San Diego Home Info by Gretchen Pagnotta
Fabulous 3/4 Bedroom Home Listed In Santaluz
If you have been waiting for a great property with all the bells and whistles behind the gates of Santaluz this is the one for you. This home has been highly upgraded with crown moldings, wide base, wood floors, custom kitchen cabinets…everything that the buyer today wants! Full of charm and style you will love the custom wrought iron drapery rods, railings, fireplace screens+ more. Total integration of outdoor patio space makes this Califonria living at its best! The backyard will not disappoint…enjoy entertaining with the stylish BBQ center, fire-pit, seating and listen to soothing water fountains. Priced at only $1,099,900 this will sell quickly! For your private tour email [email protected]
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Santaluz is Hot, Hot, Hot
Santaluz suffered the downturn with more than its share of distressed sales. Those days seem like a distant memory as the market has flipped into high gear in 2013! The short sales and foreclosures that have been sold and are now closing are the envy of todays buyers. Agents as well as home owners are in shock as they see prices escalate. People that purchased distressed sales are now the envy of their friends that stayed on the sidelines. The biggest question everyone has is “where is this market headed.” That is the zillion dollar question. I was honored at an Awards Luncheon the other day for top producers for Coldwell Banker. Jeff Culbertson,President of Coldwell Banker LA,Orange County, Desert and San Diego was siting near me. I asked him what his opinion was on the current market. He told me more than 60% of all sales in LA and Orange County have been all cash. In all the counties he stated agents were telling him sellers were experiencing multiple offers and increases in pricing. The SD Union reported on 4/24/2013 that mortgage defaults were the lowest since 2005. Repossessions are shrinking as banks try to work with home owners in modifying their payments with the Homeowners Bill of Rights Program. In March SD Union reported SD County prices hit a 5 year high reaching a median of $380,000. That is a 19% increase from the same time last year using Data Quick statisics.
Selling a Santaluz Home
We have lived in Santaluz for 10 years and love to share the Santaluz lifestyle with people. It is not just about a house/floor plan in this community. We have a saying…you can buy a nice home in many places but the Santaluz lifestyle is UNIQUE. I hear all the time from people that they never really understood what that meant. They ended up purchasing in Santaluz and then learned very quickly that it was easy to make friends, fun to go for coffee and a chat at Fresh Roast, easy to schedule fitness classes at the gym and great fun to walk the trails with their favorite 4 legged companion. If you are considering a sale and want us to share the Santaluz Lifestyle with potential buyers let us know. We are committed to getting people the highest price for their homes and providing global reach marketing with our Coldwell Banker support! All products are in demand; Casitas, Sentinels, Posadas, Garden Homes, Belsera Warmington, Davidsons, Spanish Bungalows and customs. You have a choice with the agent you select to market your home…make it the agents with a strong reputation of working hard, trustworthy and having cutting edge marketing!
Buying a Santaluz Home
Since we live and have sold many homes in Santaluz we know the floorplans and community! Tell us what you are looking for and we will put out our radar to match ypur preferences. Give me a shout at [email protected]
Home That Have Sold in Santaluz in 2013
For detailed report on Santaluz homes that have sold click here!
10 Reasons San Diego is a Great City To Live!
Spring is here and we all can start enjoying the outdoors and our perfect 70 degree and sunny weather! I grew up on the East Coast so I have a great appreciation for our low humidity, lack of mosquitoes and absence of snow! Having gone to college in upstate New York I remember when we had a few warm spring days we would head to the roof tops of our dorms with suntan oil and aluminum foil boards in hand to soak up the first rays of the season. Unfortunately those of us who did this are now seeing our dermatologists on a regular basis. I just purchased a full body sun suit for my grandson (available at Costco) so his skin will be protected while enjoying the pool or beach. We are all trained now to be armed with sunscreen and a wide brimmed hat as we can head to the pool, beach or a hike and enjoy the spring weather and sun.
There are 10 really fun events this month….a little something for everyone, Cinco de Mayo in Old Town is always fun and a great excuse to have some good Mexican food and a Margarita! The Chocolate Festival is hard to resist for chocoholics….wine is normally served also. Carlsbad Spring Street Faire reminds us how great downtown Carlsbad is and with 900 vendors there are lots of shopping opportunities!If you want to start your fitness program build up to the half marathon for SD Zoo + Safari Park…reminder also to purchase your yearly pass to the park as their nightly programs are fabulous! For the cowboys and cowgirls the Ramona Rodeo is full of events including barrel racing. The Escondido Street Faire attracts 500 vendors and is a family friendly event. Plan your monthly activities now!
Purchasing a Home In San Diego
If one of your goals for the season is to sell or purchase a home give us a call. We sell and list all over North San Diego County and have 30 years of proven experience helping people like you! Send a quick request [email protected] With the low inventory and builders releasing very limited supply of homes buyers more than even need an agent that can get offers accepted and builders to call them first off cancellations or priority lists!
