Recipe: Vegetable Coleslaw


What you need:

1 pound white cabbage (1/2 small head)

3/4 pound red cabbage (1/2 small head)

5 carrots

2 cups mayonnaise

1/4 cup dijon mustard

1 tablespoon sugar

2 tablespoons cider vinegar

2 teaspoons celery seed

1 teaspoon celery salt

1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


Fit a food processor with the thickest slicing blade

Cut the cabbages into small wedges and place horizontally into the feed tube, process in batches

Fit the food processor with a grating blade

Cut the carrots in half and place in the feed tube so they are laying on their side

Process in batches and mix in a bowl with the grated cabbages

In a medium bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, mustard, sugar, vinegar, celery seeds, celery salt, salt and pepper

Pour enough of the dressing over the grated vegetables to moisten them.

Serve cold, or at room temperature!

Everything in San Diego You Must Do This Summer

Looking for summer fun in San Diego? Check out our guide to what you absolutely must do and see this summer!



May 1 – Sept 1:

Every Sunday this summer, get your chance to day drink on a rooftop with a pool at LOUNGESix.  Complete with DJ’s, VIP tables, and bottle service.  Visit their website.


May 18 – 28:

Celebrate everything surf at the 5th Annual Surf Film Festival.  Featuring more than 20 internaitonal surf films, host filmmaker panels & workshops. For more info visit their page.



June 3:

SILO in Makers Quarter will be hosting the 6th Annual Craft Beers + Bites in conjunction with the SDSU College of Extended Studies Business of Craft Beer Program to benefit the San Diego Brewers Guild.  Visit their page for more info.

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June 3-July 4th:

Mad About the Fair is the theme of the San Diego County Fair opening at 4:00PM on Friday, June 3 and continuing through Monday, July 4. (The Fair is closed on Mondays, except July 4, and the first two Tuesdays.)You’ll love our grand-scale tea party featuring the renowned Lewis Carroll classic Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland,fused with influences from steampunk, cosplay, great literature, wacky machinery, and all the fun and magic you have come to expect. More information here. 




June 11-12:

The San Diego Festival of the Arts has moved locations to Waterfront Park for the first time in 29 years. Saturday and Sunday, from 10am-5pm, almost 200 artists will be set up in the park along with live entertainment, food from local restaurants, and SD craft beers.  More info on their page.



June 15:

Sample your way through everyone’s favorite foodie neighborhood at this year’s Taste of Little Italy from 5-9pm.  Get your “taste passport” and follow the map of participating restaurants and each of their menu offerings for you to nibble on.  Their website has all the tasty details.



June 18:

For the third year, run through the fair like a madman during VAVi’s San Diego County Fair 5k. Get there before crowds are allowed in for a race course winding through Ferris wheels and thrill rides. Tickets include admission to the fair that day and a free beer, so stick around after the race to ride the rides and refuel with funnel cakes.  Visit their webpage for more information.  The actual San Diego County Fair runs from June 3rd – July 4th.



July 8th:

Baseball fans have five days to meet and get autographs from MLB legends at Petco Park. See if you’re good enough for the majors when you participate in baseball training drills or step into the all-star batting cages.  Click here to get all the details.



July 9:

Bring your mat to Waterfront Park for an hour of outdoor yoga. Whether you’re a yoga master or you can barely touch your toes, there will be modifications fit for all levels during both sessions at 8am and 11am.  Visit their website for all the information.



July 15th-Sept. 5:

Opening day at the Del Mar Racetrack takes place on July 15th! The summer meet of the track will run from July 15th-September 5th. As always, Del Mar will host a Summer Concert Series at the track, as well as other special events. More info here.



July 21 – 24:

Comic-Con passes have been sold out for quite a while now, but that doesn’t mean you have to miss out on all the fun. There are tons of Comic-Con events happening Downtown and all over San Diego, including meet & greets, exclusive parties, and more. They have more info on their website.



July 23:

The 4th Annual Heroes Brew Fest is coming to Waterfront Park so you can drink like a superhero. More than 40 breweries will be pouring over 100 craft beers to benefit the Warrior Foundation from 2:30-6:30pm.  Visit their website.



