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Beautiful Single Story Home in Ocean Hills Country Club | 55+ Golf Course Community in Oceanside CA 92056 - 01/30/11 06:58 PM
Beautiful Single Story Home in Ocean Hills Country Club, A 55+ Golf Course Community in Oceanside California 4686 Cordoba Way is a beautiful single story home in Ocean Hills Country Club, 55+ golf course community in Oceanside California. This spacious 2-bedroom 2-bath home offers a gracious lifestyle on one floor very close to the 27,000 private Residents' Club House and 18-hole executive golf course (included in the HOA fees of $430/month). Ocean Hills Country Club is a gated community of 1632 homes with 24-hour security on rolling hills with beautiful landscaping, greenbelts, many trees, and sidewalks within about 1 mile of (11 comments)
Nautilus Holistic Health and Community Acupuncture Center in Encinitas CA - 01/30/11 10:38 AM
Nautilus Holistic Health and Community Acupuncture Center in Encinitas CA The Nautilus Holistic Health and Community Acupunture Center in Encinitas California specializes in community acupuncture and Chinese medicine, and offers a wide range of services on a sliding fee basis so that no one who needs and wants services is denied. The philosophy of Nautilus Holistic Health is encouraging individuals to be proactive and responsible for their own health, lifestyle and well-being. The Nautilus Holistic Health and Community Acupuncture Center is one of the few health centers in the San Diego area offering community acupuncture, the way it is commonly done (13 comments)
I'm Sorry, But You Can't Have What You Want - 01/29/11 04:07 PM
I'm Sorry, But You Can't Have What You Want There are times this message has to be delivered. Certainly one might want to temper this a bit and be more diplomatic, but maybe bluntness has its place. But quite frankly there are times when buyers cannot have what they want, no matter how badly they want it. It might be due to unrealistic expectations, when there is a big gap between what they can afford and what they want costs. Sometimes lack of education about the realities of the local market leads to wishes that cannot be fulfilled. Some buyers simply (20 comments)
What’s in Your Buyer’s Real Estate Information Kit? - 01/28/11 10:35 AM
What's in Your Buyer's Real Estate Information Kit? Buyers need lots of information when they are preparing for, or are in, the home search process. Much of this information can be gleaned from the Internet these days, and certainly many snare tidbits from friends, family and neighbors. An important role we play when working as a Buyer Agent in education, and helping our buyers be as prepared as possible for the transaction, and closing. Much of that education and information sharing is verbal - in our initial meeting, out on home tours, and when responding to emails and phone calls. We (59 comments)
SeaCountry at Arrowood in Oceanside | New Homes for Sale at SeaCountry in Oceanside CA - 01/25/11 09:46 PM
SeaCountry at Arrowood in Oceanside Offers New Homes for Sale in Oceanside CA Buyers in the Oceanside real estate market seeking new construction will be pleasantly surprised with the new homes at SeaCountry at Arrowood in the northeast corner of Oceanside near Bonsall. READ MORE: Oceanside California - A Growing and Changing Coastal San Diego Community
SeaCountry at Arrowood currently has several homes for sale in Phase 3, with a total of 10 phases to be built on the hills in the San Luis Rey Valley. SeaCountry at Arrowood will consist of a total of 66 2-story detached single family (6 comments)
Everything's NEW! | New Brokerage, New Presidency, New Website, New Year - 01/24/11 01:21 PM
Everything's NEW! - A New Brokerage, New Presidency, New Website, New Year I am pumped!! I made a significant decision shortly after the advent of 2011, and things are now falling into place. I am pleased to announce I've joined SOLUTIONS REAL ESTATE, with David Dion (one of the 3 owners/founders) and Mark Schultz (broker) in their new Carlsbad office. Things are off and running. Now! Today!! New Signage - New Business Cards - New Branding
Despite feeling more than overwhelmed with ALL the stuff that has to be changed as a result of moving from RE/MAX Moonlight Beach to (32 comments)
OK, I decided NOT to Say Shame on You, Carlsbad - 01/23/11 08:17 PM
