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FREE! Summer Concerts – August

posted on August 6th, 2015 | filed under: Local Community Events, Loving the Lifestyle, Uncategorized

Alpine Summer Concert SeriesAlpine Community Center Park 1830 Alpine Blvd. Sundays, 6 p.m. Info: (619) 445-7330 or alpinecommunitycenter.com

  • Aug. 1: Marine Corps Band (fundraiser for Veteran’s Wall)
  • Aug: 8: The Legends

Balboa Park – Twilight in the Park Spreckels Organ Pavilion Tuesdays-Thursdays, 6:15-7:15 p.m. Info: (619) 239-0512 or balboapark.org

  • Aug. 3: San Diego Concert Band
  • Aug. 4: El Cajon German Band
  • Aug. 5: Coronado Concert Band
  • Aug. 10: Mariachi Chula Vista
  • Aug. 11: The Corvelles
  • Aug. 12: City Ballet
  • Aug. 17: Moonlight Serenade
  • Aug. 18: Coronado Big Band
  • Aug. 19: San Diego Banjo Band
  • Aug. 24: U.S. Navy Show Band
  • Aug. 25: U.S. Marine Band San Diego
  • Aug. 26: Kearny Mesa Concert Band

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Market Update | Home Prices Rise

posted on July 21st, 2015 | filed under: Buying Strategies, Market Update, NoCo SD Market Conditions, Uncategorized

Trends At A Glance - Aug 2015Home Prices Rise

The median price for single-family, re-sale homes in San Diego County reached its highest level in June since August 2007.

The median home price has been higher than the year before for the past thirty-seven months. It has also stayed over $500,000 for the past four months.

Days of inventory was down to 63 in June. That is in contrast to the 154 days of inventory which is the average in the county since January 2003.

Homes are also selling about 50% faster than normal.

Home sales were also strong last month. Year-to-date, home sales are up 1.3% over last year.

Condo sales and prices were also strong last month with prices up, year-over-year, for the thirty-seventh month in a row. Condo sales are up 11.3% year-to-date.

June Market Statistics

Year-Over-Year

  • Median home prices increased by 7.1% year-over-year to $535,000 from $499,700.
  • The average home sales price rose by 1.5% year-over-year to $668,794 from $659,164.
  • Home sales rose by 15.0% year-over-year to 2,623 from 2,280.
  • Total inventory* fell 1.9% year-over-year to 9,304 from 9,480.
  • Sales price vs. list price ratio rose by 0.2% year-over-year to 98.1% from 97.9%.

Month-Over-Month

  • Median home prices improved by 3.9% to $535,000 from $515,000.
  • The average home sales price fell by 0.7% to $668,794 from $673,679.
  • Home sales up by 15.1% to 2,623 from 2,279.
  • Total inventory* increased 0.8% to 9,304 from 9,228.
  • Sales price vs. list price ratio increased by 0.0% to 98.1% from 98.1%.

Condominiums

Year-Over-Year

  • Median condo prices increased by 6.5% year-over-year to $359,450 from $337,500.
  • The average condo sales price rose by 5.0% year-over-year to $431,168 from $410,820.
  • Condo sales rose by 26.5% year-over-year to 1,044 from 825.
  • Total inventory* rose 4.6% year-over-year to 3,393 from 3,244.
  • Sales price vs. list price ratio rose by 0.2% year-over-year to 98.2% from 98.1%

Total inventory is active listings plus pending listings. Active listings do not include pending.

To read the full report: Click Here

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SOLD! | La Costa End Unit Townhome

posted on July 15th, 2015 | filed under: Uncategorized

2015-07-13 14.07.53La Costa Townhome with Views! Elegantly upgraded end unit. Gourmet kitchen with granite countertops & stainless appliances. Split level floor plan with bedrooms downstairs. Upstairs great room  includes dining area and living room with fireplace & balcony. Hardwood floors, lots of storage & natural light throughout. Large master retreat has fireplace & private patio. 2-car attached garage has direct access to unit. Ideal Carlsbad location, minutes to the beach, shopping, dining and entertainment.