Aug 7:

Get your motor running for the 27th Annual Vista Rod Run, where car enthusiasts from all around can drool over classic cars, hot rods, and specialty vehicles.  Their website as more information.



Aug 25:

Learn how to mix it up at the Hotel Del Coronado with cocktail-making classes taught by Nolet’s Gins mixologist Jaren Singh.  More information is on their website.


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Aug 26:

Come out to Coronado Island or watch from the shores around San Diego Bay as boats race in support of Sharp HospiceCare.  Visit their website to get all the details.



Aug 27:

Logan Heights is celebrating the history and culture of its neighborhood with the Imperial Avenue Street Festival.  If you click here, you see all the information.


Design Trends: Vertical Gardening

Whether you’re a condo dweller short on space or just looking for creative ways to spice up your garden, vertical gardening has been taking off!

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What is the Offer Process?


Congratulations! You’ve found a property you’d like to purchase! The first step to getting into escrow with the seller is to write an offer. The offer will include such things as the price you’d like to pay for the home, any special conditions such as a longer or short term escrow, items to convey such as washer and dryer, etc. Your real estate agent will submit your offer once you are satisfied with the conditions.

Then, you will normally receive a counter-offer from the seller. Sometimes you get lucky at this point and the seller will notify that they have accepted the price and terms of your offer and you will go into escrow. But most likely the seller will have conditions of their own. Your real estate agent will review the seller’s counter-offer with you. If you are agreeable, your agent will give the seller’s agent notice that you accept their terms.

Sometimes, you may wish to submit another counter-offer of your own. These counters will go back and forth until both parties mutually accept the terms of the sale contract or you, the buyer, decide to withdraw your offer. If the offer doesn’t get accepted through negotiations, sometimes the agent can stay in contact with the listing agent and bring the negotiations back to the table at a later date. Of course, the buyer can always look for and purchase another property.


The Pinteresting Five: Water Features

Looking to spruce up your yard this spring? Water features are a great addition to any yard, and with so many possibilities to choose from, you can definitely find something that you truly love!

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Recipe: Green Tea Honeysuckle Cake


What You Need:

1 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup shortening
2 1/2 cups sugar
1/4 cup honey
6 large eggs
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon table salt
3/4 cup milk
2 teaspoons matcha (green tea powder)

For the Glaze:

3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter
1/3 cup honey
1/3 cup orange liqueur

1. Preheat oven to 325°. Beat butter and shortening at medium speed with a heavy-duty electric stand mixer until creamy. Gradually add sugar, beating until light and fluffy. Add honey, beating until blended. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating just until blended after each addition.

2. Stir together flour and next 2 ingredients. Add to butter mixture alternately with milk, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Beat at low speed just until blended after each addition. Transfer 2 1/2 cups batter to a 2-qt. bowl, and stir in matcha until blended.

3. Drop 2 scoops of plain batter into a greased and floured 10-inch (16-cup) Bundt pan, using a small cookie scoop (about 1 1/2 inches); top with 1 scoop of matcha batter. Repeat procedure around entire pan, covering bottom completely. Continue layering batters in pan as directed until all batter is used.

4. Bake at 325° for 1 hour and 5 minutes to 1 hour and 15 minutes or until a long wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.

5. During last 10 minutes of baking, prepare Honeysuckle Glaze. Remove cake from oven, and gradually spoon 1 cup hot Honeysuckle Glaze over cake in pan, allowing glaze to soak into cake after each addition. Reserve remaining glaze. Cool cake completely in pan on a wire rack (about 1 hour and 30 minutes).

6. Remove cake from pan; spoon reserved glaze over cake.

For the Glaze:

Bring all ingredients and 3 Tbsp. water to a boil in a 1-qt. saucepan over medium heat, stirring often; reduce heat to medium-low, and boil, stirring constantly, 3 minutes.

Just Sold: April 2016


Thank you for all your support, here are 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!

