southern california crs: Carlsbad 4-Bedroom Homes for Sale May 2017 Update - 05/24/17 06:49 AM
4-Bedroom Homes for Sale in Carlsbad as of May 2017
 
It’s common for buyers in Carlsbad to seek more space in a single family detached home. And for many buyers, a 4-bedroom house is ideal and meets the needs for extra space which can include:
 
Room for the Immediate Household
Additional Guest Space
1 or more Home Offices
Multigenerational Living
 
 
The supply of single family detached homes remains tight in Carlsbad, and has been for some time (read the April 2017 Carlsbad Real Estate Market Report for more details). Indeed, at this time based on the rate of sales this year we have 1.5 months of inventory … (4 comments)

southern california crs: Art and Wine in Napa - 05/24/16 12:39 PM
Art and Wine in the Napa Valley of California
 
As dedicated wine lovers a trip to Napa, and now several of them, presents incredible opportunities to enjoy a wide range of wonderful wines from some of the best known, and lesser known, California wineries.
 
 
A most pleasant discovery during these trips was the abundance of art that graces so many Napa wineries. As art lovers and collectors, having both wonderful wines and beautiful works of art to enjoy in the same place was a most pleasant combination.
 
 
I certainly can’t present a definitive traveler’s guide to wine and art in Napa – here are … (14 comments)

southern california crs: Buyer Tax Deductions - 02/07/16 10:56 AM
We all know the tax laws can get pretty complex, and many homeowners, especially new buyers, could be missing valuable tax deductions depending on their personal situation.
 
Thanks to Anita Clark here is a terrific summary of possible tax benefits for homeowners. Be sure you contact a tax professional to maximize your opportunities
Home Buyer Tax Breaks Tax season is here and many consumers are not completely aware of the home buyer tax deductions and breaks they may be entitled to. While we all need to pay our fair share of taxes, it is nice knowing we may get a refund  if … (6 comments)

southern california crs: 4th Annual 5K Paw Walk at San Diego Botanic Garden in Encinitas 2016 - 02/01/16 03:21 AM
4th Annual 5K Paw Walk in the San Diego Botanic Garden in Encinitas 2016
 
The San Diego Botanic Garden, along with the Rancho Coastal Human Society, is hosting their 4th Annual 5K Paw Walk in Encinitas.
 
This fun, and non-competitive, event will be at the Gardens on Saturday February 20, 2016 from 9 until 1 pm, rain or shine.  The Walk officially starts at 9:00 am.
 
Dogs and humans alike love the Paw Walk at the San Diego Botanic Garden, whose mission is to introduce, or re-introduce, area residents to the beauty and the wonderful resource at the San Diego Botanic Garden in … (14 comments)

southern california crs: Carlsbad 92010 Ranked in Top 10 Hottest Zip Codes in US Housing Market - 11/19/15 04:11 AM
Carlsbad 92010 Ranked one of 10 Hottest Zip Codes in the Housing Market
 
This is not brand new news, but important nonetheless. I meant to post about it some weeks ago to share the news about our community by the sea.
 
Realtor.com ranked the 92010 area of Carlsbad, one of the 4 zips, in the top 10 hottest zip codes in the US, based on inventory, rate of sales, prices and affordability, among other factors – you can read the full article here.
 
The 92010 Carlsbad area includes the large Calavera Hills community, with a number of neighborhoods and a broad mix of … (14 comments)

southern california crs: What’s My Del Mar Home Worth? Real Estate Market in October 2015 - 11/18/15 12:11 AM
What’s My Del Mar Home Worth?
What Happened in the Del Mar Real Estate Market in October 2015?
 
Del Mar is a small coastal town in North San Diego County and one of the Del Mar real estate market most expensive communities in the county. Indeed, the currently has the most expensive home for sale in San Diego County ($49M – on the market for 7+ years with several price changes), and still holds the record for the most expensive property sold (at about $48,000,000). 
 
