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Hot summer new home happenings in San Diego
By Pat Setter, The San Diego Union Tribune

There are no dog days when it comes to new home opportunities this summer in San Diego. Local builders have so much going on that the “Home Pride” column needs two columns in a row to share all the news with readers.

Hallmark Communities will soon release the last phase of homes at Dixie Village in Oceanside. Dixie Village is considered one of the best values in North San Diego given its proximity to great beaches and Oceanside’s new downtown restaurants and boutiques. To be notified of Dixie Village’s upcoming sales event, call (760) 433-3858.

Elsewhere in Oceanside, Hallmark reported selling the first three homes in their Cleveland Street Eight Townhome project at the corner of Cleveland and Washington streets. This Oceanside locale is walking distance to the beach and train station for easy commuting to downtown. Call (760) 433-3858 for further information.

In Valley Center, only a few single-story homes remain during the “Builder Close Out” at Valley View Ranch at 26841 Red Ironbark Drive. Stunning residences are situated on large lots with 180-degree views. Three floor plans range from 3,109 to 3,457 square feet and feature three to four bedrooms, 3.5 to 4.5 baths and a three-car garage. This private gated community boasts a quiet rural setting only 13 miles to Interstate 15. Homes are priced from the mid $600s. To learn more, visit or call (760) 751-3415.

For custom homes at a great value in Coastal North County, Thunderbird Estates has seven move-in ready homes featuring a first-floor master suite, guest suite on the second level and a chef’s dream kitchen. On a large lot with extensive storage options, these four- and five-bedroom homes have other features including air conditioning, drought resistant landscaping, no Mello Roos, a builder’s 10-year structural warranty and numerous upgrades throughout. Visit Thunderbird Estates at 691 Thunderbird Drive in Oceanside to discover money-saving closing cost incentives. Call (760) 521-4320 or email to schedule a showing.

KirE Builders announced the completion of their “8 on C Avenue” project, offering new single family, urban-style row-homes only minutes from downtown San Diego. These move-in-ready homes create the perfect setting for modern living. Only six remain. Visit “8 on C Avenue” from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday or schedule an appointment with Brink Realty at (877) 612-7465, ext. 101. Visit online at

California West Communities’ 49 personalized residences of Southern Preserve in La Costa, Carlsbad is now offering a limited collection of homes overlooking the rolling hills of Olivenhain and bordering acres of a natural preserve and open space. A newly released phase of homes is now available. Highlights include oversized backyards on select homesites and an ultra-private location set apart from neighboring residences. Priced from the low millions, homes at Southern Preserve, La Costa showcase up to six bedrooms and 6.5 baths. To learn more, visit Or, call (760) 652-5426 to learn about pre-qualification.


California West Communities presents Upper Cielo, 41 custom inspired residences at the top of Cielo, an exclusive community of luxury homes and custom homesites. Occupying one of the highest vantage points along the San Diego coast, Cielo provides sweeping views stretching from the Coronado Islands and La Jolla to Lake Hodges and the coastal mountains. Several move-in ready homes are available for purchase. Homesite 96, this week’s featured residence, is listed for $1,325,061, and offers a pool-sized lot with stunning views, and approximately 4,579 square feet of living space. Homes at Upper Cielo, Rancho Santa Fe, showcase up to five bedrooms and 5.5 baths priced from $1.2 million. Upper Cielo is open daily. For more information, call (858) 756-4572 or visit

Insignia by City Ventures presents a luxury collection of 17 homes in Carlsbad, just a bicycle ride away from the beach and Carlsbad Village. Homes are now selling and appointments are available for private tours. Homes at Insignia Carlsbad offer up to four floor plans, including one- and two-story options with three to five bedrooms in up to 4,350 square feet, priced from $1.3 million. Insignia Carlsbad’s sales office is open Thursday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visit for information and updates.

Luxury homebuilder Insignia announced remaining homesites in the vibrant beach town of Encinitas are now available. Homesites 1, 9 and 12 each offer more than 4,000 square feet of living space, lots sized from 30,134 to 53,473 square feet, and optional structures including outdoor living spaces, a two-car detached garage and shop/studio. Pricing ranges from $2.175 million to $2.475 million. The residences at Mainhouse offer a unique approach to relaxed, multi-unit estate compound living. The Mainhouse sales office is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. To learn more, visit or call (800) 243-6169.

Next week’s column will have news on homes from Shea Homes, Davidson Communities and Standard Pacific.

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