Design Trends: Built-In Home Bars

The built-in home bar is one design trend that is back in a big way! Updated for 2019, this trend borrows heavily from other popular interior design trends. Many built-in home bars feature white or grey cabinetry, mixed metals, glass-fronted cabinets, or a reflective backsplash. If you’ve been thinking of adding your own home bar, check out these ideas for some modern inspiration!

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Recipe: Summer Garden Crustless Quiche


  • 1 teaspoon olive oil, or as needed
  • 1 yellow onion, minced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 5 cups chopped kale
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 grinds fresh black pepper, or to taste
  • 1 cup diced tomato
  • 1/2 cup shredded carrots
  • 5 eggs
  • 3/4 cup whole milk
  • 1/4 cup chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • 7, 1/2 ounces shredded Cheddar cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9-inch pie dish with 1 teaspoon olive oil.
  2. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a skillet over medium heat; cook and stir onion and garlic in the hot oil until garlic is fragrant, 2 to 3 minutes. Add kale, salt, and pepper; cook, stirring occasionally, until kale is wilted, about 5 minutes. Stir tomato and carrots into kale mixture; cook for 5 more minutes. Remove skillet from heat.
  3. Whisk eggs and milk together in a bowl. Stir Cheddar cheese, kale mixture, and parsley into egg mixture; pour into the prepared pie dish.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until quiche is set in the middle and a knife inserted in the center comes out clean, about 50 minutes. Cool in pie dish for 2 to 3 minutes before slicing.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 297 calories; 20.5  12.6  17.7  195  406 

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One Thing To Do Before Putting Your Home on the Market That Can Help Sell Your Home Faster!

You’ve lived in your home for years and haven’t exactly been on top of regular maintenance tasks. Now, your ceiling seems to be leaking, and those shrubs you planted to conceal a few small cracks in the foundation just aren’t cutting it anymore.

Hey, we’re not judging! But if you’re ready to put your home up for sale, know this: Buyers and their agents are going to zero in on all those things that need doing—as well as some things you hadn’t even noticed yourself.

So why not get ahead of the curve by hiring a licensed home inspector who can pinpoint what needs fixing?

Of course, most sellers don’t get their homes inspected before listing them, because the buyer usually orders an inspection during escrow. And who wants to pay for something they don’t have to?

So what are the some of the reasons why a pre-listing inspection makes sense? Let’s take a look.

It can save you if you’ve neglected home maintenance

If you have a busy life—or maybe even if you don’t—chances are that obsessing over regular home maintenance might not be your No. 1 priority during downtime. Trouble is, letting painting, roof repairs, and other routine chores slide can lead to bigger issues down the road.

In a lot of cases, people think, ‘I’ve been here for 30 years; the house is fine. There’s nothing wrong with it. But they’re looking at it with rose-colored glasses.

Instead of worrying what a buyer’s inspector will uncover—and which could potentially kill the sale—be proactive with a pre-listing inspection. This way, rather than being blindsided, you can then decide whether to make the necessary repairs or to account for that deferred maintenance by reducing the list price. Which leads us to…

You can make a bigger profit on your sale

Sure, a home inspection that you don’t have to do is going to cost money. (An inspection for a 1,200- to 1,500-square-foot house in an average market, for instance, will cost between $350 and $600.) But as the saying goes: Sometimes you have to spend money to make money.

After all, if you invest a little more to repair and spruce up anything the pre-inspection reveals, you can justify listing your home at a higher price. Plus, in most states, home improvement repairs you carry out before selling your house are deductible from the profit you make from the sale.

Sometimes, just knowing that a pro has given the house a proper once-over can persuade a buyer to make a bid (assuming that you actually follow the inspector’s recommendations).

It minimizes surprises for a buyer, and can give a buyer more confidence in the property.

You won’t have to scramble to fix things at the last minute

Once a buyer’s inspector submits a report, sellers are usually faced with two choices: If problems are found with the house, they can then either slash money from the sale price, or opt to carry out repairs before the closing date. That often leaves sellers in the lurch, having to get work done pronto—and sometimes paying a premium for the rush work.

After a pre-listing inspection, sellers can research contractors and make the necessary repairs within a time frame of their choosing, so that everything is ready before potential buyers even visit the property.

It’ll minimize back-and-forth negotiation

Buyers often use their home inspection as leverage, asking the seller (that’s you!) for steep discounts based on what their inspector’s report reveals. Not surprisingly, the buyer’s inspection is often where the deal falls apart.

If you’ve already uncovered the issues and addressed them, you can raise the price of your home accordingly. That gives the buyer less leverage in the request for repair process.

Also, in red-hot markets where multiple bids come fast and furious, there’s always a chance that buyers might accept your pre-listing inspection without insisting on doing their own. This can make for a quicker sale.

But make sure a pre-inspection doesn’t work against you

As advantageous as a pre-inspection can be, don’t forget that the inspector’s report could be a double-edged sword: Once you know about a problem, you can’t ignore it.

