Earlier this year, Lennar and CalAtlantic joined forces to create the nation’s largest homebuilder based on revenue. With this winning combination, Eagle Home Mortgage is excited to welcome the CalAtlantic Mortgage team to our family!

We will be officially welcoming over 200 CalAtlantic associates to Eagle on April 2nd.

Lennar and CalAtlantic are the nation’s top homebuilders with a common vision for innovative home design, outstanding quality and an unwavering commitment to customer satisfaction. As a result of this merger, Lennar will be the largest homebuilder in the United States, providing beautiful homes and communities from coast to coast.

“We are extremely pleased to announce the completion of this strategic combination with CalAtlantic, creating the nation’s leading homebuilder,” says Lennar Chief Executive Officer Stuart Miller. “This combination benefits from overall economic strength, driven by low unemployment, rising wages, favorable tax reform, higher consumer confidence and strong housing demand.”


About Eagle and Lennar

Lennar Corporation, founded in 1954, is one of the nation’s largest builders of quality homes for all generations. Lennar builds affordable, move-up and retirement homes primarily under the Lennar brand name. Eagle Home Mortgage is a financial services subsidiary of Lennar Corporation, a Fortune 500 company. Title insurance and closing services are also offered for both buyers of Lennar’s homes and others through North American Title, an affiliate of the Lennar family of companies. Obtain further information about Lennar through press releases found under the “Investor Relations” section of Lennar’s website, www.lennar.com


About CalAtlantic

CalAtlantic Group, Inc., one of the nation’s largest and most respected homebuilders, offers well-crafted homes in thoughtfully designed communities that meet the desires of customers across the homebuilding spectrum, from entry level to luxury. Additional information about CalAtlantic Group, Inc. is available by visiting www.calatlantichomes.com

Riverside, Calif. – March 2018 – Join Lennar for the highly-anticipated Grand Opening event for Floral Ridge at Citrus Heights on Saturday, April 7. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. attendees can enjoy complimentary strawberry shortcakes, a smoothie station, music and a face painter for the kids. Tour five stunning model homes until 6 pm. and discover the incredible Citrus Heights masterplan and beautiful new home designs.

“The community of Floral Ridge offers spacious homesites with an array of outdoor amenities for residents to fully enjoy California’s warm and year-round weather,” said Tara Conklin, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Lennar Inland. “In addition to the great outdoors, all homes at Floral Ridge enjoy Lennar’s Everything’s Included® program and come equipped with home automation at no additional cost—it’s the perfect time to own a home in a hot market.”

Floral Ridge presents an upscale collection of five distinct home designs that showcase modern, open-concept living areas, gourmet kitchens, stylish outdoor spaces and enviable master suites. Both single and two-story homes are available with sizes that range from approximately 2,391 to 4,830 square feet. Lennar also offers two of their popular Next Gen® – The Home Within A Home® designs at this community.

Lennar’s signature Everything’s Included® program offers added value to these homes through a high level of standard features that come at no additional cost! These include home automation products and technology, stainless steel appliances, granite kitchen countertops, crown molding and so much more. These residences also enjoy breathtaking views and a convenient location close to the 91 freeway and Metrolink.

Citrus Heights is an affluent masterplanned community by Lennar. Situated along the old citrus belts of the Inland Empire, residents will enjoy an enhanced lifestyle with upscale community amenities. Eight community parks, an extensive trail system and children’s play equipment provide plenty of ways for families to enjoy time spent outdoors.

Floral Ridge at Citrus Heights will Grand Open on Saturday, April 7 and is located at 13160 Cordial Circle in Riverside. Visit www.lennar.com/inlandempire for more details.

With hundreds of communities nationwide and homes designed for first-time, move-up and luxury homebuyers, Lennar has grown to become one of the nation’s leading and most respected homebuilders. Lennar has a longstanding history of building homes of enduring quality in only the most well planned and desirable locations throughout the country.

San Bernardino, Calif. – The Inland Empire market is sizzling thanks to the rise in new home construction in the area, making it an ideal time to set some roots and own a new home in one of Lennar’s many Inland Empire communities. John Burns Real Estate Consulting released their Burns Housing Market Hotness Index for February 2018 and ranked the Inland Empire market as the third hottest market across the nation. The index is based off of current sales and pricing trends, supply and demand.

“The Inland Empire continues to prove itself as one of the fastest growing markets in the state of California,” said Tara Conklin, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Lennar Inland. “Lennar is proud to be bringing to the market innovative communities with unique floorplans that take advantage of the location, amenities and great weather the market enjoys.”

Lennar’s Inland Empire division offers an array of product types in burgeoning cities that will meet the needs of homeshoppers looking to make this area their home. Communities feature Lennar’s Everything’s Included® program which boasts high-end and custom-like features such as granite kitchen countertops, stainless steel appliances, upgraded cabinetry, built-in commercial-strength Wi-Fi coverage, home automation technology and more—all at no additional cost to the buyer.

Many floorplans also feature Lennar’s Next Gen® – The Home Within A Home®, a thoughtful program that offers innovative floorplans to accommodate additional room for homebuyers’ families without sacrificing anyone’s comfort.

The area offers diverse landscaping from mountains to deserts and lakes, beautifully surrounded by the San Bernardino and Cleveland National Forest. The Inland Empire is also home to thriving urban centers with shopping, entertainment and employment opportunities.

Lennar Autumn Grove, Riverside, CA

Additional markets Lennar builds at featured in the seven sizzling housing markets include the number one hottest market, Seattle, plus Dallas, Salt Lake City, Nashville, San Diego and Phoenix.

For more information on Lennar’s Inland Empire communities and other markets, visit www.lennar.com.

With hundreds of communities nationwide and homes designed for first-time, move-up and luxury homebuyers, Lennar has grown to become one of the nation’s leading and most respected homebuilders. Lennar has a longstanding history of building homes of enduring quality in only the most well planned and desirable locations throughout the country.

Tired of your credit score keeping you from becoming a home owner? Learn about 5 credit score hacks that will help you raise your score fast in this RealEstate.com article by John Ulzheimer. You’ll be on the path to buying your dream home before you know it!

Are you planning on applying for a mortgage this year? If so, the condition of your credit scores is going to determine whether or not you’ll be approved. And, the quality of credit scores can mean the difference between an affordable loan and an unaffordable loan. There are many opinions on how to improve your credit scores, some that aren’t terribly ethical. There are, however, at least five credit score improvement strategies that are as ethical as they come.

Hack #1: Review Each Free Annual Credit Report

Begin by getting a copy of all three of your credit reports, one each from Equifax, TransUnion and Experian. You can claim a free copy of your reports once every 12 months at AnnualCreditReport.com. Every single one of your credit scores is ultimately calculated based on the information found in your credit reports, so If you don’t know what’s on your reports, you won’t know what to focus on. It’s that simple.

Hack #2: Pay Off Debt, But Not Just Any Debt

The truth is that simply paying something off may not have a positive impact on your credit scores. However, paying the right thing off could potentially give your credit scores a boost. If you are considering which accounts to pay off, the best place to begin is typically with your plastic.

When your credit scores are calculated, considerable emphasis is placed on your revolving utilization ratio, the relationship between your credit card balances and account limits as they appear on your credit reports. Roughly one-third of the points in your FICO and VantageScore credit scores are based on debt-related metrics and this debt-to-limit ratio is the most important of the debt metrics.

Hack #3: Request a Credit Limit Increase

If paying off your credit card balances is not an option, you may still be able to reduce your revolving utilization ratio another way. When your percentage of utilization goes down it’s because the gap between credit card balances and limits grows wider on your reports. Your scores will generally improve as a result.

Paying down your credit card balances is the most common way to lower your revolving utilization ratio. However, qualifying for a credit limit increase can be another way to lower your revolving utilization ratio as well. It may be unconventional, but it can still potentially be effective. Even if you can convince your credit card issuers to give you modest increases, they can still be helpful.

