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HOME BUYING LIFESTYLE CRITERIA

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Home buying criteria is changing with the new crop of home buyers demographic including more young families.  Buying a home in 2016 is much more than what a floor plan or kitchen layout has offers.  Buyers are much more concentrated on “where to live” and “how to live”.  As agents making ourselves familiar with the activities

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MIRA MESA CANYON VIEW HOME!

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This Mira Mesa Canyon view home is located in neighborhood of Mirador Park on a private and secluded cul de sac lot.  The views of Pesnaquitos Canyon are unbelievable as are the night lights of the homes located on the Canyon hills offering twinkling night lights that go on forever.  In the background you see

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La Jolla “Horseshoe Beach” Ocean Front Condo

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Located on one of the most pristine and private stretches of La Jolla beaches “Horseshoe Beach” just south of the village of La Jolla sits this magnificent ocean front condo.  Taken down to the studs this home was completed “rebuild” by the present owners.  The walls were literally “reshaped” to allow the over size openings

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TURKEY MEATBALLS WITH TOUCH OF PORK!

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   I Have been making Turkey meatballs forever strictly because of the perception of turkey being a healthy alternative to beef!  They have always turned out great but I thought I might “kick” them up a bit!  I am a good “Home Cook” but secretly I have found a Marinara sauce from Cosco that is AMAZING! 

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LA JOLLA OCEAN FRONT LUXURY CONDO

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La Jolla Luxury condo coming soon on the market offers the best of coastal living with luxury finishes and materials.  Located at 202 Coast Blvd is located on one of the top beaches in the nation offering an isolated section of shoreline called “Horse Shoe” Beach just south of down town La Jolla.  Pristine and

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BISTRO DRUNKEN CHICKEN WITH SHALLOTS!

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  Sometimes at the end of the day you just need to NOT eat Italian!  This recipe though it has all the Mediterranean goodness that we love on a daily basis – has a “bit” of French in it and came out wonderful!  I’m “all about the sauce”!  And I serve it over brown rice

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NORTH PARK 2 Bedroom Plus Loft Townhome For Sale

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North Park has become one of San Diego’s most coveted neighborhoods with its restaurants, shops, breweries and just plain city living at every turn!  Friendly people and coastal weather add to what has become one of San Diego’s favorite place to live!  This Finberg Townhome is in the “hub” of North Park.  Beautifully maintained and

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DEL MAR TORREY POINT ESTATES REMODELED OCEAN VIEW HOME

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As agents we are fortunate when we sell homes to sometimes be able to watch the transformation that happens when a home is remodeled.  The owners of this Torrey Point Estates home purchased the property because of its location walking distance to Torrey Pines State Beach and of course the sweeping white water and night views from

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WHITE WATER VIEW DEL MAR FOUR BEDROOM HOME FOR SALE

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OFFERED AT $2,795,000 Designed to capture ocean views from almost every room this private and gated Torrey Point Home brings you not only water vistas but magnificent sunsets and night lights of the La Jolla Peninsula.  Rarely on the market this small enclave of custom homes is located overlooking the sand of Torrey Pines Beach

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Spring Cleaning and Declutering Ideas

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From selling houses for many years I have seen my share of “clutter”!  It’s easy to work with a client to declutter their home because we are both excited to make the house look as open and fresh as possible.  However when I walk into my own house I think “well this would look differently

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Asparagus Risotto Topped with Garlic Shrimp

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This recipe is a little time consuming because of the “stirring” of the Risotto – but honestly it is totally worth while as the result is just as good as any four star restaurant (in my opinion) and this is after only a little bit of wine while I stirred! RISOTTO- INGREDIENTS 1 small onion

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Ground Turkey Garlic Lettuce Wraps

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GROUND TURKEY GARLIC LETTUCE LEAVES!  Easy and So Delicious! INGREDIENTS CHILI OIL 1 cup Peanut Oil 1/4 Cup Chili Flakes In saucepan heat the oil until very hot but not smoking.  Add the flakes and remove from the heat.  Let stand till cool.  Pour into jar and use as desired.  Store in refrigerator up to

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Pasta La Norma with Pancetta and Camembert and Fig Appetizer

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This Pasta a la Norma recipe has been “kicked” up a notch as I personally find the dish somewhat bland unless it’s smothered in cheese.  Since I was also making “Camembert and Fig Appetizer” I decided to keep the recipe lighter as to not kill the guests with cholesterol!  Both turned out fantastic and were

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Roast Loin of Pork with Vegetables

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ROAST LOIN OF PORK WITH FRESH ROSEMARY AND VEGETABLES is again an easy to prepare flavorful dish!!  Using Organic Pork this is really a farm to table home cooked meal.  I cut a TINY bit of Rosemary from our garden as any fresh herb is pungent and in this house pungent doesn’t work!  I truly