Sellers are legally obligated to disclose any problems that a home inspection unearths.

For sellers unwilling to do repairs, their own inspection could be used as leverage to negotiate on price and in the request-for-repair process.

Before committing to a pre-inspection, find out what other sellers in your area are doing. Your agent can help guide you on whether it’s necessary to sell for more, or if there’s a better—and more affordable—strategy for getting your home sold.

The Biweekly Mortgage – Who Needs It?

Have you received an advertisement offering to save you thousands of dollars on your thirty-year mortgage and cut years off your payments? With email spam becoming more pervasive as everyone tries to get rich quick on the Internet, these ads are popping up with troublesome regularity.

The ads promote a Biweekly Mortgage and for the most part, do not come from a mortgage lender. Exclamation points punctuate practically every claim:

  • No closing costs!
  • No refinancing!
  • No points!
  • No credit check!
  • No appraisal!
  • Save thousands!
  • Cut years off your mortgage!

To achieve these wonderful savings all you have to do is allow half of your mortgage payment to be deducted from your checking account every two weeks. It’s easy. Of course, there is a small set-up fee and usually a transaction fee with every automatic deduction.

Essentially, the ads are truthful in almost every respect.

They just want to charge you money for something you can do on your own for free.

The Basics:

Normally, you make twelve mortgage payments a year. Since there are fifty-two weeks in a year, a biweekly mortgage equals 26 half-payments a year. The equivalent would be making thirteen mortgage payments a year instead of twelve. By applying that extra payment directly to the loan balance as a principal reduction, your loan amortizes more quickly, requiring fewer payments.

You save money. The ads are true.

How it Actually Works:

You cannot simply mail in half a payment every two weeks to your mortgage lender. Since they do not accept partial payments for legal and accounting reasons, the mortgage company would just mail your half-payment back to you.

Instead, the biweekly mortgage company is an intermediary between you and your mortgage lender. They automatically debit your checking account every two weeks for half of your mortgage payment then place your funds into a trust account. Basically, this is just a holding account for your money. In another two weeks, there is another automatic deduction from your checking account, and so on. When your mortgage payment is due, your funds are withdrawn from the trust account and forwarded to your mortgage lender.

Since you are placing funds into the trust account faster than your mortgage payments are due, you eventually accumulate enough money to make an extra payment. The way the cycle works, this occurs once a year. he extra payment is applied directly to your principal balance, which causes your loan to amortize faster, pay off more quickly and save you thousands of dollars.

Potential Problems with the Trust Account

Because your funds are held in the trust account until your mortgage payment is due, there are potential dangers. Not only are your funds held in this account, but so are the funds of everyone else enrolled in the biweekly program. That is a lot of money.

Most likely, there will be no problems.

However, if there are accounting errors, mismanagement, or even fraud, your mortgage payment might not get made. The first hint of a problem will probably be a phone call or letter from your mortgage lender, but not until after your payment is already late. Since responsibility for making the payment rests with you and not the biweekly payment company, you may find yourself digging into your personal savings to make the payment directly — even though the biweekly payment company has already collected your funds.

Later you can work out the trust account problem with your biweekly payment company.

The Cost of the Biweekly Mortgage

There is usually a set-up fee that runs between $195 and $350, depending on how much sales commission is paid to the individual or company setting up the account for you. You also pay a transaction fee each time there is an automatic deduction from your checking account and sometimes also when the payment is made to your mortgage lender. There may also be a periodic maintenance fee.

Meanwhile, whoever controls the trust account is earning interest on your money.

Savings of the Biweekly Mortgage

By making principal reductions using the biweekly mortgage program, your mortgage will amortize more quickly, saving you money. How quickly your loan pays off depends on your interest rate and when you begin making the biweekly payments.

On a $100,000 loan at an interest rate of eight percent, your first principal reduction would probably be a year from now. Assuming the principal reduction is equal to one monthly payment ($733.76), you would save $43,852 over the life of the loan and pay it off almost seven years early.

However, you have to deduct from those savings any amounts you paid in set-up, transaction, and maintenance fees.

No-Cost Alternatives to the Biweekly Mortgage

Instead of hiring a company to manage your biweekly payment, you could accomplish essentially the same thing on your own for free. Just take your monthly payment, divide it by twelve, and add that amount to your monthly mortgage payment. Be sure to earmark it as a principal reduction.

The first way you save is that you do not have to pay any fees to anyone. It’s free.

In addition to not paying fees — using the same example as above — your total savings on the mortgage would be $45,904. Plus the loan would be paid off three months quicker than with the biweekly mortgage. The reason you save more is because you are making a principal reduction each month, instead of waiting for funds to accumulate so that you can make one principal reduction a year.


The biweekly mortgage companies claim that homeowners are not disciplined enough to follow through with principal reduction plans on their own. They suggest the reason for setting up the biweekly mortgage enforces discipline upon you, and by doing so, they save you money.

