Just Sold: October 2018

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!

                                                                                                                                                                 

550 Front Street 1201

(Downtown)

SOLD

*Represented Buyer

Rare view downtown condo with near unobstructed panoramic views of the city, the Bay, Coronado, and the Ocean. The view looks over the convention center and Children’s Museum so the sweeping views not likely to be blocked in the future. Not a corridor view!! Enjoy the 10′ ceilings in the southwest corner of The Pinnacle. Gourmet kitchen with granite counters and island, Italian Snaidero cabinetry, Sub-Zero refrigerator, Bosch 5 burner cooktop, Bosch double oven and Bosch dishwasher.Concierge services.

Sold for $1,527,500.

                                                                                                                                                                 

711 Costa Del Sur

(San Marcos)

SOLD

*Represented Buyer

Stunning Views! Bella Vista Collection of San Elijo Hills. Features a wide open floor plan, gourmet kitchen with large center island, granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, dual ovens, main level bedroom & bathroom, guest suite, designated office & upstairs loft. Master retreat offers soaking tub, walk-in closet and private sun-deck with ocean & mountain views! The backyard is a dream with a salt water pool & spa, built-in bbq, covered loggia and outdoor dinning. Cul de sac street.Must see!

Sold for $1,299,000.

                                                                                                                                                                 

3416 Camino Corte

(Carlsbad)

SOLD

*Represented Seller

First time on Market. Original Owner hand picked this Beautiful Canyon View Lot. Enjoy the Exceptional Sunsets from the Tropical Backyard complete with Pool and Spa. Upstairs you will catch the Sunsets and Peaceful Canyon Views from the Master Retreat which has an Oversize Deck. There are 3 additional Bedrooms upstairs. Enter the Front Door into the Sun filled Living Room with it’s High Volume and Gorgeous Hardwood Floors. The Kitchen is Flooded with Light from the Wall of Windows.

Sold for $1,280,000.

                                                                                                                                                                 

15862 Pomerol Lane
 

(San Diego)

SOLD

*Represented Buyer

Beautiful remodeled move in condition view home on 1/2 acre park like setting w/pool & spa! Wow! Open concept taken down to the studs 2016, split level includes dutch door entry, cathedral white planked ceilings, 3 spacious upstrs bedrms, gorgeous kitchen w/slab Carrara marble,farmhouse sink, S/S Thermador appl, SubZero frig! Warm hickory flooring, 3 sets French drs, 2 fireplaces, neutral wool carpets, pool/spa, basketball 1/2 court plus views! Low HOAs

Sold for $1,650,000.

                                                                                                                                                                 

5255 Timber Branch Way

(Carmel Valley)

SOLD

*Represented Buyer/Seller

Perfect 4S Ranch family home! Open floor plan with ample natural light, amazing backyard perfect for entertaining and children, and huge Master Retreat with upgrades in the master bath! Convenient location and quiet, family friendly neighborhood!

Sold for $1,220,000

                                                                                                                                                                 
6367 Autumn Gold Way

(Carmel Valley)

SOLD

*Represented Buyer

Immaculate Pacific Highlands home in The Elms community. Built in 2016 & is practically new! Spacious master suite w/ large master bath & walk in closet. Kitchen features custom cabinets, stainless steel appliances, and quartz counter-tops. Wood flooring on ground level and like new carpet on 2nd level! Mature landscaping featuring custom Jacuzzi with cascading waterfall, built in fire pit and BBQ. 2 car garage. Quite neighborhood. Close to Pacific Highlands Ranch Village Center and Carmel Valley schools.

Sold for $1,176,000.

                                                                                                                                                                 

13355 Tining Drive

(Poway)

SOLD

*Represented Seller

Seller’s spent over $200K on upgrades for this beautifully redesigned home! Sophisticated and elegant, this home features fully remodeled exterior & interior including kitchen & baths with top of the line finishes. Fabulous open floor plan includes hardwood flooring, dramatic wall to ceiling fireplace in LR, vaulted ceilings & lots of upgraded windows for natural light. Wonderful private location at the end of a cul de sac on a generous size lot for entertaining, gardening or room for kids to play.

Sold for $990,000.

                                                                                                                                                                 

7240 Arroyo Grande Rd

(Rancho Penasquitos)

SOLD

*Represented Seller

Wonderful 5 bed, 3 bath home in the highly-sought after Cabrera neighborhood in Torrey Highlands! Beautiful, open floor plan with spacious loft! Chef’s kitchen boasts of plenty of cabinet and counterstop space, as well as center prep island! Fireplace and entertainment niche in the living room! Private Master Retreat with gorgeous master bath! You will love this location! Just seconds from CA-56 freeway and a quick drive to Torrey Pines or Del Mar! Eligible for Poway Unified School District!

Sold for $941,500.

                                                                                                                                                                 

15455 Garden Road

(Poway)

SOLD

*Represented Seller

Welcome home to this move-in ready executive family home! Beautifully upgraded with hardwood & travertine flooring, recessed lighting, fresh neutral paint colors, crown molding and updated baseboards. Remodeled kitchen and baths includes newer cabinets, granite counters. Situated in private low traffic Sycamore Creek, country living with close proximity to shopping and recreation areas. Top PUSD with no HOA or Mellor Roos!
Sold for $850,000.

