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Another Successfull Sale | Investment Property

posted on July 14th, 2014 | filed under: Business Referral, Buying Strategies, Cleint Testimonial, Good People, Loving the Lifestyle

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Jeff managed to make a real estate investment purchase transaction a stress free, positive experience, all in the time frame that was available to u.

As my husband was out of the country, Jeff provided me guidance and educated comments based on his experience, to allow me to better weigh the deciding factors and keep with our goal. He made things much easier by being responsive, anticipating questions and being overall proactive. Jeff visibly put a great deal of his time and efforts into our project daily, working with me and all players involved in the transaction as necessary along the way. He made the difference by keeping connected and reaching out to me throughout all stages of the purchasing process. Jeff showed very patient during the decision process.

Jeff’s demeanor is very professional, unemotional, yet approachable and friendly. I felt confident with the team of professionals that Jeff suggested as well, whom I found competent and reliable (including Jeff’s wonderful assistant Jennifer who made sure there was no administrative loose ends until after the close of escrow!)

Jeff’s other notable qualities: graciously adapts to personal and business necessities that arise during research or negotiations; gets actively involved in seeking prospects or solutions in the best interest of his client; shows true, fundamental business values and human qualities.

Finally, in the short time frame that was available to me, Jeff was able to make things happen timely but also safely. Thanks Jeff! I would definitely use Jeff for future real estate investments.

Sandra D.

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It’s Racing Season in Del Mar

posted on July 11th, 2014 | filed under: Del Mar, Good People, Local Community Events, Loving the Lifestyle, Uncategorized

del mar racingIf you’ve never been to the Del Mar Racetrack, now is the perfect time to check it out!  The 2014 season begins on Thursday, July 17th, and there’s a whole summer’s worth of fun to discover.  Not only do they boast some of the best horse racing in the region, they also host a fantastic concert series featuring some of today’s hottest musical acts.

Del Mar Thoroughbred Club Racing Season

Thousands of fans flock to the Del Mar Racetrack every season to enjoy the horse-racing tradition that dates back to 1937.  Iconic Hollywood celebrity Bing Crosby opened the track that year, and one year later the infamous Seabiscuit won by a nose.  Horse races happen five days a week, from Wednesday through Sunday.  On most days, the first post time is 2pm, except Fridays which happens at 4pm.  The 2014 season runs from July 17th through November 7th.

Opening Day

Be part of the tradition of the track and join them for their Opening Day on Thursday, July 17th!  More than 45,000 fans are expected to attend, and it’s considered one of the most fashionable events on the west coast.  Tickets to the Opening Day Party are $30 each, which include:

  • Stretch Run Racetrack Admission and access to the party in the trackside Seaside Cabana and Concert Area
  • Live DJs
  • Microbrew Beer Garden
  • Gourmet Food Trucks
  • Large private areas for wagering
  • Photo Booths, prize giveaways and more!

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Another Coastal Success Story | Michael & Carrie

posted on July 7th, 2014 | filed under: Business Referral, Buying Strategies, Encinitas, Good People, Leucadia, Loving the Lifestyle, Successful Selling

Michael & CarrieLovin’ Life in Leucadia

We’re living close to our friends, the beach and the eclectic vibe that is Leucadia.

We were excited to buy our first home, but quickly realized that the choices of homes were limited. Jeff found our home without it being listed on the MLS and he negotiated terms that made us happy. His team has been busy helping us with home improvements. Thanks Jeff! – Michael & Carrie

Everything We Wished For In Our First Home | 1204 Hygeia #7, Leucadia

  • Townhome
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 1,591 Square Feet
  • 2 Car Garage
  • Ocean Breezes
  • Purchase Price: $599,000

 

 

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North County 4th of July Celebrations

posted on July 2nd, 2014 | filed under: Del Mar, Good People, Local Community Events, Loving the Lifestyle, Rancho Santa Fe, Uncategorized

4thAmerica was founded on the principle of community, so what better way to celebrate our collective civic pride this Fourth of July than right in our own communities!  We are proud to serve the region we call home and believe in supporting local companies, organizations and events.  With that in mind, here’s a look at some of the fun activities happening right in our own neighborhoods during this upcoming holiday weekend.  We hope to see you at one – or many – of them!

Del Mar’s Fourth of July Celebration at the San Diego County Fair

What better place to celebrate Independence Day than at the San Diego County Fair, located at the Del Mar Fairgrounds?  The day begins with an Opening Ceremony at 9:30am, followed by a huge roster of activities throughout the day such as exhibits, contests, a parade, and much more.  A beautiful fireworks display will being at 9pm and will be visible throughout the fairgrounds.  The fair will be open until midnight so you can wring every last bit of fun out of the day!  MORE INFO

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Another Coastal Success Story | The Kim Family

posted on June 2nd, 2014 | filed under: Business Referral, Buying Strategies, Encinitas, Good People, Loving the Lifestyle, Successful Selling

Kim'sOur Coastal Dream

We moved here from Australia 3 years ago and fell in love with coastal North County. We love the friendly people, relaxed atmosphere and the beaches.

