jeff dowler crs: SOLD 39798 Oak Cliff Drive in Temecula CA - 04/09/18 08:32 PM
SOLD 39798 Oak Cliff Drive in Temecula CA
 
This 3 bedroom 2.5 bath home at 39798 Oak Cliff Drive in Temecula offered a great opportunity to enjoy the Temecula lifestyle close to abundant shopping, dining, and services along Winchester Road, and near major commuting routes, with Winchester Creek Park and Harveston Lake very close by.
 

 
The special bonus of this home was the easy access to dozens of vineyards in Temecula Valley Wine Country plus all there is to do in Old Town Temecula.
 
We just got word this afternoon that recording is confirmed and I was able to tell my seller … (24 comments)

jeff dowler crs: Throwback Thursday: Wall Ornament in Oakland - 03/08/18 06:30 PM
Throwback Thursday: Wall Ornament in Oakland
 
 
We were at the end of a 5 day trip to wine country (Napa and Sonoma) back in 2010, and on the way back to Carlsbad took another day to visit our daughter and  her husband who had just relocated from LA to Oakland for their new jobs.
 
Their apartment was just a block from Piedmont Avenue, a very cool residential and commercial area of Oakland, and we had a great time exploring shops and restaurants along the street while we were there. With camera in hand, I also had fun taking photos of various architectural features, … (17 comments)

jeff dowler crs: What’s My Carlsbad Home Worth? Carlsbad Home Sales for February 2018 - 03/04/18 12:18 PM
What’s the Value of My Carlsbad Home?
Carlsbad Market Report for February 2018
 
The Carlsbad real estate market continues to change, with several shifts from last month and from 1 year ago. These data do not include private sales or manufactured, mobile, or multi-family housing; the numbers are derived from the MLS and are believed to be accurate at the time they are reported but are not guaranteed.
 
Media reports speak in general terms, and not about the local Carlsbad housing market. Current data, and knowledge, about the local market conditions benefit you so you can make informed purchase and sale decisions about … (7 comments)

jeff dowler crs: What’s My Cardiff-by-the-Sea Home Worth? Market Report February 2018 - 03/03/18 02:33 PM
What’s the Value of My Cardiff-by-the-Sea Home?
Cardiff Home Sales for February 2018
 
Buyers and sellers in the Cardiff real estate market need accurate and up to date information about local and current market conditions in order to make informed decisions about Cardiff homes for sale.
 
 
 
 
Read More About Cardiff-by-the-Sea:
Cardiff by the Sea – Quintessential Beach Community 
A Visual Tour of Cardiff-by-the-Sea
Like to Walk? Live in the Walking District in Cardiff CA
Want to Live in a Musical Community? Try the Composer District in Cardiff, CA
 
Here is a summary of the Cardiff real estate market for February 2018 based on information provided by the MLS … (3 comments)

jeff dowler crs: What’s My Rancho Santa Fe Home Worth? Market Report for February 2018 - 03/03/18 07:47 AM
What’s the Value of My Rancho Santa Fe Home?
Rancho Santa Fe Home Sales for February 2018
 
Buyers and sellers in the Rancho Santa Fe real estate market need up to date information about the current market conditions to be able to make informed decisions about Rancho Santa Fe homes for sale.
 
The Rancho Santa Fe housing market is the most expensive community, on average, in San Diego County, with large estates, gated communities, and luxury and equestrian properties on expansive lots. Indeed, 2 of the more expensive listings in San Diego County, at $28,000,000 and a range of $33,963,000 - $39,963,000, are in … (5 comments)

jeff dowler crs: An Absentee Seller, Breakfast Sandwiches, and an Out-of-Tune Piano - 02/28/18 11:43 AM
An Absentee Seller, Breakfast Sandwiches, and a Piano
 
One of my first transactions with RE/MAX when I moved to Carlsbad several months after getting licensed, was a listing I shared with my broker of a house in Cardiff – I was the official listing agent. It was a great experience overall as a way to start learning the paperwork and process, vastly different from how we did things in Massachusetts.
 
From the beginning it was clear the seller trusted us to do what needed to be done to prepare the home for sale and hopefully sell it quickly, following only a phone … (22 comments)

jeff dowler crs: I Loved, Loved, Loved This Transaction - 02/27/18 04:27 PM
I Loved, Loved, Loved This Transaction
 
For her February challenge Lisa Von Domek  encouraged us to write about 1, 2 or 3 transactions that we really loved, and to share our reasons, and learnings. There have been so many it’s hard to choose. This transaction stood out for several reasons.
 