                                                                                                                                                                 

12827 Texana St

(Rancho Penasquitos)

SOLD

*Represented Buyer

Located in Rancho Penasquitos is this beautiful 2 story turn-key home. It is found in an award winning school district; it is within driving distance to 4 or 5 beautiful parks equipped with play structures; and it is close to a Recreational Center, a local library, and Rancho Penasquitos Towne Center. It is the perfect location! This home features- fully owned solar, hardwood floors, up to date furnace & A/C unit, fresh paint, a front bedroom downstairs – great for an office/exercise room/or playroom.

Sold for $860,000.

                                                                                                                                                                 

1724 Willowspring Dr N

(Encinitas)

SOLD

*Represented Buyer

Highly sought after Summerhill twinhome located across from greenbelt. ABSOLUTELY STUNNING upgrades inc: new kitchen, bathrooms, all new wood flooring, windows, lighting, updated electrical, overhead storage in garage, level 2 charger (for electric vehicles), wood banister and stairs, whole house attic fan, landscaping complete with grapefruit, mango, lemon, lime, fig and avocado trees, drip system and brand new SOLAR (purchased and paid for). Blue ribbon schools too!

Sold for $810,000.

                                                                                                                                                                 

4793 Flying Cloud Way

(Carlsbad)

SOLD

*Represented Buyer

This is the one you have been waiting for in Laguna Del Mar! It checks ALL the boxes! Luxurious single story living at its best. PANORAMIC views of the majestic Agua Hedionda Lagoon. Large corner lot with lush landscaping. Feels like a detached home. Only 8 homes on the cul-de-sac. Highly upgraded interior with remodeled kitchen and baths. Dramatic vaulted ceilings, skylights, picture windows. Private rear yard with raised view deck. Community tennis court, pool and spa. CARLSBAD SCHOOLS! Move-in ready!

Sold for $820,000.

                                                                                                                                                                 

8523 Aspect Dr

(Mission Valley)

SOLD

*Represented Seller

Model home plan one at Lucent II is available! Gorgeous inside, appointed w/high end finishes & designer upgrades. Single story living, Open living, kitchen w/breakfast bar Island, stainless steel appliances, Caesarstone ginger counters. Upgraded floors. MBR w/walk in closet, dual vanity & separate shower, secondary bedroom, study, laundry room, expansive deck & attached two car garage leads you to lobby w/elevator to your private residence. Washer,dryer & refrigerator included and more. See supplement.
Sold for $799,794.

                                                                                                                                                                 

5470 Wolverine Ter

(Carlsbad)

SOLD

*Represented Seller

Wonderful family home in Carlsbad! 4 bedrooms including first floor living option! Spacious Great Room and kitchen- perfect for entertaining friends and family! Upstairs loft is the perfect space for kids play area or entertainment space! HUGE Master Retreat with room for separate sitting area! Private backyard with easy upkeep featuring artificial turf and paved patio! Just minutes to everything- restaurants, shopping, hospitals, golfing, and beautiful Southern California coastal beaches!
Sold for $785,000.

                                                                                                                                                                 

4024 Alto St

(Oceanside)

SOLD

*Represented Buyer

Stunningly remodeled split level, four bedroom, two bath home with OCEAN and MOUNTAIN views in the CARLSBAD school district! Newly updated and upgraded with quartz counter tops in kitchen with new stainless steel appliances! New premium roof! New dual pane windows in bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchen and more! Updated electrical system! Recessed lighting! New farmhouse sink! New carpet in bedrooms and living room! New waterproof plank flooring in kitchen and dining area! Numerous dual pane windows installed!
Sold for $740,000.

                                                                                                                                                                 

9635 Graceland Way

(Rancho Penasquitos)

SOLD

*Represented Buyer

Lovely family home located in the heart of Rancho Penasquitos! Light, bright and open floor plan! High, vaulted ceilings, hardwood flooring throughout, and plenty of windows on the first floor! Formal living room, dining room, family room and breakfast area! Amazing backyard space with covered, paved patio area, fire pit and grassy lawn! You can’t beat this location! Eligible for Poway Unified School District! Minutes from YMCA, groceries, shopping, and CA-56 and I15 freeways!
Sold for $719,099.

                                                                                                                                                                 

325 7Th Ave 1608

(Downtown)

SOLD

*Represented Seller

Beautiful, 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath corner north/west unit. This is a bright, quiet and private home. Furniture is included. Original owner, rarely used as a second home. Watch games and concerts from the beautifully furnished, large 7th floor party deck with indoor and outdoor kitchens, fireplaces and seating around the fire pits. The building has many more amenities: pool, spa, gym and 24 hour security.

Sold for $700,000.

                                                                                                                                                                 

13952 Stoney Gate Pl

(Carmel Mountain Ranch)

SOLD

*Represented Buyer

Gorgeous one story home located in the highly desirable Fairway Village neighborhood! Open kitchen to family room layout is perfect for entertaining guests. Bright natural light, high ceilings, upgraded stone fireplace, light fixtures and shutters. Kitchen features stainless appliances, granite counters, island and rich white cabinets. Master-suite offers vaulted ceilings, walk-in closet, dual sinks, and access to the beautiful backyard. Nearby schools, parks, shopping & easy access to I-15 freeway!

Sold for $700,000.

                                                                                                                                                                 

3645-3647 Fairmount Ave

(City Heights)

SOLD

*Represented Seller

Great investment opportunity, mixed use commercial\residential in the heart of City Heights. Good amount of parking Many different options and opportunities available with this property. Light fixer, deferred maintenance on exterior, most interiors in relatively good shape. Upstairs 3 bedroom recently repainted and new carpet installed. Zoning is CUPD-CU-3-6. All tenants are month to month. Short walk to Landis Park, Swim Center, Library and Shopping.

Sold for $735,000.

 

                                                                                                                                                                 

1945 Skyknoll Way

(Encinitas)

SOLD

*Represented Buyer

Very desirable townhome located in Encinitas. This home features hardwood floors, updated kitchen with newer appliances, updated bathrooms, extra large master bedroom with a balcony, recessed lighting, newer hardware throughout, plantation shutters, re-textured ceilings, newer windows, tank-less water heater, and a salt free water conditioner and filtration system. Community amenities include a playground, pool and spa. Close to Flora Vista Elementary and Diegueno Junior High School.

Sold for $650,000.

                                                                                                                                                                 

21639 Trail Blazer Ln

(Escondido)

SOLD

*Represented Seller

Harmony Grove Village is an all new master planned community that blends a rural landscape with modern design sensibility. Harmony Grove Villages’ natural elements encompass relocated Heritage oaks, multi-use trails, picturesque parks and an equestrian area. Resort-style amenities include The Grove Recreation Area with swimming pool, spa, wading pool and splash pad plus BBQ areas, shade structures and playground. Enjoy a convenient location in North County just west of I15 and SR-78!

Sold for $595,000.

                                                                                                                                                                 

9521 Questa Pointe

(Mira Mesa)

SOLD

*Represented Buyer

Sold for $550,000.

                                                                                                                                                                 

8332 Regents Rd B

(University City)

SOLD

*Represented Seller

The home is lifted up above the rooftops & back off the street offering an exclusive, picture-window view from every wrap-around, south-facing room *Enjoy the sunsets from your secret pergola *Medallion Homes are a rare slice of San Diego, and mid-century, history – built for energy efficiency. *Updated kitchen, bathroom *Original wood floors & Art-Deco style details frame the era, perfectly
Sold for $442,800.

                                                                                                                                                                 

11373 Matinal Cir

(Rancho Bernardo)

SOLD

*Represented Buyer

Great floor-plan in the desirable gated community of Vista Cupertino. Vaulted ceilings give off awesome light and bright feel. Gourmet kitchen with stainless steel appliances. Open floor plan from kitchen to large living room with custom paint. Large master suite with dbl sinks and oversized closet. Back yard is low maintenance with synthetic grass and custom built-in firepit. Big 2 car garage with storage and laundry nook. Convenient location in complex with green space close to home. HAS A/C!!!!

Sold for $415,000.

                                                                                                                                                                 

4151 34th 3

(Chula Vista)

SOLD

*Represented Buyer

This home has been freshly painted and features new vinyl plank, wood-like flooring. Easy to maintain and very popular these days. The attached one-car garage has direct access into the kitchen, providing both a secure entry and convenience. There is a small enclosed back patio area with access through the sliding glass doors in the master bedroom. The front patio is large enough for outdoor dining and barbecues. The living room has a fireplace with a slate tile surround. Don’t miss this one!

Sold for $405,000.

 

                                                                                                                                                                 

10513 Caminito Sulmona

(Rancho Penasquitos)

SOLD

*Represented Seller

Welcome to this charming 2 bedroom 1 bath home that offers lots of natural light and privacy. No Unit above or below, end unit that lives like a single story. Best unit available in the complex! Gorgeous remodel -Like new!! Move right into this beautiful home featuring new flooring throughout, new windows, new paint, updated bathroom & updated kitchen! Remodeled kitchen is outfitted with ALL NEW cabinets, granite counter tops & farm-style sink.

Sold for $332,000.

                                                                                                                                                                 

10386 Alphonse G6

(Santee)

SOLD

*Represented Buyer

Welcome home to this charming 3 bedroom 2 bath condo in Santee. This unit is located upstairs with a private balcony and a gorgeous view. Large master bedroom and newly updated bathrooms as well as a full size washer and dryer. Beautifully well kept community, sparkling pool and pets are welcome! Walking distance to award winning schools, shopping and Woodglen Vista park. This unit is VA approved.

Sold for $325,000.

                                                                                                                                                                 

3545 Grove St 225

(Lemon Grove)

SOLD

*Represented Buyer

Resort style living in a fully gated community. Spacious 2 bedroom, 2 full bath home with vaulted ceilings, stainless appliances, granite counters and a very private balcony. 2 carport parking spots and the community features pool/spa, playground. bbq area and more. Central A/C that blows COLD. This home has it all.

Sold for $306,000

 

                                                                                                                                                                 

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The Functions of an Escrow

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Buying or selling a home (or other piece of real property) usually involves the transfer of large sums of money. It is imperative that the transfer of these funds and related documents from one party to another be handled in a neutral, secure and knowledgeable manner. For the protection of buyer, seller and lender, the escrow process was developed.

As a buyer or seller, you want to be certain all conditions of sale have been met before property and money change hands. The technical definition of an escrow is a transaction where one party engaged in the sale, transfer or lease of real or personal property with another person delivers a written instrument, money or other items of value to a neutral third person, called an escrow agent or escrow holder. This third person holds the money or items for disbursement upon the happening of a specified event or the performance of a specified condition.