Here are some great events for the month for you to enjoy:
Del Sur Community New Listing
Run, don’t walk to this charming Sentinel home in popular Del Sur. Sited on a hilltop lot with panoramic views of the hillsides you will have to remind yourself that you are in California and not the hills of Tuscany! Ocean breezes are yours along with watching the balloons from Del Mar passing in the afternoons. I am told that Del Sur is about 9 miles to the coast as the crow flies. This particular home was a model built by John Laing Luxury homes. Unfortunately this builder went under right at the start of this project. Davidson homes took over and built a few Sentinels and now Bridgefield homes plans to build some. None of the other Sentinels have the upgrades and location this home has! If you want the best this is it!
15688 Beltaire Lane is Loaded With Upgrades
The list is so long but includes travertine flooring in living areas, gorgeous granite counters in the kitchen and utility room, top of the line appliances including Thermador stainless 6 burner range top, convention/bake oven, micro, warming drawer, and 2 built in refrigerators again in gorgeous stainless. The stainless apron or farmhouse sink is my favorite. The cabinets are richly stained and the kitchen and master bathroom cabinets have wood drawer framework. The lighting fixtures were carefully chosen with many extra overhead canned lights. All the window coverings are custom and neutral so they will blend with any decor. The baths all have custom tile and or stone finishes. Multiple french doors lead to exterior patios. A gorgeous spa is located right outside the master suite on the ground floor. Did I mention views, views views! Enjoy the virtual tour by clicking on the link below:
Sentinels Are Extremely Popular
The Sentinels were first built in Santaluz. They were immediately popular and continue to be in high demand. There is nothing like them! They are clustered in a “pod” with cobblestone courtyard entry. They all have lovely patios that extend the living space. They are a perfect “turn key go” home where yard maintenance is at a minimum yet privacy and living style are at maximized. There is so much architectural interest with arch ways, stonework and multiple windows and french doors. Living in Santaluz I do specialize in both Santaluz and the Del Sur communities. The myriad of social activities and is endless. What I really like about Del Sur are the multiple parks and solar heated pools. A new park/pool is being built in walking distance to this home!
For more information on this fabulous community go to: http://sandiegohomeinfoblog.com/del-sur-communities/
To schedule your own tour of this home contact me: [email protected]
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Rancho Bernardo 92127 Is Seeing a Rise in Prices Year to Date 2013
The 92127 zip code covers the communities west of I-15 including the newer communities of 4S Ranch, Del Sur, The Lakes, Crosby and Santaluz as well as some of the established RB neighborhoods.
The Median Sales Price in March was $805,000, up 31.5% from $612,000 in March of 2012 and up 9.6% from $734,727 last month. The Average Sales Price in March was $976,810, up 14.4% from $854,195 in March of 2012 and down -1.3% from $989,554 last month. March 2013 ASP was at highest level compared to March of 2012 and 2011.
Inventory is Down From Last Year
Rancho Bernardo, as well as many other areas in San Diego does not have a sufficient amount of homes available to sell. Since this is a popular area for home buyers due to location and excellent schools the demand is great. Low inventory with increased demand is creating a rise in pricing.
The Total Inventory of Properties available for sale as of March was 96, up 5.5% from 91 last month and down -49.5% from 190 in March of last year. March 2013 Inventory was at the lowest level compared to March of 2012 and 2011.
A comparatively lower MSI is more beneficial for sellers while a higher MSI is better for buyers. The March 2013 MSI of 2.5 months was at its lowest level compared with March of 2012 and 2011.
Do you need an evaluation of what your home would sell for?? You might be surprised! Contact me [email protected]
The Price Per Square Foot is Higher
The Selling Price per Square Foot is a great indicator for the direction of Property values. Since Median Sales Price and Average Sales price can be impacted by the ‘mix’ of high or low end Properties in the market, the selling price per square foot is a more normalized indicator on the direction of Property values. The March 2013 Selling Price per Square Foot of $299 was up 9.5% from $273 last month and up 18.7% from $252 in March of last year.
Santaluz Prices March Upward
The area designated as Santaluz for MLS data includes the gated Santaluz community centered around the Rees Jones Golf Course and encompassing both custom as well as production homes as well as the communities of Verrazano, Santa Monica and Mirasol. The following data has been taken from Coldwell banker Market Quest site and is year to date 2013.
The Median Sales Price in March was $922,750, up 17.5% from $785,000 in March of 2012 . The Average Sales Price in March was $1,177,083, up 7.2% from $1,097,557 in March of 2012 and up 21.0% from $973,091 last month. March 2013 ASP was at a mid range compared to March of 2012 and 2011.
Lack of Inventory Driving Prices Higher in Santaluz
The Total Inventory of Properties available for sale as of March was 28, down -3.4% from 29 last month and down -54.1% from 61 in March of last year. March 2013 Inventory was at the lowest level compared to March of 2012 and 2011.
