2761 Glasgow Drive, Carlsbad 92011

Top Calavera Hills Home

Listing Price: Seller will entertain offers between $600,000 – $649,876.
Size: 2089 esf
Bedrooms: 4
Baths: 2.5
Comments: Must see – not a short sale. Beautiful Carlsbad home for sale in Calavera Hills. Newly remodeled fabulous garage, new A/C, new flooring, carpet and california closets. Granite counters, crown molding and custom paint, plantation shutters. Pride of ownership show cold. washer/dryer/freezer in garage do not convey.
See more details of 2761 Glasgow Drive, Carlsbad 92011 including many photos.

For more information on Carlsbad homes, contact Gary Harmon, your Carlsbad Realtor.

San Elijo Hills Home – Exquisite San Marcos Residence

This is a standard sale of a beautiful “California Craftsman: home in San Elijo Hills in San Marcos.  The home has mountain and peek ocean views in the gated community of Saverne.  It is pearched on a hill with open space and mountains behind.

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It has 5 bedrooms and 4 1/2 baths.  It is 3241 square feet.

THIS BEATUIFUL HOME HAS ALL OF THE UPGRADES INCLUDING A CHEF’S KITCHEN WITH STAINLESS STEEL APPLIANCES; A FREESTANDING, 6 BURNER COMMERCIAL RANGE & OVEN; AND GRANITE COUNTER TOPS. THERE ARE CUSTOM DRAPERIES; PLANTATION SHUTTERS; HAND SCRAPED CHERRY HARDWOOD FLOORING & BERBER CARPETING. BEAUTIFULLY LANDSCAPED WITH  SALTWATER, SOLAR HEATED SWIMMING POOL &; SPA .THERE IS A  FIRE RING;  WATERFALL; WISTERIA COVERED YARD SWING AND A  PRIVATE, STONED PAVED PATIO BETWEEN THE KITCHEN & LIVING ROOM THAT IS ACCESSED THROUGH FRENCH DOORS FROM THE DINING ROOM. LIVE AND LOVE THE SAN ELIJO LIFE STYLE WITH VILLAGE DINING  & SHOPPING; OUTDOOR COMMUNITY MOVIES; BALL PARKS; A COMMUNITY CENTER; PARKS; 18 MILES OF HIKING TRAILS; AND OUTSTANDING SCHOOLS. OWNER WILL CONSIDER THE SALE OF ALL, OR A PORTION OF THE FURNISHINGS. FINISHED 3 CAR TANDEM GARAGE HAS CUSTOM EPOXY FLOORS & BUILT-IN STORANGE CABINETS.

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 www.PacificShorelineGC.com.

 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

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 prudentialcal.com 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 http://m.prudentialcal.com.   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 www.neoreader.com.  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, www.GaryHarmon.com, which you are now reading is shown below.

www.GaryHarmon.com

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.

www.HomeInfoSanDiego.com

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 (GaryHarmon.com) and my website (HomeInfoSanDiego.com) 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 Google.com 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:

Aol.com
Arizona Republic
Chicago Tribune
Contra Costa Times
Cyberhomes.com
Desert Sun
eRealInvestor.com
FrontDoor (HGTV)
Google
HotPads.com
Homefinder.com
Homes.com
Kiplinger
LATimes.com
LuxuryRegistry.com
Mercury News
Miami Herald
Monterey County Herald
MSN
NewYorkTimes.com
OCRegister.com
Oodle.com
Prudential.com
PrudentialCal.com
Realtor.com
Relocation.com
San Francisco Chronicle
SignonSanDiego.com
Trulia.com
U.S. News and World Report
Wall St. Journal
Washington Post
Yahoo Real Estate
Zillow.com

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.

San Marcos Homes for Sale Market Conditions & Statistics

This week the median listing price of San Marcos CA homes for sale was $467,000.  There were 310 San Marcos properties on the market with an average market time of 106 days.  The Market Action Index (as seen in the table below) has been trending down while San Marcos homes inventory and days on the market are climbing.

San Marcos Homes Market StatisticsSupply and Demand of San Marcos Homes

The San Marcos housing market is getting cooler in terms of supply and demand of San Marcos homes for sale.  There is just more supply coming on the market relative to the existing sales demand.  In recent weeks the prices have been moving upward.  This is probably the result of the improved quality of San Marcos CA homes for sale coming on the market.  That is the recent homes to the market are larger and newer.

For more information on San Marcos homes for sale contact Gary Harmon, your San Marcos Realtor.  The information in this report was furnished to Gary by Altos Research and Pickford Escrow, one of  Gary’s winning team members. 

