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Rosedale in Azusa One of the Top-Selling Master-Planned Communities in the Country

AZUSA, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 02/04/13 -- Buyer confidence is on the rise and national media has taken notice of Rosedale, a prime example of a master-planned community that is thriving with strong sales and happy homebuyers. The CBS Evening News recently visited and profiled Rosedale, where new home sales tripled from 2011 to 2012. Data that further underscores the recovery of the national housing market highlighting the exceptional performance of Rosedale is its national ranking among a comprehensive listing compiled by John Burns Real Estate Consulting. The company surveyed nearly 100 large-scale residential communities across the country to rank the 50 best-selling communities for 2012 and Rosedale proudly joined this prestigious list for the first time, ranking at #35. According to the survey, Rosedale was additionally recognized for demonstrating the biggest sales increase of any master-planned community on the list, with a 204% increase from 89 in 2011 to 271 sales in 2012.

The John Burns Real Estate Consulting Rosedale survey concluded that, "Rosedale is a great example of a community where product segmentation, community design, and superior execution come together to create a master plan that generates excitement in the market. Incorporating a thoughtfully considered 'resort' community recreation center, 10 parks, natural open space, and a future Metro Gold Line rail station, Rosedale has emerged as the place to be in the San Gabriel Valley."

"Rosedale's recent press coverage and national ranking are positive signs that point to the recovery of the housing market, as well as the thoughtful, innovative planning that have put this community in the national spotlight," said Carina Hathaway, Vice President of Marketing for Rosedale Land Partners, LLC, the developer of Rosedale. "We have been committed from the beginning to create a master-planned community where the finest new homes in the San Gabriel Valley, private resort recreation, beautiful parks and a naturally beautiful setting come together to offer a higher quality of life. Our goal is to deliver a fulfilling lifestyle to homeowners and watching this all come to fruition has been very gratifying for our entire team."

Six new home neighborhoods currently selling and resort caliber recreation, coupled with historically low interest rates make now the time for consumers to buy at Rosedale! Visit today and discover new neighborhoods by leading homebuilders that include Brookfield Homes, KB Home, LA Urban Homes, TRI Pointe Homes and William Lyon Homes. Neighborhoods that solve the problems for both first-time and move-up buyers offer two and three-story townhomes and single-family luxury residences. Floorplans range from approximately 1,346 to 3,100 square feet and feature two to six bedrooms and two to four bathrooms. New home prices range from the low $300,000s to the low $700,000s.

Located on more than 500 acres of land, an extensive trail system links Rosedale's neighborhoods to surrounding trails for hiking, mountain biking and walking, including the scenic Garcia Trail. This family-oriented master plan has also created a sense of place for new neighbors and future friends -- the Central Arroyo, 13.5 acres of open space that runs through the community, features a trail system that connects neighborhoods to each other.

Rosedale's completed and planned recreational amenities will offer 10 neighborhood parks including the future 5.5-acre Promenade Park, which will have lighted youth sports fields, basketball and multi-use courts. The centerpiece of the community is the two-acre, private Resort that features an approximate 4,500 square-foot private clubhouse and two-acre recreation center with state-of-the-art fitness center, Junior Olympic swimming pool, spa, children's wading pool and a recreation area that features trellises, outdoor fireplace and barbecue.

The community's prime San Gabriel Valley location near the I-10 and 210 corridors offers buyers easy accessibility from downtown LA to Orange and San Bernardino counties. Rosedale's setting places residents within close proximity of Old Town Pasadena's boutiques and cafes, as well as Westfield Santa Anita Fashion Square, Westfield West Covina, Home Depot, Target, Trader Joe's and Costco.

The future Metro Gold Line boarding station is also scheduled to open in 2015. Located between Citrus Avenue and Palm Drive, the station will be within walking distance for residents of this new community, an easy, cost-efficient alternative for homeowners who prefer the convenience of light rail transportation for their weekday work commute. For more information, visit www.foothillextension.org.

Prices are effective as of the date of publication. All homes are subject to prior sale. Prices and availability of homes are subject to change without notice.

Brokers welcome. A broker fee is offered at Rosedale when broker accompanies their client on the first visit to register. Broker Referral Fee to be paid at the close of escrow.

To visit Rosedale from Pasadena, take the I-210 traveling east and exit Azusa Ave. Head north into the foothills. Turn right on Sierra Madre Ave. to enter the community. From San Bernardino and Riverside counties, take the I-210 west, or the I-10, I-60 to the I-57 north and proceed to the I-210 west and exit Azusa Ave. and head north into the foothills. Turn right on Sierra Madre Ave. to enter the community.

For more information on Rosedale, visit LiveRosedale.com or call 800.928.1275. Interested home shoppers are also encouraged to follow the community on Facebook.

About Rosedale Land Partners - Ownership and development management of the 518-acre master-planned community of Rosedale in the city of Azusa, CA is a new partnership between Brookfield Homes, Christopher Development Group (CDG) and Starwood Capital Group. As Rosedale Land Partners, these companies bring together the necessary depth of large-scale community planning, development and financing experience required for the successful implementation of community-based master planning and development.

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