However, in this technologically advanced age, banking online and automatic deductions are readily available. You can set up your own automatic deductions including the additional principal reduction and have it go directly to your mortgage lender. Since the deduction occurs automatically, just like with the biweekly mortgages, self-discipline is not a problem. Once again, you don’t have to pay anyone to do it for you and you save even more money.


The biweekly mortgage plans do not really do anything except move your money around and charge you for it. Plus, even though the danger is negligible, you must trust someone else to hold your money for you. If you can do the very same thing for free, plus save yourself even more money by doing it on your own, why pay someone else?

The biweekly mortgage plan – who needs it?

If your goal is principal reduction and saving money, then it is a good plan. If you do it on your own instead of paying someone else to do it for you, then it is a great plan.

Should I Sell My House? 6 Signs It’s Time to Move On

Ten years. That’s the average amount of time a homeowner stays in a house before a sale.

Think that sounds shockingly short? Or way too long? The fact is, people’s reasons for selling their homes are different, as are their time frames.

Still, there are some common reasons—financial and emotional—that lead us to sell our current home and move on to the next one. And you don’t always see the reasons coming.

Read on for some telltale signs it’s time to start looking for the next home and packing your bags (and when you should settle in for the long haul).

1. You know the seller’s market is booming and you want in

Let’s start with one of the most obvious reasons to sell: You’re eager to make a profit on your property.

You need to gauge the key indicators of a strong real estate market.

A few signals: The price per square foot for real estate in your area is increasing, the amount of time properties stay on the market is decreasing, and you’ve noticed an uptick in brokerage activity in your neighborhood. (If you’re situated in an especially hot neighborhood, you might even get a letter or a knock on the door from a listing agent who wants to help you get in on the action.)

If any of these are true in your area, think about selling up.

2. Because your neighbors just got what for their house?

Check online real estate listings in your neighborhood, and pay attention to the “recently sold” flyers in your mailbox to keep track of comparable home prices in your area.

If other houses on your street with the same bedroom/bathroom count [as yours] are selling for a price that you’d be more than satisfied with, it might be time to move on.

Another sign of a hot home sales market is the relationship of asking prices to sale prices. If home buyers are making offers fast—for as much or more than sellers are asking—it’s a seller’s market. A buyer may offer you a sales price you can’t refuse, too.

3. You’re sick of feeling financially stressed

Not everyone sells their real estate in order to pad their bank account. Some homeowners underestimated their ongoing housing costs and simply sell to ease their mortgage burden, or to cash in their equity and use it for other purposes.

If your property taxes or mortgage payments have become unmanageable, the best recourse may be to sell and find another home that’s more affordable. Selling your home is better than struggling with a big mortgage loan, and possibly risking foreclosure.

To breathe easy, your monthly housing costs, including your mortgage interest, principal, property taxes, homeowners insurance, and HOA or condo fees if applicable, shouldn’t exceed 28% of your gross monthly income.

Before you sell your home to reduce your monthly living expenses, make sure you can find another home to rent or buy in your price range, and that you can qualify for a loan at current interest rates when you do.

4. You’ve grown—but your home hasn’t

The starter home you moved into when you were expecting your first child isn’t necessarily the house you need now that you have three preteens and a capybara. It’s bittersweet to give up the memories you’ve made in your home, but if your living quarters are causing you stress rather than comfort, take the leap and sell up.

Death, serious illness, divorce—these are all emotionally wrought experiences that may warrant a need for change. Relocation is another factor. But let’s not overthink things.

Maybe you’re just tired of the same old, same old, and it’s time for a change of scenery.

5. You’re over ‘high maintenance’

The average homeowner shells out $2,000 a year for maintenance services, according to a recent report. Not repairs, mind you, but scheduled services such as landscaping, snow removal, septic service, private trash and recycling, and housecleaning.

Sick of watching these payments steadily drip out of your bank account? You could sell, and buy some lower-maintenance real estate such as a condo or a new-build property. You might even want to try renting, and let a landlord worry about leaky pipes and other property hassles.

6. You’ve put at least 5 years into the relationship

If you sell too soon—assuming you have a mortgage—you haven’t really built up any equity in the home beyond the down payment. In the beginning, your mortgage payments are almost completely interest payments.

In fact, unless the housing market is seriously booming (see above), you might lose money when you sell. You might even owe more than you can get from your house after closing costs.

Remember: Selling isn’t free: You’ll have to shell out to cover all of the costs associated with hiring a real estate agent, closing, and, of course, purchasing another home.

That’s why we recommend staying put for at least five years, unless you have an urgent need to move. In addition to everything else, moving too quickly sends potential buyers a bad message.

Buyers don’t feel good when it appears you are selling too soon. What was wrong with the house? Why are you leaving so fast? Are the basement walls about to collapse? Are the neighbors selling drugs and shooting fireworks at your house? Buyers can dream up all kinds of negative scenarios when a seller hasn’t owned the home for very long.

