Carmel Country Highlands Real Estate


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June 2011 Report

The June 2011 HomeDex™ Report provides May 2011 housing statistics.

    • The median price for all North County home sales - attached and detached - remained constant from last month at $380,000 in May 2011.

    • Detached homes in North County rose slightly by 2.22 percent from $450,000 in April 2011 to $460,000 in May 2011. Median price has moved up and down monthly this year, with no sustained positive or negative trend. However, year-over median SFD price in North San Diego County decreased 3.46 percent from $476,500 in May 2010, continuing a four month trend of year-over price declines (following an 18-month trend of increases in median price).

    • The number of SFD listings (active and contingent) increased 3.40 percent in May 2011 from April 2011; listings have increased during each month of 2011. Listings were up 9.27 percent year-over from May 2010.

    • The number of sold North San Diego County SFD units decreased 6.7 percent in May 2011 from April 2011, following three months of increases.

    • Median days-on-market for single-family detached homes in North County decreased to 47 days in May 2011 from 50 days in April 2011, the lowest level this year.

    Carmel Valley San Diego homes have over 331 properties sold from January through the end of June in 2010.  This compares to just 244 Carmel Valley San Diego homes sold in the same time period in 2009, which represents a 35% increase!  With this positive turnaround, the current inventory of Carmel Valley Real Estate  has been rising steadily, which in turn is keeping prices moderately stable.  The Good News is: HomeDex Reports state prices at the midpoint of 2010 are up 1% over 2009 with market times remaining constant at about 2 months. Carmel Valley and other coastal areas have seen foreclosures, short sales and similar distressed sales predominantly with the entry level condos, though the high end luxury San Diego homes have been sluggish due to tight jumbo financing.




New Homes In Carmel Country Highlands


Highlands Village priced from the high $400,000s

2 - 4 Bedrooms
2.5 Bathrooms
Approximately 1,274 - 2,068 sq. ft.

Bridle Ridge priced from the mid $800,000s

3 - 5 Bedrooms
3 Bathrooms
Approximately 2,353 - 2,734 sq. ft.

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Carriage Run priced from the mid $700,000s

3 - 4 Bedrooms

2.5 - 3 Bathrooms
Approximately 2,151 - 2,402 sq. ft.
3,200 sq. ft. lots (average size)

If you would like information on Re-Sale homes in Carmel Country Highlands please send a request form

Some new home phases have sold out, please contact me so I can send you information about the availability of homes and new releases. Thank you!


Want To See A Carmel Country Highland New Model Home?

If you are looking to visit a Carmel Country Highland new or re-sale home, please call Taila Gillespie at 619.888.2223 to set up an appointment! I can offer valuable information to guide buyers and sellers in Real Estate as a Carmel Country Highlands specialist.


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Taila Gillespie, REALTOR®, SFR
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
DEL MAR, CA 92014
ph. 619.888.2223
fax. 858.755.3086
DRE LIC#: 01875376

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What I Provide For Sellers and Buyers


Selling or buying a home is one of the most important decisions you will make in your life. How much is it REALLY worth? How long will it take to sell? How do I preview a home I like?




It is my job to guide you through this complicated process, from beginning to end. I want you to get the maximum value for your home, within YOUR time frame. Here are just some of the things that I will do to market and sell your home: 


Home Value Analysis - Buyers want to buy your home for as little as possible! Through detailed comparisons between your home and recently sold homes, and other properties currently on the market, together we can determine what your home is really worth in today's market. In the industry this is called a Comparative Market Analysis or CMA. I will do this for you, for free.


Pre-Qualifying Buyers - Buyers have their own timelines, which might not be yours! I make sure they don't waste your time by qualifying them as to their real ability to afford your home. 


