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Homes for Sale in Olivenhain - Olivenhain Homes for Sale in Encinitas CA - 10/30/11 10:51 PM
Homes for Sale in Olivenhain - Olivenhain Homes for Sale in Encinitas CA Olivenhain is a community within Encinitas, about 5 miles inland from the ocean, and bordering the afflluent town of Rancho Santa Fe. Olivenhain has a reputation as an equestrian community and is primarily residential, with rolling hills, plentiful vegetation and a town policy of "dark skies." The more expensive homes are in gated communities with gorgeous pastoral views on rolling hills. If you are seeking a horse property, it's important to check the zoning to make sure a property can support horses, anod how many, if it is (9 comments)
Buy a NEW Home in Carlsbad and Get a FREE Wood Floor - 10/30/11 08:54 PM
Buy a NEW Home in Carlsbad and Get a FREE Wood Floor Yes, you heard right. If you buy a new construction home in Carlsbad and get a free wood floor. No, I am not buying the floor for you as an incentive for working with me, but what an idea! And I can help make it happen. Brookfield Homes is a highly respected builder of new homes in San Diego County and in Carlsbad of the Rockrose community in The Foothills at Carlsbad near Calavera Hills. READ MORE: Carlsbad Homes for Sale - Rockrose, an Eco-Savvy New Home Community in (4 comments)
Dia do los Muertos – The Day of the Dead is November 1 - 10/30/11 04:55 PM
Dia do los Muertos – The Day of the Dead is November 1 The Day of the Dead, Dia de los Muertos, is a famous holiday, especially in Mexico where it is an ancient tradition to celebrate the lives of deceased loved ones – altars, music, favorite foods and beverages of the deceased, visits to the cemetery with flowers, and celebration are the hallmarks of this long standing Mexican tradition.
Dia de los Muertos is traditionally celebrated on November 1 and 2 and beyond, depending on where the festivities take place. November 1 is the Catholic holiday of (2 comments)
A Walk on the Carlsbad Boardwalk - 10/29/11 10:32 PM
A walk along the Carlsbad boardwalk at the edge of the continent is a tremendous pleasure particularly with the weather we are enjoying right now. OK, so it's not really a "boardwalk" as one finds along the Jersey shore or Coney Island, but concrete. And it's not lined by shops and restaurants as I recall part of the NJ board walk to be, especially in Ocean City and Atlantic City. But having a place to stroll along the beach to enjoy the views of the ocean, the neighborhoods, and the Coast Road is pretty special. And given the number of people out (11 comments)
Buyers - Did the home inspection for the house you are trying to buy reveal possible mold?
It's possible the answer is YES.
We’ve been told mold is very common both indoors and out, and molds provide a useful service by destroying dead or decaying plant matter. But mold can also cause problems indoors - destruction of wall, ceiling, roof or floor surfaces, and may pose a health hazard for some people. (4 comments)
The Responsibilities of the Carlsbad Seller – Do You Know What They Are? - 10/27/11 05:33 PM
The Responsibilities of the Carlsbad Seller – Do You Know What They Are? As agents we have a ton of responsibilities with any transaction, even before a listing has gotten an offer and we are on the way through the due diligence period. Many of those responsibilities are behind the scenes and are not visible to our clients, unless we tell them.
There are certainly plenty of responsibilities for Carlsbad sellers as well. Let’s talk about a few:
THE RESPONSIBILITY TO COMMIT TO THE PROCESS Commitment covers a lot of territory, to name just a few commitment to (32 comments)
NINJA Selling Class in Southern California - 2 Opportunities in November 2011 - 10/26/11 11:38 PM
The Southern California Chapter of Certified Residential Specialists (CRS) is pleased to be offering the very popular NINJA SELLING class next month. Two Opportunities: November 14 at National University in Costa Mesa - 8:30 - 5 November 17 at the California Desert Association of REALTORS in Palm Desert - 8:30 - 5
Howl O’Ween will be held from 3 to 6 pm (earlier than in the past) with a Pet Parade and a Pet Costume contest, with participating businesses doing the costume judging.
The results will be announced after people and the pets finish parading along the Coast Road/Route 101.
