Creating Your San Diego North County Dream Home

Today at our Prudential California Realty office meeting in La Costa, we had a speaker, Jennifer Bonasia, President of Pacific Shoreline Construction Consulting Design.  She shared a lot of good information that I think North County home buyers and sellers can all use. 

North County Buyers

When looking for a home many potential buyers love a home, but there are just a few things they would change.  Somtimes these things are stumbling blocks to finding that dream home.  Many times buyers over estimate the cost of what desired changes might cost.  A solution would be to schedule an appointment with Pacific Shoreline at the home being considered.  Pacific Shoreline will then come up with an free estimate of what it would cost to change things about the North County property.  The buyer, having all the facts, can mak e an informed decision as to whether to buy the home in question.

North County Sellers

Many times there are just a few things that a home needs to make a listing more sellable.  Again, the sellers may over estimate what it would cost.  A home that looks good sells for more money.  Why not get someone like Pacific Shoreline to give you a free quote on what needed changes would cost.  Then you, the seller, can make an informed decision.

Pacific Shoreline Slide Show of Completed Work 

About Pacific Shoreline

Pacific Shoreline is a licensed CA General Contractor providing superior construction management and interior design services for residential and commercial projects.  From residential re-models to complete new home community development, Pacific Shoreline has the breadth of experience and professional management to make the difference in the success of your project and your budget.  Pacific Shoreline offers a comprehensive system of services that include Interior Design and Green Building and Design practices creating a superior, sustainable and healthier environment for our clients.  (Information and photos furnished by Pacific Shorline, See

 Gary Harmon, your North County Realtor, specializes in helping buyers or sellers of  Carlsbad homes, Encinitas homes, Escondido real estate, or Oceanside homes for sale.  This includes  Carlsbad Ocean View Homes , and Encinitas Ocean View homes.Oceanside Ocean View Homes.  Gary also specializes in helping San Diego Seniors (over55) with  Ocean Hills Country Club homes, Emerald Lake Village, Rancho Carlsbad homes, Oceana homes or Seven Oaks and Oaks North homes

Tips for Senior Citizens – Ocean Hills Home Buyers

Senior citizens today are certainly much more fit than just a few years ago.  In fact, they exhibit the same variety of health and fitness as people much younger. Seniors ( Over 55 )  who have actively taken care of themselves are probably more fit than some in their teens and 20s who shun exercise and live on fast food.

Seniors move for a variety of reasons, but here are some of the most popular motivations for the 55+ crowd.

  • Change of Scenery – Many senior citizens choose to remain in their homes, while others want a change of scenery. There is no better way to get a change of scenery than moving  into a beautiful San Diego North County home.                                       
  • Get Away from Excessive Maintenance – Seniors may choose a smaller North County home with a smaller yard or perhaps a condo.  San Diego North County homes offers a variety of good choices.  Top examples are Ocean Hills Country Club homes, Emerald Lake Village, Rancho Carlsbad homes, Oceana homes or Seven Oaks and Oaks North homes.  All are good low maintenance choices.
  • Pursue Hobbies -Many seniors may want to pursue hobbies or play golf or tennis.  Many have something they want to do that they couldn’t do while living in their prior homes or locations.  Ocean Hills Country Club has a variety of different clubs, something for everyone.  If you don’t see it in the Ocean Hills club list,  your can start your own.  Chances are many people will join in on the fun.  Ocean Hills has a great golf course and the green fees are part of your dues.  They also have tennis courts and a beautiful clubhouse.
  • Buy a Motor Home and Travel – Some just want to get away. They’ll sell the old homestead and jump into a motor home so they can see the places they’ve been dreaming about for all those years when they were tied to both their job and their home.  Ocean Hills (OHCC) has a great area to store your motor home when you are not traveling around this great country.
  • More Temperate Climate – Some want to move to a more temperate climate. They’re tired of the cold and snow and want to get outdoors and play all year. Some have always dreamed of living in Southern California near the ocean.  San Diego North County homes enjoy some of the best year around in the world.  The Oceanside homes for sale area has the second most desirable climate in the United States with average temperatures ranging from 53 to 70 degrees.

Can you relate to some of the above reasons to move to a San Diego North County home.  If so, contact Gary Harmon, your top Senior Realtor, and find your Southern California dream home.  Not ready for a retirement neighborhood?  Want a great ocean view home?  Gary also specializes in Carlsbad Ocean View HomesOceanside Ocean View Homes , and Encinitas Ocean View homes.

San Diego North County and, a Winning Team

Gary Harmon - North County Realtor

To capture the interest of buyers looking for Carlsbad homes for sale, Encinitas homes, Oceanside homes for sale, or Escondido real estate, Gary Harmon will promote San Diego North County homes on, and

We don’t measure our traffic by number of hits. (Just one visitor can generate 4-20 hits.) Instead, we look at unique visitors. Every month, and  attracts nearly 60,000 unique visitors from local, national and over 90 international locations. 

Our fast, user-friendly sites and blog gives visitors a wealth of important listing data. They can also sign up to be  alerted about open houses, new photos, status and price changes, and listing activity. 

For more information on San Diego North County homes including Carlsbad ocean front homes, Encinitas ocean view homes, and Oceanside whitewater view homes,  contact Gary Harmon, your Prudential California North County Realtor.

