San Diego Home Info by Gretchen Pagnotta
12666 Pacato Circle South in 92128
Seller will entertain offers between $499,900-$524,900, subject to short sale approval by lender.
This is the one you have been waiting for…Expanded and updated kitchen / family-room with lovely brick fireplace , multiple built-ins and a ton of space and storage! Thjis home has been updated and features newer vinly wondows, newer interior doors, a pool which was retiled and replastered 3 years ago, solid surface kitchen counters+ more! There is possible RV/boat storage, subject to CC+R’s on the side yeard. The backyard is entertainment central with a lovely pool, hot tub, huge patio plus cover and pass thru bar! Use of Rancho Bernardo Swim & Tennis, unlimited use is $373 yr, 6 visits $238. Poway Schools!!! Great floorplan makes this #1 Rancho Bernardo choice.
4 bedrooms, 2400+ square feet, pool in Gatewood Hills Neighborhood
This is a short sale and should be processed fairly quickly. If you would like to receive more information on short sales listings or bank owned properties please let me know; [email protected]
Currently (October 2010) there are 23 ATTACHED homes available for sale in Oaks North. These 2 and 3 bedroom homes range in price from $239,123 to $320,000. The grid shown here is a list of the Year to Date sales for Oaks North. The lowest sale was at $175,000, the highest sale was $380,000 and the average sales price was $273,956.
For more information on the wonderful senior community of Oaks North, please contact me at 760-715-0478.
Oaks North Detached Homes Year to Date Closed Sales as of October 2010
Currently there are 23 DETACHED homes available for sale in Oaks North. These 2 and 3 bedroom homes range in price from $239,123 to $320,000. The grid shown here is a list of the Year to Date sales for Oaks North. The lowest sale was at $340,000, the highest sale was $610,000 and the average sales price was $471,367.
For more information on the wonderful community of Oaks North, please contact me at 760-715-0478. You can also visit my website for additional information and floor plans, www.SanDiegoHomeInfo.com.
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Are you wondering what the market is doing in general in Rancho Bernardo? CLICK HERE!
Davidson Homes in Santaluz
Davidson homes in Santaluz are located behind the gates and range from 3-5 bedrooms. They average a 10,000 sqft lot size with none less than 8,050 sqft.. according to the original building brochure.
The floor plans allow for a variety of buyers needs. The Plan 1 has the master, an office and a bedroom/bath suite on the 1st floor. They were built in 2004-2005. Please contact me for current availability and past closed sale information; [email protected]
3,802 square feet
4 bedrooms+office,interior courtyard,loggia off kitchen nook
The Plan 1 has the master, an office and a bedroom/bath suite on the 1st floor. There are 2 bedrooms and a bathroom on the 2nd level.
4,000 square feet
4bedrooms +bonus room downstairs or optional bedroom5/3.5 baths/interior court yard off dining room ND A TANDEM GARAGE (3 SPACES).
4,732 square feet
4 bedrooms+ separate casita suite, 4.5 baths,crafts room off kitchen, split 4 car garage, interior courtyard, motor court
For more information on Santaluz please CLICK Here
Seven Oaks (7 Oaks) in Rancho Bernardo Sales 2010
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Market Trends for Rancho Bernardo 92128
I never realized there was so much to do in San Diego. Writing this blog has enlightened me as to all the great activities, shows, events, restaurants and shopping there is to do! Please let me know what some of your favorite things are that you and your family enjoy so I can share the information. So for this week I have focused on a few future events so you can mark your calenders now and get your tickets!
Sport Event Not To Be Missed in San Diego!
The Lakers are coming on October 21/7 pm Thursday/ to the sports Arena. Tickets are $14-$105 and can be purchased at ticketmaster.com or call 1-800-4-NBA-TIX.
Visit a Great San Diego Restaurant
Piatti in La Jolla: 2182 Avenida de la Playa, call 858-454-1589 and order the Key Lime Raspberry Tart. rated as Moderate to expensive.
Buca di Beppo: 10749 Westview Parkway in Mira Mesa or try one in Carlsbad or Downtown. Try the chicken parmigiana. Rated as inexpensive to moderate.
French Market Grill: 15717 Bernardo Heights Parkway in Rancho Bernardo. I love this place..never a bad meal..enjoy the formal dining room where you actually can wear a cocktail dress or relax outside on the casual patio. Call 858-487-8131. Rated as expensive.
Great San Diego Date Night Ideas:
Halloween Music Festival and Costume Party on October 30 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. Heaven and Hell2010.com. Starts at 8 pm and you must be 21.
SAVE THE DATE!!! Come see LADY GAGA at Viejas Arena
March 29th for the Monster Ball Tour. Tickets on sale at LiveNation.com, 800-745-3000.
SAVE THE DATE!!! Come see Bret Michaels at Viejas!
October 21st. Frontgate Tickets.com, 888-512-show.
Viejas is located at 5000 Willows road in Alpine.
Keep posted for another week in this series of 52 weeks of fun in San Diego…and remember to let me know if you went to some of these suggested places and offer your comments and suggestions!
Large Inventory of Buildable Lots
A few years ago I had a client looking for a good lot to build a 5000 sqft custom home in either Rancho Bernardo or Poway. Let me tell you the “pickens were slim.” Each lot available was the “last of the last” with numerable obstacles to overcome. That in plain English means money to be spent in grading, getting environmental approval for weird things like a rare shrub or endangered bug. In the end after an exhausting search we found a nice lot..certainly not a bargain but the client was happy and could move forward with the dreaming part of of planning”The Dream Home.”
Fast forward to 2010..lots and lots of lots for sale at great values! Now someone can actually take the time to walk lots, evaluate views (they actually have them) and build just about anything they want. In Santaluz alone there are a number of bank owned lots with prices that range from the low $400′s. You can select views of the ocean, fairways, golf course, mountains or all four! You do have to build within the Architectural guidelines of Santaluz and that assures you the neighborhood will always look like a village in Tuscany. There was a time when you grabbed whatever was left and paid a premium for it! The Trails section of Rancho Bernardo has lots due to the fire. This area was completely built out. It is popular as there is no Mello Roos and some of the views are breathtaking. There have been residential lots in Westwood and Montelena in Rancho Bernardo. These have been snapped up quickly by builders who have quickly built and sold production type homes.
Building Costs in San Diego
A custom home (CUSTOM) with all the bells and whistles can be built for $250.00 sqft. This was figure quoted to me by a very high end reputable builder. I have seen his work and believe me it is not Home Depot off the shelf. If Expo was still in business it would also not be expo…it is selections that take time and $ from a zillion catalogues or better yet from a designer who has impeccable taste. When you build a custom home do not use HGTV as your reference. What most people do not realize is the cost is not only in design and structure but the finishes; choice of fixtures, hardware,granite, appliances, tile, cabinetry and energy saving features. Builders many times include pools and hard scape as part of their building costs. My advice is to research builders and get referrals from agents, friends and people that have built in an area you are considering. Their work is their resume.
Financing New Construction
There was a time when financing was pretty simple and the lenders would take risks. Those days are long gone. Currently it is advisable that the cost of the lot is paid in full and also a portion of the home may require more cash. There is money “out there.” I just helped a client secure a sizable building loan but it took some research and the client had a very solid credit history and documented income. Remember the lenders do not want to take any risks so if you are a borderline borrower building may not be an option for you unless you have considerable cash to put down(more cash=less lender risk.
6 Important Things to Consider Before Building a Home in San Diego
1. Make sure your marriage is rock solid: get counseling if you see some cracks in the surface. Building is emotional and takes one person to be in control (not 2) and a blending of egos.
2. Get your financing in order prior to looking at any buikding plans. Line up a financing package and know you can live with the bottom line.
3. Interview reputable builders and view their finish products. Speak with the owners and ask them one question: “Would you let Mr. Finebuilt construct another home for you?…and “what would you do differently if you were to build today?”
4. Start looking at lots and communities. Remember you are not just building 4 walls..you are going to be living in a community so fall in love with the area first.
5. Work with a reputable, trustworthy experienced agent that has the patience of a saint. Purchasing a lot is the key step in the “building your dream home.” You need to spend the time in selecting the most important element in the process. The agent needs to put in the time to research the area, building restrictions, CC+R’s, building size permitted, architectural guidelines, easements, utilities, environmental issues and zoning.
6. Consider adding as many Green Features and Energy Smart Features to your home. There are builders that specialize in this and can follow a “LEED” protocol in design and building.
Lots for Sale in Ranch Bernardo:92128
$298,000 for a small residential lot
The Trails: $449,000-689,000: 1-2 acres and some with fabulous views..no Mello Roos!
Lots for Sale in Santaluz:92127
42 Lots are for Sale! Some lots are valued at 1/2 of what they originally sold for!
$295,560 for 1.1 acres-$1,500,000: It’s all about view and reality.
$389,900 lot sold previously for $680,000, $395,000 sold previously for $657,000
Lots for Sale in Cielo:92067
16 lots are for sale ranging from $299,000-$950,000 some with views to Mexico.
