San Marcos Estate Home – Listing of the Day

This San Marcos Estate Home is located in the prestigious gated community of Stone Canyon and offers some of the best views in San Marcos.

Offered at $549,000.    919 Bridgeport Court, San Marcos 92078

San Marcos Estate HOmeLocated in a desireable gated area of San Marcos homes on a cul-de-sac street, this estate home features sweeping views of the hillsides, mountains and valleys which can be enjoyed by relaxing in the backyard gazebo. Lots of living space here with 5 bedrooms 4 baths, approx. 2,994 sf. new carpet, new paint, professionally cleaned and windows washed to make it move-in ready. Kitchen features granite counters, center island and is open to the family room. There is one bedroom and a full bath on the entry level ideal for extended family living or an office.  Stone Canyon  features lots of walking trails.

For more information on this great estate home at 919 Bridgeport Court, San Marcos 92078 contact Gary Harmon of the Hadley Home Team.

Lake San Marcos Home and Golf Memberships

Lake San Marcos Country Club Membership Opportunities

Full Golf Membership: provides full access to the entire Club’s facilities and amenities to include unlimited golf at the North and South golf courses, tennis, swimming, spa, dining, clubhouse and all social related events and activities. Members receive a 15% discount in the golfshop and a 10% discount at Gordon’s on the Greens. Family privileges will be extended to the Member, Member’s spouse and dependent children as prescribed by the Club. Individual privileges will be extended to the Member only.  Owning a Lake San Marcos home certainly has its benefits.

Lake San Marcos Golf Course

Initiation Fee was $2,500.00, now $0.
Family Monthly Dues $475.00 25% off the fi rst year.
Individual Monthly Dues $375.00
Young professional Golf Membership: is available to persons age thirty-nine (39) and under and provides full access to all the Club’s facilities and amenities to include unlimited golf at the North and South golf courses, tennis, swimming. spa, dining, clubhouse and all social related events and activities. Members receive a 15% discount in the golf shop and a 10% discount at Gordon’s on the Greens. Family privileges will be extended to the Member, Member’s spouse and dependent children as prescribed by the Club. Individual privileges will be extended to the Member only.

Initiation Fee was $1,500.00, now $0

Family Monthly Dues $405.00 25% off the fi rst year. 

Individual Monthly Dues $310.00

Social/Tennis Membership: Provides access to all the Club’s facilities and amenities to include tennis, swimming, sap, dinning, clubhouse and all social related events and activities. Privileges will be extended to the Member, Member’s spouse and dependent children as prescribed by the Club. 

Initiation Fee was$500.00, now $0.

Family Monthly Dues $99.99 25% off the fi rst year.
Individual Monthly Dues $79.00

The following fees will apply to Golf Memberships:
A quarterly food & beverage minimum is applied to all memberships as follows:
Individual: $100.00 ~ Family: $150.00
Range Program: $200.00/year/Individual  $275.00/year/Family
Locker Fee: $150.00/year  Cart Fee: $15.00/person/18-holes

Want to look for your Lake San Marcos home, contact Gary Harmon, Lake San Marcos resident.

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Lake San Marcos

Happy New Year to all my Lake San Marcos neighbors.  Below the photo are some things we can all do to help improve life around our community.