Simply stated, the escrow holder impartially carries out the written instructions given by the principals. This includes receiving funds and documents necessary to comply with those instructions, completing or obtaining required forms and handling final delivery of all items to the proper parties upon the successful completion of the escrow.

The escrow must be provided with the necessary information to close the transaction. This may include loan documents, tax statements, fire and other insurance policies, title insurance policies, terms of sale and any seller-assisted financing, and requests for payment for various services to be paid out of escrow funds.

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If the transaction is dependent on arranging new financing, it is the buyer’s or the buyer’s agent’s responsibility to make the necessary arrangements. Documentation of the new loan agreement must be in the hands of the escrow holder before the transfer of property can take place. A real estate agent can help identify appropriate lending institutions.

When all the instructions in the escrow have been carried out, the closing can take place. At this time, all outstanding funds are collected and fees- such as title insurance premiums, real estate commissions, termite inspection charges- are paid. Title to the property is then transferred under the terms of the escrow instructions and appropriate title insurance is issued.

Payment of funds at the close of escrow should be in the form acceptable to the escrow, since out-of-town and personal checks can cause days of delay in processing the transaction.

The following items represent a typical list of what an escrow holder does and does not do:

THE ESCROW HOLDER:

  • serves as the neutral “stakeholder” and the communications link to all parties in the transaction;
  • prepares escrow instructions;
  • requests a preliminary title search to determine the present condition of title to the property;
  • requests a beneficiary’s statement if debt or obligation is to be taken over by the buyer;
  • complies with lender’s requirements, specified in the escrow agreement;
  • receives purchase funds from the buyer;
  • prepares or secures the deed or other documents related to escrow;
  • prorates taxes, interest, insurance and rents according to instructions;
  • secures releases of all contingencies or other conditions as imposed on any particular escrow;
  • records deeds and any other documents as instructed;
  • requests issuance of the title insurance policy;
  • closes escrow when all the instructions of buyer and seller have been carried out;
  • disburses funds as authorized by instructions, including charges for title insurance, recording fees, real estate commissions and loan payoffs;
  • prepares final statements for the parties accounting for the disposition of all funds deposited in escrow (these are useful in the preparation of tax returns).

THE ESCROW HOLDER DOES NOT:

  • offer legal advice;
  • negotiate the transaction;
  • offer investment advice.

Your local title company should be happy to provide additional information.

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Just Sold: September 2018

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!

                                                                                                                                                                 

1241 Umatilla St

(Del Mar)

SOLD

*Represented Buyer

Sold for $2,320,000

Fabulous Olde Del Mar home on a quiet street with easy access to the village, restaurants, shops and beaches. GREAT OCEAN VIEWS from living and dining rooms as well as kitchen, master bedroom and large wrap around deck, which are all on the upper level. Two other bedrooms, bath and family room are on the lower level creating separate yet accessible space for children or guests. Home has excellent bones but is in original condition. Can easily live in while updating. Large laundry room and lots of storage.

                                                                                                                                                                 

14735 Las Quintas

(Rancho Santa Fe)

SOLD

*Represented Buyer

Masterfully remodeled, while maintaining a traditional Hacienda feel, this single-level home designed by Alex Friehauf exudes warmth and timeless sophistication. Serenely private, and perfectly sited on 1.75 acres in the gated community of Rancho Diegueno Estates, this understated family compound includes a 5 bedroom main house, detached casita, and ample outdoor entertaining space with swimming pool.

Sold for $2,250,000.

                                                                                                                                                                 

6982 Corte Langosta

(La Costa)

SOLD

*Represented Seller

STUNNING home, meticulously maintained with luxurious features and upgrades throughout. Located on a quiet culdesac street in the highly sought after La Costa Ridge, elegance meets function with features such as gourmet kitchen, breakfast room, family room w/ dual sided fireplace & sitting room, living room, dining room, downstairs bedroom w/ full bath, huge master suite upstairs w/ balcony and OCEAN VIEWS, 3 additional upstairs bedrooms w/on suite baths and expansive, lush resort style backyard & more!

Sold for $1,675,000.

                                                                                                                                                                 

4635 Caminito San Sebastian

(Del Mar)

SOLD

*Represented Buyer

 Words cannot describe this exquisite gated Fairbanks Polo Club home – it will exceed your every expectation. Styled to perfection inside and out, naturally sunlit, and completely upgraded, move in ready! Bask in Del Mar’s idyllic year-round weather on the private patio with pristine landscape, outdoor dining area, built in BBQ, and intimate seating for effortless entertaining. You can’t beat this location at this price!

Sold for $1,595,000.

                                                                                                                                                                 

16262 Paragon Mesa Rd

(Poway)

SOLD

*Represented Buyer

This exclusive hillside estate is located on over 9 acres with stunning panoramic views of mountains stretching all the way to the ocean. Designer touches and upgrades inside and out. Gourmet Kitchen features modern Viking appliances, granite counters, breakfast bar & custom cabinets. Bright, spacious Master Suite boasts huge soaking tub, separate shower, dual vanities & convenient entrance to outdoor fireplace. Resort like yard with pool, spa. See supplement for details.

Sold for $1,395,000.