Via Borgia
(Del Mar)
*Represented Seller
Gorgeous Del Mar Terrace 3 bedroom contemporary house constructed in 2006. Stunning ocean and lagoon views from 3 decks. Corner lot with abundance of natural light beaming through numerous windows and skylights. Beautifully designed with rich granite, travertine flooring with slate accents. Architecture highlights include creative angles and art niches. Irresistibly large ocean view off the master bedroom deck designed for outdoor entertaining and additional decks facing the lagoon.  SOLD for $1,325,000.

Encelia Drive

(La Jolla)


*Represented Buyer

This dynamic residence is like living in a work of art! Sited near the top of La Jolla’s coveted Country Club area, it is captivating in its beautiful melding of design, finishes and sensational ocean views, enjoyed through retracting walls of glass which also make for easy flow to the beautifully landscaped outdoors and spectacular glass tiled infinity-edge pool and spa.  SOLD for $3,950,000.
(Del Sur)
*Represented Buyer
Gorgeous expansive single-level home sits on a private cul-de-sac, featuring a NW orientation from you backyard. Enjoy breathtaking views from your magnificent outdoor living space. This 4 bdr, 4 ½ bath home with a private library speaks to the collector or connoisseur. A caterer’s kitchen to accommodate gatherings large and small. Complete w/ over $321000 in upgrades, including a super laundry room, maple cabinetry throughout, 3 fireplaces and custom countertops with designer select back splashes!  SOLD for $2,264,900.
Highland Drive
(Del Mar)
*Represented Buyer
Beautiful Hacienda style home set on a lushly landscaped, private, .84 acre parcel, located minutes from the Beach. A completed and thorough remodel was completed in 2010, which was from the slab up. All new electrical, plumbing, windows, doors and new master suite and kitchen. New, state of the art, home theater. The property is fully fenced and gated. Lush landscaping throughout. Gourmet kitchen with Viking, stainless steel appliances, Lavish master suite with fireplace and 12 foot ceilings.  SOLD for $1,995,000.
*Represented Buyer
Immaculate, highly upgraded 2BR/2.5BA Cardiff twinhome with White Water Views. Beautiful Rooftop Deck with Panoramic Ocean and Lagoon Views! Remodeled Kitchen with SS Appliances, Remodeled Baths, Hardwood Flooring, Plantation Shutters, Freshly Painted Interior and Exterior. Large Laundry Room with Plenty of Storage. Attached 2 car garage with storage. Perfect primary or secondary home within walking distance to the best beach and surf breaks, shopping, restaurants, parks and schools.  SOLD for $1,325,000.
Ruette De Mer
(Carmel Valley)
*Represented Buyer
With the largest floor plan in Palacio Del Mar, this home backs up onto the green belt and golf course. BEST LOCATION. As soon as you walk through the front door, you are greeted by a unique entryway leading you to the beautiful open living room and double-sided grand staircase. The spacious kitchen is equipped with high quality cabinetry, dark granite counter tops. Downstairs bedroom! All the space you always wanted in this RARELY available floor plan within Palacio.  SOLD for $1,225,000.
Sterling Grove
(Carmel Valley)
*Represented Seller
Beautiful Belmont plan 2 in Carmel Valley’s sought after Carmel Country Highlands. This 5 bedroom (one downstairs with full ensuite bathroom) home offers countless upgrades throughout (see supplement). Located on a tree lined, cul-de-sac street, its spacious floor plan with generous size rooms & solar heated pool/spa with outdoor dining area offer lots of room to entertain family & friends. Award-winning DMUSD & San Dieguito school districts. Close to freeways, beaches, dining & shopping.  SOLD for $1,220,000.
*Represented Buyer
Seller Will Entertain Offers Between $1,100,000 and $1,195,000. The Seaside neighborhood is located a few blocks east of Oceanside’s beaches and just south of downtown. Built as a bungalow in the 1940s, then brilliantly expanded and modernized about 10 years ago. The original charm is still evident. Panoramic ocean views can be enjoyed from the 35′ wraparound deck. Three master suites (primary and one secondary on the entry level), formal living room, family/great room with fireplace, and 2-car garage.  SOLD  for $1,155,000.
(Del Mar)
*Represented Buyer
Completely remodeled and move-in ready! This beautiful single-story home boasts an open floor plan and wonderful privacy. You will find custom cabinets and slab countertops, along with new dual-pane windows and sliders throughout and even a newer furnace, attic insulation and A/C unit. Conveniently located just minutes from Torrey Pines State Reserve and the famous beaches and shopping of Del Mar. No HOA or Mello-Roos, award winning Del Mar schools. Easy freeway access from this quiet neighborhood.  SOLD for 1,095,000.
