Category Archives: Homes

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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 bathrooms updated and pristine.  A magnificent sky light is located in Family Room and kitchen areas drenching rooms with sunlight.  French Doors lead out to the magnificent yard and custom overhang that offers protection for those California Sunny days!  An above ground vegetable garden and gazebo add character to already fabulous yard.

Master is large and opens up to the outdoors and offers a European Style bathroom with Single Owned Solar System panel linked to water heater.  In Master Bathroom button next to sink can be pushed to circulate hot water immediately.  Secondary bedrooms are large and just need closet doors as two rooms used for mother in law suite.  Beautiful custom door separates the bedrooms.

The kitchen with custom tile has newer appliances and Maple Wood Floors and a Custom Beautiful China Closet built especially for the home.  Again kitchen is pristine and move in ready!

Details such as sloped driveway for rain to go directly to underground pipe and street, great storage, Solar Tube in Secondary Bathroom, Owned Solar System and so much more make this property a special space in Solana Beach.  Minutes from the beach and Village of Del Mar !  Call for additional information!

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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 Doors in most rooms lead out to the spacious vistas and wrap around patios.  Master Bedroom with its separate patio for private sunset glass of wine.  Art studio structure is separate from house but can also be used as office.  Bathrooms offer Granite and tile flooring.

Lowest price property in Olde Carlsbad located minutes from the Boardwalk and the Pacific Ocean!  Crown Molding and Recessed lighting throughout again add touches of elegance with Olde California feel!  Secondary bedrooms are spacious and recessed lighting and crown moldings offer yet addition special touches!  Carlsbad best neighborhood with amazing schools!

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San Carlos Single Level For Sale!

Lake-Atlin-Prof-House-HeroThe 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 features assorted fruit trees from Orange to Fig and Avocado.  Warm Maple Laminate Flooring flows throughout the home giving warmth yet easy maintenance.  The living and dining rooms are large and also open to the pool area.  A wood burning fireplace is featured in the living room.

Many extras including a leased Solar System which offers great savings to the new owner as well as tankless water heater.  The home offers three bedrooms and two full baths and ample storage in the garage.  If buyer needs even more additional closet can be added to existing storage unit.  The kitchen has a built in “office nook” in perfect place for watching children at plan or testing new recipes.  The home is bright and airy and perfect for young family or retirees looking for single level.  Located within minutes of San Diego’s best shopping as well as the sand of the Pacific Ocean.  In great condition give us a call for immediate showing.  Great price for this area and this quality of home!

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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 think Millennials don’t want to open their doors unless you text them first!

This generation between 18-34 will according to Zillow Report (2015) will be a huge home buying audience.  Our industry presently involves being on the phone constantly solving problems.   From this report these Millennials do NOT want to talk on the phone.  “text” me with information.  They seem to “date”on text, they read on “text” they “talk” on text, they break up on “text”.  Listen this works for me!!  Cuts out those agents that “talk” too much anyway!  If a client has a question I answer it immediately .  If I don’t have the answer I find it out!  It seems like this demographic is predicted to take over baby boomers as the generation purchasing the largest number of houses in the next years.

The Millinnial Buyers rely on technology.  More than 50% (Zillow Report) search for homes on their phones and among those 26% end up buying a home they found that way.  I have clients call me frequently with questions they received with “alerts”   There is NO way without going crazy that I could input information for say three clients and get alerts.  My phone would blow up.  HOWEVER the alerts they get are GENERIC listings that have gone on the market.  They need me to tell them – this one is what you should view – this one is not!They want information at their fingertips.  However they need that agent to decipher information that is on the internet.  This is the biggest purchase of their life and it needs to be done correctly!  Though still an adventure.

Only 3% of agents are under 30.  My thinking is that is a Millennial buyer is say 32 – do they really want to deal with an agent that just GOT their license?  The beauty of this business is not only knowledge but WORLD experience.  Solving the 100000 problems and questions that constantly appear in transactions.  So our age group has to be UP on technology!  NO doubt!  Isn’t the magic bullet being our age with Tech knowledge and experience?  Do those buyers really need another friend?  Or a Real Estate Professional.

It’s the Google generation.  However it’s still about knowledge, service, immediate response, amazing problem solving and communications that bridges the age group and can do the job that is needed to service any age client!

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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 balconies off Great Room, kitchen area, and both Bedrooms.   Double Masters each with walk in closet and own balcony!  The property has been freshly painted and gone over with “fine tooth comb” and looks fabulous!

Located in the small Maple Street Townhome Complex the units are occupied with 95% owner occupancy- meaning great pride in how it is maintained.   The kitchen offers gas stove and stainless refrigerator and has pass thru window to the patio directly off the dining room area.  The great room is wide and open and floats just about any furniture décor.  The large Bedrooms again have granite bathrooms and either one can be the Master.  Located in the fabulous Carlsbad School District this is a very well kept and loved home!  Ready for the new tenant.  Owner seeks someone that would like a long term rental which are hard to find at this price and this location!  Come home to the beach!