Up to date information on the local Del Mar housing market is essential for buyers and sellers to … (12 comments)

southern california crs: What’s My Carlsbad Home Worth? Carlsbad Home Sales for October 2015 - 11/04/15 06:43 AM
What’s My Carlsbad Home Worth?
Carlsbad Home Sales for October 2015
 
The Carlsbad real estate market continues to change, and the statistics for October show several shifts 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 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 benefits you as a buyer or seller so you can make informed purchase and sale decisions about … (6 comments)

southern california crs: What Inspections Should I Have When Purchasing a Home in Carlsbad? - 10/30/15 09:40 AM
What Inspections Should I Have When Purchasing a Home in Carlsbad?
 
The due diligence phase of the home purchase process, or what is often referred to as the contingency period, is a critical one. An essential component, indeed a mandatory one in my opinion, is a home inspection by a qualified home inspector. This is true for new construction as well. While certain matters should be disclosed to you by the sellers, not all issues may be or perhaps are not known to the owners. In either case, reasonable care should be taken to thoroughly evaluate all aspects of the property.
 
 
In addition … (16 comments)

southern california crs: Art San Diego 2015 is November 5 – 8 in Balboa Park, San Diego - 10/30/15 01:33 AM
Art San Diego 2015 is November 5 – 8
in Balboa Park, San Diego
 
The premiere contemporary art show, Art San Diego, will be held November 5th through the 8th in famed Balboa Park at the Activity Center.
 
In its 7th year, Art San Diego is a collection of established and emerging artists and fine art galleries (e.g., Sergott Contemporary Art Alliance in Rancho Santa Fe, and Alexander Salazar Fine Art in San Diego),  around Southern California, including from the growing San Diego art scene, as well as elsewhere in the US and internationally.
 
Paintings, glass, sculpture, and photography are just some of … (4 comments)

southern california crs: What’s my Escondido Home Worth? Real Estate Market in September 2015 - 10/27/15 11:33 AM
What’s my Escondido Home Worth?
Escondido Real Estate Market in September 2015
 
Escondido is an inland community, about 17 miles from the coast just east of San Marcos. Like its neighbors, San Marcos, Vista and Oceanside, Escondido’s real estate market has shifted in the last couple of years in a much more positive direction following the downturn.
 
As a buyer or seller in the housing market in Escondido, understanding recent trends and current market conditions is essential so you can make informed decisions about buying and selling Escondido homes; media reports focus on general market conditions and do not provide an accurate picture … (8 comments)

southern california crs: Carlsbad Village Faire 2015 is This Sunday November 1st in Carlsbad - 10/27/15 12:56 AM
Carlsbad Village Faire 2015 is this Sunday
November 1st in Carlsbad
 
It’s time again for one of arts and crafts lovers’ favorite events, the Carlsbad Village Faire. The 41st anniversary will be celebrated this Sunday November 1st.
 
2015 Carlsbad Village Faire takes place, as always, in downtown Carlsbad Village on the north side of Carlsbad Village Drive along State Street and Grand Avenue, and on adjacent streets.
 
The Carlsbad Village Faire is held twice a year in Spring and Fall, and is reportedly the largest one-day outdoor fair in the country – an impressive statistic for our little seaside town. Carlsbad weather is pretty pleasant … (8 comments)

southern california crs: What’s My Del Mar Home Worth? Real Estate Market in Sept. 2015 - 10/23/15 02:38 AM
What’s My Del Mar Home Worth?
What Happened in the Del Mar Real Estate Market in September 2015?
 
Del Mar is a small coastal town in North San Diego County and one of the most expensive communities in the county. Indeed, the Del Mar real estate market currently has the most expensive home for sale in San Diego County ($49M – on the market for 7+ years with several price changes), and still holds the record for the most expensive property sold (at about $48,000,000). 
 
Up to date information on the local Del Mar housing market is essential for buyers and sellers to … (3 comments)

southern california crs: Quarry Creek Community in Carlsbad – Updates & Name Change - Oct. 2015 - 10/20/15 01:02 AM
Quarry Creek Community in Carlsbad – Updates and Name Change
 
Things are progressing with the development of the Quarry Creek neighborhood in northeast Carlsbad just south of the 78 freeway and to the west of College Boulevard.
 
There has been a lot of interest in this community from Carlsbad home buyers. But if you are interested in a home now, rather than waiting for Quarry Creek, you can search for all Carlsbad homes for sale by clicking the photo to the right.
 
You can also search for ALL San Diego County homes at SoCal Home Hunter.
 
