The History of San Diego Real Estate: The 1980’s



In this special series, we will be covering the evolution of the real estate industry from the 1960’s to present day. These posts are based on the industry experience of Coastal Premier Properties Broker, Tom Tucker. It is our hope that by retelling the history of real estate in San Diego County, we will be able to trace the changes at a social, economic, and technological level that have led to today’s current industry profile and the results that have occurred for consumers, for better and for worse. Click here to read about San Diego in the 1960’s and 1970’s.




San Diego Real Estate History: The 1980’s


San Diego County Population: 1,861,846 people

San Diego County Population Growth For This Decade: 34%

Estimated Number of New Housing Units Built from 1970-1979: 58,717 Units

Estimated Number of Total Housing Units in the County by 1979: 206,890 Units (Including 47,015 Units Built Prior to 1960)

(information provided by the U.S. Census Bureau)


Overall, in the 1980’s, technology was on the rise. Offices saw their first fax machines, pagers, and cellphones. The speed of data flow increased as boards were able to fax information about the newest listings to their members and people were able to fax documents to each other. However at this time, signatures on faxes weren’t considered to be legally binding. Early adopters started to have carphones and most people had pagers. The speed of the business was starting to pick up. The late eighties saw the first computers appearing in the office, in the form of word-processing machines.

By the mid-80’s the local boards have merged into just a handful, a model we still have today.

Also the 80’s saw an increase of a focus on agent information and disclosures. When an agent listed a home, they had to count all the rooms themselves, measure the spaces, and come up with all pertinent information about the property from inspecting it. Today, we have stored data to work off of.

People were qualified to purchase homes by their agent. Today, we recommend that anyone interested in purchasing a property meet with a lender to be pre-approved. There was less of separation of specialties and more of a focus on the agent being able to wear many hats including inspector, loan officer, etc.


Notable Changes in Real Estate Law From This Decade:

1981: Regulation of Time-Share Offerings. With the subsequent enactment of Assembly Bill 2252 on January 1, 2005, DRE, in collaboration with the time-share industry, reformed the time-share law streamlining the qualification process while improving consumer protection.


Notable San Diego Events From This Decade:


1980: The San Diego Trolley, first line in the city’s new light-rail transit system, is dedicated.

1982: After a massive fund-raising drive to rebuild it, a new, three-theater Old Globe complex opens in Balboa Park.

1984: Padres win National League Pennant; World Series games first played in San Diego.

1988: San Diego hosts its first Super Bowl.

1989: San Diego Convention Center opens.


Notable United States Events From This Decade:


1981: Sandra Day O’Connor is sworn in as the first woman Supreme Court justice.

1986: Challenger disaster.

1989: Exxon Valdez oil spill.


Join us next month as we dive into the history of the 1990’s and take a look at what changes in that decade shaped the evolution of the real estate industry.

2015 San Diego 4th of July Fireworks Schedule

Want to catch fireworks this 4th of July? Check out out 2015 San Diego 4th of July Fireworks schedule!

San Diego

Big Bay Boom Annual July 4th Fireworks Show

Location:  Multiple Locations along the San Diego Bay.

Time:  9:00 pm

Witness the largest fireworks display in the county.  With fireworks being launched from 4 carefully placed locations on the bay, they can be seen from the Embarcadero area, Harbor and Shelter Island, and Seaport Village/Coronado Landing.



Sea To Shining Sea 4th of July Firework

Location: SeaWorld San Diego- 500 SeaWorld Dr, San Diego, CA 92109
Time: Fireworks at 10:30 PM

Celebrate the 4th of July with a spectacular fireworks show at the famous SeaWorld.

seaworld skies light up during summer nights


Ocean Beach

Location: Ocean Beach Pier at the end of Newport Ave.

Time: 9:00 PM

Enjoy a fun filled day at the beach on the sand or checking out the many shops on Newport Ave and top it off with a fireworks extravaganza from the Ocean Beach Pier.

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4th of July Celebration in Coronado

Location: Various Locations on Coronado
Time: 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM

Start the day off at 10 am with a fantastic parade right down Orange Ave, then check out a concert at Spreckels Park at 4 pm and top it off with an excellent fireworks display over Glorietta Bay.

