Open House Review: 3 Recinto

Today I am reviewing a highly desirable single level home in Northwood’s Windstream Community.  Windstream is divided into three gated sections so it limits the amount of car traffic although pedestrian traffic is not limited between the sections. 3 Recinto is found in one of the small cul-de-sacs backing directly to the community pool. Although prices in the area have been on the rise, I was surprised that the home was asking $1,048,000, even though this pool property is in excellent, move-in condition. The only thing that has not been updates are the windows, which are original.   However, the home is now accepting back-up offers so I wonder what the purchase price is.

It feeds into Santiago Hills Elementary, Sierra Vista Middle School and Northwood High.

Asking Price: $1,048,000
Bedrooms:       3
Bathrooms:      2
Square Footage: 1,974
Lot Size:          5,150
$/Sq Ft:           $531
Property Type: Single Family Residence
Year Built:      1980Community:    Northwood – Windstream
HOA dues are $174 per month and there no are Mello Roos taxes.


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Open House Review – 24 Christamon West

A couple of weeks ago, I reviewed 8 Candela, a 4-bedroom home asking $1,150,000. I stayed in the Northwood area this weekend and saw three different 4-bedroom, each at or a near $1,000,000 as well. I will review them over the next few weeks. For today, I will talk about 24 Christamon West.

The Basics:
Asking Price: $1,050,000
Bedrooms: 4 + large bonus room
Bathrooms: 2.5
Square Footage: 2,673
Price per Sq Ft: $393
Lot Size: 5,200 square feet
Property Type: Single Family Home
Year Built: 1979
Community: Northwood – Park Paseo
HOA: $104 per month / Mello Roos: No
Days on Market: 19
Schools: Santiago Hills Elementary, Sierra Vista Middle School, Northwood High School

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Beacon Park: Legend Collection Review

The Legend Collection at Beacon Park opened in December, a few months after the majority of homes opened. Legend boasts the biggest homes in the entire neighborhood, coming in over 4,300 square feet. There will be a total of 48 homes, with the lot sizes ranging from about 7,300 – 8,200 square feet and the models falling within that range. Each home has up to five bedrooms and 5 ½ baths, plus a bonus room, along with numerous variations to the floor plans. The homes are located near the southeast corner of the neighborhood and are just a short walk from the new Beacon Park K-8 school scheduled to open this August. Elevations include Spanish, Santa Barbara, and Craftsman. All homes have a two-car garage with a big storage area.


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Open House Review 56 Thornhurst

For the past two weeks I reviewed the same Santa Maria Residence 1 Model of Stonegate off of Kempton, Overbrook and now 56 Thornhurst.  This property was only on the market for less than 3 weeks and then it was suddenly removed from any listings. It had the lowest asking price, and I liked this location the best.  Like the other two properties, this is a 2 bedroom + den with the main living area up a flight of stairs.  As an end unit, only one unit sits below and one unit sharing a wall.  Parking for guests is off the street in front of the residence.  Stonegate is currently slated for Stonegate Elementary School and Jeffrey Trails Middle School.

Bedrooms:       2 + Den
Bathrooms:      2
Square Footage: 1,378
Property Type: Condominium
Year Built:       2013
Community:     Stonegate
HOA Fees:       $318
Mello Roos      Yes

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Open House Review: 223 Overbrook

Last week I reviewed the same Santa Maria Residence 1 Model of Stonegate at 202 Kempton and this week I will be comparing why this property is justified asking for a slightly higher asking price. Unlike 202 Kempton, this home did not have any scent and was very clean.    I appreciate that this listing was appropriately listed as a 2 bedroom + den, unlike 202 Kempton trying to pass the property off as a 3 bedroom.  The main living area is up a flight of stairs, while the garage and indoor laundry closet are found on ground level. One unit is below this unit, but only one wall is shared on the side. Parking for guests is off the street and one should be aware that this home is in the middle of a row of homes line up down a single sidewalk.  Stonegate is currently slated for Stonegate Elementary School and Jeffrey Trails Middle School.

Asking Price:    $659,888
Bedrooms:        2 + Den
Bathrooms:       2
Square Footage: 1,378
$/Sq Ft:             $478
Property Type: Condominium
Year Built:        2012
Community:       Stonegate
HOA Fees:       $318
Mello Roos       Yes
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