For Tiffany and Leon Ollison, the search for their first home started in the competitive Southern California housing market, where investors often have the advantage over everyday families. They made ten offers on homes in Los Angeles, only to be outbid every time.
Discouraged but not ready to give up on finding their family’s dream home, the Ollisons searched Google for builders in California. “McCaffrey was among the first few websites that populated,” says Tiffany. “When we clicked the page it was a picture of the model home kitchen. It was stunning! I said, ‘That’s it, that’s our home!’”
With the capability to work from anywhere, Tiffany and Leon explored options by McCaffrey Homes at Tesoro Viejo in Madera County with their two daughters in tow. “The homes offered by McCaffrey were more than just a beautiful home,” they said. “McCaffrey Homes was offering a community and a lifestyle.”
Tiffany and Leon landed on the Valley Oak plan with a Contemporary Rustic elevation in the McCaffrey Homes Oaks neighborhood, which checked all of the boxes for their relocating family. “Our home needed to provide private office space for my husband and I, as we now work remotely,” Tiffany says. “McCaffrey Homes was the ONLY builder that offered a multi-gen on the first floor that could sincerely be closed off from the rest of the house. It was important to us that we maintain a separation between our home and work life.”
From there, the building process took off, with the guidance of their McCaffrey Homes Community Representative, Janice. “She really just took care of us from day one,” the Ollisons added. “We instantly felt like we were making the right decision. Janice was diligent in communicating with us and was sincerely our advocate.”
Even in the midst of the pandemic, the Ollisons found the process to be relatively painless, and their new home truly suits their needs – and then some. When asked what their favorite home features are, Tiffany had plenty to say. “The size, the staircase, the backyard, the loft for my girls, the pantry, my stand alone tub, my office’s separate entrance and my walk-in closet! This would have been an easier question to answer had you asked what I DON’T LIKE about my new home. The answer would have then been NOTHING! There is NOTHING I don’t like about our new home.”
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