Quaint old-Spanish bungalow on the north end of Pacific Avenue by Tide Park Beach – a quieter and serene beach area off the beaten path. Nicely-improved interior is move-in ready while you decide your plans for the future (expand the one-story home, improve the granny flat, and/or build up and get views?). Beach access is three doors down, and the rest of downtown Solana Beach is very walkable. Other sales of $5M and $6M recently on this side of the street.
Are you looking for a quiet and private culdesac home with white kitchen and new master bath? This 4br/3ba, 2,394sf house is 900ft above sea level and gets gentle breezes daily! Open floor plan, 3 full bathrooms, low-maintenance yard, central air conditioning and whole-house fans. The house and yard are great…..but wait until you see the dazzling new master bath! Great curb appeal too – with putting green in front yard! Terrific schools, centrally located, friendly feeling. Owned solar too!
13973 Mennonite Point, San Diego, CA 92129
4 br/3 ba, 2,394sf
Built in 1987
No HOA or Mello-Roos
Our original list price was $869,000, which was purposely aggressive because we wanted to ensure a sale on the first weekend so the seller could exercise their desire to buy their next home, which they had in escrow (contingent upon this one selling).
After a quick $3,200 staging installation and professional photography, I inputted the listing onto the MLS on Saturday morning at 8:30am. At noon I began my open house, and had over 100 people tour the home in person – instant results within hours!
I did another three-hour open house on Sunday, and the offers started flowing in. We had a handful of other showing requests for Monday, so we agreed that we should raise the price. Normally I never raise the price – this is probably my first time ever. But in a conservative marketplace, I thought it might help those buyers who were struggling with the thought of paying A LOT over list price.
After some expert price coaching by Donna and I with the buyer-agents, we ended up with 12 offers and six were over $900,000!
We represented the sellers – and they are very happy!
It proves that you can’t under-price a home if you put it on the open market and have experienced agents work the bidding war correctly.
Check out this luxurious 1-story former model home in Auberge, the 55+ gated resort community next to Santaluz! This highly-upgraded home features the dream great room with vaulted ceilings & big windows for ample light and view of the hills….plus the indoor/outdoor living is enhanced with multi-stacking glass doors that open to the secluded yard with fire pit table and built-in BBQ under market lights! The sumptuous master suite adjoins an outdoor retreat with fireplace and TV. Owned solar too!
Rare Lower Hermosa gem! Tom Shepherd-designed one level traditional U-shaped ranch with quintessential California indoor outdoor flow from spacious kitchen into tranquil and charming enclosed garden in a truly FABULOUS location! Featuring high ceiling living room, 2 large master en suite bedrooms plus an additional bathroom in the garage, 2 fireplaces, this charmer has a separate dining room with private tiled side patio eating area. Central heat & air, plus storage galore! Great bones, prime locale!
3022 Segovia Way, Carlsbad 3br/2ba, 1,542sf one-story on a 13,033sf lot.
Sold for $835,000
Dreaming about the perfect backyard? Check out this extra-large and flat 13,033sf lot with plenty of privacy too! It backs to the park, and is easy walking distance to La Costa Heights Elementary School (rated a 10 at greatschools) in the Encinitas school district. This one-story house is light and bright with high ceilings (no cottage cheese) with new stove/oven and newer flooring, water heater, and furnace. Plus there’s no HOA or Mello-Roos either. City encourages a 640sf granny flat too – easy to add!
COMPS: Model match in identical condition with an illegal bedroom addition and BACKED TO RSF RD closed for $808,000 last August (3117 Quebrada Ct). Another in original condition with old pool closed for $850,000 in July, 2019 (7732 Anillo Way). A smaller single-story in mostly original condition closed for $851,000 in April, 2019 (7967 Represa Circle). And 3103 Cadencia just closed for $1,075,000.
If my listing was on a regular-sized lot, it would be easily valued at $800,000 today – how much premium for the double-sized lot??
3627 North Fork, Carlsbad 3 br/2.5ba, 1,989sf YB: 2014 closed for $900,000.
Single Story Home in the highly sought after “Foothills” at Robertson Ranch w/ 3bd, 2.5 ba and 1989 sqft w/low HOA. Offers Resort Style Living at its Finest An OPEN FLOOR-PLAN, Highly Upgraded Kitchen, Granite Counters, Custom Back-Splash, SS Appliances & 5 Burner Gas Stove, New Porcelain Tile through living area, Dual Pane windows, tankless water heater. Master Suite Features 10 ft Ceilings, Custom Vanities, & Very Large Walk-In Closet.
The street name says it all – enjoy a clear view of the ocean from this elevated location between Skyline and Sunnyhill! Three bedrooms plus den (bedroom suite downstairs), 3 baths, 3-car garage, and newer custom kitchen with tasteful granite slab counters and great ocean view from the kitchen sink. The pie-shaped 9,331sf lot helps to expand the view/privacy and includes a pool/spa too! Needs TLC, but it’s cheap – the house down the street is $3.5M. The Best View available in Carlsbad!
Fantastic 5 bedroom 4 bath, 3,343sf home at end of quiet cul-de-sac with pool and putting green. One bed & bath downstairs on all flat entry level, two-zone heat & AC, and granite/stainless kitchen. Bedroom suite upstairs at opposite end from master suite. Three-car garage. Close to award winning schools, shopping, sports park, beach, two championship golf clubs, and everything North County San Diego has to offer.
SP = $1,100,000. Jim and Donna represented the buyers.
Welcome to the Bridge House! Inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater, this modern craftsman is one of the most architecturally-significant homes in Carlsbad.
Features include a stylish open great room with fireplace, hardwood floors, high-end windows, and sophisticated lighting. A wonderfully artistic design and brilliant use of space – this one-of-a-kind home is defined by its clean lines and dramatic use of materials.
4 br/3.5 ba, 3,294sf built in 2006 on a 10,298sf lot. SP = $1,225,000.
Authentic Old-Spanish custom estate with a 2-br guest house on 2.3 acres! Oozing with charm and character borrowed from the old California missions, this sensational one-story has open-beam ceilings, custom cabinetry, wine cellar, 4 fireplaces, and plenty of natural light! Newer infinity-edge pool/slide, outdoor party room, 3-stall barn, tack room, 2 arenas, and on horse trail. Secluded on gated flag lot, and on sewer too. Guest house has newer kitchen & HVAC plus a 2-car garage – wow! Trophy property!
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