The next release is scheduled for this weekend, and they are busting loose. Previous phases have had 4-5 houses released for sale, but this week NINE will be hitting the open market. There are dozens of people on the priority list, but none of these are canyon-front so it will be interesting to see how they do:
Plan 2 = 4,458sf
Plan 3 = 5,288sf
Plan 4 = 6,235sf
An update on the McMansions off the freeway – grand opening was April 5th:
The new houses in Leucadia had their grand opening on Saturday, and they look good. In fact, they look very similar to Davidson’s Arterro homes, and not just because they had Bill’s wife do the interior design – the Plan 3 layout itself is similar to Arterro’s Plan 2.
But the Shea homes west of I-5 are at least 1,000 sf smaller, have two-car garages, and tiny lots – but all are in the same price range ($1.0 to $1.2M). Here is a tour of both (YouTube muted out my first try, so some of the blaring house music was turned to zero volume):
Arterro Plan Two Model:
Take a realtor with you on your first visit, and be represented. Builders pay the agent – somewhat reluctantly – and won’t give a credit to you otherwise, so you might as well be represented. The sales people only represent the builder, and they have a knack for making every upgrade sound enticing. Your agent can help you make smart choices.
At the end of this video is a solution to what might be ailing Phase 2 sales on this side of the street:
Those who live near the new Sage Creek High School in north Carlsbad will have another large new-home tract beginning shortly. The West Village of Robertson Ranch was recently acquired by Toll Brothers, and they expect to be selling new homes there in 2015.
Shapell Homes purchased the acreage for $30+ million in 2010 from the Robertson family. At the time, they said they would build:
Single-family homes ranging from 1,800 to 4,000 square feet and townhomes from about 1,400 to 1,800 square feet. A senior housing project, probably for rent, also is expected.
If you are thinking of selling a home that is close to Tamarack/Cannon and El Camino Real, you may want to consider selling this year when there is less competiton!
Here is a tour of the area:
This builder paid $20 million for the land in December, 2010, and have already sold over 50 homes averaging around $1M each. This site was a pile of rocks three years ago – here’s a tour of the neighborhood now:
Phase 1 was released last Saturday with six homes available, and it doesn’t look like they sold any yet (the hostess didn’t know):
For those million-dollar buyers who prefer to purchase a new home, there is another big grand opening this weekend. Pick out your new home in Leucadia up to 5,180 sf!
They shouldn’t have any trouble blowing these out, thanks mostly to the expert staging. They pay commissions, so take a realtor with you on your first visit and get free help – take me!
The transformation of Leucadia continues as this former mobile-home park is turned into new housing tracts: