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Big Sky's Grand New Homes on Large Lots Now Selling at Audie Murphy Ranch in Menifee

MENIFEE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 03/01/13 -- The recent model grand opening of Brookfield Homes' Big Sky neighborhood at Audie Murphy Ranch was the talk of the town, drawing more than 700 visitors to this new Menifee address. Enthusiastic guests spent a fun-filled day enjoying a variety of activities, which included a ribbon cutting ceremony with Mayor Scott Mann, Councilman John Denver and the Menifee Chamber of Commerce, a pancake breakfast and K-FROG radio opportunity drawing. Guests also enjoyed tours of the beautiful model homes for this family-oriented neighborhood, where big one- and two-story residences are now selling at prices starting from the low $300,000s.

"Our sales team was thrilled with the incredibly positive feedback from prospective homebuyers regarding the neighborhood's three model homes," said Rocky Tracy, Vice President of Sales for Brookfield Homes. "Big Sky's grand new homes were exceptionally designed to offer livable spaces for all stages in life and guests were delighted with the contemporary architecture and generous room sizes to accommodate a diversity of lifestyles and priorities. One-of-a-kind items that made a definite impression on guests included the deck option off the master bedroom in the Residence Three, as well as the option of a living suite, and the opportunity to purchase a single-story home. The neighborhood's view locations and large lots were also the topic of much conversation, especially among homeshoppers who want to fully experience their new home surroundings and the natural majesty of Audie Murphy Ranch."

Offering a scenic, elevated location within the community, Big Sky's new home designs range from approximately 2,790 to 3,800 square feet, with three to six bedrooms and 2.5 to 5.5 bathrooms plus a variety of room options to give families the flexibility they want. Three- and four-car oversized garages are ideal for buyers who need extra room for vehicles, sports equipment and tools. Generous lots afford homeowners the opportunity to dine and entertain outdoors.

The optional first-floor living suite with a preference to add a kitchenette is one of Big Sky's most innovative features. The living suite is located within the house, yet separated from the main living areas with a private side entrance, offering family members the privacy of their own living area, while still staying connected to the household. Additional highlights at Big Sky range from sizeable dining rooms to large spaces that can be utilized for crafting and other activities. Brookfield Homes appreciates that families require practical amenities and has designed Big Sky with super laundry rooms, large closets and plenty of storage space for toys and holiday decorations. Big Sky's desirable location will place residents within close proximity to local conveniences, including the Menifee Countryside Market and the Menifee Town Center. Visit Big Sky today and discover spacious, stylish and smart floorplan designs that deliver on Brookfield Homes' promise of creating the best places to live.

Audie Murphy Ranch is a new master-planned community set amidst 1,100 rolling acres of homes, parks and timeless beauty. Surrounded by magnificent trees and century-old rock formations, rugged silhouettes of the San Jacinto and San Bernardino mountains provide a majestic backdrop to this special destination. Under development by Brookfield Residential, the master plan community provides a variety of new home neighborhoods for classic family living. Bordering an ecological preserve, Salt Creek is within the center of Audie Murphy Ranch, while miles of meandering trails and paseos link residents to community amenities. Three planned public parks including an 11-acre, future sports park will provide an abundance of recreational opportunities, including a baseball and soccer field, basketball courts, tennis courts, playgrounds and picnic areas with lighting. There's even a future skateboard park and proposed dog park for the family pet. The private recreational center will be the centerpiece of community fun. Once completed, residents will enjoy a swimming pool, spa, children's pool, barbecues, picnic areas, playgrounds and a 3,500 square foot recreation building for special events. Students of all ages have access to a great education under the Menifee Union School District and Perris Union High School District, as well as charter school opportunities. The community's location near the I-15 and I-215 freeways offers convenient access to business and leisure from San Diego to San Bernardino. For more details, please visit www.AudieMurphyRanch.com.

To visit Big Sky at Audie Murphy Ranch from the I-15 North or South, exit Railroad Canyon, which turns into Newport Road and pass Goetz Road. Turn right on Derby Hill Drive, right on Stage Coach Road and left on Buckboard Lane. The models are located on your right, at 30535 Buckboard Lane, Menifee, CA 92584. From the I-215 North or South, exit Newport Road and go west. Proceed on Newport Road, turn left on Derby Hill Drive, right on Stage Coach Road and left on Buckboard Lane. The models will be on your right. The Big Sky Sales Office and Model Homes are open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Wednesdays from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, please call 888.537.9633 or visit www.BigSkyBrookfield.com.

About Brookfield Homes

Brookfield Homes Los Angeles, a division of Brookfield Residential, is committed to being more than a homebuilder. We strive to create the best places to call home. The Brookfield Homes Los Angeles team has the passion, the expertise and the local knowledge to craft homes and neighborhoods that speak to homebuyers at every stage of life. We are an award-winning homebuilder and industry leader with an exceptional reputation for quality, design, and customer service. For more information, please visit www.BrookfieldLA.com.

About Brookfield Residential Properties

A leading North American land developer and homebuilder, Brookfield Residential operates in 10 markets with two operating divisions. Brookfield Communities entitles and develops land for the communities we develop, and also sells lots to third-party builders. Brookfield Homes designs, builds and markets our single and multi-family residences. Brookfield Residential is listed on the NYSE and TSX under the symbol BRP. For more information, visit www.brookfieldrp.com.

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