Ocean Hills Best Golf Course View

Ocean Hills best golf course view home is 5010 Corinthia Way, Oceanside, CA 92056. Panoramic 180 degrees. Popular Costa Smeralda model. Recently remodeled. Ray Barber gourmet kitchen featuring rich wood cabinets, granite countertops, and stainless steel appliances. Custom stone fireplace with granite hearth. Newer paint and carpeting. New windows and doors. No expense spared on this remodel. Upstairs loft makes great home office. Morning breakfast room with view of the courtyard. New vinyl fencing and roll up garage door.

5010 Corinthia Way, Oceanside, CA 92056

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Get a private tour of this Ocean Hills Home  listing, contact Gary Harmon, your Ocean Hills Realtor.

Ocean Hills homes offers the best in over 55 real estate at the upscale, affordable, retirement living community. Ocean Hills Country Club  is like living at a vacation resort. This exclusive guarded and gated community sits high on a hill 30 miles from downtown San Diego. It is inland about 5 miles from the coast with some Ocean Hills homes overlooking the Pacific Ocean in the distance. Other Ocean Hills homes, like this one, are located on their beautiful 18 hole executive golf course. There are greenbelts throughout the Ocean Hills real estate area to give the feel of separation and space. There are no green fees since these are included as part of the association fees. Ocean Hills Country Club homes enjoy the great year round San Diego mild weather. Health Care: There are good health facilities near Ocean Hills. Tri-City Medical Center is a designated cardiac and stroke treatment facility. Shopping: There is also an abundance of shopping available near Ocean Hills homes. Besides the many fine neghiborhood shopping centers, there is Carlsbad Regional Mall. Just to the south, also in Carlsbad is the Carlsbad Outlet Center featurning high end fashion at discount prices. Architecture: The architecture found in Ocean Hills Leisure Village and the street names are inspired by Mediterranean Sea Villages and Aegean hill towns, with red tiled roofs and bougainvillea-covered white stucco walls. There are 1633 of these 55+ North County senior homes in the Ocean Hills. Association and Management Company: The association maintains all Ocean Hills homes exteriors. It also maintains the front yards from your front gate to the street. Ocean Hills Country Club is managed by Professional Community Management (PCM). This Ocean Hills retirement community has won over 10 major national and regional awards including the Gold Nugget Grand Award for Best Retirement Senior Community.

Details for 5010 Corinthia Way, Oceanside, CA 92056

Built in 1987
Age Restrictions: 55 and Up
View: Panoramic,Golf Course
Topography: Level
Additional Land Use:
Boat Facility:
Mello Roos: $0/Not Known
HOA: $419/Monthly
Amenities: Clubhouse/Rec Room,Exercise Room,Gated Community,Golf,On-Site Guard,Pool,Recreation Area,RV/Boat Parking,Spa/Hot Tub,Tennis Courts
Pets: Yes
Parking: 2 car garage
Lot Size: 4,000-7,499 SF
Master BR: 18×15
Bedroom 2: 15×13
Fireplace: FP in Living Room
Pool: Community/Common
Patio:  Front and rear with brick and concrete
Spa: Community/Common
Laundry: Laundry Room
Cooling: Central Forced Air
Heating: Forced Air Unit
Irrigation: Underground
Floors: carpet and tile
Fence: Full
Roof: Tile/Clay
Sewer: Sewer Connected

One of be best ways to serch for Ocean Hills Country Club Homes 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.  Above Oceanside listing of the day was provided by listing agent Gary Harmon – DRE #01007062.
Information courtesy of Prudential California Realty is subject to verification and is not guaranteed.  5010 Corinthia Way, Oceanside, CA 92056.

Home Buyers Like Energy Efficient Features

It is not just saving money, but North County homeowners like to also feel good about helping the environment.    Almost nine of ten home buyers felt that a home’s cooling and heating cost were at least somewhat important to their buying decision.  Roughly seven of ten buyers felt that energy efficient appliances and efficient lighting were at least somewhat important to their home buying decision.   See charts below.

The % of buyers – by age – who said the feature was very important to their decision.

Buyers with higher incomes tended to place less importance on environmentally friendly features.  Solar panels are also a way some North County home owners are trying to save money.  See Solar panels – free energy? 

If your are considering buying or selling a San Diego North County home, and would like more home info on san diego homes, contact Gary Harmon, your North County Realtor.

Ocean Hills Best Real Estate Agent

Is Gary Harmon the Best Ocean Hills Real Estate Agent?

