Help Danielle Reach Her Goal – Girl Scout Nuts & Chocolates

posted on October 6th, 2015 | filed under: Good People, Local Community Events, Loving the Lifestyle

2015-10-05 15.48.01Please join me in supporting Danielle and her Girl Scout Troop 1799 by buying nuts and chocolates between now and October 16th,

They are saving for a special trip to San Francisco as they bridge from Juniors to Cadettes across the Golden Gate Bridge.

Click Here to see the assortment of nuts & chocolates available.

Call or email my assistant Jennifer 760-845-4140, Jennifer.Lego@RealEstateSurfReport.com to place your order today.

Orders need to be placed by October 16th and delivery will be November 7th.

Thank you for your order!

Sincerely,

Jeff & Danielle

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The Perks of Buying a Home in the Fall

posted on September 18th, 2015 | filed under: Buying Strategies, For Sale, Good People, Loving the Lifestyle, Market Update

2111366319_3d0064aef6_zAs we close out a summer marked by rising home prices and limited supply, we’re conditioned to expect the inevitable end-of-season slowdown. But the change of season doesn’t mean activity drops off completely – in fact, fall’s arrival presents opportunities for homebuyers, in part due to a “back-to-school mentality,” according to a survey by ERA Real Estate.

If you’re a prospective homebuyer, tap into that renewed sense of motivation – and consider the following perks – while hunting for a home this fall.

You can enjoy year-end tax breaks. Buying before the year’s out allows fall homebuyers to take advantage of tax breaks such as the mortgage interest and property tax deductions. “There are certain deductions that can be claimed by homeowners only,” explains 1040Return.com Founder John Gregory. “If you have taken out a homeowner’s loan, consider these deductions as Uncle Sam’s gift to you.” To learn more about the tax benefits available to homeowners.

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Market Update | Where are All the Homes for Sale?

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

Trends At A Glance 9.15.15Market Update

Homeowners caught in affordability squeeze, are staying put, REALTOR® survey finds.

LOS ANGELES (August 26) – Even with rising home prices over the past few years, many homeowners who have considered selling are deciding not to because they are caught in an affordability squeeze that is compounded by a lack of inventory, according to findings from the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) “2015 Survey of California Homeowners.”

More than one-third (35%) of homeowners have considered selling their home in the past year, and of that share, about two-thirds (64%) are reluctant to sell because they are finding they can’t afford the home they really want, the survey found.

C.A.R.’s Survey of California Homeowners also found that more than half (59%) of homeowners have not seriously considered selling their home in the past year, with more than half (60%) saying their current home will be their retirement residence. For those who have been in their home 15 years or more, that figure rises to 70%. But for others (44%), the affordability crunch, higher property taxes, and home prices are keeping them in their current home.

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Surf Dog Surf-A-Thon

posted on September 11th, 2015 | filed under: Uncategorized

sURF dOGJoin surfing dogs in San Diego for the 10th Annual Surf Dog Surf-A-Thon Dog Surfing Competition!

Dog surfing in San Diego means more than just a great time – all proceeds help rescue pets too! The Surf Dog Surf-A-Thon dog surfing competition begins at 8:00am, September 13, 2015, at Dog Beach in Del Mar.

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A Special Invitation | September 10th

posted on September 8th, 2015 | filed under: Uncategorized

Picture1FREE Special Event with Dinner!

September 10th, 2015, 6:00P to 7:30P

Debin Hall located at 120 Stevens Ave. Solana Beach

Don’t miss this special FREE event where world renowned speaker, author of Fat, Fed Up and Fatigued and founder of the program 8 Weeks to Wellness, Dr. Dane Donahue will be traveling from Philadelphia to deliver a health message right here in our own town. Dr. Dane’s message is strong and anyone interested in leading a healthier life style will not want to miss this. 8 Weeks to Wellness is a revolutionary program that has over 80 licensed offices around the world and thousands of success stories that you will be able to hear first hand at this free event.

This event will be hosted by Dr. Lamont Loy, owner of Loy Chiropractic Arts and will be held at Debin Hall located at 120 Stevens Ave. Solana Beach on September 10th from 6:00pm- 7:30pm.

