Any advice on buying a home in Torrey highlands? We are unsure as monthly fees is high and there are no recreation facilities, parks or swimming pools

Asked by Subha, San Diego, CA Mon Jun 10, 2013

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John Reeves, Agent, San Diego, CA
Mon Aug 5, 2013
Hi Subha

First off, Torrey Highlands is ideally located just a few miles from the coast and 25 miles from Downtown San Diego. This area is home to a broad range of real estate opportunities as it offers an incredible range of properties with scenic canyon and mountain vistas.

I'd be glad to help you out on this, so feel free to call me anytime

J. Reeves
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Nancy Bergman, Agent, San Diego, CA
Thu Oct 9, 2014
Torrey Highlands is the newer part of Rancho Penasquitos. It is in Poway and its a bit cheaper than Carmel Valley. The homes are newer and its closer to the coast. Yes, there are HOAs and Mello Roos which vary in price.
The most of the homes have larger lots with allow for pools, play structures and more. It is zoned for Westview High, one of the top high schools in the state. And yes, there are parks in the area. You just have to know where they are.
I'm a 92129 agent and resident happy to help, if needed.

Nancy S Bergman
Realtor - Cal BRE #01893550
Keller Williams- Carmel Valley/ Del Mar
12780 High Bluff Dr #130
San Diego, CA 92130
Cell (858) 617-9449
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Janet McCart…, Agent, San Diego, CA
Sun Oct 5, 2014
Torrey Highlands is one of the newest developments in Rancho Penasquitos and part of the Poway Unified School Districts. Homes located in this area border parts of Carmel Valley
There are both detached homes, townhomes and some condos available.
Prices range from approx. $550,000 to over a million.
Buyers like the area because the home are newer and they are closer to the coast. Most of the homes have both an HOA and Mello Roos fees.
Contact me today to find the perfect Torrey Highlands home.
Janet McCarthy
Re/MAX Solutions
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Hector Gaste…, Agent, Coronado, CA
Thu Jun 13, 2013
best advice I can give you is to "hire a REALTOR"
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Joyce Du Jour, Agent, Poway, CA
Tue Jun 11, 2013
Safe Secure, Clean with Great schools and Neighbors.

What price would you put on those?

Worth every penny for the best family life.
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Cindy Davis, Agent, San Diego, CA
Mon Jun 10, 2013
Monthly fees are high, but this remains a popular location. Just a few minutes from Carmel Valley, you are buying a comparable home at a smaller price point. In addition to being part of the famed Poway School District, you are conveniently located between several major freeways.

I'd be glad to speak with you directly so I can make further suggestions based on your family needs and price point...There may be other communities that are a better fit.

Cindy Davis, Broker
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Stef Seper, Agent, San Diego, CA
Mon Jun 10, 2013
Hi Subha,
That's a fair question considering the Mella Roos and HOA fees in the Highlands. There are alternative neighborhoods that may be a better fit for you. Quick questions for you:
How many people are in your family?
Where do you work? Telecommute?
Wish you luck in your search,
-Steve Seper-
Balboa Park Realty, Broker/Owner
California Licenses #01730524
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Susy Thomas, Agent, San Diego, CA
Mon Jun 10, 2013
I moved to Torrey Highlands back in 2003, before CA 56 even went through. I would be happy to talk to you about the options there. The HOA fees vary as do the Mello Roos depending upon the development. Call me - 858-361-8174
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Barbara Magu…, Agent, Rancho Santa Fe, CA
Mon Jun 10, 2013
Good morning Subha,

There are many areas in Torrey Highlands and each have different fees for their community. In addition there are many parks and community pools/recreational things that you can take advantage of. If you would like to go over your options, please give me a call.

Barbara Maguire
Pacific Sotheby's International Real Estate

CA DRE# 01903537
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Raana Jamshi…, Agent, San Diego, CA
Mon Jun 10, 2013
Hi Subha,
Which subdivision do you have in mind. Part of the fees as Sinead mentioned is Mello Ross. Most newer homes in Carmel Valley do have high Mello Ross. However there are other subdiision in Carmel Valley that the fees are not too high. I only pay about $100 Mello Ross and no HOA fee in Mello Ross.
Any REALTOR can help you with listings that fit your criteria.
Raana Jamshide
Best wishes,
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Sinead McAll…, Agent, Oceanside, CA
Mon Jun 10, 2013
Good Morning Subha,
What area of Torrey Highlands are you looking in? I have clients that are closing on a home in Montellano today. The HOA is low, but there is Mello-Roos. Mello-Roos typically pays for infrastructure like roads, schools, etc. I would be happy to assist you in finding a home that meets your needs. Please contact me directly.

​Sinead McAllister-Clifford
Real Estate Broker/ Realtor®

McAllister Homes Real Estate
Residential Sales & Property Management
License 01366009
858-205-5215 CELL EMAIL
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