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If you are looking for an amazing home, at an affordable price, you may want to check out San Elijo. San Marcos has so much to offer homebuyers. They have condos, townhouses, small homes, large homes, older homes, and brand new construction. San Elijo is conveniently located near both the 78 and 15 freeways, making it a great community, especially for first time buyers.
San Elijo Hills is one of the most up and coming communities. This beautiful community’s homes have been built from around 2000 to the present, and have the most up to date amenities – Open floor plans, granite, corian, maple cabinets, community swimming pools, etc. San Elijo has its own elementary and middle schools within the community. It also boasts its own town village, parks, restaurants, and shops. San Elijo Hills also has some of the most affordable homes in San Diego.
If you are looking for a San Elijo home, you have easy access to amenities in Vista, Carlsbad, La Costa, and Escondido – most within about 10-15 minutes! If you are looking for San Marcos homes, (San Marcos interest rates or mortgages), we would be happy to help.
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March 6th, 2014
The state of California has recently announced a new program to help homeowners who find themselves in the position of having to sell their homes. The programs are run under the auspices of the CalHFA MAC – CalHFA Mortgage Assistance Corporation, a nonprofit organization.
The Transition Assistance Program ( TAP ) is one of the programs designed to ease the burden on these homeowners as well as make their relocation to housing more comfortable. Keep in mind that these are all State of California programs. Some of the program’s highlights include:
* Unemployed Mortgage Insurance – Can provide $3,000 per month for up to 12 months with a cap of $36,000
* Mortgage Reinstatement Assistance – Designed to help homeowners catch up on past-due mortgage principal, interest, taxes and insurance as well as homeowners association dues. One-time payments can be as much as $25,000.
* Principal Reduction Program – Qualifying homeowners could receive as much as $100,000 to reduce the principal on their loan balance
* Transition Assistance Program – Designed to help homeowners facing short sale or deed-in-lieu of foreclosure with up to $5,000 in funds to help them relocate
Under the Keep Your Home California Program, these programs are designed to assist the homeowners of distressed properties, stabilize their situations and ease their transition into new housing. For more information and to find out if you qualify, give us a call or go to:
We are always happy to help,
Mike & Amy
September 24th, 2013
As you may be able to tell, construction for the new upscale shopping center is rolling right along, and as it stands now, the center is still on schedule to open next year in the Summer of 2014 …! Literally next door to La Costa Oaks, the La Costa Town Square will also be serving the nearby communities of La Costa Ridge, La Costa Greens, La Costa Valley & San Elijo Hills.
While negotiations are still in progress for the ‘big box’ leases, I am permitted to tell you two of the retailers who will be occupying a couple of the larger storefronts of La Costa Town Square. Once the negotiations are complete for all of the big boxes, the developer ( PDC ) will be able to release the names of the smaller tenants too. PDC is also trying to attract some white linen restaurants. North county can definitely use more fine dining. I am expecting this information in the next four to possibly six weeks, maybe sooner …
Besides the widely known ‘Super’ Vons, we will also be getting a Petco which will be relocating from their nearby location, and a 24 Hour Fitness. Details at this time are unavailable as to whether this will be a 24 Hour Fitness – Active, Sport, Super Sport or Ultra Sport facility with a complete basketball gym, but those details should also be forthcoming soon.
As far as the new Davidson Homes residential community in La Costa – Arterro, building is still pretty much on schedule and they anticipate being open with models and new La Costa homes for sale in the first quarter of 2014. There will be 63 new homes in the La Costa subdivision, prices and exact square footages have yet to be revealed. Expect prices to be in the low millions and total square feet mostly in the 4000+ range. For more info go to: davidsoncommunities.com or call 858 259-8500.
The La Costa Town Square construction has made it tougher for the area residents surrounding the project to keep their cars clean, but traffic hasn’t seemed to be any more of a nuisance than normal. All in all, most of the neighbors we’ve spoken to are excited at the prospect of new shopping, eating and convenience. We will be sure to let you know as soon as soon as we hear any more – promise.