Chapala Canyon
(Rancho Penasquitos)
*Represented Seller
deal cul-de-sac location surrounded with lush greenery and walking trail. This lovely 5 bedroom plus loft, 4 ½ bath home welcomes you in with gleaming hard wood floors, a cozy den/living room featuring a fireplace & custom French doors, spacious kitchen with large center island, dining room with French doors and garden view, bedroom/ bath on the main floor, spacious master bedroom with lots of natural light, lavish bath & wonderful master closet with amazing organizers, 3 car garage.  SOLD for $976,500.
(Pacific Beach)
*Represented Buyer
**TERRIFIC HOME IN DESIRABLE NORTH PB NEIGHBORHOOD!** And you’ll love the picturesque street in a desirable, quiet, family neighborhood in north Pacific Beach. As you walk into this fine home, you’re greeted by a private spa with a sunny skylight. Offers a private backyard, spacious rooms, new paint in and out, new carpet and flooring, RV parking, 2-car garage, & more. Ocean view if you walk up to the top of backyard, GREAT POTENTIAL! Just a 10-minute bike to the beach!  SOLD for $949,000.
(Carmel Valley)
*Represented Buyer
New Luxury Townhome located in Carmel Valley. Home boasts 2,595 sq ft including 3 Bedroom+Den, 3.5 Bath & Private Casita over the garage. Carmel Row brings modern architectural inspiration and upscale design to a desirable location. Private yards, porches, decks and gathering spaces are included in this easy-to maintain townhome so you can maximize time w/ family and friends. Ideally located in the Del Mar Union and San Dieguito Union School District. EASY ACCESS TO Hwy 5, 56 and local beaches.  SOLD for $923,000.
African Holly
(Carmel Valley)
*Represented Buyer
This highly upgraded (Best in class!) Portico model features superior finishes throughout. Inside you’ll find 3 spacious bdrms, a separate office and a bonus loft. It sits on one of the coveted corners in the very desirable community of Pacific Highlands Ranch. Walk to brand new schools and your own fabulous recreation center complete with a gym, pool, spa, splash pad and more. Even better…stroll a few paces and you can do all of your shopping at the new PHR Village. Offered at 915-930k.  SOLD for $912,000.
Cape Jewels
(Carmel Valley)
*Represented Buyer
Beautifully upgraded Arabella home close to Trader Joe’s, Crunch Fitness, and Starbucks. Features include granite counter tops, island and SS appliances in kitchen, stereo throughout, alarm system, new berber carpet, wood floors, new gas fireplace in family room, LED lighting downstairs, upstairs laundry room, fat texture/neutral color paint, built-ins in closet, large loft with built-ins, downstairs bedroom, travertine in master bath, walk to new school, trails, and clubhouse with pool.  SOLD for $908,000.
Front St
*Represented Seller
Top of the world views in coveted corner unit of 19th floor at Horizons in the Marina District! Rarely available 2 bedrooms plus den (only 4 of these floor plans exist). Shows like a model home w/dramatic bay views, gorgeous hardwoods, gas log fireplace, & kitchen w/open floor plan that seamlessly connects to the sun-kissed patio. 2 car garage spaces plus storage. Complex has impressive gym facility, large pool and jacuzzi, & rec room. Just steps to the Marina, restaurants, Petco Park, & shops!  SOLD for $900,000.
Meadows Del Mar
(Carmel Valley)
*Represented Seller
Wonderful opportunity to build on one of the last available lots in The Meadows Del Mar which is part of the exclusive gated community surrounding the Tom Fazio designed Grand Del Mar Golf Course & Resort. The parcel is approx. ½ acre located in the desirable East Gate. The community is close to hiking & biking trails that are nearby in the canyons. All this plus top rated schools and close proximity to all the best of coastal living!  SOLD for $900,000.
Pacific Beach
(Pacific Beach)
*Represented Buyer
ONLY 2 HOMES REMAIN!! Brand New Luxurious Beach Homes available for move in. Ocean and Bay Views!. High end finishes will include Quartz counter tops with waterfall edge. Hardwood flooring throughout. Each home is separate from the other with no common walls. Large open flowing living areas with expansive views from the 3rd floor. Multiple decks/patios providing outdoor living perfectly suited for Pacific Beach including. Large over sized garage provides direct access to your new home.  SOLD for $890,000.
Blue Dawn
(Carmel Valley)
*Represented Buyer