OK, I decided NOT to Say Shame on You, Carlsbad I was going to title this "Shame on You, Carlsbad." I changed my mind. I was at brunch along the Coast Highway/Route 101 today and noticed water on the street nearby. What was disturbing, in this time of Stage 2 Drought Mandatory Water Conservation, is that water had started gushing from the sprinkler system in the median. No, the sprinklers weren't on (you aren't supposed to irrigate on Sundays)...there was clearly a significant leak in the irrigation pipe. I would estimate the water was leaking about 1 gallon every 1-2 minutes. (15 comments)
Fun at the 3rd Annual Brasil Jazz Festa in Encinitas on January 22, 2010 - 01/23/11 05:28 PM
Fun at the 3rd Annual Brasil Jazz Festa in Encinitas on January 22, 2010 We had a great time at the 3rd Annual Brasil Jazz Festa that took place yesterday at the Encinitas Public Library, our 3rd year in a row. And it keeps getting better. Interestingly, the Brasil (yes, that is the correct spelling for this event) Jazz Festa has not gotten very large, with perhaps 100 people or so attending. It's a very intimate place to have the vent with the musicians just a few feet away, and with ocean views out the window on a spectacular spring-like day, (4 comments)
North San Diego County Coastal Real Estate Market trends for 2010 | Year End Real Estate Market Report - 01/23/11 12:29 PM
North San Diego County Coastal Real Estate Market trends for 2010 - The Year End Real Estate Market Report The San Diego real estate market has seen some interesting trends over the last year in the North San Diego Coastal communities. If nothing else, a look at these data show that real estate IS local, with improvements in some communities and declines in others with regard got sales volume and avergae sales prices. Here we look at the statistics for DETACHED single family homes for selected communities including Carlsbad and Encinitas. If you click on the individual towns you can view the December (4 comments)
I need to Submit a Bank Statement for My Pre-Approval to Buy an REO - 01/21/11 10:40 PM
I need to Submit a Bank Statement for My Pre-Approval to Buy an REO A recent buyer asked: I need to Submit a Bank Statement for My Pre-Approval to Buy an REO. Can I download a copy of my bank statement from the Internet? You likely have come across MLS listings where you must provide a pre-approval from the REO lender's requested provider to include with your offer. No surprise that it is someone from the bank who is the REO lender. Never fear, this is often easy, and fairly quick to do over the phone or via email, even if (11 comments)
Rancho Santa Fe Homes for Sale | New Homes in Rancho Santa Fe at Emerald Cove at The Crosby - 01/21/11 09:43 PM
Rancho Santa Fe New Homes in Rancho Santa Fe at Emerald Cove at The Crosby The newest homes for sale in the Rancho Santa Fe real estate market aren't even built. There isn't even a model yet. But homes are selling. The new homes at Emerald Cove at The Crosby in Rancho Santa Fe are one of the newest projects by Toll Brothers who are relatively new here to California. Known as America's luxury home builder, Toll Brothers is building a community of 1 and 2 story homes in the upscale gated golf community of The Crosby, a few miles east (3 comments)
Are You A Serial Orchid Killer? Do you have Orchid Phobia? - 01/20/11 11:45 AM
Are You A Serial Orchid Killer? Do you have Orchid Phobia? You may be a "serial orchid killer." Or perhaps you have "orchid phobia." If so, Encinitas Orchids and Founder/Owner Don Doerfler can cure your problems.
Encinitas Orchids provides a range of services including living orchid arrangements and interior plantscaping for Commercial Business, Concierge Stations and Special Events. Encinitas Orchids will also provide custom exotic plant arrangements for your home, using designer containers, or your own if you wish. There are a variety of service plans available to keep your living arrangement looking beautiful. Meet Don Doerfler and learn more (16 comments)
Owner Leone D'Arcangelo hails from Sperlonga, Italy, a beachfront town midway between Naples and Rome, and one can easily imagine you are dining by the Mediterranean Sea in Sperlonga instead of in Carlsbad, CA, with the beautiful hand-painted murals that adorn the dining rooms.
