Rancho Bernardo, CA Real Estate News

By Stephen MacLeod, Arizona and California Broker and Property Manager
(Highland Home Watch)
Mortgage interest rates edged up a little this week but they are still way below the norm. Some encouraging news, the government sold its remaining stake in Citigroup and AIG said it will pay back the final $20 billion it owes the New York Fed. The key metrics below will provide some insight into the 4S Ranch single family home, and condo/townhome market:                             4S Ranch Single Family Homes December, 2010: 4S Ranch Homes for Sale: 56 (Active, contingent, and pending) December, 2010: 4S Ranch Months of Inventory: 4.9 November, 2010: 4S Ranch Median Home Price $678,000; 11% higher than November, 2009 November, 2010: 4S Ranch Homes Sold: 11; 78% higher than November, 2009 4S Ranch Condos and Townhomes December, 2010: 4S Ranch Condos for Sale: 28 (Active, contingent, an...
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By Robert T. Boyer, San Diego Real Estate & Mortgage Loans, Ph.D. | VA Home Loan
(FHA Loan, VA Loan, Jumbo Loan,FHA Loans,VA Loans,Jumbo Loans)
The Rancho Bernardo, CA 92128 real estate market is reasonable to strong for detached homes.  It is a strong seller's market for 62% of the detached homes and reasonable for most of  the rest. The market behavior is mixed for attached homes (e.g., condos / townhomes).  For homes under $350,000 (about 85% of the attached home market), it is smoking hot.  Above $350K, it is a buyer's market or tepid at best. How long a home stays on the market is also dependent on price range.  All but the cheapest condos should "fly off the shelves" in 60-days on average.  For detached homes, the time on market varies substantially, from as little as one month for just over five months (ignoring the single unit which stayed on the market for 297 days). If your home is listed for sale with an average leve...
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By Lisa Hayashi, Retired Realtor
(Award Referral Network Inc.)
There are currently 30 active listings in Carmel Mountain, where the listing with the highest days on the market belongs to an attached home that has been for sale 272 days so far and is priced in a range from $299,888 – $324,888. It happens to be a distressed sale in a gated community with specific showing hours. Hmmm, any wonder why it's still on the market? Just for comparison sake, the median home in this neighborhood has seasonally adjusted to $449,000 with an average of 1653 square feet in the area statistically, including distressed factors, is showing an average market time of 75 days. Unfortunately, when a home is in distress and is also sitting on the market in the off-season it’s true market value is clouded. On the brighter side, 19 homes in Carmel Mountain are in pending st...
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By Lisa Hayashi, Retired Realtor
(Award Referral Network Inc.)
This Sunday, December 5th, from 9am to 3pm the CMR Street Fair will have a winter theme.  How exciting for area residents to start their holiday festivities! There will be about 150 vendor booths, carnival rides in a “kids zone”. Also, in the event there is a free classic car show. Then later in the day, attendees can cast their vote for their favorite vehicle. New offerings include “Santa Claus” in a booth where he will listen to holiday wishes from children and they can pose for photos with Santa as well. Locals can also help make families in need happier by donating a gift card at the chamber’s booth.  Other new attractions will be a fire safety fair and a cultural area featuring activities and exhibits led by the Rancho Bernardo Historical Society, Sikes Adobe Historic Farmstead and...
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By Stephen MacLeod, Arizona and California Broker and Property Manager
(Highland Home Watch)
4S Ranch Real Estate Market Snapshot (November-2010)  Greetings,  The Fed will be purchasing $600 billion in long term Treasury securities from now till well into next year to help stimulate the economy.  As of today mortgage interest rates are at an astonishing 4.125%. On the home front the key metrics below will provide some insight into the 4S Ranch single family home, and condo/townhome market:            4S Ranch Single Family Homes November, 2010: 4S Ranch Homes for Sale: 66 (Active, contingent, and pending) November, 2010: 4S Ranch Months of Inventory: 5.8 October, 2010: 4S Ranch Median Home Price $694,000; 7% lower than October, 2009 October, 2010: 4S Ranch Homes Sold: 16; 78% higher than October, 2009 4S Ranch Condos and Townhomes November, 2010: 4S Ranch Condos for Sale: 33 (A...
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By Stephen MacLeod, Arizona and California Broker and Property Manager
(Highland Home Watch)
Welcome back, In this post you will be able to view the latest real estate statistics in Rancho Bernardo California for the month of August. The market remains somewhat strong with mortgage interest rates being historically low for the eighth week in a row. Thank you for reading
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By Lisa Hayashi, Retired Realtor
(Award Referral Network Inc.)