Hack #4: Build Credit by Being an Authorized User on Someone’s Card

Another hack you can use to potentially give your credit scores a boost is to ask a loved one for a favor. If you have a family member with a credit card account in good standing, being added to that account as an authorized user might lead to a higher credit score.

Most credit card issuers will report the account on your credit reports as well as on the credit reports of the primary account holder. As long as the account is reported with no late payments and, preferably, a low or $0 balance, the authorized user strategy might be a great way to help improve your credit scores.

Hack #5: Time Credit Card Payments Strategically

If you’re telling yourself, “I already pay my cards in full each month,” you’ve got the best credit score hack already teed up. If you’re paying your cards in full then you probably don’t need to use the 21-day grace period before the due date. And, if you don’t need the grace period, there’s really no reason for you to wait until you get your bill before paying it in full. Try this one next month: Pay your balance in full before the statement closing date. That’s the last day of the 30-day billing cycle. If you pay your card off in full before the statement closing date, you’ll never have a balance reported to the credit bureaus and your scores will improve accordingly

For luxury homebuyers in Tampa Bay, there are now more home buying options as Lennar is expanding its luxury brand, WCI, across the entire area. From waterfront homes in South Hillsborough County’s Southshore Yacht Club and Manatee County’s Sanctuary Cove, to the family-friendly Estancia at Wiregrass in Pasco County – WCI has the luxury home for you.

For over 60 years, WCI has been known for creating a distinctive, luxury lifestyle for buyers around Florida, and Lennar is continuing that tradition. In WCI communities, homebuyers can expect a high-end home with excellent neighborhood amenities, not to mention a desirable location.

When you come home to a WCI community, you’ll drive through impressive entryways to a home on a large home site with sophisticated architectural details both inside and out. The homes have open floorplans that can be perfect for large families, or for empty nesters who want to have fun with their grandchildren. The indoor-outdoor living space offers the ultimate setting for relaxing with your family or entertaining guests.

WCI’s eight new communities in the Tampa Bay area are:

Hillsborough County

Pasco County

Manatee County

Find your luxury lifestyle at WCITampaBay.com.

Seattle, Wash. – April 2018 – As we enter Seattle’s notorious frenzied spring real estate season, Lennar is selling homes in a revolutionary new way. Buyers who have been looking for a home in the Seattle market over the last few years may have experienced a high volume of competition. Seeing this frustration, Lennar created an exclusive customer VIP program, giving priority to buyers who show an interest in a new Lennar home on a first come, first serve basis. This means no more bidding wars and no more multiple offers competing for the same home.

“We are thrilled to be offering this program to our prospective buyers,” said Bill Salvesen, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Lennar Seattle. “We’ve heard from our customers that purchasing a new home is a much less stressful and more fulfilling process when they can be one of the first to choose their home!”

The program is simple. Interested homebuyers who join the program are given an opportunity to reserve their preferred future homesite before it’s ever released to the public. There is no cost to join and there is no penalty if a buyer decides not to buy.

Lennar is offering this program at their hottest new communities opening up this spring, and benefits every potential homebuyers who get pre-qualified early.

Joining the VIP program is easy, all you need to do is follow three steps: First, get prequalified with Lennar’s preferred lender, Eagle Home Mortgage. Then, await a confirmation email or call from Lennar Seattle. After that, simply speak with a New Home Consultant to select your preferred homesite!

The program also includes one-on-one mortgage counseling with Eagle Home Mortgage and the ability to have all your questions answered to reserve your preferred homesite before public release.

To become a VIP member and stay-up-to-date on the latest Lennar news and upcoming communities, join the interest list at www.lennar.com/Seattle/vip or call 855-860-9566 for more information.

Learn more about new homes for sale across the Greater Puget Sound at www.lennar.com/seattle.

