Single Story Dream Home

Single Story Dream Home. Marcie Sands, Realtor offers this STUNNINGLY REMODELED DREAM KITCHEN is featured in this highly upgraded single story. Enjoy Cherry wood cabinetry, granite, & lit buffet station will impress with Stainless steel fixtures & built-in pull out drawers. Elegantly updated baths, hardwood and tile floors sport 3” baseboards.  Crown molding adds class along with shutters. Energy efficient new HVAC system, Windows, Solatubes.  Ceiling fans are inside and out to give a gentle breeze.  Private covered patio paradise has waterfall, citrus trees, five overhead fans to take you away on a relaxing metal journey. There are two large built-in storage sheds, perfect to have your ready to go items.  There is a nice long driveway with carport which allows extra parking and room for a RV. This property has not Home Owner Association restriction . This story book dream home has close freeway access and park and recreation centers just around the corner. The remodeled kitchen boasts luxurious cherry wood cabinetry with under-mount lighting. Patterned tumbled travertine backsplash and designer knobs add a touch of class. Pullout slow close drawers with storage increase the functionality of the kitchen. Granite counters dazzle and please the eyes. Dual basin kitchen sink has pull out faucet, basin racks and separate water dispenser. Enjoy gourmet cooking with Thermador professional stainless-steel gas cook top, hood, oven, and microwave. Custom built in dishwasher & refrigerator have cherry wood exterior. A buffet cabinetry station was added including 4 upper glass panel lit display cabinets and pull  lower out drawers. Extremely rich hardwood flooring with 3” baseboards, and 20” tiled kitchen is easy maintenance. The living room features an elegant marble-framed wood burning fireplace with custom media cabinet and surround sound speakers overhead. Both bathrooms are tastefully remodeled. The master bath features a walk-in shower with clear enclosure accented by tile design. Cupboards add maximize storage space. The guest bath offers a tub shower combination with privacy glass enclosure. Natural light filters in through the dramatic skylight. Delighting you with the valuable home energy efficiency improvements include windows with custom shutters throughout, metal awnings, Sola Tubes skylights, ceiling fans and a new as mentioned forced air heating and cooling system. Protecting your home exterior is Flex-On Platinum Exterior Coating installed 2013. Relax in the privacy and serenity of your magical backyard oasis. Listen to the sound of the trickling waterfall feature or sip lemonade made from your own tree (naval orange too). You will enjoy plenty of shade under the covered patio. Five custom outdoor overhead fans create additional breeze for entertaining family and friends. Outdoor speakers add to the festivities and help create the perfect setting to enjoy. At the corner and side of the property,  to your amazement are two built-in sheds offering loads of additional storage space. Security features include wired entry alarm system, locking front door screen and area spotlights. . Within walking distance, enjoy nearby Renette Park and Recreation Center offering a lighted outdoor basketball court, large grassy playing field, mature shade trees and picnic areas, also, there is a multi-purpose play court sporting skate-able surfaces and entertains all the partake. The recreation center offers meeting rooms a game room and a gym.  Young and old enjoy supervised recreation activities abound. Also, in the area is Karl Tuttle Park a nine-acre complex complete with ball fields, restrooms and encircled by a nice walking path. This single story dream home offers all this and so much more. See a video tour.


Posted on June 21, 2020 at 1:33 am
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Poway Portals Single Story Cul-de-sac Home Open House

Step into another world. Live a vacation lifestyle while at home.  This Open House virtual walk through tour, 12919 Evalyn Place in Poway Portals, Single story Cul-de-sac home offered by
Marcie Sands, REALTOR Coldwell Banker West. This unique home has endless possibilities. Entertainers Paradise live the dream. 45 different fruit trees on this property. Large 15,000 sf Lot.  Minutes from Beaches and Downtown San Diego. Easy and Quick Freeway access. Located in the rolling hills of San Diego, County. Part of the award winning Poway Unified School District. Relax on the large entry courtyard or meander through the walking paths on the back lot. Enjoy the local mountain view that back this property. This Single level H style floor plan has a master suite at one end and bedrooms at the other side of the home. A permitted sun room adds 384 sf for a total 1913 sf of interior living space. The new upgraded kitchen and bathes include Quartz countertops and subway tile. The Remodeled living room functions as a cozy dual use media room. Wood burning fireplace and kitchen pass through features “living edge” hardwood custom mantles, imported from Mexico. An upgraded cabinet station is accented with granite counters and designer tile backsplash. Your party will be complete with dual basin wet bar, mini-fridge and multiple pull out slow close drawers and wine racks for beverage service. Zoned RS-7 , this level lot includes a grape pergola and relaxation in a backyard retreat gazebo with trickling fountain and privacy galore. This Poway Portals Single Story home is the best of all worlds and a dream come true, offering so many delightful advantages to home ownership. Hurray, act now and don’t wait. Come and make this your dream come true now and contact Marcie Sands REALTOR at (760) 644-1562.


Posted on May 9, 2020 at 6:51 pm
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Poway Portals Single Story Cul-de-sac Home Dream Home.

Storybook interactive tour and guide to 12919 Evalyn Place in Poway Portals Single Story Cul-de-sac Dream Home.
Marcie Sands, REALTOR Coldwell Banker West. This unique home has endless possibilities. Entertainers Paradise live the dream. 45 different fruit trees on this property. Large 15,000 sf Lot.  Minutes from Beaches and Downtown San Diego. Easy and Quick Freeway access. Located in the rolling hills of San Diego, County. Part of the award winning Poway Unified School District. Relax on the large entry courtyard or meander through the walking paths on the back lot. Enjoy the local mountain view that back this property. This Single level H style floor plan has a master suite at one end and bedrooms at the other side of the home. A permitted sun room adds 384 sf for a total 1913 sf of interior living space. The new upgraded kitchen and bathes include Quartz countertops and subway tile. The Remodeled living room functions as a cozy dual use media room. Wood burning fireplace and kitchen pass through features “living edge” hardwood custom mantles, imported from Mexico. An upgraded cabinet station is accented with granite counters and designer tile backsplash. Your party will be complete with dual basin wet bar, mini-fridge and multiple pull out slow close drawers and wine racks for beverage service. Zoned RS-7 , this level lot includes a grape pergola and relaxation in a backyard retreat gazebo with trickling fountain and privacy galore. This Poway Portals Single Story Cul-de-sac  dream home is the best of all worlds and a dream come true, offering so many delightful advantages to home ownership. Hurray, act now and don’t wait. Come and make this your dream come true now and contact Marcie Sands REALTOR at (760) 644-1562

 


Posted on May 6, 2020 at 4:45 am
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Rancho Bernardo Dream Home Story Book

Beautiful Rancho Bernardo Dream Home. Step into STUNNING CRAFTSMANSHIP in this exquisitely upgraded home. Remodeled custom kitchen with impeccable open design features handcrafted cherry wood cabinetry, Brazilian granite peninsula island with prep sink and storage, walk-in pantry and high-end stainless steel appliances. Elegantly upgraded baths, rich hardwood flooring/trim, custom fire place mantles, fixtures & finishes. Updated windows. Grill, gather & play in private entertainer’s backyard. Westwood Club: pool, spa, fitness, tennis, gym, ball courts. PUSD schools.

Step into STUNNING CRAFTSMANSHIP in this exquisitely upgraded home. Remodeled custom kitchen with impeccable open design features handcrafted cherry wood cabinetry, Brazilian granite peninsula island with prep sink and storage, walk-in pantry and high-end stainless steel appliances. Elegantly upgraded baths, rich hardwood flooring/trim, custom fire place mantles, fixtures & finishes. Updated windows. Grill, gather & play in private entertainer’s backyard. Westwood Club: pool, spa, fitness, tennis, gym, ball courts. PUSD schools. Rancho Santa Fe style living. If you want to live the Dream, you want to buy this home. This is simply a Beautifully Remodeled Westwood Home. Custom Handcrafted Tuscany Kitchen, Private Entertainer’s Backyard, 17892 Aguamiel Rd. San Diego CA 92127  MARCIE SANDS REALTOR, (760) 644-1559


Posted on April 18, 2020 at 7:11 pm
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Rancho Bernardo Dream Home -Virtual Open House

Rancho Bernardo Dream Home. Beautifully Remodeled Westwood Home. Custom Handcrafted Tuscany Kitchen, Private Entertainer’s Backyard, 17892 Aguamiel Rd., San Diego, CA 92127, Virtual Aerial Lifestyle Neighborhood Tour. 4 Bedrooms 2.5 Baths 2415 ESF. Offered at $939,000. Marcie Sands, REALTOR Coldwell Banker West. Step into STUNNING CRAFTSMANSHIP in this exquisitely upgraded home. Remodeled custom kitchen with impeccable open design features handcrafted cherry wood cabinetry, Brazilian granite peninsula island with prep sink and storage, walk-in pantry and high-end stainless steel appliances. Elegantly upgraded baths, rich hardwood flooring/trim, custom fire place mantles, fixtures & finishes. Updated windows. Grill, gather & play in private entertainer’s backyard. Westwood Club: pool, spa, fitness, tennis, gym, ball courts. PUSD schools. Marcie Sands REALTOR,  (760) 644- 1559