There is a $5 entry fee is donated to the (13 comments)
Carlsbad Buyer Responsibilities - 10/23/11 08:37 PM
Carlsbad Buyer Responsibilities We often talk about all the responsibilities we, as agents, have in any real estate transaction. Many of us have a detailed list of all that we do as REALTORs. I share mine in my pre-listing kit for sellers. But many of these also apply in the case of the buying side of any transaction.
And of course there is the Code of Ethics for those who are REALTORS that outlines standards of conduct.
But there is no Code of Ethics for buyers.
There are certainly responsibilities that buyers have in order to (10 comments)
It’s a Marine-Layer Day in Carlsbad…Again - 10/23/11 01:12 PM
It’s a Marine-Layer Day in Carlsbad…Again The fall weather has brought more of the marine layer here in Carlsbad. We’ve hardly seen the sun near the coast for several days.
It hasn’t just been the marine layer with gray skies but it has included the ground fog – quite heavy in some areas. You can see it rolling in and moving across the ground.
I was out in San Elijo Hills in San Marcos yesterday showing property (where it was sunny) and took the time to go to the top of Double Peak Park. The 360-degree (7 comments)
The Scream Zone has been a popular, interactive Halloween event for ages, and 2011 promises to be not different. [photo courtesy of lobo235 on Flickr]
The Scream Zone opened September 30 and will only last until, you guessed it, Halloween itself on the 31st.
With a reputation as the largest, and perhaps scariest, (23 comments)
Help-u-Move Moving Services for 55+ Communities in Oceanside CA Area - 10/22/11 01:35 PM
Help-u-Move Moving Services for 55+ Communities in Oceanside CA Area When I come across a vendor that impresses me with their service, and who come recommended by clients, I like to pass it along. It helps them, but the hope is that others in need of that vendor’s services will appreciate the introduction.
Help-U-Move and owner Gary Haase specialize in the 55+ communities in Oceanside, Vista and nearby, including Ocean Hills Country Club in Oceanside where I had the opportunity to witness their service in action.
Furniture was being moved back into the home for staging purposes, and (5 comments)
4686 Cordoba Way in Ocean Hills Country Club in Oceanside California
Come see why you will enjoy a resort life style in this beautifully maintained single story twin-home (the popular St. Tropez model with atrium) in the premiere 55+ community in North San Diego County, Ocean Hills Country Club, in Oceanside.
Read More: Oceanside – A Growing and Changing Coastal San Diego Community
Ocean Hills Country Club in Oceanside California
Some Outstanding Features (10 comments)
Olivenhain Arts and Crafts Fair 2011 – November 12, 2011 in Encinitas - 10/21/11 10:20 AM
Olivenhain Arts and Crafts Fair 2011 – November 12, 2011 in Encinitas Olivenhain is a residential community in Encinitas on the east side bordering Rancho Santa Fe. Olivenhain has a reputation for large properties, horses, dark skies, AND the annual Olivenhain Arts and Crafts Fair.
Olivenhain – Rural Residential Equestrian Community in Encinitas
The Olivenhain Arts and Crafts Fair is held every year on the grounds of the Olivenhain Old Meeting Hall built in 1895 by the German immigrants that established Colony Olivenhain) on Rancho Santa Fe Road at 7th Street. In (2 comments)
Carlsbad Sellers – What You See is What You Get - 10/20/11 10:21 AM
Carlsbad Sellers – What You See is What You Get Carlsbad home sellers – this is all about you and what you ought to get when you hire a listing agent to help sell your home.
Just as a general rule, what prospective listing agents tell you about the market, how they work, their services and their marketing/advertising ought to be the reality. What you see (and hear) is what you get.
And if they don’t offer it up or you don’t see it, you should ask!
“What ARE you going to do” (17 comments)
The California ShakeOut 2011– Biggest Earthquake Drill in History - 10/19/11 10:27 AM
The California ShakeOut 2011– Biggest Earthquake Drill in History This Thursday Californians are set to participate in the largest earthquake drill in history. The California ShakeOut is set to occur on 10/20 and 10:20 am (easy to remember).