Gorgeous Plan 2 in the desirable Portico community of Pacific Highlands Ranch. Spacious 4 bedroom, 3 bath home with San Juan Rustic early California exterior design. Meticulously maintained interior featuring stunning Brazilian cherry hardwood floors, reading loft with balcony by Master suite and private enclosed back yard. Chef’s kitchen with granite slab countertops, large island with breakfast bar, GE Profile appliances and beautiful almond beech recessed panel cabinets.  SOLD for $885,000.
(Rancho Penasquitos)
*Represented Seller
Move in ready! Highly desirable Park Village home with huge family great room and open concept kitchen. Features high volume ceilings, multitude of windows for a light and bright interior. New carpet, upgraded baseboards and lighting and designer paint throughout. High end granite counters and tumbled stone backsplash in kitchen w huge breakfast bar. Lovingly maintained by original owner. Downstairs bedroom possible by converting 3rd car tandem garage or extended great room. Full bath downstairs! Top PUSD.  SOLD for $840,000.
Silver Pine
(Rancho Penasquitos)
*Represented Buyer & Seller
Beautifully upgraded home in the heart of 4S Ranch. Step into an open floor plan, gorgeous wood floors & rooms flooded with light. Chef’s kitchen: granite, serving island & butler’s pantry. Entertain in formal living rm & dining rm with French doors to lush courtyard. 1st floor bed/bath perfect for guests. Large master suite has gorgeous tile bath with jetted tub, 2 vanities & walk-in. 3 add. rooms are bright & cheery. Low maintenance yard: tropical landscaping, big patio, raised terrace & putting green. SOLD for $825,00.
Lesar Place
(Rancho Penasquitos)
*Represented Seller
SINGLE LEVEL LIVING Del Sur home on quiet street. Bright & open floor plan includes great room with panoramic door. 1st floor enjoys the Master bdrm, 2nd bed/bath, laundry & main living areas. Tastefully upgraded throughout with clean, modern design. Gourmet kitchen: granite, stainless steel & serving island. 1st floor guest room & full bath, perfect for seniors. 2 add. rooms upstairs have private bath. Loft is great play/work area. Del Sur offers parks, top schools, convenient shopping & easy access. SOLD for $823,000.
Paseo Vista Famosa
(Rancho Santa Fe)
*Represented Seller
Delight in the space of this Whispering Palms Dream! Offering serenity and privacy, close to Morgan Run Golf Resort, desirable, gated Alcala community w/pool/spa, & over 2100 sqft of living space. This highly upgraded home is in move in condition, gorgeous upgraded kitchen with eat in breakfast area, stunning master suite w/fireplace & walk in closet, beautiful hardwood flooring, high ceilings,   lots of natural light, private patio, 2 car garage, and more! SOLD for $815,000.
Shanas Lane
*Represented Seller
Highly desirable Fieldstone home on elevated lot. Gorgeous gourmet kitchen with Cherry cabinets, high end granite counters and built-in Thermador appliances. Lovely travertine flooring through out living and dining rooms, and kitchen. Ceiling fans in most rooms. Spacious 3 car garage with storage cabinets and apoxy flooring. Private backyard with satillo patio areas. offers sunset views.  SOLD for $804,000.
(Bay Park)
*Represented  Seller
Stylish & well-appointed Bay Park charmer located at quiet end of Denver St. Light & bright, renovated single story home, designed with modern touches. Remodeled kitchen includes stainless steel appliances, quartz countertops, maple cabinetry. Hand-scraped maple wood flooring & updated bathrooms, drought friendly landscape. Has back family room addition with potential to easily convert to a rental unit or second master bedroom suite. Close proximity to freeways, Mission Bay, downtown & beaches. SOLD for $760,000.
Terraza Ribera
(Carlsbad South)
*Represented Seller
SHOWS LIKE A MODEL in desirable Alga Hills! Situated on a corner lot this home is move in ready! Step inside to soaring ceilings, custom paint, beautiful wood flooring, new baseboards, new carpeting & custom stone fireplace w/mantle. The spacious kitchen features new cabinetry, stainless appliances, double ovens & sunny nook area with custom atrium window w/external retractable awning. The exterior is highlighted by the immaculate landscaping! Relax in bkyrd w/bbq, firepit and lounging areas!  SOLD for $745,000.
Jane Street
(Rancho Penasquitos)
*Represented Buyer
This light and bright fully remodeled home will not last long! The large, upgraded kitchen with granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances opens up to a large family room. New carpet and paint throughout the entire home. The expansive master bedroom encompasses the entire second floor complete with balcony and fireplace. 3 bedrooms downstairs including a 2nd master suite. Very private and completely fence yard. Highly sought after Poway Unified School District. SOLD for $730,000.