                                                                                                                                                                 

66 East F Street 18

(Encinitas)

SOLD

*Represented Buyer

Prime Ocean View Lot. Located in the Heart of Downtown Encinitas with an amazing opportunity for any Owner/Builder. Close to World Class Beaches and Surf Spots, Restaurants, Shops, Schools, Library, Parks, Trains, Yoga, and Freeways. Don’t miss another Sunset and get your Dream Home or Investment started today.

Sold for $1,050,000.

                                                                                                                                                                 

412 Santa Marina Ct
 

(Escondido)

SOLD

*Represented Seller

Seller will entertain offers between $1.095-$1.195. Beautiful remodeled move in condition view home on 1/2 acre park like setting w/pool & spa! Wow! Open concept taken down to the studs 2016, split level includes dutch door entry, cathedral white planked ceilings, 3 spacious upstrs bedrms, gorgeous kitchen w/slab Carrara marble,farmhouse sink, S/S Thermador appl, SubZero frig! Warm hickory flooring, 3 sets French drs, 2 fireplaces, neutral wool carpets, pool/spa, basketball 1/2 court plus views! Low HOAs

Sold for $1,200,000.

                                                                                                                                                                 

17317 Eagle Canyon Way

(Rancho Bernardo)

SOLD

*Represented Buyer/Seller

Perfect 4S Ranch family home! Open floor plan with ample natural light, amazing backyard perfect for entertaining and children, and huge Master Retreat with upgrades in the master bath! Convenient location and quiet, family friendly neighborhood!

Sold for $1,115,000.

                                                                                                                                                                 
15843 Babcock St

(Rancho Bernardo)

SOLD

*Represented Seller

Move in ready 3 bed, 3 bath home located in the highly-sought after Del Sur community! Wide-open floor plan with modern upgrades throughout! Designer wooden flooring and beautiful oversized Great Room with access to a manicured patio! White quartz countertops, swiss coffee cabinetry, stainless steel appliances, white crystal tile backsplash, and an oversized center prep island! Private and spacious Master Retreat! Access to 14 parks, 11 pools, and award winning Poway Unified Schools!

Sold for $865,000.

                                                                                                                                                                 

3301 Rancho Famosa

(Carlsbad)

SOLD

*Represented Seller

Panoramic VIEWS!!! Stunning Solar Powered home in the sought after community of Rancho Carrillo. Open floorplan boasts new flooring & paint throughout, Gourmet Kitchen w/center island, brand new stainless appliances, walk in pantry & picture views from every room. Large master suite w/ walk-in closet, dual vanities, soaking tub & balcony w/sweeping views. Private backyard w/ custom stone, mature landscape, covered patio & more views! Community Club House/Pool & walking distance to Carrillo Elementary.

Sold for $1,065,000.

                                                                                                                                                                 

1110 Via Vera Cruz

(San Marcos)

SOLD

*Represented Seller

Stunning Single Story home located in the highly sought after gated community of Stone Canyon, This Ranch style home is loaded w/ unique features. Kitchen boastscrisp white cabinetry, granite counters, stainless appls, & opens to family room w/ fireplace. Spacious Master Suite w/ walk-in closet, & views of the private backyard w/ spa, custom BBQ island with grill, fireplace, & lush landscaping. New paint & flooring throughout.

Sold for $779,000.

                                                                                                                                                                 

2123 DELAND CT

(Alpine)

SOLD

*Represented Seller

Reduced price creates wonderful opportunity! Located in a quiet cul de sac, this custom built home features a spectacular “Resort Style” back yard complete with pool/spa, custom waterfall, built in BBQ, fire pit, two palapas, and dozens of palm trees, all overlooking the rest of the usable 1+ acre lot! Great for entertaining! Hardwood floors downstairs, upgraded kitchen, master suite w/ fireplace, walk-in closet, upgraded bathroom and balcony. Flat, usable lot includes a separate garage/workshop.
Sold for $769,000.

                                                                                                                                                                 

11552 Caminito Corriente

(Rancho Bernardo)

SOLD

*Represented Buyer

Move in ready RB Home! Beautiful views of Bernardo Heights Golf Course and serene private patio with built in BBQ feature! Open and bright floor plan gives this home a wonderful warm and modern feel. Spacious Great Room with gas burning fireplace and sliding glass doors to patio! Large dining room with skylight provides plenty of natural light! New hardwood floors throughout! Quiet street and gated community! Wonderful amenities for residents such as pool/spa, tennis courts, clubhouse and exercise room!

Sold for $753,000.

                                                                                                                                                                 

11939 Calle Suntuoso

(Rancho Bernardo)

SOLD

*Represented Buyer

Single story in desirable Bernardo Heights! Vaulted ceilings, newly remodeled bathroom & gleaming hardwood floors, spacious living and dining leads to backyard for outdoor entertaining. HOA includes access to Bernardo Heights Community Center and Lucido Park which feature 2 pools, spa, 8 tennis courts, basketball courts, pool & ping-pong tables, BBQ’s, children’s play area, fitness center with locker room and much more! 3rd bedroom has been converted to an office.

Sold for $755,000.

                                                                                                                                                                 

13287 Kibbings Rd

(Carmel Valley)

SOLD

*Represented Seller

2 beds, 2.5 baths and full of new upgrades! Spacious kitchen with white cabinetry and granite countertops! Lovely living room and dining area has beautiful gas burning fireplace, California shutters throughout, and sliding glass door that leads onto the private patio! Bright and open Master Retreat with amazing upgraded master bath! 2 car garage, pool/spa for residents and minutes to the beach!

Sold for $737,500.

                                                                                                                                                                 

8643 Via Mallorca D

(La Jolla)

SOLD

*Represented Buyer

Upgraded middle floor unit, QUIET location with sw views. Beautiful manufactured wood floors in living spaces.”La Jolla Gardens” is peaceful property with lush landscaping, pool & workout room. Two separate garages are a plus and a very rare find. No interior steps. Location offers lots of light. Master bath tastefully upgraded. Master closet is very large and has professionally installed closet organizers. Second bedroom also has oversized walk in closet.
Sold for $715,000.

                                                                                                                                                                 

15476 Caldas De Reyes

(Rancho Bernardo)

SOLD

*Represented Seller

Desirable single story detached home in Bernardo Heights neighborhood with 2 bedrooms plus a large master retreat which could be an attached separate casita bedroom or office. Charming updated kitchen w Corian counters, breakfast nook with french doors. Bright and open floor plan with skylights, cozy fireplace in living room. New carpet and laminate flooring throughout. Fresh neutral paint & newer HVAC and water heater. HOA fee includes Bernardo Heights Comm Club w/pool, tennis, gym. Award winning PUSD.
Sold for $710,000.

                                                                                                                                                                 

13879 Paseo Cardiel

(Rancho Penasquitos)

SOLD

*Represented Seller

Tremendous potential in this popular floor plan. This home boasts oversize, 7000+ sq. ft. lot, w/sparkling pool & large usable yard backing to open easement, no homes behind. Great for family fun or entertaining friends. Central AC, solar, family room w/fireplace. Master BR walk in closet. Secondary BR freshly painted. Extra storage shelves in garage. Award winning Poway school district & just blocks from Mt. Carmel High. Conveniently located to YMCA, post office, library, shopping, restaurants, & more!
Sold for $707,500.

                                                                                                                                                                 

10648 Village Haven Trail 99

(Carmel Valley)

SOLD

*Represented Buyer

Seller ‘ll entertain offers between $695,000-$709,000. Residence 1-2 master bedrooms, 2.5 bath, 1274 sq.ft. w/large 2 car garage & front patio. Spacious kitchen with granite countertop and plenty of cabinets. Rich dark brown engineering hardwood floor perfectly matched kitchen cabinets. SS appliances. Large Master suite with gorgeous bathroom. Upgraded lighting system. Window Shutters & more. Washer/Dryer & Fridge stays. This is definitely opportunity for luxurious living.
Sold for $685,000.

                                                                                                                                                                 

614 Chesterfield Cir

(San Marcos)

SOLD

*Represented Seller

Stunning updated single story home w/ breathtaking golf course & hillside views. Located on the 16th hole of Twin Oaks Golf Course this highly upgraded home features kitchen w/stainless appls, granite counters, white cabinetry, crown molding, & volume ceilings w/picturesque views from every window! Expansive master suite w/access to lush backyard w/mature landscape, garden, patio, grass area & views! 3 additional bedrooms, 2 car garage, laundry room & more! Community pool, parks, & low HOA. Close to all!

Sold for $699,000.

                                                                                                                                                                 

3823 Pinnacle Pl

(South Escondido)

SOLD

*Represented Buyer

Views of rolling hills with stunning sunsets await you in this Sonata home. On a quiet cul-de-sac, this 3 bedroom 2.5 bathroom home provides the relaxing environment with the convenient location close to shopping, restaurants and freeway access. Spacious 2 story home has the main living on the entry level and the bedrooms located on the lower floor. The master bedroom and second bedroom have direct access to the large patio and views. Wrap around upper deck and open floor plan. Solar panels just installed

Sold for $681,000.

                                                                                                                                                                 

11559 POLARIS DR.

(Mira Mesa)

SOLD

*Represented Buyer

TLC Needed. Invest some “sweat equity” into this home and make it uniquely yours! New exterior paint, newer roof, good “bones”! Single level – NO STAIRS! Entry leads to large living room and dining area. Kitchen opens to a covered patio and large, fenced yard with canyon/mountain views. Laundry room with direct access to the 2-car garage. Shopping/Dining and freeway close. There are endless possibilities to put your personal style into this home!

Sold for $617,000.

                                                                                                                                                                 

1713 Larkhaven Glen

(North Escondido)

SOLD

*Represented Buyer

Absolutely perfect & beautifully designed single-level home in an especially quiet & established neighborhood! This home includes a showstopping & fully renovated kitchen that opens to the living & dining rooms, upgraded bathrooms, all new flooring (including gorgeous wood floors in the main living areas!), new pebble paving around the exterior of the home, & newer windows. One of the most private spots in the community with a backyard view of trees & gorgeous vegetation. See supplemental remarks.

Sold for $589,000.

                                                                                                                                                                 

15913 Avenida Villaha 42

(Rancho Bernardo)

SOLD

*Represented Seller

Fall in love (at first sight) with this Beautiful Home! This is the one you had been waiting for. Exceptional floor plan! Abundant natural light flows throughout the home’s open, airy layout. Totally upgraded kitchen will inspire your inner chef with its granite counter top, tile backsplash & S/S appliances. This home is totally remodeled with all upgraded bathrooms,wood flooring. Inside laundry and the list goes on…

Sold for $567,000.

                                                                                                                                                                 

11518 Alps Way

(Escondido)

SOLD

*Represented Buyer/Seller

Sold for $550,000.