A comparatively lower MSI is more beneficial for sellers while a higher MSI is better for buyers. The March 2013 MSI of 4.7 months was at its lowest level compared with March of 2012 and 2011.
Click here to get all sales with cooperating brokers in Santaluz year to date.
Santaluz Market Time is Getting Shorter
With increased demand and county wide a lack of inventory the time a home sits on the market is lower this year.
The average Days On Market(DOM) shows how many days the average Property is on the Market before it sells. An upward trend in DOM tends to indicate a move towards more of a Buyer’s market, a downward trend a move towards more of a Seller’s market. The DOM for March was 82, up 28.1% from 64 days last month and down -45.3% from 150 days in March of last year. The March 2013 DOM was at its lowest level compared with March of 2012 and 2011. If you need an evaluatioin of what your home would sell for and you live in North San Diego County let us know! [email protected]
Sales Prices of Homes in 92127
The median sales price in February was $734,727, up 8.0% from $680,000 in February of 2012 and up 5.9% from $694,000 last month. The average sales price in February was $989,554, up 26.2% from $784,018 in February of 2012 and up 13.2% from $873,959 last month. February 2013 ASP was at a mid range compared to February of 2012 and 2011.
Inventory is Down Creating Demand for Homes in 92127
The total inventory of properties available for sale as of February was 90, up 1.1% from 89 last month and down -53.4% from 193 in February of last year. February 2013 Inventory was at the lowest level compared to February of 2012 and 2011.
A comparatively lower MSI is more beneficial for sellers while a higher MSI is better for buyers. The February 2013 MSI of 3.2 months was at its lowest level compared with February of 2012 and 2011.
Selling Price per Sqft for Homes in 92127
The selling price per square foot is a great indicator for the direction of property values. Since median sales price and average sales price can be impacted by the ‘mix’ of high or low end properties in the market, the selling price per square foot is a more normalized indicator on the direction of property values. The February 2013 selling price per square foot of $273 was up 1.1% from $270 last month and up 9.2% from $250 in February of last year.
Get Ready to Pitche, Ditch and Donate
Lyn Santina, with Clutter Transformations, The SCC and myself decided Santaluz needed to spring clean. Have you been waiting to get rid of clothes you and your family no longer wear, fit or even like. How about electronics that are not working or have been replaced..get rid of all the STUFF! There are so many garages filled to the brim..wouldn’t it be nice to pull your car in and have the mental freedom of pitching all that stuff that has not been unpacked in 5 years! Since Alan and I move every few years I am a really good pitcher and ditcher. I also am a firm believer that those size 8 pants will never grace this body despite all the pilates classes and Ambers private sessions I take. So take advantage of this opportunity to shred documents, pitch electronics and household items. Click on the flyer below…and open the closets, garage and house this weekend and start sorting for this event. It is Saturday March 30, 9-123 and the Design Review Office, 14885 Caminto Del Sur. Shredding is limited to a few Banker’s Boxes and a $5.00 donation/box. Goodwill Industries of San Diego is graciously helping with this event. As a resident of Santaluz and active real estate agent here I wanted to support our community with this event!
Santaluz Home Sales Are Sizzling in 2013
Inventory is at an all time low in Santaluz. When homes are priced correctly they sell quickly. We are now seeing an increase in pricing and time will tell whether the new price levels will be sustained. Housing is very much like the stock market. As long as there are willing buyers paying the prices offered, a new price threshold is set. The following represents year to date sales with all cooperating brokers. Some new properties just came on the market priced that look like fabulous opportunities. If you are looking for homes between $900,000-$5,000,000 Santaluz may have just what you are looking for! Santaluz is our home and we would love to share the community with you! Contact us for your tour. For detailed information on closed sale click here!
Awards Given To 2012 Sales Associates for Coldwell Banker San Diego Region
Alan and I had another record breaking year in 2012. We are appreciative for all our clients who believe in us and continue to recommend us to their friends, family and business associates. We are also so thankful for all the people we meet on the Internet! Since more than 90% of people search on the Internet it is a great introduction!
Coldwell Banker continues to provide us with the most comprehensive internet marketing and support system. They have embraced mobile platforms and this year will bring the popular The View print magazine to the web teaming up with the Wall Street Journal for even more exposure. Our San Diego team of agents provides up with the largest network of agents who help us in selling our listings and also providing us with their properties. With so few homes on the market we are are able to “spread the word” to our multiple offices to find properties to sell!
Selling a home in San Diego requires both domestic and international exposure. In the past month I have worked with referrals from Washington state, Florida, Minnesota, The Bay area and China. We focus on a local area that is appealing to people who need to narrow their search from San Diego to a specific neighborhood and community of North San Diego. With more than 25 years of selling we know the neighborhoods, school systems and can find the perfect match for our clients!
Do you want information on a certain neighborhoods?? Neighborhood information is here!