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Palma De La Reina Construction  at Whispering Palms Entrance Slated To Begin Soon.

Whispering Palms Vacant Lot to be built on soon.

Palma De La Reina Construction  at Whispering Palms Entrance Slated To Begin Soon.

Palma De La Reina Construction at Whispering Palms Entrance Slated To Begin Soon.

Construction will likely begin in late January 2014 on a long-delayed residential and commercial project at the entrance to the Whispering Palms community in Rancho Santa Fe, said the project’s developer.

The Palma de la Reina project will include 54 apartments, 19,500 square feet of office space, and 9,500 square feet of retail shops.  It will be built on a 4.3-acre parcel at the corner of Via de la Valle and Cancha de Golf.

“I think we will come out of the ground with the construction sometime in the latter part of January,” said developer Richard Cavanaugh.

Getting to this point hasn’t been easy for Cavanaugh and his company, Newport Pacific, Inc.  Residents of Whispering Palms staunchly oppose the project, contending it will add to existing traffic congestion in the area and that it packs too much development onto the parcel.  They have filed a series of lawsuits challenging the project and its environmental documents, but a Superior Court judge in January cleared the way for construction to begin.

The Whispering Palms Community Council could have appealed the judge’s decision, but over the summer agreed to drop further legal challenges if Cavanaugh would pay nearly $200,000 in legal costs to the council, stemming from an earlier ruling in the case.

The project had also drawn opposition from the San Dieguito Community Planning Group and the Rancho Santa Fe Association, although it was ultimately approved by the County Board of Supervisors.

Crews have completed grading on the site and put in most of the needed utility lines, said Cavanaugh, the original developer of Whispering Palms, and also a resident of the community.  Whispering Palms includes about 600 single-family homes and condominiums.

Although opposition to the project by nearby residents has been stiff, Cavanaugh said he believes the community will warm to the development once it is completed, and the community-serving retail shops are open.

“It’s going to be a nice project and the community will be a lot better for it,” he said.  “It’s just a good thing, period.”

Controversy over the vacant parcel dates back at least to the 1990s, when Cavanaugh proposed building an assisted living facility on the property.  Residents also opposed that plan, and it was later withdrawn.

County supervisors voted unanimously in January 2010 to allow the project to move forward.  Supervisor Ron Roberts said he had been convinced residents would come to regret their opposition to the assisted living facility, because the current mixed-use development will generate more noise and traffic.

Residents, for their part, say opposition to Palma de la Reina is not a NIMBY (not in my back yard) reaction, but just a desire to see a project built on the empty lot that is compatible with Whispering Palms.

“There should be a different system whereby a neighborhood like this doesn’t have to go through a 20-year fight… to get some intelligent planning on (this) lot, which everybody wants developed,” said resident Margaret Gooding.

Written by Joel Tash RSF Review

http://www.ranchosantafereview.com/?p=28842

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Whispering Palms Best Location And Views Just Listed For Sale By Biszantz Connection.

3945 Via Valle Verde in Whispering Palms just went on market for $1,375,000.

Whispering Palms Home With Jaw Dropping Views Right on Golf Course. It is a must see!

Whispering Palms Home With Jaw Dropping Views Right on Golf Course at 3945 Via Valle Verde. It is a must see!

The Biszantz Connection just listed A rare golf course frontage home on 1 North at Morgan Run Country Club in Whispering Palms. 3945 Via Valle Verde is a single level home with not one step throughout the entire home! It is well proportioned with 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, soaring ceilings and highly upgraded throughout. It is all about the view and location with jaw dropping views to the north (Del Dios), to the East (Fairbanks Ranch) and to the South toward the Country Club. Drive your golf cart or walk directly out to the golf course, walk to fine dining, spa, tennis, restaraunt and bar from this Whispering Palms location.  I will be having an open house on this Sunday from 12:00pm to 4:00pm. Look forward to seeing you there!

For a private showing feel free to call myself at 619-417-4655 or by email at Shannon@ShannonBiszantz.com

I have a great new listing on the golf course in Whispering Palms at 3945 Via Valle Verde.

I have a great new listing on the golf course in Whispering Palms at 3945 Via Valle Verde.

 

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Whispering Palms Resident, Gail Morris Has Race Horse Rock Me Baby running in the Del Mar Mile at Del Mar.

Owning Rock Me Baby has been a wonderful journey in the world or horse racing for Whispering Palms Resident, Gail Morris.

