Whether you are part of the multi-gen craze or not, it has impact on the choices available – virtually all builders are going for the big bombers, and hope buyers will adjust. These cost $2 million or more by the time you’re done:
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Those who want to get involved in smart growth/affordable-housing issues can attend the San Diego City council meeting today at 2:00pm. The City Council members have submitted ideas, summarized here:
- Sell or lease government-owned land.
- Defer or waive permit/development fees.
- Streamline the approval process.
- Solicit state and federal funding for affordable housing projects.
- Encourage granny flats and smaller houses and lots.
- Reduce parking requirements.
- Tax rebates for building affordable housing.
- Issue specific policy on short-term vacation rentals (Airbnb).
Andrew covers the topic here:
Seniors (55 and over) who are looking for new single-story houses may want to consider Auberge, a gated community near Santaluz:
Bill and company have another winner at the top of the hill in San Marcos with grand opening this weekend! This is a brief tour – there is much more to see:
The homes are 4,500sf to 6,200sf and those currently available are priced in the $1.3s and $1.4s with limited-to-decent views.
There is a lot here that I liked!
A couple more from the largest planned community being built in Carlsbad:
These new homes range from 3,831 sf to 5,065 sf; priced from the $1,800,000s. Including the ample exterior living space, these homes are huge – you would need 5-10 people living here for it to make the most sense:
They are also helping to bring attention to Rancho Santa Fe Farms and Rancho Santa Fe Lakes next door. Here is a professional video of a resale listed on the range $2,995,000 – $3,295,000: https://youtu.be/xesNNfvH6Zc
A recent trend in home construction points to growing polarization in the market, as more new homes come with three-car garages than ever before.
Twenty-four percent of homes built last year had garages for three or more cars, according to an analysis of Census data by Robert Dietz, chief economist for the National Association of Home Builders. That is up from 16 percent of homes in 2010, and 11 percent in 1992.
But it’s not so much that Americans want larger garages across the board. Instead, Dietz says homebuilders are increasing constructing houses for older, more monied residents, many of whom have teenage drivers and value three-, four-car garage homes.
“We’re seeing a substantial change in the mix of buyers that builders are catering to,” Dietz said. “The key point is that there has been a significant amount of weakness for entry-level, first-time buyers.”
Read full article here:
Tough luck for those who want a new one-story house – 42 of the 44 houses here are 2-story big bombers over 4,000sf, and up to 7 bedrooms and 7.5 baths!
Another look at new-home tracts and their success this year: