Ocean Hills Best Golf Course View

Ocean Hills best golf course view home is 5010 Corinthia Way, Oceanside, CA 92056. Panoramic 180 degrees. Popular Costa Smeralda model. Recently remodeled. Ray Barber gourmet kitchen featuring rich wood cabinets, granite countertops, and stainless steel appliances. Custom stone fireplace with granite hearth. Newer paint and carpeting. New windows and doors. No expense spared on this remodel. Upstairs loft makes great home office. Morning breakfast room with view of the courtyard. New vinyl fencing and roll up garage door.

5010 Corinthia Way, Oceanside, CA 92056

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Get a private tour of this Ocean Hills Home  listing, contact Gary Harmon, your Ocean Hills Realtor.

Ocean Hills homes offers the best in over 55 real estate at the upscale, affordable, retirement living community. Ocean Hills Country Club  is like living at a vacation resort. This exclusive guarded and gated community sits high on a hill 30 miles from downtown San Diego. It is inland about 5 miles from the coast with some Ocean Hills homes overlooking the Pacific Ocean in the distance. Other Ocean Hills homes, like this one, are located on their beautiful 18 hole executive golf course. There are greenbelts throughout the Ocean Hills real estate area to give the feel of separation and space. There are no green fees since these are included as part of the association fees. Ocean Hills Country Club homes enjoy the great year round San Diego mild weather. Health Care: There are good health facilities near Ocean Hills. Tri-City Medical Center is a designated cardiac and stroke treatment facility. Shopping: There is also an abundance of shopping available near Ocean Hills homes. Besides the many fine neghiborhood shopping centers, there is Carlsbad Regional Mall. Just to the south, also in Carlsbad is the Carlsbad Outlet Center featurning high end fashion at discount prices. Architecture: The architecture found in Ocean Hills Leisure Village and the street names are inspired by Mediterranean Sea Villages and Aegean hill towns, with red tiled roofs and bougainvillea-covered white stucco walls. There are 1633 of these 55+ North County senior homes in the Ocean Hills. Association and Management Company: The association maintains all Ocean Hills homes exteriors. It also maintains the front yards from your front gate to the street. Ocean Hills Country Club is managed by Professional Community Management (PCM). This Ocean Hills retirement community has won over 10 major national and regional awards including the Gold Nugget Grand Award for Best Retirement Senior Community.

Details for 5010 Corinthia Way, Oceanside, CA 92056

Built in 1987
Age Restrictions: 55 and Up
View: Panoramic,Golf Course
Topography: Level
Additional Land Use:
Boat Facility:
Mello Roos: $0/Not Known
HOA: $419/Monthly
Amenities: Clubhouse/Rec Room,Exercise Room,Gated Community,Golf,On-Site Guard,Pool,Recreation Area,RV/Boat Parking,Spa/Hot Tub,Tennis Courts
Pets: Yes
Parking: 2 car garage
Lot Size: 4,000-7,499 SF
Master BR: 18×15
Bedroom 2: 15×13
Fireplace: FP in Living Room
Pool: Community/Common
Patio:  Front and rear with brick and concrete
Spa: Community/Common
Laundry: Laundry Room
Cooling: Central Forced Air
Heating: Forced Air Unit
Irrigation: Underground
Floors: carpet and tile
Fence: Full
Roof: Tile/Clay
Sewer: Sewer Connected

One of be best ways to serch for Ocean Hills Country Club Homes 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.  Above Oceanside listing of the day was provided by listing agent Gary Harmon – DRE #01007062.
Information courtesy of Prudential California Realty is subject to verification and is not guaranteed.  5010 Corinthia Way, Oceanside, CA 92056.

Ocean Hills Best Real Estate Agent

Is Gary Harmon the Best Ocean Hills Real Estate Agent?

If you are looking for the best Realtors in Ocean Hills Country Club, then spend a couple of minutes reading about Gary Harmon and the Sandi Hadley Team with Prudential California Realty.  Hiring the right real estate agent who really knows the Ocean Hills Cuntry Club homes is the best thing you can do to make sure that when you buy a home, or sell your home, you’ll have the best result possible.


