San Diego Home Info by Gretchen Pagnotta
Archive for the 'Belsera' Category
If you have been searching for large 1-story homes in San Diego you can end your search now selecting one of the many gorgeous One-story homes for sale in Santaluz. For those of you unfamiliar with Santaluz let me give you a quick summary. Santaluz is a guard gated luxury community just north of San Diego and about 11 miles from the coast. The climate is wonderful. You wake up to sunshine (vs fog closer to the coast), have gentle ocean breezes and very few extremes in temperature. The community is built around a Ress Jones Golf course and The Santaluz Club anchors the community with 3 levels of membership. The community has abundant open space and miles of walking trails. It is a friendly community offering many HOA and informal clubs and social activities. I tell people they will have their social calenders full within a few weeks of moving into this vibrant community. Another plus to this community is it is part of the Poway Unified School District.
Homes in Santaluz start in the high $700,000′s and reach over $6 million. There are one story homes available starting at 2200 sqft for a Casita or a Sentinel, 2900 for a Plan 1 Spanish Bungalow, 3300 for a Garden Home, 3878 for a Plan 1 Belsera and 5000+ for the Posada homes. Currently there are a cluster of Posada homes. These homes have always been popular. Built by Taylor Woodrow the floor plans suit the needs of many buyers and they are located on some of the best lots. They start at $2,125,000 for 5000 sqft. One of the larger models features a gorgeous center court yard.
I have floorplans of all these homes so if you are interested let me know! Also if you would like a tour of some Santaluz homes in your price range contact me; [email protected]
If you are a Santaluz Homeowner for sale we would welcome the opportunity to provide our marketing plan. We focus on selling one home at a time so we can provide our undivided attention and marketing to your home. Bringing the power of the #1 Brokerage Coldwell Banker as well as our focus on your property we can provide you with the best marketing and internet exposure. One of my favorite homes currently for sale with a cooperating Sandicor brokerage is:
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Santaluz Featured Home of the Week.
I picked this Santaluz home as the featured home of the week because of the versatility of this home. It can accommodate the needs of an active family and is perfect for spacious entertaining. It has a casita which would work great for your guests, teens, nanny or mother in law. The home is in showcase condition and offers multiple exterior and interior patios to enjoy outdoor living in San Diego’s coveted weather. Bring family and friends over to enjoy the media center, cook up something special in the gourmet kitchen with butler pantry or step outside and grill in one of the outdoor entertaining areas. It is a great party house!
Ideally located close to shopping, restaurants and numerous hiking trails, golf courses and parks. This Santaluz home is within the acclaimed Poway Unified School District, a national leader in public education. It is in a gtaed neighborhood which is built around a Rees Jones Golf Course.
Ideal for empty nesters who demand space and style. Retire in Santaluz and play golf everyday in the sunshine.
If this home is not what you are looking for in the Santaluz area of 92127 please let us know exactly what your requirements are for your next home and we can work together to find your dream home; [email protected]
To read more about Santaluz go to my other Santaluz Blogs! We can provide you with excellent buyer representation. To view homes for sale in Santaluz 92127 area please click here to search the available homes. (“homes showcased are listed by various participants in the MLS”)
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14271 Caminito Lazanja Open Sunday 1-4
This is a 4 bedroom luxury Warmington built home @ 4260 sqft. highly upgraded on a private parklike lot. Come view this property and get information on The Santaluz Community! We list, sell, lease and trade hones in this vibrant community as resident realtors! Click on the QR codes below to get all the listing in Santaluz!
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Belsera homes by Warmington Homes are nestled in the award winning Gated Santaluz community. Santaluz is a planned coastal close community adjacent to Fairbanks Ranch and Rancho Santa Fe. It comprises 3800 acres of rolling hills landscaped to preserve the natural terrain and characteristics of “Early California.” There are 942 home sites providing a variety of architectural styles, sizes and features. There is an abundance of open space and miles of biking and hiking trails are intertwined throughout the community. The Santaluz Club offers a Rees Jones Golf Course, swimming pool, spa, restaurants and fitness facilities. Get more Santaluz home information here.
Homes in Santaluz start in the mid-$700′s and these Warmington homes will range from $1.1-$1.3.
The Belsera homes feature an architectural styling influenced by early California estate homes with a Tuscan Farmhouse, Spanish colonial and Traditional designs. Encouraging an active lifestyle and love of outdoors these homes offer charming covered front porches, courtyards or loggia. These beautiful custom homes range in size from 3,851 to more than 4,700 square feet and three to five bedrooms, up to five and one-half baths and three and four car garages. View the Belesera Homes floorplans here.