The Poway school district consists of 4 zip codes; they include in San Diego - 92127, 92128 in Rancho Bernardo, 92129 in Rancho Penasquitos, and 92064 in Poway, California.  The stand out zip code for sales in detached homes, with the highest market increase in the Poway School district within the last year was the West side of Rancho Bernardo (in 92127). The area has more than stabilized and in June of 2009, the average sales price was reported at $757,715 and this year in June of 2010, the average sales price was reported at $975,067. What an amazing recovery! A lot of that has to do with the fact that the 92127 zip code has a large portion of 4s Ranch home sales included in it, but they also have one of the newest state of the art high schools in San Diego county. The other areas and...
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By Lisa Hayashi, Retired Realtor
(Award Referral Network Inc.)
  Carmel Mountain is located in San Diego, California and in the I-15 Corridor of the metro inland area. The neighborhoods are in a master planned community that's well located for major shopping, popular restaurants, award winning schools, country club golf course, nearby parks and recreation center, their own public library and easy commuting.   There are currently 41 active listings in Carmel Mountain, where the listing with the highest days on the market belongs to a home that has been for sale 158 days so far and is priced at $599,000.  Most might believe it is a short sale, but it is a “regular sale” with words like “price reduced” in front of the remarks section. Just for comparison sake, a home in the median price range, ($528,000) with an average of 1748 square feet in the area...
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By Stephen MacLeod, Arizona and California Broker and Property Manager
(Highland Home Watch)
Welcome back, In these tough economic times it's hard to keep the unshakeable confidence that things are getting better.  I just posted my monthly Rancho Bernardo real estate market report and statistics show 38% more homes in Rancho Bernardo sold than in June of 2010 then in June of 2009.  The entire July edition of the North County Real Estate Report is available for your review and comments. Yours in success Stephen MacLeod Rancho Bernardo Realtor
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By William Johnson, Retired Real Estate Professional
(Retired)
These are the best of the Fireworks photos that I took last year here in my home town, Rancho Bernardo at our annual 4th of July Fireworks Celebration. I had only had my SLR camera for 2 weeks at that time and struggled mightily to get even these. This year I am a little better prepared and I will have along a tripod and remote shutter that will certainly help things out a bit.  Weather conditions can greatly affect the amount of smoke that hangs in the air and the clarity of how the images are captured, especially using much slower shutter speeds. I am anticipating some great new photos but no matter how the photos come out, it is the spirit of the celebration that really counts and that will always be exciting. Wishing you all a wonderful celebration, Happy 4th of July! If you are Buy...
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By Stephen MacLeod, Arizona and California Broker and Property Manager
(Highland Home Watch)
Welcome, Rancho Bernardo home prices continue to hold their own as seen in this month's Rancho Bernardo real estate statistical review.  I publish the entire 29 page North County Real Estate Report monthly on my San Diego Real Estate Headquarters website, it's free and can be emailed to you monthly. Thanks for reading  Stephen MacLeod Rancho Bernardo-San Diego Realtor
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By Lisa Hayashi, Retired Realtor
(Award Referral Network Inc.)
Have you heard that Palomar College purchased some choice land in Rancho Bernardo. here's the news story, do you see anything in it about the added congestion that the student traffic will cause in nearby Westwood? Wasn't it enough that an elderly gentleman has already lost his life near that intersection???The city hasn't even built the side walk out to that entrance. It doesn't seem like they will take responsibility for his life either, but that subject seemed to just get swept under the carpet when it happened. I was talking to a close friend who lives in the Westwood area recently and she was sharing with me her concerns of even more traffic on Rancho Bernardo Road and the possibility of the students eventually parking on the residential streets of the quiet neighborhood. This does...
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By Rancho Bernardo, Gina@GinaYoungren.com (ABR,e-PRO,SRES) 92127,92128
(Coldwell Banker Real Estate DRE#01410072)
Farmers Markets in San Diego are fairweather events. We may get a little breeze or too much sunshine but not often do we have to worry about inclement weather to make the experience of shopping at a Farmers Market difficult or challenging. The Del Sur community is located far enough East of Rancho Bernardo and far enough West of the coast to be a perfect location for a weekly market. Also the afternoon into evening time slot draws commuters on their way home from work as well as the local residents. Sponsored by the Del Sur Educational Foundation raising needed funds for special projects at the local Poway Unified Schools in the area,   this local event has taken no time at all to become popular with the residents living in neighboring communities including 4S Ranch as well as Del Sur! ...
