Is your New Year’s resolution to make 2019 the year you buy a home? While there are certainly many wonderful existing homes on the market in San Diego, Temecula, and Murrieta, perhaps you’re looking to make a fresh start in a brand new home. After all, there’s something undeniably special about getting to pick out all the features and fixtures yourself rather than having to live with someone else’s decisions!

To help you in your search, we’ve put together a guide of all the new home communities in North County San Diego, Temecula, and Murrieta. No matter your price point, there’s sure to be a home and community for you!

If you are interested in touring any of these communities, just reach out – The Silva Group can represent you in the purchase of your brand new home! While many people go direct to the builder, working with an agent is actually in your best interest. The sales rep at the new home community is representing the builder - not you. So for peace of mind, call The Silva Group first!

(Details and Prices Are Current as 1/6/19, Call for Current Pricing and Availability)

 

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(Pictured: An Outdoor Space at the New Toll Brothers Community in Carlsbad, Robertson Ranch)

Carlsbad

The Preserve by Cornerstone Communities

A new home community in Carlsbad located adjacent to the Buena Vista Creek Ecological Reserve.

Developments: Acacia, Cypress, Blue Sage, Agave

Types: Single Family Homes, Paired Homes, Townhomes

Starting From: $543,990

 

Afton Way by Pebble Creek Companies

A small community of eight luxury homes in Carlsbad.

Developments: Afton Way

Types: Single Family Homes

Starting From: $1,500,000

 

Seascape Homes by Seascape Development

Luxury home community just 2.5 miles from the beach!

Developments: Seascape

Types: Single Family Homes

Starting From: Low $1,000,000’s

 

Lanai II by Shea Homes

A small community of ten beautifully designed homes in Carlsbad.

Developments: Lanai II

Types: Single Family Homes

Starting From: $1,285,000

 

Kensington at The Square by Shea Homes

A new collection of townhomes and flats in Bressi Ranch / Carlsbad!

Developments: Kensington at The Square

Types: Townhomes, Flats

Starting From: $465,000

 

 

Robertson Ranch by Toll Brothers

Extraordinary master-planned, community just three miles from the beach in Carlsbad.

Developments: The Bluffs, The Ridge, The Terraces, The Vistas

Types: Single Family Homes

Starting From: $1,237,120

 

Oceanside

Pacific Ridge by Cornerstone Communities

A gated community located in coveted Rancho Del Oro!

Developments: Altura, Brisas, Lucero

Types: Single Family Homes, Townhomes

Starting From: $490,990

 

Vista Del Mar by Van Daele Homes

Live in the heart of fabulous coastal Oceanside!

Developments: Vista Del Mar

Types: Townhomes

Starting From: Call for Pricing

 

Mission Lane by Beazer Homes

Live the beach lifestyle in Oceanside – only five miles to the pier!

Developments: Mission Lane

Types: Single Family Homes, Townhomes, Villas

Starting From: $447,900

 

Hideaway at St. Cloud by William Lyons Homes

New Oceanside community close to everywhere you want to be!

Developments: Hideaway at St. Cloud

Types: Townhomes

Starting From: $495,990

 

Vista

Vale View Estates by Galey Homes Inc

Single story luxury estate homes.

Developments: Vale View Estates

Types: Single Family Homes

Starting From: Call for Pricing

 

Skyline by D.R. Horton

New townhome residences in Vista.

Developments: Solara, Verano

Types: Townhomes

Starting From: $455,990

 

Avila by Lennar

An upscale townhome community in Vista!

Developments: Avila

Types: Townhomes

Starting From: $536,900

 

San Marcos

Rancho Tesoro by Brookfield Residential

A 250-acre master-planned community in San Maros!

Developments: Terracina, Candela, Vientos

Types: Single Family Homes

Starting From: Mid $600,000s

 

Thornbush by HQT Homes

A community of 4-5 bedroom residences in San Marcos.

Developments: Thornbush

Types: Single Family Homes

Starting From: Mid 700,000’s

 

Escondido

Estancia Bernardo by Ambient Communities

A great community of stylish single family homes in Escondido.

Developments: Estancia Bernardo

Types: Single Family Homes

Starting From: Mid $730,000’s

 

Lexington by KB Home

A new home community in Escondido with easy access to local middle and high school and freeways.

Developments: Lexington

Types: Single Family Homes

Starting From: $655,990

 

Citron by William Lyons Homes

New contemporary modern townhomes in Escondido with great amenities.

Developments: Citron

Types: Townhomes

Starting From: $416,990

 

Harmony Grove Village by Lennar

A master-planned community near the Elfin Forest with great amenities, parks, and resources for residents.

Developments: Seabreeze, Cavalli, Andalucia, Whittingham, Martingale

Types: Single Family Homes

Starting From: $649,900

 

Canyon Grove by Shea Homes

A community of 82 luxurious single-family homes. FHA and VA financing available!

Developments: Canyon Grove

Types: Single Family Homes

Starting From: $800,000

 

Bonsall

S.L. Rey by California West Communities

New single family residences in Bonsall with no mello-roos fees!

Developments: S.L. Rey

Types: Single Family Homes

Starting From: Mid $600,000’s

 

Fallbrook

Horse Creek Ridge by D.R. Horton

Diverse single family homes in beautiful Fallbrook!

Developments: Saratoga Estates, Oakmont, Westbury, Brindle Pointe, Bridlegate, Chaparral Pointe

Types: Single Family Homes

Starting From: $444,000

 

Aurora Heights by Beazer Homes

Live the resort lifestyle in Fallbrook with easy access to golf courses, shopping, dining, and more!

Developments: Aurora Heights

Types: Single Family Homes

Starting From: $629,990

 

Promontory at Horse Creek Ridge by Richmond American Homes

A vibrant community in the hills of Fallbrook.

Developments: Promontory at Horse Creek Ridge

Types: Single Family Homes

Starting From: Low $600,000’s

 

Temecula

The Promontory by Cornerstone Communities

A great new home community on the border of Temecula and Murrieta.

Developments: Bellevue, Brighton, Calistoga

Types: Single Family Homes

Starting From: $410,99

 

The Groves by Fleming Communities

Surrounded by rural wine country yet close to the modern conveniences of Temecula, The Groves is a stately new home community.

Developments: The Groves

Types: Single Family Homes

Starting From: Call for Pricing

 

Las Alturas by Fleming Communities

Located in beautiful De Luz, the community of Las Alturas offer miles of extraordinary views.

Developments: Las Alturas

Types: Single Family Homes

Starting From: Call for Pricing

 

Marbella at Terracina by Lennar

Gorgeous new homes located in the heart of Temecula wine country!

Developments: Marbella at Terracina

Types: Single Family Homes

Starting From: Low $600,000’s

 

Indigo Place by D.R. Horton

Located just off the I-15 freeway, this new community brings you the best of luxury and convenience.

Developments: Indigo Place

Types: Single Family Homes

Starting From: $411,990

 

Nicolas Heights by Lennar

A gated new home community in Temecula.

Developments: Nicolas Heights

Types: Single Family Homes

Starting From: Low $500,000’s

 

Murrieta

Spencer’s Crossing by Pardee Homes

Located in Murrieta, Spencer’s crossing is a new master-planned community located on 600 acres close to the Temecula Valley wine country.

Developments: Braeburn, Tamarack, Larkspur

Types: Single Family Homes

Starting From: Mid $400,000’s

 

Westpark by KB Homes

A new home community in the top-rated Murrieta Valley Unified School District.

Developments: Westpark

Types: Single Family Homes

Starting From: $368,990

 

Vista Bella by Melia Homes

A stylish community of 80 paired homes located near all the best of Temecula and Murrieta living.

Developments: Vista Bella

Types: Paired Homes

Starting From: Mid $300,000’s

 

The Preserve by William Lyons Homes

A new home community in Murrieta offering seven distinct floor plans.

Developments: The Preserve

Types: Single Family Homes

Starting From: $407,900

 

Emerson by D.R. Horton

A new home community with no HOA fees!

Developments: Emerson

Types: Single Family Homes

Starting From: $471,990

 

Hunters Pointe by D.R. Horton

A collection of one and two-story homes in Murrieta with no HOA fees!

Developments: Hunters Pointe

Types: Single Family Homes

Starting From: $430,990

 

Santa Rosa Highlands by D.R. Horton

Set against the backdrop of the Cleveland National Forest, this new home community in Murrieta offers something for everyone!

Developments: Savanna Pointe, Camden, Sequoia, The Oaks

Types: Townhomes, Single Family Homes

Starting From: $349,000

In November, the median price for a detached home in San Diego was $645,000 – up 6.6% from November of last year. This was also a 14-year high price for San Diego County! So while it’s been great to be a homeowner or home seller over the past few years, if you’ve been thinking of buying a home in San Diego, you’ve likely been struggling with affordability.

At The Silva Group we’ve helped people buy and sell all over San Diego County and beyond. We’ve had a chance to take a peek inside some of Southern California’s most expensive homes for sale and some of the most affordable. We’ve driven through virtually every neighborhood and watched the landscape change dramatically over the years. And what remains consistent is that there are always pockets of affordability if you know where to look.

To help you, we’ve put together a list of some of the most affordable neighborhoods in San Diego and even a few alternatives if you’re willing to look outside the county!

 

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Oceanside

It’s no secret that Oceanside has been an up-and-coming neighborhood in San Diego for years. But with a median home price of $569,000, it’s also one of the most affordable coastal cities in the county! From single-family homes to gated estates to condos and even 55+ communities, Oceanside offers a little something for everyone. Its close proximity to Orange County and the downtown Coaster station make Oceanside a great choice for commuters. And with Camp Pendleton nearby, the city is particularly friendly to the armed forces. Many military families make their home inside the city’s four zip codes.

Nearby attractions include Oceanside Pier, The California Surf Museum, and the Oceanside Museum of Art. Recent revitalization of Oceanside’s downtown has lead to an influx of new restaurants, breweries, and businesses. Fairs, festivals, and a weekly Farmer’s Market are held throughout the year. In December, the city celebrated the annual Oceanside Harbor Parade of Lights

Vista

To the east of Oceanside lies the quiet community of Vista. While Vista has many suburban areas of homes, condos, and townhomes, a large portion of Vista is more rural, featuring custom homes on larger lots. For those who crave the quiet country life, but are unwilling to leave the convenience of having a grocery store or restaurants minutes away, Vista is the ideal choice. And with a median home price of $560,000, it’s an affordable choice, too!

Like Oceanside, Vista offers locals a downtown area that has been revitalized over the last few years. It’s the perfect place to enjoy dinner out with the family or spend an afternoon catching up with a friend at one of the local craft breweries. And with quick access to the 78 freeway, you can be at the beach in no time!

San Marcos

San Marcos has become a hotspot for new development over the last ten years. Though many communities in and around the San Elijo Hills area are very upscale, San Marcos does have more affordable neighborhoods, especially for those looking to buy their first home or downsize to a 55+ community. North of the 78, the median price for a home in the 92069 zip code is only $606,500!

San Marcos offers residents a ton of amenities from restaurants to shopping, dining, and entertainment. The city is also home to several top-rated public schools at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. Recreational activities include 63 miles of multi-use trails, 36 parks, water activities at Lake San Marcos, and more.

Escondido

With a variety of housing options available (including new construction!) Escondido is a great place to call home. While certain pockets, particularly near Lake Hodges, are currently pricier than the county’s median home price, many areas of Escondido are still very affordable!

Living in Escondido provides residents with easy access to the 15 and 78 freeways, San Diego Zoo and Safari Park, Daly Ranch, Lake Hodges, and the Westfield North County Mall. Escondido also has a thriving and charming downtown area that has many local restaurants and boutiques. On Friday nights in the summer, you’ll even find classic cars lining the main drag during Cruisin’ Grand!

Fallbrook

If your idea of the American Dream includes owning a home on a big piece of property, you’ll definitely want to consider buying in Fallbrook! With a median home price of $595,000, Fallbrook is one of the more affordable areas of San Diego County.

Fallbrook embraces its small-town vibe and places an emphasis on community. Most restaurants and businesses are locally owned and operated. The community holds many events throughout the year including an annual Avocado Festival each spring to celebrate the town’s distinction as the “Avocado Capital of the World”!

Temecula

If you’re looking for a more affordable alternative to living in San Diego, Temecula provides easy access to the northern reaches of the county and allows residents to buy more home for their money. The median home price in Temecula is $466,200 - almost $200,000 cheaper than San Diego! There are a wide variety of housing options for purchase in Temecula from condos and townhomes to single family homes and sprawling ranch estates.

A growing community that is home to more than 115,000, Temecula is best known for its wine country and the annual hot air balloon festival. Expansion in recent years has given residents more options for shopping, dining, and entertainment close to home. But the city still retains its small-town heart. The Old Town Temecula area is charming and full of antique stores. And nothing beats a weekend afternoon spent at one of the more than forty local wineries that dot the countryside!    

Murrieta

Just to the North of Temecula, Murrieta is one of the fastest-growing cities in the state of California. With a median home price of $429,300, Murrieta is a great option for those searching for a more affordable alternative to San Diego.

