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New homes: August builder round-up
By Pat Setter, San Diego Union Tribune

Summer may be waning, but local builders have sizzling offerings for new home buyers.

After recently releasing the last 10 homes in Dixie Village in Oceanside, Hallmark Communities quickly sold five of those offerings. Now only five Hallmark homes remain in this community close to the beach, which provides all that coastal living has to offer. Buyers must act fast to take advantage of this outstanding North County value.

Hallmark is selling other homes within walking distance to the beach at a new eight-home townhome community in Oceanside. At 438 S. Cleveland St., the project is also within walking distance to Oceanside’s train station, making commuting to downtown a breeze. Prices at Cleveland Street 8 start in the high $400,000s.

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Sanctuary by Richmond American Homes in San Elijo Hills offers that rare architectural treasure — the sprawling single-story ranch home. Richmond American showcases two single-level floorplans on cul-de-sacs in eastern San Elijo Hills adjacent to open space and trails. The neighborhood offers a unique feeling of spaciousness and connection to the natural world. Prices start in the $800,000s. Sanctuary homes offer the built-in amenities of San Elijo Hills, a small town where schools, shopping, parks and recreational opportunities abound. For more information, visit

Valencia Hills announced the final phase release in one of San Diego’s most successful new home communities. A great value, these single family homes are priced from the mid $400,000s. These final one- and two-story homes represent the last chance to purchase a home in this new Lemon Grove neighborhood. Three floor plans, ranging in size from 1,634 to 2,220 square feet, offer spacious great rooms, indoor laundry rooms, up to three-car garages and traditional-sized backyards. These quality new homes, built by New Pointe Communities, offer easy commuting access to both work and play destinations.


It’s last call at Beach House at Coral Cove in coastal Encinitas, where Shea Homes San Diego is offering its final home, the Plan 4 model. Shea is also down to its final home at Tamarindo in West Chula Vista, and six new homes in El Cajon at Everly near West Chase Avenue and Avocado Boulevard. Shea’s newest community, Serra on East Vista Way in the city of Vista, just released its second phase with homes now selling from $439,580. Sales and move-ins continue at Frame & Focus at Civita and the lofts at Lucent, also at Civita in Mission Valley.

Davidson Communities just released Phase Eight at Arterro at La Costa, a community of large family homes in Carlsbad. Davidson’s other North County neighborhoods include Enclave Rancho Santa Fe, an intimate neighborhood 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.

Zephyr’s SummerHouse in Carlsbad is a unique offering of luxury beach condos boasting exclusive concierge services, direct beach access and sweeping views of the ocean and Buena Vista Lagoon. Each of the 35 floor plans, featuring California Coastal architecture, vary by building with eight different styles. The spacious, single-story condominiums range from 1,787 to 2,702 square feet with two bedrooms, two bedrooms with a den or three bedrooms. Prices range from $1.3 million to $2.4 million. After debuting well, SummerHouse already has one home sold, eight in escrow and three reserved.

California West Communities has two neighborhoods supporting San Diego’s unique indoor-outdoor lifestyle. The carefully appointed locations of Southern Preserve in La Costa, Carlsbad and Upper Cielo in Rancho Santa Fe combine thoughtful architecture with breathtaking surroundings that influence each custom-inspired home. Southern Preserve’s limited collection of 49 personalized residences overlook the rolling hills of Olivenhain, and border natural preserves and open space. The 41 residences of Upper Cielo occupy one of the highest vantage points along the San Diego coast, providing sweeping views stretching from the Coronado Islands and La Jolla to Lake Hodges and the coastal mountains. Pricing begins from the low $1 millions for Southern Preserve and from the high $1.2 millions for Upper Cielo. Visit and to learn more.

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