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Absolutely the Best Chicken Soup Ever

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Yes, I tend to cook with a lot of chicken.  I like to use organic because I truly believe the chickens are happier and healthier and not full of mystery stuff that my body doesn’t need.  I have had enough antibiotics in my life!  Don’t need extra helping!  So this recipe (sortoff) was handed down

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Twenty Minute Chicken With Rice

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This super easy skillet dish taste great and will make you look like a pro!  Original recipe said it fed four people but they are a little nuts!  Perfect for two just as it is below with my “special changes”.  Prep time 10 minutes – cooking time 20 minutes or so. INGREDIENTS 1 tablespoon vegetable

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San Diego Gaslamp 2 Bedroom View Trellis Condo

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This San Diego 2 Bedroom Trellis Condo is located right in the heart of the Gaslamp District walking distance to the San Diego Convention Center which hosts world famous ComicCon, the Wharf, Petco Park, popular restaurants including Nobu (Hard Rock) and Donovans one adjacent and one in building,  shops and all downtown has to offer.  Located on

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SOLANA BEACH SANTA FE HILLS AMAZING LOT HOME FOR SALE!

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Nestled among California Native Landscaping sits this beautiful single level home in Santa Fe Hills offers one of the most amazing lots in the neighborhood.  There is 12,300 square of property with home surrounded by beautiful plants, river beds, and blooming fruit trees.   The Solana Hills property offers four bedrooms and two full bathrooms.  Both

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OLDE CARLSBAD CHARMING 3 BEDROOM SINGLE LEVEL

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Olde Carlsbad 3 Bedroom Single Level brand new on the market.  Situated in a lush 1/3 acre lot this home is pristine and ready for lucky new owner!  Amazing open layout with Granite custom kitchen leading out to the family room and dining room areas both framed by Satillo Tiles and Maple Wood Floors.  French

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CHICKEN PARMESAN WITH MARINARA SAUCE

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SUPER EASY CHICKEN PARMESAN! INGREDIENTS: Organic Chicken Breast – 2 Breasts- POUNDED thin Salt and Pepper 1 Egg – beaten 1/4 cup white flour `  1/4 cup Panko Bread Crumbs Olive Oil Eight or so slices Fresh Mozzarella – thinly sliced Fresh Parmesan Jar of White Linen VICTORIA Marinara Sauce – Cosco- AMAZING I swear!! 

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San Carlos Single Level For Sale!

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The home features an amazing Modern Designer Kitchen with beautiful Silver/Grey kitchen Island,  Chocolate custom cabinets, Electrolux Stainless Appliances and state of the art hood.  Kitchen even features an electronically managed Sky Light.  The kitchen flows into the Family Room which opens up to the covered Loggia and newly resurfaced pool!  The oversize lot also

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Corn Pudding Creamy and Delicious

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Seriously this is the mos5t delicious thing that I have made in a long time and it takes MINUTES of your time!!  I served it with Crown Roast of Pork and everyone raved about it.  Even made it the day before believe it or not and it stayed really well.  Just took it out and

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MILLENNIALS CHANGING HOME BUYING PROCESS!

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Just finished reading an interesting article about these “mystery” Millennials”.  Because most of my colleagues are well over 34 it’s becoming an entirely new world.  I remember the era when seminars were everywhere on how to “cold call” for business.  Which still makes me nauseous.  My partner can call anyone and door knock anywhere! But

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FOR RENT – CARLSBAD BEACH TWO BEDROOM TOWNHOME

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A rare opportunity to live ONE block from the sand and boardwalk to Carlsbad State Beach.  This Carlsbad Beach 2 Bedroom Townhome is located in one of the best locations of Carlsbad.  Walk to restaurants, the village and of course “the beach”!   Two stories with beautiful Maple Wood Floors, Fireplace, granite and stainless kitchen.   Patio and

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TURKEY PICADILLO EMPANADAS

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https://youtu.be/wnwKY9JGmi8http:/ Empanadas de Pavo or Turkey Picadillo Empanadas are both fairly easy to make and yet different and super tasty!  I had an inkling for Sunday dinner to make something out of the ordinary for the weekly video.  I am Spanish and grew up with Spanish style food and for some reason these came to mind.  Basically Empanadas are

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DOG FOOD HEALTHY AND EASY TO MAKE!

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This recipe came about because my two West Highland Terriers – well one of them (photo above) were being picky eaters.  I had already given Izzie the choice of different ” kibbles” and she had chosen the Bison Holistic one but she also wanted a little more “pizzaz” in her meal.  I decided to try the

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LEFTOVER PORK TENDERLOIN ENCHILADAS – YUMMIE!

