Escondido Homes and Escondido Foreclosures

Welcome to my Escondido Homes featured listing page.  Click on the hot links below by price to get a fast start.  If you would like to see an area not shown you can set up your own personalized search by zip code, area, price, features, and much more.  Start your own custom serarch here.   You can also see Escondido foreclosures, auction, or pre-forclosure homes at “Free Foreclosure Search.”  For a personalized tour of any of these Escondido homes contact Gary Harmon.
Escondido Homes $300k – $400k
Escondido Homes $400k-$500k
All Other Price Ranges
See Video and learn how to SEARCH LIKE AN AGENT!

Escondido Homes Quick Search

Escondido Homes for Sale $300k  – $500k

Welcome to my Escondido Homes featured listing page.  Click on the hot links below by price to get a fast start.  If you would like to see an area not shown you can set up your own personalized search by zip code, area, price, features, and much more.  Start your own custom serarch here.   You can also see Escondido foreclosures, auction, or pre-forclosure homes at “Free Foreclosure Search.”  For a personalized tour of any of these Escondido homes contact Gary Harmon.
Escondido Homes $300k – $400k
Escondido Homes $400k-$500k
All Other Price Ranges
See Video and learn how to SEARCH LIKE AN AGENT!

When is the best time to buy your Escondido Home?  NOW!   Interest rates are still at record lows and buyers are not flooding the market right now.  This gives you, the Escondido buyer a better selection of Escondido Real estate.  For more information, contact Gary Harmon, your top Escondido Realtor.

Value Range Pricing, Benefit or Curse?

Trulia Voices just emailed me asking me to answer a buyer’s question about value range pricing.   I though it my be beneficial to share my answer with my Escondido real estate buyers.  My answer is as follows:

You don’t want to get caught up in whether you like ranges, fixed prices, etc.  Escondido homes for sale sell for “fair market value.” Fair market value  is what a willing Escondido buyer will pay and a willing Escondido seller will sell for.  It may be above the price range, below the price range or just right in the middle.

Our company, Prudential California Realty, started the concept in the US of pricing homes in ranges.   That must have been about 15 or so years ago.  We called in Value Range Marketing and it was a very controversial step in the San Diego real estate community.  It was just an attempt to get homes exposed to the most amount of buyers, especially through our mls system.  It worked great.  Prudential California Realty grew quickly from a small company to the largest company in San Diego County in sales for the last 10 years in a row according to the San Diego Business Journal.

So, how do you as a buyer know what to pay and what to offer for a Escondido home for sale.   Start by going to Google and use the keyword “Escondido homes.”  Read through and pick an Escondido Realtor out of the first 10 Realtors.  Talk to some of them.  Select ONE.  Your North County Realtor will be able to use his experience to help you know exactly what to offer whether the home is priced as a fixed price or whether it is in a value range.

Contact Gary Harmon, your Escondido Realtor, to get the best value on your next Escondido home purchase.  Put his 20 years of selling Escondido homes for sale to work for you.

Only a Few Shopping Days 'til Christmas

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

This may the best possible time to buy that Escondido real estate.  Most buyers are focused on getting ready for Christmas.  Many Escondido Realtors have taken time off and are also in the Holiday frame of mind.  Gary Harmon, your Escondido Realtor, is ready to go to work for you.  With the shortage of Escondido homes for sale, you don’t want to miss any chance of gaining the advantage.   Interest rates are still great.  So while other buyers are on the sideline, contact Gary Harmon and get into the game.  This may just be the best time to purchase that Escondido home.

Where to start when buying Escondido real estate.

Buying Escondido Real Estate

Where to Start

In todays tough Escondido real estate market you have to be ready to make an offer on Escondido homes the minute the homes hits the market.  Many Escondido homes are short sales or bank owned properties (REO’s).  This type of Escondido real estate often sells the first weekend it hits the San Diego North County mls.  You can find these homes by using Escondido homes for Sale mls search.  

Pre-Approval from a Lender

Finding Escondido homes isn’t enough.  To be ready to buy you home you must already have a pre-approval from a good lender.  Gary Harmon has chosen Home Services Lenders ( a Wells Fargo affiliate) as a member of Gary’s Winning Team.  Joyce Nathan and Gary can guide you through all the steps of getting the right loan.  If you prefer an outside lender, Gary has gotten great results with Charla Rueda of Bank of America.

Write the Best Escondido Real Estate Offer

You now must write an offer to get the best possible deal on your Escondido home purchase.  A good agent like Gary Harmon will go over some of the things you might want to consider or include in your offer or counter offer.  Some of these things may make the difference in your ability to purchase.  Call Gary today at 760-745-1220 and get started buying your Escondido dream home. 

 

Escondido Real Estate: Where's the market headed?

Where is the Escondido Real Estate Market Headed as of 11-20-2009?

This week the median price for an Escondido home across all four zip codes is $415,000.  The inventory of Escondido homes for sale is going up and sales of Escondido homes are slowing.   While this is some concern, it is not unsual.  We would expect the trend to be somewhat the same across San Diego County  when going into the Thanksgiving holidays.  In recent weeks prices of Escondido houses have been moving up and the avereage days on the market have gone down somewhat.  See the chart below for trends supplied by Altos Research.

Escondido Real Estate Trends as of 11-20-2009.

Escondido Real Estate Trends as of 11-20-2009.

In the Escondido homes market, it has been a buyer’s market.  The price trending upward may be the result of  an improvement of the quality of the homes now available (for example, newer or larger homes).

Another interesting way to look at Escondido real estate sales is to look at sales by quartiles, the most expensive to the least.  In the top or first quartile the median sales price was $875,000 for 3550 esf.  In the second quartile Escondido housing prices were $508,000 for 2560 esf.  In the 3rd quartile Escondido properties had a median price of $339,000 for 1820 esf and in the bottom quartile Escondido homes had a median price of just $210,000 for 1290 esf.

Welcome to my new Escondido Real Estate blog, see video!

Welcome to my Escondido Real Estate blog!  The goal of this blog is to provide you  real estate related content and videos that will help you save time and money on your next Escondido Real Estate purchase or sale.  I made this YouTube video to help get you started in the right direction and to help you search for Escondido Foreclosures or other Escondido homes for sale.

Current Market Conditions for Escondido Real Estate

The median price of Escondido Real Estate this November is $404,500.  The average list price of Escondido homes is $592,001.  There are approximately 384 Escondido homes for sale with an average market time of 149 days.   The Escondido Real estate inventory and days on the market has remained relatively unchanged over the past month.  The profile of the median Escondido home is 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths.  Escondido homes for sale range from cottages to castles  ($115,000 to $12,000000).  As we go into Fall/Winter the Escondido real estate market is cooling somewhat.    Investors and first time home buyers continue to gobble up good listings priced under $400,000.  If you are trying to find a bargin in this challenging market please contact Gary Harmon.  Gary has been serving Escondido buyers and sellers for over 20 years.

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