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NORTH PARK 2 Bedroom Plus Loft Townhome For Sale

31st-living-room-heroNorth 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 lightly lived in the previous owner spent over $200,000 in doing a “build out” which adds extra square footage making this property slightly over 1700 square feet.  Light wood floors frame most rooms.  The living area with its wood burning fireplace opens up to the kitchen and dining room area.    You enter the home thru a private gated patio perfect for nightly glass of wine or morning coffee and of course our Southern California BBQ’s. Upstairs is the large Master Bedroom with adjoining light Master Bath.  A HUGE walk in closet is a plus in any townhome.  Adjacent to the master is an office space that is multi purpose.  Nursery?  Work Out room?  The second bedroom offers a loft bedroom area as well as room for large regular bed.  Fabulous for guests with children.  Or a children’s special area.  Full bathroom is en suite.  GO up another flight of stairs and there is an office/library space that leads to yet another small room/office with open views of  North Park rooftops!  The kitchen features Frigidaire six burner gas stove and designer tile cabinets and flooring.  A tankless water heater and furnace are both newly installed within last few years.

Again, live in one of San Diego’s greatest neighborhoods and yet be minutes from the Freeway, Beaches and all that San Diego has to offer! North Park not a secret anymore!


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WHITE WATER VIEW DEL MAR FOUR BEDROOM HOME FOR SALE

torrey-point-road-open-viewOFFERED 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 where a short walk takes you to the beach and the village of Del Mar.  The feeling of living at the beach exudes not only from the inside vistas of the ocean but also from the multiple view outdoor living spaces.  A perfect home for entertainment flow.  Updated with beautiful finishes that blend in with the coastal feel include Espresso Maple Floors, Granite, Travertine, Slate and custom cabinetry.  A truly special space with sophisticated edge blending coastal living.  Kitchen and bathrooms all updated with the Master Suite offering white water views and walk out patio.  Master Bath also features a European Spa Shower with Jacuzzi and steam, Toto toilet with every feature imaginable and custom designed cabinets and gorgeous chandelier!

Fireplaces in the Great Room as well as the Master suite allow views of twinkling flames offsetting the views of the Pacific.  Formal dining room as well as again ocean view kitchen nook with views of the ocean and the semi private tennis courts.  Low maintenance living at its best with rolling landscaping being taken are of by the Association.  The private Jacuzzi areas has privacy wall of trees and is steps to tennis courts.

In pristine condition this home is a Del Mar gem and truly the best value on the market with this proximity to the sand, ocean, and Village of Del Mar.


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Ground Turkey Garlic Lettuce Wraps

HomesNCooking-Ground-Gsrlic-Turkey-in-Lettuce-LeavesGROUND 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 3 months and remember – the hotter it sits – the hotter it gets!

1 Head of Iceberg Lettuce

1 lb ground turkey- (yes you can use lamb — but not my choice of flavor!)

5 cloves garlic – minced

1/2 small onion – minced

Lawry’s Salty and Seasoned Pepper

2-4 tablespoons of Chili Oil –  Remember COOK TO TASTE –   this is NOT a restaurant – you can TASTE the food!

1/4 cup Plum Wine

About 8 blanched scallion stems

red and orange bell peppers — the taste of green ones just too strong for my taste.  cut into brunoise – teeny teeny tiny pieces.  But still with some form so they won’t be soggy.

With the Iceberg Lettuce— I cored the sucker.  Then I BLAMMED it with a good thud and it makes the leaves much easier to separate.  Sorry I left out the blaming from the video as it was a “good time” in the kitchen!

Mix the turkey, garlic, onion and salt and pepper.  Let it for about 20 minutes.  flavors marry!

Heat a Wok until really hot.  I used Paella Pan – worked great.  Add a little of the Peanut Oil around the edges and in the wok stir fry the turkey until it is cooked through.  Add chili oil, the plum wine and the brunoise of peppers and stir fry for about 45 seconds or more.  Peppers should stay crisp!

PRESENTATION

Fill the lettuce cups with the ground mixture and top with blanched green onion strip for “style”  Add extra Chili Oil if wanted.  I personally like the “heat”!

I served with Brown Rice and Mixed Vegetables — stirred both in a little peanut oil and added soy sauce.  The dinner was beautiful as well as tasty.  And so darn healthy you can actually have wine and then Ice Cream!!!!


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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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MILLENNIALS CHANGING HOME BUYING PROCESS!

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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Old Carlsbad 4 Bedroom Ocean View Home

http://3340highland.IsNow4Sale.com
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

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 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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Rotator Cuff Surgery Review – Homes ‘N cooking

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 do your at home exercises. Its a long haul but hang in there!!! Stay tuned for next installment – ACTIVE PHYSICAL THERAPY! Story may change:)