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I made some outrageous Stuffed Pork Tenderloin a few nights ago but sadly the camera got out of focus and both the Pork and I looked drunk!!  So we had a great dinner and the next day thought this would be an easy and delicious way to use up the Pork Roast. Super easy, super

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Old Carlsbad 4 Bedroom Ocean View Home

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http://3340highland.IsNow4Sale.com For more info and pics, Text “6926671” to 79564 Old Carlsbad 4 Bedroom Ocean View HomeOld Carlsbad 4 Bedroom Ocean View gated home for sale. Located on one of Old Carlsbad’s best streets this newly built architecturally significant 4 Bedroom plus Loft Ocean View home is a rare find! Old Carlsbad is just minutes

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Stunning Ocean View Del Mar 4 Bedroom Home for Sale

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http://www.520torreypointroad.com For more info and pics, Text “DelMar2” to 79564 Stunning Ocean View Del Mar 4 Bedroom Home for Sale This stunning 4 Bedroom, 3.5 Bath surf view home is located in the prestigious gated community of Torrey Point Estates, overlooking the waves of Torrey Pines State Beach. Enjoy low maintenance resort living on your

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Torrey Points Estates OCEAN VIEWS

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The upgraded view home offers recently installed Maple Espresso Wood floors that flow throughout the home combined with Designer Slate Flooring. The living room has spectacular views and opens to a surf view deck. A custom fireplace is positioned perfectly for watching the flames as well as the ocean! Four patio/deck outdoor spaces overlook either

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Gloria Gelet Homes N Cooking-Solana Beach Remodel

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Remember two years ago when we couldn’t find out who OWNED a deserted house in Solana Beach – well SOMEONE found it and bought it and REDID it! It looks great and ready to lease at $6500.00 per month. Complete cosmetic surgery including Travertine and Plank wood flooring, new kitchen and bathrooms, Plantation Shutters everywhere

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Rotator Cuff Surgery Review – Homes ‘N cooking

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Taking some time from the real estate world to give you a review of my Rotator Cuff Surgery and Outcome. IT IS NOTHING like most of the stories on the internet and I wanted to have at least a somewhat positive review. Get a GREAT doctor, stock up on comfort food, use ICE machine and

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HOMES ‘N COOKING – Ranch Bernardo Remodel

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3 bedroom 2.5 bath Rancho Bernardo Remodel that with a lot of vision, a little budget and internet shopping you can turn an older home into a true vision! We can help with this kind of project! Honest! House is worth at least $50,000 more than we purchased one month ago!

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GLORIA GELET – HOMES ‘N COOKING

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Imagine if you will what a little house in Rancho Bernardo is going to LOOK like after the new owner who has amazing taste, great internet searching powers and a reasonable budget will do to this house. Great bones is all it takes…oh and a good lot in a nice neighborhood! Forget designers just have

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HOMES ‘N COOKING – GLORIA GELET

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Taking Homes N Cooking to new level with GUEST start Sean taking us through his amazing Cardiff by the Sea Listing! Stay tuned for more with Sean and new recipes!

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HOMES ‘N COOKING – 550 Summer View Cir, Encinitas, Ca 92024

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http://550summerviewcir.epropertysites.com Beautifully remodeled and in a secluded gated community of Encinitas Village just bring your toothbrush and move right in. The living area with its wood flooring looks out to a flowering stone patio which is fenced for ultimate privacy and outdoor entertaining. The kitchen offers Cesarstone counters and a gas burning store and is

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HOMES ‘N COOKING – 7196 Pintail Carlsbad CA

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http://7196pintail.epropertysites.com  Beautifully kept Tramonto home in Carlsbad located at the end of a quiet cul de sac. The living room offers a tiled hearth cozy fireplace and a custom built in “secret wine closet” located in the stairs. Beautiful custom tile flooring takes you into the large and airy kitchen with white European cabinets and

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GLORIA GELET HOMES ‘N COOKING – Fabulous Short Sale

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Homes N Cooking brings you what Short Sales SHOULD look like. Even when times are tough sellers short sales should have toilets, and door knobs, and actual doors attached to the knobs. This hilltop mini estate short sale with views of the Olivenhain Valley is one special mini Tuscan Estate. Over an acre of usable

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HOMES ‘N COOKING – Spanking New House Ocean Views

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Some properties are advertised with ocean views…sure from the ROOF…this one truly has white water views as well as beautiful canyon views…a two for one…and best of all it has been TOTALLY gutted and remodeled so that it truly shows like a brand new house. Located in Cardiff by the Sea outside of San Diego

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HOMES ‘N COOKING – Back to Solana Beach

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Brisas Del Mar Home listed for $1,139,000 is move in ready as well as adapted with elevator for handicap or just convenience. Great hardwood floors throughout and magnificent cookers kitchen! Minutes from the beaches of Del Mar and Solana Beach this home is actually WALKABLE to the Flower Hill mall featuring shops and restaurants and

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HOMES ‘N COOKING – San Diego Alta Penthouse

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Fabulous Penthouse in downtown San Diego re configured from a two bedroom into a one bedroom with huge walk in closet. Panoramic views of Petco Park, Coronado Bridge, San Diego Bay and the Convention Center. The bathrooms are like works of art with desginer tiles and flooring and of course Toto toilet. Best location in

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HOMES ‘N COOKING – Sleeping Agent at Open House

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Check out out our “sleeping agent” on a sunny San Diego Day while the easy coast is under snow. Slow turnout because of FOOTBALL game causes lethargy in vibrant agent! Get out of the snow and CALL US NOW!