After our daughter was born, we quickly outgrew our apartment. We knew we had to move, but didn’t think we could afford a home on the coast until a friend recommend we call Jeff. With Jeff working hard on our behalf, we found the perfect home with a large yard in wonderful Encinitas. We now have a home we absolutely love and it’s all ours! – Mark, Leah & Noa Kim

The Perfect Fit For Our Growing Family | 1010 Balour Drive, Encinitas

  • Detached Home
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,102 Square Feet
  • 6,000 Square Foot Lot
  • Purchase Price: $605,000

 

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Local Event: Unchartered Waters Presented by Patagonia

posted on June 20th, 2013 | filed under: Cardiff, Encinitas, Good People, Leucadia, Local Community Events, Loving the Lifestyle, Solana Beach

UncharteredEncinitas, CA – Join surfer Wayne Lynch and director Craig Griffin for the US premiere of Uncharted Waters. There will be a Q&A after the film with Wayne, Craig, and Chris Malloy.

Venue: La Paloma – Encinitas
471 South Coast Highway 101
Encinitas, CA 92024

Tickets: BrownPaperTickets.com Admission: $10.00

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More people are ‘going to California’ for housing

posted on June 17th, 2013 | filed under: Buying Strategies, Cardiff, Carlsbad, Del Mar, Encinitas, For Sale, Leucadia, Loving the Lifestyle, NoCo SD Market Conditions, Rancho Santa Fe, Solana Beach

In certain houCal Housesing markets, it seems homes are selling like hot cakes. Buyers in California are feeling the heat more than anyone, with four of the top five fastest-moving housing markets in The Golden State.

Orange County, San Diego, Sacramento and Los Angeles topped the list, with Las Vegas coming in at no. 5, according to data from ZipRealty.

In Orange County, the median days homes spent on the market dropped from 52 to 15, a 71% decrease year-over-year in March. Additionally, 29% of homes in Orange County sold in seven days or less. Conversely, the median home price shot up 27% year-over-year o $495,000.

San Diego saw a similar change year-over-year, with the median days on market dropping 59% from 49 days to 20 in March. One-quarter of San Diego houses sold in seven days or less, and the median home price jumped 22% to $390,000.

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Market Update: Home Price Surge to Moderate

posted on June 14th, 2013 | filed under: Buying Strategies, Cardiff, Carlsbad, Del Mar, Encinitas, Loving the Lifestyle, NoCo SD Market Conditions, Rancho Santa Fe, Solana Beach, Successful Selling

Last month we saw that the decline in the number of distressed home sales, bank-owned and short sales, has been the main driver in the recent surge of prices.

What we didn’t explain was why there were so few distressed property sales.

When the market was reaching its nadir in 2009, institutional investors poured in with big money and purchased bulk foreclosed properties from the bank, which they then turned around and rented.

That’s why the “shadow inventory” every pundit was trumpeting a few years ago never appeared.

Well, guess what? Those same investors are now fleeing the market.

According to Businessweek’s interview with Bruce Rose, hedge fund manager and one of the first to put money into buying bank-owned property, “we just don’t see the returns there that are adequate to incentivize us to continue to invest.”

What does that mean for the rest of us? First, we’ll be seeing more bank-owned properties come to market. Second, price increases should moderate.

To read the full report on-line, go to: http://dechamplain.rereport.com

Trends 6.14.13

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SOLD for $600,000 | Twinhome In Leucadia Village

posted on June 7th, 2013 | filed under: Buying Strategies, For Sale, Good People, Leucadia, Loving the Lifestyle

 

Rockport Court 001Elegant Twinhome in Leucadia Village! West of I-5 & minutes to beaches.  Convenient 1st floor Bedroom, Bath & office. Luxurious over-sized master suite w/ fireplace & sitting area. Updated Master bath w/ travertine, spa tub & shower w/ seat.  Spacious updated kitchen w/ granite island & stainless appliances. New dual pane windows, French Doors, hardwood floors, Cathedral ceilings & lots of natural light throughout. Entertainer’s patio opens to 11-acre greenbelt. Gated community w/ pool/spa & tennis courts.

Contact Jeff at 858.883.3324 for more information about this 2 bedroom with optional bedroom, 2 bath twin home for sale in the gated community of Leucadia Village.

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SOLD for $560,000 | Views From Every Room – Video Tour

posted on May 29th, 2013 | filed under: For Sale, Loving the Lifestyle, Valley Center

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