Posted on April 18, 2020 at 5:05 am
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Single level estate in 92127 Savenna Open House

OPEN HOUSE Sunday November 10, 2019 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.   Welcome to 17219 Holly Leaf Court, San Diego, CA  92127.  Come see this custom single level estate in 92127.  Enter the gated community of Savenna, located in the Poway Unified School District.

Enter through the stone lined courtyard.  A bubbling fountain greets you.  The expansive H style floor plan allows for multi-family living.  Outdoor entertainment awaits.  Enjoy your custom stone fireplace, sparkling pool and spa.  The home is a tranquil respite.  Built by Colrich, this home is filled with architectural upgrades.  Notice coffered, cherry wood and exposed wood beam ceilings.  Rich engineered wood flooring and travertine tile fill the home.    The open kitchen includes butler’s pantry and walk in pantry.  All five bedrooms contain en suite bathrooms, in addition, there is a guest powder room.

The garage space is plentiful housing four cars.  The driveway is long and allows additional parking.   Don’t miss your chance to view this single level estate in 92127. Marcie Sands REALTOR (760) 644-1559


Posted on November 10, 2019 at 6:14 pm
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Buying a Home with Solar – Get the Facts

Determine the System

Buying a Home with Solar

San Diego Home Solar System – Marcie Sands, REALTOR – Rancho Bernardo

When buying a home with solar, the first step is to determine what type of solar system is present.  Is it is owned, leased to own, or a power purchase agreement?  In the case of an owned system, does the seller fully own the system or did they take out a loan which is not yet paid off?  Is there a lien against the home for the solar system?  Alternatively, a power purchase agreement is when a company owns and maintains the system attached to the roof and sells the power back to the homeowner at a discount. You should educate yourself on these differences before entering into a home purchase agreement.

The second step is to review the tax records to see if there is a lien on the home.  If there is a lien on the home, or a solar loan, ask the seller for a current copy of the loan statement.  You want to note the balance and pay off terms.  Find out if there are any restrictions for property transfer.  Pay attention for penalties, early purchase buy-out options or other issues that could harm or delay your home purchase.  Will loan payoff be required prior to transfer, or is the loan transferable to a buyer?  It is crucial to understand the transfer process and timeline involved before you open escrow.   The solar loan payoff can be a negotiation between buyer and seller.

Discuss the Contracts

The third step is to discuss the solar system with your lender.  If you are buying a home with solar, it is important to discuss the solar system details up front with your lender because there may be restrictions.  If there are monthly lease payments that a buyer is willing to assume, the monthly figure needs to be calculated into the loan qualification.  You should ask if your lender will allow a loan to be assumed.  You should also find out when the loan will be paid off.  The extra monthly payment may push you out of your loan qualifying range.  

The fourth step is to review the solar contract. Ask the seller for the complete contract. Call the energy provider with specific questions.  Inquire about who maintains the system and the recommended maintenance.  Is there a warranty?  What is the contract length?  If a power purchase agreement, is it renewable? Can you purchase the panels at the end of the contract?

Analyze the System

Lastly, request a copy of the production history.  You want to know how many panels there are on the home, what type, and how much power the panels actually produce.  Another consideration is how much power the home typically uses.  It is in your best interest to understand how much energy a solar system is producing to know if the system can support the home.  Knowing the age of the system is also important.  Is the system brand new, or near the end of its’ useful life?  Solar system warranties average 20-25 years, so be aware that parts may soon need replacement.

Real Estate transactions involving solar systems can be complex.  A good listing agent will assist the seller in pulling together and presenting the disclosure information.  The agent should be informed about the system before putting the home on the market.  Likewise, a good buyer’s agent will know what to ask and how to guide the buyer in their solar research before making an offer. 