Gary Harmon and the Hadley Home Team

Gary Harmon is a top Realtor with the Hadley Home Team in North County San Diego.  Gary Harmon, Sandi Hadley, and the other team members live and work in many areas of San Diego North County, and we are experienced and committed members of many of the communities we serve.  As you may have read, Prudential California Realty was voted San Diegos Best Real Estate Broker by the San Diego Union readers poll.   With over 5000 agents, we help buyers and sellers with more real estate transactions than all the other real estate companies combined.

Sandi Hadley and her select team of top real estate agents consistently are awarded for their excellence in sales and quality, and once again this year we were #21 out of all the Prudential agents for number of homes sold. That’s not a small feat considering the quality of real estate agents that Prudential California Realty makes available to the Southern California market. It’s even more impressive when you realize that we not only sell more than 99% of all the other agents, but that we do it with style, grace, integrity and professionalism.

Gary is trusted, involved, and experienced.  He’s been selected for top awards within Prudential California Realty.  He’s mentored new agents, training and guiding them to success.  He has been the Sales Mannager (Assistant Manager) for Prudential Escondido and Prudential California San Marcos and is eCertified.  

But none of that necessarily makes Gary Harmon the best Realtor in Ocean Hills, does it?  Of course not.  What makes anyone the best at what they do is that they do it better than most, do it with passion, and do it FOR YOU. That’s a commitment made each and every day to every single person who wants to buy a home, and to every single person who wants to sell their home. It’s a commitment backed by a team of experts who know it’s not about who the best real estate agent in Ocean Hills is, but rather who the best real estate agent in Ocean Hills is for you!

If you’d like to find out if Gary Harmon is really the best real estate agent amoung all the Ocean Hills Country Club Realtors, or just simply the best real estate agent for you, then Contact Gary Harmon, your top Ocean Hills Realtor.

Ocean Hills – Listing of the Day

After showing many Ocean Hills Country Club homes to my buyers, I have concluded that 4947 Delos Way is one of the nicest and best priced Ocean Hills homes on the market today.  It is listed by Ocean Hills Realty.  If you would like to see this home and other Ocean Hills Country Club properties, call me, Gary Harmon 760-745-1220.    More home info on this San Diego North County home follows.

Remarks: The “Bellagio”. AEGEAN inspired senior community. Large LR/DR area. Powder rm. Inside laundry . Addt’l room off the breakfast area (most Bellagio models do not have this), could be used as a den or office. Upstairs features a loft with a sundeck (perfect for an exercise area or artist’s loft). The 2 master suites make this one of Ocean Hills Country Club’s favorite floor plans. Great location – open in back, facing west! Home has been WELL maintained. Curtains matching bedspread do not stay.

Above Oceanside 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.

Listing of the Day – 4947 Delos Way – Oceanside, CA 92056

 View all photos of this Ocean Hills home. Learn more about Ocean Hills Country Club.   See other over 55, senior living homes in Oceanside:

Ocean Hills Country Club Homes and Emerald Lake Village. Not looking for Oceanside homes, try North County homes for over 55 retirement living.

Get a private tour of this Ocean Hills Country Club home listing, contact Gary Harmon, your Oceanside, Hadley Home Team Realtor.

See all Prudential Residential listings in my office.

One of be best ways to serch for Oceanside 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.

Ocean Hills Homeowners Fees

Things Included in Ocean Hills HOA Fees

  • Roof maintenance
  • Basic Cable TV
  • Exterior painting of the home
  • Common area landscaping
  • Front yard landscaping in Village areas
  • Security system
  • Guarded security gate

Amenities Included in Ocean Hills HOA Fees

  • 27000 esf clubhouse
  • Shopping shuttle
  • Golf course
  • Free movies
  • Dog Park
  • Newsletter
  • Pool and Spa
  • Croquet
  • Tennis courts
  • Paddle tennis courts
  • Bocce courts

Things Not Included in Ocean Hills Homeowners Fees

  • Water and Sewer
  • Weekly trash service
  • Gas and electric service
  • telephone
  • Internet service
  • Upgraded cable service

Ocean Hills homeowners fees are subject to change each year.  They currently range fro a low of about $403/mo to a high of about $439/mo.  For more information on Ocean Hills Country Club real estate, contact Gary Harmon, your Ocean Hills Realtor.

