California Lifestyles – Real San Diego Living

In case you haven’t figured it out yet, Southern California is a great place to live.  Real San Diego living lifestyles can be enjoyed especially in San Diego North County homes.   Check out the best source of   San Diego’s current listings:  see ALL San Diego  County.  See current listings for each community of San Diego North County homes.


East Carlsbad

South Carlsbad

West Carlsbad


San Marcos

North Escondido

South Escondido

East Escondido

Southwest Escondido


Like what you see?  Want to enjoy those California lifestyles and real San Diego living?  Contact Gary Harmon, your San Diego North County Realtor.

Ocean Hills Country Club – Real Resort Living Lifestyles

Real resort living lifestyles for 55+ active adults in OCEAN HILLS COUNTRY CLUB is the best kept secret in San Diego County.

Ocean Hills is located on 350 acres of rolling hills in Oceanside, California. This enclave is approximately 5 miles from the beach and only 30 miles north of San Diego. They are west of Melrose and south of  Highway 78.  There are 17 models to choose from! Ocean HIlls amenities include an executive-style par 55 golf course (no green fees), lighted tennis courts, paddle tennis courts (where pickle ball is avidly played), bocce ball courts, & an Olympic-sized heated swimming pool, spa & pet park. The 27,000 s.f. clubhouse has a Nautilus exercise facility, library, large auditorium, arts & crafts studios, sewing room, wood-working shop & many other activity rooms. Some of the clubs & classes include ceramics, ballroom dance, Tai Chi, duplicate bridge & aerobics. Ocean Hills offers Anglers, Sailing, Travel, Hiking, Ski, Bridge, Computer, Garden, Choral Society, or a large list of other outdoor & indoor club activities for an active living lifestyle. Ocean Hills is a fully gated community with security guard patrol 24/7. Entrance into the community is off Cannon and closely monitored. Each home contains pre-wired alarms that reports fire, police and medical emergencies to an HOA-monitored central facility, and security guard response is swift. Ocean Hills Country Club HOA dues also include front yard maintenance, common area landscaping, exterior home paint (white of course), red tile roof maintenance & basic Cable T.V.

To see Ocean Hills Country Club homes, contact Gary Harmon, and start enjoying the real active living lifestyles San Diego has to offer.  View or print  a Street Map of Ocean Hills.


Enjoy San Diego's Real Living Lifestyles!

San Diego North County Home Purchase – A Win-Win

It is now time to enjoy San Diego’s real living lifestyles.  Whether San Diego ocean view homes or inland communities like Vista homes, San Marcos homes, or Escondido homes, the San Diego lifestyle is awaiting you.  San Diego homes offer real living at its best.  Once you have found the San Diego North County home of your dreams, writing the offer becomes very important. You don’t want to pay too much, but you want to be successful in buying that San Diego North County real estate. It is time to set down with your San Diego North County Realtor, contact Gary Harmon, and write the purchase offer.

Most things are negotiable in the offer, but when buying San Diego County homes there is a standard to follow on most items. A good rule of thumb, using an old clicke, is to make any offer a win-win for everyone. Your Realtor will know how to advise you.

Keep it Simple

Keep the purchase offer on the San Diego North County home for sale as simple as possible. For example, don’t ask for closing cost back unless you need the cash. San Diego North County sellers will only be looking at the net price. Don’t ask for repairs up front. You can handle those later in the request for repairs. Structure you offer to keep things simple and clear for everyone to understand. If there are any items of personal property you are requesting that don’t normally come with the home, do them separately after you have an acceptance on the home. Don’t forget the big picture which is to buy your San Diego North County home, not to get a good deal on a refrigerator, etc.

Focus Only on What is Important

The first important thing is the sales price. Your San Diego North County Realtor, Gary Harmon, can provide you with comps of other San Diego North County homes to help you pick the right offer price. In this current San Diego North County real estate market, homes are selling at or above listing price. Many times you won’t get a counter offer, so put your best foot forward. The deposit, usually at least one percent of the purchase price, is the next important item. How long an escrow will you need? It takes at least 30-45 days to get all the loan details worked out. Other items to consider are who pays escrow, title, and other closing cost. Ask your Realtor what is customary in the San Diego North County area.   Gary also has  great winning team members, in California Title Company (Caltitle), HomeServices Lending and Pickford Escrow.

In cost no more to use the best, contact Gary Harmon and Prudential California Realty.