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North County Coastal

San Diego County Fair 4th of July Celebration

Location: Del Mar Fairgrounds – 2260 Jimmy Durante Boulevard, Del Mar
Time: Starts at 9:30 AM, Fireworks at 9:00 PM

Celebrate the 4th at the County Fair and enjoy a fun filled day with rides, concerts, parades and finish it off with an extravagant  fireworks show.



4th of July Fireworks at La Jolla Cove

Location: Ellen Browning Scripps Park, 1180 Coast Boulevard, La Jolla
Time: 9:00 PM

Celebrate the 4th with family and friends and enjoy one of the greatest sunset spots on the coast and be amazed by the fireworks spectacle.

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Red, White and BOOM!

Location: LEGOLAND California – One Legoland Drive, Carlsbad
Time: Fireworks at 8:30 PM

Take the whole family and spend the day enjoying rides, shows and attractions along with some all-American picnic games like burlap races and water-balloon tosses, then top it off with a fireworks display set to patriotic music.

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Oceanside Fireworks Show

Location: El Corazon Site at Rancho Del Oro Road
Date: July 3, 2015
Time: 6:00 to 10:00 PM

Start off your Independence Day celebration a day early by bringing a beach chair and the whole family to enjoy Oceanside Fireworks Show.



North County Inland

Independence Day Festival & Fireworks

Location: 340 N. Escondido Blvd., Escondido, CA 92025
Time: Starts at 4:00 PM, Fireworks at 9:00 PM

Join us for the the 52nd Annual Independence Day Festival & Fireworks with food, music, and children’s games and an awe-inspiring fireworks show.

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Grand Tradition July 4th

Location: Grand Tradition – 220 Grand Tradition Way, Fallbrook, CA 92028
Time: Starts at 2:00 PM, Fireworks at 9:00 PM

Enjoy a day of live entertainment, dancing, kid friendly activities and top it off with an amazing fireworks display.

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Mira Mesa Fourth of July Celebration

Location: Mira Mesa Community Park, Mira Mesa Boulevard and New Salem Street, Mira Mesa
Time: Fireworks at 9:00 PM

Come early for the parade and family friendly activities and stay late for the fireworks.

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An Old Fashioned Fourth of July & Fireworks

Location: Poway High School Stadium, 15500 Espola Road, Poway
Time: 7:00 to 10:00 PM

Start Independence Day off at the Festival from 10am – 4pm and then head over to the Poway High School for food, music and fireworks.



Rancho Bernardo’s Spirit of the Fourth

Location: Webb Park
Time: 7:00 AM to 9:30 PM

It’s a whole day of fun in Rancho Bernardo with a pancake breakfast, a festival with food, music and games, a parade and fireworks!

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San Marcos 4th of July Celebration

Location: Bradley Park, Rancho Sante Fe Road and Linda Vista Drive, San Marcos
Time: 6:00 to 9:00 PM

Join us for carnival games, jumpers, food and fireworks!

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Vista Independence Day Celebration

Location: Moonlight Amphitheatre, 1200 Vale Terrace Drive, Vista
Time: 5:00 to 9:00 PM

Accompany us this Independence day at the Moonlight Amphitheatre with live music, an honorary ceremony, family fun and fireworks!

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Recipe: Peach and Raspberry Crisp


What You Need:


4 to 5 lbs. firm, ripe peaches

Zest of 1 orange

1 ¼ c. granulated sugar

1 c. light brown sugar, packed

1 ½ c. plus 2-3 tbsp. all-purpose flour

½ pint raspberries

¼ tsp. salt

1 c. quick-cooking oatmeal

½ lb. cold, unsalted butter, diced




  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Butter a 10X15X2 ½ in. oval baking dish.
  3. Immerse the peaches in boiling water for 30 seconds, then place them in cold water.
  4. Peel the peaches and slice them into thick wedges and place them in a large bowl.
  5. Add the orange zest, ¼ c. granulated sugar, ½ c. brown sugar, and 2 tbsp. flour. Toss well.
  6. Gently mix in the raspberries.
  7. Allow the mixture to sit for five minutes. If there is a lot of liquid, add 1 tbsp. flour.
  8. Pour the peaches into the baking dish and gently smooth the top.
  9. Combine 1 ½ c. flour, 1 c. granulated sugar, ½ c. brown sugar, salt, oatmeal, and butter. Mix until the butter is pea-sized and the mixture crumbly.
  10. Sprinkle evenly on top of the peaches and raspberries.
  11. Bake for one hour, until the top if browned and crisp and the juices are bubbly.

