Open House Review: 30 Farragut

This pool property’s home is partially upgraded with new flooring, updated kitchen, smooth ceilings, new internal doors and added ceiling fans.  It  is listed with a downstairs bedroom, however I believe it would better serve as a guest room or office since there is not a full bathroom downstairs.  Traffic from Bryan, which backs to the property, could be heard from the yard, but the traffic sound was minimized with the windows closed.  The price has dropped $50K as of November 14.  30 Farragut residents are slated for Northwood Elementary, Sierra Vista Middle School and Northwood High School.


Asking Price:               $899,000
Bedrooms:                   4
Bathrooms:                  2.5
Square Footage:                       2,078
Lot Size:                      5,256 Sq. Ft
Price per Square Foot:  $433
Property Type:             Single Family Residence
Year Built:                   1978
No HOA or Mello Roos


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Orchard Hills – Varenna Collection Review

Two years after opening 11 new neighborhoods, Orchard Hills has opened its 12th set of homes. Varenna is a set of single family homes located in the gated enclave of The Grove at Orchard Hills. Built by TRI Pointe Homes, there are will be 71 new homes built now and an additional 64 built farther into the hills somewhere down the line. The Varenna neighborhood is already much farther into the hills than the rest of the enclave, located a mile and a half away from the entrance at Culver and Settler’s Way. There are three models, ranging from 2,476 – 2,682 square feet. Homes will have 4-5 bedrooms and 3.5 – 4.5 bathrooms, including a bedroom on the first floor. All homes have an attached, 2-car garage and a loft, as well as several options to customize the layout. Elevations include Formal Spanish, Provence, Tuscan, and Northern Italian.


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Open House Review: 9 Campanero West

9 Campanero West is nicely located at the end of a cul-de-sac street, just steps away from Santiago Hills Elementary School’s green fields and Park Paseo’s community clubhouse with a pool, tennis courts and sand volleyball court.  This property would appeal to any family looking for a great location that is walking distance to the elementary school and in walking/biking distance to Sierra Vista Middle School and Northwood High School.  There are many original features, but the home has been partially updated and has a nice size backyard.

The basics:
Asking Price: $928,000
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 2.5
Square Footage: 2,086
Lot Size: 4,410
$/Sq Ft: $445
Property Type: Single Family Residence
Year Built: 1977
Community: Northwood – Park Paseo
HOA dues are $104 per month and there no are Mello Roos taxes.


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Open House Review: 26 Lucero East

Today I am reviewing a desirable single level home in Northwood’s Park Paseo Community.  The home is a zero-lot-line property which is located nicely at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac street, just steps away from one of the community pools and tot lots. The home would be desirable for a family wanting to be on a street close to amenities as well as walking distance to the elementary and middle schools.  Santiago Hills, Sierra Vista Middle School and Northwood High School are designated for this neighborhood.

Asking Price:    $739,000
Bedrooms:        3
Bathrooms:       2
Square Footage: 1,323
Lot Size:           4,459
$/Sq Ft:            $559
Property Type: Single Family Residence
Year Built:        1978
Community:      Northwood – Park Paseo
HOA dues are  $104 per month
Mello Roos:      No


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Cypress Village – Trellis Court Collection Review

Cypress Village’s third new neighborhood is called Trellis Court.  Located in the newest enclave, these homes are between the 133 toll road and Ridge Valley, south of Trabuco/Great Park Road. Built by California Pacific Homes, the collection consists of 125 detached condominiums. Homes are usually arranged in sets of four, with plans 1 and 2 on the street and plans 3 and 4 set behind them. There are four different floor plans, ranging from 1,718 – 2,070 square feet. All homes have a two-car, attached garage off a shared motor court. Plans have 3 – 4 bedrooms, including one on the first floor, and 3.5 bathrooms; most models also have a loft. Elevations include Early California, Santa Barbara, Italian, and Spanish Formal.

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