Offered at $455,000 | More Info

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FREE! Summer Concerts – July

posted on July 6th, 2015 | filed under: Local Community Events, Loving the Lifestyle, Uncategorized

Alpine Summer Concert Series – Alpine Community Center Park 1830 Alpine Blvd., Sundays, 6 p.m. Info: (619) 445-7330 or alpinecommunitycenter.com

  • July 18: Good Mojo Band

Balboa Park – Twilight in the Park Spreckels Organ Pavilion Tuesdays-Thursdays, 6:15-7:15 p.m. Info: (619) 239-0512 or balboapark.org

  • July 1: 145th Street
  • July 6: Working Cowboy
  • July 7: Cat-illacs
  • July 8: Cool Rays
  • July 13: Orquesta Bi-Nacional de Mambo
  • July 14: Hillcrest Wind Ensemble
  • July 15: Los Alacranes
  • July 20: Ron Jermain
  • July 21: Damaru
  • July 22: San Diego Six
  • July 27: KlezMeds
  • July 28: Graceland — An Elvis Presley Tribute
  • July 29: Crosstown
  • Aug. 3: San Diego Concert Band

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FREE! Summer Concerts – June

posted on June 18th, 2015 | filed under: Uncategorized

Balboa Park – Twilight in the Park, Spreckels Organ Pavilion Tuesdays-Thursdays, 6:15-7:15 p.m. Info: (619) 239-0512 or balboapark.org

  • June 22: Navy Band Southwest
  • June 23: Uncle Bob & the Earthmovers
  • June 24: Diamond Is Forever
  • June 29: 300th U.S. Army Band
  • June 30: Cool Fever

Balboa Park – Spreckels Organ Pavilion Concerts Sundays, 2-3 p.m. Info: (619)-702-8138 or sosorgan.com

  • June 20: Young Organists Concert
  • June 27: Dr. Carol Williams

Balboa Park – Spreckels Organ Pavilion, International Summer Organ Festival, Mondays, 7:30 p.m. Info: (619) 702-8138. or sosorgan.com

  • June 21: Bach’s Supper (5 p.m.)
  • June 21: Robert Plimpton
  • June 28: Isabelle Demers

Carlsbad – TGIF Jazz in the Parks Fridays, 6-8 p.m., Various Location Info: (760) 434-2904 or carlsbadca.gov. Stagecoach Park 3420 Camino de los Coches

  • June 25: Ruby & the Red Hots

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Market Update | Refinance – NOW!

posted on June 15th, 2015 | filed under: Buying Strategies, Market Update, NoCo SD Market Conditions, Uncategorized

Trends At A Glance - June 2015

If you have been on the fence about re-financing, it is time to step off.

Mortgage rates are showing signs the recent increases are only the beginning.

Of course, if you don’t want to save a few thousand dollars a year, you can stop reading now.

Still here? Then let’s get on with it.

There is a little-known government program that was not widely publicized by the banks called the Home Affordable Refinance Plan (HARP). During the economic downturn in 2009, the US government designed HARP to help middle-class Americans reduce their mortgage payments and put more money in their pockets. But again, many banks kept this from homeowners because they want to take your money.

Through HARP, the government relaxed refinance guidelines and it doesn’t appraise your house which allows so many more people to actually refinance the high interest they have on their loan. If you owe less than $625,000 on your mortgage, you may be able to qualify for the HARP program.

However, this program is set to expire this year!

What to do now? Contact a mortgage banker. Call me if you would like some referrals.

In any event, time is running out! Interest rates are rising and HARP is expiring.

To see if you are eligible for a HARP re-finance, go here: http://www.harp.gov/Eligibility

MAY MARKET STATISTICS

Year-Over-Year

  • Median home prices increased by 7.9% year-over-year to $515,000 from $477,250.
  • The average home sales price rose by 12.8% year-over-year to $673,679 from $597,279.
  • Home sales fell by 3.8% year-over-year to 2,279 from 2,368.
  • Total inventory* rose 0.7% year-over-year to 9,228 from 9,168.
  • Sales price vs. list price ratio rose by 0.2% year-over-year to 98.1% from 97.9%.

