Taking care of the Solana Beach and surrounding areas! Specializing in Foreclosures, REO, Short Sale, 1031 Exchange, and Beachfront Prop.. I love referrals! Check out the new www.beachandsunhomes.com
Get to know Travis Chatwin
Welcome to BEACH AND SUN HOMES in beautiful San Diego...
San Diego is one of the best places to live in the world. It has beautiful weather year-round and is great for many different lifestyles. When considering purchasing San Diego real estate you can choose from many unique communities throughout San Diego County.
As a buyer or a seller, you want your real estate transactions to go smoothly. That means finding the exact home you're looking for, or selling your home promptly and for the best price. It means not having to worry, even if you're new to the real estate arena, or if you're moving thousands of miles away.
You need an experienced professional. I will put my knowledge and experience to work to help you make your move pleasant one. Make your choice wisely. The agent you choose will help you make many important decisions. No one will work harder or more professionally.
My philosophy:I believe the role as your Realtor is to guide you through the buying or selling process, taking the time to make sure you understand every step of the transaction.
Comprehensive knowledge of the area:Being a resident of the area, I know the local communities very well and I have extensive real estate experience. This in-depth knowledge of the area and the real estate market can help you make the most informed decisions.
Committed to ongoing training:A wide variety of continuing training helps us deliver high quality services to our customers and clients.
Dedicated to your needs:Because real estate transactions don't stick to regular business hours, I am available seven days a week, often coming in early and staying late as necessary to get the job done.
San Diego Area Information
North County Coastal offers homes and condos near or on the beach in the following cities or neighborhoods: Del Mar for the beach and horse enthusiast, Carmel Valley, Rancho Santa Fe if you are interested in being by a golf courses and country clubs, Solana Beach by Del Mar, and up the coast you have Cardiff-By-The-Sea, Encinitas, Carlsbad and Oceanside. Leucadia, La Costa and San Elijo Hills are nice places to call home as well.
San Diego Coastal is in the heart of San Diego itself. It has several beach communities to choose from. La Jolla is known for its beautiful beaches, shopping and upscale beach homes. Pacific Beach, Mission Beach, Point Loma and Ocean Beach are more your typical California beach towns.
Downtown San Diego is a great place to live if you are interested in living the metro lifestyle. You can walk to many great places to dine and shop. Little Italy, Cortez, Horton Plaza, Gaslamp, Marina District and East Village are the main downtown areas. Many offer great condos with fabulous views and super amentities.
San Diego Central offers more affordable housing and you usually can get a lot more for your money in these communities. They are as follows: Mission Valley, Mission Hills, North Park and Kensington. The good thing about living in these towns is they they are still close to many of the great things San Diego has to offer.
You can clearly see that County has many types of homes for sale in San Diego with many different opportunities whether you are looking for a beach home, horse ranch, high rise condo or living on a golf course near a country club. No wonder why San Diego is a top travel destination.
San Diego Facts and History:
San Diego County is the southwestern most county of California along the Pacific Ocean. Boasting a population exceeding 2.8 million residents, San Diego County is the third most populous county and is just behind its northwestern counterpart, Orange County. Known for its miles upon miles of brilliant and sandy beaches, warm climate, and moderate weather, San Diego County has become one of the most desirable places to live in the United States and in the world. The county, like many other parts of California, has an interesting geography, ranging from the snow-capped mountains in the northeast to the Sonoran Desert in the east and the Cleveland National Forest in the central portion of the county.
Settled in 1769 by the Spanish as Mission San Diego de Alcala, the county became part of the nation in 1848 after the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo ended the U.S.-Mexican War. As one of the original Californian counties, San Diego County was created in 1850 when California gained statehood. The area is named after San Diego Bay and initially was much larger than its present area as it included most of southeastern California like San Bernardino, Riverside, and Imperial counties. Riverside County forms the majority of San Diego County’s northern border while Imperial County is the entire eastern boundary. The county is well served by a wide network of freeways and highways that crisscross the area, including four interstates and fourteen state routes.
The county located flush against the border with Mexico meaning that the Mexican town of Tijuana is just across the border. However, the U.S. government has worked hard to regulate the customs procedures for those people entering and exiting the country through San Diego County. The county also hosts sixteen military facilities and installations that host a number of agencies and armed forces, including the United States navy, coast guard, and the marine corps.
