Oceanside Beachfront Home – Listing of the Day

One of be best ways to serch for Oceanside homes for sale is to use Gary’s Listingbook. You can learn to “Search like an agent.” Set up your own searches and be notified when new listings hit the San Diego North County real estate market. View the Gary Harmon Listingbook instructonal video and click on the Listingbook logo to set up you personalized account today.  

See all Prudential Residential listings in my office.

Listing of the Day – 818 #1, The Strand #1 – Oceanside, CA 92054

Remarks: BEAUTIFUL BEACH FRONT CONDO/FRONT UNIT OF 8 TOTAL UNITS, JUST STEPS TO THE SAND AND OCEAN.COMPLETLY FURNISHED READY TO USE. JUST WALK OUT FRONT DOOR TO BEACH, PIER, SHOPPING AND MOVIES. THIS IS THE PERFECT CONDO FOR THE BEACH LIFE STYLE. VAULT CEILING WITH LARGE PICTURE WINDOW WITH OUTSTANDING SAND AND OCEAN VIEW FROM THE BAR, LIVING ROOM AND KITCHEN. 8 UNIT GATED COMPLEX.THIS HOME IS PERFECT FOR THE BEAH VACATION HOME! 

View all photos of this Oceanside beachfront home. See more San Diego Ocean View homes.  

Get a private tour of this Oceana home listing, contact Gary Harmon, your Oceanside, Hadley Home Team Realtor.

Above Oceanside listing of the day was provided by Gary Harmon – DRE #01007062.
Information courtesy of Prudential California Realty is subject to verification and is not guaranteed.

Equity Sharing – San Diego North County Homes

Is Now the Right Time?

A few years ago, I helped my daughter and son-in-law buy a home here in San Diego North County.  We kept the home about 3 years.  They made the payments and I had put up all of the money.  This allowed them to have a nice Escondido home in a good neighborhood and at the same time allowed my wife and I to do something helpful for our children.  We sold the North County home and rolled the money into a brand new Escondido home.  We kept that home three years and were lucky enough to get out right before the drop in the market.  I shared all the equity buildup and tax deductions  in these homes with the kids.  Everyone won!

Although we had a very informal agreement, this was my first taste of equity sharing.  Equity sharing was a workable solution and convient mechanism for us to help our children and to get them involved in ownership of San Diego North County homes.  Equity sharing can also be used by strangers, but needs to be much more structured.  Equity sharing can benefit non-resident owners looking to maximize their investment while reducing or eliminating the management, maintenance, and upkeep responsibilities of owning San Diego invenstment properties.

Benefits to the Owner-occupant

  • San Diego Norh County home ownership
  • Tax benefits
  • Help getting financing
  • Need less initial investment
  • Can Share in equity appreciation
  • Help with maintenance and repairs

Benefits to the Non-resident owner

  • Less headaches that a San Diego North County homes investment property
  • Tax befenits
  • No vacancies
  • Help with maintenance and repairs
  • Lower down payment
  • Reduced or no negative cash flow

By being willing to share in the future equity appreciation of the San Diego North County property, the owner-occupant and the non-resident owner can both have a piece of the real estate pie.  It can be a truly win-win situation.   To find out more how equity sharing can be custom tailored to fit your individual situation, contact Gary Harmon, your San Diego North County Realtor.  I works with a Realtor on the Hadley Home Team, Don Reedy, that is an equity sharing expert.  Together we can make equity sharing on a San Diego North County home work for you.

Ocean Hills Library

Ocean Hills Country Club Library Association

As you enter the 27,000 square foot Ocean Hills Clubhouse, the Ocean Hills Library is the beautiful room on the left.  The room was dedicated in 1984.  It has been said the cabinets were purchased from a French Apothecary shop.  There are over 30 Ocean Hills residents that volunteer to work two days a month to run the library.   There are many advantages to being a library member.  You can request the purchase of a book.  If there are several request for the same book, the book purchaser will buy the book. 

History of Ocean Hills Library

The Ocean Hills library started with just donated books.  Then, there were fund-raisers to finance book purchases.  Now the library has dues that help make the liabrary self-sufficient.  The dues are $12 a year.  All of the money collected by dues goes back to make purchases of books and supplies for the library.  In 1990, books on tape, were added to the best sellers bought each month.  Many Ocean Hills Country Club residents donate books and magazines to help control cost. 

