CA DRE #02178359
Number of Storeys
Price per Sq. Ft.
12537 Caminito Mira Del Mar SOLD for $1,075,000 ($820.61 per square foot) on May 17th, 2022.
The 2 bedroom 3 bathroom unit was listed for $1,075,000 on April 7th, 2022 and then was on the market for 20 days before going into escrow on April 27th, 2022 at list price. The Buyers obtained a loan for $525,000 or 70% of the purchase price allowing the Buyer to stay well within conventional loan down payment limits and avoiding private mortgage insurance (PMI).
The noteworthy facts about this sale was: 1) It went in-out-of escrow two times (pending offer 4/12, re-listed 4/18, pending offer 4/21, re-listed 4/23), before finally being sold. 2) The property floor plan (Model C: Sunrise Floor Plan) was originally a 3 bed 3 bath, 1,299 SQFT unit, but was was modified by removing the (downstairs) wall that separates the 3rd bedroom from the living/dining room to create a more open and spacious living room floor plan.
In terms of upgrades, this home had a few enhancements that we most likely done around 2005. These included the following:
Kitchen reskinning: shaker-style 'honey' cabinetry ($10,000-12,000), quartz countertops and backsplash ($2,500-3,500), newer stainless steel appliances ($3,500-3,750). Updated recessed kitchen lighting ($600-750).
Tankless water heater ($1,500-2,000).
Water softener ($1,000-1,500).
Updated fiberglass shower and bathtub.
Updated double panel windows and sliders throughout the unit.
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The property is located at the end of an alleyway which offers more privacy than other units.
The floor plan modifications provide a larger open space living/dining room area.
The Murphy bed in the second bedroom could provide a wonderful space-saving solution for the Buyer who wants one room to serve multiple purposes.
Large patio area shaded by tall eucalyptus trees that will enjoy the morning sun.
The property’s backyard overlooks Carmel View Rd. and Carmel Grove Rd. - which is the main access point to Carmel Creek Rd. (and the SR-56), and subject to road noise and light polution in the eventings. If you are sensitive to splashes of light, consider the units orientation and second floor exposure.
Outdated popcorn ceilings and carpeting in the bedrooms.
Murphy beds are not really suitable for everyday use, and could be viewed as a negative for some buyers.
This sale represented nothing more than the market (willing and able Buyers) reacting to the supply and demand that was a reality in early 2022. With nothing else available on the market, the Buyers were more than happy to pay the asking price - which is close the average close price for 3 bedroom townhomes and condominiums in the Carmel Valley area ($1,081,757). Sunstream is also one of the more highly sought after communities in Carmel Valley, with fewer units being listed for sale. The property has some desirable’s features and upgrades for the “right” buyer, but some of these things can also be seen as negatives. Important your real estate agents spends the time to thoroughly understand your critical wants and needs (and everything in between).
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12537 Caminito Mira Del Mar, San Diego, CA 92130, USA
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