seniors: Help My Carlsbad Home Sold Too Quickly - 10/06/13 09:25 AM
Help My Carlsbad Home Sold Too Quickly
One would think this would not be a complaint. Usually, when asked, sellers want to sell as soon as possible.
In this market it is not unthinkable that a home can sell within a matter of days, and with closing 30 days later (or less if cash).
Sellers that are prepared for a quick sale and close won’t bemoan the fact that their home sold quickly.
But that means being prepared with contingency plans. Here are some options for sellers:
A temporary place to stay with family
A … (7 comments)

seniors: Homes in Ocean Hills Country Club in Oceanside | 4686 Cordoba Way in Oceanside California - 07/10/10 04:55 AM
Homes in Ocean Hills Country Club in Oceanside - Single Story Home at 4686 Cordoba Way, Oceanside  
This gem in the Oceanside 55+ real estate market is a beautifully maintained single story twin-home (the popular St. Tropez model) 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
This Mediterranean style home is within walking distance of a fabulous 27,000 SF Clubhouse with numerous social clubs and recreational activities. Enjoy the Olympic size swimming pool … (10 comments)

seniors: Encinitas Homes for Sale – High Country Villas, 55+ Community in Encinitas CA 92024 - 03/13/10 12:11 PM
Encinitas Homes for Sale - High Country Villas, 55+ Community in Encinitas CA 

Seniors in the Encinitas real estate market have several options, perhaps most notably the homes at High Country Villas, a 55+ (age-restricted) community in Encinitas CA. 
READ MORE: Encinitas - An Eclectic Seaside Community 
Encinitas Dining and Shopping Extravaganza
Many of the senior communities in North San Diego County offer manufactured and mobile housing, and for those senior buyers looking for stick-built homes, the options are far fewer. High Country Villas in Encinitas are one popular option, and with the adjacent golf course (including pool, club house, … (5 comments)

seniors: A Video Tour Through the Lake San Marcos Community in San Marcos California 92078 - 01/15/10 11:54 AM
Lake San Marcos is a resort residential community in the southwest corner of San Marcos, close to the Carlsbad line. Lake San Marcos has a long reputation as a retirement community and while the demographics have shifted in recent years, the community still draws a large percentage of folks who are retired.
The Lake San Marcos community, while not exclusively 55+, has several areas that are limited to those 55 and older - both condominiums (some are at The Chateau, which is an assisted living community that includes dining and housekeeping as some of the services covered through the monthly … (7 comments)

seniors: Services For Seniors and Their Families by Professional Care Alliance in San Diego CA - 12/10/09 12:30 PM
Professional Care Alliance, located in North San Diego County, San Diego, California, was established earlier in 2009 as a consortium of professional small business owners who provide a range of services for seniors and their families, as well as others in need of health related services.

Crises and difficult life transitions often result in family members, especially seniors, needing assistance to meet a wide range of needs, from in-home care to financial matters, from handyman services to mobility issues, and much more.
Professional Care Alliance meets the needs of seniors, family members, and caregivers through an alliance of professionals in the … (8 comments)

seniors: Senior Move Masters - An Innovative Business in San Diego - 09/29/09 03:27 AM
I was at the Because I Care Community Fair on Saturday in San Marcos as one of the representatives for the consortium I belong to - Professional Care Alliance. I met a number of interesting businesses while I was there, in addition to sharing information about what our consortium does.
One business, in particular, stood out - Senior Move Masters. 
Senior Move Masters, an innovative business in San Diego, was of particular interest given my new listing in Ocean Hills Country Club in Oceanside, a 55+ community. Here's why. 
Senior Move Masters provides a range of useful services to assist seniors … (13 comments)

seniors: "Because I Care Community Fair" in San Marcos - Saturday September 26 - 09/22/09 03:18 AM
The "Because I Care Community Fair" will be held this Saturday at the San Marcos Senior Center at 111 Richmar Avenue in San Marcos California from 9 am until 1 pm.
The focus of this community fair is providing a wide range of resources focused on the seniors population, with an opportunity for family members to earn more about the services and products available to them and their loved ones.  There will be educational workshops on a range of topics and the chance to learn more about hospice, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, legal issues, bone health and a host of other important topics … (6 comments)

seniors: 4686 Cordoba Way, Oceanside California 92056 (HOME HAS SOLD - 2012) - 09/15/09 04:52 PM
For seniors in the Oceanside real estate market, or in North San Diego County in general, 4686 Cordoba Way in the Ocean Hills Country Club is worthy of your serious consideration. 