Ocean Hills Library Association

 The purpose of the Ocean Hills Library Association is to buy books and tapes and to staff the Ocean HIlls library each day of the week, either mornings or afternoons.  Members are all allowed to reserve books, request books to be purchased, and check out books for two weeks. Members are allowed two books at a time. They may also take two books either on tape or CD’s. The Ocean Hills Library Association Board meets on the second Tuesday of the month at 1 pm in the Art Room. Members may visit if they wish. The Library Association purchases about 20 books, 5 tapes, and 2 large print books each month. Circulation each month averages 500 books and 100 tapes. Donations of recent books in either hard cover or paperbacks are welcome at all times. Books which the Ocean Hills Library cannot use are donated to other organizations such as local libraries in Oceanside, Vista, Carlsbad, Camp Pendleton, and schools. Magazines are sent to hospitals for their waiting rooms.

Free Tour Ocean Hills Country Club

To visit Ocean Hills Country Club homes currently for sale, contact Gary Harmon, your Ocean Hills real estate agent. Gary will meet you outside the gate and escort you inside to show you what is available as well as to introduce you to the great Ocean Hills ammenities.  Call Gary at 760-745-1220 or email Gary at garyharmon@prusd.com.   If you are not ready to see Ocean Hills homes, please use this blog and extensive website, www.HomeInfoSanDiego.com,  to learn about the many things Ocean Hills Country Club has to offer. See other Ocean Hills Country Club clubs.

Carlsbad Median Home Prices

Use the charts below to view median prices of Carlsbad homes for sale.  You can also see the median prices for other San Diego North County homes such as Oceanside homes, Encinitas homes, Vista homes, San Marcos homes, Escondido homes, and Carlsbad homes.

The charts also provide the total Carlsbad homes inventory available, the average Carlsbad home size, days on the market, and much more.  To get more information or to see some of San Diego North County real estate, contact Gary Harmon, your North County Realtor.  Unlike other websites, these statistics are automatically updated weekly by Altos Research.

Listing of the Day – 138 Neptune Avenue

One of be best ways to serch for Encinitas Homes for Sale such as this Leucadia home is to use Gary’s Listingbook. You can learn to “Search like an agent.” Set up your own searches and be notified when new listings hit the San Diego North County real estate market. View the Gary Harmon Listingbook instructonal video and click on the Listingbook logo to set up you personalized account today.

See other Encinitas Ocean View homes.  See Encinitas Ocean View homes video.

Listing of the Day – 138 Neptune Avenue, Encinitas, CA 92024

Remarks: Great family beach house close to Moonlight Beach and in perfect condition. Single level in residence with 2 car garage below. Home is set well back from and very high above the street so it is very quiet and private inside. Extra large lot allows for adding square footage if your client is so inclined, but a great value as is.
 

View all photos of this Encinitas Ocean View Home Home.

Get a your personal tour of Encinitas homes for sale, contact Gary Harmon, your Encinitas Realor.  Learn more about Neptune Avenue Ocean View Homes.

 Above Encinitas home listing of the day was provided by Gary Harmon – DRE #01007062.
Information courtesy of Prudential California Realty is subject to verification and is not guaranteed.

Gary Harmon is a proud member of the Hadley Home Team.

Oceana Home – Listing of the Day

Listing of the Day – 3760 Vista Campana #15 – Oceanside, CA 92057

Remarks: Single story end unit in Senior Development 55+. Enclosed patio off the back with laundry hookups. HOA includes cable/TV services,common area maintenance, exterior landscaping, exterior building maintenance, limited insurance, water, trash pickup & sewer. Calendar Days 1-7: no offers will be considered for the first 7 days a home is listed. The date the property is listed is counted as day 1. **Seller will not entertain any offers until the 8th listing day at which time ONLY offers from NSP Buyers, Municipalities, Non-Profit Organization & Owner-Occupant will be reviewed. Calendar Days 8-12: We will consider offers on the property ONLY from NSP buyers, Municipalities, Non-profit Organizations and owner-occupants.