(Del Sur)
*Represented Seller
Beautifully upgraded home inspired by the charming romance of the Mediterranean with a contemporary twist! Prime Del Sur location offers top schools, shopping, parks, pools & trails. Entertain/relax in living room: surround sound & fireplace. Chef-grade kitchen boasts granite, tile backsplash & serving island. Generous master & spa-like bath feature soaking tub, new tile, large walk-in & 2 marble vanities. Enjoy outdoor living – paver patio oasis with lush landscaping is graced by a cascading fountain.  SOLD for $730,000.
(Carlsbad East)
*Represented Buyer
Located on a Cul-De-Sac in the Gated Community of Sunny Creek! LR/DR have Tile flooring and Vaulted ceilings with plenty of Windows with Plantation Shutters to allow lots of Light and Open feeling! Euro white Kitchen cabinets w/Granite Counter tops, Stainless Steel appliances and a Large kitchen island providing plenty of counter space! Upstairs Laundry room where Washer & Dryer (gas) convey! MBR is spacious and has a sitting area. Full BR & bath down stairs!!! Epoxy flooring in Garage!! Fruit trees!  SOLD for $707,500.
(Rancho Penasquitos)
*Represented Seller
Rare one-story updated family home on quiet culdesac! Open floor plan with cathedral ceilings in LR, FM and master. Granite counter tops & newer cabinets in kitchen, master bath & hallway. Tumbled stone backsplash & SS appliances in kitchen. Easy care porcelain tile in main living areas. Cozy fireplace with newer stone surround. A/C, newer energy efficient vinyl windows, newer water heater. Low HOA fees & no Mello Roos! Located in highly rated PUSD with easy access to shopping, freeways, parks & beaches.  SOLD for $675,250.
Camino Crisalida
(Ranch Bernardo)
*Represented Buyer
At the Gateway to 4S Ranch, don’t miss this 3 bedroom 2 bathroom home with a quiet cul-de-sac location at the trail head near Black Mountain Open Space. Upgraded throughout with new paint, travertine and wood flooring, granite kitchen, upgraded baths, dual pane windows, and newer central forced air heating and air conditioning. Next to hiking and biking trails with a lake view towards the coast. The community center has swimming and tennis. close to 4S Ranch, but with No Mello-Roos. Poway School District.  SOLD for $660,000.
*Represented Seller
Beautiful newer development in Oceanside!! Move-in ready home is less than 1 year old. Bed & bath downstairs, which is perfect for guests. Upstairs loft can be an optional 5th BR. Master BR upgraded bathroom, balcony and beautiful views. All upstairs bedrooms with walk-in closets. Dual Pane windows throughout. Spacious kitchen features granite counters and stainless steel appliances. Family room with built-ins. Laundry room with sink and cabinets. 3-car garage. Dual zoned central air. No Mello-Roos!!  SOLD for $627,000.
(Carmel Valley)
*Represented Buyer
Awesome Pacifica Townhouse. Quiet location backing onto a large green open space. Very open and bright floor plan with southern exposure. Updated baths, paint, crown moldings and base boards. Large private patio. Two car attached garage. Near pool, spa, tennis, award winning schools, shopping, I-5 and the beaches. This property shows extremely well ~ you don’t want to miss it!  SOLD for $560,000.
El Camino Real
(Carmel Valley)
*Represented Buyer & Seller
Sheep Ranch
(Chula Vista)
*Represented  Seller
Desirable 3 bedroom 2.5 bath home on a quite corner lot in a gated Otay Ranch community. This premier location is close to freeways, shopping, restaurants,and schools. Spacious master bedroom with walk-in closet, free standing shower, soaking tub,and oversized master vanity. Downstairs there is an open floor plan with kitchen/breakfast-nook/living space and a cozy fireplace. Set-back 2 car garage with oversized driveway. Low maintenance private back yard for an entertainer’s delight.  SOLD for $520,000.
Carmel View
(Carmel Valley)
*Represented Buyer
Away from busy streets and interior traffic, an outstanding location within a nice, smaller complex in Carmel Valley. Abundant natural light in this upper 2 bedroom/2 bath end unit with vaulted ceilings and hardwood floors. Split bedroom floorplan affords maximum privacy for guest bedroom and bath. Nice large kitchen with plenty of cabinets and counter space; full sized laundry and attached one car garage. Complex has beautiful pool and spa area. Fantastic location adjacent to Piazza Carmel.  SOLD for $515,000.
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Design Trends: Faux Brick Walls