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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 from Spain, Portugal, South America, Cuba – all the “tasty food” countries!  Well my taste anyway!  I think you will enjoy these and as they can be made small for appetizers or larger for entrée they are yummy and versatile!   You can actually stuff these guys with cheese, fruit, meat, anything that you would put in a turn over.  You can also freeze them for a week or so if they are wrapped individually.  Just throw in oven don’t even have to defrost.

INGREDIENTS –  made about 10 appetizer size Empanadas

  •  2 hard boiled eggs
  • 1/2  medium onion – chopped
  • 5 garlic cloves – chopped – if huge use 4
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin
  • 12 tsp Oregano
  • 1/2 tsp Cuban Seasoning
  • 1 lb Lean Ground Turkey
  • Stuffed Pimento Olives- large ones – about 10- chopped
  • 14 Oz Can Italian Tomatoes – chopped
  • 1 package Pillsbury Frozen Pie Crust Dough – BOTH crusts


FIXINGS – Heat oven – 425 degrees

Cook onion and garlic in heavy skillet – stir till soften.  Add Cumin, Oregano and Cuban Spices — IF you can’t find or don’t have Cuban Spices – and you have a lemon – just grate a little bit in with seasonings.  I cook by taste and improvisation!  Cook about 1 minute and stir in turkey!  You can totally use Beef-  we are just to use to turkey in our kitchen that if someone tells us it’s going to kill us we are DEAD!  Death by ground turkey!  News alert!

Cook until turkey has no lumps – stir stir stir!  It should be as fine as you can get it.  Add the raisins and the olives, Lawry’s seasoning salt, pepper and tomatoes with juice.     DON’T be SCARED!  Taste the sauce – if you want to add more olives or raisins GO for it!  It’s all about what it taste like to you – this is not exact science!!  Stir occasionally and cook until liquid is reduced but still MOIST.  Spread on large dish to cool!

THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT!  If meat is warm it will MELT the dough.  That is NOT pretty!

Take large sheet of wax paper- if its slippery use dampened towel underneath.  Roll out pie dough –  I only had a 4″ disk so my Empanadas were appetizer size.  It you want to use the tomato can as a disk you can make larger entrée size.  Actually you would have to use larger tomato can! Or very large wine glass.

Place a couple of tablespoons of the Empanada Picadillo mixture in the dough disk and top with slice of boiled egg.  Moisten edge of disk with water and fold over to form a semicircle, then crimp with fork.  See photo!

These can be fried — but then they are fried.  I find that putting them in the oven until they are brown and crispy works JUST fine for us that would like to stay in their skinny jeans!

SERVE WITH – Black beans, a little brown rice (or white if you prefer) and I fry some NORMAL bananas – not Plantains – in a little vegetable oil and top with dab of Pure Maple Syrup.  These bananas are to “die for”–and in my opinion much tastier than Plantains!


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Old Carlsbad 4 Bedroom Ocean View Home
For more info and pics, Text “6926671” to 79564
Old Carlsbad 4 Bedroom Ocean View Home
Old 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 from the sand of the Pacific ocean and the charming Village of Carlsbad. A significant property it offers a huge lot and has both large front and back yards for much entertaining. The Carlsbad 4 Bedroom Ocean View gated home also has large covered patio area which leads directly into the kitchen adding extra living space.

The house features a “great room” design which is a hard to find feature. It allows views of both the ocean and the magnificent yard offering sweeping views of both. Beautiful Bamboo flooring throughout the home for durable beach living. The kitchen is wide and open with granite counters, stainless appliances, maple cabinets with reeded glass doors and dine In bar area. Reeded glass as well as metal railings add the touch of sophistication and design. A large bedroom with its own full bath is available on the main level of the home. The bedroom leads out to the patio and yard.

All bedrooms are en suite and the Old Carlsbad 4 Bedroom gated Ocean View home also features a huge loft area opening up to ocean view deck. Large ocean view Master Suite with two walk in closets and Jacuzzi tub. Ocean views are everywhere including a built in office space adjoining the large laundry area. Storage everywhere as well a 3 car garage. This Old Carlsbad 4 Bedroom ocean view gated home needs to be seen! California living at its finest!

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Stunning Ocean View Del Mar 4 Bedroom Home for Sale
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 view deck while dinner simmers in the view kitchen. Soak in your private tub or enjoy a game of tennis at sunset. Private lot offers you “resort style living” all year long! Who says you can’t have it all!

Brokered And Advertised By: Willis Allen Real Estate
Listing Agent: Gloria Gelet

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Torrey Points Estates OCEAN VIEWS

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 ocean views or privacy landscaping walls. The bright recently remodeled kitchen with new appliances that include LG refrigerator, Bosch dishwasher and gas Dacor stove. Kitchen Aid oven and warming oven appeal to all cooks! Classic style cabinets add casual elegance and enhance the grey granite counter tops. A spacious Master Suite with fireplace and “walk out” view patio gives new meaning to what a bedroom should be!

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Gloria Gelet Homes N Cooking-Solana Beach Remodel

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 and perfect never lived in condition. Back yard totally landscaped and private. Walk to Whole Foods and restaurants and shops! No more critter droppings in this beautifully redone home! Great new recipe! Fried Pasta with Vegetables!

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