See this shot video below about my Prudential California Realty office.  We can help you get your home sold.

Free Mobile Access to North County Homes

Reach More San Diego North County Home Buyers


Mobile access reaches North County buyers on the go . Now San Diego buyers can find your North County home on no matter where they are — by accessing it on their mobile device. Buyers who are looking for Carlsbad homes, Encinitas homes, Escondido real estate, or Oceanside homes for sale will find your property as they use their mobiles to search homes for sale and open houses within your city or zip code.  When they drive by and like what they see, they can view full websitelevel details about your property — including up to 35 photos. If they already have your address, they can enter it in our new Location Search to find your property. Mobile access makes it simple for buyers to email your agent on the spot and schedule a showing of your home.

How to Get Mobil Access

When scanned into a smartphone, this unique barcode takes you directly to   That is the Prudential California Realty mobile site.  Try it.  Need to download a QR Reader app? Just search for “QR Reader.”  I also have Bee Tagg Multicode Reader on my iPhone.  Both work great.  You can see how the Prudential California Realty mobile site works by just clicking on the iPhone picture to the right of this page.

You should start to see these unique barcodes used in many forms of print advertising.  Smartphone users will have a quick way to reach the advertisers websites without making frustrating typing mistakes.   I would use mobile barcodes to direct North County buyers to my main website where they instantly see my San Diego North County homes for sale. 

For more information on barcodes or to make your own, go to  If you would like San Diego North County homes for sale info, contact Gary Harmon, your top North County Realtor.  I service all of North County including Carlsbad ocean view homes, Encinitas ocean view homes, and Oceanside ocean view homes.  The barcode of my blog,, which you are now reading is shown below.

The barcode for my main website which services Carlsbad homes for sale, Encinitas homes for sale, Oceanside homes, San Marcos CA homes for sale, and Escondido real estate is shown below.

Top Online Exposure for Your North County Home

To get Carlsbad homes for sale, Encinitas homes, Oceanside homes for sale, and Escondido real estate sold for the highest price in the least amount of time, it is important to attract multiple competitive buyers through extensive online exposure.  To do so, I will make sure all of my listings are seen on all the key Internet sites.

Prudential California Realty Online Exposure

North County home buyers once searched the North County Times and San Diego Union for properties.  Now, 87% of these North County buyers start their search on the Internet.  And they don’t stop at one or two websites — they explore a whole range of online real estate destinations.  That is why I have created this blog ( and my website ( to insure that my clients will get the “most” exposure for their North County homes for sale.

I my online marketing and search engine optomizitation, I have made sure when North County home buyers do a Google Search that they find my sites and blog.  This allows me to get maximum exposure for your home.  Does it work?  I invite you to check the results for yourself.  Go to and type in a search term a buyer for your area might use.  For example terms might be as follows:  carlsbad homes or carlsbad homes for sale, encinitas homes, oceanside homes or oceanside homes for sale.  Other terms might be escondido real estate or escondido homes.  Try other things like carlsbad ocean view homes, encinitas ocean view homes, or oceanside ocean view homes.  If you are a senior, try things like north county over 55, ocean hills country club homes, san diego north county over 55, or emeral lake village.  You will the search results show my website or my blog on the first page of Google.  Now compare that with “any other” realtor’s search results.  Conclusion, if you want your home to be included in the 87% of where North County buyers are looking, contact Gary Harmon, your top North County Realtor.  Get maximum results and maximum exposure for your home today.  Give me a call, text, or email.

When you list with Gary Harmon, your property will be advertise on over 300 Internet websites including the following:
Arizona Republic
Chicago Tribune
Contra Costa Times
Desert Sun
FrontDoor (HGTV)
Mercury News
Miami Herald
Monterey County Herald
San Francisco Chronicle
U.S. News and World Report
Wall St. Journal
Washington Post
Yahoo Real Estate

San Diego North County Home Sales Rebound

Prudential California Realty - Gary Harmon

More California Communities Report Rising Sales Volume & Prices.

The dramatic price declines of only a few years ago are quickly rebounding as more communities in California report rising sales volume and prices for both May and June.  According to the California Association of Realtors® (CAR), as of May 2010 the median home price in California is $324,430. Home prices statewide have recovered 32% from the trough set in February 2009, when the median home price was $245,230.  CAR also found that housing sales volume increased 1.2% in May 2010, while the median price of a home rose 23.2% compared with the same period a year ago.  In San Diego County the median price of a home rose 19.8% from March 2009 to March 2010.  That was from $326,830 to $391,410.

The San Diego North County real estate market is considered being balanced when there are six months of inventory on hand. Market cinditions are favorable to both North County buyers and North County sellers. A buyer’s market is characterized by conditions such as falling prices, high inventories, concession by sellers, and incentives among other things. A North County seller’s market has low inventories of North County homes for sale, increasing prices, and real competition between buyers, including multiple offers on many properties.

San Diego coastal community continue to show high demand with only limited listings of inventory.  If you are trying to buy a Encinitas ocean view home, Carlsbad ocean view home or Oceanside ocean view home, contact someone  that knows the area, contact Gary Harmon, your ocean view Realtor.

For more information about North County homes for sale including Carlsbad homes, Oceanside homes, Vista homes, San Marcos homes, Escondido homes, and Encinitas homes, contact Gary Harmon, your top North County Realtor.