Ocean Hills Library

Ocean Hills Country Club Library Association

As you enter the 27,000 square foot Ocean Hills Clubhouse, the Ocean Hills Library is the beautiful room on the left.  The room was dedicated in 1984.  It has been said the cabinets were purchased from a French Apothecary shop.  There are over 30 Ocean Hills residents that volunteer to work two days a month to run the library.   There are many advantages to being a library member.  You can request the purchase of a book.  If there are several request for the same book, the book purchaser will buy the book. 

History of Ocean Hills Library

The Ocean Hills library started with just donated books.  Then, there were fund-raisers to finance book purchases.  Now the library has dues that help make the liabrary self-sufficient.  The dues are $12 a year.  All of the money collected by dues goes back to make purchases of books and supplies for the library.  In 1990, books on tape, were added to the best sellers bought each month.  Many Ocean Hills Country Club residents donate books and magazines to help control cost. 

Ocean Hills Library Association

 The purpose of the Ocean Hills Library Association is to buy books and tapes and to staff the Ocean HIlls library each day of the week, either mornings or afternoons.  Members are all allowed to reserve books, request books to be purchased, and check out books for two weeks. Members are allowed two books at a time. They may also take two books either on tape or CD’s. The Ocean Hills Library Association Board meets on the second Tuesday of the month at 1 pm in the Art Room. Members may visit if they wish. The Library Association purchases about 20 books, 5 tapes, and 2 large print books each month. Circulation each month averages 500 books and 100 tapes. Donations of recent books in either hard cover or paperbacks are welcome at all times. Books which the Ocean Hills Library cannot use are donated to other organizations such as local libraries in Oceanside, Vista, Carlsbad, Camp Pendleton, and schools. Magazines are sent to hospitals for their waiting rooms.

Free Tour Ocean Hills Country Club

To visit Ocean Hills Country Club homes currently for sale, contact Gary Harmon, your Ocean Hills real estate agent. Gary will meet you outside the gate and escort you inside to show you what is available as well as to introduce you to the great Ocean Hills ammenities.  Call Gary at 760-745-1220 or email Gary at garyharmon@prusd.com.   If you are not ready to see Ocean Hills homes, please use this blog and extensive website, www.HomeInfoSanDiego.com,  to learn about the many things Ocean Hills Country Club has to offer. See other Ocean Hills Country Club clubs.

Reverse Purchase Mortgage – Ocean Hills Homes

If you are ready to sell your current home and purchase a more suitable retirement home, a reverse mortgage may be able to help you.  The reverse purchase mortgage  program is available for San Diego North County buyers who are at least 62 or older.  With a reverse purchase mortgage you make no mortgage payments for the rest of your life.  There are no income or credit requirements with a reverse mortgage.  Let’s take a look at an example of how it works.

Example of Purchase Reverse Mortgage

Buyers plan to move to San Diego North County to retire and downsize.  They now want a single level home with lots of amenities  and Ocean Hills is the perfect place.  They want to use the sales proceeds from the home they just sold and want to buy a home and not have any more mortgage payments for the rest of their lives.

This will be tough to do as  I estimate the proceeds from their sale to only be around $200,000.  I contact Ken Keranen of HomeServices Lending to see what type of program is available.
My clients have found a home in Ocean Hills Country Club they really like for $450,000 (3 yrs ago $600k).  We all sit down and run the numbers on this home using a Reverse Mortgage Purchase.   Here is what we came up with:
Purchase Price                           $450,000
Reverse Mortgage Funds        $262,800                        
Cash Required to Close           $187,200
My clients takes $187,200 of the $200,000 from the sale of their old home combined with the $262,000 reverse mortgage proceeds from Wells Fargo to purchase the new home for $450,000 and will never have any monthly mortgage payments as long as they live in the home! 