Gail Morris At The Finish Line Before Her Horse Rock Me Baby Wins The California Dreamin Stakes at Del Mar

Gail Morris At The Finish Line Before Her Horse Rock Me Baby Wins The California Dreamin Stakes at Del Mar

Whispering Palms Resident Gail Morris has a very exciting day of her tomorrow.  Gail is part owner of one the most successful horses to run on the west coast Rock Me Baby, who is entered in the

The 28th Running of The Del Mar Mile (Grade II) which is $250,000 Guaranteed to the winner. It is one of the 10 races tomorrow that rivals The Kentucky Derby on the west coast. The cream of the crop race horses are all running tomorrow making

It has been a whirlwind for Gail and I have been so lucky to watch it all unfold. Earlier in the year Rock Me Baby qualified in the coveted Breeders Handicap at Santa Anita in The Spring. Considered the premier race on the west coast and compared to the Olympics for Race Horses, Gail invited me to go with her to Santa Anita to join in the festivities. It was a three day trip that included a night at the famous Derby Restaurant for dinner, an early “trackside stretch run” breakfast for the owners of Rock Me Baby and then the feature race later in the day.  While Rock Me Baby was not the winner, he won a very large race in Del Mar a few weeks ago, The California Dreamin Handicap.

And now for anticipation of Rock Me Baby running tomorrow in what could be $250,000 as the purse prize to the owners.  Gail is a regular at the racetrack and has the eye and knowledge of race horses’ ability and conformation as well as the best of them. What makes Gail different is that she always refers to her horses as her “babies” and I have had the pleasure to watch her horses win at Del Mar.

Gail is a regular at the track and is often seen with her pal, Rosy Rosendale in the Horseman’s lounge handicapping and enjoying the horses. It gives me great pleasure to know that I introduced her to horse racing years ago when I arranged a Turf Club outing for all the members of the Nine Hole Swingers to go into the barn, meet the horses in the Cobra Farm Stable and then ushered to the Turf Club for wonderful day of betting on the ponies.

Gail Morris and Rosy Rosendale handicapping at Del Mar.

Friends, Gail Morris and Rosy Rosendale handicapping at Del Mar.

 

Gail Morris and Shannon Biszantz Prepare for The Breeders Cup in 2014 with Gail's horse!

Gail Morris and Shannon Biszantz Prepare for The Breeders Cup in 2014 with Gail’s horse!

 

Gail Morris and Shannon Biszantz Celebrating Rock Me Baby's Win of The California Dreamin Stakes.

Gail Morris and Shannon Biszantz Celebrating Rock Me Baby’s Win of The California Dreamin Stakes.

 

 

 

 

 

Here are some more photos of our exciting weekend at The Breeders Cup with Gail Morris and enjoying Rock Me Baby’s win at Del Mar in July!

I wish you Gail all the luck and good wishes in tomorrow’s adventure! And thanks for inviting Bob and I to participate) :)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Whispering Palms Home on Via Reposo just listed this week in Rancho Santa Fe.

Whispering Palms home on Via Reposo  listed for $1,350,000.

Whispering Palms Home On Via Reposo Just Listed On Market.

Whispering Palms Home On Via Reposo Just Listed On Market for $1,350,000.

A new detached home came on the market in Whispering Palms this week. This Whispering Palms home has over 2,500 square feet, new upgrades and beautiful hardwood flooring. It is a two story 4 bedroom, 3 bath home with two fireplaces. The owners did a substantial remodel before putting it on the market with a remodeled kitchen and hardwood flooring. At the $1,350,000 purchase it takes the square footage to $519 per square foot which would be a definite record breaker for a detached home in the Whispering Palms area. Another nice feature is that this home has one bedroom and one bath downstairs.

Whispering Palms is an unincorporated area of Rancho Santa Fe nestled in the San Dieguito River Valley right off Via De La Valle. Whispering Palms is a very popular location to live for its proximity to the beach, racetrack, major freeways while enjoying the rural lifestyle that Rancho Santa Fe has to offer.

 

Berkshire Hathaway is the listing Broker.

If you would like a private showing, it would be my pleasure to make that happen for you! Simply call the Shannon Biszantz direct at 619-417-4655

Or email me at Shannon@ShannonBiszantz.com

 

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Whispering Palms Has A New Home On The Market On Via Reposo.

Whispering Palms home on Via Reposo just listed for $1,150,000.