Another reason you may not want to sell is if you don’t meet the qualifications to avoid paying capital gains tax on your profit from a home sale. Generally, you can exclude the gain from the sale of your home if you owned and lived in the home for two of the past five years. A sale before the two-year mark, if you don’t meet any of the exceptions, could be a costly mistake. By the time you pay capital gains tax, you won’t have as much equity left as you’d planned.

But beware of snap decisions

Of course, there are no promises that selling will be better for you in the long run. Take your time deciding if you should sell, and then study the local home sales market, with the help of your real estate agent, before you price your home. If you underprice your home, a buyer may snatch it up too cheaply. If you overprice it, the right buyer may pass it by.

Selling your home is, above all, a personal decision. Do what will help you live—if not happily ever after—happily for now.

Design Trends: Industrial Furniture

A hot interior design trend we’ve been seeing over the past few years that shows no sign of losing steam is industrial furniture! Even if you don’t live in a cool loft with exposed brick and beams, you can still make the industrial design trend work in your home. Check out some of our favorite pieces of inspiration below!

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Recipe: World’s Best Honey Garlic Pork Chops


  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 2 2/3 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 6 (4 ounce) (1-inch thick) pork chops


  1. Preheat grill for medium heat and lightly oil the grate.
  2. Whisk ketchup, honey, soy sauce, and garlic together in a bowl to make a glaze.
  3. Sear the pork chops on both sides on the preheated grill. Lightly brush glaze onto each side of the chops as they cook; grill until no longer pink in the center, about 7 to 9 minutes per side. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read 145 degrees F (63 degrees C).

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 6,

Total Fat: 
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How to Make Your Home Your Stress-Free Sanctuary

By Laurie Larson

As you know, home is where the heart is, but it should also be where you find peace of mind. Your home should be a refuge from stressors, like from work, school, and other commitments. You should be able to come home and relax in an environment that functions as a haven and a sanctuary.

Having a stress-free sanctuary is important to your family as well as your individual health and sense of well-being. See the following tips on how to make your home what it needs to be for you and your family.


  1. Optimize your bedroom

Make your bedroom your cocoon. You can transform your bedroom into being the haven for rest and relaxation you need it to be through straightforward, simple measures. First of all, you should make your bedroom for one thing only: sleep.

This means no television, work desk, or exercise equipment that can distract you or deter you from getting quality sleep. Second of all, you want a comfortable sleep structure. Invest in plush, soft blankets, a new high thread count sheet set, and consider whether you need a new mattress. Since we spend one-third of our lives asleep, investing on what you sleep upon is essential for optimum physical and mental wellness.


  1. Go Green

Nothing appeals to our senses in a way that leads to serenity like nature, whether it be through plants, flowers, lit candles, essential oils or natural light. Adding natural accents to your home not only promotes mental well-being, but it is good for your health as well.

Did you know that plants elevate mood, reduce your anxiety, and can even improve cognitive function? Not only that, plants are both the least expensive and most effective way to rid your house of indoor toxins. See most effective plants. Also, consider an essential oil diffuser for your home to get rid of any odor, plus choose a signature scent for your home that appeals to the senses.

Fresh flowers are a nice touch too, to help remind you of nature’s beauty right inside your home. And by all means, open your curtains and blinds – exposure to natural light is paramount for elevating mood, overall health, and anxiety levels – plus it freshens up your household surroundings.


  1. Eliminate Visible Stressors

We carry so much stress on your shoulders, with reminders circulating in our heads about errands, obligations, deadlines and bills, so much less do we need physical reminders of them as well.

Consider donating your wall clocks in your house, especially since you already have clocks on your microwave, stove, alarm clock, and more. Also, make your refrigerator a place only for children’s art and special mementos, not for bills and other notices.


  1. Clear the Clutter

Above all, the number one thing you can do to reduce stress in your home is to declutter it, creating room, peace, simplicity, and tranquility. Try reducing each room to the bare necessities in terms of at least what is visible.

Create hidden storage areas for everything else. As simplicity decreases stress, remember that purging is an essential means of decluttering. If you haven’t used something or worn something in two years, then donate it!

Purging helps you prioritize and simplify, helping you carefully consider what you keep and what you discard, as well as what you choose to purchase.

Remember that managing stress is important but that it is also a process. Through time and developing routine habits, you have the power and ability to make your house the stress-free sanctuary it needs to be. While renovating your home to be stress-free, consider some home decor inspiration as well!

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Just Sold: June 2019

Thank you for all your support, here are some of the houses Coastal Premier Properties has helped clients buy or sell throughout the county last month. If we can help you or someone you know with making a move, please contact us!


5648 Linda Rosa Ave
(La Jolla)


*Represented Buyer

Magnificent unobstructed panoramic 270° ocean and coastline views! Seamless indoor-outdoor living is maximized by vast La Cantina walls opening to expansive outdoor decks with phenomenal views in this gorgeous modern newer home on a quiet cul-de-sac street high above Bird Rock. Easy, lo-maintenance living just a stroll to shops, restaurants and beach parks.


Sold for $2,450,000.