Reverse Mortgage Example for a $309,000 Purchase, Different Age Buyers

purchase reverse mortgage

For more information about purchase reverse mortgages and how you can use them to buy your Ocean Hills Country Club retirement home, contact Gary Harmon, your Ocean Hills Realtor.  Other reverse mortgage articles available on this blog:  Purchase Reverse Mortgage Examples – Oceanside Homes for SaleReverse Mortgages – Frequently Ask Questions, and Reverse mortgages for San Diego home purchases.

Appraisal vs Home Inspection – Ocean Hills Home Purchase

When purchasing an Ocean Hills Country Club home, you will need both a property appraisal and a property inspection.  You will also need to do this when refinancing your Oceanside home. Not only should buyers complete an appraisal for their own benefit to make sure they are getting the best deal possible on their new Ocean Hills home, it is the only valuation report most banks will consider when deciding whether or not to lend the money.


Appraisers are certified, California state-licensed professionals who have no personal stake in the worth of a property. Prudential California real estate agents who put a Ocean Hills  house on the market will often complete a Comparative Market Analysis, or CMA, before pricing the Oceanside home, but this is not the same as a full appraisal, although experienced professionals’ value estimates may come close to the appraisal. The lender may use their own appraiser, or if they let you select the appraiser, the appraisal may be subject to review.

Appraisals typically include details about the Ocean Hills Country Club property and side by side comparisons of a few similar Ocean Hills properties; an evaluation of market in your area, notes on issues the appraiser believes may negatively affect the property value or are serious flaws, and an estimate of the average sales time for the property.

There are two types of appraisals: the sales comparison approach, in which the appraiser determines your Ocean Hills property’s value by comparing it to similar Oceanside  properties, and the cost approach, in which the appraiser estimates how much it would cost to replace the structure. The second is more common for newer homes, while the former is more frequently used for older Oceanside homes.

Home Inspection

It is important to note that an appraisal is not a home inspection on the Ocean Hills Country Club home you plan to buy. An inspection is designed to find any problems that may prove costly for the owner of the property and involves testing appliances, heating and air conditioning, making sure the plumbing and wiring are up to code and other tasks. The appraisal will not check for these and thus cannot tell you whether many parts of the Ocean Hills home are in good condition.  Your Realtor, Gary Harmon, will suggest the names of a number of proven home inspectors that you can call.  The home ispection will usually last about 3 hours.  After the home inspection, you will receive a lengthy report.  You will then discuss the report with your Realtor and generate a “Request for Repairs.”

For more information see an eariler blog:  Appraisal vs Home Inspection.

For more information on an appraisal or a home inspection, contact Gary Harmon, your Ocean Hills Country Club Realtor.

10 Tips to Aging Successfully in Ocean Hills Country Club

The Amazing Power of Attitude

There was a recent project on aging at UCSD, which studied 2000 seniors right here in San Diego County.  It concluded that optimism, and the positive effects it has on brain health, is much more important to aging successfully than even physical infirmities.  Positive attitude gives 55+ seniors the resilience to stay engaged in a meaningful way and promote senior brain health.  Healthy brain development takes effort.  San Diego North County residents over 55 must find ways to stimulate their brains.  Here are some healthy ways to stimulate your brain.

10. Learn new things such as computers, games, dancing, sports, etc.  Ocean Hills Country Club, with its computer club, dance club and many diverse sports is perfectly suited to help.

  1. Give to others, that is, contribute to the neighborhood and society.  There are many opportunities to serve righ hear in Ocean Hills.
  2. Stay lively and engaged in the positive.  Ocean Hills Country Club has an 18 hole golf course and many tennis and pickle ball courts. 
  3. Live in the present, seize the moment.
  4. Accept and adapt to change.  Just moving to a over 55 retirement community such as Ocean Hills Country Club is a good start.
  5. Travel.  There are many different ways to travel, so get involved.
  6. Have a paying job if possible.  Nothing is more full filling than still earning some money
  7. Be comfortable with yourself and have a sense of purpose.
  8. Spend time with friends and organized social activities.  No where has more social activities for over 55 seniors than Ocean Hills Country Club.
  9. Exercise at any level you can.  A fit body helps you have a fit mind.  Always be safe.  Start small and gradually increase you exercise level.  Ocean Hills is a great place to walk and meet the neighbors.

