Unique homes for sale in San Diego

Suburban America used to be known for row after row of planned homes that all featured identical two-car garages and squared-off backyards. However, the new trend in the United States is luxury houses that incorporate innovative technology and unique designs. Homes for sale in San Diego are following this new industry direction, and some homes in the greater metro area are getting improvements ahead of the burgeoning housing market.

Carlsbad luxury homes
La Costa Greens is a resort neighborhood located right near the McClellan-Palomar airport, and is only about 15 miles north of San Diego, accessible via a straight shot south down Interstate 805. The Wall Street Journal reported that the internal community of Mirasol features custom-designed homes in either one- or two-story options.

"Priced from the high $500,000s, the prestige of new home luxury in a resort-inspired San Diego community can be yours, but it's now or never for buyers to make their move before it is absolutely too late," said local real estate expert Lesley Pennington, according to the news source. "Offering a prime location within walking distance to Poinsettia Elementary School, access to private recreation and close proximity to Carlsbad's beautiful beaches, Mirasol is the perfect new home choice for families who want a modern floorplan within an amenity rich coastal close location."

If Pennington's description wasn't enough, the low tax base of 1.35 percent and planned long-term financial benefits makes this elite community a great place to live.

Escondido has energy-efficiency technology
Escondido is another famed suburb of San Diego, and it is located in the same general area as Mirasol. California developers are always looking for ways to save energy, and recent construction in Escondido is featuring revolutionary technology.

Energy Digital reported that the agency Community HousingWorks has just begun work on a 36-unit complex that will include innovative geo-powered heating and cooling systems. The technology taps into power stored in the earth directly below the complex. The goal of the new design is to decrease residents' monthly energy bills, freeing up more money for other things like renovations and personal finances. Even a decrease of $100 a month would add up in the long run.

Consider looking at these two communities if you are hoping to capitalize on luxury housing or unique technological inventions.