If you are looking for the best Realtors in Ocean Hills Country Club, then spend a couple of minutes reading about Gary Harmon and the Sandi Hadley Team with Prudential California Realty.  Hiring the right real estate agent who really knows the Ocean Hills Cuntry Club homes is the best thing you can do to make sure that when you buy a home, or sell your home, you’ll have the best result possible.


Gary Harmon and the Hadley Home Team

Gary Harmon is a top Realtor with the Hadley Home Team in North County San Diego.  Gary Harmon, Sandi Hadley, and the other team members live and work in many areas of San Diego North County, and we are experienced and committed members of many of the communities we serve.  As you may have read, Prudential California Realty was voted San Diegos Best Real Estate Broker by the San Diego Union readers poll.   With over 5000 agents, we help buyers and sellers with more real estate transactions than all the other real estate companies combined.

Sandi Hadley and her select team of top real estate agents consistently are awarded for their excellence in sales and quality, and once again this year we were #21 out of all the Prudential agents for number of homes sold. That’s not a small feat considering the quality of real estate agents that Prudential California Realty makes available to the Southern California market. It’s even more impressive when you realize that we not only sell more than 99% of all the other agents, but that we do it with style, grace, integrity and professionalism.

Gary is trusted, involved, and experienced.  He’s been selected for top awards within Prudential California Realty.  He’s mentored new agents, training and guiding them to success.  He has been the Sales Mannager (Assistant Manager) for Prudential Escondido and Prudential California San Marcos and is eCertified.  

But none of that necessarily makes Gary Harmon the best Realtor in Ocean Hills, does it?  Of course not.  What makes anyone the best at what they do is that they do it better than most, do it with passion, and do it FOR YOU. That’s a commitment made each and every day to every single person who wants to buy a home, and to every single person who wants to sell their home. It’s a commitment backed by a team of experts who know it’s not about who the best real estate agent in Ocean Hills is, but rather who the best real estate agent in Ocean Hills is for you!

If you’d like to find out if Gary Harmon is really the best real estate agent amoung all the Ocean Hills Country Club Realtors, or just simply the best real estate agent for you, then Contact Gary Harmon, your top Ocean Hills Realtor.

Ocean Hills – Listing of the Day

After showing many Ocean Hills Country Club homes to my buyers, I have concluded that 4947 Delos Way is one of the nicest and best priced Ocean Hills homes on the market today.  It is listed by Ocean Hills Realty.  If you would like to see this home and other Ocean Hills Country Club properties, call me, Gary Harmon 760-745-1220.    More home info on this San Diego North County home follows.

Remarks: The “Bellagio”. AEGEAN inspired senior community. Large LR/DR area. Powder rm. Inside laundry . Addt’l room off the breakfast area (most Bellagio models do not have this), could be used as a den or office. Upstairs features a loft with a sundeck (perfect for an exercise area or artist’s loft). The 2 master suites make this one of Ocean Hills Country Club’s favorite floor plans. Great location – open in back, facing west! Home has been WELL maintained. Curtains matching bedspread do not stay.

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.

Listing of the Day – 4947 Delos Way – Oceanside, CA 92056

 View all photos of this Ocean Hills home. Learn more about Ocean Hills Country Club.   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 Ocean Hills Country Club home listing, contact Gary Harmon, your Oceanside, Hadley Home Team Realtor.

See all Prudential Residential listings in my office.

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.

Ocean Hills Homeowners Fees

Things Included in Ocean Hills HOA Fees

  • Roof maintenance
  • Basic Cable TV
  • Exterior painting of the home
  • Common area landscaping
  • Front yard landscaping in Village areas
  • Security system
  • Guarded security gate

Amenities Included in Ocean Hills HOA Fees

  • 27000 esf clubhouse
  • Shopping shuttle
  • Golf course
  • Free movies
  • Dog Park
  • Newsletter
  • Pool and Spa
  • Croquet
  • Tennis courts
  • Paddle tennis courts
  • Bocce courts

Things Not Included in Ocean Hills Homeowners Fees

  • Water and Sewer
  • Weekly trash service
  • Gas and electric service
  • telephone
  • Internet service
  • Upgraded cable service

Ocean Hills homeowners fees are subject to change each year.  They currently range fro a low of about $403/mo to a high of about $439/mo.  For more information on Ocean Hills Country Club real estate, contact Gary Harmon, your Ocean Hills Realtor.