More and more people have been loving the look of exposed brick, however replacing your walls with real brick can be expensive and time-consuming.  A great way to get the look for less is to use faux brick wallpaper or peel and stick bricks that can be easily applied anywhere you want in your home. And if you ever get tired of the look, you can simply remove it!

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San Diego Real Estate Report: April 2016

April’s real estate market in review: As of April 2016, the average detached home in San Diego County sold for $549,700, up 5% from the previous month.

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As of April 2016, the average attached home (including condos, townhomes, and twinhomes) in San Diego County sold for $356,000, the same as last month.

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The average detached home in San Diego spent 38 days on the market.

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Condos, twinhomes, and townhomes in San Diego spent an average of 34 days on the market.

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As of April 2016, we are in a seller’s market. On average, a seller of a detached home in San Diego County receives 96.8% of the original list price at the close of the sale, the same as the previous month.

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As of April 2016, the owners of attached properties (condos, twinhomes, and townhomes) retained 97.3% of the original listing price, up slightly from last month.

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The inventory of homes in San Diego County has gone slightly down, which is consistent with what we know that inventory is tight.

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The supply of attached properties continues to decline.

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Are you interested in seeing this breakdown for your San Diego community or zipcode? Let us know!

2016 San Diego Summer Camp Guide

Summer of 2016 is almost upon us! There are plenty of different summer camp options in San Diego for kids of all ages.


General Camps/Programs


Camp Stevens

Camp Stevens provides a summer camp program that includes all sorts of activities for kids and teenagers from 8-18.  Visit their page for more information.


Outpost Summer Camps

Offering a variety of programs for kids aging from 3-14 with sessions lasting three weeks from June to August.  For more information click here.


Pali Adventures

Based near Los Angeles, Pali Adventures is an overnight summer camp for kids aged 8-16 and have a choice of activities to design a personalized adventure.  Visit their webpage for more information.



