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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FREE Electronic Waste Drop Off | Encinitas, Saturday 5/2

posted on May 1st, 2015 | filed under: Encinitas, Good People, Local Community Events, Loving the Lifestyle

e-waste mixedFree Event to Take Your Unwanted Electronics and Documents

  • Saturday, May 2nd from 9 a.m. to noon.
  • Encinitas City Hall – 505 S. Vulcan Ave
  • For more information, please call 760-436-4151

Round up those dusty electronics and old files and bring them to Encinitas City Hall. City staff and EDCO are teaming up to offer a free collection event, which means it’s a perfect time to rid your home of some clutter.

Electronic waste—including televisions, computers, monitors, printers, scanners, VCRs, radios, cellphones and batteries—will be accepted. Appliances will not be accepted, however.

There will also be a shredding service onsite to securely destroy documents that require identify protection, such as old banking statements and personal records. Each household is limited to two bankers boxes (10”x12”x15”) of paper.

Everybody is asked to please enter the parking lot from D Street only.

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Board Swap 5/2/2015 | Patagonia Cardiff

posted on April 24th, 2015 | filed under: Cardiff, Good People, Local Community Events, Loving the Lifestyle

Board SwapCardiff By The Sea – Patagonia Cardiff we will be hosting their annual Board Swap (a surf community used surfboard event) on Saturday, May 2nd from 8am to noon.

If you are interested in selling boards at this event, email Roy (Roy.Coffman@patagonia.com) with your full name and number of boards you want to bring (up to 5 board max) or call the shop at (760) 634-9886, or stop by the store to be put on their seller list.

Space is limited for this free event and they do not take a cut or commission from any of the sales!

 

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Market Update | How Absorption Rate Affects Prices

posted on April 10th, 2015 | filed under: Buying Strategies, Market Update, NoCo SD Market Conditions, Uncategorized

Trends At A Glance - May 2015Absorption rate, also known as months of inventory, is the number of months it would take to sell all the homes currently for sale in the market.

Absorption rate is useful in predicting where prices will go.

Absorption rate is calculated by dividing the number of homes currently for sale by the number of homes that were sold in the previous month.

The National Association of REALTORS® consider a six month supply of homes as a balanced market. That’s for the country as a whole. As you narrow the market, down to states or cities, a balanced market will be peculiar to that market.

In San Diego County, the average number of months of inventory for single-family, re-sale homes since January 2002 is 5.1 months.

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FREE Screening at La Paloma | The Fisherman’s Son

posted on April 6th, 2015 | filed under: Uncategorized

Punta de Lobos por Siempre PhotoPatagonia Cardiff presents:

The Fisherman’s Son at La Paloma & Hobie Surf Shop – An Evening with Ramón Navarro and Save the Waves

LA PALOMA
471 S Coast Hwy 101, Encinitas, CA 92024
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8, 2015
DOORS 7:00 PM, FILM 7:30 PM

Born and raised at Punta de Lobos in Chile, Patagonia ambassador Ramón Navarro rose to the top of the big-wave surfing world. Now that his home break is threatened by development, he’s found a new calling – preserving the waves, culture and environment of this iconic point. Chris Malloy and Farm League tell Ramón’s story in The Fisherman’s Son, a film that highlights Ramón’s partnership with the Chilean community and Save the Waves. Join Ramón and Save the Waves for a premiere screening of the film and learn how to help protect Punta de Lobos.

This is a FREE event!

 

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Tax Time | Red Flags That Increase Chances of a Tax Audit

posted on March 30th, 2015 | filed under: Business Referral, Good People, Taxes

taxtimeclockIf you are in need a referral for a qualified tax consultant, please call me and I can introduce you to someone I know and trust.

Kiplinger’s 12 “red flags” that could increase your chances of a tax audit:

  • Making Too Much Money – Your chances of being audited are increased if you make more than $200,000.
  • Failing to Report All Taxable Income – The IRS gets copies of all of your 1099s and W-2s. If things don’t match up, it’s quickly detected in the IRS’s computer system. If you receive a 1099 that reports incorrect income, ask the company you worked for to file a correction right away.
  • Taking Large Charitable Deductions – If your charitable deductions are too large in comparison to the amount of money you make, it raises a red flag.
  • Claiming Home Office Deductions – The space you claim for working at home must be used solely for work purposes, on a regular basis.
  • Claiming Rental Losses – The IRS takes a close look at rental real estate losses written off by taxpayers who say they are real estate professionals. Or, if your adjusted gross income exceeds IRS guidelines for this deduction, it raises a red flag.

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Market Update | San Diego Market Continues to Moderate

posted on March 16th, 2015 | filed under: Buying Strategies, Market Update, NoCo SD Market Conditions, Uncategorized

Trends At A Glance - Apr 2015Although prices continue to rise in San Diego County, the median price for single-family, re-sale homes has increased by single-digits, year-over-year, for the past eleven months in a row.

This is after nineteen straight months of year-over-year double-digit gains.

The question becomes is the market just taking a pause or are we creeping up to a new high?

It’s a toss-up. The economy is getting better. But will more jobs and more wage increases translate into higher demand, thus pushing prices even higher.

This should be an interesting year. Stay tuned!

