Design Trends: Marble/Stone Floors

Marble and stone floors are among the most luxurious of flooring materials. Often found in bathrooms, they can make a statement elsewhere in the home, in kitchens, hallways, entry ways, staircases, and more. It can even be mixed with hardwood flooring to create a spectacular effect. Marble and stone floors are also among some of the most expensive choices for flooring, depending on quality.

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Extravagant bathroom with marble all over and a big big tub... A place to relax! #luxury #bathroom #tub

Floors + ceiling. This is my favorite combination of color and texture.

Small gray u-shaped kitchen clad in polished marble floor tiles boasts stacked gray shaker cabinet fixed above gray shaker lower cabinets accented with polished nickel hardware, an under counter microwave, and a white quartz countertop.

Tundra Tumbled Marble Flooring | An antique finish in a random layout | Mandarin Stone

Calacatta white gloss floor tiles have a stylish marble effect finish in either grey or beige. These large white tiles are made from quality porcelain and are an attractive, hardwearing option for any home. Please contact Direct Tile Warehouse for help with choosing white floor tiles.

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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

 

                                                                                                                                                                 

September 2018 Real Estate Market in Review

September’s San Diego real estate market in review: As of September 2018, the median detached home in San Diego County sold for $634,250 up 7.5% from the previous year.

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As of  September 2018, the median attached home (including condos, townhomes, and twinhomes in San Diego County sold for $417,000, up 6.9% from last year.

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The average detached home in San Diego spent 34 days on the market.

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Condos, twinhomes, and townhomes in San Diego spent an average of 28 days on the market.

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As of September 2018, the average seller of a detached home in San Diego County receives 97.5% of the original list price at the close of the sale.

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As of September 2018, the owners of attached properties (condos, twinhomes, and townhomes) retained 98.3% of the original list price.

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

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The supply of attached properties is also quite low.

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

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.

Earthquake Safety

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Prepare for an Earthquake:

According to the American Red Cross

  • If you are inside, stay inside. Most injuries occur from glass, brick and other materials falling from the
    outside of buildings.
  •  DROP, COVER, AND HOLD ON during the shaking.
  • Ÿ If a table or desk is not available to get under for safety, crouch next to a wall without bookcases or windows and cover your head and neck. Bookcases and windows are hazardous since bookcases may tip over and windows may shatter.
  • If you cannot drop to the floor, stay where you are and cover your head.
  • If you are in a wheelchair, lock the brake and cover your head.
  • Ÿ If you are in bed, stay there and cover your head with your pillow

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What to do After a Disaster:

  • Do not light any matches, candles, or turn on electrical switches
  • Use flashlights to check for damage such as gas leaks, fires, or chemical spills
  • Do not return home until officials give you the OK
  • Stay away from flooded roads and downed power lines
  • Check in on your family members and loved ones
  • Monitor local broadcasts for information on disaster relief assistance

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)

Reasons to stay in/move to San Diego

San Diego has always been praised as one of the best cities worldwide whether it be for its food, it’s entertainment, the people, or the amount of sunshine they all get year round.  Here are a few motives to stay in or move to the sunniest region in California.

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1.  The Beaches.

If the sun is shining on the weekend where does everyone go?  The beach, because they sure aren’t going downtown.  There is one for each flavor, check out Mission Bay for some great biking or hit Pacific Beach for a little bit more prep.  With over 70 miles of coastline you are bound to hit one that floats your boat, some of which are leash free for you favorite companions convenience.  However, many locals tend to wait out the tourist season until October where the beaches aren’t as crowded, the jellyfish have dispersed, the water gets warmer and there’s plenty of parking.

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2. Weather Fit For Paradise.

Winter.  Summer.  No matter the season you can bet on it being close to 70 degrees outside.  With the edges of the city reaching around 80 or the suburbs getting in excess of 100 you can be sure of ditching your winter clothes

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3.  The mouth-watering food.

Between all the varieties of ingredients and ethnicities of meals in San Diego, the mexican cuisine is what most San Diegans take to heart.  Fish tacos, enchiladas, and the most sacred of sustenance, the famed California Burrito.  Beloved by starving surfer, college student and businessman alike, the burrito’s filled with carne asada, cheese, salsa, guacamole and the magic ingredient: french fries.

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4.  San Diego knows a thing or two about beer.

San Diego knows its way around a tasty IPA.  Coming in hot at No. 3 on the Forbes best beer cities ( behind Portland and San Fran.), nearly every bar carries a selection of local brews like Karl Strauss, Stone, and Ballast Point.  However, with great beer comes great festivals.  The Festival of Beer in September donates money to cancer-fighting causes while the International Beer Festival in June crowns a best in show.

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5.  The Festivals

Yes, San Diego has great weather, that’s no secret.  What isn’t widely known is that the year-round sun means there’s almost always a free street festival to crash.  From the Adams Avenue Street Festival to Chula Vista’s Lemon Festival, each celebration gives you a taste of our many different neighborhoods.