View all photos of this Oceana home. Learn more about Oceana homes.  See other over 55, senior living homes in Oceanside:

Ocean Hills Country Club Homes and Emerald Lake Village.  Not looking for Oceanside homes, try North County homes for over 55 retirement living.

Get a private tour of this Oceana home listing, contact Gary Harmon, your Oceanside, Hadley Home Team Realtor.

Above Oceanside listing of the day was provided by Gary Harmon – DRE #01007062.
Information courtesy of Prudential California Realty is subject to verification and is not guaranteed.

Gary Harmon joins Hadley Home Team

To Provide Clients the Best Service Possible!

To create a strong winning team, Gary joined San Diego’s #1 real estate company and a name you can trust, Prudential California Realty. Gary then teamed up with Pickford Escrow, California Title Company, Home Services Lending, and Prudential Relocation San Diego.  Gary has chosen to concentrate on Encinitas homes for sale, Carlsbad homes, Oceanside homes, Vista, Lake San Marcos, and Escondido real estate.  Whether selling a starter home or marketing a luxury estate, Gary provides the same world class service to his valued San Diego North County clients. Gary has become a true North County real estate expert that you can rely on when buying or selling North County homes.

Now, to offer even better service to his clients, Gary has chosen to join the Hadley Home Team. Gary has worked with Sandi Hadley at Prudential California Realty for over 17 years.

Hadley Home Team

The Sandi Hadley Home Team and Gary Harmon has teamed up to help you buy or sell your next San Diego North County home.  The Hadley Home Team is ranked #14 in volume of homes sold for Prudential California Realty, out of over 1800 agents, and we have been a top producing team for over twelve years.   The Hadley Home Team All-Star agents provide you with top quality service, and with professional advice on buying and selling, financing and protecting your most valuable asset.

The Hadley Home Team is headquartered at the Prudential California Realty office in Carlsbad, CA.  Sandi Hadley’s team consists of the best trained, most experienced, and most knowledgeable agents in San Diego.

Hadley Home Team Mission Statement

We create an environment  that allows our clients to experience superior service while we seek to help them achieve a better quality of life. We pride ourselves on professionalism while still offering that “personal” touch and understand about staying ahead and being on the cutting edge. We assist with enthusiasm and knowledge, from the first time homebuyer, all the way to the seasoned homeowner. Our individual goals are met with vision and hard work, while at the same time we contribute to the goals of the whole.  Gary agrees with this statement and is proud to adopt it as his own.    Experience a team effort– Enjoy the  many advantages of the team approach?   See what Gary has to offer below photo.

Over 21 Years of Experience

For more than twenty one years Gary Harmon has built a phenomenally successful North County real estate business through building relationships.  Gary realizes that people don’t care what you know until they know you care.  This has made Gary Harmon a North County Realtor that people trust. Whether selling a starter home or marketing a luxury estate, Gary provides the same world class service to his valued North County clients. Gary has become a true San Diego real estate expert that you can rely on when buying or selling North County homes.

A Good Communicator

Gary understands that people in todays world require immediate and responsive communication.   Give him a test and calling or TEXTing 760-745-1220.  You will get an immediate response.  As a and San Diego Prudential Relocation specialist, Gary has been trained and certified in Marketing Assistance and Destination Services.  He uses his knowledge of North County real estate to provide valuable Prudential Relocation services for all San Diego County.  In addition, if you are buying or selling real estate somewhere else in the world, Gary can refer you to a top, experienced, Prudential Relocation,  real estate professional.

Awards, Honors, and Membership

Gary Harmon has continually distinguished himself with Prudential California Realty awards and honors throughout his 21 successful years of selling North county homes. Dedicated to professionalism in the industry, Gary is a member of the San Diego Association of REALTORS, the California Association of REALTORS, and the National Association of REALTORS.

Background in Leadership

Gary´s widely diverse background in leadership, business and finance serves his clients well. Prior to his career in real estate, Gary was president and was in charge of real estate for Wet Seal Stores, a major junior clothing retailer. “Gary´s training and experience in real estate negotiations with major shopping center developers comes in very handy helping him realize the best possible price for his north county residential real estate clients.” says Diane Hogencamp, branch manager at Prudential California Realty Carlsbad. While working at Prudential, Gary has served as Sale Manager at both the Escondido and San Marcos offices.

