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Ponto’s Last Stand

From the Reader:

Pressure to develop a project on one of North County’s last, large coastal properties may be coming to a head, but not if the residents in the South Carlsbad community of Ponto have anything to say about it.

So far, members of a neighborhood association, People for Ponto, say they’ve been shut out of the decade-long discussions on the best use for the 11-acre property between Carlsbad Boulevard (Coast Highway 101) east to the train tracks, and north of Avenida Encinas.

A spokesperson for the group, Lance Schulte, was a city planner when Carlsbad’s growth management plan was created. “I’m not anti-development,” he said. However the group believes this is the most intensive development, existing or proposed, in the entire city of Carlsbad.

Based on a planning formula known as floor area ratio, the proposed residential development is 344 percent more dense than the Cape Rey Hilton Resort near by. “It would also be five feet taller,” said Schulte.

“The city has falsely exempted development in Ponto from providing minimum open space,” said Schulte. “We don’t know how this happened and how developers got away with this.”

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Posted by on Oct 2, 2018 in Carlsbad, Jim's Take on the Market, Local Flavor | 2 comments

One-Story Wonder!

My new listing at the top of the hill in La Costa Ridge – probably the best listing I’ve ever had on the blog!  Open 12-3pm Saturday and Sunday!

Stunning one-story luxury home in top condition in the premier Fiori neighborhood of gated La Costa Ridge! All four bedrooms are en suite with their own full bath, travertine and hardwood floors, stainless Thermador kitchen, new dual-zone central A/C, new tankless water heaters, custom window coverings, new pool equipment, all surrounding a 550sf courtyard that adds usable outdoor living area under the stars! These are very rare – the last sale of this model was in 2012! The Best of Carlsbad!

Posted by on Sep 22, 2018 in Bubbleinfo TV, Carlsbad, Jim's Take on the Market, Open House | 1 comment

Olde Carlsbad Charmer

Here’s one of my all-time favorite houses in Olde Carlsbad.  For those who want a non-tract custom home on a big lot with no HOA, you should check it out!

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I did help the owners purchase the home, but they didn’t list with me – they listed with their sister.  It happens a lot – we estimate that at least 10% of our clients have close family members become agents, or the clients themselves become realtors.

Posted by on Sep 20, 2018 in Carlsbad, Jim's Take on the Market | 3 comments

Carlsbad Population Growth

For those who wonder what has been propelling the housing market lately, let’s note that people keep moving here – an average of 1,500 per year moved to Carlsbad over the last nine years!

The City of Carlsbad shows the current population to be between 110,000 and 113,000 people today.  When fully built out in 2035, the general plan calls for approximately 135,000 people:

I hope those extra 20,000+ people bring the big money!

Posted by on Sep 10, 2018 in Carlsbad, Forecasts, Jim's Take on the Market, Local Flavor, Local Government | 1 comment