Design Trends: Bowl Topped Sinks

One very modern trend we’ve been seeing a lot of in bathroom remodels is the bowl topped sink. Many people are switching out their bathroom vanity for a more elegant design with the bowl of the sink perched on top of the storage cabinet. The bowls can be made of anything from classic porcelain to marble to glass and even metal. Whatever the material, the sink ends up looking nothing short of elegant!

See below for some of our favorite takes on this trend!

All images via our Pinterest board







Just Sold: May 2015

Thank you for all your support, here some of the properties Coastal Premier Properties has helped clients buy or sell throughout the county this month. If we can help you or someone you know, please contact us!

Tierra Del Sur

(Carmel Valley)


For those looking for something truly special. Torrey Collection at it’s best w/stunning upgrades, 5 bedrooms, downstairs office, amazing casita with kitchenette, 6 full baths & 2 ½ baths. Custom upgrades & features found through-out. SOLAR ELECTRIC for huge savings. Beautifully landscaped, perfect for entertaining with over an acre meticulously designed w/Bellagio inspired saltwater pool, covered outdoor patio with auto-shades & large circular driveway w/custom pavers.  SOLD for $2,700,000.



Dove Hollow Road



*Represented Buyer

Dramatic Price Reduction: $2.375M. Unique light, bright, magnificent custom Estate nestled in the Hills of Olivenhain. Panoramic views of Olivenhain Valley. A true entertainment destination; dramatic chef’s kitchen, adjoining enormous Great Room, 6 sets of French Doors to the Outdoor Extravaganza – Pool/Jacuzzi/Waterfall, fireplace/BBQ & seating galore, primed for events intimate & grand. Bob Booker designed 5Bd/5.5Ba plus dedicated 1st floor office and Guest Suite and 2nd floor bonus room on 3 acres.  SOLD for $2,375,000.
(Del Mar)
*Represented Buyer
This charming single story in Old Del Mar sits on a large private lot on a quiet street. Lovingly remodeled the property boasts a new kitchen that opens to a family room and office. The family room is light and bright with large windows and doors that look out to a spacious patio with Jacuzzi and mature landscaping. Private master bedroom and spa like bath with a soaking tub and generous walk-in shower. Sitting on a large private lot over 10,000 sq.ft. on a quiet street close to the beach and village.  SOLD for $2,050,000.
San Lucas Court
(Solona Beach)
Welcome to understated elegance and indoor outdoor living at its best. Rarely available single story located on half an acre in the desirable Isla Verde community. Enjoy sweeping views of the Lomas Santa Fe Country Golf Course and beyond to the ocean from this sophisticated home perched high above the greens. Enjoy bright, open spaces with large windows all around and inviting travertine and wood floors throughout. A state of the art kitchen fit for a Master Chef.  SOLD for $1,749,000.
Smith Canyon Court
(Carmel Valley)
*Represented Buyer
Beautiful 5Br/4.5Ba Sonoma Plan 3 with one full bedroom with bathroom downstairs. Upgrades include granite kitchen counter tops, quartz bathroom countertops, wood floors, wrought iron railings, and more. Conveniently located close to shopping, restaurants, parks, award winning schools, beaches, and major freeways.  SOLD for $1,365,000.
Landfair Court
(Carmel Valley)
Sensational Heights Plan 3 featuring 4 BR’s, 2.5 BA’s situated on a cul-de-sac 8233 sq. ft. private view lot. This impeccably remodeled home boasts a much sought after floor plan which includes an expanded kitchen/family room “great room” and the Master BR on the main floor. The gourmet kitchen features custom cabinetry, slate countertops, marble island, Thermador appliances and African Mahogany La Cantina bi-folding doors. Entertainer’s backyard with fireplace, spa, and specimen palms. NO Mello Roos!  SOLD for $1,275,000.
Ahlrich Ave
*Represented Seller
Custom quality and craftsmanship in this stunning Lillian Rice inspired single level Spanish Colonial Revival home. Authentic character with endless detail. Built in 2005 this 4 bedroom/3 bath approx.. 2500sf home offers no HOA, no Mello Roos and sited on a 10,000sf lot. Grand turret entry features open beamed ceilings, unique tile and stone mosaics & accent the brick wall features. Large center island with sit-down counter and breakfast area all opening to an impressive family room.  SOLD for $1,150,000.
