Coastal Premier Properties Welcomes Aaron Turcios

Coastal Premier Properties is thrilled to welcome Aaron Turcios! Aaron will be working out of our Carmel Valley office!

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About Aaron:

Originally from Los Angeles, Aaron relocated to San Diego in 2009, fell in love with the city, and never left. As a transplant to the city of San Diego and the son of immigrants, he fully understands the beauty of finding the right community to call home and has made it his mission to do the same for others. Before getting into the real estate business, Aaron exercised his skills elevating multiple retail operations through customer service and sales training into a successful career as a property management leasing agent.
Aaron is a highly motivated and results-driven agent that understands the importance of prompt service and clear communication. He finds it extremely important to give all of his clients the most precise and up-to-date feedback on the state of the market, its trends, comparable sales and property values in order to give them a realistic outlook on what they can expect to achieve in today’s market. Aaron takes great pride in the tried and true methods of real estate sales while leveraging available technology to create a simpler, concise, and more enjoyable selling or buying experience for his clients.

In his free time, Aaron enjoys writing comedy, discovering a new craft brewery with friends, playing beach volleyball, and a good funk record.

Click here to contact Aaron. To learn more about Coastal Premier Properties, visit our website!

6 Moving Tips For Military Service Members

As a member of the military, you understand that moves are part of the lifestyle. Whether you have kids or not, you don’t have time to dwell endlessly on the military relocation process. Instead, you want to get it over with so you can get on with your life in your new home!

Here are 6 moving tips for busy people that can make that process suck a little less!

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#1 – Make Sure Your Emergency Binder is Easy to Find and Packed Where It Will Travel With You

This binder should contain all the critical information: access to bank accounts, social security numbers, birth certificates, and everything you’ll need to set up utilities, enroll the kids in school, and transfer your information to new medical providers. Keep this binder up and out of the chaos so that even if it takes you a while to get settled into your new home, you have the papers you really need on hand.

#2 – Let the Kids Help Pack Their Rooms

Allow the little ones to pack either a bag or a couple of boxes each, depending on available space, that will travel with you instead of the moving truck. You might not know all of the items that are utterly precious to your child so let them participate in the process to avoid tears later!

#3 – Pack By Room

This seems like a no-brainer, but it can be tempting to fill boxes as you walk through the house, shoving everything that will fit into them. While there will probably be some boxes that are packed this way at the end of the packing process, make unpacking easier by separating boxes by the rooms they go in and labeling them accordingly. This will make the unpacking process much easier when you get to your new home.

#4 – Use the Move as an Opportunity to Clean Out Clutter

Chances are you’ve accumulated plenty of stuff even if you’ve only been at your current location for a few years. From old electronics that have been upgraded to all the papers that kids come home with, clutter adds up fast. Go ahead and get rid of anything that you won’t be using at your new home.

#5 – Be Prepared For the Movers

If you’re using military movers to help pack and transport your possessions, make sure that you’re prepared for their visit. Military movers are known for their efficiency, not necessarily for their care and attention to detail. Veterans of military moves have experienced plenty of surprises when they reach the other end, from trash that’s packed up in the can instead of being taken out to items that weren’t packed as securely as they should have been. Pack up precious or easily breakable items yourself to ensure that they’re protected properly.

#6 – Pack Bags or Boxes That Will Get You Through a Week or So Even If Your Items Don’t Arrive on Time

This is particularly important for long moves or if you’ve been warned that your possessions are going to take a while to get to you. Pack up enough clothes to last a week or so, add a sleeping bad, pillows, or favorite blankets, and be prepared to wait for your items to arrive if necessary.

Packing for a move is stressful no matter how you do it. Over the course of your military service, you’ll likely hone it down to a fine routine, developing techniques that work for you. Staying organized and taking it one step at a time will get you through this move and all the others in front of you!

Ready to get started looking for housing in San Diego? Our Relobase Realtors are happy to assist you!

(Article originally appeared on Relobase.com)

The Pinteresting Five: Climbing Vines

Climbing vines are a beautiful addition to any landscape. Use them to divide sections of your yard, wind them around a trellis, or allow them to cover a wall or fence. The possibilities are endless!

All images via our Pinterest

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Recipe: Mustard Dressing Asparagus

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What You Need:

  • 1 pound thick asparagus, trimmed and peeled
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 egg yolks, preferably organic
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Extra virgin olive oil as necessary 

How To:

  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook asparagus just until bright green but tender, up to 4 or 5 minutes for thicker spears. Drain and immediately rinse with cold water (or, better still, plunge into ice water). Drain again and set aside. (You can wrap asparagus and refrigerate for up to a day at this point. Bring to room temperature before serving.)
  2. Whisk together mustard, egg yolks, soy sauce, lemon juice and just enough olive oil (start with a tablespoon) to make a smooth dressing. Toss with asparagus and serve.