And of course the food is special as well (16 comments)
Cannon Art Gallery in Carlsbad, CA | Last Art Exhibit of 2010 at the William D. Cannon Gallery - 01/16/11 10:57 PM
Cannon Art Gallery in Carlsbad, CA - Last Art Exhibit of 2010 at the William D. Cannon Gallery "DeLoss McGraw: Recent Paintings in Response to Günter Grass's The Tin Drum" The Cannon Art Gallery is a gem in Carlsbad, indeed in North San Diego County, and one of the reasons Carlsbad has such a great reputation for embracing the arts. Featuring emerging and well-established artists of regional, national and international acclaim is just one reason Carlsbad is so fortunate to have the city-owned William D. Cannon Art Gallery. The second, of course, is curator/director Karen McGuire, who puts it all together (4 comments)
Cardiovascular Disease Foundation Fundraiser | En Fuego Cantina & Grill in Del Mar, CA on February 2, 2011 - 01/15/11 08:43 PM
Cardiovascular Disease Foundation Fundraiser at En Fuego Cantina & Grill in Del Mar, CA February 2, 2011 The Cardiovascular Disease Foundation (CVDF) in Carlsbad is having a big fundraiser on February 2, 2011 at the popular En Fuego Cantina & Grill in downtown Del Mar, CA to celebrate America Heart Month. I've eaten at En Fuego Cantina a couple of times and the food and ambiance are terrific. But this is not about food. Well, it is, sort of, because the Cardiovascular Disease Foundation will receive 10% of all sales between 6 pm and closing to benefit CVDF programs and services. Plus, (8 comments)
No Email? No Website? Are You Kidding? - 01/14/11 07:32 PM
No Email? No Website? Are You Kidding? I attended a trade expo on behalf of the Southern California Chapter of CRS some months ago. As we have done in the past we collected business cards from agents who came by to talk, learn more about the CRS designation, and just talk about the real estate business. I was going through about 100 cards today to send a follow-up email with information, and noticed 2 cards that truly took me by surprise. No Email No Website Are You Kidding?
I had to take a second look, sure that I had missed (236 comments)
Carlsbad Marathon is Sunday January 23, 2011 in Carlsbad CA - 01/14/11 11:05 AM
Carlsbad Marathon is Sunday January 23, 2011 in Carlsbad CA The Tri-City Medical Carlsbad Marathon will take place next Sunday January 23, 2011 in Carlsbad, the site of several marathons and a triathlon each year. There will be a Half Marathon as well as a Kids Marathon Mile. Residents and those visiting the area should be aware that a number of roads will be closed in certain areas, or at least partially (e.g., east bound lanes of Palomar Airport Road from El Camino to the Coast Road) on or near the Carlsbad Marathon course. One of the neat things about the (9 comments)
San Marcos Homes for Sale | San Marcos Real Estate Market Report for December 2010 - 01/13/11 05:37 PM
San Marcos Real Estate Market Report for December 2010 The San Marcos real estate market continues to evolve, especially with the large number of distress sales. These data do not include any private sales nor manufactured housing; the numbers are derived from the MLS and are believed to be accurate but are not guaranteed. READ MORE: San Marcos - A Thriving Inland Residential Community San Elijo Hills - Award-Winning Master Planned Community in San Marcos Lake San Marcos - Resort and Residential Community in San Marcos, CA Media reports tend to speak in general terms, rather than local, so their (4 comments)
La Jolla Real Estate Market Report for December 2010 - 01/13/11 01:42 PM
La Jolla Real Estate Market Report for December 2010 The La Jolla real estate market is one of the most expensive in San Diego County. A visit to La Jolla on-line, or better yet in real life, will quickly give you a good sense of why this is so. La Jolla, "The Jewel," is an extraordinarily beautiful coastal community with many homes offering fabulous views of the ocean from the hills, and a trendy, very up-scale village offering the finest in shopping and dining. La Jolla has often been compared to the French and Italian Rivieras with wonderful ocean and (2 comments)
Oceanside Homes for Sale - Oceanside Real Estate Market Report for December 2010 - 01/12/11 11:40 PM
Oceanside Real Estate Market Report for December 2010 The Oceanside real estate market has undergone many shifts and continues to evolve, especially with the number of distress sales. This report does not include any private sales nor manufactured or mobile housing; the numbers are derived from the MLS and are believed to be accurate but are not guaranteed. Media reports speak in general terms, so information may not represent the reality of the local Oceanside real estate market. Having data from a knowledgeable agent about local market conditions benefits you as the buyer or seller for making informed decisions about (1 comments)
3rd Annual Brasil Jazz Festa on January 22, 2011 in Encinitas - 01/11/11 08:08 PM
3rd Annual Brasil Jazz Festa on January 22, 2011 in Encinitas CA The 3rd Annual Brasil Jazz Festa will once again take place at the Encinitas public Library in Encinitas on Saturday January 22. If you attended in the past (I've been to both prior events) you know what fun it is and what great music you will hear. If not, you are in for a treat.
