This home listed for $3,595,000 but didn’t have any takers over the first five weeks. They ‘refreshed’ the listing (let it expire and then relisted as a new listing), with a lower price of $3,445,000 – a discount of 4%.
They found the buyer a week later who paid $3,400,000 cash. I’m not sure if it was the lower list price that caused it, or the refresh?
This Encinitas Ranch home was listed for $3,499,000 on March 29th – which was the week rates started going up – and had no price reductions. After 112 days on the open market, they found a buyer who closed in less than 30 days (Sept.12th) for $3,390,000 cash, which was 3% under the list price.
The buyer’s dilemma: If you are like most buyers, you are turned off by at least 90% of the inventory.
There are probably only one or two listings per month that are nice enough to capture your interest – can you stay passionate in your pursuit? Will you review every auto-notification of a new listing with the likelihood of 85% to 95% of them have no chance of being a possibility for you?
For some, and perhaps for many, it will be easier to just pay within 3% of the list price for a stale old listing. Buy the house and get settled. Pour another 5% to 10% into it during the first year to make it your own.
Fox Point Farms is a new “Agrihood” community spanning approximately 21.5-acre in the City of Encinitas. The site will provide 250 new residential units, including a mix of 53 for-sale cottages, carriage units, and townhomes, as well as 197 apartments. Of these units, 39 are set aside as “very low” (at or below 50 percent of area median income) affordable residential units.
The site features a number of unique and engaging amenities, including edible landscaping, community gardens, trails, a bocce court, social spaces, a community library, and a community recreation center. The project will also include a shared public/private agricultural amenity area including a farm-to-table restaurant, farm stand, event lawns, discovery garden, greenhouse and community work area, and an outdoor education patio. The northern portion of the project site will remain in agricultural use, serving as an organic farm operation.
You can still buy a Village Park home in the $800,000s! This one feels like a detached-home too, and is surrounded by greenbelts. One-story, new flooring and paint, private backyard, 2-car garage, air-conditioning, laundry room, plus the primary bedroom suite has a fantastic travertine shower and huge walk-in closet! A house across the street is listed for $1,900,000 – this is the right neighborhood! Walk to the Park Dale Lane Elementary School and the Village Park Recreation Club too – enjoy all the benefits of the Village Park clubhouse, pool/spa, & tennis courts in this dog-walker’s paradise with flowing green belts throughout the area. Wow!
This is the only other sale located on the Encinitas Ranch golf course that might be considered a comparable sale, but it’s a completely different offering. The house has 5,200sf with pool on a half-acre lot – with no threat of golf balls hitting you while in the backyard.
My buyers thought the price – which was more than a million dollars higher than my sale – was aggressive and not worth it. But as we have seen throughout the coastal region, a cash buyer stepped up and paid the full $4,785,000 price for it seven days after the listing was refreshed:
It closed escrow yesterday, so it’s doubtful that Zillow – or any buyers – would use it when evaluating homes in regular Encinitas Ranch. But if they did, they would be radically over-valuing the more standard tract houses there!