Over 8 million (almost 700,000 in San Diego County) have signed up on the website saying they would participate, which beats the 2010 record of 7.9 million. The California ShakeOut is designed to educate people about coping with a major earthquake and how to protect themselves in the event one occurs. [photo courtesy of Hey Paul on Flickr]
With (7 comments)
Carlsbad Village Faire 2011 is Coming to Town on November 6, 2011 - 10/16/11 09:02 PM
Carlsbad Village Faire 2011 is Coming to Town on November 6, 2011 It’s time again for the famous Carlsbad Village Faire 2011, the 38th anniversary, to be held in downtown Carlsbad Village on November 6, 2011 on the north side of Carlsbad Village Drive along State Street and Grand Avenue, as well as some adjacent side streets.
The Carlsbad Village Faire, held twice a year, in the Spring and Fall, is reportedly the largest outdoor one-day fair in the US – pretty impressive for a smallish seaside town. Typically the weather is pretty pleasant this time of year, and (8 comments)
Did You Know? Some Trivia About Carlsbad CA - 10/16/11 05:31 PM
Did You Know? Some Trivia About Carlsbad CA Here are just a few bits of trivia about Carlsbad, California, also often called Carlsbad Village by the Sea.
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Carlsbad has its very own windmill, located at Palomar Airport Road and the 5 Freeway/Coast Road. The windmill is part of a catering and conference complex
Carlsbad is named after a 19th century spa in the former Czech Republic known as Karlsbad.
Alt Karlsbad is a very cool European looking building where you can purchase mineral water at a kiosk OR take (10 comments)
Escondido Homes for Sale | Escondido Real Estate Market Report for September 2011 - 10/15/11 09:32 AM
Escondido Real Estate Market Report for September 2011 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 (3 comments)
San Marcos Homes for Sale | San Marcos Real Estate Market Report for September 2011 - 10/14/11 06:39 PM
San Marcos Real Estate Market Report for September 2011 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 (3 comments)
La Jolla Homes for Sale | La Jolla Real Estate Market Report for September 2011 - 10/14/11 03:47 PM
La Jolla Real Estate Market Report for September 2011 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 (0 comments)
Need a New Septic? You Might Need a Perc Test - 10/13/11 10:30 PM
Need a New Septic? You Might Need a Perc Test A perc test, or more formally Percolation Test, is used to determine the soil absorption rate for a septic drain or “leach” field.
If you need to build a septic system, or have a new one for your property (perhaps in a different area) you will need to have a perc test done.
The perc test will allow the septic company to determine where to put the leach field for the septic system, as well as determine how big it must be based on the drainage.
I (4 comments)
Rancho Santa Fe Homes for Sale | Rancho Santa Fe Real Estate Market Report for September 2011 - 10/13/11 03:54 PM
Rancho Santa Fe Real Estate Market Report for September 2011 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 (8 comments)
Oceanside Homes for Sale | Oceanside Real Estate Market Report for September 2011 - 10/12/11 08:30 PM
Oceanside Real Estate Market Report for September 2011 The Oceanside real estate market has undergone many shifts and continues to evolve. This market 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 in making informed decisions.
READ MORE: Oceanside California (5 comments)
Getting Buyers Off the Fence…An AR Contest... - 10/12/11 08:04 PM
Would you tell a buyer it's a great time to buy and WHY? Would you also tell a buyer if it was NOT in their best interest to buy, and why? There are lots of buyers "on the fence" as they say, and probably for a host of reasons. Perhaps they are not familiar enough with market conditions to make an informed decision. They may not have done their financial homework. And some might be concerned, and rightly so, about job security and the state of their own finances. Ruthmarie Hicks offers us all a great opportunity to participate in a (5 comments)
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.
4686 Cordoba Way in Ocean Hills Country Club in Oceanside California
You will enjoy the resort life style in the Oceanside 55+ real estate market in this beautifully maintained single story twin-home (the popular St. Tropez model with atrium) in the premiere 55+ community in North San Diego County, Ocean Hills Country Club, in Oceanside.