If you are looking for a home in the Santaluz community please contact The Pagnotta Team for a list of the lastest homes on the market and the new construction. We are in this community almost daily previewing inventory and showing properties! To visit any Sanataluz homes currently on the market or coming on the market soon please contact us -[email protected]
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We also actively sell homes within North County including Rancho Bernardo, Poway, Rancho Penasquitos all served by Poway Unified Schools District. Our office is in Carmel Valley so we actively represent home sellers and buyers for the Carmel Valley neighborhoods.
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Propositon 8 Helps Home Owners Who Purchased During Peak Market Periods
Many people are unaware of a new State Law which is called Proposition 8. Under this new law, property owners that own homes that have fallen below their assessed value can request a temporary reduction in their tax bill. When the market value as of January 1, 2012 falls below the assessed value established by the the Assessor’s Office, home owners can file for an Application for Review of Assessment prior to April 30, 2012. They must complete this form and also provide data such as comparable sales, a recent appraisal and/or current market activity. The closed sales need to be of similar properties and ideally occur between 10/1/11-3/31/12. Many neighborhoods have had a significant impact on values due to short sales and bank owned properties selling at very low prices.
The Pagnotta Team May Be Able To Help You
If you have interest in doing this we are happy to help you! Just contact us with your address and we can send you closed sales that are most like your home! You may receive solicitations for people who will charge you for this. A homeowner can easily complete the form and if you live in our service areas we will help you with closed sales. For further information please go to: www.sdarcc.com.
To determine your assessed value refer to your current tax bill focusing on the upper right hand corner.
It is important to note you still may disagree with the response you receive from the assessor. At that time you can pursue your requests by filing an application with the Clerk of Assessment Appeals between July 2 and November 30.
Further information can be obtained here.
If you need our help with a list of closed sales please contact us at [email protected]
This is not intended to be tax advice. Please consult your CPA or tax professional to obtain tax advice.
Santaluz Market Trends Year to Date
I will provide complete year end trend and statistics but today am reviewing uo to 12/23/11. Out of 64 closed sales year to date within the gates of Santaluz, 23 were noted in the MLS as distressed sales. Distressed sales are short sales or bank owned REO). The distressed sales drag down values but are not always the best values due to location and condition. The buyer is purchasing “as is” and may have to make improvements. The short sales require long escrow periods. I know of several short sales where lenders refused offers and yet in the final process and after continued market periods ended up accepting even lower offers. This can be frustrating to both buyers and sellers.
Santaluz Lowest Priced Home Closed in 2011
The lowest price home to close in 2011 was a Spanish Bungalow, Plan 1 single story, 2970 sq ft on 14649 Caminito Lazanja. This was a lovely home that was purchased in 2005 for $1,150,000. It was listed for $850,000 in 2010, lowered to $695-750,000 range and finally closed as a short sale at $618,000. This home was in escrow a few times while awaiting a lenders approval for a short sale. This is a prime example of never knowing what a lender will accept for a sale and when they will accept it. This is why many buyers will make multiple offers on homes and why they “walk” because they may take an accepted offer on another home they have a contract on. If you want more information on purchasing or selling short sales we are always available to guide you in the process.
Factors Affecting Value in Santaluz Homes
Location, location, location is always a huge factor in value. The locations in Santaluz that are least desirable have road noise (Camino Del Sur is only getting busier with increased traffic noise), back to other homes with little privacy as far as angle and landscaping, are in the direct path of golf balls (evidence is the multiple golf balls) and yard size. Naturally the homes that are most desirable have views, lovely backyards with space for entertaining and money spent on hardscape, well planned floor plans (customs can be too ”unique”) and homes that are well maintained with desirable features.
Closings for Santaluz Production Homes in 2011 uder 5000 sqft
The production homes are all the homes that are not “custom.” The total number of production homes are 71 Davidson, 65 Warmington (Belsera), 64 Spanish Bungalow, 63 Garden Homes, 55 Posadas, 50 Hacienda Sur,80 Sentinels and 80 casitas. The average from this list below is a closed sale of $998,636 for 4br/4ba at $291.27 sqft. In determining value we always separate the distressed sales from the o sales and then consider all factors in pricing a home. I will be writing a blog on what Santaluz Home sellers need to do to sell in 2012..stay tuned!
Closings for Santaluz
Closings for Santaluz Homes 5000 sqft+: I will write this blog at a later date..stay tuned!
Santaluz Home Sales for October 2011
The name of the game in Santaluz for October is “watch and wait.” There have been few closings as we wait for a number of homes to close escrow. We are one of the agents that have been waiting for a closing. The lenders are giving us reasons for sleepless nights as they delay loan approvals. When speaking with a well known and respected loan officer just yesterday we were in agreement on one thing, “preapproval means nothing.” It has become a standard practice in real estate to request buyers to be “preapproved” for a loan. In the past it was “prequalification.” Currently we have lenders run a credit report and obtain detailed information on a buyers employment history and assets. Somehow even going through a preliminary process does not insure the buyer will in fact pass all underwriting requirements and obtain a loan in a timely fashion. Our 17 day contingency periods stretch on leaving sellers frustrated and wondering if they really are going to close an escrow on their homes.
