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The Flower Fields, quite simply, are one of the most amazing arrays of flowery color on the hills overlooking the ocean just behind the Carlsbad Premium Outlet Mall on Paseo El Norte.
Acres of colorful ranunculas will amaze you, whether seen from a distance, a stroll along the perimeter, the outlook on Armada Drive to the east or on a tractor-drawn cart through (13 comments)
4th Annual Brasil Jazz Festa 2012 in Encinitas was Outstanding - 02/26/12 10:05 PM
4th Annual Brasil Jazz Festa 2012 in Encinitas was Outstanding We attended, with a bunch of friends, the 4th Annual Brasil Jazz Festa at the Encinitas Public Library in Encinitas today. Having been to all the prior concerts, I can tell you it’s always great fun and the music is terrific. There aren’t too many venues where you can sit within 7 – 10 feet of the artists and truly experience an intimate setting, plus some wonderful music and singing.
As in the past, the concert featured 3 groups, with a mix of musicians and vocalists, some of whom (8 comments)
Rental Income .......... When Can It Be Used #1? - 02/26/12 07:30 PM
This is an important post to read if you are working with clients who have not sold their home and wish to turn it into rental property and want to include the income for getting approved to purchase a new home. This is often the case in the current market where people need to move but cannot sell their home OR wish to not sell it and lose a lot of money. Renting the home so they can move to a new one IS an option, but not without consequences. Knowing IF you can count the rental income as part of (1 comments)
In this age of inexpensive digital photography, one does have to wonder. We complain about it all the time but the reality remains that many agents either do not know how to take a decent photo, or they simply don’t care, perhaps because they don’t feel it makes a difference.
Perhaps with REOs and short sales, or price points where there (76 comments)
I was heading home this morning from an appointment and saw this car on the freeway that was a complete ad wrap.
I would have snapped a pic but, well, at 80 mph on the freeway by yourself, it ain’t cool.
Poop911 is a Tulsa based company that will clean all the crap - dog, that is - out of your yard.
You can even set up a regular service – sign (37 comments)
Sunset Watching in Carlsbad by the Sea - 02/23/12 08:22 AM
Sunset Watching in Carlsbad by the Sea Sunset watching in Carlsbad is a popular activity, especially when the weather is gorgeous, as it was yesterday, and the sky is relatively clear.
People line the Carlsbad boardwalk and the beach, stare from their homes or hotel rooms along the coast road, park along the bluff, or sit on the jetties, cameras in hand, to relax for a few moments as the sun makes its way below the horizon.
Best Places to Sunset Watch in Carlsbad California and Nearby
The Santa Ana winds brought the winter coastal temps well (11 comments)
Carlsbad home buyers have lots of options, depending on their budget and location interests.
Buyers looking for spacious 4 and 5 bedroom detached single family homes in the $900K to $1.2 million range might consider the Seaside Estates homes for sale.
Located in the 92011 area near Aviara (off Aviara Parkway and east of Hidden Valley) and the Park Hyatt Aviara Resort and Golf Course, Seaside Estates homes in Carlsbad offer buyers an established neighborhood on the hills less than (5 comments)
New Cinepolis Luxury Cinemas are Open in Carlsbad - 02/21/12 07:26 PM
New Cinépolis Luxury Cinemas are Open in Carlsbad The former UltraStar Movie Theater in Carlsbad at the Plaza Paseo Real Center (Vons Shopping Center) in La Costa has been replaced by the new CarlsbadCinépolis Luxury Cinemas, which opened about a week ago.
What has been popular for some time in LA, and other areas, has made its way south – the Carlsbad Cinépolis Luxury Cinemas offers reclining leather seating, waiter service, food and a full bar, following the opening of the same chain theater in trendy Del Mar to the south.
There are 6 theaters at the Carlsbad (12 comments)
Your Camera is Your BFF in Real Estate - 02/21/12 08:27 AM
Your Camera is Your BFF in Real Estate Your camera is a pretty important part of your real estate arsenal these days – true of many who are not agents, too.
Indeed, your camera just might be your BFF in real estate. For some it IS their business!
For sake of argument I’m including that camera that’s part of your Smartphone, but for some uses I think the digital camera is far better in terms of quality.
Yet, there are some who seem to have a fear of their camera, don’t like taking it anywhere in (74 comments)
Yes, it’s true, the Lofts at Moonlight Beach are available for purchase again.
The Lofts at Moonlight Beach were completed back in 2008/2009 and were marketed for sale, at pretty hefty prices I might add, despite being 3 blocks from the best beach in Encinitas – Moonlight Beach – and a short distance to the (8 comments)
There aren’t many opportunities to buy a new home in Leucadia, but the time is right now.
Encinitas – An Eclectic Seaside Community
Leucadia - Surfers' Beach Community in Encinitas CA
There are new homes for sale in Leucadia at the Leucadia Collection, a small enclave of only 13 uniquely-styled homes several blocks east of the Coast Highway, and thus near the beaches (Grandview, Stone Steps, Beacon’s). I took a tour yesterday now that homes are well (4 comments)
Yes, it is a leap day, the once-every-4-years calendar switcheroo where our shortest month gains a day.
But MORE importantly, it is a special art exhibit opening taking place at CATCH, a newish sushi restaurant on Carlsbad Village Drive featuring a wonderful mosaic glass surfboard collection by the well-known glass artist and co-owner of the Glass Ranch in Escondido, CHERRIE LA PORTE.
The La Costa area east of the famed La Costa Resort and Spa are a popular residential area, and for second homes and investment properties, too.
The La Costa neighborhood, particular the areas along the golf course, grew rapidly after the La Costa Resort was built in the late 60s, and remains, today, a desirable area due to the resort, nearby shopping and dining along El Camino Real and proximity to the beaches.