Read More - Brasil Jazz Festa 2009 in Encinitas CA (check out the videos)
You can learn more about the 3rd Annual Brazil Jazz Festa on their Facebook page. The Brasil Jazz (16 comments)
San Diego Computer Repair | Get YOUR Fix with All San Diego Computer Repair - 01/10/11 11:20 PM
All San Diego Computer Repair is a GEM I just had to write about this computer repair company, founded by IT professional Eric Larson. If you need computer repair in San Diego - and you know you will at some point since the things are designed that way - All San Diego Computer Repair should be on your list. At the top. My laptop got hit with a virus last night. It is never good timing but last night was real ugly. I can often take care of some computer repairs myself, but this germ was well beyond my capabilities. Things (13 comments)
Escondido Homes for Sale | Escondido Real Estate Market Report for December 2010 - 01/10/11 08:33 PM
Escondido Real Estate Market Report for December 2010 Escondido is an inland community, about 15 miles from the coast adjacent to San Marcos. Like its neighbors, San Marcos, Vista and Oceanside, Escondido has seen fairly significant shifts in the real estate market with a large number of short sales and foreclosures. READ MORE: A Tour of Escondido - A Diverse Inland San Diego Community As a buyer or seller in the Escondido real estate market, understanding recent trends and current market conditions is essential in order to make informed decisions; media reports focus on general market conditions and therefore will (1 comments)
I've been to the Netherlands but it wasn't taken there. Amsterdam is very cool, by the way, if you ever get to go. Sorry there are no prizes for guessing correctly. I would be happy to share some points but I don't know how that could be accomplished. I'll share the answer tomorrow. (19 comments)
Hi Mom!! - 01/08/11 11:56 PM
Hi Mom!! Your Mom is watching, you know. Come on...admit it. You know she is AND you are concerned about it. Or maybe you should be. You probably at least think about it from time to time. Many have talked about being careful about what you put out there in the Internet world, since you never know who might see it. Mom, for example. Mom, for some of us, is part of the Angel/Devil duo on our shoulders...our conscience, our inner voice...watching our every move and whispering in our ear when we go astray. Some pay attention. Some don't, but should. (26 comments)
Carlsbad Homes for Sale - Carlsbad Real Estate Market Report for December 2010 - 01/07/11 11:43 PM
Carlsbad Real Estate Market Report for December 2010 The Carlsbad real estate market continues to shift, and the statistics for December show a number of changes from the prior month. These data do not include any private sales nor manufactured/mobile housing; the numbers are derived from the MLS and are believed to be accurate but are not guaranteed. READ MORE: Carlsbad Village by the Sea 101 Things to do In and Around Carlsbad Carlsbad California and Historic Route 101 - The Coast Highway Media reports speak in general terms, so their information may not represent the reality of our local (19 comments)
Evergreen Art in San Marcos, CA - 01/07/11 09:23 PM
I may be pushing it a bit here to call these "evergreen art" but I thought they were pretty impressive. Not as fascinating as bonsai, perhaps, but some interesting shapes. At least I got 50% of that right. The first 4 photos were taken in San Marcos; the last 2 in Carlsbad.
I tend to take note of how the landscaping is maintained when touring condo complexes. In some cases there is tremendous care toward ongoing maintenance which I usually take as one good sign. Of course they could be spending too much on landscaping and not enough on (23 comments)
Encinitas Homes for Sale - Encinitas Real Estate Market Report - December 2010 - 01/05/11 11:33 PM
Encinitas Real Estate Market Report - December 2010 As a buyer or seller in the Encinitas real estate market, it is important to have information about the market conditions in order to make a more informed decision about what to do with regard to buying or selling your Encinitas home. Here is a summary of the Encinitas real estate market for December 2010 based on statistics from the MLS (private sales are not included nor are manufactured and mobile homes). These data are deemed reliable but are not guaranteed due to how data may be entered into the MLS system. (2 comments)
Del Mar Homes for Sale | Del Mar Market Report for December 2010 - 01/05/11 01:53 PM
Del Mar Real Estate - Del Mar Market Report for December 2010 Del Mar is a small coastal town in North San Diego County with a reputation as one of the most expensive towns in the county. Indeed, the Del Mar real estate market currently has two of the most expensive homes for sale in San Diego County (at $61M and $39M), and still holds the record for the most expensive property sold (at about $48,000,000). READ MORE: Del Mar - Affluent Seaside Town (A Community Profile) Having up to date information on the local Del Mar real estate market (1 comments)
Blue is Green, and Sometimes Green is Blue | Eco-friendly Home Construction in Carlsbad CA - 01/04/11 11:28 PM
Blue is Green, and Sometimes Green is Blue I'm not color-blind, although perhaps your thought is just that from the title. But blue IS green and sometimes green is really blue. We're talking environmental stuff here, and in particular the wood framing for some houses springing up around San Diego, including Carlsbad. What is a blue house is really a green house. Eco-friendly, good for the environment. And good for reducing the incidence of those nasty termites, fungus, and mold. This particular home is being built about a mile from my Carlsbad home. It's called BluWood, developed by Woodsmart Solutions, Inc. (16 comments)
Solana Beach Homes for Sale - Market Report for Solana Beach for December 2010 - 01/04/11 09:05 PM
Solana Beach Real Estate Market Report for December 2010 Solana Beach is an affluent coastal town south of Encinitas and Cardiff, and one of the more expensive coastal communities in the North San Diego County area. READ MORE: Solana Beach Real Estate As a buyer or seller in the Solana Beach real estate market, understanding recent trends and current market conditions is essential in order to make informed decisions; media reports focus on general market statistics and therefore will not provide you with an accurate picture of the Solana Beach real estate market conditions. The following data are taken from (3 comments)
Angel Food Ministries. Talk about a lifesaver! - 01/03/11 07:26 PM
There are many in our region who are in need of assistance, and thanks to fellow blogger TISH LLOYD in North Carolina. I did a quick search within 30 miles of my Carlsbad CA home and found 8 sites. I suspect there are more. Please feel free to share this information with anyone who might need it. Spread the word.