We were on our flight to Kauai for an 8-day vacation, and upon landing I had a voice mail from an agent wanting to refer a buyer couple to me. They are interested in buying a beach home, and had a pretty good idea of what they wanted and needed, including an ocean view. … (10 comments)

jeff dowler crs: Update on Homes for Sale at Robertson Ranch in Carlsbad February 2018 - 02/26/18 02:50 PM
Homes for Sale at Robertson Ranch in Carlsbad
February 2018 Update
 
The new construction homes in the planned community of Robertson Ranch in Carlsbad have been selling well since 2016, and construction continues, although the availability of homes is quite limited as they near completion.
 

 
There are a total of 308 homes in the community, plus 2 apartment complexes (1 affordable housing, the other 55+) currently under construction. The community includes a beautiful resident’s recreation center with pool and other amenities. There is also a commercial facility to be built but the retailer has not yet been announced. But there rumors!
 
As a … (3 comments)

jeff dowler crs: Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch Open March 1, 2018 - 02/25/18 03:46 PM
The Carlsbad Flower Fields Will Open March 1, 2018
 
 
Our well-known, and popular, Flower Fields in Carlsbad will be opening to the public on March 1, less than a week away.
 
The Carlsbad Flower Fields are spectacular, as this photo and video show, but it takes a while to reach their peak (typically mid-March to mid-April depending on the seasonal conditions) so don’t expect this beauty on day 1, but it’s fun to anticipate what lies ahead. (video is from 2015.)
 
 
The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch are a very popular tourist attraction and have been for over 60 years. For those who … (26 comments)

jeff dowler crs: Marketing Winners, Losers and the Future Challenge is Almost Over - 02/25/18 08:14 AM
Marketing Winners, Losers & the Future Challenge 
Will We Hear from You?
 
The marketing challenge for February will come to an end on Wednesday the 28th…remember it’s a shorter month…but there is still plenty of time to get your entry in for all of us to enjoy.
 
Just a friendly reminder that the deadline is the 28th at midnight ActiveRain (Pacific Standard) time.
 
We have lots of great posts about the marketing strategies that did not work well for one reason or another, but more importantly about many successes that people have had.
 
And there are some different perspectives on what success, or … (9 comments)

jeff dowler crs: 4-Bedroom Homes for Sale in Carlsbad - A February 2018 Update - 02/24/18 06:07 PM
4-Bedroom Homes for Sale in Carlsbad February 2018 Update
 
Many home buyers in Carlsbad desire more space in a single family home. For some, a 4-bedroom house is ideal and meets their needs for extra space including:
 
Multigenerational Living
1 or more Home Offices
Room for the Current or Expanding Household
Additional Guest Space
 
Our supply of single family detached homes continues to be limited in Carlsbad, in particular during the holiday season, and has been for some time (read the January 2018 Carlsbad Real Estate Market Report for more details). Indeed, at this time based on the rate of sales in the last 6 months … (6 comments)

jeff dowler crs: The Day Ended Beautifully but the Start Was Not So Great! - 02/23/18 12:32 PM
Starting the Day Delivering Bad News is Not Fun!
 
I had a really busy day yesterday in real estate, along with work being done by our plumber, and a number of projects being tackled by our handyman Alan Kier (who leads a double life as the Bubble Man – check out the CBS/KFMB Channel 8 lifestyle segment from the other evening - it's very cool!) most of the day. The photo to the right is a bubble Alan made in Carlsbad when we were visiting with him a couple years ago.
 
I took a break and hit Carlsbad Village late in the day … (15 comments)

jeff dowler crs: It's TOO LATE for this Single Family Home in Temecula CA - 02/22/18 09:26 PM
This Detached Single Family Home in Temecula CA
is Now PENDING
 
This 3 bedroom 2.5 bath home at 39798 Oak Cliff Drive in Temecula was a great opportunity to enjoy the Temecula lifestyle close to abundant shopping, dining, and services along Winchester Road, and near major commuting routes. Chaparral High School and Ysabel Barnett Elementary School are close by, as are beautiful Winchester Creek Park and Harveston Lake.
 
The special bonus of the property is easy access to dozens of vineyards in the Temecula Valley Wine Country plus all there is to do in Old Town Temecula jsut a few miles away. … (6 comments)

jeff dowler crs: San Diego Spring Home & Garden Show 2018 in Del Mar California - 02/22/18 12:19 PM
2018 San Diego Spring Home & Garden Show
in Del Mar California
 
The 33rd Annual San Diego Spring Home/Garden Show is coming soon to the Del Mar Fairgrounds.
 
