February 2018 Real Estate Market in Review

February’s San Diego real estate market in review: As of February 2018, the median detached home in San Diego County sold for $618,000, up 8.8% from the previous year.


As of  February 2018, the median attached home (including condos, townhomes, and twinhomes in San Diego County sold for $405,000, up 7.1% from last year.


The average detached home in San Diego spent 33 days on the market.


Condos, twinhomes, and townhomes in San Diego spent an average of 26 days on the market.


As of February 2018, the average seller of a detached home in San Diego County receives 97.6% of the original list price at the close of the sale.


As of February 2018, the owners of attached properties (condos, twinhomes, and townhomes) retained 98.6% of the original list price.


The inventory of homes in San Diego County is still very low.


The supply of attached properties is also quite low.


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


Design Trends: Velvet Furniture

Velvet is one of those materials that can instantly make a home feel more luxurious.  Sofas and other types of furniture cloaked in velvet radiate warmth and can catch the light in every room! Despite its reputation as a luxury material, most velvets are very durable and hold their color like no other fabric. If you’d like to incorporate this design trend into your home, keep reading for a little inspiration!

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HGTV.com shows you how blue velvet furniture, ranging from indigo to sapphire, works in any room. Get inspired on how to use this design trend in your own space.

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Up the cool factor in a big way by mixing rust-colored velvet furniture with plum walls.

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Recipe: Vegetarian Chili with Tortilla Crisps


What You Need:

  • 4 corn tortillas
  • 1/4 c. Country Crock Original
  • 1 large yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 1 red pepper, diced
  • 1 yellow pepper, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp. chili powder
  • 1 tbsp. cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 28-oz. can whole tomatoes
  • 1 15-oz. can pinto beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 15-oz. can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 15-oz. can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 c. freshly chopped cilantro, plus more for serving
  • 1/4 c. sour cream
  • 1/4 c. shredded Cheddar

How To:

  1. Preheat oven to 400°. Place tortillas on a baking sheet and brush all over with Country Crock Original. Bake until golden and crispy, flipping halfway through, about 6 minutes, then season with salt. Once cool, break each into pieces.
  2. Heat remaining 3 tablespoons Country Crock Original in pot over medium-high heat, and cook onion and peppers until soft, 5 minutes. Add garlic, chili powder, cumin, and cayenne and cook 2 minutes more, stirring well to combine. Season with salt and pepper, then add tomatoes and juices, crushing tomatoes gently with a wooden spoon.
  3. Add beans to pot along with 2 1/2 cups water. Season with salt and pepper and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until thickened, 15 to 20 minutes, then stir in cilantro.
  4. Ladle chili into 4 bowls and garnish with sour cream, cheese, and cilantro. Serve with crispy tortillas.

Coastal Premier Properties Welcomes Jennifer Saint

Coastal Premier Properties is pleased to welcome Jennifer Saint! Jennifer will be working out of our Scripps Ranch office.


About Jennifer:

Jennifer Saint is a true professional in every sense of the word! She has been working in real estate since 2002 and the core of her business has been repeat clients and referrals.  Jennifer is very detail oriented which gives her an advantage when it comes to handling the needs of her buyers and sellers.  She prides herself on her determination to achieve the impossible for clients and deliver the utmost client satisfaction.  Jennifer is relentless in her dedication to her customers, always courteous, and strives to be very prompt with her responses.

Jennifer Saint is a native Californian. She lived in Orange County before relocating to San Diego 18 years ago.  Jennifer and her husband also own Sweet Treats Ice Cream and Dessert Trucks, a mobile dessert catering company. Jennifer loves to travel and hopes one day to buy a home in the Bahamas! She also fosters rescue dogs and has two Mini Australian Shepherds named Tucker and Alley.

Click here to contact Jennifer! For more about Coastal Premier Properties, visit our website!

The Pinteresting 5: Barn Doors

Sliding barn doors have been a hot home design trend for several years now! Whether you use them to conceal a pantry, bathroom, home office, or laundry room, barn doors are a stylish and space-saving way to divide sections of your home. Below are some of our favorite pieces of barn door inspiration!

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Sliding Barn Door Hardware Sliding Track Black Rustic Barn Door Hardware from Diyhd,$67.02 | DHgate.com

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Recipe: Chicken Caesar Sandwiches


What You Need:

  • 2 c. creamy caesar dressing, plus more for serving
  • 1 c. chicken broth
  • 1 lb. Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast
  • 1 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 c. finely grated Parmesan
  • 1 head romaine lettuce, chopped
  • 4 ciabatta rolls
  • 1 tbsp. Butter (optional)
  • shaved Parmesan (for serving)

How To:

  1. Add the first five ingredients in the bowl of a slow cooker and toss to combine. Season with salt and pepper. Cook on high heat for 3-4 hours.
  2. When the chicken is cooked, drain most of the liquid. Shred the breast meat with two forks in the bowl of the slow cooker. Toss with more caesar dressing.
  3. Toast and butter ciabatta rolls, if desired. Top bottom halves with romaine, shredded chicken and shaved Parmesan. Place top halves on top and serve warm.

Restaurant of the Moment: The Promiscuous Fork

3801 Ingraham St

San Diego, CA 92109


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The Promiscuous Fork’s commitment to their fellow foodies goes beyond their menu. They’ve created a comfortable, casual, non-pretentious feel to their restaurants. They want you to feel as if you were on vacation somewhere and walked in to the “local spot”.

The Promiscuous Fork has two locations in San Diego: in La Jolla on La Jolla Boulevard and in Pacific Beach on Ingraham Street. Both restaurants serve up a delicious menu of unique items you won’t find anywhere else. Our favorites include the Lamb Lollipops, the Mac ‘n’ Cheese With Asian-Braised Shredded Short Ribs, The Notorious P.I.G. Sandwich, and The Yuck Mouth Burger. They also offer an extensive menu of craft beer and wine to enjoy with your food.

Both locations are often busy, especially on nights and weekends so come hungry, but be prepared to potentially wait for a seat!