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BREA, CA- November 13, 2002 -- Homebuyers who are searching for a new home in North Orange County have had a difficult time finding a new neighborhood selling in the high $200,000s. That's what makes Berkeley such an incredible value and a sought-after neighborhood. Conveniently located in-town near so many desirable Brea destinations, Berkeley is a limited collection of 83 distinctive town homes. Sales have been strong at Berkeley and now with a new phase release and the lowest interest rates, buyers have a window of opportunity to purchase one of these stylish homes where there are no Mello Roos fees.

"We have had a lot of local buyers here at Berkeley," said Sandra Van Sickle, Neighborhood Sales Manager at Berkeley. "They are very familiar with the area and like living here, so when they saw Berkeley offers such a great value for a brand new well-designed home, they snatched it up! They especially like living at the heart of so much activity and being so convenient to retail and entertainment spots."

Berkeley offers attached town homes with two to three bedrooms, two and one-half baths, two-car garages and approximately 1,204 to 1,385 square feet of living space. All homes will feature a great room, open kitchens and dining areas, spacious master bedrooms, loft space (per plan layout), and front porches. The neighborhood will also feature its own private pool and sun deck. For those who are serious about purchasing at Berkeley, joining MBK Homes' Very Important Buyer (VIB) registry is the first step. After completing a brief application, Very Important Buyers are placed on an exclusive Priority Registry and are given priority over the general public for all new phase releases.

Berkeley is conveniently located close to many desirable surrounding areas as well as being situated within the highly acclaimed Brea-Olinda School District in the city of Brea. Brea is a town with many recreational opportunities including three regional parks located in or adjacent to Brea, many neighborhood parks and playing fields and a community swimming pool. There are three public golf courses in the city. A 52,000 square foot Community Center offers a fitness center, gymnasium, dance studio, art center, youth activities, meeting and banquet rooms.

Shopping, dining, entertainment centers are well located in and around Brea. The recently renovated Brea Mall offers some of the best shopping in the region. It has nearly doubled its square footage and now boasts five major department stores and nearly 200 specialty shops. The new Brea Marketplace features an exciting array of restaurants, shops and entertaining venues including an Improv Comedy Club, movie theatres, both big and small specialty stores and much more.

There are a number of special events throughout the Brea community such as Concerts in the Park during the summer, an Old Fashioned Country Fair on July 4th and other seasonal holiday celebrations.

Brea offers easy access to Los Angeles, Riverside and San Bernardino Counties and to several beaches, resorts and tourist attractions. Just 30 miles from downtown Los Angeles, Brea is easily reached by several freeways. The Orange (57) Freeway bisects Brea from north to south, offering easy access to the Riverside (91) Freeway to the south and Pomona (60) and San Bernardino (10) Freeways to the north.

With its keen attention to detail, MBK Homes Ltd. is dedicated to delivering superior craftsmanship in every home it builds. Strengthened by the reputation and financial stability of its' parent company, Mitsui & Co., Ltd., MBK Homes is committed to providing its customers with the best value their homebuying dollar can buy and to building homes to last a lifetime.

MBK Homes continues to expand its homebuilding activities in some of Southern California's most desirable locations. MBK neighborhoods include: Wisteria in The Corona Valley, Saratoga at Hillcrest in Castaic, Heritage and Traditions at The Oaks in Murrieta, Berkeley in Brea, SylvanOaks in Ladera Ranch, Serrano in Rancho Cucamonga, Inverness at Vista Del Verde, HighPointe at Eagle Glen, San Abella at Westridge Valencia and Altoliva in the Valencia area. Neighborhoods coming soon to Amerige in Fullerton and Ontario. For more information on any of these communities, please call (888) 943-HOMES or visit the company's website at

To visit Berkeley exit Lambert from the 57 Fwy. and go west. Continue on Lambert until the first stoplight, State College Boulevard, and turn right. Follow State College Boulevard to Brea Boulevard. State College Boulevard turns in Central Avenue. Berkeley is located on the southwest corner of Brea Boulevard and Central Avenue.

Posted on November, 13th 2004

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