Appraisal vs Home Inspection – Ocean Hills Home Purchase

When purchasing an Ocean Hills Country Club home, you will need both a property appraisal and a property inspection.  You will also need to do this when refinancing your Oceanside home. Not only should buyers complete an appraisal for their own benefit to make sure they are getting the best deal possible on their new Ocean Hills home, it is the only valuation report most banks will consider when deciding whether or not to lend the money.


Appraisers are certified, California state-licensed professionals who have no personal stake in the worth of a property. Prudential California real estate agents who put a Ocean Hills  house on the market will often complete a Comparative Market Analysis, or CMA, before pricing the Oceanside home, but this is not the same as a full appraisal, although experienced professionals’ value estimates may come close to the appraisal. The lender may use their own appraiser, or if they let you select the appraiser, the appraisal may be subject to review.

Appraisals typically include details about the Ocean Hills Country Club property and side by side comparisons of a few similar Ocean Hills properties; an evaluation of market in your area, notes on issues the appraiser believes may negatively affect the property value or are serious flaws, and an estimate of the average sales time for the property.

There are two types of appraisals: the sales comparison approach, in which the appraiser determines your Ocean Hills property’s value by comparing it to similar Oceanside  properties, and the cost approach, in which the appraiser estimates how much it would cost to replace the structure. The second is more common for newer homes, while the former is more frequently used for older Oceanside homes.

Home Inspection

It is important to note that an appraisal is not a home inspection on the Ocean Hills Country Club home you plan to buy. An inspection is designed to find any problems that may prove costly for the owner of the property and involves testing appliances, heating and air conditioning, making sure the plumbing and wiring are up to code and other tasks. The appraisal will not check for these and thus cannot tell you whether many parts of the Ocean Hills home are in good condition.  Your Realtor, Gary Harmon, will suggest the names of a number of proven home inspectors that you can call.  The home ispection will usually last about 3 hours.  After the home inspection, you will receive a lengthy report.  You will then discuss the report with your Realtor and generate a “Request for Repairs.”

For more information see an eariler blog:  Appraisal vs Home Inspection.

For more information on an appraisal or a home inspection, contact Gary Harmon, your Ocean Hills Country Club Realtor.

10 Tips to Aging Successfully in Ocean Hills Country Club

The Amazing Power of Attitude

There was a recent project on aging at UCSD, which studied 2000 seniors right here in San Diego County.  It concluded that optimism, and the positive effects it has on brain health, is much more important to aging successfully than even physical infirmities.  Positive attitude gives 55+ seniors the resilience to stay engaged in a meaningful way and promote senior brain health.  Healthy brain development takes effort.  San Diego North County residents over 55 must find ways to stimulate their brains.  Here are some healthy ways to stimulate your brain.

10. Learn new things such as computers, games, dancing, sports, etc.  Ocean Hills Country Club, with its computer club, dance club and many diverse sports is perfectly suited to help.

  1. Give to others, that is, contribute to the neighborhood and society.  There are many opportunities to serve righ hear in Ocean Hills.
  2. Stay lively and engaged in the positive.  Ocean Hills Country Club has an 18 hole golf course and many tennis and pickle ball courts. 
  3. Live in the present, seize the moment.
  4. Accept and adapt to change.  Just moving to a over 55 retirement community such as Ocean Hills Country Club is a good start.
  5. Travel.  There are many different ways to travel, so get involved.
  6. Have a paying job if possible.  Nothing is more full filling than still earning some money
  7. Be comfortable with yourself and have a sense of purpose.
  8. Spend time with friends and organized social activities.  No where has more social activities for over 55 seniors than Ocean Hills Country Club.
  9. Exercise at any level you can.  A fit body helps you have a fit mind.  Always be safe.  Start small and gradually increase you exercise level.  Ocean Hills is a great place to walk and meet the neighbors.

Just as your physical body needs exercise, so does your brain.  Stay optimistic, stay involved, and increase your senior brain health.

If you need real estate information about Ocean Hills Country Club homes, contact Gary Harmon, your Ocean Hills Realtor.