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By Rancho Bernardo, Gina@GinaYoungren.com (ABR,e-PRO,SRES) 92127,92128
(Coldwell Banker Real Estate DRE#01410072)
Madeira by Shea Homes now available in Del Sur! Shea Homes has recently released homes in the madeira neighborhood. The streetscape of Del Sur now includes brand NEW Shea Homes with 1,785 to 2,269 square feet of living space 3-5 bedrooms 2.5 to 3.5 baths From the mid $500,000s Over 600 families call Del Sur HOME! I live in Del Sur!
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By Rancho Bernardo, Gina@GinaYoungren.com (ABR,e-PRO,SRES) 92127,92128
(Coldwell Banker Real Estate DRE#01410072)
    Six more homes in the Standard Pacific Homes in Del Sur in the Bridgewalk Collection will be released to the public this weekend! Walking distance to the neighborhood parks,pools and Del Sur Elementary! These are beautiful detached homes ranging in size from 1,70s to 1,961 square feet with 3 to 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths. from the mid 400,000's
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By Rancho Bernardo, Gina@GinaYoungren.com (ABR,e-PRO,SRES) 92127,92128
(Coldwell Banker Real Estate DRE#01410072)
Check out my new Garden Blog!" Being a Realtor can be a very stressful job especially in our current Real Estate market. The good thing is that I can always find solace, peace and relaxation in my gardens. Decided to write about all of that world - the world of gardening - as I see and experience gardens all over the world and care for my personal half acre garden (with the help of my husband) right here in San Diego! Many of you already know I have been traveling this past year through Southeast Asia with my husband while my team kept my Real Estate business humming away. I want to share with you not only garden tips you can easily use in your personal gardening world but also expose you to some of the worlds most beautiful gardens. I promise you won't be dissapointed as this blogsite ...
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By Melissa Zavala, Broker, Escondido Real Estate, San Diego County
(Broadpoint Properties)
Melissa Zavala DRE# 01324959 | Broadpoint Properties | 760-839-3838 Caminito Campana Street, San Diego, CA Wonderful Bernardo Villas Condominium 2BR/2BA Condo offered at $274,900 Year Built 1974 Sq Footage 1,189 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms 2 full, 0 partial Floors Unspecified Parking 2 Covered spaces Lot Size 189,486 sqft HOA/Maint $280 per month DESCRIPTION Beautifully kept home, new flooring. Adjacent to golf course, swim club membership available. End unit in very quiet complex. Next to creek on gorgeous grounds. Large master with slider to lovely enclosed patio. Living room has very nice brick fireplace and slider on to patio. Gated patio has access to walking paths along the creek. All appliances convey at acceptable price. Nifty eat-in kitchen and lots of storage. Additional storage in ...
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By Rancho Bernardo, Gina@GinaYoungren.com (ABR,e-PRO,SRES) 92127,92128
(Coldwell Banker Real Estate DRE#01410072)
Check out this photography site For weddings, engagements, family photography... Local photographers who wil travel anywhere to shoot a photo! United States, Europe Australia, Southeast Asia and places in between!    
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By Rancho Bernardo, Gina@GinaYoungren.com (ABR,e-PRO,SRES) 92127,92128
(Coldwell Banker Real Estate DRE#01410072)
*1702- 1,961 square feet *3-4 bedrooms* from the high $400,000. These homes are built by Standard Pacific! Homes available for purchase this Saturday, May 22nd, will be available for move in this Fall Come check out Del Sur! Want me to show you around personally? Just call or email me! 858 335 9052 Gina@GinaYoungren.com Photos to be uploaded
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By Rancho Bernardo, Gina@GinaYoungren.com (ABR,e-PRO,SRES) 92127,92128
(Coldwell Banker Real Estate DRE#01410072)
A Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market is being constructed in 4S Ranch and will serve this community and the neighboring communities of Del Sur and Rancho Bernardo. The site is being presently being prepared in the shopping area just off Dove Canyon Road and Camino Del Norte where the Starbucks is located. We all would agree that being green is good for the planet. Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Markets think GREEN should be good for your budget as well! This company builds simple yet efficient stores, keeping construction costs down to save consumers money! Fresh & Easy maximizes natural light in all of their stores, trying to save energy wherever possible. Find out more about Fresh & Easy, their purpose, their values, their customer relations, and their passion for being GREEN on their GREEN ...
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