15382 Tanner Ridge Cir
(Rancho Bernardo)


*Represented Buyer & Seller

Run don’t walk to see this gorgeous Descanso home in beautiful Del Sur. This 5 bedroom, 6 bath home has it all. VIEWS, UPGRADES and MORE! A contemporary open concept floor plan built to entertain and enjoy the true in-door out-door San Diego lifestyle. Backyard complete with built in BBQ, professionally installed putting green and plenty of space to entertain. The home is full of upgrades throughout including wood flooring, custom tile backsplash and custom flooring.


Sold for $1,525,000.




6763 Elegante Way
(Carmel Valley)


*Represented Buyer

Enjoy this 2017 Newer Built, Portofino Home by Meritage; at Pacific Highlands Ranch | Carmel Valley. Built with superb energy efficiency. Experience the lifestyle this community has to offer with pool, playground, trails and park. Professionally designed with elegant features, gourmet kitchen and master suite with view deck! Indoor/Outdoor living with flex space. Incredible Sunrise Views in this pastoral setting. Top School District! EZ access to the 56, 15 and 5 freeways. Walking distance to shopping.


Sold for $1,300,000.



12280 Semillon Blvd
(Scripps Ranch)


*Represented Buyer

Beautiful one of a kind custom home located South of Pomerado. On large .70 acre lot situated in park-like settings – enjoy panoramic tree-filled views all around! Additional granny suite on lower level of property w/separate entrance. Fully remodeled gourmet kitchen w/high end appliances & counters. Remodeled master suite features additional retreat, fireplace & upgraded bath. Hardwood flooring, new sod & landscaping, freshly painted throughout. Access to Whispering Ridge Swim & Tennis Club nearby.


Sold for $1,300,000.



12742 Calle De La Siena
(Carmel Valley)


*Represented Seller

Beautifully upgraded Del Mar Bluffs 5 br/3 ba on a low traffic street! Gorgeous remodeled kitchen w/ quartz counters, custom backsplash & SS appliances. The panoramic sliding doors bring the outside in with sliding panels leading to the professionally landscaped backyard with cozy fireplace, charming paver patio & room for outdoor dining. Convenient downstairs office/bedroom & full bath. Incredible location in the heart of Carmel Valley within walking distance to all 4 schools, library, park & shopping.


Sold for $1,315,000.



11585 Spruce Run Dr
(Scripps Ranch)


*Represented Seller

Back on market. Sellers bought another home & ready to sell! A must see. So pretty in person! Updated in last 5 years: all cabinets, all bathrooms, kitchen, wood flooring, tile, carpet, light fixtures, paint inside & outside, appliances, custom master closet, insulated garage doors, drought tolerant landscaping, A/C units. Solar owned-WOW! Home owners entire electric bill for the year was $90/year. This home is upgraded beautifully and ready to move in!


Sold for $1,234,000.



9445 Maler Rd
(Rancho Penasquitos)


*Represented Seller

Don’t miss your chance to call this Amazing Rancho Penasquitos property home! This spectacular house has just undergone a complete remodel with no detail left unfinished. This is a brand new home inside with a features list that goes on and on! New Kitchen! New Bathrooms! New Paint, New Flooring, New Windows, New Doors….!!! The interior of this home looks like brand new construction with no HOA and no Mello Roos! Located on a family friendly cul-de-sac with amazing views! PUSD school district!


Sold for $1,129,000.



10545 Pine Falls Ct
(Scripps Ranch)


*Represented Buyer

Immaculate pool home on quiet cul-de-sac in desirable Scripps Ranch neighborhood. Meticulously cared for, this gorgeous home has been freshly painted w/tons of upgrades including Superior Water whole house filtration system, owned solar, new pool heater(with solar), Stainless Steel appliances plus a beautiful backyard w/sparkling pool, jacuzzi & BBQ island w/refrigerator -great for entertaining family & friends. Great location w/top rated schools. Close to Lake Miramar!


Sold for $1,125,000.





*Represented Seller

Truly SPECTACULAR! Wonderfully remodeled home on corner double lot (9700 sq ft) w/ incredible upgrades & stunning back yard. Featuring 3 bedrooms, plus pool room & office, this home has been customized, upgraded & updated throughout. The completely remodeled kitchen looks out over interior dining room, beyond to the exterior dining area, and out to the spectacular back yard featuring the solar heated Pebbletec pool/spa, elevated pool deck, outdoor shower, built in BBQ area & Pool Room.


Sold for $1,210,000.



3695 Torrey View Ct
(Carmel Valley)


*Represented Seller

Be on vacation everyday! Beautiful quieter location w/ocean views in gated Torrey View community w/tropical landscape plus pool and spa! Live the San Diego Dream! Light, bright w/new interior paint thru-out, wonderful kitchen w/south west exposure, granite counters, sub zero refrigerator & island. Bedroom/Office (no closet) on first floor w/full bath, Spectacular master suite w/gorgeous walk in custom closet plus ocean views. Bathrooms beautifully upgraded. Seller has bought another so bring offers!


Sold for $1,157,000.