FEBRUARY SALES STATISTICS

Year-Over-Year

  • Median home prices increased by 7.8% year-over-year to $485,000 from $450,000.
  • The average home sales price rose by 14.0% year-over-year to $645,801 from $566,491.
  • Home sales fell by 3.9% year-over-year to 1,517 from 1,579.
  • Total inventory* fell 12.2% year-over-year to 8,032 from 9,145.
  • Sales price vs. list price ratio fell by 0.2% year-over-year to 97.6% from 97.8%.
  • The average days on market rose by 12.1% year-over-year to 57 from 51.

Compared To Last Month

  • Median home prices improved by 0.3% to $485,000 from $483,750.
  • The average home sales price fell by 0.5% to $645,801 from $648,833.
  • Home sales up by 11.5% to 1,517 from 1,360.
  • Total inventory* increased 6.9% to 8,032 from 7,513.
  • Sales price vs. list price ratio increased by 0.6% to 97.6% from 97.1%.
  • The average days on market dropped by 5.3% to 57 from 60.

CONDOMINIUMS

Year-Over-Year

  • Median home prices increased by 13.3% year-over-year to $350,000 from $309,000.
  • The average condo sales price rose by 12.1% year-over-year to $412,728 from $368,323.
  • Condo sales rose by 1.3% year-over-year to 625 from 617.
  • Total inventory* rose 1.6% year-over-year to 2,941 from 2,895.
  • Sales price vs. list price ratio fell by 0.7% year-over-year to 97.5% from 98.2%.
  • The average days on market rose by 3.1% year-over-year to 56 from 54.

* Total inventory includes active and pending listings.

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SOLD! – Ocean Views in Carlsbad | Alta Mira II

posted on March 4th, 2015 | filed under: Uncategorized

Ocean Views in Carlsbad | Alta Mira II OCEAN VIEWS!…from Living Room, Master & Balcony. Updated, spacious, single level, end unit. Kitchen has new granite counters, recessed lighting & tile flooring. Bathrooms have new vanities, fixtures, granite counters & tile flooring. Large living room/dining area has new wood laminate flooring & an abundance of windows. Both bedrooms have new carpet, crown molding & master opens to balcony. Single car detached garage in desirable Alta Mira II complex with lush grounds, walkways, pool/spa, clubhouse. More Info | Now offered at $487,900

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Market Update | San Diego Least Affordable City

posted on February 18th, 2015 | filed under: Buying Strategies, Market Update, NoCo SD Market Conditions, Uncategorized

Trends At A Glance 2.18.15The National Association of REALTORS® has deemed San Diego the least affordable city in the country.

How did they come to that conclusion?

They compared median income to median home price by zip code. Then they added up the zip codes where more than half of all households couldn’t afford to buy the median priced home.

They looked at all zip codes in the metropolitan area, there were 106 in San Diego, and determined that in 99 of them more than 50% of the households couldn’t afford to get a loan.

For San Diego, the minimum annual income required to get a loan is $89,440. The median income in 2014 was $59,846.

That helps explain why home sales in January were 34% lower than the average number of sales since 2001.

JANUARY SALES STATISTICS

Year-Over-Year

  • Median home prices increased by 8.7% year-over-year to $489,000 from $450,000.
  • The average home sales price rose by 7.9% year-over-year to $654,881 from $607,085.
  • Home sales fell by 10.2% year-over-year to 1,307 from 1,456.
  • Active listings rose 57.6% year-over-year to 12,993 from 8,246.
  • Sales price vs. list price ratio fell by 0.3% year-over-year to 97.0% from 97.4%.
  • The average days on market rose by 14.5% year-over-year to 60 from 52.

Compared To Last Month

  • Median home prices improved by 0.5% to $489,000 from $486,500.
  • The average home sales price rose by 0.9% to $654,881 from $649,153.
  • Home sales down by 29.9% to 1,307 from 1,864.
  • Active listings increased 9.3% to 12,993 from 11,890.
  • Sales price vs. list price ratio dropped by 0.3% to 97.0% from 97.3%.
  • The average days on market increased by 15.0% to 60 from 52.

CONDOMINIUMS

Year-Over-Year

  • Median home prices increased by 7.0% year-over-year to $331,750 from $310,000.
  • The average home sales price rose by 8.4% year-over-year to $408,892 from $377,066.
  • Home sales fell by 13.6% year-over-year to 516 from 597.
  • Active listings rose 64.9% year-over-year to 4,452 from 2,700.
  • Sales price vs. list price ratio fell by 0.3% year-over-year to 97.3% from 97.7%.
  • The average days on market fell by 10.3% year-over-year to 55 from 61.

*Total inventory includes active and pending listings.

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SOLD! | View Lot in Mt. Helix

posted on February 11th, 2015 | filed under: Buying Strategies, For Sale, Good People, La Mesa, Loving the Lifestyle, Mount Helix, Mt Helix, Ocean View, Uncategorized, view lot

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LARGE, BUILDABLE LOT with AMAZING VIEWS in Mt. Helix! Build your dream home and enjoy West and Southwest Ocean views including Point Loma, the Coronado Bridge, City Lights and Mexico.  This is a ONE-OF-A-KIND OPPORTUNITY located on a peaceful and private cul-de-sac street. Well appointed an established neighborhood that sits above it all but city close. Level & gently sloping building pad. Contact Jeff for utility information.

Now Offered at $349,000 | More Info

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