Halite Place
Sellers will entertain offers between $1,025,000 & 1,125,000! This elegant & Tuscan inspired home shows like a model & better than new! Step inside to custom paint, upgraded flooring, plantation shutters, surround sound & casita/guest suite. The chef’s kitchen features an extra large island, ss appliances, rich cabinetry & huge adjoining family room! Upstairs are 4 bdrms including a luxury master suite w/travertine & natural stone. Relax in the bkyrd w/firewall/waterfall&BBQ! Home Security.  SOLD for $1,100,000.
Guizot St.
(Ocean Beach)
*Represented Buyer
Location! Location! Location! Southwest ocean views from many rooms! This charming character home offers gleaming hd wd floors, a newly remodeled kitchen, 4 BRs including a master bedroom retreat with en suite bath, fireplace, balcony, high wood beam ceilings & beautiful views. The corner lot offers an abundance of beautiful mature trees and vegetation plus a delightful hedge including an arched entryway. Very spacious detached 2 car garage. First time on the market in over 30 years! Silvergate School.  SOLD for $1,000,000.
High Rose Terrace 
(San Diego)
Distinguished 4 bedroom + loft + bonus room, 3 bath Del Sur home. Enjoy custom built-ins, many upgrades and fine finishes. Bonus room plus additional loft provide plenty of space to spread out and relax. Gourmet kitchen with granite counters, stainless steel appliances, eat-in island and butler’s pantry. Romantic Master Suite with extra deep soaking tub, separate shower. Upstairs laundry. Professionally designed back yard with Bocce court. Highly rated Poway schools; easy walk to pool and parks.  SOLD for $995,000.
Torrey Glenn Road
(San Diego)
Elegant living and entertaining await you in this executive home. Timeless architecture, flowing floorplan, tropical yard and patio. Large gourmet kitchen; granite counters, expansive island. Luxurious master get-away with fireplace, deep soaking tub, private balcony and bonus room. Ground floor office has separate courtyard entry. Evening views of hot air balloons. Within walking distance of Westview High School, shops and restaurants. Easy freeway access to 56, 15 and 5. 6 miles to beach.  SOLD for $965,000.
Caminito Lapiz
(Carmel Valley)
Highly desirable Stone Canyon; featuring 4 bedrooms with wonderful upgrades including wood floors, plantation shutters, crown moldings, stunning remodeled kitchen open to family room with fireplace, spacious master suite with updated bathroom, huge walk-in closet with custom organizers and 2 car garage. All this plus wonderful interior cul-de-sac location off main road. Stone Canyon is a gated community with pool, neighboring community park, top rated schools, low fees and so much more!  SOLD for $890,000.
(San Marcos)
Stunning, spacious home has spectacular ocean & nature views. An entertainer’s dream, with a spool, outdoor stone fireplace and summer kitchen. Inside are three fireplaces; a gourmet kitchen with stainless steel appliances, large walk-in pantry and ample cabinets; a downstairs bedroom with full bath; a home office with work station; and a large bonus room. Rooftop solar panels (owned) reduce the electric bill to pennies. Quiet kid-friendly cul-de-sac in gated community of Promontory Ridge.  SOLD FOR $862,000.
Least Tern Court
(Rancho Penasquitos)
Welcome home to one of the loveliest cul-de-sacs in Park Village! Beautifully remodeled, located on the Penasquitos Preserve w/panoramic views. A paved patio with gazebo add to the peaceful, private backyard. Convenient full br/ba on entry level, all new flooring throughout, decorator baseboards and paint. Upstairs features built in cabinetry & desk space in the open hall. New granite kitchen counters, new SS appliances. No HOA & soon to exp Mello Roos. A must see!  SOLD for $815,000.
Bryn Glen Way
(Torrey Highlands)
*Represented Buyer
Gorgeous Torrey Highlands home with open canyon views at back! 4 bedroom ,upstairs open space with built-in desks.Gourmet kitchen opens to family room,has granite counter tops,large eating island & breakfast area.Formal dining & living room.Over-sized MB w/sitting area,Newly installed laminate floors & beautiful tiles.Private backyard w/southern exposures,canyon/tree views great for entertaining.Walk to top rated Westview High School,shopping,bank,restaurants.Easy access to 56! Buyer to verify all B4 COE!  SOLD for $770,000.