2744 Llama Court
(Carlsbad South)


*Represented Seller

Located on a quiet cul-de-sac in the desirable Rancho La Costa neighborhood this 4br 3ba home features an open floor plan with downstairs guest bedroom & bath, playroom and master bedroom retreat. Outside includes huge courtyard, backyard with pebble tech salt water pool & generous patio area for entertaining. 11kw LG solar system,central air/heat,2 fireplaces, central vacuum, water softener,alarm system and hand distressed wood floors. No HOA/Mella-Roos/electric bill.


No Sold Price Available.



12621 Ragweed St
(Rancho Penasquitos)


*Represented Buyer

Beautiful Park Village home has been lovingly & meticulously cared for by original owners. Oak hardwood flooring thru most of downstairs. 5-burner Thermador cooktop, Caesarstone countertops in kitchen. Spacious, open backyard has wonderful views, pebble-tek saltwater pool & spa … the entire space is perfect for relaxing and entertaining. Stay cool all summer long with paid for solar! Optional nursery or office with access to balcony off the master bdrm. See photos & watch video! See Supp Remarks for more.


Sold for $1,092,000.



6131 Blue Dawn Trail
(Carmel Valley)


*Represented Buyer

California Ranch in the desirable Portico community of Pacific Highlands Ranch. The inviting front porch welcomes you into this Plan 3 featuring 2,413 sq. ft, 4 beds, 2.5 baths and spacious attached 2 car garage. Whole houes o wned Solar system! Gorgeous hardwood flooring throughout first floor featuring an open floor plan living and dining room. Gourmet kitchen features an oversized island with custom pendant lighting, granite countertops, tiled backsplash and more! See Supp Remarks for more


Sold for $1,100,000.



454 Jolina


*Represented Buyer

Stunning 4-bed + Bonus, 2.5 bath 2,650 Sq Ft home in desirable New Villanitas. New hard wood, updated baths. Newer windows, kitchen cabinets, granite, stainless. Bright open floorplan, master on 1st level! Large private yard with sunset views! Walk to Flora Vista award winning elem & highly rated Encinitas Unified District. Low HOA $72 for pool, spa & tennis. No Mello Roos. This home shows like a model, beautifully staged in move-in condition!


Sold for $1,065,000.



15907 Trent Pl
(Rancho Bernardo)


*Represented Buyer & Seller

Right across from Trent Park which has basketball courts, playground, grassy area, BBQs, more yoga and pilates, and pool access! Walking distance to Del Norte High! You are moments away from the highly rated Del Sur Elementary, a California Distinguished School and National Blue Ribbon School. The new ground breaking Design 39 campus also just minutes away. This is a highly sought after location with hiking trails, pools, parks, and community events for families all within your own neighborhood.


Sold for $1,050,000.



(Scripps Ranch)


*Represented Buyer

Premium Cul-De-Sac Location backing to open space, just a short walk to SR Community Park and Ellen Browning Scripps Elem. Flexible floor plan features a wonderful main living space (kitchen adjoins family room) and includes 4 bedrooms upstairs, plus a large bonus room. The wonderfully private “park like” back yard backs to open space, includes a Built-In BBQ Bar, a Gazebo sitting area, & faces west to enjoy spectacular sunset views. No Mello Roos and lower HOA fees.


Sold for $1,049,000.



12650 Senda Panacea
(Rancho Penasquitos)


*Represented Buyer

Sharp 5 Bed 3,000+ sqft Home Award Winning PUSD. ONE Full Bed/Bath Down. Dual Fireplace in Lg Family Rm & Breakfast Nook. Lg Bonus Loft Upstairs (permitted) Detached Casita in Front Courtyard, Plumbed w/own AC – ideal Granny Flat/Office. Great E-Z care Tropical Landscaped Yard Flowing Front to Back w/ Entertainment Bar inc Cooktop & Built-in Seating, Shed & Dog Run Leading into Backyard w/Large Covered Patio. Upgraded & Fresh Paint Inside & Out. A/C, Stovetop, Microwave all newer, Move-in Ready NO HOA.


Sold for $1,015,000.



6017 Madra Ave
(Del Cerro)


*Represented Buyer

This custom split level home exemplifies “you can’t judge a book by its cover!” Sparing no expense the current owner impeccably added numerous upgrades to this home. Warm tone colors and hardwood flooring throughout enhance the generous sized rooms. Add bright spacious living areas and a perfect backyard for entertaining. Newer Roof, Heating and AC units, whole house fan, and all appliances included, over-sized 2 car garage with workshop space. A fruit grove of lemon, fig, persimmon, orange and tangerine


Sold for $965,000.



4763 Caminito Canor 100
(Carmel Valley)


*Represented Buyer

Live, Work, Play in Carmel Valley. Rarely offered twin home in desirable Canyon Ridge gated community. 4 BR, 3 BA with a BR / BA downstairs on cul del sac with no neighbors on one side. Upgrades include birch hardwood floors, new Whirlpool appliances in kitchen, new washer/dryer. Nearby stellar schools Cathedral Catholic, Torrey Pines and Canyon Crest Academy. Walking distance to shopping centers Del Mar Highlands and One Paseo. Less that 5 miles west is the world-famous beach community of Del Mar.


