You can purchase a Villa at the resort, and have the Omni rent it out for you! Here is a tour of the 1,810sf unit which is two hotel rooms that share a kitchen/living area – they can be rented together or separately:
One of the main reasons to set up shop at the La Costa Resort is to help support our efforts in the area.
When my current listing on Segovia came on the market, we were the only house for sale in the area.
But since then, TEN other similar – older one-story – homes have hit the market nearby:
We had listed for $888,000, and with a uniquely large backyard, we thought we had a shot at attracting a buyer who had a vision.
But now that we’re vying with eight others for the next buyer, we had to adjust on price. The house on Cima came on at $899,000, but lowered quickly and found a buyer on Monday – so we did the same thing, and lowered to $859,000.
The number of views has been incredible – there is no shortage of lookers:
Note that there are twice as many views on Zillow as there are on the MLS!
The auto-valuations are close too, so it shouldn’t be long now:
When a flood happens, adjust early and often, because you don’t want to get left behind.
It became obvious at the open houses that people didn’t feel the need to explore the backyard – they just looked out from the house to get their feel. But the hedge in the middle blocked some of the view, and to fully appreciate the size of the backyard, you need to see past it.
It’s common that buyers are in a hurry and may not fully explore the potential, so let’s help them with the vision of what’s possible:
One of the main positives about this property is how suitable it is for adding a granny flat, and still have big yards for both. Originally, we thought the hedge might help to differentiate the two possible locations, but if buyers aren’t going to walk out for a look, let’s make sure the extra-large yard is visible from the house!
The other concern is that buyers aren’t used to seeing homes built in the 1970s.
These are literally the oldest houses in South Carlsbad, and $800,000 is the entry-level. The 2019 median sales price within a half-mile of my listing is $1,072,500, so for those who want a larger, newer home with more upgrades (but smaller yard + HOA), they are certainly available – you just have to pay more.
Here’s another example of the 1978 variety – and this is probably our main competition. It has upgrades, but the fancy stuff doesn’t change the floor plan and the yard is almost 5,000sf smaller:
Entry level means sacrifices, and the temporary inconveniences at my listing can all be fixed with money!
The last model-match sale was actually this house, but they had added a fourth bedroom without permits. It has the same formica kitchen and dirt backyard, but backed to a very busy six-lane Rancho Santa Fe Rd.
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