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4S Ranch Floorplans
Focus on Talavera Floorplans in 4S Ranch 92127
4S Ranch is a planned area in North San Diego County. It is popular because it has a variety of floorplans that will suit the needs of many home buyers. Poway Unified School District services the area. Many of the schools are in walking distance. I own a home in 4S Ranch and enjoy introducing people to this wonderful area!
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4S Ranch Floorplans Are Buyers Favorites!
These smaller homes are perfect for investrosm first time buyers or people just looking to have more time on the beach than cleaning and maintaining large homes! they are well planned and have patio space for outdoor entertaining. Located on quiet streets they are ideal for families with small children. The Poway Schools are highly rated and serve these homes. Walk to elementary schools, a newer junior and senior high school make 4S Ranch a popular community. Prices start in the low $400′s.
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Welcome to Terreno in 4S Ranch!
These spacious homes will suit the needs of people who want space to entertain! The 3 car garages are also wonderful for multiple cars and all the toys (adult as well as children!). 4S Ranch is a wonderful neighborhood to call home. There are multiple parks, a Boys and Girls Club, 4S Commons Shopping Center, walking paths and a fabulous school system. Located just 30 minutes from downtown San Diego and 20 minutes to the sands of Del Mar this area is convenient for communting, travel and play! If you would like a tour of this community and viewings of homes in your price range we are here to help. We own a home in 4S as an investment and are familar with the various floorplans and areas! Contact us!
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Plan 1 – Villa Francesca
4 Bedrooms, 4.5 Bathrooms
3,552-3,812 Sq. Ft.
Plan 2 – Villa Molino
5 Bedrooms, 4.5 Bathrooms
3,676-3,877 Sq. Ft.
Plan 3 – Alessar
5 Bedrooms, 4.5 Bathrooms
3,726-3,976 Sq. Ft.
For more information please Contact me! I love 4S Ranch and own a home in this community! I am your 4S Ranch Real Estate Specialist!
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Attention San Diego Home Sellers!! Tell me What You Want!
I have written 3 blogs on this subject in the past few weeks. So far we have covered:
Now I want some input from you the customer! I love that word, “customer”. I use it often when seeing all types of people that provide me with a service including my doctors. Many people use the term “clients” but my belief is that all salespeople need to treat the people who are considering giving them their business as “customers.” In order to do this effectively we need obtain information as well as provide information. So, San Diego homeowners here is your chance to let me (as well as other real estate agents that read this) what your expectations are in a real estate agent who you are considering contracting with to sell your property.
Let’s explore the following topics:
PRICING YOUR HOME
Most real estate agents review what is available, what is in escrow and what has sold in the neighborhood their seller lives in. My husband goes 3 steps beyond this and graphs median prices, averages and a standard deviation. We also have viewed all the homes that are currently on the market the so we can provide our sellers with accurate information on how those homes compare with location, features and upgrades. Many times we have also seen the homes that have closed escrow.
Do you feel as a seller you will rely on this information in arriving at a price or do you want an agent to take the figure you have decided to use based on your own opinions/research. Also are you familiar with what we call Value Range Pricing where a range is given; “Seller will entertain offers between $599,900-$649,900.”
STAGING YOUR HOME For A Sale
Do you have expectations that your agents will help council you in staging your home? Are you willing to move furniture, store some items and purchase some items if it will make your home sell faster. If so what would you consider a reasonable budget for this? WE routinely walk a home and make suggestions room by room, see my blog on staging. Staging may not bring you more money although statistics have shown in most cases it does but I can assure you it leads to more interest and a faster sale. Also do you think this is a skill real estate agents should have or do you think it is reasonable to pay for a consultation from a person who does this for a business?
PREPARING YOUR HOME FOR SHOWINGS
Showing instruction are stated in the MLS for agents to follow when they need to set a time to view a property.There are many ways to schedule showings. Homes can be shown with a lock-box where agents call the owner and if they do not reach them leave a message for a time they will show the home . The home can be shown with an “Appointment Only” where an agents who has the buyer must contact either the listing agent or the owner to set a specific time to show the home. They may then either use a lock box if one is allowed, be shown the home with an agent or seller. Some people believe the higher priced homes are shown by appointment with the listing agent but we actually see many luxury homes on a lock-box especially if they are vacant. As a seller what do you think would be your preferred method of having your home shown?
