Strategies for Buying in the Current Real Estate Market

The changes in the current real estate market require home buyers to apply a different strategy to their home purchasing than in an up market. Buyers who adjust their strategy to take advantage of lower home prices will be able to avoid costly mistakes, and find success in purchasing a home at a good price. Remember, although there are expected ups and downs in the market, real estate continues to be a wise investment. The current market requires more planning, but you can still find success in today’s market. Listed below are some helpful strategies for buying in the current real estate market. Continue reading

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Homes in a Row: Classic Style and Traditional Design Updated

Row homes are a classic housing style that is enjoying a revival because of the advantages it brings to home owners. Owners have full control over the building and the ground on which it is built. Since there is no common area to maintain, there is no home owner association, and no HOA fees.

In high density areas, a new style of row home is cropping up – homes that are contemporary in style, designed with outdoor patios, decks, roof gardens, and built with sustainable materials. This means minimal maintenance and greater affordability. During construction, some row home contractors offer retrofitted design options. Continue reading

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La Jolla Open House Sun. August 10; 1-4 PM, 8434 Via Sonoma # 65, La Jolla, CA

As soon as you enter this clean, lovely home and set foot on the hardwood maple flooring, you will feel the stress of the day melt away. Enjoy the warming morning light that enters on the private deck and through the kitchen window. Entertain on the deck or enjoy the ocean breezes from the master balcony. Move-in ready with new kitchen cabinets, mirrored closet doors and fresh paint. The new, energy efficient appliances make cooking and cleaning up a breeze. Continue reading

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Mira Mesa

Located in the very heart of San Diego County, Mira Mesa (pop. 80,000+), is the largest of the county’s communities. Sometimes referred to by residents as “The Mecca” due to its central location, this community covers 10,500 acres and is situated between Interstate Highway 15 to the east and I-805 to the west. Also located at its west end is Sorrento Valley, an important business and technology park and major area employer. On Mira Mesa’s northern border lies the Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve. At the community’s southern end is Marine Corps Air Station Miramar.

The military was very influential in the establishment and early development of Mira Mesa. During the World War II era, the area served mainly as an airfield and training center. Continue reading

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Clairemont Mesa

Tucked in between freeways I-5 and I-805 just south of SR-52 in northern San Diego County is the community of Clairemont Mesa (pop. 77,906). It was started during the post-World War II building boom of the 1950s & 1960s & covers 13.3 square miles. The freeways, state highway and several major thoroughfares afford residents of Clairemont Mesa easy access to the rest of San Diego County & points beyond.

Even though the community does not have its own coastline, the Pacific Ocean and Mission Bay Park are only a quick ride west away. Clairemont Mesa gets its name partially from the dear wife of the community’s developer, Carlos Taveras, and partially from its terrain which is formed by two large canyons cutting through it. Continue reading

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Encinitas (meaning “hills of live oaks” in Spanish) is a coastal community in San Diego County covering 21.5 square miles with a population of 62,774. It is actually a conglomeration of communities (Cardiff, Leucadia, Olivenhain and Old and New Encinitas) which united in 1986 to form the City of Encinitas while still retaining their unique personalities. This blending of communities contributes to the great variety of pursuits and lifestyles available to residents of the community, chief among these being flower cultivation and surfing.

The western boundary of Encinitas consists of six miles of stunningly beautiful beaches, most of which are a surfer’s dream come true. With a near perfect climate and average year-round temperature of 72 degrees, surfers can ride great waves here throughout the year. Continue reading

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Carmel Valley

San Diego’s Park and Recreation Department provides something for everyone. People of all ages, abilities and income levels have the opportunity to enjoy more than 340 parks, 13 pools, 52 recreation centers, over 25 miles of ocean front shoreline, 27 miles of Mission Bay shoreline, 65 view areas and three municipal golf complexes.
Community Park and Recreation Center

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Horse Racing

In operation since 1937, Del Mar Racetrack is North Americas # 1 track in attendance and handles for more than ten years. The Del Mar Thoroughbred Club is host to Opening Day festivities and the annual Truly Fabulous Hats Contest.
Del Mar Thoroughbred Club

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San Diego Phone Numbers

A list of important San Diego phone numbers. Whether it’s for a 911 emergency or a daily bus schedule, this list is a practical and efficient way to access important San Diego phone numbers at a glance.

911 Emergency: 911

Animal Emergency Care: 760-111-4412

BASS/TicketMaster: 760-111-2277

Bus Schedule: 760-111-1717

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San Diego Information

San Diego offers on-line and in print lifestyle information for consumers. Leading publications keep you up-to-date on the latest news, products and services that shape our region.

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