Read More: Oceanside – A Growing and Changing Coastal San Diego Community
Ocean Hills Country Club in Oceanside California
Can You Say Ethics Violation? Learnings about Agency – Article 1 of the Code of Ethics - 10/09/11 06:32 PM
Can You Say Ethics Violation? Learnings about Agency – Article 1 of the Code of Ethics I serve on the Professional Standards Committee at my local real estate board, North San Diego County Association of REALTORS, and have for several years. I’ve found it to be a tremendous learning experience, as panel after panel we discover the myriad ways that agents can misbehave, knowingly or not. It may be something done to another agent, or perhaps they mistreat a member of the public.
Certain violations appear to be more common, and in some cases easier to identify, Agency (Article (25 comments)
Del Mar Homes for Sale – Del Mar Real Estate Market Report for September 2011 - 10/09/11 11:03 AM
Del Mar Homes for Sale – Del Mar Real Estate Market Report for September 2011 Del Mar is a small coastal town in North San Diego County and one of the most expensive towns in the county. Indeed, the Del Mar real estate market currently has the most expensive home for sale in San Diego County (at $61M), 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 is important for (2 comments)
Cardiff Homes for Sale | Cardiff Real Estate Market Report for September 2011 - 10/08/11 01:09 PM
Cardiff Real Estate Market Report for September 2011 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)
I LOVE Zumocast - 10/07/11 09:13 PM
I LOVE Zumocast I used a new application today and fell in love…immediately.
I have now been 48 hours without my Blackberry, having said goodbye on Wednesday. I am now the proud owner of a Droid3 which I am still getting used to.
Cell phones are sooo passé.
I used Zumocast (by Motorola) today for the first time at a listing I have to access some old photos from the property from my laptop at home to show my client – we were doing some staging of the furniture that had been removed some time ago (16 comments)
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 September 2011 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 (1 comments)
The Carlsbad real estate market continues to shift, and the statistics for September show a number of changes from last month. These data do not include private sales or 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 Carlsbad real (0 comments)
Many buyers relocate to new homes in communities unfamiliar to them.
They may not know anyone living there or much about the neighborhood, and the larger community may feel strange. The reasons behind the move to the new home vary widely, but the issue for many having made the move is the same – how do I get to know other people and establish a sense of community in my new home?
* * * Community groups like the Downtown Encinitas MainStreet (13 comments)
But if you are an equity seller, your vacant Carlsbad home may not be helping you sell it, particularly where there is plenty of competition.
Most sellers, when moving out of their home to a new one, or at least a new location, leave behind a vacant house. I get that.
You (6 comments)
Carlsbad Homes with Views – Homes with Views in Carlsbad CA - 10/03/11 08:37 PM
Carlsbad Homes with Views – Homes with Views in Carlsbad CA Carlsbad buyers are often looking for homes with views, and there are lots to choose from – the ocean, the Carlsbad lagoons, panoramic, golf course, greenbelts, the backcountry and mountains. Views vary quite a bit depending on location, and will typically cost more relative to a home that has no view other than one of the neighbor’s house. Carlsbad ocean-view homes will generally be most expensive relatively speaking, the closer the more pricey.
As you consider your lifestyle and what you are seeking in a home, it’s important (4 comments)
Apple Days in Julian CA – An Annual Festival and Visit October 2, 2011 - 10/02/11 11:32 PM
Apple Days in Julian CA – An Annual Festival and Visit October 2011 We took our annual trip to Julian today – we actually go more than that but always make a journey at apple season. Having lived in New England for many years, picking apples became a huge tradition, and we have continued here in Southern California.
Today we picked Bartlett pears at O’Dell’s organic orchard in Julian, but by-passed the Apple Days Festival at Menghini Winery – what a mob scene THAT was. Laziness set in so we bought a bag of apples on the trip out (8 comments)
The Carlsbad rental market is pretty competitive and rents do not appear to have dropped. Depending on your criteria for size, number of bedrooms, location, and monthly rent, you may have a decent selection, or the number of properties fitting your wishes may be rather small. And you will pay a premium to be near or on the beach.
You’ll find Carlsbad rents for under $1000/month to more than $6000/month. Vacation (3 comments)
You call to leave a message about getting some important information, perhaps even following the directions in the MLS to “leave a message then go show,” and you get “This voice mail box is full and is not accepting any messages.”
It’s even more of a slap in the face after listening to the person you are trying (21 comments)
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