10395 Eagle Lake Drive

Spacious, custom home, on a gated one acre lot, with panoramic views in Lake Hodges Estates.

10395 Eagle Lake Drive

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This 4 bedroom, 4 bath homes has over 5000 esf and is priced in a value range from $825,000 to $925,000.  There is lots of extra parking and also a paddle tennis court.

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Escondido Home Prices

Escondido Homes for Sale:  North Escondido   South Escondido   East Escondido   Southwest Escondido

The median Escondido homes value in June 2011 is $349,200. The median value for San Diego North County homes for the same period is $388,700.  The National median home value is only $175,100.  Escondido home appreciation has decreased by -2.5% with San Diego County homes being about the same. Nationally, homes have gone down in the same period by -3.2%. See the chart below for a ten year average of median Escondido homes values and how they stack up against the City, County and the Nation. There is also a chart of Escondido homes appreciation for the same ten year period.

If you would like to see Escondido homes for sale and take advantage of this great San Diego North County real estate market, contact Gary Harmon, your Real Living Lifestyles Real Estate agent.

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Charla Rueda and Cornerstone Lending – Gary's Team

The biggest hurdle faced by first – time Escondido home buyers is usually coming up with enough money for the down payment and closing costs.  The City of Escondido offers programs for qualified borrowers/properties for up to 5% of the purchase price or a maximum of $25,000 on a deferred low interest loan. Repayment is deferred until selling, transferring or refinancing the property. Charla Rueda, Cornerstone Escrow, one the Gary Harmon Team, can share this program with you.  Contact Gary Harmon for a personal introduction.

Charla’s professional commitment has always been to provide clients with the very best in customer service.  More than thirteen years of residential lending experience has consistently demonstrated her ability to deliver mortgage products that meet her clients’ needs and earns their repeat business. 

Cornerstone povides Charla the systems and tools that enable her to fulfill her goal of delivering exceptional customer service.  Charla makes a simple promise: to be honest and direct, to treat clients with the utmost respect and to provide each customer with the kind of service I would want for myself.  Charla has never let me down and I am sure she will do a great job in helping finance your Escondido Home for Sale.

See Escondido Homes for Sale:  North Escondido   South Escondido   East Escondido   Southwest Escondido.

Escondido Real Estate – Listing of the Day

One of be best ways to serch for Escondido Real Estate 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 – 2167 Valley Rim – Escondido Real Estate

Remarks: Desirable Escondido home in one of North County’s finest master planned communities. This home boasts beautiful wood floors, soaring ceilings and is immaculate and bright throughout. This property is a must see! The community of Emerald Heights offers a guarded gate entrance, a resort style clubhouse and sports facility that offers a lap pool, full basketball court, 3 lighted tennis courts, fitness room, tot-lot and some of the best views in North County Welcome to 2167 Valley Rim Gln! Located in Emerald heights, one of North County’s finest master planned communities! This desirable 4 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom home is located on a large flat lot on a cul-de-sac street. This well maintained home has a welcoming floor plan, beautiful wood floors, soaring ceilings, bright kitchen with updated Whirlpool appliances. Upstairs you will find 3 great rooms in addition to a large master bedroom with dual sinks, separate tub and shower, sky light and a large walk in closet. The exterior is highlighted by a large and very private back yard with a shade covered patio, mature fruit trees, room for the children to play in the large grass area, and backs up to an open preserve. The community of Emerald Heights offers a guarded gate entrance, a resort style clubhouse and sports facility that offers a lap pool, full basketball court, 3 lighted tennis courts, fitness room, tot-lot and some of the best views in North County. Don’t miss this incredible opportunity.

Mandatory Remarks:  Offer accepted pending lender approval of Short Sale.

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Above Escondido home 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.