Via Tish Lloyd Real Estate Agent Wrightsville Beach, NC (Prudential Laney Real Estate 910.547.1446): Angel Food Ministries. Talk about a lifesaver! I've noticed the signs at churches around town, Angel Food Ministries, and assumed it was a food pantry. It took me a (4 comments)
5 New Year's Resolutions for Buyers - 01/03/11 12:54 PM
5 New Year's Resolutions for Buyers If you are not truly serious about buying right now, you won't be ready to commit to these resolutions. But it will give you something to think about for when you are serious. For those who are really ready, my thoughts on what you MUST do are here. Take a hint. GET PRE-APPROVED Yep, this sounds like a no-brainer, but in my experience many buyers do not do this when they are first getting started. If you aren't paying cash, then you're going to need a loan from a bank. Not an easy thing to (6 comments)
Rancho Santa Fe Homes for Sale | Rancho Santa Fe Real Estate Market Report for December 2010 - 01/02/11 11:21 PM
Rancho Santa Fe Real Estate Market Report for December 2010 As a buyer or seller in the Rancho Santa Fe real estate market, having information about the current market conditions will enable you to make an informed decision regarding what to do with regard to buying or selling a Rancho Santa Fe home. The Rancho Santa Fe real estate market is very localized, and the most expensive community, on average, in San Diego County. Knowing what is going on in the market with regard to inventory and sales is important for making a buying or selling decision. Finding comparables for (5 comments)
Cardiff Homes for Sale | Cardiff Real Estate Market for December 2010 - 01/02/11 07:23 PM
Cardiff Real Estate Market Report for December 2010 As a buyer or seller in the Cardiff real estate market, having information about the current market conditions will enable you to make an informed decision regarding what to do with regard to buying a home in Cardiff, or selling your Cardiff home. The Cardiff real estate market is small and very localized, and knowing what is going on with regard to inventory and sales is important for making an informed buying or selling decision. Finding comparables for determining price for either a listing or a purchase can sometimes be tricky because (2 comments)
Ristorante La Terrazza | Great Dining in Coronado, San Diego CA - 01/02/11 12:07 PM
Ristorante La Terrazza Offers Great Dining in Coronado, San Diego CA After our visit to the Hotel Del Coronado on Coronado Island, we took a short walk through the downtown area to explore a bit. The food bell was ringing so we dropped in at Ristorante La Terrazza, just a block from The Del, for lunch. Ristorante La Terrazza offers rooftop dining indoors or out with view of the downtown area. With the bright sunshine, blue skies, and temps about 58, it was a great time to sit outside above the street and watch the world go by while enjoying a (6 comments)
New Year's Day 2011 | A Visit to the Hotel Del Coronado in Coronado, San Diego, CA - 01/01/11 09:47 PM
New Year's Day 2011 and A Visit to the Hotel Del Coronado in Coronado, San Diego, CA A very special evening with close friends, plenty of wine and champagne, and fabulous food with everyone chipping in made for a wonderful way to ring in the New Year last night. And with living on the Left Coast we get to enjoy Times Square at 9, Chicago at 10 and then LA at midnight (I think we watched something at 11 but we were having too much fun laughing and I don't remember). Here was our contribution (OK, it was my wife's - I (16 comments)
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