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Third lowest Crime rates in the Nation

Tuesday, September 14th, 2010 at 1:52pm. 99,599 Views, 0 Comments.


Are you looking for a safe place to relocate your family?  Well according to recently published date from the FBI San Diego has the third lowest violent crime rates out of major metro areas in the United States.  Check out the recently published stats...

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County Home Prices up 14 straight months

Wednesday, September 1st, 2010 at 10:39pm. 124,227 Views, 0 Comments.

S&P/Case-Shiller home price index indicated yet another month of home price increases for San Diego County.  That's 14 straight months of price increases!  San Diego County the second highest annual price increase of the 20 metro areas surveyed, with another California City - San Francisco taking the top spot.

From June 2009 to June 2010 we had an 11.2 percent price gain in San Diego County, but North County Coastal homes we up 22.3%. 

For those of you who have been sitting on the fence 14 straight months of home appreciation is a trend which might signal it's time to buy...  FYI 30 year fixed rate mortgages are also at record lows, 4% as of today.

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North County Farmers Markets

Friday, December 11th, 2009 at 5:00pm. 39,495 Views, 0 Comments.

Each city in North County has a farmers market which operates on various days. Below you will find detailed information on each market and contact information if you are interested in partisipating in the market.

Bonsall Certified Farmers Market and Open Air Faire
Open Sundays 10am to 2p.m.
31555 Old River Rd. Bonsall
Manager: Cristie Rae
Ph: (208) 553-4700

Carlsbad Village Farmers Market and Food Fair
Open Wednesdays 1 to 5p.m.
Roosevelt St between Grand Ave and Carlsbad Village Dr
Manager: Chisty Johnson
Ph: (760) 687-6453

Del Mar Farmers Market and Food Court
Open Saturdays, 1 to 4p.m.
1050 Camino Del Mar (Between 10th and 11th St)
Manager: Alan Usrey
Ph: (760) 727-1471

Encinitas Certified Farmers Market
Open Sundays 2 to 5pm May to September
Flora Vista

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Marriott Residence Inn San Marcos

Monday, November 16th, 2009 at 10:16am. 25,526 Views, 2 Comments.

Construction restarted

Some good news for the construction industry here in San Marcos... The 112 room Marriott Residence Inn project at the corner of Las Posas Road and Los Vallecitos Boulevard (across the street from George Burgers) resumed building this week. I think they even took down the sign saying the project would be finished by the summer of 2009!

For those that are not from this area, the Marriott has had a sign up for over a year announcing that this project would be completed by the summer of 2009; yet, construction was halted over a year ago and it didn't look like it was going to get started anytime soon.

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Home Buyer Tax Credit extended

Thursday, November 5th, 2009 at 4:28pm. 75,331 Views, 2 Comments.

There was a bit of good news for the real estate industry and "First Time Buyer" today...

Congress has extended AND expanded the homebuyer tax credit! Both the House and Senate have passed an unemployment insurance bill which included an amendment that exapnds and extends the First Time Buyer Tax Credit. This bill should be on the Presidents desk waiting for his signature in the next day or two. Below I have outlined the features and modifications to the current Home Buyer Tax Credit which expires on November 30th, 2009.


Jan 1 - November 30, 2009
Rules as enacted
February 2009

December 1 - Abril 30,
2010 Rules as enacted
November 2009

 First - Time Buyer
Amount of Credit
 $8000- $4000 for Married
Filing seperately
$4000 Maried

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Carlsbad Desalination plant

Wednesday, November 4th, 2009 at 3:55pm. 2,601 Views, 1 Comments.

Desalination Plant gets approved

It took 11 years for the California State government and Coastal Commission to finally wake up to the fact that we need to harvest fresh water from the Ocean... Here's a little background. Over the last three years California has been in a drought, which is not uncommon for the state of California. Southern California imports a large percentage of the water it uses from Northern California and the Colorado River. In addition, during the Clinton Administration there was a large push in removing dams on the various rivers through out California which used to capture natural flow of water and was used for various municipal water districts.

So it's pretty much a fact that Southern California needs to develop multiple

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Major update to

Friday, October 2nd, 2009 at 11:14am. 2,269 Views, 3 Comments.

New and Improved!

Anyone who has checked out this blog has noticed I have not been blogging much for quite a while... Well, the reason is I have been working on a major update of this site...

About a year ago Morgan Carey with Real Estate Webmasters approached me about updating my website. (I have been a client of Real Estate Webmasters since 2005 and they are the one's who built my custom site when I moved NCLH off of the Point 2 Agent platform back in 2005. 

Anyway, Morgan pointed out that from 2005 to 2009 there have been a ton of technological advances in the industry and I should be utilizing them; so, after kicking around the idea for several months (and analyzing what the costs would be to update my old site with the new features I wanted)

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Paramount Condos Escondido

Monday, April 14th, 2008 at 7:12pm. 3,622 Views, 13 Comments.

Paramount will NOT have 4 bedroom condos

Escondido CA - D.R. Horton, the developer of the Paramount Condominimum Complex at 501 and 511 N. Escondido Blvd.,  bowed to pressure from the Escondido City council and announced on Friday that all of the condo's will be designed as three-bedroom units with a Den or a Loft. In addition, the developer will add language to the homeowners association's rules and regulations that will not allow the owners to convert the loft or den into an additional bedroom.

Home-Sharing a Problem in Escondido.

The downsizing of the condos from 4 bedroom units to 3 bedrooms was prompted by concerns by the Escondido City Coucil and local citizens who were worried that the increased number of bedrooms would encourage multiple…

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San Marcos school district sets attendance lines

Monday, March 17th, 2008 at 12:41pm. 3,667 Views, 3 Comments.

SAN MARCOS -- San Marcos Unified School District trustees on Wednesday night approved the redrawing of school boundaries.  This will establish which neighborhoods would be attending the district's 11 elementary schools.

Joli Leichtag Elementary School

The new school is a $21 million, 52,335-square-foot elementary school which will be located on 22-acres at the corner of Oleander and Mimosa avenues (on the border of Vista and San Marcos).  It has been named the Joli Ann Leichtag Elementary School  in recognition of a $6 million endowment the San Marcos School district recently received from the Leichtag Family Foundation.

The P.A.C.E. Promise

The endowment is for the district's higher education partnership with Cal State San Marcos and will help…

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Escondido Bans Yard Parking

Wednesday, March 5th, 2008 at 11:36am. 3,576 Views, 13 Comments.

On March 8th, a new law will go into effect in the city of Escondido that will fine Car owners who park their vehicles in their front yards.  The fine will be for $40 and if a repeat offender gets 3 tickets in 12 months they will be charged with a misdemeanor!  Here is my suggestion for repeat offenders: Absolutely NO Yard Parking!

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