Full Service Marketing Campaign - More buyers interested in your home means more money in your pocket when it is sold. My extensive marketing of your home assures you maximum value. 84% of buyers go to the internet to look for homes first before anything else. For example, this web site will market your property all across the web on over 300 nationally and internationally acclaimed websites. It will appear on Yahoo Real Estate, Microsoft MSN HomeAdvisor, Luxury Homes Network,,,,,, and other top national sites. I can place your home on my web site within a few minutes time! I will also include your property as a Featured Home on,,, and many more. This will allow buyers to see your home first, before others, in your residential area search. Click here to view my Full Marketing Campaign


Reaching out to Buyers - When we begin marketing your home, I will immediately notify all the buyers that I am helping find their ideal home. I'll also notify all the Realtors in this area that I work with, who quickly tell their homebuyers. It is a powerful way to jump-start the sale of your home! 


Presenting Your Property - You and I will walk through your home together. I will advise you on how to present your property to maximize its selling price. Some improvements are worth it, and some are not! Be careful. 


The Contract Process - Contracts are complicated, and intimidating. You don't want to go to a closing with some doubts. You will have the full benefit of my real estate experience and knowledge for a smooth and successful closing. I recommend that you do not sign on any dotted lines without asking me first. 

You pay no up front costs for my services!

I will work hard to get your home sold, for as much as this market will possibly bear. I will also work within your time frame and your needs. For example, sometimes it can be hard to sell and move out of your current home, and buy and move into a new home, all at the same time! I can help smooth this out. 


Call or email me. Ask for a free In-Home Presentation. I will come to your home or office, and present you a plan that details exactly how I will market your home. There is absolutely no obligation so don't let this opportunity pass. It is part of my job as a real estate agent to offer you this service. 




When is the best time to buy a house? With many markets reporting an abundance of homes for sale, and interest rates remaining at near historic lows, now might be one of the best times in recent memory. While today's real estate market does offer advantages to buyers, consumers still need to be savvy in order to get the best deal they can. Following are some valuable home buying information that the professionals at Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC think every homebuyer should keep in mind:


Don't Try to Time the Market. When home prices are lower, it is very tempting for potential buyers to try to wait as long as possible in the hopes that prices will decline even further. This strategy can be detrimental because when there is high inventory, smart sellers price their homes properly – not according to past sales but according to current conditions – so their homes will sell in a timely fashion. Once a home is priced to what the current market will bear, buyers will make offers. 


Shop Around. But Don't Wait Too Long. The National Association of REALTORS reports that homes are staying on the market for several months. Recent increased inventory gives homebuyers a great opportunity to compare homes that meet their needs. However, this does not mean that homebuyers should procrastinate.If you find a house you love, put in your bid and negotiate. Don't provide an opportunity for another buyer to make an offer.


Watch Mortgage Rates. As of early 2010, mortgage rates were continuing to fall to historic lows.  This presents a strong opportunity to enter the real estate market, particularly for first time homebuyers who have no need to sell another home. Simple mortgage calculators widely available online can help you determine just how much you will pay per month, based on a given rate. For example, a monthly payment on a 30-year fixed 5.875 mortgage rate on a 300,000 loan will be $1,774.61.


Negotiate on the Incentives. Sellers eager to move may offer you a variety of incentives such as cars, trips, furnishings and even credit card bill payment. If you accept an incentive, make sure it makes sense for you. Instead of having your bills paid, you may opt to have the seller renovate the master bathroom or install new flooring. Of course, you can always ask the seller to simply deduct the amount in question from the list price.

Buying Your First Home? Q&A for first-time home buyers:

What can I afford to buy?
Each buyer is unique – and we'll help you find out just what you can afford. Your income and your debts will typically play the biggest roles in determining your price range. It's simple to make an estimate, just run the numbers for yourself using our Affordability Calculator.


Do I have enough money to buy my first home?
We offer a range of mortgage programs, and we'll help you determine which can work for you – some of our loans require little money down. You'll also need to consider closing costs and the escrow account for taxes and insurance. But don't get overwhelmed: it's a snap to figure out how much money you'll need, using our handy Affordability Calculator.

What are the tax benefits to owning a home?
You may be able to deduct the interest you pay on the mortgage loan and some of the financing costs of the home, such as points. And your property taxes could be deductible. You should consult your tax advisor for more information. If you're renting right now, you may want to take a look at our Rent vs. Buy Calculator.


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