Dear Real Estate Client: What do you want? That is the simple question we ask each San Diego and Carlsbad real estate client. The answers are frequently complex–and are rarely repeated. Each home, each buyer, each seller, and each circumstance is different. Much like snowflakes, we’ve never encountered duplicate clients or transactions. Several years ago,
In fact, 7172 Estrella de Mar, Carlsbad, CA 92009 is not even a valid listing. Nor a valid short sale. I know this fact, because I happen to know one of the owners who never signed a listing agreement, nor a purchase agreement for this home located at 7172 Estrella De Mar. She is not
Spring comes to San Diego this year wrapped in green and colorful glory…sorta. After a winter of sparse El Nino rains, the hillsides and trees are still turning beautiful shades of spring green–and even the succulents and cacti that replaced so many parched lawns in San Diego are more luscious and greener than ever. I restarted
I grew up lining oven floors with aluminum foil to catch the nasty spills from casseroles and sweet potatoes. My mother did it and so did I. Not anymore. Our built-in Thermador double oven that graced out La Costa home for years gave out recently–or at least the top oven did. The problem became finding an
The fun at Dog Beach in Del Mar has to be the equivalent of a canine Disneyland. Even if you don’t own a dog, or can’t borrow one for the day, it’s worth a trip to Dog Beach to see the dogs bark gleefully, play fetch, romp with one another and splash in the waves.
Are you itching to update your Carlsbad home? Consider adding a chandelier to your bathroom. Of course, a free-standing tub, framed mirrors, frameless shower doors, full-body spray systems. heated towel bars and other touches are nice, but adding a well-placed and well-chosen chandelier can add immediate eye appeal to an otherwise blah bathroom. We have a pretty
Rare La Costa Luxury Home: 7342 Corte Tomillo in La Costa Oaks. Carlsbad real estate agents are buzzing about this spectacular luxury home sitting high in the hills. It’s a true rarity among San Diego homes for sale! You see, this La Costa luxury home is sited, built and designed for entertaining on both a cozy
10 Tips for Kitchen Decluttering The Carlsbad real estate market is currently on fire, but that doesn’t mean you can ignore the heart of your San Diego home for sale–the kitchen–if you want top dollar or even a fast sale. I’m always on the hunt for client housekeeping tips that will either help a home
Thinking of selling and upgrading your Carlsbad home–or just updating it as a DIY (do it yourself) or using a contractor? These are questions our San Diego real estate clients ask us on a regular basis–and our answers will vary depending upon expertise and determination of the homeowner. Perhaps you’re preparing your home for sale in
by Roberta Murphy My first job is that of real estate broker in Carlsbad, but a little civil unrest has been brewing lately–with a petition that went out to the Carlsbad City Council this morning. Signatures are still being gathered in a petition to protect property rights for vacation rental owners at the La Costa Chateaus.