SOLD for $685,000! Cul-De-Sac Home in Gated Community of Seagate Terrace

posted on August 4th, 2016 | filed under: Uncategorized

6_8341429_77028_bpo-77028-106Welcome Home! This gorgeous cul-de-sac home is located on a .39 Acre view lot in the gated community of Seagate Terrace. Brand new culinary kitchen complete with quartz countertops, center island, custom cabinets and top-of-the-line stainless appliances. Open floor plan with new hardwood floors and convenient bedroom and full bathroom downstairs. Private backyard oasis complete with waterfall, pond, BBQ island, planting beds, canyon views, lots of open space and ocean breezes. 3-car attached garage.

Offered at $690,000 | More Info & Photos

 

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Market Update | Scammers Posing as Your Real Estate Agent

posted on July 26th, 2016 | filed under: Buying Strategies, Market Update, NoCo SD Market Conditions, Uncategorized

trends-at-a-glance-sep-2016Scammers Posing as Your Real Estate Agent

Wanted to share with you this great article from Money Magazine.

There’s a scam afoot, or, shall we say, a-wire that prospective homebuyers may want to be on the lookout for, and it happens like this: You’re nosing around the real estate market — maybe even close to buying a house or piece of property. And then you get a message from your real estate agent urging you to wire money to secure the deal.

As you might have guessed, a scammer is spoofing your real estate agent’s account and is waiting for your money.

How a Scammer Finds Their Target

Hackers snatch passwords when people log into free Wi-Fi networks or click on things like those cute-puppy emails. They search your inbox or your real estate agent’s inbox for any messages related to real estate transactions. Once they find you’re in the process of buying a home, they’ll send a fake message from your agent or attorney, title representative (or other trusted source), alerting you to new money wiring instructions to a fraudulent account. Once your money is wired, it’s likely gone for good.

To read the full article, click on this link:

http://time.com/money/4481906/real-estate-scam/

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SOLD for $215,000! | Minutes to Oceanside Beaches

posted on July 20th, 2016 | filed under: Uncategorized

9_8324895_76303_bpo-76303-108Minutes to Beach in Gated Arbor Hill Complex! 

Recently Updated: New tub/shower in bathroom,  new carpet in bedrooms, wood laminate floors, freshly painted, LED can lighting, Granite counter tops, maple cabinets, tile floors in kitchen and bath, large patio with storage closet. Community amenities include large grassy areas, pool/spa, clubhouse, fitness center, sauna and 2 laundry rooms. Convenient location close to shops, restaurants, Sprinter and just minutes to downtown Oceanside, beaches, 78 and I-5 Freeways. Low HOA’s!

Offered at $215,000 | More Info & Photos

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SOLD for $ 940,000 – Cul-De-Sac Home in Carmel Valley

posted on July 7th, 2016 | filed under: Uncategorized

 

1_8289595_75330_EA-75330-101_copyLocated in desirable cul-de-sac neighborhood in the heart of Carmel Valley! Elegant Watercolors collection home by Hovnanian. First time on the market “Reef” plan-one of the largest in the collection. Home features energy saving solar system, entry level bedroom/bath, vaulted ceilings, spacious yard, freshly painted exterior, 3-car garage. Enjoy all Carmel Valley has to offer: parks, community events, beaches, hiking, shopping, dining and entertaining. Award winning schools, no HOA fees & low Mello Roos!

Offered at $965,000 | More Info & Photos

 

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Market Update | Still a Sellers’ Market

posted on June 23rd, 2016 | filed under: Buying Strategies, Market Update, NoCo SD Market Conditions, Uncategorized

Trends At A Glance - June 2016Still a Sellers’ Market

The median price for single-family, re-sale homes in San Diego County continued rising in May. It has been higher than the year before for the past forty-eight months in a row.

After nineteen months of double-digit gains from mid-2012 to the first quarter of 2014, the gains have “only” been by single-digits.

The rise in prices is due to strong demand and weak supply. Inventory has been lower than the year before every month since August 2014.

Although, after two years of declining home sales, they are up 0.8% year-to-date.

MAY SALES STATISTICS

SINGLE-FAMILY HOMES

Year-Over-Year

  • Median home prices increased by 6.8% year-over-year to $550,000 from $515,000.
  • The average home sales price rose by 5.1% year-over-year to $707,942 from $673,679.
  • Home sales rose by 6.1% year-over-year to 2,418 from 2,279.
  • Total inventory* fell 4.2% year-over-year to 8,839 from 9,228.
  • Sales price vs. list price ratio rose by 0.3% year-over-year to 98.4% from 98.1%.
  • The average days on market fell by 14.2% year-over-year to 36 from 42.

Month-Over-Month

  • Median home prices improved by 0.9% to $550,000 from $545,000.
  • The average home sales price rose by 1.9% to $707,942 from $695,016.
  • Home sales up by 4.9% to 2,418 from 2,306.
  • Total inventory* increased 2.3% to 8,839 from 8,640.
  • Sales price vs. list price ratio dropped by 0.0% to 98.4% from 98.4%.
  • The average days on market dropped by 2% to 36 from 37.

