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Schools Almost Out! 2015 Summer Camp Directory

posted on May 4th, 2015 | filed under: Cardiff, Carlsbad, Del Mar, Discovery Hills, Encinitas, Good People, Leucadia, Local Community Events, Loving the Lifestyle, Ocean View, Oceanside, Rancho Carrillo, Rancho Santa Fe, San Marcos, Solana Beach

Summer-Camps-Logo2Summer fun is right around the corner and it’s time to start thinking about activities to keep your kids busy.

Whatever your child’s interests, our 2015 Summer Camp Directory will help you find the perfect fit for your child’s summer vacation. The enclosed directory includes a wide array of camps in prime North County San Diego locations near the ocean, parks and campgrounds.

Your child’s summer adventure awaits.  Act quickly as most summer camp programs fill up fast.

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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

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This Weeks San Diego Market Reports for: Carlsbad, Cardiff, Encinitas and Solana Beach

posted on October 12th, 2012 | filed under: Buying Strategies, Cardiff, Carlsbad, Encinitas, Good People, Loving the Lifestyle, NoCo SD Market Conditions, Solana Beach, Successful Selling, Uncategorized

October 11, 2012:  Here are the latest real estate market reports for North County Coastal San Diego including Carlsbad, Cardiff, Encinitas and Solana Beach.  These reports have great information about local home sales, housing inventory, median prices and days on market.

Follow these links to download the full report:

Here are some samples of the information you’ll find in these reports.  Updated weekly!

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This Weeks San Diego Market Reports for: Carlsbad, Cardiff, Encinitas and Solana Beach

posted on September 7th, 2012 | filed under: Buying Strategies, Cardiff, Carlsbad, Encinitas, Good People, Loving the Lifestyle, NoCo SD Market Conditions, Solana Beach, Successful Selling, Uncategorized

September 7, 2012:  Here are the latest real estate market reports for North County Coastal San Diego including Carlsbad, Cardiff, Encinitas and Solana Beach.  These reports have great information about local home sales, housing inventory, median prices and days on market.

Follow these links to download the full report:

Here are some samples of the information you’ll find in these reports.  Updated weekly!

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Solana Beach (92075) Market Update for Week of September 3rd

posted on September 6th, 2012 | filed under: Buying Strategies, Loving the Lifestyle, NoCo SD Market Conditions, Solana Beach, Uncategorized

Market Update for Solana Beach, San Diego (92075):

The median list price in SOLANA BEACH, CA 92075 this week is $1,587,000.

Inventory is tightening and days-on-market is falling. The Market Action Index shows demand heating up. These are relatively bullish signs for prices.

Supply & Demand – Home sales have been exceeding new inventory for several weeks. While still a Buyer’s market, prices seem to have responded by moving upward. If the demand trends continue, expect prices to keep marching upward, especially once we see a Seller’s Market.

Price – Despite this week’s down tic, price trends in this zip code have generally been moving up lately. We are below the market’s high point, and we’ll investigate the Market Action Index later on to see if we expect this week’s blip to become a downward trend.

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Nationwide Housing Affordability Reaches New Record High

posted on June 8th, 2012 | filed under: Buying Strategies, Cardiff, Carlsbad, Del Mar, Encinitas, Good People, Loving the Lifestyle, NoCo SD Market Conditions, Rancho Santa Fe, Solana Beach, Successful Selling, Trust & Probates, Uncategorized

RISMEDIA, Thursday, June 07, 2012— Nationwide housing affordability hit a new record high for a second consecutive quarter in the first three months of this year, according to the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Opportunity Index (HOI). Yet tight lending conditions continue to pose a major obstacle to many prospective home buyers.

The latest HOI data reveal that 77.5 percent of all new and existing homes that were sold in this year’s first quarter were affordable to families earning the national median income of $65,000. This beats the previous record set in the final quarter of 2011, when 75.9 percent of homes sold were affordable to median-income earners.

“Homes in this year’s first quarter were more affordable than they have been at any time in more than 20 years, yet many potential sales are not happening because of overly tight lending conditions that are keeping hardworking families from obtaining a suitable mortgage,” says Barry Rutenberg, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and a home builder from Gainesville, Fla. “Without this significant hurdle, the housing and economic recovery could be proceeding at a much stronger pace.”

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May 2012 U.S. Economic and Housing Market Outlook

posted on May 24th, 2012 | filed under: Buying Strategies, Cardiff, Carlsbad, Del Mar, Encinitas, Good People, Loving the Lifestyle, NoCo SD Market Conditions, Rancho Santa Fe, Solana Beach, Successful Selling, Taxes, Trust & Probates, Uncategorized

Freddie Mac released recently its U.S. Economic and Housing Market Outlook for May showing for the most part encouraging signs with the release of several first-quarter 2012 economic indicators.

Outlook Highlights
•Initial estimates for first-quarter 2012 economic growth was 2.2 percent, slower than the previous quarter, but better than three of the past four quarters.
•Personal consumption expenditures grew at a 15.3 percent annual rate reflecting continuing strength in consumer durables such as cars and kitchen appliances.
•Residential fixed investment like new housing construction and remodeling expenses have been a net positive contributor to growth for four straight quarters; however, it remains weak for this stage of the economic recovery compared with previous business cycles.
•Home prices at or near a trough in many markets bodes well for further declines in delinquency rates.
•Fixed-rate mortgage rates are the lowest in more than 60 years, providing extraordinary home-buyer affordability in many areas and likely translating into a sales pickup relative to last year.

According to Frank Nothaft, Freddie Mac, vice president and chief economist, “Taken together, the first-quarter data releases provide an encouraging sign for both the macroeconomy and the housing recovery. While not uniformly positive, for the most part the data trend in the right direction.”

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March Pending Home Sales Rise, Signaling Another Step in the Right Direction

posted on April 27th, 2012 | filed under: Buying Strategies, Cardiff, Carlsbad, Del Mar, Encinitas, Good People, Loving the Lifestyle, NoCo SD Market Conditions, Rancho Santa Fe, Solana Beach, Successful Selling, Taxes, Trust & Probates, Uncategorized

Pending home sales increased in March and are well above a year ago, another signal the housing market is recovering, according to the National Association of REALTORS®.

The Pending Home Sales Index, a forward-looking indicator based on contract signings, rose 4.1 percent to 101.4 in March from an upwardly revised 97.4 in February and is 12.8 percent above March 2011 when it was 89.9. The data reflects contracts but not closings.

The index is now at the highest level since April 2010 when it reached 111.3.

Lawrence Yun, NAR chief economist, said 2012 is expected to be a year of recovery for housing. “First quarter sales closings were the highest first quarter sales in five years. The latest contract signing activity suggests the second quarter will be equally good,” he said.

“The housing market has clearly turned the corner. Rising sales are bringing down inventory and creating much more balanced conditions around the country, which means home prices will be rising in more areas as the year progresses,” Yun said.

The PHSI in the Northeast slipped 0.8 percent to 78.2 in March but is 21.1 percent above March 2011. In the Midwest the index declined 0.9 percent to 93.3 but is 16.9 percent higher than a year ago. Pending home sales in the South rose 5.9 percent to an index of 114.1 in March and are 10.6 percent above March 2011. In the West the index increased 8.7 percent in March to 108.0 and is 9.0 percent above a year ago.

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