Archive for September, 2015

The Perks of Buying a Home in the Fall

posted on September 18th, 2015 | filed under: Buying Strategies, For Sale, Good People, Loving the Lifestyle, Market Update

2111366319_3d0064aef6_zAs we close out a summer marked by rising home prices and limited supply, we’re conditioned to expect the inevitable end-of-season slowdown. But the change of season doesn’t mean activity drops off completely – in fact, fall’s arrival presents opportunities for homebuyers, in part due to a “back-to-school mentality,” according to a survey by ERA Real Estate.

If you’re a prospective homebuyer, tap into that renewed sense of motivation – and consider the following perks – while hunting for a home this fall.

You can enjoy year-end tax breaks. Buying before the year’s out allows fall homebuyers to take advantage of tax breaks such as the mortgage interest and property tax deductions. “There are certain deductions that can be claimed by homeowners only,” explains Founder John Gregory. “If you have taken out a homeowner’s loan, consider these deductions as Uncle Sam’s gift to you.” To learn more about the tax benefits available to homeowners.

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Market Update | Where are All the Homes for Sale?

posted on September 14th, 2015 | filed under: Buying Strategies, Market Update, NoCo SD Market Conditions, Uncategorized

Trends At A Glance 9.15.15Market Update

Homeowners caught in affordability squeeze, are staying put, REALTOR® survey finds.

LOS ANGELES (August 26) – Even with rising home prices over the past few years, many homeowners who have considered selling are deciding not to because they are caught in an affordability squeeze that is compounded by a lack of inventory, according to findings from the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) “2015 Survey of California Homeowners.”

More than one-third (35%) of homeowners have considered selling their home in the past year, and of that share, about two-thirds (64%) are reluctant to sell because they are finding they can’t afford the home they really want, the survey found.

C.A.R.’s Survey of California Homeowners also found that more than half (59%) of homeowners have not seriously considered selling their home in the past year, with more than half (60%) saying their current home will be their retirement residence. For those who have been in their home 15 years or more, that figure rises to 70%. But for others (44%), the affordability crunch, higher property taxes, and home prices are keeping them in their current home.

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Surf Dog Surf-A-Thon

posted on September 11th, 2015 | filed under: Uncategorized

sURF dOGJoin surfing dogs in San Diego for the 10th Annual Surf Dog Surf-A-Thon Dog Surfing Competition!

Dog surfing in San Diego means more than just a great time – all proceeds help rescue pets too! The Surf Dog Surf-A-Thon dog surfing competition begins at 8:00am, September 13, 2015, at Dog Beach in Del Mar.

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A Special Invitation | September 10th

posted on September 8th, 2015 | filed under: Uncategorized

Picture1FREE Special Event with Dinner!

September 10th, 2015, 6:00P to 7:30P

Debin Hall located at 120 Stevens Ave. Solana Beach

Don’t miss this special FREE event where world renowned speaker, author of Fat, Fed Up and Fatigued and founder of the program 8 Weeks to Wellness, Dr. Dane Donahue will be traveling from Philadelphia to deliver a health message right here in our own town. Dr. Dane’s message is strong and anyone interested in leading a healthier life style will not want to miss this. 8 Weeks to Wellness is a revolutionary program that has over 80 licensed offices around the world and thousands of success stories that you will be able to hear first hand at this free event.

This event will be hosted by Dr. Lamont Loy, owner of Loy Chiropractic Arts and will be held at Debin Hall located at 120 Stevens Ave. Solana Beach on September 10th from 6:00pm- 7:30pm.

Loy Chiropractic Arts which is located at 616 Stevens Ave. was selected to be the first office in San Diego to offer the 8 Weeks to Wellness Program that Dr. Donahue has created. Learn the keys to a healthy lifestyle at every age in order to lose weight, reduce dependence on medications, and increase overall quality of life.

This event is open to the public and guests are encouraged and welcome to bring a friend. In addition to Dr. Dane’s presentation a healthy dinner will be served. Tickets are FREE but, registration is required by either calling Loy Chiropractic Arts at (858) 436-7162 or by going to and searching 8 Weeks to Wellness.


Seating is limited, so sign up today to guarantee your spot!


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SOLD for 957,500! Large Family Home in La Costa Valley

posted on September 1st, 2015 | filed under: Uncategorized

Two 1st Floor Bedroom Suites! Sun filled, 1/4 acre corner lot. Beautiful open floor plan featuring an oversized, eat-in kitchen open to family room with cozy fireplace. Entertaining is a joy with the kitchen & dining room both opening up to the large yard and side courtyard patio with built-in fireplace. Freshly painted throughout, newly stained kitchen cabinets and new carpet in living room, dining room, family room & staircase. Award-winning Encinitas Union & San Dieguito schools.  Resort-like community amenities at the La Costa Valley Club include: pre-school, kindergarten, playground, toddler pool, adult pool, spa, exercise facility, 2 tennis courts, walking and riding trails, social activities – all of which are included in the low HOA fee. There is also a nearby ‘tot lot’ for the little ones to play. Enjoy award-winning Encinitas Union & San Dieguito schools – El Camino Creek Elementary School, Oak Crest Middle School and La Costa Canyon High School. Located just minutes to shopping, dining and entertainment including the Forum Shops featuring the new Urban Plates, Apple Store, Jimbo’s and many more premier shops.

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