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 (3 comments)
February 14th we celebrate Valentine’s Day, a day associated with love, relationships, hearts, and chocolate. Hope your day with that special someone, or multiple someones, is wonderful. And the chocolate, too!
There are numerous songs about love - falling in love, falling out of love, a lost love – and the heart is at the center of it all. Who knows how many songs feature the heart in their titles?!
Here’s what happened in the Encinitas real estate market for January 2012 based on statistics from the MLS (private sales are not included nor are manufactured, mobile or multi-family homes). These data are deemed reliable but are not guaranteed due to how (3 comments)
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. (2 comments)
La Jolla Homes for Sale - What Happened in the La Jolla Real Estate Market in January 2012? - 02/12/12 10:34 PM
La Jolla Homes for Sale - What Happened in the La Jolla Real Estate Market in January 2012? 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 is often compared to the (1 comments)
I expect you do the same, even for clients in your area.
So often what sounds great to the buyers in the MLS turns out not to be quite what they want, because of location, views, interior configuration, or other issues. I don’t want to waste their time when they are in town for a house-hunting (72 comments)
Rancho Santa Fe Homes for Sale - What Happened in the Rancho Santa Fe Real Estate Market Report in January 2012? - 02/11/12 10:33 AM
What Happened in the Rancho Santa Fe Real Estate Market Report in January 2012? 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. (0 comments)
Cardiff Homes for Sale - What Happened in the Cardiff Real Estate Market in January 2012? - 02/10/12 08:07 PM
What Happened in the Cardiff Real Estate Market in January 2012? 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 (5 comments)
Carlsbad Arts – A Winter Visit to the Carlsbad Sculpture Garden 2012 - 02/10/12 04:31 PM
Carlsbad Arts – A Winter Visit to the Carlsbad Sculpture Garden 2012 The Carlsbad Sculpture Garden is a wonderful place to visit at any time of the year. I took a brief walk through the other day when dropping off some books at the library. The Sculpture Garden features a changing collection of large scale sculpture by local and regional artists in an intimate setting next to the Carlsbad's Cole Library near Carlsbad Village. The Carlsbad Sculpture Garden is a program funded by the Carlsbad Cultural Arts Office. An exhibit at the Carlsbad Sculpture Garden may feature one artist, as (6 comments)
Buyers seeking an oceanview home in Encinitas often need to pay a pretty penny. Add to that the convenience of walking to the train, and the downtown Encinitas shopping and dining area and you can end up with a tough search indeed, with little to choose from for under $1 million.
Haciendas de la Playa, a 1980s Mediterranean-style townhome community of 99 homes just east of downtown Encinitas offers both – walk to dining, shopping, Moonligh (1 comments)
Carlsbad Homes for Sale - What Happened in the Carlsbad Real Estate Market in January 2012? - 02/09/12 10:10 AM
Carlsbad Homes for Sale - What Happened in the Carlsbad Real Estate Market in January 2012? The Carlsbad real estate market continues to shift, and the statistics for January show a number of changes from last month. These data do not include private sales or manufactured/mobile/multi-family housing; the numbers are derived from the MLS and are believed to be accurate but are not guaranteed. READ MORE ABOUT CARLSBAD: Carlsbad Village by the Sea 101 Things to do In and Around Carlsbad Carlsbad California and Historic Route 101 - The Coast Highway (a VIDEO) Media reports speak in general terms, so (12 comments)
San Marcos Homes for Sale - What Happened in the San Marcos Real Estate Market in January 2012? - 02/08/12 06:54 PM
San Marcos Homes for Sale - What Happened in the San Marcos Real Estate Market in January 2012? 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.
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Lake San Marcos – Resort and Residential Community in San Marcos, (3 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 (0 comments)
Buying a Short Sale in 2012 – A Revisit to 2007 - 02/05/12 09:24 PM
Buying a Short Sale in 2012 – A Revisit to 2007 I wrote Buying a Short Sale in late January 2007 to share my thoughts with consumers and encourage participation in an on-line dialog. I was 5 months into blogging.
Little did I know how many comments (well more than 400) this would inspire, and the extent to which consumers would share their stories, good and bad, and ask for advice on short sales. I’ve never had a post with this amount of buyer and seller participation, which is pretty cool.
Carlsbad has garnered quite a reputation as an arts community and the Cannon Gallery, a City-owned gallery, is certainly a vital part of that tradition, with multiple shows and events related to those exhibits (e.g., family open studios, live performances) throughout the year.
The Cannon Art Gallery 2012 Invitational showcases a wide range of (1 comments)
What I Know About SEO is YEO I still remember when I first heard the acronym, YEO. It was early 2007. Things were buzzing about SEO, although not to the extent they are today. Now we see daily articles by the dozens about SEO techniques and their importance, receive multiple calls a week with guarantees to get us on the top of page 1 of Google, and get invites to classes and webinars specifically designed to optimize our sites and placement on the SERPs. SEO is far more complicated than it was 4 or 5 years ago. Oh, people knew (9 comments)
A main reason for talking about her here is that even though Linda is a new member, in contrast to so many who simply join, add a bit to their profile and then disappear, Linda has embraced AR wholeheartedly.
No doubt many of you have already had her commenting on your posts.
I was pretty impressed to see how she is participating, and in particular that she took on the 2012 BIG Jumpstart (9 comments)
The 1st Annual Cardiff Kook Run will be held on Sunday February 5, 2012.
The 5K and 10K run is named after none other than the infamous surfing statue in Cardiff on the Coast Highway, the Cardiff Kook (named the “Magic Carpet Ride” by the sculptor).
The Kook, as it is affectionately called has created quite a stir over the years for the numerous and varied costumes it adorns at holidays and for special events. There is a Cardiff Kook website where you can (6 comments)
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