Boys and Girls Club Summer Programs

The Boys and Girls Club is offering summer camps for children 6-18.  Visit their webpage for more information.



Animal Camps


Seaworld Summer Camp

Kids of all ages can have a lot of fun while interacting with the animals at SeaWorld and seeing how they are cared for and trained.  For more information visit their page.



San Diego Zoo Summer Camp

The San Diego Zoo will have various types of camps based on kids’ age where some will have the chance to interact with giraffes, rhinos, and even cheetahs.  Visit their page for more information.



Living Coast Summer Camp

The Living Coast wildlife camps offer animal encounters and outdoor exploration for kids from pre-k to teenagers.  For more information visit their website.



Summer Critter Camp

Children will experience a full week of amazing animal interactions and summer camp activities including animal themed games, crafts, songs, and more!   Visit their website for more info.



The Riding Club

A fun and educational camp where kids can learn the basics of equine safety and handling with riding lessons paired with high caliber instruction. The Riding Club also has a variety of mounted and unmounted games.  For more information contact Sarah at (858)-863-3545 or


Art Camps:



Abrakadoodle offers Summer Art Camps for kids, as well as special Holiday Art Camps during school breaks.  Visit their webpage for all their information.




Coastal Music Studios

The Coastal Music Studios have a variety of artistic camps sure to bring out the creative side of every kid.  Their website holds more information.



San Diego Civic Youth Ballet Camp

Students are introduced to the basics of ballet in small classes taught by professional instructors.  Their webpage has more information about their summer opportunities.



Museum Of Photographic Arts

Learn about photography, video, animation, and much more with creative professional artists at MOPA!  Camps are great for all levels of experience and explore storytelling, image-making, and idea sharing.  Visit their webpage for all the information.



San Diego Danceworks

Offering a variety of programs for both boys and girls from 4 years old all the way to teens.  From Tap to Hip Hop and Superheroes to Princesses, kids of all ages will learn the basics of dance.  Visit their website for more information.



Jibe Studios

Don’t want your child to get bored during Summer Break?  Our camp is packed full of dancing, tumbling, games, crafts and more!!!  Interested in a full day camp?   Visit our website for all the information you’d need.

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Science Camps:


Mad Science Summer Camp

Keep your kids mentally active this summer with fun and interactive science camps by giving them the chance to be junior scientists.  Click here for more information.



Reuben H. Fleet Science Center

The science center is running half day summer camps every week that are designed to be educational, fun and hands-on.  Many different camps coordinate in the park so kids can spend a whole day with different experiences.  Visit their page for more information.


San Diego Air & Space Museum

Have a blast this summer at the San Diego Air & Space Museum with fun hands-on activities. Build rockets, launch hot air balloons, and fly aircraft simulators.  Visit their webpage for more information.



Aztec Science Camp For Kids

Enhance your child’s exposure to the wonders of science with 5 days of science discovery and exploration.  All the information is on their website.




Sport Camps:


USD Football Camp

The University of San Diego is offering a football camp for kids aged 14-18 at their beautiful campus.  Visit their website for more information.


Fulcrum Surf Summer Camps

Enjoy the sandy beaches and glistening water of Del Mar as your kids learn to ride waves at the Fulcrum Summer Camps.  Visit their webpage for more information.



Bay Club Summer Camps

Offering various fun and engaging camps for kids from 2-15 years old. Visit their page for more information.



Nike Aztec Soccer Academy & Camps SDSU

Sessions are taken directly from Aztec practice regimens incorporating technical and tactical competitive exercises to fully develop each player’s potential.  For more information click here.



Nike Rugby Camp

Join some of the most dedicated rugby coaches and players this country has to offer at Nike youth rugby camp.  Visit their page for more info.



Nike Tennis Camp at University of San Diego

USD Nike Tennis Camp boasts superior tennis lessons for kids at their beautiful facilities.  Visit their website for more information.




Surf Camps USA

Surf Camps USA provides a great beginning for the new surfer and the guidance for the more experienced.  See all the information on their website.