Just as your physical body needs exercise, so does your brain.  Stay optimistic, stay involved, and increase your senior brain health.

If you need real estate information about Ocean Hills Country Club homes, contact Gary Harmon, your Ocean Hills Realtor.

Maximize the Chance of Selling Your Ocean Hills Home

Get your Ocean Hills home in top condition

  • There are many things Ocean Hills sellers can easily do to get their Oceanside homes for sale in top physical condition to sell.   Type “fix up your home” in the “Search this Blog”  box to the right on this page to get many useful articles on making simple improvements. 
  • Do what you know needs doing?  You are probably already are aware of things that aren’t working just right around your home and now is the right time to fix them.  You want the Ocean Hills Country Club  buyer to get the right first impression.  Do those things that you have been putting off.
  • Learn from my 21 years of selling San Diego North County homes  and my two October sales of Ocean Hills Country Club homes what comes up most often in the property physical inspections.  Fix these items before you start to sell and you will get more money faster.  Also, the buyer always likes it when he pays for a physical inspection and the Ocean Hills home he has chosen comes out great in the inspection.  Here are some of the things that show up most often in physical inspections.   (1)  Grout-Check the kitchen and bathrooms for areas that need the grout touched up or replaced.  This improves the looks of both areas and is usually an item the physical inspector always catches. (2) Air gap at kitchen-If water comes out of your air gap at the sink when you run the diswasher, it shouldn’t.  Take the hose loose under the sink and clean it out with a close hangar.  Easy to do and a quick and cheap fix.  (3)   Furnace filters-I know the Ocean Hills buyer cannot see this, but might as well get it done up front.  During your physical inspection the buyer will think you keep a well maintained and clean home.  (4) Replace windows that have broken seals and show condensation between the dual panes. 

If you are thinking of selling your home, I would be happy to come by and do a quick walkthrough to see items that you can do cheaply and easily to get your Ocean Hills home in top condition.

Hire the right real estate specialist

Why hire one of the rest when you can team up with the best, contact Gary Harmon and put Gary Harmon’s Winning Team to work for you.

Team Up with the Best – Sell Your Ocean Hills Home

Prudential California Realty

Why work with the rest?  Team up with the best, Gary Harmon and Prudential California Realty.  If you were selecting a doctor or lawyer, you would want the best.  When you are selling your most expensive asset, your Ocean Hills Country Club home, you owe it to yourself to also have the best.  Gary’s winning team is the best.  You don’t have to take our word for it, see the objective opinions of the San Diego Union and J.D. Power and Associates.   Put Gary Harmon’s winning team to work for you today.

Once again this year, Prudential California Realty has been honored by the Union Tribune, SignOnSanDiego.com 2010 readers poll. “Of all endorsements real estate professionals can receive, the ones that come from our clients mean the most.”  Thank you San Diego Union readers for voting us the best for 2010. I can assure you that we are already working to be the top in next years poll.

Prudential California Realty was again recognized by the San Diego Business Journal as being #1 in real estate home sales in San Diego for the 14th straight year.

Nationally, Prudential Real Estate Network ranked “Highest Overall Satisfaction for Home Sellers Among National Full Service Real Estate Firms” in J.D. Power and Associates’ 2010 Home Buyer/Seller Study. This marks the second time in three years that the Network ranked highest in seller satisfaction.
Nationally, Prudential was ranked by JD Power as top.

I am proud to have Prudential California Realty as part of my winning team. Maximize the chance of selling your Ocean Hills home for more money and less time, team up with Gary Harmon and Prudential California Realty. For more questions contact Gary Harmon, your top Ocean Hills Country Club Realtor.