Whispering Palms Home on Via Reposo Just Went on Market Today.

Whispering Palms Home on Via Reposo Just Went on Market Today for $1,150,000.

A new single story home in Whispering Palms on Via Reposo just came on the market yesterday. It is a single story home that was purchased by an investment group, remodeled and found its way back to the market. Those who live in Whispering Palms will always fondly remember it as Jody Honnen’s home the well known landscape architect.

This single story home was built in 1980 and has 3 bedrooms, 2 baths all on one level. The backyard is small but well proportioned with the home.  The listing agent describes it as “The cottage style house has great street appeal and charm and is located in Whispering Palms just a few blocks from Morgan Run Country Club.”

Whispering Palms neighborhood in Rancho Santa Fe is known for the proximity to Morgan Run Country Club and its ease of access to the 5 freeway, beaches, race track and all the things North County has to offer. If you would like a private showing of this new listing, email me at Shannon@ShannonBiszantz.com and it would be my pleasure to show you the home.

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New Listing in Alcala in Whispering Palms Listed For $795,000.

Alcala Listing in Whispering Palms  is new to market in Rancho Santa Fe listed at a very enticing price!

3653 Paseo Vista Famosa in Whispering Palms Just Went On The Market With The Biszantz Connection.

3653 Paseo Vista Famosa in Whispering Palms Just Went On The Market With The Biszantz Connection.

A very exciting new listing came on the market in Whispering Palms today. A “Tulip” model in Alcala at 3653 Paseo Vista Famosa was listed by yours truly The Biszantz Connection  for $795,000. Based on the past sales this year in Alcala, this may be one of the last units left to be sold under $800,000′s.  Some of the features that this town home has is over 2,100 square feet of living area,  an extra large patio for entertaining, three bedrooms upstairs, a kitchen with granite countertops, spacious dining room and wonderful living spaces.

The beauty of this location is that it is just a short walk to Morgan Run Country Club and Resort. Morgan Run recently had a huge remodel that has made it a destination resort for dining, golfing, swimming and tennis.

I encourage you to come visit this property  this Sunday August 2nd from 1-4pm for an open house or call me for a showing at your convenience!

Huge Balcony at 3635 Paseo Vista Famosa Just Listed For $795,000.

Huge Balcony at 3635 Paseo Vista Famosa Just Listed For $795,000.

Shannon Biszantz

The Biszantz Connection

Shannon@ShannonBiszantz.com

 

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Whispering Palms Town Home in Alcala Closes at $810,000.

Whispering Palm Town Home at 3721 Paseo Vista Famosa in Alcala Sells for $810,000.

Whispering Palms Town Home in Alcala 3721 Paseo Vista Famosa sold for $810,000.

Whispering Palms Town Home in Alcala 3721 Paseo Vista Famosa sold for $810,000.

The housing market is slowing down this summer and a perfect example is in Alcala at Whispering Palms. This unit at 3721 Paseo Vista Famosa in Alcala was a highly upgraded unit, was listed in March of this year and did not close until recently at $810,000. While the floor plan was not one of the most popular, the upgrades really compensated for the overall value selling in the $800,000′s.

This unit was two story, with 3 bedrooms and 3 baths and 2 fireplaces. The square footage overall is 2,129. I saw the unit and was impressed with the overall décor and floor tiling, kitchen details and large patio. The upstairs did not have as many upgrades and this floor plan had all three bedrooms upstairs.

Scott Union (former Alcala Board Member) was the seller and the buyers are Susan and Peter Koetting from Newport Beach California.

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Danza didn’t bring home the roses but he made Whispering Palms Residents Proud.

Danza Didn’t Bring home the Roses from the Kentucky Derby but he made Whispering Palms Residents Proud.

Kentucky Derby Hopeful Danzig with Aron Wellman prepare for the Run For The Roses.

Kentucky Derby Hopeful Danzig with Aron Wellman prepare for the Run For The Roses.

A passionate devotion to Thoroughbred racing and a little bit of luck have put Aron Wellman at the pinnacle of the sport less than three years after founding Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners. On Saturday, May 3, plans call for Eclipse-owned Danza to run in the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs.

Though a young-looking 36, Wellman already has spent a lifetime at the racetrack. His family spent summer vacations in Del Mar where they still own a condominium. Wellman’s parents bred and owned Thoroughbreds.

