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Home-buying options as abundant as falling leaves
By Pat Setter, The San Diego Union Tribune

As I shared last week, fall can be a great time to purchase a new home. Here is a look at more outstanding opportunities to buy in San Diego in the coming months, as well as a few last chances to buy in fantastic neighborhoods.

Valencia Hills recently announced its Final Phase Release. Included in this release are three beautifully furnished and upgraded model homes now available for purchase.

These three dynamic floor plans offer fresh, contemporary designs and traditional family-friendly lots ranging in size from about 1,634 to 2,447 square feet, with three to five bedrooms and two to three baths. They are priced from the mid-$400,000s to the $500,000s. Family-size kitchens with granite countertops open into spacious dining and living areas. Designed to provide expansive living spaces, master bedroom suites, and interior laundry rooms with sinks, each home offers additional design options for buyers to add their own personal touches.

“The response to Valencia Hills by home buyers has been amazing,” said Scot Sandstrom, president of New Pointe Communities. “If buyers hesitate, they may miss out on this great opportunity to own a new home in this new neighborhood.”

Fully furnished models are located at Valencia Hills at 6915 Valencia Court, Lemon Grove (please enter from San Altos Place off Massachusetts Avenue). Visit or call (760) 585-4486 for more information. The sales office is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Wednesdays from 1-5 p.m.

California West Communities’ 49 custom-inspired residences of Southern Preserve in La Costa, Carlsbad, overlook the rolling hills of Olivenhain, bordering a nature preserve and open spaces. A new phase of homes was released Oct. 10. Highlights include oversize backyards on select homesites, stunning views, a private cul-de-sac and covered outdoor living spaces. The homes at Southern Preserve, La Costa, showcase single- and two-story homes, providing up to six bedrooms and 6.5 baths, priced from the $1.2 millions. To learn more, visit or call (760) 652-5426.

California West Communities also proudly offers Upper Cielo, 41 custom-inspired residences at the top of Cielo. This exclusive community features spectacular luxury homes and custom home sites, occupying one of the highest vantage points along the San Diego coast and providing an unprecedented portal to sweeping views. Select move-in-ready homes are currently available for purchase. Highlights include large, stunning upgrades; select, unobstructed views; and plenty of room for personalization. The homes at Upper Cielo, Rancho Santa Fe, showcase up to five bedrooms and 5.5 baths, with prices starting in the high $1.2 millions. Upper Cielo is now open daily. For more information, call (858) 756-4321 or visit

Shea Homes has announced last call at Everly, located in El Cajon at Chase and Avocado Boulevard. Everly’s three- and four-bedroom plans are now priced from $489,000. Shea’s newest community, Serra on East Vista Way in the City of Vista, is now selling in its second phase, with a new release expected soon.

Davidson Communities released its final phase at Arterro in Carlsbad, where large family homes are situated on home sites that offer spectacular views and cul-de-sac locations. Davidson’s other North County neighborhoods include Enclave Rancho Santa Fe, an intimate community of 13 new homes behind private gates with views of the golf course at the Crosby, and New Crest Court, a community of 16 new homes in the Carlsbad School District.

Exciting things are happening at Taylor Morrison’s Seagrove in Carlsbad this fall as well. Not only are the models now open in this sought-after community, but a new phase is also being released. The modern, sleek design of the three-story townhomes, which offer rooftop decks with views of coastal San Diego and Carlsbad Village, is complemented by finely appointed details throughout the home. Within walking distance to the beach and to the charming shops and entertainment venues of Carlsbad Village, Seagrove provides an exciting lifestyle sure to be the envy of others. Visit Taylor Morrison’s Seagrove neighborhood at 2503 State St., Carlsbad, or call (760) 476-1341.

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