Bryn Glen Way
(Rancho Penaasquitos)
Pristine, move-in ready cul-de-sac home. Absolutely gorgeous yard abutting open space, with gate access to trails! Gourmet kitchen with granite counters, island. Open floor plan, with cozy gas fireplace in family room. Custom fixtures and wiring plus lush landscaping, outdoor uplighting and peaceful fountain combine to make this a family and entertainer’s delight. Very private. Beautiful westerly views and ocean breezes. Family friendly neighborhood. Easy freeway access to 56, 15 and 5. PUSD.  SOLD for $768,000.
Pipilo St
(Rancho Penasquitos)
This gorgeous, upgraded family home is in a great location and neighborhood! Convenient bedroom and full bath downstairs. Granite counter tops in kitchen and bathrooms, newer dual-pane vinyl windows, brand new flooring, baseboards, fresh paint, new lighting and bathroom fixtures. Too many upgrades to mention them all! Huge lot room for a pool! With no HOA and no Mello Roos, this home is move-in ready and close to schools, parks, shopping, freeways and beaches. Highly-rated PUSD, including Westview High.  SOLD for $745,000.
*Represented Buyer
Single level beautiful ranch home on oversized private 10,000 sqft lot.  4 bedroom 3 bath with a huge rear yard.  Very clean home with renovations including ceiling scraped and re-textured, brand new carpet, newer roof, fresh interior paint. all interior and exterior doors, windows, garage door and opener, interior door casings, rear patio and patio cover etc.  Has air conditioning, in a great neighborhood close to schools, beach and village.  SOLD  for $715,000.
Camino Rico
(San Diego)
*Represented Buyer
Rarely available and highly desirable Del Cerro Hill view home! Beautiful 3 bedroom 2.5 bath gem high on the hill. Terrific open floor plan with lots of natural light. Vaulted ceilings. Hardwood floors. Private master bedroom deck. Entertainers dream! Relax and barbeque by the sparkling pool and enjoy the amazing views. Close to schools, parks and neighborhood stores. Great Family Home!  SOLD for $690,000.
El Camino Real
(Carmel Valley)
*Represented Buyer
A beautifully upgraded end unit in Crest at Del Mar with contemporary touches is waiting for you. Interior amenities include 3 bedrooms and 3 full baths, gorgeous Tigerwood flooring, vaulted ceilings and upgraded lighting. The light and bright kitchen features white cabinetry, granite countertops and stainless steel appliances adjacent to a spacious nook, which easily flows to the outdoor patio that offers plenty of room for dining al fresco.  SOLD for $672,000.
Christopher Ridge Terrace
(Rancho Bernardo)
Gorgeous, move-in ready 3 bedroom + loft, 2 ½ bath Del Sur home across from park! Enjoy custom paint, luxurious flooring, water softener, lovely stamped-stone patio, and separate enormous loft on 3rd floor with views! Gourmet kitchen with Corian counters, stainless steel appliances, island. Electric fireplace in Great Room. Spacious master with beautiful views and private balcony. Upstairs laundry. Low-maintenance landscaping. Award winning schools; easy freeway access.  SOLD for $645,000.
Pinnacle Place
*Represented Buyer
Seller entertain offers between 599k-629k**Clean, well maintained view home in most desirable location and neighborhood of South Escondido. Timeless floor plan, street level has living areas + powder room. Downstairs are 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, Nice master bedroom & spa bath tub, sep shower, dual sinks, sep toilet area, large walk in closet. All new interior/exterior paint, neutral wall colors, new carpet, finished wall 3 car garage, custom pool spa in your own private oasis. View panoramic west views  SOLD for $615,000.
El Camino Real
(Carmel Valley)
*Represented Buyer
Welcome home to this bright and spacious townhome in the heart of Carmel Valley. The Crest community offers the best location, within walking distance to shopping and restaurants, the best schools and the fabulous Carmel Valley Rec center. This townhome has it all, three stories of living at its finest. Living room with vaulted ceilings, gas fireplace and tons of windows. Formal Dining room. See Supp Remarks for much more!  SOLD for $585,000.





