Del Sur

Hidden Perks of Your HOA

By Brian Danney

Some homeowners don’t fully understand or appreciate the importance of having a homeowners association. For all they know it is just another monthly payment that they are required to pay. However, what they don’t realize is that HOA’s can add far more value to the neighborhood. Not only do they enforce community rules and guidelines, but they also offer perks. Overall, the association protects the homeowner’s real estate investment.

Standard HOA’s fees include security, common area maintenance and landscaping, water, trash and cable services, complex community amenities (i.e., gyms, pools, spas, and recreational rooms), etc. Most assume that these fees pay for the homeowner’s pro rata share for amenities; however, homeowners often forget that they have several other privileges as a member of the community. For example, HOAs can offer limited liability insurance for their home. Some complexes are required to make necessary exterior repairs so that all homes are up to code and uniform, which helps maintain home values. There are many hidden values in a home being managed by an HOA.

The biggest attribute a homeowners association can offer is that they help communities appreciate over time. Imagine a home in a community in which policies and procedures are not enforced. The surrounding homes may be neglected, poorly maintained, have unkempt landscaping and piled-up trash, or have stored vehicles in the driveway. These “eyesores” can significantly affect the value of the community.


4th Quarter Del Sur Market Snapshot

2016 4th Quarter Del Sur Market Snap Shot and Trends 

By Brian Danney

Over the course of the past few months, buyers looking to establish themselves in Del Sur have paved new themes and trends in the marketplace. With limited inventory available, buyers are coming in quick and aggressive to secure their position for their desired home. This is especially true for homes that have particular features and floor plans.

Specifically in the Del Sur area, it has been a very active market the past three months. In total, there have been fifty-four homes placed on the Multiple Listing Services (MLS) as Active, Pending or Sold status.  Of those fifty-four homes, six are newly constructed (standing inventory), which implies new build options are shrinking. Meanwhile, twenty-two of the fifty-four homes had casitas, optional bedrooms or full bed/bath downstairs. This has been more than 40% of the activity. Other trends include floor plans with five bedrooms, which accounted for nine homes that went under contract. It's important to note that these floor plans averaged around thirty-eight days on market. To no one’s surprise, thirty-four of the homes were priced under $850K. Thirteen of those were three-bedroom floor plans.  

Given the recent trends in Del Sur, I expect homes to continue to drive the supply and demand as it's a highly sought after neighborhood. I wouldn't be surprised to see minimal new inventory and less time on the market as we head into the First Quarter of 2017. If you have any...

8487 Ednalyn Lane - Spacious Corner Lot in Presidio at Del Sur with Mountain View!

Perfect family home! Located on a spacious corner lot in Presidio at Del Sur one block from Del Sur Elementary – a 2014 National Blue Ribbon School – this beautifully upgraded family home includes built in 6-channel surround sound in the Great Room and outdoor covered patio, as well as warm maple cabinetry and recessed lighting throughout! First floor includes an office with grand wooden sliding doors, kitchen with Whirlpool stainless steel appliances and granite countertops, and a guest suite complete with a separate entrance. Upstairs you will find the large master suite with walk-in closet and an additional 3 bedrooms + 1 optional. Fabulous for family and friend get-togethers, outside enjoy your large patio and fireplace with a newly landscaped large backyard – all with a mountain view!


15512 Paseo Del Sur - Former Design Center!

Beautiful former design center 3 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom home, complete with well-appointed kitchen and Torreon Stone Master Bath. The master bedroom boasts a balcony with a spectacular view of the mountains! Located in the Poway School District and within walking distance of the park and the pool, this is a great family home! The kitchen overlooks the living room so that you are never too far away from all the family fun. Finishing it all off is the large and inviting built in patio and barbecue island in the back yard that is perfect for entertaining! 


2239 El Amigo Road - Beautiful Remodeled turn-key with Panoramic Ocean Views!

Come relish in the picturesque ocean views from the floor to ceiling windows, from the master bedroom, and from the patio decks (yes, a deck on each floor!) that are featured in this fully remodeled, turn-key home Batter-Kay Del Mar home! The master bathroom BainUltra Spa, beautiful wood floors throughout, with new paint and lighting bestow further refinement on this already exceptional space. High-end kitchen appliances by Gaggenau and Asko, and a temperature controlled wine room finish off the extensiveness of this Zen retreat. Complete with a private two car garage, this unique, distinctive jewel is close to everything you could want, beach, parks, shopping, dining, and even the canyon. Find yourself completely embraced in this inimitable move-in-ready truly unmatched home.


Ho ho ho at the Del Sur Ranch House

Santa is coming to Town! Yes, can you believe it’s that time of the year already?  Well, about a month early perhaps, but who can blame Santa for wanting to escape the icy cold in the North Pole for a working holiday to the sunny South Coast of California, where current daily temperatures range between 65-72 degrees.

Santa’s Little Helpers clearly did their homework by booking him into the fabulous Del Sur Ranch House, one of the most eco-friendly buildings in California, where he will be taking pictures with all his fans on November 23 & 24, between 12PM-6PM.

Due to Santa’s popularity, the sign-up list is already full (seems like kids from the local Poway Unified School District are all eager to give Santa their wish list this year), but fans are still encouraged to attend and wait in the standby line where most families will likely be accommodated.

 Additionally, this will give newcomers to the neighborhood the opportunity to explore the award winning, master planned community of authentic architecture and urban design that features 6 neighborhood parks, solar heated pools, bocce ball and basketball courts, and numerous hiking and biking trails.

Location:  Del Sur Ranch House | 15455 Paseo Del Sur |   San Diego, CA 92127