San Diego Home Info by Gretchen Pagnotta
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 providing density of 1 home per acre. Miles of biking and hiking trails are intertwined throughout the community.
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The community is one where you can truly live, work and play within the neighborhood. A Rees Jones Golf Course with a 35,000 square foot clubhouse and spa is available with private memberships. There is also a Hacienda Club which offers a state of the art fitness facility, a full basketball court, tennis courts and a pool. Membership in the Hacienda Club provides residents with the opportunity to enjoy Camp Santaluz, where educational as well as recreational activities are planned year round for children. Casual dining is available at “Fresh Roast” where residents can enjoy a quick lunch with friends, morning coffee after a workout or one of their social events such as “Bagels and Brew” for welcoming new residents. The Homeowners Association of Santaluz is very active providing year round social events and activities. The entire community can communicate with Santaluz Living Intranet. In addition to planned activities offered by the club and the HOA residents have formed more than 20 clubs. Santaluz is a community where knowing your neighbors and feeling part of where life is accomplished easily.
Santaluz is located in the San Dieguito River Valley region of northern San Diego County. It neighbors the Rancho Santa Fe and Fairbanks Ranch and is just minutes from Solana Beach, Del Mar and Cardiff by the Sea. Downtown San Diego and its many restaurants, shopping sports centers and cultural activities are only a short trip away. Santaluz is conveniently accessed from Interstate 5, as well as Interstate 15 via Ted Williams Parkway (State Highway 56).
Santaluz rejoices in a near-perfect climate. The community’s elevation ranges from approximately 200 to 900 feet and is only 6.5 miles inland from the Pacific Ocean. This enables residents to gaze out at towards the blue Pacific, down on the flat silvery mirrors of lagoons filled by both tides and spring rains, and stream-cut valleys clad in sycamore, oak and the weeping forms of blue and red gum eucalyptus.
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For a list of the most recent listings in Santaluz go here or contact me!
Market Statistics for 92127
|90-day stats for Condo properties in|
SAN DIEGO, CA 92127 - Rancho Bernardo as of May 17, 2013
|Median List Price:||$342,162||Average List Price:||$351,596|
|Total Inventory:||14||Price per Square Foot:||$276|
|Average Home Size:||1,303||Median Lot Size:||n/a|
|Average # Beds:||2.49||Average # Baths:||2.06|
|Homes Absorbed:||5||Newly Listed:||5|
|Days on Market:||51||Average Age:||20|
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!
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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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!
Santaluz Homes Are in Demand for 2013
Santaluz is a sought after community for buyers looking for a gated community in a very convenient location. The Poway Unified School District is also a major factor in why people are selecting this community. PUSD is highly recognized as a leading school district in San Diego as evidenced by consistently high test scores, placement of graduates in top schools nationwide and various sport and music opportunities. Golfers enjoy the beautiful Santaluz Club and the award winning Rees Jones Golf Course. Santaluz is a friendly community offering a myriad of clubs, fitness events and activities for residents. It provides a lifestyle that is not found in other neighborhoods in San Diego for its residents.
Santaluz Has Limited Housing Inventory
Santaluz had experienced a very low amount of inventory year to date. Some owners are waiting to sell their homes hoping prices will rise. In addition people are happy in their homes and the most frequent comment I hear is “Where would I go?” There is little spec building on the custom lots. The lots that are for sale for the most art are “build to suit” and are designed for large homes. There has been some movement of people changing homes within the community. Some people have elected to move from a smaller home to a larger property and vice versa. Agents are scrambling to find homes to show. I am showing today and have a few “pocket listings” to show. A “pocket listing” is a home not on the open market with a homeowner who will allow a showing to a particular party for a limited period. These owners are usually just considering the possibility of a sale. I closed a Sentinel on Thursday that was not on the active market. I researched expired listings and contacted someone who had their home actively listed at one time. They were still willing to sell so I brought a buyer and we successfully closed escrow! See chart below and for more detailed info click here.
Santaluz Closed Sales Year To Date are As Follows
Santaluz is a Luxury Home Community
The gated golf community of Santaluz is the buzz of North County with over 22 custom homes under construction. I live in this vibrant community and have been selling homes as an active Santaluz agent for 8 years. Currently there are some fabulous resale opportunities. John Antonine with Coldwell Banker has just listed 8543 Run Of The Knolls, a 6 bedroom, 7 bath, 8876 sqft home with all the amenities and luxury features that a discerning buyer is looking for. Here are the details and if you are looking for a home such as this let me know! All inquiries are confidential.
Presenting 8543 Run Of The Knolls in Santaluz
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Major Considerations When Building a Custom Home in Santaluz or The Crosby
Are you considering building a custom home and interested in a gated golf community? If so you are probably considering Santaluz or The Crosby. The most common questions I am asked are the following:
What does a lot cost in Santaluz or The Crosby?
There are more than 30 lots in Santaluz on the market at this time, ranging from $449,000. Most of the lots have been combined with a “build to suit” option. Builders have some designs for homes and offer a “package” to the buyer. Currently there are 22 custom homes under construction in Santaluz. These are going to be some of the finest luxury homes available in San Diego. Most of these are being built for specific homeowners and not “spec builds.” Most of these homes in the build to suit program are quite large 6000+ square feet. There are 7 lots available in The Crosby, some with fabulous golf course views ranging from $750,000.
Are there minimum size restrictions (square feet) for building a home in Santaluz or The Crosby?
There is no minimum size restriction in Santaluz. That said all designs must be approved by the HOA. I do not know of any custom home in Santaluz that has been built with less than 4100 sq ft. There are height restrictions as well as maximum sizes that a lot will accommodate. The Crosby has a 2500 sq ft minimum and again lots will have maximum depending on the size of the pads well as height restrictions.
What are major builders who are building in Santaluz or The Crosby charging for construction costs?
I have been quoted a general figure of $240.00-$300.00 a sqft which includes landscape. That price is very dependent on the quality of the home, architecture and finishes. There are homes that cost in excess of $400.00 a sqft. I am happy to refer people to major builders in the area. Just let me know if I can help you with this!
How do I finance a lot and the building process?
Many people pay cash for the lot and then get a loan for construction. There are lenders financing construction costs at very reasonable rates.
How long will the building process take in Santaluz or The Crosby?
Building in either community will take about the same time. It is always dependent upon HOA architectural approval and submission of complete plans. Every major change to a plan will require HOA approval. Most people hire an architect and builder and then move forward with plans and finish selections. Just designing a home can be a lengthy process. I have a client that knew exactly what she wanted. She had seen a home and basically used the same design so her architect had a clear vision of what she wanted. The building process took less than 2 years from start to finish. A reminder that a buyer must carry the cost of the lot; HOA fees, taxes including Mello Roos and lot maintenance during the building process.
What are the architectural restrictions Santaluz or The Crosby?
There are very specific architectural guidelines for each community. Each lot also has restrictions as to view corridors, height of building and pad size. The guidelines are available through the HOA’s. The architectural styles have to complement the respective communities. If you need help with this, let me know. [email protected]
How Do I Get Started Building a Home in Santaluz or The Crosby?
I can help you with finding a good lot, a builder, architect and financing. Contact me today! I also can show lots in Cielo, The Trails in Rancho Bernardo and other areas.