The San Diego Spring Home/Garden Show, supposedly one of the largest shows of its kind in California, will be held in less than 2 weeks, from Friday March 2 through Sunday March 4. This very popular show is certainly something to get excited about if you have any interest in sprucing up your house or garden, or perhaps just enjoy this sort of event.
 
The San Diego Spring Home/Garden Show offers hundreds of products, home … (2 comments)

jeff dowler crs: Are You Watching the Housing Market Like a Hawk? - 02/21/18 02:41 PM
Are You Watching the Housing Market Like a Hawk?
 
If you are a home buyer in Carlsbad and other North San Diego County communities (and other housing markets around the country), you no doubt realize inventory is very tight in many price points, and the market favors sellers.
 
Are you watching the market like a hawk?
The Red Tailed hawks I see in our area are ever-vigilant for that next meal…are you that watchful?
 
I sure hope so, given how quickly some homes can go pending.
 
Searching for, and buying, a home is pretty much a full time job, and in our market something you … (7 comments)

jeff dowler crs: Single Family Home for Sale in Temecula CA - New Listing - 02/17/18 03:14 PM
Temecula Single Family Home for Sale Near Wine Country
 
Presenting 39798 Oak Cliff Drive in Temecula!
 
 
Here is your opportunity to enjoy the Temecula lifestyle in a great Riverside County location, and close to plenty of shopping, abundant dining, and services along Winchester Road. Chaparral High School and Ysabel Barnett Elementary School are close by, as are beautiful Winchester Creek Park and Harveston Lake.
 
And you will love the convenience of several major commuting routes (the 15, 215 and the 10 freeways and route 79) nearby.
 
 
The special bonus is easy access to dozens of vineyards in Temecula Valley Wine Country – with several … (11 comments)

jeff dowler crs: What’s my Escondido Home Worth? Escondido Home Sales in January 2018 - 02/16/18 05:58 PM
What’s the Value of my Escondido Home?
Escondido Real Estate Market in January 2018
 
Escondido is an inland community, about 17 miles from the beaches and just east of San Marcos.
 
It’s important for buyers and sellers in the Escondido housing market to understand recent trends and current local market conditions in order to make informed decisions about buying and selling Escondido homes.
 
READ MORE:
A Tour of Escondido – A Diverse Inland San Diego Community
 
The following data are taken from the San Diego MLS (private sales are not included in these statistics, nor are multifamily properties, or mobile and manufactured homes). The data are … (1 comments)

jeff dowler crs: Harvard Square Condo Conversion & Multiple Sales – A Favorite Client - 02/16/18 08:03 AM
A Harvard Square Condo Conversion Led to Multiple Sales A Favorite Client in the Early Years
         
I’ve written before about my successes with floor time when I first started in the business – here’s another.
 
I started with RE/MAX Destiny in the Harvard Square area of Cambridge (photo is of Harvard Yard), across the river from Boston, when I was first licensed.
 
There was terrific walk-in traffic in this store-front style brokerage, and I took on floor time almost immediately. It paid off in spades!!
 
In 2004, about a year and a half after getting licensed, a gentleman walked in and being on … (9 comments)

jeff dowler crs: What’s My Rancho Santa Fe Home Worth? Homes Sales for January 2018 - 02/14/18 12:15 PM
What’s the Value of My Rancho Santa Fe Home?
Rancho Santa Fe Real Estate Market Report January 2018
 
As a buyer or seller in the Rancho Santa Fe real estate market, having information about current local market conditions will enable you to make an informed decision regarding what to do with regard to Rancho Santa Fe homes for sale.
 
The Rancho Santa Fe housing market is very localized, and the most expensive community, on average, in San Diego County, with large estates, gated communities, and luxury and equestrian properties on expansive lots. Indeed, 2 of the more expensive listings in San Diego County, at … (0 comments)

jeff dowler crs: What's My La Jolla Home Worth? La Jolla Home Sales January 2018 - 02/13/18 09:40 AM
What's the Value of My La Jolla Home?
La Jolla Real Estate Market for January 2018
 
The La Jolla real estate market is one of the most expensive in San Diego County. A virtual visit to La Jolla (see links below), or in real life, will quickly give you a good sense of why this is so.
 
Having current, local information about La Jolla homes for sale is essential so you can make informed decisions about buying or selling a home in La Jolla.
 
La Jolla, “(La Hoya in Spanish = The Jewel),” is an extraordinarily beautiful coastal community with many properties offering … (2 comments)

 
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