About Lennar

Lennar Corporation, founded in 1954, is one of the nation’s leading builders of quality homes for all generations. Lennar builds affordable, move-up and active adult homes primarily under the Lennar brand name. Lennar’s Financial Services segment provides mortgage financing, title insurance and closing services for both buyers of Lennar’s homes and others. Lennar’s Rialto segment is a vertically integrated asset management platform focused on investing throughout the commercial real estate capital structure. Lennar’s Multifamily segment is a nationwide developer of high-quality multifamily rental properties. Previous press releases and further information about Lennar may be obtained at the “Investor Relations” section of Lennar’s website, www.lennar.com.

A new Welcome Home Center is open in the quiet community of Tollgate Village of Thompson’s Station and is open for tours. The new model home showcases the exceptional Warner floor-plan. Warner is part of the latest Classic Parks collection which is making its debut at Tollgate Village.

Tollgate Village: A Relaxing Community Just South of Nashville
At Tollgate Village, enjoy the luxury of the extensive community amenity center and private homesites.  Every amenity from a clubhouse to a swimming pool is right outside your front door. You may never want to leave! Looking for somewhere to cool off on a warm Tennessee weekend? The Tollgate Village pool features a beach entry with a kids play area. Or you can relax at the clubhouse which offers a ballroom, kitchen area, and billiards tables. If sports is your pastime, Tollgate Village has you covered. Outside you can enjoy a game of tennis, basketball, and even sand volleyball. And for the furry members of your household, there is a dog park and walking trails.

Introducing the Classic Parks Collection
The luxurious Classic Parks collection offers 6 different floorplans ranging from 2,164 to 3,081 square feet, 3 to 5 bedrooms, and the option of a 3rd car garage on most plans. Every new Lennar home at Tollgate Village includes Lennar’s Everything’s Included® Program. Featuring all the energy features, kitchen appliances, and luxury designer upgrades that a homebuyer could desire.

Making Every Day Easier with Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™ Home Design
Adding to the value of these beautiful homes is Lennar’s new Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™ Home Design and home automation features. With the connected home design, enjoy Wi-Fi in every room with no dead spots and the convenience of controlling your home with just your voice! Reputable brands such as Sonos, Honeywell, and Lutron come with Lennar’s Everything’s Included Program. Lennar keeps you connected to what matters most day in, day out.

Tollgate Village is located at 2885 Americus Drive in Thompson’s Station. To schedule your VIP tour today, call 615-236-8076 or visit www.lennar.com/nashville.

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Living Like A Champion

ChampionsGate, located in the heart of Florida, is a complete destination community catering to the needs of both residents and tourists alike. This hybrid, mega-community features new construction homes in the greater Orlando area that has thriving dining, retail and leisure entertainment surrounding it. ChampionsGate features three Lennar Resort Collection® communities and four primary home communities that offer resort-style living with comfort and convenience. Homes are available in a variety of styles, floorplans and budgets with plenty of space for families of different sizes.

Grand Opening of the NEW ChampionsGate Country Club Golf Clubhouse

Lennar at ChampionsGate recently added to its list of homeowner amenities with the grand opening of the ChampionsGate Country Club Golf Clubhouse, offering homeowners and their guests an additional recreational space as part of the ChampionsGate Country Club Golf course, also available for private rentals and group functions. This amenity center is located right on the ChampionsGate Golf Course – 8950 Clifton Draw Dr. ChampionsGate, FL 33896.  The facility includes a golf shop where you can purchase all of your golfing needs from fresh new shoes to clothing and more. There is also a full service restaurant and bar that provides indoor and outdoor seating. The restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as domestic and local beer. Visitors can enjoy their beverages and meals while overlooking the beautiful golf course views that catch a breathtaking sunset. While the ChampionsGate Golf Club and the Golf Clubhouse are privately owned by the ChampionsGate home owner’s association, non-resident play promotes experiencing the benefits of the ChampionsGate lifestyle. During a grand opening event in March, guests participated in a celebratory golf tournament and enjoyed food and beverages during the ribbon cutting ceremony.

ChampionsGate is centered on the active leisure lifestyle with 54 holes of championship golf, 36 of which were designed by International golf champion Greg Norman. The community is home to the David Leadbetter Golf Academy.