ADVERTISING YOUR HOME FOR SALE
Research has shown a very small percent of homes sell off of print ads. That said the weekend newspapers are full of print picture ads. As a seller what are your expectations of advertising your home? If you were a buyer how would you begin your home search?
INTERNET EXPOSURE IN SELLING YOUR HOME
The percentage of people searching the web and ending up buying a home from their searches keeps rising. Lets face it, we search for almost everything on line. The information is everywhere, Realtor,com, Trulia, individual websites, blog sites (your are reading this),zillow and the list goes on. Same question, if you as a seller were looking for a home where would you look? What are your expectations for your agents. Would you expect a virtual tour, exposure on the major search engines, U-Tube..tell me what your expectations would be.
COMMUNICATION THROUGHOUT THE LISTING
My husband and I pride ourselves on this topic. We communicate because time and time again our customers have told us they did not get adequate communication from a real estate agent they had formerly worked with. We like to discover what our sellers prefer, email or phone contact with updates. Updates include hits on the internet (Realtor.com makes it super easy), our personal websites, showing feedback, market activity and suggestions for price adjustments and objections to overcome. Your are in the drivers seat…how often would you like to hear from your agent and what information do you want them to provide and in what format?
OPEN HOUSES SELL HOUSES
So many times we hear that sellers think Open Houses” are good for the agent in bringing them buyers but not in selling their home. I agreed with this up until the Internet provided so much information. My husband and I hold regular open houses as we see so many buyers preferring to come to open houses once they have researched the Internet. Most have not established a loyal relationship with a real estate agent. We strongly feel it gives a seller a strong advantage to let their neighbors know their home is for sale and to take a peek. Neighbors can be a huge source of potential buyers as they tell their friends, business associates about a home for sale in their neighborhood. After all most people do like where they live! In addition it is a way for busy working people to view homes in neighborhoods they are considering without necessarily having to make an appointment with an agent. As a seller do you value or see the importance of Open Houses? Would you want them and at what frequency? Have you ever sold one of your homes from an Open House?
So these are some of the hot topics but please, don’t hold back! Tell us what you want when selling your home! Oh, and by the way we know you want to pay 1% but that was not part of the discussion. Just a reminder though on this subject. Commissions are negotiable with brokers. That said you will not get Nordstrom Service and Quality for Kmart pricing. You do however deserve the highest degree of service from full service brokers and that is why we want to hear from you, THE CUSTOMER! Email me!
If you live in Del Sur, 4S Ranch, Santaluz, Penasquitos, Poway or Rancho Bernardo and need to have an evaluation on the value of your home please let us know! No obligation!
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Santaluz Community is Popular With Families
Members of Santaluz Club can enjoy great activities throughout the year with Camp Santaluz. In the summer a full camp program is offered with the starting age of 4 years. There is swimming, tennis, crafts, education and many more planned imaginative activities closely supervised. Throughout the year there are other “Camps” organized over the school vacations to allow children to be with their friends and enjoy activities.Membership in the Santaluz Club is by application and does not come with owning a home within the Santaluz. Currently the Hacienda Level Membership Equity membership is a one time fee of $12,500 and monthly dues of $185.00. The Hacienda Level membership is available only to residents that live within the gated “Santaluz proper” neighborhood. For more infomation go to my other blogs on Santaluz! There are Spa and Golf Memberships avialable for people who reside either in Santaluz or other neighborhoods. Read my blog that highlights the various levels of membership: http://sandiegohomeinfoblog.com/2010/11/09/santaluz-new-years-eve-celebration/
There are so many club and community activities throughout the year in the Santaluz Community. This is a neighborhood where you will know your neighbors and never run out of fun activities to do! Children attent award winning Poway Unified School District. Read my other blogs on Santaluz: Click here! I live in Santaluz and am a specialist in this wonderful neighborhood! Let me know if you would like a tour or more information on all the various homes available in this neighborhood!
5898 Copeley Dr. Suite 300 | San Diego, CA 92111 US
4+ Bedroom Short Sale Approved at $485,000!