                                                                                                                                                                 

1042 Oak Dr

(Vista)

SOLD

*Represented Buyer

The home is lifted up above the rooftops & back off the street offering an exclusive, picture-window view from every wrap-around, south-facing room *Enjoy the sunsets from your secret pergola *Medallion Homes are a rare slice of San Diego, and mid-century, history – built for energy efficiency. *Updated kitchen, bathroom *Original wood floors & Art-Deco style details frame the era, perfectly
Sold for $507,500.

                                                                                                                                                                 

848 Daybreak Pl

(Vista)

SOLD

*Represented Seller

Great floor-plan in the desirable gated community of Vista Cupertino. Vaulted ceilings give off awesome light and bright feel. Gourmet kitchen with stainless steel appliances. Open floor plan from kitchen to large living room with custom paint. Large master suite with dbl sinks and oversized closet. Back yard is low maintenance with synthetic grass and custom built-in firepit. Big 2 car garage with storage and laundry nook. Convenient location in complex with green space close to home. HAS A/C!!!!

Sold for $455,000.

                                                                                                                                                                 

1521 Victory Lane 4

(Chula Vista)

SOLD

*Represented Buyer

Welcome to this newly built townhouse. Unit is located in a premium location at the end of the building, only sharing one wall in common with the neighbor which offers more windows & natural light. Get comfortable in the spacious living area with an open family room & dining area. The kitchen features upgraded granite countertops & stainless steel appliances that transfer with the sale.This townhouse has an attached 2 car garage with a storage cave. Amenities include a pool, spa, clubhouse, picnic tables

Sold for $405,000.

                                                                                                                                                                 

1488 Gustavo St B

(El Cajon)

SOLD

*Represented Seller

This is a must see unit! Highly upgraded and 1st floor level! Spacious living room with fireplace, remodeled kitchen, and 2 large bedrooms! Private covered patio space with shared grassy area. This unit has it’s own assigned parking space right in front of the unit and also a detached 1 car garage! Enjoy complex amenities like pool and spa! Just minutes from everything such as shopping, gyms, grocery stores, public schools, and freeways!

Sold for $360,000.

                                                                                                                                                                 

1866 MANZANA Way

(Paradise Hills)

SOLD

*Represented Buyer

A Wallet Winner -Same Sqft Sold $414K this one $355,000! Seller Motivated! To See equals Wanting. Wow almost 1300 sqft. Enjoy est. 20×9 BED & BATH Downstairs, upstairs BED & BATH w/Walk-in Closet. ALSO est. 23×8 BONUS RM for Storage, Retreat or … Fantastic Floor plan- Own as a family, Roommate owners, Parent w/Caregiver, daycare or…? Also Vault Ceiling, Fireplace. Kitchen w/Breakfast bar. Full-size Lndry, Patio w/ Storage. 2 Pkg spaces * NO ONE above, below or behind you!

Sold for $355,000.

                                                                                                                                                                 

17165 W Bernardo Drive 106

(Ranho Bernardo)

SOLD

*Represented Seller

Gorgeous corner unit 2 bedroom 1 full bath, 874 sq.ft. 1 story (Downstairs Bottom Floor Corner Unit) in The Waterbridge Complex. Brand new laminate wood flooring and fresh new paint throughout. Plenty of natural sunlight and private patio. Central Air Conditioning. Refrigerator, washer & dryer included. Water included in HOA. Waterbrige is a gated community featuring pool & spa, fitness center, playgrounds. Minutes to the shops, restaurants & fwy. FHA and VA approved Complex.

Sold for $315,000

 

                                                                                                                                                                 

Sellers Guide: Getting the Highest Price in the Shortest Time

In order to get the highest price in the shortest time, you need to know how to market your home. The better you market your home, the more offers you will get. And the more offers you get, the more choices you have to get the price and terms you want.

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The most important factor of marketing your home is pricing it right. Your price should be adjusted to reflect the market and your property’s worth. The key is to get as many people as possible checking out your fairly priced property. If your property is not priced fairly, there will be no buyers because your price is set too high.

Another important factor is the condition of your home. Make sure that your home looks ready to be sold. Fix any defects (peeling or faded paint, cracks, stains, etc.) Condition alone can sometimes prompt fast buying decisions. Not only should you fix any defects, but consider upgrading your home by making major repairs and cosmetic improvements before selling. A nice looking home triggers the emotional response that can lead to a financial response.

Image result for negotiatingLearn how to negotiate the best terms for all parties involved. Terms are another factor that may be adjusted to attract buyers. If you insist on getting your asking price, think of what you can offer to the buyers. For example, improvements you’ve made or even offering seller financing at a lower than market interest rate on a portion of the sale price. Convince them why they should be paying the price you have set.

Lastly, get the buzz out about your home. List your house with a hot agent that ensures your house is listed on the MLS and on the Internet. On your own, get the word out. It should always be visible to passersby that your house is for sale, whether it is through signs, local advertisements or you telling friends, family, and acquaintances.

Pet Laws

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Are you interested in purchasing a home in San Diego? Domesticated pets are regulated within San Diego County and being aware of these laws are essential!! Getting familiar with the regulations of each area can both help and guide you to the most ideal location while you are on the hunt. Here are some rules and regulations to be aware of so the dream home you find will not only be perfect for you but for your pets as well!!