If you have any further questions about how a solar system can affect your real estate sale or purchase, or help with real estate in general, feel free to contact me at 760-644-1652 or www.MarcieSandsREALTOR.com

 

 

 


Posted on August 27, 2019 at 7:25 pm
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Four Important Home Buying Tips

Smart Buyers are prepared

There are many things you can do to help your offer stand out against the competition.  Below are four important home buying tips to have in mind before you start the home buying process.  

1.) Most crucial is the lender pre-approval letter.  Having a written pre-approval letter shows the seller that you have given your financial documentation to the mortgage professional.  A seller will know that you are qualified and ready to buy for the price you are offering.  You want to obtain this approval before your start home shopping.   A pre-qualification letter is not the same, nor is thinking that you can afford something based on your own math.  Mortgage professionals evaluate your debt to income ratio.  They look at all factors when evaluating your loan limits for a home purchase.  Your offer will be stronger with a pre-approval letter. 

2.) Beware of online or discount lenders.  It is important to work with a local mortgage professional who knows the rules and regulations of your State.  Your real estate agent can refer you to lenders that provide good service, and close in a timely manner.   Many online lenders offer low “teaser rates” in order to earn your business, however, those low rates often don’t apply.  Additionally, many online brokerages depend on high volume, so you may get a representative who is less experienced.  Lastly, with online lenders, there are many parties working on one loan, so there can be a disconnect in customer service.  There is more risk if you choose an online or discount lender

Patient and Responsive Buyers Prosper

3.) Don’t make large purchases during the home buying process.  It can be very exciting preparing for your new home, but it is important to hold off on buying major appliances, furniture or that new car.  You can put your home purchase at risk with even the slightest financial change at any point during the escrow process.  Run everything by your loan officer.  It is best to delay any purchases or new debt until after escrow closes.

4.) Be open and responsive to your mortgage professional.  When you are working on deadlines, good connection and communication with your lender is crucial.  Inform your loan officer of everything up front and any new information as it comes.  If asked to provide additional documentation, do it immediately.  They are working on your behalf and need to know all your details in order to structure the loan and rates that are best for your situation.  A successfully home purchase is a team effort between you, your real estate agent and the loan officer.  Contact me today, Marcie Sands at 760-644-1562 if you would like more assistance with your San Diego area home purchase.  

 


Posted on August 5, 2019 at 9:34 pm
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Rancho Bernardo Excellence

For All Ages

Rancho Bernardo is a community of excellence. An active lifestyle awaits you in this highly desired suburb of San Diego, also known by residents as “RB”.  Rancho Bernardo has several styles of neighborhoods, including two senior communities.  You will find affordable San Diego housing.  Choices range from condos to fine estate homes.

Adventure and Recreation

Just out your door you will find fun filled adventure at Lake Hodges or Poway Lake.  Hiking and biking   trails abound.  Fishing the lake shores or the deep waters by boat Is relaxing.  Rancho Bernardo offers several popular golf courses both public and private to enjoy, you will also find many community recreational and private clubs.  Swim, play tennis, or picnic with family in one of the large public parks.  San Diego sunshine year-round makes Rancho Bernardo a perfect place to live.

Strong Community

You will find a strong sense of community in Rancho Bernardo.  The Poway Unified School District provides excellent public education, likewise, it is an ideal place to raise a family.  Participate in the annual 4th of July parade and fireworks show or community street fairs.  Enjoy a variety of recreational and competitive sport clubs for both adults and children.  Walk through the peaceful neighborhoods or take your dog to the local dog park. There is something for everyone in Rancho Bernardo.

Central Location 

Centrally located in San Diego North County, you can also reach several activities within 30 minutes.  Rancho Bernardo has it’s very own Bernardo Winery and is home to the world-famous Rancho Bernardo Inn and Spa.   Live it up in downtown San Diego for a Padres baseball game, a concert, a play or fantastic dining. Water sports in the San Diego Bay invite you to dive in, or head to the La Jolla coast for Pacific sunsets and beach adventure. Explore the mountain antique shops for back roads fun.

Come live the Rancho Bernardo Excellence. To learn more about Rancho Bernardo Real Estate contact Marcie Sands at 760-644-1562.

 

Rancho Bernardo Community Park


Posted on July 9, 2019 at 9:19 pm
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Marketing Your Home-FHA & VA Options

Buying A Starter home is a great way to enter the market

 Buying a home can be overwhelming, VA and FHA can provide you with some opportunities.

For more detailed information on buying and purchasing options please contact me at   (760) 644-1562

 


Posted on July 8, 2019 at 7:22 pm
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