Ocean Hills Country Club is a 350 acre, gate guarded community with a private golf course less than 4 miles from the ocean in Oceanside California. This renowned 55+ community offers an outstanding lifestyle for active seniors in an area known for fabulous year-round weather and for being a popular retirement area of the country. 
READ MORE: Oceanside Real Estate - Ocean Hills Country Club in Oceanside California
1632 … (6 comments)

seniors: Chill Out in a Cool Zone in Carlsbad California - 08/06/09 04:38 AM
If the temps get a bit toasty for you, you can chill out in a cool zone in Carlsbad California. 
Carlsbad has done it again by providing services that meet the needs of its residents, in particular those who have health problems that may be aggravated by heat. 

Now, granted our heat in Carlsbad does not approach the stifling temps you get in the California desert (well above 100) or in Arizona (it was 110 when I was in Scottsdale last week). But we can get temperatures in the low 90s during the hottest periods which can occur in September … (6 comments)

seniors: Services for Seniors in San Diego, California - Professional Care Alliance in North County San Diego - 07/24/09 08:48 AM
Folks needing services for seniors in the San Diego California area may be interested in the newly formed Professional Care Alliance. 
The Professional Care Alliance was formed in the last several months and is a group of professionals who are engaged in senior and other health-related services in the North San Diego County rea (including Carlsbad, San Marcos, Oceanside, Vista, Escondido, Encinitas and other nearby towns). 

The goal of the Professional Care Alliance is to provide services for seniors and others who need assistance following a crisis, during and following a difficult life transition, or simply as the result of … (5 comments)

seniors: Senior+First Time Seller+Relocation=Challenge and Opportunity - 07/13/09 09:41 AM
I am meeting with a new potential client today and really looking forward to the opportunity and the challenge.
Here's the 411: 
Lived in the home 50 years (original owner) Never sold a home before (first time seller) Moving from the Left Coast to the Right Coast to be near family Senior (no age discussion here but you can make assumptions from the data)  This is not your typical market proposal, nor am I approaching this like I would with a more typical seller.

I WILL be prepared with all the data (number of homes on market, competition, what's … (16 comments)

seniors: 1286 Discovery Street, #88 in San Marcos, California - 05/31/09 12:11 PM
Rare Opportunity in 55+ Community near Lake San MarcosLocation: Lake San MarcosHere is your chance to acquire a well-maintained 2 bedroom 2 bath (1 in master) double-wide home in the 55+ Seniors Community of Valle Verde near Lake San Marcos. This 1440 SF home offers a large enclosed 3-season porch (approximately 200 SF with access from the living room, master bedroom and the side rear of the home), a large living and dining room (with built-in storage), laundry room (washer and dryer included), full kitchen, family room and large wetbar. Both bedrooms offer plenty of storage plus you have two exterior … (5 comments)

seniors: Where's That Handyman When You Need 'Em?: Senior's Choice Handyman Services - 05/11/09 02:18 AM
Don't we all have those small fix-it chores that need to be done but just don't have the time, or perhaps the skills, to take care of them? 
More importantly - what about seniors, who may physically be unable to keep up with the basic maintenance issues of homeownership or have safety concerns, but who wish to remain in their homes? 
Then there are those senior home owners who want to sell their homes and need to get minor repairs taken care of to maximize the showing appeal. 
There is a terrific solution in the North San Diego County area
SENIOR'S … (7 comments)

