Carlsbad Homes - Harbor Pointe, a Gated Coastal Community

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 Harbor Pointe in CarlsbadIn south east coastal Carlsbad (zip code 92011), Harbor Pointe is generally considered the entry point for detached Carlsbad homes.

While only a handful of these homes are under $500K, it is a community near the coast where first time buyers, and those who are downsizing, can find a property within a short distance of the beaches under the median price for Carlsbad homes.

Harbor Pointe is a gated community on the hills leading down to the ocean. Rolling hills, tree-lined streets, pleasant 2-story detached homes and a private pool area provide a comfortable residential community near the beautiful coast. A number of the homes have ocean views because of the placement on the hill.

One does have to be careful, however, if noise is an issue, as the community is adjacent to the I-5 freeway (to the west) and there will be some noise, especially in the homes close by, despite a privacy wall/sound barrier.

  Harbor Pointe in CarlsbadCarlsbad State Beach is a short distance away, and while the freeway is close it provides easy commuting access to parts north and to San Diego to the south.

Golf is close by at the Four Seasons Aviara Resort in Aviara, and at La Costa Resort and Spa in the La Costa areaof south Carlsbad.

Harbor Pointe is also close to the beautiful Poinsettia Community Park where you can enjoy some of the free summer concerts (Carlsbad's TGIF Jazz in the Parks series).

School children in the community attend the Carlsbad Unified School District (Pacific Rim Elementary School is within walking distance).

All the homes in Harbor Pointe are detached and two story. They range in size from a little over 1000 SF to around 1800 SF, with 2 to 3 bedrooms and 2 or 2.5 baths. All homes have garage parking, and parking is available on the street but restricted.

As of this writing (September 2007) there are 6 Carlsbad homes on the market in Harbor Pointe. These range from a 1465 SF home with 2 bedrooms and 2.5 baths priced at $449,900 (this is a major fixer and a bank foreclosure) to a 1700 SF 3 bedroom 2.5 bath home for $645,900.

There are no Mello Roos fees, but homeowners pay HOA fees of around $85 monthly, which includes common area maintenance.

If you are looking for a starter Carlsbad home (detached) in the high $400s or low $500s, Harbor Pointe may be the right choice for you.

 

 

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Rainmaker
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Derek and Mariana Wagner
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What a neat picture of the rooftops leading to the sea! Starter homes? Very cool.
Sep 18, 2007 04:27 PM #1
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Irina Netchaev
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Jeff, you are an amazing writing machine.  Carlsbad is so lucky to have you!!!
Sep 18, 2007 04:35 PM #2
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Neal Bloom
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Jeff,

What are mello roos fees?

Sep 18, 2007 11:11 PM #3
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Elaine Reese, REALTOR® in central Ohio
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Ah-h-h ... California ... "starter" homes costing $400-500K!

I second Neal's questioin - what are mello roos fees?

Sep 19, 2007 01:52 AM #4
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Mariana - yep the views are pretty nice. Hard to believe these are entry level homes for this prices, but it's true. You can find condos for less, however.

Jeff

Sep 19, 2007 02:07 AM #5
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Irina - wow, what a compliment. Thanks!

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Sep 19, 2007 02:08 AM #6
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Neal - good question. I added a link, but essentially they are fees that are levied against homeowners in newer subdivisions to pay off bonds that were used to fund the construction of public facilities and services (sewers, sidewalks and so on). They are similar to property taxes but not the same, and only a portion of them may be tax deductible depending on what the fees are for and local IRS regulations. They disappear once the bonds are paid off, often 25 years.

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Sep 19, 2007 02:15 AM #7
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Elaine - yes, it's a shock. And entry level homes (detached) in some other communities along the coast are even pricier. See my comment to Neal for the mello roos answer.

Jeff

Sep 19, 2007 02:16 AM #8
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Jeff- Looks like very nice....with affordable prices for a gated community... I know our prices bring sticker shock to many while you and I know this is inexpensive for new construction..
Sep 19, 2007 02:22 AM #9
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Right on, Kaye. There are still many folks living in the area that find it hard to believe that this is what you get for $500K. They are pleasant homes, but there is noise, and some are fairly small. The price o flife n paradise!

Jeff

Sep 19, 2007 02:38 AM #10
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Jeff, what is the square footage of the Lots.

Typically here in the area that I live in Connecticut the Lot size for a Planned Residential Development like that would be 5000 sq ft, and the houses would be from 1000 to 1200 sq ft. 

Sep 19, 2007 04:48 AM #11
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George - that's about right. They are pretty close together with very narrow side yards, mostly just entry to the home. Thanks for stopping in.

Jeff

Sep 19, 2007 05:45 AM #12
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Now that was a beautiful presentation and your RES show outstanding!  Thanks Jeff....for giving the rest of us a peek a boo into Harbor Pointe community!
Sep 19, 2007 09:03 AM #13
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Thank you, Sally. It can be a great place to start your home if you want to be near the beach.

Jeff

Sep 19, 2007 09:07 AM #14
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Hi,

 

One minor correction to the text...   Harbor Point is located in South West Carlsbad (92011) rather than South East...

Oct 25, 2010 05:26 PM #15
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Fletch - thanks.

Seems I am sometimes directionally challenged.

Jeff

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