Sold for $900,000.



6174 Paseo Palero


*Represented Buyer

Panoramic views!!! Well-maintained home in exceptional neighborhood. Relaxing tropical private backyard with built-in-BBQ, pato cover. The many upgrades include hardwood floors, plantation shutters, surround sound, granite counters, SS appliances, chef’s kitchen, and much more. Bed and full bath plus bonus room downstairs, loft converted to 5th bed, huge balcony off master, open social floor plan, high ceilings. Ocean breezes, wide streets, best schools, tons of trails. Easy access to shops, parks, beach.


Sold for $830,000.



11864 River Rim Road
(Mira Mesa)


*Represented Seller

Mira Mesa GEM!! Fieldstone home with a large professionally landscaped yard with patio. Well maintained home, light, bright, with vaulted ceilings, walk in closet in the master bedroom. Property is located in a very upscale, attractive, and quiet canyon ridge location. Close to shopping, great schools and minutes from Sorrento Valley. Also, easy access to the I-5, and I-805 freeways.


Sold for $843,000.



12457 Ruette Alliante
(Carmel Valley)


*Represented Seller

Rarely available sunbathed end unit townhome in Carmel Valley’s centrally located Chateau Village. Light, bright & spacious with excellent cross breezes, this airy feeling home features a newer kitchen with: fresh, white cabinetry; granite countertops & stainless steel appliances. Excellent location within the complex gives a feeling of privacy. Home looks out to park like scenery & mountain views. Award-winning DMUSD & San Dieguito schools. Walkable to all schools K-12 & many amenities. See supplement.


Sold for $830,000.



11162 Ivy Hill Dr
(Scripps Ranch)


*Represented Buyer

Stunning home in a highly sought after Scripps Ranch! This meticulously maintained home boasts new designer laminate, granite counters, stainless steel kitchen appliances, vaulted ceilings, plantation shutters, and custom paint. Newly paid off solar system, Sunpower E19 (25yr complete system warranty (expiring 2043). For those of you with energy efficient cars, there is a 240 PV electric garage and exterior hookup. Premium landscaped turf, 2 year installation warranty, 15yr manufacturer warranty. See Supp


Sold for $795,000.



425 W Beech Street 1704


*Represented Buyer

Impeccable, south-facing penthouse of Acqua Vista with brilliant city, bay, and ocean views framed by floor-to-ceiling windows. Beautifully upgraded, you will marvel at the wood and ceramic tile floors, upgraded cabinetry in the kitchen and baths, custom lighting, remodeled bathrooms, and roller shades. The remodeled kitchen features stainless appliances, quartz counters, plus a tiled backsplash. Complete with a large office, powder room, jetted spa tub in 2nd bathroom, and side-by-side laundry.


Sold for $795,000.



10656 Cassowary Ct
(Scripps Ranch)


*Represented Seller

LOCATION! UPGRADED! MOVE IN READY! Pride of ownership is evident in this move in ready, upgraded, happy home. Highest quality workmanship, and attention to details are noticeable throughout. This cheerful, home sits on a quiet cul-de-sac. Amazing natural light flows throughout. Very well appointed, featuring engineered hardwood floors and built in cabinets in living room, gourmet kitchen, granite counters. All bathrooms are upgraded with granite counter tops and new plumbing. *Please See Supplement*


Sold for $785,000.



1242 McGeary Rd


*Represented Buyer

New construction is ready for a quick move in! Two story living, floorplan features an open concept w/approx 3012 sq. ft. 4 spacious bedrooms (1st floor full BR /BA), study, bonus room, 3.5 sparkling baths, & 3-car tandem garage. Gourmet kitchen w/highly-appointed finishes, covered outdoor room w/Bi-fold door, formal dining room. Spacious master bedroom w/walk-in closet, covered balcony & spa-like master bath, separate laundry room. Cul de sac location. Approx. $52,000 in builder upgrades. See Supp.


Sold for $760,000.



6695 Corte Eduardo


*Represented Seller

LOWEST PRICE 4 BED HOME IN CARLSBAD! Prime location in La Costa on small culdesac street. Light & bright open floorplan offers two story living room w/ windows from floor to ceiling, kitchen w/center island that flows to family room w/fireplace & lush backyard views. The beautiful backyard offers large covered patio, lush lawn, & organic garden that includes a variety of edible plants including berries, artichoke, garlic & fruit trees. LOW HOA includes community pool, award winning schools,& NO MELLO ROOS


Sold for $774,000.



8526 Old Stonefield Chase
(Rancho Bernardo)


*Represented Buyer

Welcome to the beautiful award winning “green” community of Del Sur where you can enjoy the carefree convenience of luxury townhome living at it’s best! This extremely popular townhome is the largest of the 5 floorplans in Mandolin II and with the additional bedroom/bath option, it boasts 4 full bedrooms and 3 1/2 baths in 2302 sf! Don’t miss the “entertainers dream” patio with built in planters, fountain, sitting/lighting. Walk to Del Sur elementary, easy access to 56/15. It doesn’t get better than this!