As you can see from the photos they have … (4 comments)

southern california crs: What’s my Solana Beach Home Worth? Real Estate Market September 2015 - 10/18/15 09:43 AM
What’s my Solana Beach Home Worth?
What Happened in the Solana Beach Real Estate Market in September 2015?
 
Solana Beach is an affluent coastal town south of Encinitas and Cardiff, and one of the more expensive coastal communities in North San Diego County.
 
As a buyer or seller in the Solana Beach real estate market, understanding recent trends and current market conditions is essential so you can make informed decisions about Solana Beach Homes for Sale; media reports focus on general market statistics and do not provide you with an accurate picture of the local Solana Beach housing market.
 
READ MORE about the … (2 comments)

southern california crs: What’s my San Marcos Home Worth? Real Estate Market for September 2015 - 10/17/15 07:25 AM
What’s my San Marcos Home Worth?
San Marcos Homes Real Estate Market Report for September 2015
 
The San Marcos real estate market continues to shift. These data do not include private sales or manufactured housing; the numbers are derived from the MLS and are believed to be accurate at the time this report was published, but are not guaranteed.
 
Media reports speak in general terms, so their information does not represent the reality of our local San Marcos housing market. Having details about local market conditions benefits you as the buyer or seller so you can make informed decisions about buying and selling … (0 comments)

southern california crs: When They Know You and Trust You, They Come Back to You - 10/13/15 11:50 PM
When They Know You and Trust You, They Come Back to You
 
It was a Facebook message that once again confirmed what we all know about past clients, that when they like you and trust you, they come back to you.
 
Of course they have to remember you, but if that first transaction was a winner (even if there were some problems along the way), and you stay in touch somehow, they will no doubt remember and they will come back. And probably refer you along the way.
 
In this case 6 years after helping a buyer purchase an REO the decision has been … (43 comments)

southern california crs: What’s My Carlsbad Home Worth? Carlsbad Home Sales for September 2015 - 10/02/15 02:00 PM
What’s My Carlsbad Home Worth?
Carlsbad Home Sales for September 2015
 
The Carlsbad real estate market continues to change, and the statistics for September show several shifts 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 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 benefits you as a buyer or seller so you can make informed purchase and sale decisions about … (8 comments)

southern california crs: What’s my Escondido Home Worth? Escondido Real Estate in August 2015 - 09/24/15 05:29 AM
What’s my Escondido Home Worth?
Escondido Real Estate Market in August 2015
 
Escondido is an inland community, about 17 miles from the coast just east of San Marcos. Like its neighbors, San Marcos, Vista and Oceanside, Escondido’s real estate market has shifted in the last couple of years in a much more positive direction following the downturn.
 
As a buyer or seller in the housing market in Escondido, understanding recent trends and current market conditions is essential so you can make informed decisions about buying and selling Escondido homes; media reports focus on general market conditions and do not provide an accurate picture … (2 comments)

southern california crs: What’s my Solana Beach Home Worth? Real Estate Market in August 2015 - 09/22/15 12:17 AM
What’s my Solana Beach Home Worth?
What Happened in the Solana Beach Real Estate Market in August 2015?
 
Solana Beach is an affluent coastal town south of Encinitas and Cardiff, and one of the more expensive coastal communities in North San Diego County.
 
As a buyer or seller in the Solana Beach real estate market, understanding recent trends and current market conditions is essential so you can make informed decisions about Solana Beach Homes for Sale; media reports focus on general market statistics and do not provide you with an accurate picture of the local Solana Beach housing market.
 
READ MORE about the Solana … (1 comments)

southern california crs: What’s My Del Mar Home Worth? Del Mar Real Estate Market August 2015 - 09/15/15 09:32 AM
What’s My Del Mar Home Worth?
What Happened in the Del Mar Real Estate Market in August 2015?
 
Del Mar is a small coastal town in North San Diego County and one of the most expensive communities in the county. Indeed, the Del Mar real estate market currently has the most expensive home for sale in San Diego County ($49M – on the market for 7+ years with several price changes), and still holds the record for the most expensive property sold (at about $48,000,000). 
Up to date information on the local Del Mar housing market is essential for buyers and sellers to … (4 comments)

 
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