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Is Now the Right Time to Buy? That’s a loaded question, but one we hear often in our business. So how do you answer it? And more importantly, what do you think consumers are thinking about this question if they are not working with, or consulting, a knowledgeable REALTOR familiar with the local market? Certainly many headlines and news reports paint a pretty dire picture of the housing market. While we know real estate is local, consumers don’t necessarily, and being plastered with dour predictions and confronted with scary headlines does nothing to inspire confidence, even in the face (12 comments)
Friends and family who know me are well aware of my penchant for sugary concoctions, especially if chocolate is involved. I’ve never met a chocolate I didn’t like, so far, although the better quality the chocolate the happier I am. Chocolates, desserts, and baked goods go hand in hand, in my opinion, and knowing where to go to get them, when making something simply is not on the agenda or laziness sets it, or just because, is essential. So, with that in mind, and to satisfy other sweet fanciers in (12 comments)
What IS That Bird? It’s the California Brown Pelican One of my favorite sights when walking along the Carlsbad boardwalk, next to the ocean of course, are the pelicans flying overhead. These unusual looking birds are fascinating to watch whether on the ocean or flying overhead.
The California brown pelican, next to the seagull, is probably the most prevalent sea bird we see here along the Southern California coast. These brown pelicans are particularly prevalent at the Agua Hedionda lagoon, just north of the Encina power plant, where they tend to hang out, most likely due to great places (5 comments)
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 (1 comments)
HAPPY THANKSGIVING to All From Carlsbad California!! - 11/24/11 04:26 PM
I was visiting my Mom and sister in West Chester, PA a couple of years ago in the fall and found these turkeys up on the roof. My Mom’s house is a 3-story 1750s colonial so they were WAAAY out of reach. There were also a couple up in the trees and 1 standing on the table on the patio, although my photos did not turn out all that well. I thought it an appropriate card to doctor up for the Thanksgiving holiday.
The Glass Ranch in Escondido Celebrates Black Friday November 25th through the 27th, 2011 - 11/24/11 12:29 PM
The Glass Ranch in Escondido Celebrates Black Friday November 25th through the 27th, 2011 They may not be opening their doors at 10 pm or midnight tonight as some stores are, but the semi-annual Glass Ranch Open House (their 17th) on Friday, Saturday and Sunday after Thanksgiving (the other is before Mother’s Day), is a wonderful experience for art lovers.
The Glass Ranch in Escondido CA, delights in so many ways, from stunning hillside gardens filled with glass creations, to glass blowing demonstrations, to tables filled with all sorts of blown and fused glass art – jewelry, vases, bowls, (7 comments)
Cardiff Real Estate Market Report for October 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 (1 comments)
Rancho Santa Fe Homes for Sale | Rancho Santa Fe Real Estate Market Report for October 2011 - 11/22/11 03:38 PM
Rancho Santa Fe Real Estate Market Report for October 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 (5 comments)
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 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, (4 comments)
Del Mar Homes for Sale – Del Mar Real Estate Market Report for October 2011 - 11/21/11 11:33 AM
Del Mar Homes for Sale – Del Mar Real Estate Market Report for October 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 buyers (3 comments)
During a recent visit to the California desert a good friend treated us to brunch at a La Quinta restaurant she adores – The Homestead in the heart of town.
The Homestead oozes charm, from the beautiful patios and outdoor lounging and dining areas to the multiple rooms in a former “homestead,” bookshelves stocked with collectibles, and, well, the list goes on.
There are wonderful brunch selections, including the classic Eggs Benedict and a Vegetarian Fritatta (as you can see in the (5 comments)
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 (1 comments)
What Lens Are You Looking Through? - 11/16/11 08:15 PM
What Lens Are You Looking Through? We all have different perspectives – different lenses we gaze through which color our interpretation and impact how we behave.
I worked for a Sr. VP in one of my corporate roles years ago and he always encouraged us to consider the lenses that others are looking through when a certain situation arises. (photo courtesy of bgottsab on Flickr)
It’s certainly an apt analogy in our business.
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Sellers often fail to look at their home the way a buyer would. Their lens is (30 comments)
Here is a summary of the Encinitas real estate market for October 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 into (1 comments)
Carlsbad Homes for Sale – Carlsbad Real Estate Market Report for October 2011 - 11/15/11 09:05 PM
Carlsbad Homes for Sale - Market Report for October 2011 The Carlsbad real estate market continues to shift, and the statistics for October 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 (6 comments)
Is there Mold in Your Carlsbad Home (Part 2 of 5) - 11/13/11 10:59 PM
Is there Mold in Your Carlsbad Home (Part 2 of 5) If you missed the first article in this series you can read it below: Is there Mold in Your Carlsbad Home (Part 1) This series has been written by Andy Konopacki, Founder and President of Vm3 Environmental in Carlsbad, who I know personally and who graciously agreed to be a guest contributor on this blog
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To kick off the "mold series" I thought it would be most beneficial to start at the beginning and answer the question; what is mold? (5 comments)
You spout off all sorts of “promises” about the print and on-line marketing you are going to do at the listing presentation, but don’t deliver
You imply, or worse state, you will get the sellers a certain price, but fail to deliver
Do you just spew out statements designed to impress without thinking about the consequences?
In these, and other examples I’m sure you can think of, what you say may NOT be what really matters.
It’s (70 comments)
A Visit to Wiamea Canyon on Kaua’i, Hawai’i - 11/07/11 09:49 PM
A Visit to Wiamea Canyon on Kaua’i, Hawai’i One of the many highlights of our trip to Kaua’i was a visit to the Wiamea Canyon, nicknamed the Grand Canyon of the Pacific.
And rightly so.
Wiamea Canyon is about 3500 feet deep, so not quite as impressive as the Grand Canyon, nor is it as wide or long. But Wiamea Canyon views are absolutely spectacular with amazing colors and distant waterfalls, especially in the sunlight. And depending on where you are you can see the ocean about 10 miles away as well. The drive up the (11 comments)
Good Morning, This is Your Wake-up Call Getting a wake-up call when traveling on business is often essential. Getting one on vacation is not always on the agenda. But here on Kauai one doesn’t have a choice. Kauai is riddled with chickens, everywhere. Along the road, in the parks, in fields, in parking lots at the shopping centers, and at our hotel along the ocean. The roosters, it seems, take their job very seriously. Whether it’s competition because there are so many, or just because, they start VERY early in the morning and tend to make it their duty to (19 comments)
Lots of people said that the weather is aways the same in California, which of course if far from the truth. The seasonal changes, including fall, are not nearly as dramatic as we experienced during my 20 years in the Boston area, but changes they are nonetheless. In addition to the changes in the tree colors, we also had lots of flowers, some of which tend to bloom more in the fall, like the Bird of Paradise. And (15 comments)
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