The Week in Review

There were two new listings that made my list, and several others (remarked upon below) where the Listing Agent placed the property inadvertently in a Map Code page outside our area. (I hate it when they do that, but it is a problem with outside agents who don’t know the area!)

Price Address Est SF Beds Bath Stry Yr Blt #Ac Mkt Time $/SqFt
425,000 10874 Meadow Glen Wy E 2306 4 3 2 1975 2 184
549,888 27747 Willow Trl 3266 4 3 1 2004 2 168

Additionally, these homes were listed in The Meadows: One at 10562 Aspen Glen, a 5/3 of 2,243 s.f. for $500,000, and a home at 28136 Glenmeade Way, a 3/2 of 3,048 s.f. listed at $399,000. And a beauty at 9829 North View Court, $679,000 3/3 single story, 3,184 on 5.45 acres. If you know the Meadows, this is about as far north in the Meadows as one can go, so it has great privacy and views. It has terrific curb appeal, and its only drawback that I can see is that to get this much privacy you must drive a long way in the Meadows – but if privacy is what you seek this is a great price.

A new listing at 28750 Sandhurst Way, a 5/5 of 4,400 s.f on 13.87 acres for $1,395,000.

A home at 10974 Rim went into Pending  (3,125 s.f.) at $593,600 this past week, and no homes closed escrow.

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A great School Resource

The LA Times publishes a database of information about California schools that is easy to read and simple to determine the condition of each prospective school.

It is called the California School Guide.

http://projects.latimes.com/schools/

Wherever you are you can put in your zip code, and it will tell you the schools nearby – and just about everything you want to know about the schools: Their teacher/pupil ratio, their immunization rate, their API relative scores (or SAT scores), their ethnic makeup, etc. etc. etc.

Having poured over Excel spreadsheets for years, this is a much easier way for localities to determine how the most local schools are doing. It won’t help me in my analysis of large geographic areas or school districts, but for parents who have a limited geographic availability of schools, this is near perfect.

The nearest school to Hidden Meadows is Reidy Creek Elementary on North Broadway in Escondido. It has 798 students, only 23% of students get free or reduced-priced lunch, there are only 16.8% who are “English language learners,” and the student body is 54.1% there are 39 teachers and the student-teacher ratio is 18 to one.  Eight of the 99 kindergartners were exempt from vaccination (for the record this is NOT GOOD!). The API score is 850 (this IS good – but not great.)

Supplement 1 to The Morning Post

No sooner had I posted the “Morning Report” than another came in. A new listing at 28750 Sandhurst Way, a 5/5 of 4,400 s.f on 13.87 acres for $1,395,000.

Morning Update, August 27

A huge price reduction today on Boulder Knolls. A home at 10088 Boulder Knolls, 3/2 of 2,087 s.f. on at least 2 acres, with a guest house has been reduced from $499,000 to $380,000. This is a short sale and it should sell quickly at this price, but it will further diminish the prices for “Comps” of all homes in the area.

A new listing at 27747 Willow Trail, 3,266 s.f. 4/3, and it is a “traditional sale.” The listing price is a variable $499,888 to $549,888. This listing appears to properly use the variable price method, in that the low number gets a price below a psychological barrier, which occur at $50,000 levels at this price range. In usual practice the Seller is looking for a price about mid-way between the numbers.

Another New Listing Today

Still another listing today  10874 Meadow Glen Way East, a 2,306 s.f recently remodeled home of 2,306  s.f. , 4/3, for $425,000.  Originally built in 1975, this home has been on the market for a long time before this most recent listing, and has  been taken off to “refresh” it.

New Listing Aug. 26

One new listing in The Meadows today – and it is a beauty. 9829 North View Court, $679,000 3/3 single story, 3,184 on 5.45 acres. If you know the Meadows, this is about as far north in the Meadows as one can go, so it has great privacy and views. It has terrific curb appeal, and its only drawback that I can see is that to get this much privacy you must drive a long way in the Meadows – but if privacy is what you seek this is a great price. Surprisingly low.

Today’s Weather

It reached 99.2 degrees  in The Meadows today, according to the Observatory located on Boulder Knolls. Tomorrow should be 3 or 4 degrees cooler, and cooler days will continue each day for the next week.