 

Restaurant of the Moment: Tajima

4681 Convoy St.

San Diego, CA 92111

www.tajimasandiego.com

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Raved by both critics and consumers as the #1 Japanese Ramen restaurant on the West Coast, Tajima offers the most delicious Japanese style ramens, all made from fresh ingredients and by expert chefs. The atmosphere of the restaurant is mix between modern and traditional Japanese styles giving it a simple, yet sophisticated dining experience.

The variety of delicious ramens offered at Tajima range from classic Miso ramens to Tonkatsu Ramens with your choice of chicken, beef, or pork as meat options. You can also try the tapas-style menu which changes seasonally. No matter what option you choose, you are guaranteed to leave full and satisfied after dining at Tajima!

 

Coastal Premier Properties Welcomes Lisbeth Marks

Coastal Premier Properties is happy to welcome Lisbeth Marks! Lisbeth will be working out of our Carmel Valley and Del Mar offices.

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About Lisbeth:

Lisbeth has been a resident of Carmel Valley for the past 22 years where she and her husband moved to start a family.  She’s extremely knowledgeable when it comes to the local schools, youth and high school athletics, shopping and just about anything else important to know about life in San Diego.

She’s had a very successful career as a Realtor. She knows that it is essential in today’s real estate market to work with a qualified real estate professional who listens to your needs and truly takes to heart and protects her customers interests.  As your realtor, she’s committed to providing you with the highest level of professionalism, knowledge of the industry, hard work and a level of service that is second to none. Her services include representing buyers and sellers in all levels of residential real estate transactions in San Diego County.

Lisbeth provides extensive knowledge to ensure that you make informed, cost-effective decisions when buying or selling real estate. When you offer a superior level of service, the word spreads fast. She is a full-time professional, and puts high importance on her continuing education and growth.

Since referrals are a large part of her business, Lisbeth will go the extra mile in customer service to ensure her clients are truly satisfied. Lisbeth has many loyal past clients who trust her because of her patience, honesty and genuine attitude.

Lisbeth realizes that every client has a different situation.  That is why she has surrounded herself with a network of resources and other industry professionals who are all equally committed to ensuring that your real estate transaction is tailored to your needs.  Whether buying or selling it is her goal to make sure that the process runs smoothly, seamlessly and to your satisfaction.

Click here to contact Lisbeth.

PCSing With Kids? 5 Free Apps Designed For Military Kids

A PCS is hard. Packing up, moving across the country, meeting brand new people in a brand new place isn’t easy, no matter what the age. However, PCSing as a kid has its own special challenges. Leaving behind classmates, neighborhood friends, familiar parks and towns, to start over in a strange place can create anxiety. We have pulled together what we consider 5 of the best apps to download for your kids. These apps are geared towards helping your littles better understand and thrive in the military lifestyle. Here are 5 free apps designed to help military kids during this process and beyond!

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Sesame Street’s Big Moving Adventure – Geared for younger children, ages 2-5, this app helps frame moving as a grand adventure, rather than something to be feared. Through customizing a Muppet character experiencing a move, they learn what to expect as they help their Muppet pack, prepare and organize a room in a fun, interactive game. This app can help shed some light on the moving experience and make it fun and exciting.

FOCUS on the Go! – A multifaceted app, FOCUS on the Go! teaches relaxation techniques to practice when your kids are feeling stressed or overwhelmed. Buddy Bear, a character in the app, has trouble expressing his feelings and sometimes needs a little extra help. This game allows your child to help Buddy express his feelings through finding “feeling” words. They can play games with Buddy, and create their own story in the Comic Creator section (which they can share with family and friends). This app focuses on assisting children to name their emotions, and how to best manage those emotions.

Sesame Street App for Military Families – Rated for children 9 and older, this app is great for the whole family. It addressed topics such as deployment, injuries, grief, reunions, and self-expression. Through the stories of other military families experiencing challenges may be similar to what they’re going through, kids are reassured they are not alone. Guides are available in case you have questions about how to broach certain topics or how to help your child deal with certain issues. The app also connects military families through social media.

Kids In Touch – During deployment remaining connected can be tough. This app helps solve that problem. Kids and their deployed parent can now send texts and pictures back and forth for absolutely free. Though it is never easy being separated from a loved one, with this app, your child and service member can stay as in-touch as possible through the duration of the deployment.

Military Kids Connect – Though not a true app, this website is still a must-have for military kids. They can connect to other kids in their own age range, from 6-8, 9-12, and 13-17. This site allows them to tell their story, read other kids’ stories, play games, and learn how to cope with stress. Not only can they have fun on the site, it can also work as a tool to teach them how best to react to stressful events and to show them how other kids their age have gone through similar experiences. The Youth Resource Guide offers more fun websites for military children. Parent resources include discussion guides to assist sharing various military-related topics with your children.

(Article originally appeared on Relobase.com)