*Represented Buyer

Beautiful townhome in the gated community of Poinesttia Heights. Spacious loft upstairs and master bedroom downstairs has walk in closet. End unit located on a cul-de-sac. Vaulted ceiling, bright and airy. Community pool & spa. Close to Aviara community park, elementary & middle schools.  SOLD for $569,000.
Oceanview Terrace
*Represented Buyer
Beautiful large two story home! You are greeted w/ a large private driveway with potential RV Parking. Into the home stunning custom flooring, designer paint, beautiful ceiling fans and fixtures throughout. Kitchen is vibrant and bright w/ sliding door into the backyard for family entertaining, rich dark wood cabinetry, granite counter-tops with bar siting, recess lighting and stainless steel appliances. Gorgeous living room with Fireplace. Master Suite includes Balcony with VIEWS and fireplace and more..SOLD for $539,000.


Calle Trevino
(Rancho Bernardo)
Meticulously cared for townhome at the end of a gorgeous Paseo is quiet and loaded with upgrades. Experience the luxury of 3 en-suite bedrooms! Gourmet kitchen with granite counters, eat-in bar, café balcony. Custom paint, hand-scraped hardwood flooring, neutral carpet. Complex is nestled among parks, lush landscaping and a wide range of amenities. Walk to shops, dining. Highly rated Poway Unified School District. Easy freeway access to 56 and 15.  SOLD for $502,000.
Carmel Creek
(Carmel Valley)
Whether you are in the market for an investment or a place to call home, this remodeled unit in the community of Halcyon is perfect. This light and bright 2 bed/2.5 bath home features an open floor plan with high ceilings, all new flooring throughout, granite kitchen with SS appliances and balcony. Attached two car garage for safety & convenience. Nice community pool. Halcyon is centrally located in Carmel Valley. Carmel Creek Elementary and park across the street, walkable to CVMS, TPHS and shopping.  SOLD for $500,000.
Hunters Glen
(Chula Vista)
*Represented Buyer
Spacious & updated! This home features beautiful travertine flooring w/ custom inlays throughout. Enjoy a separate living room, dining room & kitchen nook w/ an open layout. The spacious kitchen has ample maple cabinets a large island & pantry! Adjacent family room is adorned with an upgraded stone fireplace. The yard has a lovely covered patio, great for entertaining & has beautiful custom landscaping. The large master boasts a walk-in closet, dual vanity, separate shower & large soaking tub. Low HOA!  SOLD for $487,000.
Via Montebello
(Torrey Highlands)
Sophisticated 2 bedroom, 2 ½ bath condo, in quiet Cortina community of Torrey Highlands. Lux with upscale finishes; ground floor features on-point travertine tiles, crown molding, and a stone-surround electric fireplace. Kitchen has eat-in island, walk-in pantry, granite counters. 2 ensuite bedrooms. Convenient upstairs laundry. Custom paint, AC, neutral carpet and upgraded light fixtures throughout! Strolling distance to dining, shops, Westview High School. Easy freeway access to 56, 15 and 5.  SOLD for $455,000.
Elisa Lane
(San Diego)
*Represented Buyer
Prime end unit location, with views of Sabre Springs Park, yards away! Only 3 units in this bldg. not 6 with garages below. Upgraded granite in kitchen and 2 full baths, tile around the gas fireplace ,dark espresso laminate flooring with upgraded pad,ceiling fan in master/dual sink vanity in bathroom with extra wide tub/2 closets in master,upgraded dining room chandelier,crown molding thruout!Year-old frontloading washer dryer! Neutral paint and carpet,!Minutes to shopping, 15 &56 freeways !See suppl… SOLD for $380,000.
Azalea Glen
*Represented Buyer
Amazing Sonata home.  3 bedroom 3 full bath plus bonus room on a private cul de sac.  Master bedroom w/ jacuzzi tub, plantation shutters in the living room and bonus room.  Don’t miss out on the many amenities, pool, tennis courts, biking and hiking trails.  great mountain/sunset views.  perfect home for your next family gatherings.  SOLD for $370,000.