Discover the best new home living for active adults in Irvine

Irvine, Calif. – Lennar is excited to announce the highly anticipated Grand Opening of Everything’s Included® models and The Travata Club at the 55+ masterplan on Saturday, April 7 from 10 a.m to 3 p.m. Join the fun  enjoy some delicious eats, pick produce from the fresh farm-to-table Farmer’s Market stand or enjoy a cup of coffee while listening to live music. Lennar will also release the first phase of homes at Castillo and Palencia at the event.

Castillo, Aldea and Palencia present distinct collections of upscale home designs for homeshoppers to choose from that come with valuable Everything’s Included® features. These single-level living homes offer low taxes, no Mello Roos, a resort-inspired lifestyle and exceptional features that take luxury to a new level. Residences range from the low $600,000s to over $1 million.

“Travata is the best community for active adults to live at in Irvine. With no Mello Roos, it’s an incredible opportunity to own a new home in an elevated, gated community with this address,” said Jeremy Parness, Division President for Lennar California Coastal. “At Travata, homeshoppers will find beautiful home designs, top-notch private amenities and an unbeatable location near everywhere you want to be.”

Travata is a gated community for individuals aged 55 and better that’s situated in a prime location adjacent to the Orange County Great Park Neighborhoods. Travata residents will enjoy exclusive access to their own upscale amenities, including The Travata Club, a private facility that features a 65-foot saltwater lap pool, spa, bocce and pickle ball courts, a fitness center, inviting indoor and outdoor lounges, dog park, yoga lawn and so much more.

Aldea offers a collection of attached, carriage-style new homes that will go to presale on April 7th.  Anticipated from the low $600,000s , homeshoppers will have four distinct floorplans to choose from that offer up to two bedrooms and two bathrooms.

At Castillo, homeshoppers will discover a striking collection of four courtyard-style home designs in one and two-story layouts. Castillo home sizes range from approximately 1,281 to 1,947 and offer up to three bedrooms and two and one half  bathroom layouts. These homes are priced starting from the mid $700,000s.

Palencia offers the largest home designs at Travata, with five single and two-story floorplans available that range in size from approximately 1,848 to 2,567 square feet. The single-family detached home designs at Palencia offer up to three bedrooms and three and one-half bathrooms, with gourmet kitchens, dual master suites per plan and indoor-outdoor California rooms. These luxury homes are priced starting from the low $1 millions.

Lennar’s signature Everything’s Included® program will add value, convenience and style to every new Lennar home at Travata through a high level of standard features. Granite or quartz kitchen countertops, stainless steel appliances, Shaker-style cabinetry, built-in commercial-strength Wi-Fi coverage, home automation technology and more – all come simply included, at no additional cost!

Join us for the Grand Opening of Lennar’s Everything’s Included® models and the recently completed Travata Club. Eager homeshoppers will have the first opportunity to purchase at Castillo and Palencia at the event and are encouraged to join the VIP list by calling (949) 423-3007 or visiting www.lennar.com/travata.

With hundreds of communities nationwide and homes designed for first-time, move-up and luxury homebuyers, Lennar has grown to become one of the nation’s leading and most respected homebuilders. Lennar has a longstanding history of building homes of enduring quality in only the most well planned and desirable locations throughout the country.

About ICCD

Irvine Company Community Development, the nation’s premier master planner, created the Villages of Irvine®, recently honored as the “Top-Selling Master Planned Community in the West” for the sixth straight year.  The Villages of Irvine delivers timeless architecture set among the best park system in Southern California, the best public schools in the state, and the safest city in America for 12 straight years, according to FBI statistics.  This highly acclaimed community is also renowned for its more than 57,000 acres of preserved open space; world-class shopping, dining and entertainment; and modern business centers – all of which work together to create an unparalleled quality of life.  Thanks in large part to the Villages of Irvine®, Money Magazine routinely ranks the City of Irvine as one of the state’s “Best Places to Live.”  For more information, please visit VillagesofIrvine.com.