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HOMES ‘N COOKING – Surf Views In Cardiff & Corn Salsa

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WOW surf and lagoon views in this “fixer” Cardiff home. A little face lift like NEW kitchen…but seriously it can be done without huge funds… new windows…well a little more funds… and new flooring and you’ve got a KILLER view from both levels and yard. Just a tiny buzz of the freeway but you’ll be

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HOMES ‘N COOKING – San Diego Realtor, Life After Neiman Marcus

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Take a quick spin around a real estate agents life after she no longer can go to Neiman Marcus for a celebration of a closed escrow. How life has changed in 2010 since the days when all our worries were what COLOR our new shoes would be and what we would have for lunch in

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HOMES ‘N COOKING – Coronado Cloud Condo with Beer Chicken

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Views this interesting concept of “cloud Condos” in Coronado- two houses reaching for the sky! Well the garage is at least! Close to the beach and the village of Coronado this is a new and innovative concept on how to get “the most out of a lot” in the village of Coronado. Three levels gets

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HOMES ‘N COOKING – Solana Beach

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What can you buy in Solana Beach WEST of I-5 for $500,000-let’s see— that would be DIRT!!! It does have a small cottage on it which if you could tear down some walls MIGHT be liveable while you waited for the plans to be approved on your NEW house – as this is not one

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HOMES ‘N COOKING – Small Kitchen Great Food

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Smallest Kitchen in Del Mar- doesn’t matter the size its what you turn out from cooking in it!!! Don’t have to move when you chop, stir, spice, cook and clean- just do a little turn!

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HOMES ‘N COOKING – Carmel Valley View Home

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CARMEL VALLEY HAS THE BEST SCHOOLS IN SAN DIEGO BUT FEW LOTS IN THE $1m RANGE THAT HAVE OPEN CANYON VIEWS, POOL, PRIVACY AND A LITTLE GRASS!!!! GREAT HO– USE NEEDS PECAN FLOORS REFINISHED AND MAYBE NEW CARPET AND YOU ARE READY TO BRING YOUR TOOTHBRUSH!

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HOMES ‘N COOKING – Staging Completed

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Rrmember the gorgeous Wind N Sea home we had last week that just needed some “make up” to make it ready to be PROM QUEEN! Well here is the “after shots” when staging was completed! Even the most gorgeous homes sometimes need different presentation! It’s totally different how you live as to how you live

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HOMES ‘N COOKING – Carmel Valley

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Beautiful huge house in Carmel Valley offers huge square footage and open foot plan. When price got lowered it immediately received two offer sadly for my client who was TOO late! Lots of movement in Carmel Valley if home is priced RIGHT…anything over 1 Million still a bit slow…

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HOMES ‘N COOKING – Staging

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In this interesting Real Estate Climate no matter HOW pretty a house is it’s still all about PRESENTATION! Just like a pretty girl likes make up a pretty house likes staging! Some colorful bedding, beautiful vases strategically placed, colorful plates and you make a house “shine bright”! This clip is PRE staging – next week

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HOMES ‘N COOKING – House Hunters

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Homes N Cooking – Cool House Hunting Tips – great video- four more coming on buying and selling! No Cooking tips for a couple of weeks…but great videos!

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HOMES ‘N COOKING – Not Bank Owned Home

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View Property in popular Bank Owned Price Range that is being sold by a HUMAN! Compare to Bank Owned and Foreclosed properties and prepare to be SO delighted!!!! Buyers are being distracted by the thoughts of getting great houses at great prices can only be done by FORECLOSURES! NOT!!!!

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HOME REVIEW WITH COOKING TIP

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HOME REVIEW WITH COOKING TIP PRESENTS SPECIAL GUEST ARTIST “KAYLEE THE MAGICAL DOG” View the amazing ocean view as well as see Kaylee do her tricks for our audience! Next week another home review.

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HOMES ‘N COOKING – Bank Owned Solana Beach

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For all of you WAITING for a great bank owned property at a fabulous price YOUR DREAM HAS COME TRUE…NOT! Just want to show an example of a property owned by a bank which will expect at least $1M for it as it is located in Solana Beach- one of the highest price points homes

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Rate That House

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RATE THAT HOUSE….one maniac who puts up hundres of lights for one his neighbor to see as he lives down

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