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Drone at Robertson Ranch

Robertson RanchThose 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:

Posted by on Apr 17, 2014 in Bubbleinfo TV, Builders, Drone, Jim's Take on the Market | 10 comments

Three Great Rooms In A Row

The SP models at Del Sur – a limited-edition collection of elegant estate-caliber homes enhanced by generous interiors and expansive outdoor spaces. The Mello-Roos ranges from $6,600 to $7,200 per year, depending upon purchase price and square footage.  They have three canyon-front houses for sale currently, all in the $1,220,000s:

Posted by on Feb 24, 2014 in About the author, Bubbleinfo TV, Builders | 0 comments

Impact of Monthly Fees

mello-roosThese new homes next to the Crosby look reasonably priced – well, except for the HOA and Mello-Roos fees. They have five of these Plan-2 houses for sale, starting at $250/sf, which isn’t bad for homes with the master suite downstairs, private guest suite, and lot sizes that average 18,000sf.

But the monthly fees will make your head spin, and probably why they have standing inventory.

HOA fee at build-out = $536/mo.

Mello-Roos = $543 to $887 per month, depending on size of house/lot.

Combined total = $1,079 to $1,423 per month.


Posted by on Jan 9, 2014 in Bubbleinfo TV, Builders, Mello-Roos | 11 comments