  1. I will relocate my sprinkler heads that are wasting water on pavement, in my street, my driveway, or walkway.
  2. I will keep dirt, oil, land-scape debris, cigarette butts, animal droppings, and any foreign matter out of the street. Our storm drains all empty into Lake San Marcos – no matter where our street is located.
  3. Products from our kitchen and bathroom drains DO go to a treatment plant. I will remember that there is NO treatment plant for any storm drain.  Whatever finds its way to a storm drain, goes into Lake San Marcos.
  4. I will also remind new residents that we are all responsible to keep our streets clean and to prevent rainwater from carrying all undesirable items into our storm drains.
  5. I will sweep, not use a hose to clean my driveway or sidewalk. I will use a safe cleaning agent IF I must wash my vehicle and have a shut-off on the water hose. I will explain to others that when soap water goes into a storm drain it will give our fifi sh an unwelcome bubble bath.
  6. I will remember the San Diego North County regulations to pick-up after my pets, use a leash not more than 6’ in length, and remember that pets may not run freely but must be kept in an enclosed space when left outside.
  7. I will purchase a neutralizing solution from a pool supplier and use it before draining my pool.
  8. I will join the Lake San Marcos Security Patrol for my home or for my tenants. I will ask about affordable payment plans. 744-0811.  I agree that we should all share the cost of this protection because even if I never need to ask for help, it’s a fact that our safety and property values are enhanced by the existence of these trained Offifi cers.  Lake San Marcos is ranked the safest community in San Diego County because of this remarkable service.
  9. I will patronize our reliable local businesses and their services whenever possible.  I will make plans with friends to have lunch or dinner at Gordon’s on the Green. The new menus and service deserve to be experienced.
  10. The TENTH Resolution can be your choice of actions.  
    Do I participate in any of the various LSM activities?
    Do I express thanks to those who give their time and energy to maintain the clubs and groups?
    Have I attended a meeting of the Computer Club to expand my competency?
    If I have a new address or a new last name, have I registered to vote?
    Do I respect that I must maintain a speed limit of not more than the 25 mph the county law requires in residential areas?
    Do I remember that drivers share our roads with joggers and walkers and bikers and baby strollers?
    Think about what YOU could do to make a difference in your 2011 life! And ….. JUST DO IT!

The above ideas are courtesy of the Lake San Marcos Newsletter.  To see San Marcos real estate or sell Lake San Marcos homes including Varadero homes, contact Gary Harmon, you Lake San Marcos neighbor.

San Elijo Hills – Listing of the Day

One of be best ways to serch for San Marcos CA 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.

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Listing of the Day – 1627 Trenton Way – San Elijo Hills Home

Remarks: STANDARD SALE OF A BEAUTIFUL “CALIFORNIA CRAFTSMAN” HOME IN SAN ELIJO HILLS WITH MOUNTAIN & PEEK OCEAN VIEWS IN THE GATED COMMUNITY OF SAVERNE. PERCHED ON A HILL WITH OPEN SPACE & MOUNTAINS BEHIND. 5 BEDROOMS,41/2 BATHS, 3,241 SQ.FT. WITH A 3 CAR GARAGE. 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.

Mandatory Remarks: Seller will entertain offers between $725000 – $774876.

View all photos of this San Elijo Hills home.

Get a private tour of this San Marcos San Elijo Hills home, contact Gary Harmon, your La Costa real estate agent.

 

Above San Marcos 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.

San Marcos Home – Listing of the Day

One of be best ways to serch for San Marcos CA 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.

See all Prudential Residential listings in my office.

Listing of the Day – 1840 Azul Vista – San Marcos Home

 

Remarks: JUST REDUCED!…The best single story home “Value” in Coastal No County. Last closed sale was $830,000. This newer 3 bd + office(or 4 bd)w/3 full bath has upgrades galore…travertine floors, mocha maple cabs,stainless Professional appls incl blt-in refrig, huge kit island, granite counters, custom paint, A/C, 3 car gar, in prestigious gated Varadero, “The Hidden Jewel” with a pool. Upgrades & amenities usually found over $1m. I am not kidding, no other 1 story like this for sale in Coastal North County.
View all photos of this San Marcos home.

This beautiful home is one of the newest Lake San Marcos homes.  It is  located in the upscale, gated community of Varadero homes.  This single level home is the Varadero home plan one floorplan.

 

Get a private tour of this San Marcos home, contact Gary Harmon, your La Costa real estate agent.

 

Above San Marcos 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.

 

Varadero Homes lead Lake San Marcos Sales

Detached Lake San Marcos Homes – 6 Month Statistics

  • Twenty five Lake San Marcos homes are currently listed
  • Highest list price is $965,000 and is in the gated community of Varadero Homes
  • Lowest list price of a Lake San Marcos property is $269,000
  • There are currently ten Lake San Marcos homes in escrow
  • Twenty five Lake San Marcos homes were sold in the last 6 months with an average price of $480,000
  • The average market time for these Lake San Marcos properties to sell was 54 days
  • The highest sales price was $839,000.  This home was in the gated community of Varadero homes, and was a 3372 sq ft one level
  • The lowest sale price of Lake San Marcos homes was $250,000

Attached Lake San Marcos Homes – 6 Month Statistics

  • 21 Lake San Marcos properties are currently listed for sale
  • The highest list price is $599,000 to $625,000
  • Lowest list price of attached Lake San Marcos properties is $170,000
  • There are 4 Lake San Marcos homes (attached) currnetly in escrow
  • Twenty one attached homes sold in the last 6 months
  • The highest sales price of an attached Lake San Marcos property was $600,000
  • The lowest sales price of an attached Lake San Marcos propertry was $145,000

Source of above statistics is Sandicor, San Diego Multiple Listing.

To see great Lake San Marcos homes for sale, contact Gary Harmon, your Lake San Marcos Realtor and Varadero Homes resident.   A related article is “Varadero Homes-Great One Story Floorplans.”  See current listings of Varadero Homes at Varadero MLS Search.

First-Time Home Buyers – HomeInfoSanDiego.com

National Association of Realtors Survey

According to a National Association of Realtors survey of buyers and sellers, first-time homebuyers accounted for half of all home sales from July 2009 through June 2010.  That’s the highest share of first-time-buyer purchases in the history of the survey.  This large number of first-time home buyers was due to the generous incentives offered by both Federal and State Governments.  The survey dates back to 1981.

The typical first-time buyer was 30 years old (compared to a median 49 years old for repeat buyers and 39 years old  for all buyers) and planned to stay in their home for a median of 10 years. Repeat buyers planned to stay for 15 years. Typical sellers had remained in their previous home for eight years.

87% of home buyers started on the Internet

Almost half (48 percent) of buyers found their agent through a referral from a friend, relative, or neighbor; the next highest percentage, 10 percent, used a website.  According to the National Association of Realtors, over 87% of home buyers started their seach for a home on the Internet.

The most valuable website feature for San Diego North County buyers was the presence of photos: 85 percent said they found photos “very useful.” Detailed property information was very useful for 83 percent and virtual tours were very useful for 61 percent.  That is why this blog, www.GaryHarmon.com and my main website, www.HomeInfoSanDiego.com, offer a plethora of great photos.

On the main website you can search by using the main search buttons: Foreclosure Search, MLS Search, Over 55 Homes, Ocean Hills C C, Ocean View Homes, La Costa Homes, and Contact Gary.  If you want know more about the San Diego North County real estate communities you can go to the community buttons of: Oceanside, Carlsbad, Escondido, Vista, San Marcos, or Encinitas.  Your search possibilities only start with the main search buttons.  There are over 200 pages of custom, relevant, San Diego North County homes real estate content available on “HomeInfoSanDiego.com.”  Many communities, such as “Ocean Hills Country Club Homes,” have their own websites within the main website.

Enjoy this San Diego North County real estate resource, and for personal attention, contact Gary Harmon, a top North County real estate agent.

Daylight Savings Time Change – San Diego

For 2011 see: When Daylight Savings Time Ends 2011.

See Current Real Estate Listings of  San Diego Homes for Sale.

Just a friendly reminder to set your clocks back one hour this Sunday morning at 2:00 am, November 7, 2010.  This is the end of daylight savings time for us here in San Diego North County.  Back to standard time.  Remember the old rule of Spring forward and Fall back.  If you would like to know a little history (or a lot of history) about the time change, read on below the photo.

More than you ever wanted to know

Although not punctual in the modern sense, ancient civilizations adjusted daily schedules to the sun more flexibly than modern DST does, often dividing daylight into twelve hours regardless of day length, so that each daylight hour was longer during summer.[12] For example, Roman water clocks had different scales for different months of the year: at Rome’s latitude the third hour from sunrise, hora tertia, started by modern standards at 09:02 solar time and lasted 44 minutes at the winter solstice, but at the summer solstice it started at 06:58 and lasted 75 minutes.[13] After ancient times, equal-length civil hours eventually supplanted unequal, so civil time no longer varies by season. Unequal hours are still used in a few traditional settings, such as some Mount Athos monasteries[14] and all Jewish ceremonies.[15]
Benjamin Franklin satirically suggested firing cannons at sunrise to wake ParisiansDuring his time as an American envoy to France, Benjamin Franklin, author of the proverb, “Early to bed, and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise”, anonymously published a letter suggesting that Parisians economize on candles by rising earlier to use morning sunlight.[16] This 1784 satire proposed taxing shutters, rationing candles, and waking the public by ringing church bells and firing cannons at sunrise.[17] Franklin did not propose DST; like ancient Rome, 18th-century Europe did not keep precise schedules. However, this soon changed as rail and communication networks came to require a standardization of time unknown in Franklin’s day.[18]
G.V. Hudson invented modern DST, proposing it first in 1895.Modern DST was first proposed by the New Zealand entomologist George Vernon Hudson, whose shift-work job gave him leisure time to collect insects, and made him aware of the value of after-hours daylight.[2] In 1895 he presented a paper to the Wellington Philosophical Society proposing a two-hour daylight-saving shift,[19] and after considerable interest was expressed in Christchurch, New Zealand he followed up in an 1898 paper.[20] Many publications incorrectly credit DST’s invention to the prominent English builder and outdoorsman William Willett,[21] who independently conceived DST in 1905 during a pre-breakfast ride, when he observed with dismay how many Londoners slept through a large part of a summer day.[22] An avid golfer, he also disliked cutting short his round at dusk.[23] His solution was to advance the clock during the summer months, a proposal he published two years later.[24] The proposal was taken up by the Liberal Member of Parliament (MP) Robert Pearce, who introduced the first Daylight Saving Bill to the House of Commons on 12 February 1908.[25] A select committee was set up to examine the issue, but Pearce’s bill did not become law, and several other bills failed in the following years. Willett lobbied for the proposal in the UK until his death in 1915.

Starting on 30 April 1916, Germany and its World War I allies were the first to use DST (ger.: Sommerzeit) as a way to conserve coal during wartime. Britain, most of its allies, and many European neutrals soon followed suit. Russia and a few other countries waited until the next year and the United States adopted it in 1918. Since then, the world has seen many enactments, adjustments, and repeals.

Now is a good time to buy San Diego Real Estate

Anytime is a good time to buy San Diego North County homes.  Contact Gary Harmon, your top North County Realtor, to see homes today.  Gary services all of the San Diego North County real estate areas including Carlsbad homes, Oceanside homes for sale, Encinitas homes, Vista, San Marcos, and Escondido real estate.

Varadero Homes – Great One Story Floorplans

Carlsbad, Encinitas, and San Marcos Single Story Homes

One out of ever 10 Varadero Homes is owned by a San Diego North County Realtor.  That should be all the proof needed to convince you that Varadero Homes at Lake San Marcos is a great place to live.  But there is more.  

Three years ago, I set out to buy a new home for myself in Carlsbad, Encinitas, or San Marcos.  Like many other baby boomers, I wanted a single story, one level home.  I soon realized, like many other buyers, that builders built very few single level homes in San Diego North County.  When I looked for an Encinitas one story or a Carlsbad one story, I found the homes were mostly older.  If newer, they were out of my price range.  Since I had access to the latest data from the San Diego MLS, I could see everything.  I soon saw a few listings of newer one story homes in south San Marcos.   Varadero homes were a new development that I had never heard of and contained only 105 homes.  The good news is they were mostly one level homes, newer, and in a very well landscaped, gated community.  Being high on a hill, many had either great views of Lake San Marcos and the surrounding emerald hills or a westerly view to the Pacific Ocean.  They were also very close to both Encinitas and Carlsbad.  The school districts scores were  great.  I fell in love with the Varadero floorplans, features, and Varadero aminities.  I purchased my new one level home.  After three years, I sill love the quality of the homes, the floor plans, the community, and the great community spirit of the neighborhood.  If you are considering a one level in either Carlsbad or Encinitas, give me a call and compare the good value of Varadero homes. 

Enjoy the photos below and you will see why Varadero Homes are the Realtors best kept secret.  Also, see Varadero Homes Video.  For more see Lake San Marcos homes at Varadero.

Varadero Homes – Gated

Varadero’s Spectacular Pool

Varadero Spa – Always Hot

Varadero Homes Clubhouse

Varadero BBQ Grills

Varadero Picnic Tables

Lake San Marcos

 

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Lake San Marcos Full Size Course

Lake San Marcos Executive Golf Course

Check out resort style living at Varadero Homes for yourself, contact Gary Harmon, resident, for a personal tour.

613 Bush Lane, San Marcos, CA 92069

Great San Marcos Value

Listing Price: Seller will entertain offers between $350,000 – $395,876.
Size: 2020 esf
Bedrooms: 4
Baths: 2.5
Comments: Must see – not a short sale. Beautiful San Diego North County home in gated community of Vistancia in San Marcos. Great views of the night lights of the City of San Marcos.  Backs to a park.  For more information on San Marcos homes, contact Gary Harmon, your San Marcos Realtor.