If you are looking for that special beach home, Gary also sells Encinitas ocean view homes, Carlsbad ocean view homes, and Oceanside ocean view homes.

Escondido Homes for Sale Market Conditions & Statistics

For the first week of July, this is how the market looked in the Escondido homes area.  See the bottom of the page and below the table for details on Escondido homes for sale and Escondido home inventory.

Escondido Homes Market StatisticsThis Week in Escondido Real Estate

The median list price of Escondido real estate this week is $425,000.  There are 668 Escondido homes for sale and the Escondido properties have been on the market for an average of 110 days.  Inventory of Escondido homes and days on the market are both climbing.  These trends imply a weakening in the market of Escondido homes for sale.

Supply and Demand of Escondido Homes

In terms of demand and supply, the Escondido homes market is getting cooler.  There is more homes coming on the market relative to the sales demand for Escondido homes.  In recent weeks, however, prices have been moving up somewhat.  This trend  may be a result of improved quality of the homes being listed.  That is, the Escondido homes being listed may be larger and newer.

These Escondido homes for sale market conditions are brought to you by Altos Research and Pickford Escrow, one of Gary Harmon’s winning team members.  For more information on Escondido homes for sale, contact Gary Harmon, your top Escondido Realtor.

Moving in Prior to Close of Escrow

Just SoldDON’T DO IT!  This post is meant to educate North County buyers and sellers, as well as my fellow North County Realtors.  “Should a North County seller let a potential buyer move in prior to the closing?”  This question has come up at least once or twice a year in my 21 years of San Diego real estate experience.  It just recently came up on the purchase of an Oceanside home where I represented the buyer.  I was the buyers’ “hero” until I told them they could not move into the Oceanside home early. 
 
There is an array of horror stories about what could go wrong when you let a San Diego North County home buyer move in early.  You would be better off to put them up at your house, in a motel, or send them on a trip, but whatever you do, avoid allowing them to take possession of the North County home prior to closing. If a problem arises, resolving who is responsible can result in expensive and lengthy litigation. If there is absolutely no other option but to let the North County buyer move into the property prior to closing, here are some suggested steps I recently found which my help to protect all parties involved.

  1. Don’t let the San Diego North County buyer take possession without a separate lease agreement plus a security deposit.  It’s absolutely imperative that you draw up a separate lease agreement. Until the transaction closes, the North County buyer is a tenant. This means that you collect a separate security deposit (in addition to whatever amount the buyers put down as an earnest money deposit). Hopefully, this provision alone will discourage most buyers from attempting to occupy the North County property prior to closing.
  2.  Tenants can be evicted.  The most important distinction between a North County buyer in possession and a tenant in possession is that evicting a tenant is relatively easy. In contrast, getting rid of a North County buyer in possession often requires a lawsuit.
  3. This is not a “do-it-yourself” project.  It’s important to use a lease agreement that is either generated by an attorney, your local board of Realtors or your state association of Realtors.
  4. Make sure the appropriate insurance is in place on the San Diego North County real estate.  Many sellers mistakenly believe that their homeowners insurance provides adequate coverage for a North County buyer who moves into their property. The best way to handle this is to notify your insurance company.  Also be sure to advise the buyers that the lessor’s (seller’s) insurance does not cover their belongings. Furthermore, it normally doesn’t provide liability coverage for the buyers or their guests. The best way to protect buyers’ interests is to purchase a renters’ insurance policy. To provide extra protection, insist that a home warranty policy is in place on the property. That way, if there is an issue with a major system on the property, there won’t be a conflict about who is going to pay for the repair.
  5. Document the condition of the North County property.  The condition of the San Diego property is often a major source of contention if the buyer fails to close. Take extensive photos (and shoot a video if you can) prior to the time that the buyer/lessee takes possession. If there is a dispute, you have concrete proof about the condition of the San Diego North County property.

The bottom line is this: Do whatever you can to avoid having a buyer move into a property prior to closing.  If there is no other alternative but to have the North County buyer take possession early, make sure that you have taken the necessary steps to protect all parties involved. Otherwise, it might be your career that is going up in flames.

For more information on moving in early or to see North County homes, contact Gary Harmon, your North County Realtor.

San Diego Fireworks

San  Diego Fireworks

This information about San Diego Fireworks places and times is provided to you by California Title Company, one of Gary Harmon’s Winning team members.

San Diego Fireworks

If you are interested in San Diego fireworks around the San Diego Bay, read on.

San Diego Fireworks

The above list included Carlsbad fireworks, Vista fireworks, Escondido fireworks, and San Marcos fireworks.  Hope you have a great Fourth of July and enjoy the shows.  For information on San Diego North County homes, contact Gary Harmon, your North County Realtor.