Escondido Real Estate Market Statistics

Median List Price of Escondido Homes

The median list price of Escondido real estate,  CA this week is $375,000.  The 694 Escondido properties have been on the market for an average of 127 days. With Escondido housing inventory and days-on-market basically unchanged and the Market Action Index increasing, the market is not sending strong directional signal for the near-term outlook.

Supply and Demand of Escondido Inventory

The Escondido real estate market has shown some evidence of slowing recently. Both prices and Escondido inventory levels are relatively unchanged in recent weeks. Watch the Market Action Index for changes as it can be a leading indicator for price changes.


Market Action Index for Escondido Homes

The Market Action Index answers the question “How’s the Market?” by measuring
the current rate of sale versus the amount of the inventory. Index above 30
implies a seller’s advantage. Below 30, conditions give the advantage to the
buyer. The current Escondido housing Market Action Index is 17.1. That is a strong Escondido home buyers’ market. Therefore, it is a good time to be buying Escondido homes. Click here to see current listings of Escondido homes for sale. For more information about Escondido properties,  contact Gary Harmon, your top Escondido Realtor.

Carlsbad homes market statistics for November 2010 were furnished courtesy of Pickford Escrow, one of Gary’s winning team members. Statistics were compliled by Altos Research. For full Altos Research report, click here.

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.

The Time to Buy Escondido Real Estate is NOW

Many think the time to buy is now

Prudential California Realty took a real estate outlook survey in 2010 and found most Southern California and San Diego North County buyers think now is the time to buy.

Time to buy Escondido Real Estate

There are only 10 of homebuyers that did not think this is the  time to buy.  If you have been on the fence, get in the game and find your Escondido home now.  Contact Gary Harmon, one of the top Escondido Realtors, for more information.

San Diego North County buyers see the market moving towards stability

The number of Southern California consumers who believe the Escondido real estate market and other San Diego North County real estate markets are stable outnumber the percent who believe the market is unstable.

Escondido real estate market stability

There are only 29% of Souther California buyers that think the real estate market is unstable.  That leaves 71% implying that “the time to buy Escondido real estate  is NOW.”

Most Escondido real estate buyers believe the real estate market is on an upward trajectory

Over 26 % of homebuyers think the Escondido real estate market is stronger than it was a year ago.  And, one year from now, 51% expedct to see the San Diego North county real estate market even stronger.  The survey only saw 7% who thought it would be weaker.  With market and prices going up, now is the time to contact Gary Harmon, your top North County realtor.

North County buyers see potential for appreciation in both short and long term

North County homes appreciation

North County buyers see appreciation coming.  Over 46% of Souther California buyers expect real estate prices to apreciate in the next year.  Current data for San Diego North County shows that is actually happening.  In the next 5 years, 79% expect prices to increase.  Don’t let this good market pass you by, contact Gary Harmon today.

Current interest rates help make the time to buy NOW

HomeServices Lending is one of Gary Harmon’s Winning Team members.  Contact them for current rates and to get prequalified today.

Escondido real estate and HomeServices Lending

For an experience Escondido real estate agent, contact Gary Harmon, your top Escondido Realtor.

Monthy Principal & Interest Payments

Estimated Monthly Payment Factors per $1000 on a 15 and 30 Year Fixed Loan.

If you are buying Escondido real estate or other North County homes, the first thing you need to do is to determine if you can afford the payments.  If you like to do-it-yourself, the tables below will help get you off to a good start.  If you would like professional help, call me and I will put introduce you to one of my team members at HomeServices Lending

To estimate your monthly principal and interest mortgage payment, divide the loan amount by $1000 and multiply by the payment factors below for the interest rate and loan term you are considering.  This factor does not include San Diego North County property taxes.  You can estimate the basic anual taxes by multiplying 1.2% times the purchase price of the Escondido home.  You will also have homeowners insurance, possibly homeowners association dues, pmi, and maybe even Mello Roos taxes.  Too confusing, contact Gary Harmon, your North County Realtor for a personal explaination.




