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Open House Review: 14 Delamesa West

Jul 28th, 2014 by Joy 

Today I saw a two level, 4 bedrooms and 2 ½ bathroom home.  It is nicely located on a quiet cul-de-sac street with Santiago Hills Elementary School’s green soccer fields just a few steps away at the end of the cul-de-sac.  In March I reviewed the same model at 2 Entrada West.  This home’s location is far superior to Entrada West’s although it is not as upgraded.  2 Entrada West ended up selling in May for $392 per square foot at $817,500.

 

The basics:
Asking Price: $843,888
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 2.5
Square Footage: 2,088
Lot Size: 4,357
$/Sq Ft: $404
Days on Market: 24
Property Type: Single Family Residence
Year Built: 1976
Community: Northwood – Park Paseo

HOA dues are $85 per month and there no are Mello Roos taxes.

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Open House Review: 2 Christamon East

Jul 25th, 2014 by Joy 

Today I saw a two level home featuring 4 bedrooms plus a loft.  2 Christamon East is located in Northwood’s Park Paseo Community.  It sits on the corner entrance of a cul-de-sac with three streets surrounding it and is the only model with an open loft.  The backyard backs to Park Place (a non-residential street) with the entrance to Christamon on its side, and Christamon East in front of the home. 

Asking Price: $924,888
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 2.5
Square Footage: 2,474
Lot Size: 4,356
$/Sq Ft: $374
Days on Market: 13
Property Type: Single Family Residence
Year Built: 1978
Community: Northwood – Park Paseo

HOA dues are $89 per month and there are no Mello Roos taxes.

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Open House Review: 18845 Tabor Drive

Jul 23rd, 2014 by SMS 

Newly Renovated Detached Single Family Turtle Rock Home
18845 Tabor Drive   $1,249,000

Turning off of Turtle Rock Drive onto Grossmont takes you back to Tabor Drive which sits near Culver in this prime neighborhood. But more interesting than the location is the transition history of this 4 bedroom, 2 bath single family home.  According to public records, the home sold in June, 2014 for $912,000. It is now back on the market (about 10 days) at $1,249,000.  From 2007 to 2014 the property was listed, delisted, and had a pending sale in February, 2014 that did not go through.  Now potential buyers will be weighing the new renovation as a finished package against the new price.

Significant Numbers: Built in 1968, this single level 4 bedroom, 2 bath home is 1,800 sq. ft. on a 5,663 sq. ft. lot at $694 a sq. ft.  HOA dues are $25 a month. The broker/owner said the whole home and outside areas had been renovated.   

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Open House Review: 205 Falling Star

Jul 15th, 2014 by SMS 

Single Family Detached 4 Bedroom, 3 Bath Woodbridge Home Inside Loop
205 Fallingstar $869,000

Drive down West Yale Loop until it turns into East Yale Loop and then make a quick left on Fallingstar.  There, in the first house on the corner you have a hint of what the ‘inside the loop’ designation does to the price. This 4 bedroom, 3 bath home is just barely inside the loop, sitting on the corner of Yale Loop, but its price is similar to several homes that I have seen in the outer loop recently that have more options and more upgrades.  The question the buyers have to ask is what counts the most for them. Over the weekend, open house visitors were coming through, some talking about planning purchases in time for school in the fall.  The broker was also suggesting the property could be an excellent investment rental.

Significant Numbers: This two level, 4 bedroom, 3 bath home has been on the market a little over 20 days. It is 1,900 sq.ft, sitting on a 3,485 sq. ft. lot at $457 per sq. ft. HOA dues are $82. The home was built in 1984.

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Open House Review: 180 Pineview

Jul 14th, 2014 by Joy 

This home is the largest plan in the Lakes Community of Northwood and has a rare attached two car garages.  It is a two level condominium, with kitchen, dining area and living room downstairs and two bedrooms upstairs with a jack-and-jill bathroom.  I have reviewed other units in the community, but none had an attached garage. 

Asking Price: $464,888
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1.75
Square Footage: 1,366
Lot Size: 1,307 square feet
$/Sq Ft: $340
Days on Market: 65
Property Type: Condominium, Residential
Year Built: 1978
Community:  Northwood, The Lakes

HOA dues are $310 per month and there are no Mello Roos taxes.

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Open House Review: 17 Soaring Hawk

Jul 1st, 2014 by SMS 

Detached, Upgraded Woodbridge Single Family Home in Outer Loop
17 Soaring Hawk  $820,000    

Turning off Culver onto Main and then taking Timberwood to Soaring Hawk leads to this upgraded single family detached home in the outer loop.  New to the market, about 5 days, and nicely remodeled, this 3 bedroom, 2 bath property also raises the question of location.  Recently I have seen several properties in the outer loop in Woodbridge that have been nicely upgraded.  In the market it is interesting to see how price plays out with homes that sit closer to Culver traffic.  Woodbridge’s prime lake recreation, community atmosphere and top schools are all part of the package with location being the only difference from many other similar properties inside the loop.

Significant Numbers: Built in 1984, this 1,633 sq. ft. 3 bedroom, 2 bath home sits on a 4,356 sq. ft. lot. HOA dues are $80 and the price per sq. ft is $502.   Public records show this home sold for $630,000 in 2010.

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Open House Review: 1 Clinton

Jun 30th, 2014 by Joy 

At the beginning of the month I reviewed the same layout as 1 Clinton at18 Prescott, less the loft.  You can read it to get a comparison of the two properties.  1 Clinton is a two level townhome with two bedrooms.  It is located in an area with very low traffic due to surrounding cul-de-sac streets.  Unlike 18 Prescott, I did not notice any street noise from Irvine Boulevard, but 19 Prescott made small changes to update the home.  This home is an end unit which brings in additional light in the staircase and provides more privacy in the patio area.  The price has recently dropped from the $549,000 price to $529,000

 

Asking Price: $529,000
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2.5
Square Footage: 1,424
Lot Size: 2,178
$/Sq Ft: $371
Days on Market: 59
Property Type: Townhome Two Level
Year Built: 1980
Community: Northwood – Sheffield Manor

HOA dues are $245 per month and there are no Mello Roos taxes.

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