Maximize the Chance of Selling Your Ocean Hills Home

Get your Ocean Hills home in top condition

  • There are many things Ocean Hills sellers can easily do to get their Oceanside homes for sale in top physical condition to sell.   Type “fix up your home” in the “Search this Blog”  box to the right on this page to get many useful articles on making simple improvements. 
  • Do what you know needs doing?  You are probably already are aware of things that aren’t working just right around your home and now is the right time to fix them.  You want the Ocean Hills Country Club  buyer to get the right first impression.  Do those things that you have been putting off.
  • Learn from my 21 years of selling San Diego North County homes  and my two October sales of Ocean Hills Country Club homes what comes up most often in the property physical inspections.  Fix these items before you start to sell and you will get more money faster.  Also, the buyer always likes it when he pays for a physical inspection and the Ocean Hills home he has chosen comes out great in the inspection.  Here are some of the things that show up most often in physical inspections.   (1)  Grout-Check the kitchen and bathrooms for areas that need the grout touched up or replaced.  This improves the looks of both areas and is usually an item the physical inspector always catches. (2) Air gap at kitchen-If water comes out of your air gap at the sink when you run the diswasher, it shouldn’t.  Take the hose loose under the sink and clean it out with a close hangar.  Easy to do and a quick and cheap fix.  (3)   Furnace filters-I know the Ocean Hills buyer cannot see this, but might as well get it done up front.  During your physical inspection the buyer will think you keep a well maintained and clean home.  (4) Replace windows that have broken seals and show condensation between the dual panes. 

If you are thinking of selling your home, I would be happy to come by and do a quick walkthrough to see items that you can do cheaply and easily to get your Ocean Hills home in top condition.

Hire the right real estate specialist

Why hire one of the rest when you can team up with the best, contact Gary Harmon and put Gary Harmon’s Winning Team to work for you.

Ocean Hills Country Club – Maximize the Chance to Sell Your Home

87% of all home buyers start on the Internet

According to the National Association of Realtors over 87% of all home buyers start their search on the Internet. Most of these searches start with a “Google Search.” If you are thinking about selling your Ocean Hills home, you’ll want to maximize your Internet exposure. To do this you must list your home with a Realtor whose website is on the first page of “Google.”

Your Realtor’s website must be on the first page of Google

You can easily test to see what websites show up strongest for terms related to “Ocean Hills Country Club.” Go to www.google.com. Type a related search term in the “Google search box.” Click “Search.” Search terms important to Ocean Hills Country Club would be as follows: “Ocean Hills Over 55, Ocean Hills 55+, Oceanside Over 55, San Diego Over 55, Ocean Hills Country Club Retirement, Ocean Hills Country Club Homes, Ocean Hills one story, and Ocean Hills homes”

HomeInfoSanDiego.com is on the first page of Google

 My website, www.HomeinfoSanDiego.com offers maximum exposure for your Oceanside home by being found in more Ocean Hills Country Club searches than any other Realtor’s websites. Check it out for yourself.  To maximize the chance to sell your Ocean Hills Country Club home, contact Gary Harmon, your Ocean Hills Realtor.

Reverse mortgages for San Diego home purchases

Retire in a home that’s right for you

Now, if you’re a San Diego North County home buyer age 62 or older, there’s a program that can help you purchase your ideal
retirement home. The following information will help you understand the benefits and details of the reverse
mortgage for purchase program.

What is the home equity reverse mortgage (HECM) for purchase?

  • An FHA-insured reverse mortgage
  • Enables senior homebuyers, age 62 or older, to purchase a new primary San Diego residence and obtain a reverse mortgage in simultaneous transactions with no monthly mortgage payments
  • Allows buyers to combine reverse mortgage proceeds with a down payment from their current home sale or other assets, to purchase a new North County home

How can this program help you?

  •  Purchase a new North County home without taking on a new monthly mortgage payment
  • Purchase a primary San Diego residence, maybe a one story, suitable for your current needs
  • Purchase a Oceanside home in a senior housing community like Ocean Hills Country Club
  • Move into a new home that’s easily accessible with modern amenities
  • Downsize to a smaller, easier-to-maintain one level home
  • Relocate closer to friends and family members

To recap, you can use a purchase reverse mortgage to buy your North County over 55 dream home.  There are no credit or income requirements. You can now afford to look at Ocean Hills Country Club homes, Emerald Lake Village homes, Oceana homes, Rancho Carlsbad homes, or other San Diego North County homes and retire in a home that’s right for you.  Read more information at Reverse Mortgage – Purchase Ocean Hills.

To look at Ocean Hills Country Club homes or other San Diego real estate, contact Gary Harmon, your Senior North County Realtor. 

Information in this blog was furnished by Wells Fargo Bank and HomeServices Lending, one of Gary’s Winning Team.