Loy Chiropractic Arts which is located at 616 Stevens Ave. was selected to be the first office in San Diego to offer the 8 Weeks to Wellness Program that Dr. Donahue has created. Learn the keys to a healthy lifestyle at every age in order to lose weight, reduce dependence on medications, and increase overall quality of life.

This event is open to the public and guests are encouraged and welcome to bring a friend. In addition to Dr. Dane’s presentation a healthy dinner will be served. Tickets are FREE but, registration is required by either calling Loy Chiropractic Arts at (858) 436-7162 or by going to eventbrite.com and searching 8 Weeks to Wellness.

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Seating is limited, so sign up today to guarantee your spot!

 

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SOLD for 957,500! Large Family Home in La Costa Valley

posted on September 1st, 2015 | filed under: Uncategorized

Two 1st Floor Bedroom Suites! Sun filled, 1/4 acre corner lot. Beautiful open floor plan featuring an oversized, eat-in kitchen open to family room with cozy fireplace. Entertaining is a joy with the kitchen & dining room both opening up to the large yard and side courtyard patio with built-in fireplace. Freshly painted throughout, newly stained kitchen cabinets and new carpet in living room, dining room, family room & staircase. Award-winning Encinitas Union & San Dieguito schools.  Resort-like community amenities at the La Costa Valley Club include: pre-school, kindergarten, playground, toddler pool, adult pool, spa, exercise facility, 2 tennis courts, walking and riding trails, social activities – all of which are included in the low HOA fee. There is also a nearby ‘tot lot’ for the little ones to play. Enjoy award-winning Encinitas Union & San Dieguito schools – El Camino Creek Elementary School, Oak Crest Middle School and La Costa Canyon High School. Located just minutes to shopping, dining and entertainment including the Forum Shops featuring the new Urban Plates, Apple Store, Jimbo’s and many more premier shops.

Offered at $975,000 | More Info

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Market Update | To Be Or Not To Be

posted on August 17th, 2015 | filed under: Buying Strategies, Market Update, NoCo SD Market Conditions, Uncategorized

Trends At A Glance 8.15.15Whether or not the recent leveling off in the San Diego market is a precursor to another surge or another decline. That is the question.

The median price for single-family, re-sale homes in San Diego County stayed level in July from June.

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

The high is $585,000, reached in November 2005.

Days of inventory was down to 71 in June. That is in contrast to the 154 days of inventory which is the average in the county since January 2003.

Home sales were strong last month. Year-to-date, home sales are up 3.4% over last year.

Condo sales and prices were also strong last month with prices up, year-over-year, for the thirty-eighth month in a row. Condo sales are up 13.6% year-to-date.

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Local Event | Clark Little Signing and Meet & Greet

posted on August 13th, 2015 | filed under: Uncategorized

ClarkTour2015_photo_2_730Meet award-winning surf photographer Clark Little during his Clark Little 2015 Summer Tour with Hurley. Clark’s view” is a unique and often dangerous perspective of waves from the inside out, captured in photos for all to enjoy from the safety of dry land.

Location:
Sun Diego Boardshops Carlsbad
2978 Carlsbad Blvd #120
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Phone: (442) 500-2295

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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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Taste of SoCal in Carlsbad – Lagoon Style | H2O Trash Patrol Benefit

posted on July 23rd, 2015 | filed under: Carlsbad, Good People, Local Community Events, Loving the Lifestyle, Ocean View

Attend this summer’s island….I mean, lagoon style gala to benefit H2O Trash Patrol. Purchase your tickets for an evening to remember as you watch the sunset over the beautiful Agua Hedionda Lagoon at the Discovery Center in Carlsbad, CA. Featuring tasty foods from SoCal restaurants, Green Flash & Pizza Port brews, live music, silent auction and more!

August 7th, 2015 – 6:30 PM

Purchase Tickets

MARINE DEBRIS REMOVED in 2015
4,561 POUNDS
OUT OF SAN DIEGO COUNTY WATERWAYS

 

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