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CASTAIC, CA– MBK Homes' new neighborhood of Saratoga has received hundreds of visitors during the model grand opening celebration. Situated at the very top of the hill in the popular Hillcrest community in Castaic, Saratoga has some of the best views of the area, making the setting truly spectacular. Sales and interest have been very strong for these generously sized homes, which present exquisite architectural styles combined with dramatic mountain and valley views. Making the homes even more attractive are the large, pool-sized home sites that offer plenty of possibilities.

"Five homes are now available for year-end move-ins. Each offers a fabulous location with an irresistible view and on top of being in your new home for the holidays you can move-in saving with our year-end move-in package." said Tim Kane, vice president of MBK Homes. "These homes offer such a great value that they are certain to appreciate because of the fabulous surrounding area, freeway close location, quality craftsmanship and panoramic views.

The value that Saratoga offers is especially impressive when you consider that nowhere else in the surrounding area can you buy a home of this caliber for the same price. Similar homes on lots, in nearby Stevenson Ranch and Valencia sell for tens of thousands of dollars more. Buyers who compare the differences will be glad they did."

Saratoga residents will benefit from a convenient freeway-close location and the opportunity to live within a highly regarded school district. Saratoga's expansive two-story designs offer 2,742 to 3,266 square feet with four to seven bedrooms and three baths. Priced from the low $300,000s, every plan includes a standard three-car garage.

School-age children at Saratoga are within walking distance of the elementary and middle schools, enabling them to enjoy a more leisurely pace getting to school. The highly regarded Castaic School District administers the elementary and middle schools while the award-winning William S. Hart School District administers the high school.

Huge gourmet kitchens with center islands, large fireplace-warmed family rooms, formal living and dining rooms and sumptuous master suites with expansive walk-in closets top the list of the rooms with special design elements. Varying plans will take on the added dimension of a handy loft, a secluded den or an optional bonus room, and every plan gives buyers the opportunity to transform a section of the garage into an extra bedroom on the first floor that's ideal for overnight guests.

The homes will create a dramatic first impression with a variety of architectural styles, including California, Mission, Mediterranean and Tuscan-influenced, while selected plans will be accented by charming front porches or split-design garages that frame an inviting entry courtyard.

Designed by the architecturally renowned architect Danielian Associates, these homes will create a dramatic first impression with a variety of architectural styles, including California, Mission, Mediterranean and Tuscan-influenced, while selected plans will be accented by charming design elements such as, front porches or split-design garages that frame an inviting entry courtyard. These special design-enhancing features are what lead many homeshoppers to be drawn in by Saratoga.

Situated next to the Saratoga collection is the highly regarded The Highlands at Hillcrest neighborhood. This successful neighborhood is over half sold-out so buyers should not delay. Prices start in the low $200,000s with three spacious, two-story floorplans ranging from approximately 1,955 to 2,253 square feet. Homes include three to five bedrooms, two and one-half to three baths, formal living and dining rooms, and fireplace-warmed family rooms.

Located within the secluded setting of the new master-planned community of Hillcrest, just minutes from the freeway, shopping, commuting and traveling are all convenient to Saratoga and The Highlands. Both neighborhoods are also located near the beautiful Castaic Lake, a 9,000-acre state recreational park that features both power boating and water sports activities and a peaceful lagoon for non-power boats and swimming during the warmer months.

With its keen attention to detail, MBK Homes Ltd. is dedicated to delivering superior craftsmanship in every home it builds. MBK chooses its locations carefully, building its neighborhoods in family-oriented communities within well-respected school districts. 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, Annandale in North Fontana, The Highlands and Saratoga at Hillcrest in Castaic, Heritage and Traditions at The Oaks in Murrieta and MBK Homes at Emerald Square. For more information on any of these communities, please call (888) 943-HOME or visit the company's website at

To visit Saratoga and The Highlands, take Interstate 5 north and exit at Hasley Canyon Road. Hasley Canyon Road is located approximately 9 miles north of Valencia. Take the overpass over Interstate 5, then turn right onto The Old Road. Continue approximately one-half mile and turn left onto Hillcrest Parkway. Follow Hillcrest Parkway to the sales center at the top of the hill on the left. As and added convenience, MBK now welcomes brokers. At Saratoga and The Highlands six furnished models are open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and additional information is available by calling (661) 702-9995 or by visiting the website at

Posted on September, 6th 2000

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