If you are looking for a great home and a great value..look no further! Buyer just walked which created an opportunity for you! This is a 5 bedroom, 3 bath home, @2468 sqft with a view and fabulous updates. The master and 2 bedrooms are on the 1st floor, 2 huge bedrooms, laundry room, bath and a bonus room are on the 2nd level. The yard is private and quiet. The fabulous Westwood Community Club is available for the entire family to enjoy. Best part …besides home, property and price…NO MELLO ROOS and a HOA of only $365 per year!
Lenders approved short sale at $515,000 but you have to hurry on this one! VIEW: http://www.flashitfirst.com/Gallery/11217_florindo_rd_bt1/
Willow House Party
Willow House is the new name for what was previously “Southern Living”.
When: Thursday November 11, 7pm
Where: Gretchen Pagnotta’s Santaluz Resident 14271 Caminito Lazanja
What: Presentation of Creative Decorating and Decor Ideas and Easy Entertaining Ideas
Great quality and affordable gift ideas for clients, families, friends, your home!
Wine, Goodies, Friendship and Fun: Girls Only!
RSVP: [email protected]
If you cannot make it you can order on line at http://designwithjanet.willowhouse.com
You will have more fun if you join us!
Santaluz Club Plans a Fabulous New Year’s Celebration!
The Santaluz Club is going full out for its club members this New Year’s Eve. The activities offered on a regular basis with club membership are endless and will fill your calender! Recently we attended Comedy Nite and enjoyed a lovely buffet dinner and 2 comedians that were excellent! There are 3 levels of membership cutremntly available and many homes are sold with the transfer of a membership. The 3 levels currently offered are:
Santaluz Hacienda Level Membership:
- A 19,000 square foot Hacienda situated opposite the 11-acre Village Green
- Exceptional recreation, relaxation and services
- A resort-styled pool experience
- Competitive swim lanes
- 6 lighted tennis courts with stadium seating
- Indoor wood-floor basketball court
- Multipurpose room with stage
- Full fitness facility
- Outdoor activities courtyard
- Men’s and women’s locker facilities
- Fresh Roast – food and coffee house
- Poolside Grill
- The Hacienda Shop
- Camp Santaluz for the children
- Cardio-based fitness equipment
Santaluz Clubhouse and Spa Membership
- Clubhouse dining
- The Spa at Santaluz, located within The Clubhouse, a fully dedicated private retreat featuring:
- Men’s and women’s locker rooms
- “The Ladies Robe Lounge”
- Whirlpools and steam rooms
- Indoor fireplaces
- Indoor and outdoor showers and baths
- Water features and relaxation niches
- Treatments and services featuring:
- 5 Spa Villas, with private garden courtyards
- Full service massage and treatment programs
- Skin care
- Baths, scrubs and rubs
- Head, hand and foot treatments
- Educational wellness and nutrition programs
Santaluz Golf Course Membership
With a total of 400 exclusive, private-equity Golf memberships originally available, less than 200 still remain at the Santaluz Club. It is the ultimate way to enhance your Santaluz lifestyle experience to the fullest through golf and relaxation. Beyond use of the Championship, Rees Jones-designed golf course, golf members will enjoy full access to the Hacienda and the Clubhouse and Spa. In addition to full Hacienda, Clubhouse and Spa privileges, this membership provides unlimited access to the:
- Championship, Rees Jones – designed golf course
- Authentic California Ranch-style clubhouse, encompassing:
- Full service formal and informal dining
- Extensive resort-styled spa facilities
- Men’s and women’s lounges and locker rooms
- Activity direction and coordination among members
The Santaluz Club is a perfect location to treat your guests or reward your staff with the luxuries of life. Corporate Membership at the Santaluz Club offers either a (2) or (3) person designee program with incentives to share.
For current pricing and a tour of the Santaluz Club Facilities Please contact me: [email protected]and I will make an appointment for you with the Club Director. I will also be happy to give you an overview of real estate in Santaluz and or surrounding areas! We have homes for sale and for lease.
We live, sell,lease, trade homes and play in Santaluz as the Santaluz Resident Specialists!