler; 30” Microwave/Hood Combination with Electronic Touch Control; and Dishwasher with Sensor Cycle.

Moen® brushed nickel plumbing fixtures and frameless glass shower enclosure dress the elegant bathrooms, and thoughtful extras are found throughout the homes; buyers will surely appreciate details like USB charging outlets in the kitchen, prewiring for Plasma TVs in two locations, and important smart home features including Ring® Video Doorbell at the entry, Kwikset “Kevo” Keyless Entry at the front door, and NEST® Thermostats.

Monroe’s prime location gives buyers a rare and special opportunity to live in a new home in the heart of the San Fernando Valley, close to employment centers, abundant entertainment, ample recreation, and vast dining opportunities. Yet, Monroe has been conceived as a true community that feels special and private, providing owners with opportunities to meet and become friendly with neighbors, enjoy the lush landscaping, and explore the joys of homeownership.

For more information about buying a new home in the Valley, visit the website. Make sure to register here to make sure you are kept up to date on community news.