Santaluz Shorts Sales and Bank Sales Slow The Escrow Process
The homes that are offered as short sales require a longer escrow period. Once an offer is obtained on a short sale a Short sale package is submitted to the lender. This package has information on the owner such as a “hardship Letter”, their assets and justification for requesting a short sale and the offer on the property. The lender will request comparable sales and eventually the lender will do their own appraisal of the property. In the meantime, time marches forward. Many buyers simply will not wait for the process. When this happens the home goes back on the market and process starts all over again. The homes that are awaiting a lenders approval of the short sale is reported in Sandicor (MLS) as “Contingent.” Once the lender approves the offer it can be reported as “Pending.”
Santaluz Homes Currently in Escrow
The following homes are currently waiting to close an escrow. Let’s hope I can report them as a closed sale on a future blog!
SANTALUZ CONTINGENT SALES
1. Caminito Lazanja: 3892 sqft listed for $850,00-$875,000
2. Sentinel: 2545 sqft listed for $999,000
3. Tierra Tesoro: 4735 sqft( listed at 4259 sqft but it is a Plan 3 Belsera) listed at $1,100.000
4. Doug Hill: 4854 sqft listed at $1,499,000-$1,699,000
5. Northern Lights: 6336 sqft listed for $1,900,000
6. Northern Lights: 6990 sqft listed for $2,000,000-$2,200,876
SANTALUZ HOMES IN PENDING STATUS
1. Run Of The Knolls: 2900 sqft listed for $830,000
2. Santaluz Village Green East: 2,248 sqft listed for $839,900
3. Garden Ct: 3,323 sqft listed for $945,000
4. Briza Placida: 3,851 sqft listed for $$1,098,000
5. Caminito Camelia: 4,453 sqft listed for $999,000-$1,098,888.
6. Entrada Lazanja: 3,990 sqft listed for $1,199,000
7. Doug Hill Ct: 3,706 sqft listed for $1,199,900-$1,299,900
8. Montien Rd: 6,337 sqft listed for $$2,495,000
9. Cmto Santaluz East : 6,364 sqft listed for $2,749,000
10. Run Of The Knolls: 7,659 sqft listed for $2,995,000
11. Northern Lights: 8,859 sqft listed for $3,495,000
12. Doug Hill: 7,846 sqft listed for $3,995,000.
If you are curious about the current value of your home we are always happy to meet with you and provide a detailed market analysis. If you would like more information on Santaluz please review some of my Santaluz blogs including Market Trends. We live in Santaluz and are your Santaluz Resident Agent Realtors!
* The above information was taken from Sandicor on 10/30/2011 and is accurate but not guaranteed. It reflects activity by various participating brokers.
14271 Caminito Lazanja in Santaluz
Open House Sunday July 10
Warmington was the last “production builder in Santaluz. They offered 3 models for sale. The Plan 1 is all on one floor with 3800+ sq ft and the Plan 2 is 4260 sqft and the Plan 3 is 4735 sqft. Since I have owned 2 Warmington homes I have found them to be extremely well built and offering much architectural interest and style.
This home is currently offered for sale at $1,195,000-$1,275,000. Information on closed sales can easily be sent if you are interested; [email protected]
Santaluz Home Sales Are Brisk
We had a few closings last week! The activity in Santaluz has been excellent since the beginning if the year. We have seen an increase in interest from residents from Carmel Valley, Fairbanks Ranch, La Jolla and Rancho Santa Fe. There are people who want larger, smaller and most importantly the Santaluz lifestyle. With club memberships at very reasonable prices, prices way below their highs and great interest rates it is a fabulous time to take advantage of this market! When people tell me they are “waiting” I have to say, “For what?” There have been some exceptional properties as far as views, location, amenities and floorplans…I say if you see what you are looking for make a serious offer and start enjoying the Santaluz Lifestyle!8129 Santaluz Village Green South..a great Sentinel with an incredible view..2 story with master up. Closed at $(35,000 and was bank owned. I loved this home for all the upgrades and location!
For market trends go to www.SanDiegoHiomeInfoblog.com/Santaluz
Closed Santaluz Sales Last Week
8129 Santaluz Village Green South…a gorgeous Sentinel with a view…closed at $935,000..I loved this home!
7774 Doug Hill Ct…a semi custom one story 4/4 4300 sq ft that closed for $1,315,000. This was first a ssale and then went to foreclosure! What a great house!
14316 Salida del Sol…a lovely Warmington Belsera Plan2 on a large lot on a cul de sac that closed for $1,200,000 and was a traditional sale…I have 2 of this model currently listed!
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