Murrieta is a family-friendly community that offers residents a variety of ways to enjoy the great outdoors! There are many parks, golf courses, and outdoor recreation areas throughout the city. And Murrieta is just a few miles from the famous Temecula Wine Country!

 

Ready to start your home search? Call The Silva Group at (760) 458-2575! We’ll help you find the home of your dreams at a price you can afford!

And make sure you download our free House Hunting Checklist by clicking here!

It’s no secret that the San Diego real estate market is changing. Most experts predict we’re in the midst of shifting towards a buyer’s market. Meanwhile, interest rates continue to inch up.

So if you’ve been thinking of making a change, 2019 is the year to finally make your move and list your home for sale! But before you put your house on the market, there are a few things you’ll want to do first:

 

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1. Make Needed Repairs

No matter how well you’ve been taking care of your home, there’s probably still a few things you’ve still been meaning to get to. The doorknob that sticks, the leaky faucet in the bathroom, the hole in the screen door…small repairs, but when you’re trying to help your house stand out from the others on the street AND get top dollar from your home, every bit helps.

The truth is, when buyers see a home that needs a lot of little repair, they invariably start to wonder if there aren’t some other, bigger issues lurking on the inspection report. And for some people, that’s enough for them to walk away from your home without ever making an offer.

Before you put your home on the market, make the time to walk through your house with a critical eye and take note of all those little fixes your home needs. A lot of them you’ll be able to handle yourself in the course of a weekend! But if you find yourself needing a professional, call The Silva Group – we’ll be happy to recommend a few vendors in your area.

2. Take Care of Deferred Maintenance Issues

When you bought your home, you might have had the good intention to be faithful with all of your home’s “checkups”: getting your HVAC system inspected yearly, having the chimney swept regularly, getting your roof looked at every three to five years. But just like our own health checkups, it’s easy to put these things off when life gets busy and we’re not having any problems.

While you could wait and deal with any hiccups that come up during the home inspection, you’ll have a smoother escrow if you deal with the issues beforehand. Some buyers get nervous when they see too many repair items on an inspection report and simply walk away.

It’s also not uncommon for serious issues to crop up in the inspection report. Problems with the foundation, roof, or even the plumbing. Depending on the severity of the issue, you may wish you’d had the opportunity to remedy the issue while your home was off the market.

3. Declutter Your Home

Now that you’ve got all the repairs and maintenance issues out of the way, now you need to focus on decluttering your home. Whether or not you ultimately hire a professional stager, it’s always a good idea to spend some time cleaning up first.

Taking the time to go through your belongings will allow you to sort through what you have and decide if everything you own is worth keeping and boxing up to take to the new house. If you know you’re going to be moving into a smaller home, this step is especially crucial as you’ll almost certainly need to pare down your possessions. And as time-consuming as decluttering is, it can actually save you money – most stagers also offer a decluttering or editing service. Plus, you might even be able to make some money selling the things you don’t need or want anymore.

4. Boost Your Curb Appeal

Buyers start forming an opinion of your home from the moment they step out of the car. Make sure your home is putting its best foot forward by spending some time boosting your curb appeal. Here are a few ideas for chores you’ll want to do prior to listing:

            -Power wash the driveway, walkways, and porch

            -Mow the lawn

            -Trim the bushes and trees

            -Plant some colorful flowers

            -Clear cobwebs and dead leaves from the porch

            -Replace your house numbers

            -Ensure all exterior lights work

            -Give your front door a fresh coast of paint

            -Buy a new welcome mat

5. Locate All Your Paperwork

While you might be absolutely positive that you’ve kept all the paperwork related to your house in one place, it doesn’t hurt to check before listing. If you’ve made upgrades to your home or will be including appliances in the sale, you’ll want to make sure you have the warranty information on hand for each item. And if your home has had a leak or other major repair issue, you’ll want to make sure you can point to documents that show you dealt with the issue appropriately.

If your home has solar, you’ll want to take extra care to ensure you have the right paperwork. If you’ve paid off your solar panels, you’ll want to have the documentation to support that. And if you’re leasing the solar panels, you’ll want to contact the company you lease them from to find out how to transfer your lease. In recent years, many solar companies have been bought and sold in Southern California so it can sometimes be tricky to get in touch with the appropriate people!  

6. Call The Silva Group

Before you list your home, don’t forget to give us a call! With a combined sixty years of experience in residential real estate, we’ve sold more than 2,500 homes across Southern California. Whether you’re moving to a new city or just down the block, our team of experts will help you navigate the sale of your existing home and purchase of another. Give us a call at (760) 458-2575!

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