One of the most common questions we get from real estate home buyers is the question about Mello Roos. I heard this term a lot when I first moved to California and had no idea what people were talking about. It's worth getting to know this term as it can cost you a lot of money if the home has it. It's pretty simple, home builders are always looking to save costs when building a brand new community. Often times they will create a bond called Mello Roos which essentially pass on many of the neighborhood building costs to the buyer. Things like sidewalks, streets, etc are costs that are often paid by the buyer in a Mello Roos bond. The bond itself normally ranges around 30 years but I've seen it as low as 25 years, it all depends on various factors. So this is an annual fee that is paid by the buyer which can add up considering most consumers will have a monthly mortgage, annual property taxes and association dues if they live in an association. The Mello Roos fee is on top of all of these costs so it's no wonder why people look for homes that are not under Mello Roos.
If you are looking at new construction homes this should be your first question to the real estate agent. Does the home have Mello Roos and how much is the cost? There are some newer neighborhoods that avoid Mello Roos and use this as part of their advertising. Some time buyers have the option to pay for all of the Mello Roos up front when they purchase the home so these homes are always very much sought after. There is currently one home for sale in the 53 Melrose community where the owner has done such that. Places to look in Carlsbad would be the older neighborhoods near the Village area. Older communities like Olde Carlsbad will often not having any association dues nor Mello Roos. For guidance on how to find homes without Mello Roos please contact our local Carlsbad Real Estate agents at 760-710-0268.
Carlsbad South 1781 Skimmer Court
Beautiful Brand New Home in South Carlsbad. Dual masters, large open floor plan, high ceilings. large kitchen and butler pantry. Over an acre with a second garage and 1/2 bath. Beautiful master suite with custom shower, separate soaking tub. Two walk in closets. Upstairs loft with balcony, perfect for computer/media room. Upstairs laundry room. Minutes to the Beach, and Freeway. Panoramic views. Located at the end of a cul-de-sac of newer homes. Home is not part of HOA, and has no Mello Ro...$1,495,000
La Costa 7711 Farol Court
Must see this Panoramic view home in South half of La Costa at the end of a cul-de-sac on 9,500 SF lot with a pool. Private rear yard faces west with extensive decks & luxurious landscaping to enjoy fabulous sunsets. Remodeled kitchen & master bath. Carpet allowance to buyers. Other updates in recent past include: FAU, AC, WH, pool pump, pool re-plastered, garage door & opener. Details in Supplemental rmks. Only 2 blocks to local blue ribbon elementary school. No HOA, NO Mello Roos.$1,200,000
Carlsbad East 3725 Bergen Peak Pl
The Foothills is perfect for families & offers resort-style living. In a cul de sac, 1 minute walk from the stunning pools, parks & courts. Amazing Schools & No Mello Roos! It has a downstairs bedroom / casita with ensuite. Open plan chefs kitchen. Double height dining room. Fantastic views from Master Balcony. Enjoy walks to Lake Calavera & trails. Tandem 3 Car Garage. Completely Paid Off Solar. Seller Will Entertain Offers $1,075m - $1,49m. LISTING VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ui...$1,149,900
Carlsbad South 717 Lazarette Way
SELLER will Entertain offers btwn $1019m to $1039m. Location! Lovely beach close home 4B/3B Plantation shutters throughout/Master Bed & Bath with 2nd Bedroom all on first level. This home lives like a single story. Granite Kitchen/Family Room Combo, Wood Floors down/One-year New Carpet in all bedrooms/stairs. Low maintenance/water/Landscaped yard/pavers/Tankless water heater. No Mello Roos &Low Taxes. EZ access to Carlsbad schools,shopping,restaurants,trails & walks to the beach. See Supplem...$1,039,000
Carlsbad East 3501 N Fork Ave
An extremely rare opportunity to own a single story family home in the highly desirable community of The Foothills. Open & spacious floor plan includes a large combination of dining & family room. Gourmet kitchen features an oversized island, maple cabinetry, s/s appliances, & tile flooring. Cozy backyard w/ fire pit & beautifully maintained landscape, perfect for outdoor family entertainment. Resort living style & amenities, minuets to schools. No Mello Roos & move in ready! This home won't ...$925,000
La Costa 6822 Luciernaga Ct
No Mello Roos No HOA RV/Boat Parking in side yard. Spanish-Med Styled. This private high vaulted executive Home featuring 2 floors of SoCal luxury with 5 bedrooms (1 on the ground floor) and 3 full bathrooms. Living room with fireplace, family room with fireplace open to kitchen and breakfast nook. Separate formal dining room, and laundry room with sink. The kitchen is custom built with triple bowl sink stainless steel appliances, black galaxy granite counters and prep/cooking island.$899,000
Carlsbad West 365 Tamarack Ave
SUPER CLOSE TO CARLSBAD VILLAGE WITH RESTAURANTS, SHOPPING & CAFES. VIDEO & VIRTUAL TOUR! www.oldcarlsbad.com 2 BLOCKS TO BEACH & OCEAN. STEPS TO COASTAL RAIL TRAIL. CURRENTLY SET UP AS 2 BEDROOMS PLUS OPEN DOWNSTAIRS DEN WITH CLOSET. 2ND PATIO YARD WITH PAVERS & TURF FOR RELAXING AFTER SOME BEACH TIME. 2 CAR GARAGE, CENTRAL AC, LOW HOA & NO MELLO ROOS. COME LIVE THE CARLSBAD BEACH LIFE THIS SUMMER! STARBUCKS 2 BLOCKS IN THE MORNING FOR COFFEE & 2 BLOCKS TO VIGILUCCI'S RESTAURANT FOR HAPPY H...$805,000
La Costa 6807 Via Marinero
Beautifully upgraded turn-key home in the highly desirable Brookfield neighborhood of La Costa Carlsbad. Light and bright open concept floor plan. Bedroom with full bath downstairs. Upstairs loft could be used as an extra family room or converted to another bedroom. Close to the community pool and playground. Highly rated schools. Low HOA's and no Mello Roos. Ready to move right in. New Roof, windows, water heater, heating, landscaping, kitchen and baths and carpet$790,000
La Costa 6873 Camino De Amigos
Beautiful single-story family home, a rarely available model in the much desired enclave of Meadowood in La Costa & the only single story in La Costa on the market. Spacious rooms w/vaulted ceilings,large eat-in kitchen with island. This home is extremely well cared for. Hardwood flooring and open floorplan w/indoor laundry w/new furnace and A/C unit. Community amenities: pool/spa,clubhouse,playground. Clse to shopping, movies, walking trails/freeway. Low HOA's/NO MELLO ROOS, Award winning Sc...$749,990
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Listing information last updated on May 27th, 2020 at 10:00am PDT.