Other Background Information

Gary was a Certified Public Account at Ernst & Young´s San Diego office. He received his Master´s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Oklahoma in 1971. Gary also served as Lieutenant in the United States Navy from 1968-1971.

For a great real estate experience, contact Gary Harmon and the Hadley Home Team, for your next San Diego real estate experience.

A Personal Insight

When Gary Harmon is not working he loves to spend time with his 5 grandchildren who also live in San Diego North County.  Gary also likes to travel to tropical places and take underwater photos of tropical fish.   When at work, Gary enjoys tropical saltwater fish in his large office aquarium.  Gary Harmon likes to share his underwater experiences and photos and writes articles on Shore Diving and Saltwater Aquarium for the Internet.  Some of them are as follows:

  • Most Excellent Shore Diving Reviews
  • Underwater Photos off Grand Cayman
  • Saltwater Aquarium Reef Fish Photo – Saddleback Butterfly
  • Saltwater Aquarium Reef Fish Photo – Bluechin Triggerfish
  • Saltwater Aquarium Reef Fish Photo – Moorish Idol
  • Gary Harmon’s Yellowtail Coris Wrasse
  • Gary Harmon’s Naso Tang Saltwater Aquarium Reef Fish Photo – Painted Parrotfish
  • About.com Saltwater Aquariums – Arc Eyed Hawkfish
  • Summary of Gary’s Aquarium Fish Photos
  • Christmas Lights in San Diego 2010

    Holiday Lights started many years ago.  Click the card to enjoy!

    I would like to wish all my clients across San Diego North County a very Merry Christmas!   If you need any real estate help, please contact me, Gary Harmon.  Hope you can make it to some of the Christmas Lights in San Diego this year.    See the schedule of lights below.   Also see, San Diego Bay Parade of Lights including other Boat Parades.


    The Christmas Lights in San Diego 2010 is provided by California Title (one of the Gary’s Harmon Team) as a courtesy.  It is deemed reliable, but not guaranteed.

    San Diego Top Real Estate Blog

    As your North County Realtor, I constantly strive to give you current, relevant, and San Diego North County real estate related articles.  It is always nice to be recogonized for hard work and I would like to share this award with you.

    Winner’s Badge

    “Congratulations on being one of our Top Real Estate Blogs in San Diego, CA. Your blog was a great resource that keeps your readers up to date on the latest real estate trends in your area. Understanding the housing market and all of its intricacies is hard enough, but you do so with ease and present the information in a wonderful manner through your blog. As part of our thanks, please accept this badge to place onto your blog. It not only signifies your win, but lets your readers know that your blog was recognized as a Top Real Estate Blog!” 

    Understanding all the aspects of the San Diego North County housing market, knowing all of the factors that go into buying and selling a North County home, and understanding how your neighborhood can drastically affect prices, results in a plethora of information. And if it isn’t your career to understand these things, trying to research this on your own is a daunting task. That’s why I have decided to write my blog: http://www.GaryHarmon.com and to offer one of San Diego’s best websites: http://www.HomeInfoSanDiego.com.  I strive to discuss issues important to San Diego North County real estate.  I also provide a great deal of consumer information relating to San Diego North County. So what better resources to tap than this blog and website for all the information that you need to make an informed decision about anything regarding North County real estate, from when to buy, when to sell, and how to insure.

    To find out more about the great San Diego North County housing market, contact Gary Harmon, your top North County Realtor.  

    Gary specializes in San Diego North County homes including:  Carlsbad homes, Oceanside homes for sale, Encinitas homes, Vista, San Marcos, and Escondido real estate.  Gary Harmon also specializes in San Diego North County homes for over 55 seniors.  North County Homes for Over 55 (55+) covered on this blog include  Oceana homes, and Emerald Lake Village (all in Oceanside). Other homes included are Rancho Carlsbad homes (Carlsbad), Oaks North homes and Seven Oaks homes (both in Rancho Bernardo).Ocean Hills Country Club homes.