Mike & Amy
January 18th, 2010
Yesterday – Sunday, January 17th, San Diego Restaurant Week returned to fabulous restaurants around San Diego County. The event will run from Sunday, January 17th through Friday, January 22nd.
Whether you are looking to dine in Coronado at Peohe’s, 1500 Ocean at the Hotel Del, or Coronado Boathouse 1887, George’s at the Cove or the Marine Room in La Jolla, or maybe Jake’s or Pacifica in Del Mar, the Chart House in Solana Beach, or Blue Fire Grill in La Costa, there are options for everyone!
Now, in its fifth year, San Diego Restaurant Week is an absolute hit. This was started in 2004 to bring patrons to restaurants for a week after the summer boom, when kids are back in school, and business is typically down. Popular, exclusive restaurants started offering three course prix fixe menus consisting of an appetizer, a main course, and dessert for either $20, $30, or $40.
If you look at many of the restaurants’ menus, you will find that many of them are offering the entire three course meal for less than just the main course on a typical night. For those of you who know me and Mike, you know, we love to do nice things on a budget. I guess it is that financial advisor in me! So, we look forward to San Diego Restaurant Week each year. We always use it as an opportunity to visit some old favorites – or take a new culinary adventure!
This year, due to the lagging economy, the restaurants added a second San Diego Restaurant Week. According the San Diego Restaurant Week published reports, the January 2009 week was the most successful ever – with over 180 participating restaurants and a 22% increase in diners over the 2008 event!
At the San Diego Restaurant Week’s website, you will find a comprehensive list of participating restaurants that can be sorted by price, type of cuisine, or location. Have fun and happy dining!
If you have anything you would like to see covered in our blog, please let us know. We are always here to answer questions and meet your San Diego real estate needs.
October 25th, 2009
Carlsbad, CA – According to the Public Utilities Commission, the amount of numbers available in the 760 area code was about to run out. In order to combat this problem, they chose to adopt an area code overlay.
Effective October 24, 2009, Full Number Dialing Will Be Required For All Local and Long Distance Calls. This will apply to land lines AND cell phones.
New Dialing Rules Checklist
Update your contact information with security and alarm companies.
- Re-program speed dial, auto dial, modems and other telephone equipment with your ten-digit number.
- Update the contact information of friends, family, neighbors, family doctor, etc.
- Start providing your area code when you give out your phone number.
- Inform family and friends of the need to dial 10 digits.
September 2nd, 2009
Carlsbad, CA – Ok, so I’m not going to claim any individuality in this post. It is directly from the City of Carlsbad, but I think it has some hugely important/exciting information for all our Carlsbad residents. We have had a lot of restaurant closings, but in addition, we have had some new building and are getting some new, exciting local restaurants!
New and Soon-to-Open Carlsbad Eateries
Bressi Village (Palomar Airport Road and El Fuerte Street)
Board & Brew
Rubio’s Fresh Mexican Grill
Peet’s Coffee & Tea
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September 1st, 2009
Carlsbad, CA – With the end of Carlsbad summer, comes the annual Leo Carrillo Film Festival. This is a great way to spend time with your friends. Pack a blanket, some chairs, and a picnic dinner for an inexpensive night out.
The Carlsbad film festival is held in the Leo Carrillo Ranch Historic Park at 6200 Flying LC Lane.
Movies start at sunset. Grounds open at 5 pm for picnics.
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July 22nd, 2009
Del Mar Racing Season Returns TODAY with
races Wednesday through Sunday
July 22nd through September 9th.
General admission is $6 for Stretch Run and $10 for Clubhouse. Additional fees apply for reserved seating. Opening day pricing is $10 for Stretch Run and $20 for Clubhouse.
Visit Del Mar Thoroughbred Club for maps, directions, and daily race information. Have a fabulous day at the races.
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