After graduating from University of California at Santa Barbara, Wellman went to Southwestern Law School in Los Angeles. He became a litigator and lived in Los Angeles and worked in

“We want Danza to be Saturday players,” said Wellman. “And the ultimate Saturday is the first Saturday in May.”

Stable star Danza was sired by Street Boss. The colt was named for actor Tony Danza, best known for his role in the sitcom “Who’s the Boss?”, which ran from 1984-92. Danza was purchased as a yearling for $105,000 at the Keeneland September yearling sale in Lexington, Kentucky. At the time, the amount was more than twice what Wellman had paid for his other yearling purchases.

“We were hoping that Danza would outrun his odds and prove that he could compete,” said Wellman from his Del Mar office. Instead the colt dominated the eight-horse field and won by 4 3/4 lengths. Danza was shipped to Churchill Downs to acclimate and train the day after the Arkansas Derby. Jockey Joe Bravo again will handle the riding assignment.

Wellman makes his home in Whispering Palms (Rancho Santa Fe). His wife, Talya, grew up in San Diego and graduated from La Jolla High School. The couple has two children, 6-year-old Sadie and 2-year-old Jack.

 

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Whispering Palms Home on Avenida Feliz Just Sold in Private Sale for $1,275,000.

Whispering Palms single story home at 3840 Avenida Feliz just sold for $1,275,000.

3840 Avenida Feliz in Whispering Palms just closed in a private sale for $1,275,000.

3840 Avenida Feliz in Whispering Palms just closed in a private sale for $1,275,000.

3840 Avenida Feliz in Whispering Palms , formerly owned by Patty Akin has been sold yesterday to a new Whispering Palms Resident. This home is not on the golf course but has a nice private patio on the back with a wading pool in it. The size of the home is 1,919 square feet with three bedrooms, three baths and one fireplace. It was tastefully redone a few years back with the finest of materials. The home is single story which ads value to the home but is a new high sold at $664 a square foot. Year to date the detached homes that have sold in Whispering Palms have sold at $447 per square foot! And

Detached Homes Sales in Whispering Palms Since 1/1/2014 NOT ON GOLF COURSE
Address Bed Bath Close Date EST SF DOM LP $/ESTSF SalesPrice Sales/SF
3815 Via Reposo 3 2 1/3/2014 1,930 88 $775,000 $401.55 $771,000 $399.48
15908 Via De Las Palmas 3 2 5/14/2014 1918 7 $799,000 $416.58 $799,000 $416.58
16135 Via Madera Circa 3 2 1/18/2014 1657 59 $849,000 $512.37 $820,000 $494.87
15920 Via De Las Palmas 3 2 5/16/2014 1918 103 $948,000 $494.26 $915,000 $477.06
16201 Via Valle Verde 3 3 4/1/2014 2291 42 $1,100,000 $480.14 $1,005,000 $438.67
15960 Via Bromas 3 3 5/19/2014 2526 33 $1,150,000 $455.27 $1,150,000 $455.27
Terminology:
Close Date= the date the home offically changed owners.
EST SF= Estimates Square Foot that is at Assessors Office
DOM= Days on market
LP= List Price
$/EstSF= At list Price the projected sales per square foot.
Sales Price= The actual Sales Price the house sold for.
Sales/SF= Actual sales per square foot based on price home sold for.

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Whispering Palms Town-home at 3875 Via Pasatiempo in The Villas Sells For A High Price At $750,0000.

Whispering Palms Town Homes The Villas making a comeback in the housing recovery.

3875 Via Pasatiempo in Whispering Palms Sold for $750,0000.

3875 Via Pasatiempo in Whispering Palms Sold for $750,0000.

After almost a year, a two bedroom on Via Pasatiempo in Whispering Palms  sold in The Villas at a remarkably high price that will surely make owners in Villas I feel the housing recovery is in full swing. This unit is 2,119 square feet, 3 bedroom and 3 baths with quite a few upgrades throughout. This unit is located on the west wall where the patios over look a bit of a green belt and have larger patios.  Realtor Mary Heon and Gordon Shenk purchased the The Villas Town Home and it closed 4/24/2014.

The Villas in Whispering Palms  is known for its comprehensive HOA that covers everything from cable, watering, landscaping, painting, roofing and everything in between. This complex is well known for buyers as a second home as it is very “turn key.”

If you would like to see any properties in Whispering Palms or in North County, feel free to email us at Shannon@ShannonBiszantz.com or see our main website www.BiszantzConnection.com

 

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