 

San Diego: San Diego County’s residential homes limit is up to 6 adult dogs, 6 cats.

To read more, visit this website:

Carlsbad: No more then 3 adult dogs or cats in and combination.

To read more, visit this website

Encinitas: With an assortment of dog parks and Off-The-Lease locations for your dog Encinitas is a dog lover’s dream! Although it is extremely pet friendly regulations do apply. Encinitas has a limitation of

La Jolla: 6 Adult Dogs

Solana Beach: 6 Adult Dogs

Del Mar: 6 Adult Dogs

Rancho Santa Fe: 888 267 8770 6 Adult Dogs

Oceanside: Limitations are set at three adult dogs and up to an additional 3 pets of any type. Animals under the age of three months old are not included in this count. It is not until after three months the dogs are considered adult.

To read more, visit this website

Vista:

San Marcos:

Escondido: Two dogs and two cats.

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Rancho Bernardo:

Poway:

Rodent Regulations for California State Wide:

Ferrets and Hedgehogs are illegal to maintain within the state of California.

(Poway: It is unlawful for any person to maintain a rat menace where livestock is kept. [http://www.codepublishing.com/CA/Poway/#!/poway06/poway0604.html#6.04.080])

Restricted domestic animals for California State Wide:

  • The Monk parakeet (also called Quaker parakeet)
  • All species of the Order Insectivora (shrews, moles, hedgehogs, etc.)
  • All species and varieties of gerbils, and all wild-caught or captive-bred species of squirrels, prairie dogs, fur-bearing rodents, mice and rats, except rodents specifically exempted above
  • Domestic or ranch mink, domestic ferrets, polecat-ferret hybrids, domestic or ranch red fox, Arctic or blue fox, and F-1 wolf-dog hybrids
  • Domestic and semi-domestic ungulates, including fallow deer, ranch-raised elk, reindeer, eland, gayal

 

Other Illegal Pets:

  • Raccoon
  • Dormouse
  • Snapping Turtle
  • Skunk
  • Wolf-dog hybrid
  • Sugar Glider
  • Monkey
  • Chimpanzee
  • Alligator
  • Opossum
  • Any Marsupial

 

California Non-Restricted Domestic Animals:

  • Chinchilla
  • Llama
  • Alpaca
  • Guanaco
  • Camel
  • Bison
  • Ostrich
  • Emu

 

 

 

Tips for Buying a Vacation Home in San Diego

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If you have ever thought about purchasing a vacation home in San Diego (who hasn’t?) there are many things to take into consideration before pulling the trigger. For those who don’t know where to start, or are just looking for some extra pointers, here are a couple very important tips to help guide you through the process and make it as easy as possible!

Google: Using Google search and/or Google Maps, look around and get to know the different areas of San Diego. Think of all the reasons why you want to buy a home here, and make a list of all the areas that offer you exactly what you want out of your vacation home.

Market Research: Now that you have your short list, research what the markets are like in each of the areas you have selected. Some examples of things to look at are:

Short-term rental demands and occupancy rates

Tourism demographics (i.e. is it growing? declining?)

Average sales price for vacation homes (also research how the market has grown over time)

Number of vacation homes for sale

If there are any new housing developments

What people say about the community (using websites such as TripAdvisor)

Downsizing: What you need to know

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It probably feels like it was just yesterday that you moved into your new home, ready to start a life, a family. We all know how quickly time flies, and by now your youngest kid is off to college, or maybe starting their first job in the “real world.” And once you realize that they are really gone, that is when you start to think about what to do with all that space.

Some couples enjoy finally being alone in their homes, but for others, it’s just way too much space. In the past and even to an extent in the present, societal constructs have dictated that the home is as much of a status symbol as it is a place of dwelling, and because of this many people don’t want to downsize. However, a lot of people these days view downsizing as a step forward, rather than a step back. There are many benefits to downsizing, and this article will help explore whether or not this may be something for you.

How to know when to downsize

Many people choose to downsize simply because their home is just too big for them anymore. This happens most often when when children grow up and move out. But other factors can play in, such as wanting a home that is easier to maintain, or closer to a more urban area with lots of fun things to do. Sometimes downsizing isn’t even a choice, due to things like an unexpected financial setback.

A couple of questions to ask yourself

Will you miss your more spacious home?

You really have to ask yourself and visualize how your life would change were you to move into a smaller home. For instance, some people like having more spacious rooms, or higher ceilings. They like having a large yard, pool, spa, etc. If you move into a smaller home, you wont have many of these things, but you also don’t have to do any of the maintenance work required with having them either. For example, those who might have spent 8-10 hours or more of work each week cleaning the home or the yard in their larger house now only spend about an hour or two, maybe even less.

How will unexpected life events affect your smaller home?

One of the more common issues that can happen after you downsize is adult children moving back into your home. One way to prevent this from happening is to make sure they are comfortably settled into their new life before pulling the trigger on downsizing a little too soon. With the job market as terrible as it is, especially for young college graduates, you shouldn’t assume that your child will have an easy time finding, and keeping, a job after they graduate. Having an extra bedroom at your new place just in case, either for kids, relatives, or guests, is never a bad idea.

Hidden costs

It may seem very cut and dry, moving to a smaller, less expensive home means more money for you. Sometimes this is true, however there are a few factors to consider that you may not be thinking about.

A major component of downsizing that many people don’t think about is what to do with all of your belongings.