Zuni Drive

(Del Mar)


Located in the “Sweet Spot” of Old Del Mar walking distance to the Village and Beach yet out of the crowd! Charming cottage style Bokal and Sneed designed 4 bedroom w/additional media rm, 3 full baths & 2 car garage plus peeks of ocean. Fabulous gourmet kitchen, reclaimed hardwood flooring from School Houses in the Carolinas, timeless tile work in baths, multi-framed windows, wonderful outdoor space w/fireplace, custom surfboard shower, hot tub & sunset view deck to enjoy after a day at the beach!  Offered at $2,995,000.




Located west of I-5, this elegant custom designed home has been lovingly remodeled by a top local architect. With a main floor master suite, this split level lives like a single story. First time on the market, it is a rare opportunity to live in this beautiful beach community and enjoy the breathtaking ocean views and sunsets. One of a kind floorplan, it has 3,057 sf with 2 BR/2.5 BA in the main house plus a 585 sf permitted guest suite with kitchenette and private bath, and is an architects dream home!  Offered at $2,000,000-$2,300,000.
 Caminito Lazanja 
Entertainer’s dream, 5 bed/5.5 bath, located on a private corner lot overlooking Santaluz’s “Critter Corridor”. Highly upgraded interior carries a rustic elegance with custom chandeliers, marble countertops, spacious rooms and natural stone throughout. Luxurious master suite, exposition-style gourmet kitchen, and gated porte-chochere with motor court. Resort-style backyard showcases 4 fountains, spa with fireplace, pool with beach entry, and an oversized bar with BBQ.  Offered at $1,350,000.
Quaker Hill 
(Carmel  Valley)
Highly desirable Belmont plan 4 featuring 5brms, one on main floor with private bath, & large upstairs bonus room. Lovely floor plan with neutral tones, double sided staircase, spacious kitchen with slab granite, center island & pantry. Beautiful master suite with fireplace, large bathroom & huge closet, upstairs laundry & much more! Outside enjoy private yard with plenty of room for entertainment. All this plus just a short walk or drive to top rated schools, parks, shopping, freeways & beaches.  Offered at $1,325,000.


Recipe: Summer Corn Salad With Champagne Vinaigrette

What You Need:


Champagne Vinaigrette:


1 shallot, quartered

1 small clove garlic

1 tbsp. Dijon mustard

2 tbsp. sugar

1/8 tsp kosher salt

Dash of fresh ground white pepper

½ cup Champagne vinegar

1 ½ cups canola oil


3 ears corn, shucked and grilled or boiled

6 plum tomatoes, cored and cut into large chunks

1 shallot, minced

2 tsp. chopped fresh tarragon

1 tbsp. chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

1 ½ cups firmly packed arugula leaves, steams removed

Salt to taste

Fresh ground black pepper




Champagne Vinaigrette:


  1. In a food processor, mince shallot and garlic together.
  2. Add mustard, sugar, salt, pepper, and vinegar.
  3. With the machine running, gradually add oil to form an emulsion.




  1. Cut off the corn kernels from the cob. Discard cobs and place kernels in a bowl.

To the kernels, add tomatoes, shallot, tarragon, parsley, arugula, and ½ cup of the champagne