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Realtor Insight – 5133 Renaissance Ave San Diego CA 92122

Today I toured a townhome at 5133 Renaissance Ave, San Diego CA 92122. This home is within the La Florentine gated community of La Jolla Renaissance. This 2 bedroom home boasts over 2,100 square feet of living space. Talk about a large two bedroom home. It’s an inviting floorplan designed for entertaining, but not in the kitchen, which is tucked away in the corner off the dining room. However, the main living area has a bonus room with a wet bar and a rather low bar table, presumably for serving food.

With multiple floor levels cascading up and down it feels like a large open space. It helps that it’s an end unit with lots of morning sun exposure to the East. The master bedroom is roomy with a nice fireplace as the center of attention. The His and Hers walk-in closets are great, no fighting over closet space. The master bathroom has a functional layout and plenty of natural light to start your day.

The carpeting definitely needs replacement, and a good coat of paint couldn’t hurt either. Plan to get your daily exercise because there are lots of steps throughout this unit. That makes up for the tiny front yard, as you won’t be doing much walking there. I’m also not a big fan of the kitchen being tucked far away from the main living area, but the kitchen itself is functional with plenty of space for a 2-bedroom household.

Realtor Insight – 4432 Via Amable, San Diego CA 92122

Today I toured 4432 Via Amable, San Diego CA 92122. Built in 1981, this townhome is part of the Vista La Jolla Townhomes community and represents the Walnut floorplan. The listing is quoting 1,716 square feet of livable space but I believe it’s actually closer to 1,657 square feet.

There were certainly some remnants of the 1980s on display, but overall the home was clean and move-in ready, with new carpeting and paint throughout. The highlights included the large functional kitchen, a wet bar for entertaining, the very tall vaulted ceilings in the master bedroom and the attached garage with epoxy flooring. I really liked the large skylight on the 2nd floor above the stairway. This brought in lots of golden sunlight into that central area of the home.

Some of the downsides to this unit include the absence of a separate dining room from the kitchen nook, small living room, the out-dated tile work in the bathrooms, the very small backyard patio that abuts the community pool area, and the lack of a front driveway for parking. With a list price of $659,000 I think that is a bit aggressive for this particular property and community. I’d peg 443 Via Amable in the low low 600s. Comparing this home to the Los Robles floorplan in the Barcelona community, which sell in the same price point, I’d take the Barcelona home any day. Click to see an example of the Los Robles floorplan.

All in all, I think this home is priced way over market, particularly for it’s condition. Wait a few weeks and watch the asking price to fall!

761 Ocean Crest Rd, Cardiff by the Sea, CA 92007

2013-07-07. Today I took my clients to see this 2,958 sq ft home for sale in Cardiff By The Sea. This home is turnkey, in fact, the homeowner is a custom home builder and built this beautiful home brand new from the ground up in 2004. Most everything is very high-end, featuring 9-foot ceilings throughout and a grand entrance. This one of a kind home also has an optional rental that the current homeowner rented for the past 9 years for $700 per month. With a great location, walking distance to beach, schools, parks and shopping, you can’t go wrong! Extra wide street with plenty of parking for guests. This custom home has everything to offer from space, location, finishes and more. Professional landscaping in both the front and back yards, you’ll enjoy the beautiful sanctuary. The kitchen needs a little work, and perhaps new paint in the bedrooms, but other then that this home is move in ready.


Royce Kemp Realtor presents this gorgeous home
at 761 Ocean Crest Rd, Cardiff by the Sea, CA 92007

The asking price is 1,049,000 – $1,079,000 for this 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom home on a quiet street. Great backyard area too, and you feel very relaxed when you enter this home because it is very open. At today’s interest rates the payments would be around $3539 per month, which is great for a 4 bedroom, 2,958 square foot home in Cardiff by the Sea. This home is close to schools, restaurants and freeways and has privacy too. If you are in the market for new home, inventory is low right now, but there are still great homes for sale that I would love to show you. I primarily help couples and families look for new homes in San Diego, and I am seeing a lot of 3 bedrooms on the market. I just picked up a great listing in University City at 4081 Caminito Suero, San Diego, CA 92122 listed for $669,000-699,000.

If you are looking for a family home to buy in Cardiff, Encinitas, Solana Beach or Carlsbad, in the price range of $900,000 to $1,100,000, then I suggest you consider this home at 761 Ocean Crest Rd and give me a call 858-480-5570. I would love to show you this home!

Royce Kemp, Broker Owner of Royce Realty & Property Management – A Tradition of Sound Advice!

Property Listing: 4081 Caminito Suero, University City (San Diego), CA 92122

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Property Description

Royce Kemp presents this beautiful gem in the coveted Barcelona community of La Jolla Colony! This 2-story single family home is the largest floor plan and sits on one of the largest lots in this serene greenbelt location, one of the most sought after areas in the 92122 zip code. The home underwent remodeling during the real estate boom, and was further improved by the current owners!Stepping inside this beautiful home you’ll see 20ft ceilings in the main living room, overlooked by the renovated staircase, featuring a classy banister that replaced the original drywall-encased stairwell. You’ll also notice the Brazilian engineered hardwood throughout, with French doors replacing the standard glass sliders, and plantation shutters to let you adjust the ample sunlight entering from the home’s terrific southern exposure.

The kitchen features granite slab with full granite tile backsplash, a garden window, KitchenAid appliances, including French-door fridge with bottom freezer and a convection oven. At a price of $12K, the cabinets were recently refaced with Alderwood with designer pulls and all new full extension drawers with soft-close, plus many other bells and whistles you’ll have to come check out. Just off the kitchen is the family-room with a gas fireplace for those cozy nights, and a custom-built entertainment unit for the electronics. A separate dining room with French doors directly to the side-yard provides a relaxing view of the garden and grape arbor.

Upstairs you’ll find all three bedrooms, each with vaulted ceilings, mirrored closet doors and plenty of sun! The master has both his and hers closets with custom Elfa Decor shelving in walnut. A new marble counter-top with Alderwood cabinets were installed, including designer sinks, fixtures and towel bars. You’ll also be spoiled with an over-sized oval soaking tub and two tubular skylights to bring in all that natural light to start your day.

The splendid backyard is perfect for outdoor dining, entertaining, gardening or to simply relax and enjoy. Unique features include the vegetable and raised herb gardens, a large patio with trellis, grape arbor and nice sized lawn. The convenient indoor laundry room even includes a sink basin with faucet. The two-car garage has a silent opener and tons of shelving and storage space.

This home been well cared for and shows lots of pride in ownership. You won’t be disappointed!

Community features include a swimming pool just steps away and nearby parks and paths. Conveniently located off the I-5 in the La Jolla Colony, this wonderful UTC home is the perfect place to settle in San Diego. Contact Royce Kemp at 858-480-5570. Royce Kemp ~ A Tradition of Sound Advice