CONDOMINIUMS

Year-Over-Year

  • Median condo prices increased by 9.7% year-over-year to $362,000 from $329,900.
  • The average condo sales price rose by 9.4% year-over-year to $424,618 from $387,983.
  • Condo sales rose by 16.0% year-over-year to 936 from 807.
  • Total inventory* rose 12.7% year-over-year to 3,365 from 2,987.
  • Sales price vs. list price ratio rose by 0.1% year-over-year to 98.3% from 98.2%.

* Total inventory is active listings plus pending listings. Active listings do not include pending.

To read the full report: http://dechamplain.rereport.com

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Community Event | Pet Health Expo – Encinitas

posted on June 10th, 2015 | filed under: Encinitas, Good People, Leucadia, Local Community Events, Loving the Lifestyle, Uncategorized

City of Encinitas Pet Health Expo

  • June 13, 2015
  • 10:00 AM1:00 PM PDT
  • Encinitas Community Park, 425 Santa Fe Drive, Encinitas

The City of Encinitas is excited to host its Pet Health Expo on Saturday, June 13. At Encinitas Community Park. The new park features a 2-acre dog park, which will add to the fun of the Expo. Activities will include demonstrations, a best trick contest, prizes and more. More than 20 informational booths, vendors, and animal rescue organizations will be on hand at the expo to give away free goodies and prizes as well as encourage pet health and wellness ideas. In addition, the County Department of Animal Services will offer dog licensing, rabies shots, and pet micro chipping for residents of Encinitas, Solana Beach, Del Mar, Carlsbad, Santee, City of San Diego and unincorporated San Diego. All late fees will be waived at this event.

Group of pets sitting in front of white background

Group of pets sitting in front of white background

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La Costa Rental with Views

posted on June 3rd, 2015 | filed under: Carlsbad, Good People, La Costa, Loving the Lifestyle, Uncategorized

BalconyAvailable July 1st. Upstairs 2BD/2BA Condo located on canyon side at end of cul-de-sac. Master BR, Kitchen & Living Room have views of hills, golf course & evening lights. 2nd BR has view of sparkling pool/spa & gorgeous sunsets. Beautiful fireplace, stacked W/D in unit, granite counters, bamboo floors. One car garage w/ plenty of extra storage plus 1 assigned space right in front of unit!! Walk to restaurants, Cinepolis, Art gallery/library & shopping. Will consider cat or very small dog (less than 25 lbs) w/ pet deposit.

Offered at $2,300/mo. | More Info & Photos

 

 

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RENTED! Ocean View Rental in Cardiff

posted on May 14th, 2015 | filed under: Uncategorized

IMG_8321Green and Affordable…FREE ELECTRICITY! Tenant only pays for trash, gas and water. Recent renovations include: Updated Kitchen with Craftsman Style Cabinets, Granite Counter Tops, Energy Star/Stainless LG Appliances, Filtered drinking water. New Dual Pane Windows, New Bamboo Floors, Coaxial Wires, New Plumbing & Fixtures, Custom Wood Front and Interior Doors. Luxuriously updated bathrooms, soaking tub in master. Beautiful master bedroom with huge walk in closet, plenty of storage Extended living space in finished garage: owner never parked in garage – carpeted and perfect for office, playroom and more. Has ample attic storage space and laundry facilities. Park Place amenities include a resort-style pool/spa, tot pool, baseball field, picnic area, R.V./Boat parking, sand volleyball court and 29 acre canyon park with hiking and biking trails. Outdoor living space and garden. Enjoy your meals from this lovely entertainer yard complete with covered patio & herb garden. Rinse off after a day at the beach with the outdoor shower.

Offered at $2,850/mo. | More Info & Photos

 

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Market Update | Home Prices Continue to Rise

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

May-Jun Trends at a GlanceDespite a modest retreat from March, the median price for single-family, re-sale homes stayed over $500,000 in April for the second month. That’s thirty-six months in a row the median price has been higher than the year before.

Inventory continues to be bothersome. Last month we showed sixty-four days of inventory, compared to an average of 155 days dating back to January 2001.

A main reason for the lack of inventory is that homeowners aren’t selling. Current homeowners list their home to either trade up or downsize, opening up inventory for first-time buyers to come in. That’s not happening.

To read the full report: http://dechamplain.rereport.com

 

 

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