Sold for $740,000.



5725 Avenida Sanchez


*Represented Buyer

$695K-$725K! Beautifully remodeled kitchen & bathrooms! New roof! Newer kitchen cabinets with granite slab counter tops, appliances & laminate flooring! Bathrooms with custom vanities, granite counter tops & porcelain plank flooring! Living room with vaulted ceiling, laminate flooring, plantation shutters & stone veneered fireplace! Tall molding! Dual pane vinyl windows & sliding doors! Beautifully landscaped south facing backyard with flagstone patios & walkways! Electrical outlets upgraded! Central A/C!


Sold for $705,000.



16979 Robins Nest Way 3
(Rancho Bernardo)


*Represented Seller

Immaculate and move-in ready home in the heart of RPQ in the beautiful Feather Ridge neighborhood, NO MELLO ROOS!! Brand New Kitchen! Vaulted Ceilings, New wood floors in Kitchen and Family rooms, Fireplace in living room. New AC, Dual pane windows, New Halo Water Filtration, spacious master suite with walk-in closet and dual sinks. Copper piping, no popcorn ceilings. New whole house water filtration system, Covered backyard deck, large backyard with plenty of room for a pool, backs to greenbelt.


Sold for $700,000.



1841 Paseo Del Lago Dr


*Represented Buyer

Sold prior to MLS Entry


Sold for $675,000.



1951 Courage


*Represented Seller

Welcome to the wonderful gated community of Legends/Heritage in Shadowridge. Great location w/oversized side yard that creates extra living space & perfect for entertaining. Large two car garage, new HVAC & hot water heater. Interior features a light & bright kitchen that expands to the dining & living room. All Bedrooms are upstairs w/ 2 full bathrooms. Big master suite w/ shower & soaking tub. Located within walking distance to Rancho Buena Vista High School & shopping. Clean and move in ready! Must See


Sold for $478,800.



2242 Gregory St Lot 8 in Block 47
(North Park)


*Represented Seller

Vacant Lot w/ Serene Canyon Views in North Park! City Approved Plans to build a 3 story, 2982 sf modern contemporary home. 4 Bed, 4.5 Bath home with 2 car garage overlooking Juniper Canyon. Master retreat consumes the entire third story with multiple view points. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to build your Dream Home on one of the last available vacant lots in San Diego’s hottest neighborhood. Gas and sewer at street. Water and Electric easement behind lot.


Sold for $499,000.



4312 Manzanita Dr
(City Heights)


*Represented Buyer

First time on market in over 40 years! 3 bedroom 2 bathroom home plus bonus converted basement studio. OWNED Solar! Bright floorplan features wood laminate floors, brick fireplace, ceiling fans, spacious bedrooms, and separate laundry area. Large patio area with landscaping plus utility room for additional work space. Spacious lot at almost a quarter of an acre. Perfect home to make your own with lots of potential! Solar means low electric bills and canyon view lot with R-2 zoning! This is a must see!


Sold for $525,000.



10864 Sabre Hill Dr 262
(Sabre Springs)


*Represented Buyer

Investor opportunity in beautiful Hilltop complex. Upper unit has assigned covered parking. Full sized laundry closet. Newer water heater. Hilltop amenities include a pool, jacuzzi and gym. Ample guest parking. Close to freeways, shopping and restaurants. No mello roos. Poway Unified School District.


Sold for $260,000.




4077 3RD AVE 111



*Represented Buyer

GREAT CENTRAL LOCATION! New paint throughout! Move in ready corner unit condo in prime Hillcrest location! Features include laminate floors updated kitchen with granite counters and stainless appliances. Updated bath and balcony off living room. Walk to the best of Hillcrest restaurants, bars, shopping, movies, Scripps and UCSD Medical Centers. Easy access to 163, 5 and 8 freeways. Gated underground parking with TWO assigned spaces! Please see supplement.

Sold for $280,000.

June 2019 Real Estate Market in Review

June San Diego real estate market in review: As of June 2019, the median detached home in San Diego County sold for $650,000 up 3.3% from the previous year.

Detatched Med Sales

As of  June 2019, the median attached home (including condos, townhomes, and twinhomes in San Diego County sold for $425,000, up 2.9% from last year.

att Med Sales

The average detached home in San Diego spent 36 days on the market.


Condos, twinhomes, and townhomes in San Diego spent an average of 32 days on the market.

Avg Market Time Detached

As of June 2019, the average seller of a detached home in San Diego County receives 97.0% of the original list price at the close of the sale.

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As of June 2019, the owners of attached properties (condos, twinhomes, and townhomes) retained 97.7% of the original list price.

Att %

The inventory of homes in San Diego County is low but growing.


The supply of attached properties rose a little bit but still is also quite low.


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