seniors: San Marcos Senior Center: Activities and Services Galore - 04/20/09 05:35 PM
San Marcos, like other North San Diego County communities (Carlsbad, Oceanside, Vista) has a fair number of 55+ communities and a substantial number of seniors (about 12% according to the 2000 census). And, as one of the services in San Marcos to assist this population, there is the San Marcos Senior center.
The San Marcos Senior Center is just off Twin Oaks Road and north of the 78 at 111 W. Richmar Avenue. There is also a Senior Center at Grandon Village on the Westside (Grandon Village offers apartment homes for seniors 55+).
The San Marcos Senior Center offers an impressive … (2 comments)

seniors: Carlsbad Real Estate – Senior’s Housing (55+ Communities) Market Report April 2009 - 04/08/09 03:32 PM
North County San Diego has a strong appeal for seniors as place to retire, given its weather, amenities (shopping, dining, tourist attractions, beaches) and reputation as a destination retirement area. I've had several calls and emails in the last week from senior buyers in other parts of the country who are planning, or considering, moving to Carlsbad or nearby communities. 
With great interest rates, a healthy inventory, and prices that are lower than they have been for several years, buying a home in a seniors' community can make a lot of sense for some buyers, provided they have decided that is … (5 comments)

seniors: Carlsbad Real Estate - New Seniors Housing Community at Bressi Ranch in Carlsbad - 02/04/09 02:19 PM

It looks like an empty field now, or more precisely IS an empty field, but this site will soon be a new seniors housing community in Carlsbad. 
The Bressi Ranch master planned community continues to grow and change, most recently with the construction of the Bressi Village Shopping Center, with Trader Joe's set to open in the next couple of weeks, and other retailers including Stater's Bros. to follow.
A new Boys and Girls Club is being built at Bressi Ranch, and along with a large day care center and the Tri-City Wellness and Medical Center nearby the services for … (4 comments)

seniors: New Oceanside Location for Reliant Senior Care - 09/05/08 07:39 AM
Reliant Senior Care is now located on coastal route 101, just north of the Vista Road exit of the 5 (i.e., the west end of the 78). I just attended the Ribbon Cutting yesterday evening with the Oceanside Chamber of Commerce ambassadors.
Friend Sherry Courtney-Lawrence is the Founder and President of this growing senior care services company that provides bonded and insured private-duty caregivers to seniors throughout North County San Diego. Services vary and you can arrange for care for 4 to 24 hours, and overnight and live-in care is available.
The situations where seniors might need care vary tremendously - … (11 comments)

seniors: Encinitas Community and Senior Center - 08/17/08 12:08 PM
The Encinitas Community and Senior Center is located at 1140 Oakcrest Park Drive and provides a wide of services and activities for children, adults and seniors of all ages.
Read more about the Center here.
The community center is a facility of 39,000 SF with a banquet hall, kitchen, meeting and conference rooms and much more. Rooms can be rented for various community activities. Here's a Recreation Guide. Outreach and Community Information Offices are located here as well.
The seniors center, which is part of the community center, provides a broad range of activities during … (2 comments)

seniors: Carlsbad Seniors Center - The Center of Activity in Carlsbad Village - 04/24/08 03:01 PM
Carlsbad has a long and positive reputation as a retirement community, as a result of the weather, amenities, golf and other outdoor activities, and its beaches.
Carlsbad also has a number of 55+ communities as well as seniors apartments that cater to the burgeoning seniors populations. A center of activity in Carlsbad Village is the Carlsbad Seniors Center.
Located at 799 Pine Avenue just a few blocks from the heart of the village, the Seniors center provides a multitude of activities for seniors. There is ample parking for those who drive, but the center also provides transportation for … (0 comments)

seniors: Carlsbad - Senior Housing and Senior Services - 11/28/07 11:41 AM

One of the things that makes a community appealing, and viable as a place to live, work and grow old, is the attention paid to the housing and services provided in that community for a broad range of residents.
Towns like Carlsbad are attractive to the residents because they provide a range of housing types (e.g., for rent or purchase) and community services that address the needs of the changing population.
Carlsbad, with its Smart Growth plan, is also planning for the future growth of the community and addressing not only housing issues (affordability, senior, rentals) but traffic, the … (14 comments)

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