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I have completed Real Estate's most comprehensive new home sales course to earn a national designation (CNHS) as a CERTIFIED NEW HOME SPECIALIST. With this designation, I join a group of the most successful and highly respected individuals in the profession of Real Estate for New Construction and Remodeled Homes. I have also just received an e-PRO designation, which contains a certification that recognizes Travis Chatwin, as one of the top performers in the world of the Internet. E-PRO is the official technology certification program of the National Association of Realtors. The program instructs the participants in the professional use of email, the development of an interactive Web Site, and the use of online research tools. Graduates use the skills they have acquired to provide clients information on properties for sale, local communities and the Real Estate market. I find that the technological expertise I have gained through e-PRO saves my clients time and money to find that perfect home.The prestigious designation (CRS) has been awarded in the month of January 2005. My continuing education towards one of my highest achievements has come true. I have become an honored CRS affiliate, the Certified Residential Specialists. The Certified Residential Specialist is a credential that will be an honor to have and recognized around the world. I am very excited to join the elite of realtors who have continue their education to provide the best service to their clients. I strongly believe that my continuing education is the forefront of success for my clients in achieving their goals in Real Estate. I will provide you the most up to date facts and a criterion which is crucial is today's market. Most of all my philosophy is SERVICE!!
My latest designation comes from the well respected SRES, Senior Real Estate Specialist. The education obtained in taking the classes for this designation were wonderful! I met a lot of great people who believe that we need to see more agents become specialized in education to the real estate investors of the future! I am excited to tell people that I am now adding SRES to my name and with that my clients, peers, and valued referrals feel a sense of trust knowing I am continuing my education to the the best Real Estate Professional here in the Lake Tahoe area
WHAT DO ALL THESE DESIGNATIONS MEAN????
Why a CRS? Today, home buying and selling is faster, more complex, and more competitive in every way. Our goal is to make the process a little easier for you. The first step is choosing the right REALTOR®. EXPERIENCE - To earn the Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) Designation, every REALTOR® must have significant experience and volume of real estate transactions. ETHICS - Every CRS Designee is required to maintain membership in the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® and to abide by its strict Code of Ethics. A FOCUS ON HOME BUYING AND SELLING - To help make the home buying and selling process more rewarding, every CRS Designee must have a proven track record in the business, as well as advanced education in related areas like finance, technology and marketing. Work with the top 5% TECHNOLOGY EXPERTISE- The training available to CRS Designees includes a strong focus on technology and its applications in the real estate business. When you buy your Lake Tahoe home use an CRS.
This certification is recognized throughout the real estate industry as the premier certification specific to providing the highest level of service and professionalism in working with builders and new home buyers. As a Certified New Home SpecialistTM, I belong to a group of the most highly respected individuals in the profession of real estate. The Certified New Home SpecialistTM designation is earned through the completion of the industry's most comprehensive new home sales course. This training involves over 20 hours of interactive computer-based course work focused on sales and customer service along with the technical and legal aspects of the homebuilding process. Successful completion of the 200-page certification workbook along with a 90% or better score on the certification test is then required to earn the CNHSTM certification. Why go e-PRO? The Internet has brought about a new type of consumer: the Internet Empowered Consumer (IEC). This is in turn changing the rules of business, especially in the real estate industry. The e-PRO Certification course is specifically designed to keep REALTORS® on top of changes and help you thrive in the exciting and rewarding world of online real estate. What is e-PRO Certification? The e-PRO Certification course is a revolutionary new training program, presented entirely online, to certify real estate agents, assistants, and brokers as Internet Professionals. Comprehensive & rewarding, e-PRO is the only certification program of its kind recognized nationwide and endorsed by the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® If you are buying preconstruction in Lake Tahoe , use a Certified New Home Specialist.
The eCertified® designation is one of the most powerful communications and marketing certifications available. This innovative, exclusive designation recognizes members of our Network who are competent using the Internet and technology.
The SRES is the only designation and marketing program specifically designed to serve senior property owners. SRES designees demonstrate requisite knowledge and expertise to counsel senior clients through the major financial and lifestyle transitions involved in relocating, refinancing or selling a home.