Gary Harmon specializes in Carlsbad ocean view property, Encinitas ocean view property, Oceanside ocean view property, as well as all properties in  Carlsbad, Encinitas, Oceanside, Vista, San Marcos, and Escondido.  Contact Gary Harmon,  your top North County Realtor.

Memorial Day – Escondido Homes – BBQ Safety

May 31, 2010Memorial Day this year is May 31st.  Memorial Day is the day we remember those that have died serving in our Country and was declared a Federal Holiday in 1971.  We are especially respectful here in San Diego because of the large number of military personnel. 

 With Memorial Day coming up soon and the great weather we expect, many of us will be out in our back yards with family and firing up the BBQ.  It is a great way to start summer, but the followings tips can help us be safe.  Follow these tips to protect our Escondido homes and our families.

  1. Follow the directions in you grill manufactures safety manual about the right placement of the grill.
  2. Always know where your fire extinguisher is located. 
  3. Never squirt lighter fluid directly into an open flame.  The flame can flashback along the fuel path  to the container and to your hands.
  4. If it is a gas grill, always lite the grill with the lid up.    Make sure there are no gas smells.
  5. Regularly clean your grill to eliminate grease build up to control flare-ups.
  6. If it is a gas grill, inspect your grill to make sure the gas flow is not obstructed.  If LP gas, make sure the bottle has gas.

By taking a few simple steps you can keep your Escondido home safe and prevent anyone from getting hurt.  Have a great Memorial Day, and if you need  any Escondido real estate help this Spring-Summer, contact Gary Harmon, your Escondido Realtor.

7.2 Earthquake – How to be Ready

Escondido HomeEverywhere in the Escondido real estate area may be susceptible to damage from an earthquake, maybe even a bigger one than hit this Easter. We all need to be ready. Here are some of the things we can do.

  1. Identify earthquake hazards in your Escondido home. Secure everything around your Escondido property that might fall and hurt someone. This is easily done if you secure items as you buy them. For example, when I bought my big screen television, I secured it to the wall of my Escondido home with a safety wire. If you are starting from scratch, buy a stud finder at a North County Home Depot or Lowes and use it to find the proper studs. Of course, the water heater in the garage must have straps.
  2. Create a disaster plan. Talk with each one in your family and plan what to do in case of an earthquake. Have a meeting place outside of your Escondido home, but close by so everyone can be quickly accounted for. Learn basic first aid if possible. Have a place away from your Escondido property you can call, preferably out of state. The out of state phone lines won’t be as crowded. Learn how to deal with a lack of utilities and basic services. Also, expect aftershocks.
  3. Make up some disaster supplies kits. These kits would be useful in any type of emergency. Everyone in your North County home should have one. It is a good idea to have one at home, school, work, etc. You should have a large kit for your home that would last everyone three days to a week. These kits should contain food, water, clothes, and sanitary supplies. Your San Diego Red Cross sells kits and also has tips on what to put in the kits if you make your own.
  4. Have your Escondido property checked to identify any weaknesses. There are common issues that a home inspector will know that could help your North County home be stronger. If you just purchase a North County home, your Escondido real estate inspector will have made sure you had earthquake straps.
  5. During an Earthquake you should drop, cover and hold on. Drop to the floor, take cover under a strong table or desk, and hold on firmly. If there are no tables close by, drop to the floor next to an interior wall of your Escondido home.
  6. After the quake, check everything for damages or injuries. Always be calm and take care of yourself first so you will be available to help others. When you are sure you are safe, then you can start helping others. You need to know how to turn off leaking gas, water, or electricity if necessary.
  7. When you know you are safe, you can continue to follow your disaster plan. Stay away from the coast if there is any possibility of a tsunami. Listen to your battery powered radio for any emergency instructions. The station would be 600 AM . Call your out of area contact and let them know you are OK.    Escondido real estate information, call Gary Harmon, a top Escondido Realtor.