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Immaculate Santa Fe Hills Home

posted on June 10th, 2016 | filed under: Uncategorized

 

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Completely updated kitchen w/ Granite countertops, Travertine backsplash and custom cabinetry, walk-in pantry, under & over counter lighting. Top-of-the-line appliances. New carpet with upgraded padding in 2 bedrooms and formal area.  Inviting yard space for entertaining family & friends, new brick patio seating area with stone retaining wall, Hot Tub & Gazebo with ambient lighting and built in BBQ Island. Enjoy great schools and many nearby community amenities with NO HOA!

Offered at $589,000   |   More Info & Photos

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Market Update | Mortgage Outlook

posted on May 17th, 2016 | filed under: Buying Strategies, Market Update, NoCo SD Market Conditions, Uncategorized

Trends at a glance - May 2016Economic Data Fosters Rate Fade

Now in the valley between the last and the next Federal Reserve meeting, financial markets must study and react to new inbound data about the economy and inflation. As such, mortgage and other interest rates will be pushed and pulled, fully dependent upon both individual items and the collective tenor of the mass.

Provided the needle doesn’t run very hot for very long (a happenstance we’ve not seen in a good long while) nor show the kind of weakness that could point to deflation or even an economic downturn, interest rates can really only run in a range, at times tending to the bottom of it, and at other times, more toward the top. Middling or mixed data will leave us, well, in the middle somewhere.

With no signal of acceleration, mortgage rates have settled back, edging closer to 2016 lows. To get them off the floor, we will need to see a sustained period of warmer data, which would in turn engender an increasing likelihood of a Fed move in June. At the moment, there’s little to support this, but there is still time before the data comes into focus.

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Patagonia Cardiff | Annual Spring Board Swap

posted on April 27th, 2016 | filed under: Uncategorized

Used Surfboards, board swapPatagonia Cardiff Board Swap: Community used surfboard event

Saturday, April 30th 8am-noon

Looking for a new-to-you used surfboard or wanting to unload some?  Both buyers and sellers are welcome at our annual spring Board Swap event.  There is no fee to participate and we take no cut.  If you are interested in selling boards at this event, give us a ring and we will get you on the registration list.  Any questions? Give us a call or shoot me an email.  Looking to buy?  This is a can’t miss event if you are in the marked for a used surfboard!

Call Roy to register (760) 634-9886.

 

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SOLD for $1,895,000! Olivenhain Estate Home

posted on April 22nd, 2016 | filed under: Uncategorized

Knightsbridge Estate Home

Knightsbridge Estate Home with Views from Countryside to Coast!

This beautiful 4 Bedroom, 5 Bath, 5,012 Sq. ft. home is located on 2 acres in the sought after gated community of Knightsbridge Estates. The backyard oasis has a fire pit, sparkling pool and spa with a tropical waterfall, entertaining patios and lush landscaping. Fantastic floor plan with convenient bedroom and bath on 1st floor with private entrance and outdoor patio. Vastly upgraded throughout with wood & travertine floors, wrought iron staircase, crown molding, wood cased windows, coffered ceilings, stone finishes & more! The formal dining room opens onto the tropical backyard patio and includes a spectacular wine closet and Butler’s pantry. The professionally equipped kitchen features a large custom center island with 6 Burner cook top, Viking Appliances, 4 ovens, rich granite counter tops, large pantry, bright breakfast area and planning desk.  All of the rooms are oversized for spacious living and entertaining. The master suite is spectacular with fireplace, sitting area and large outdoor balcony with expansive views. Luxuriously appointed master bath with centerpiece dual shower, jetted soaking tub, two separate vanity areas and two large walk in closets with custom organizers. High tech media room with overhead projection TV and balcony. Community has miles of country trails for horseback riding, walking or biking. Top rated Encinitas schools, including Olivenhain Pioneer Elementary, Diegueno Middle School and La Costa Canyon High.

Offered at $1,995,000   |   More Info & Photos

Co-listed with Patty Keck, Sea Coast Exclusive Properties CalBRE #00849378

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Patagonia Cardiff | Pataloha Party!

posted on April 22nd, 2016 | filed under: Uncategorized

The Aloha ShirtFREE Slide show event with Gerry Lopez and Dale Hope at Patagonia Cardiff

Wednesday, April 27th

Doors at 6, slide show at 7pm

Join us as we host Dale Hope and Gerry Lopez for the release of Dale’s book The Aloha Shirt: Spirit of the Islands.  Now updated and revised, The Aloha Shirt is the most colorful and complete book on the most enduring souvenir ever invented: the Hawaiian shirt.

“When I put on my aloha shirt, not only do I feel better but I’m certain that those who notice what I’m wearing feel a little something too. Such is the power of the aloha spirit.   -From the introduction by Gerry Lopez

Doors open at 6 and the slide show will start at 7.  The slide show portion of the event will be held outside, so please dress accordingly.

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