One example is a lot for $499,000 which previously sold for $728,000
Lots for Sale in Crosby:92127
12 lots are available priced between $545,000-$1,300,000
One example is a lot for $599,000 which has a 16,000 sqft pad, another is a lot listed for $649,000 which previously sold for $1,300,000 and includes home plans.
So if you have always wanted to build your idea of a Dream Home, now is the time to purchase a lot! Buy the lot, sit on it, design your home and then start building while marketing your present home. Let us make your dream a reality!
Ready set: email us to get started! [email protected]
Here are 10 things for this week of fun in San Diego:
Family Fun in San Diego
1. Go to the San Diego Zoo: Kids are free in October! http://www.sandiegozoo.org/kidsfree/
2. Go to the Animal Park in Escondido: Kids are free here also in October!! http://calendar.sandiegozoo.org/events/?c=Escondido&site=park
Grown-Ups (Scary word!)
3. Go to Temecula Wine Country: http://www.temeculawines.org/ Visit over 30 wineries!
4. Go to North Coast Reportory Theatre in Solana Beach: http://www.northcoastrep.org/season29/gees.html
5. Take the trolley to Tijuana for some creative bargaining..www.virtualtourist.com/travel/North_America/Mexico/Estado_de_Baja_California_Norte/Tijuana-923759/Transportation-Tijuana-San_Diego_Trolley-BR-1.html
6. Try Kobeys Swap Meet at SD Sports Arena: http://www.kobeyswap.com/
Mommy and Me Movies in San Diego
Ultra Star Cinemas has a Parent Movie Morning every week: Wednesdays at 10 in La Costa, Del Mar Highlands, Poway, Mission Marketplace in Oceanside
Thursdays at 10 in Mission Valley Hazard Center
Check before going : www.UltraStarMovies.com
Why didn’t they have this when I had my kids?
8. Go to your local library
There are so many varied and fun and educational events and classes things planned at our libraries. http://www.sandiego.gov/public-library/
Book Clubs are a great way to expand your reading interests and a great way to meet new friends and share ideas!
9. Try a New Restaurant: I recommend the Bernardo Inn! Try the Veranda fireside lounge and restaurant
Sundays: Build your own omelet starting at 10 am…and add a Bloody Mary for $7.00 (today is Sunday…!)
Monday Night Football 5-9. Grab a pitcher of beer and a pound of wings $10..next day see your cardiologist.
Tuesdays: Tacos, Tequila and Tecate 3-9. 3 Tacos for $5.00 with your favorite cold beverage (wow!)
Wednesdays: Wine down 5-9. $5.00 wines by the glass and a 3 course all you can eat prime rib dinner for $25.00.
Thursdays: Sangrias and Sunsets from 5-8. Enjoy Spanish guitar music and 50% off sangria..I have had this and it is too good..my warning is to keep track of glasses or Friday morning will not happen!
Fridays Rack n Soul 6-9 Live Jazz and BBQ….
Rancho Bernardo Inn/ Veranda 858-675-8555.
10. Plan trip to Julian once this hot weather subsides and enjoy a piece of their fabulous apple pie!
Rancho Bernardo Market Trends for 92127,92128
All the newspapers had the same message today…last month home sales were down. The market is very specific for neighborhood and zip code. We are still seeing short sales and bank owned properties come on the market. The difference I have seen is that now limited partnerships and individuals are purchasing some properties at auction. They do what I consider limited improvements such as paint and general cleaning. They put them on the market (flipping) as quickly as possible to minimize carrying costs. One recent example was a large home in Santaluz that was purchased in the low $800′s. It was a popular floor plan on a good lot. They was repainted and did some basic cleaning and repair work. It went on the market for $1,075,000 and had multiple offers!
I am also noticing short sales coming back on the market. These are representing fantastic opportunities. They have been in escrow 4-7 months and when the bank finally agrees to the sale the clients change their minds. I just had this happen on one of my listings. Now someone can jump in and not have the long waiting period for approval. This occurs of the offer made is a mirrir image of what was approved. I watch the “back on the market” properties daily to spot opportunities.
For market trends please go to: http://sandiegohomeinfoblog.com/market-trends/
According to Sandicor activity as of 8/25/10 the following activity has occured:
Rancho Bernardo 92127 including Del Sur and Santaluz:
Active listings: 209
Sales Contingent upon Short Sale apporval: 36
Sales in escrow: 74
Closed sales in the past 30 days: 21
Rancho Bernardo 92128:
Active Listings: 163
Sales Contingent Upon Short Sale Approval: 21
Sales in escrow: 48
Closed Sales in the past 30 days: 32
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