Del Mar, CA Real Estate News

By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
Del Mar, California is a charming, affluent seaside town about 10 miles south of Carlsbad. Home of the famous Del Mar Race Track and Fairgrounds (site of the annual San Diego County Fair, among numerous other events), Del Mar real estate is some of the most expensive in San Diego County (La Jolla - its southern neighbor - Coronado, and Rancho Santa Fe being the other high end communities). READ MORE: Del Mar - Affluent Seaside Village Where "The Turf Meets the Surf"     Del Mar's commercial area is clustered along historic route 101 (called Camino Del Mar in town), just a block or two from the ocean. There are loads of upscale shops and boutiques along this tree-lined street, with glimpses of the ocean, and a fine selection of restaurants and cafes (a few offer ocean views, especially t...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
Our tradition, for many years, has been to go out and cut down our Christmas tree (actually for many years it has been two - the regular tree and a special tree, usually in the kitchen for our collection of bird ornaments). I'm not sure how many years it has been but certainly 20 or so. The appeal has been to get something really fresh and a tree that would not be dropping its needles the minute your brought it in the house. We have gone out to cut down trees when it was 25 below zero when living in Minneapolis. Now THAT is COLD!!! And New England often had snow and certainly the cold. The move to Carlsbad in Southern California was very odd when it came to getting our trees. I love the warm weather, but despite that getting our trees at the tree farm in Fallbrook in shorts and sandals ...
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By Dusty Brazil, Realtor specializing in North County & Coastal SD
(Pacific Sotheby's International Realty- Serving all of San Diego County & South Orange County)
            San Diego Bank Owned Homes are easy to find. How about Del Mar and Solana Beach?                                    There are lots of bank owned homes in San Diego. wondering about the markets in Del Mar or Solana Beach? Currently there are only about 6  bank owned homes in Del Mar CA and Solana Beach. The best thing to do, if you are looking for good deals, is to SIGN UP TO HAVE DEL MAR AND SOLANA BEACH BANK OWNED HOMES SENT TO YOUR INBOX. Signing up for the VIP Service will keep you in touch with your market, and you will be automatically updated of new listings, price changes, etc.Sign up on the above link to get listings sent to your inbox daily, or just email or call me to discuss how I can help. I will either help you myself or refer you to the right Realtor that can h...
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By Access San Diego
(San Diego Real Estate)
Del Mar is renowned as one of the most beautiful destinations on the California coastline. In addition to the 2.5 miles of sandy beach, the Del Mar Thouroghbred Club, home of the race track Bing Crosby made famous crooning "Where the Turf Meets the Surf" during the late 30's and then again after WWII, is the summer draw for the well heeled. But did you know that Del Mar in the winter is one of the jewels of Southern California? From October to February one can expect mostly sunny days with temperatures in the 60s and 70s, with over night lows in the 50s, making Del Mar a vacation beach rental haven for snowbirds.    
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
Like other local communities along the North County San Diego Coast, Del Mar will be hosting an expanded Taste of Del Mar and an art stroll. READ MORE: Del Mar - Affluent Seaside Village Where "The Turf meets the Surf" The Leucadia Art Walk is an annual event, for example, and I have event ventured north into Orange County to the art walks in Laguna Beach - an ocean front town with arts galore. Carlsbad, where I live, has their own Taste of Carlsbad, this year being part of Art Splash. The Del Mar Stroll and the Taste of Del Mar, being held on Oct. 4, 2008 is the 7th annual event. There is a free art stroll with original art work from more than 70 artists, beginning at 11th Street along Camino Del Mar (main street). The Taste of Del Mar will feature creations from more than 20 restauran...
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By Kathy McGraw, Riverside County CA Real Estate
(CELLing Realty)
Southern California has a lot of tourists in the summer.  People from all over the world come here, and our beaches are some of the best in the world.  Now, you are here visiting with your dog, and want to go to the beach....what do you do with Fido?  Well we have good news for you if you are in the Del Mar area of San Diego County.... Del Mar, Ca has a dog beach right across the street from the Del Mar Fairgrounds.  Your dog must be on a leash, and you have to clean up after him, but hey that's not a bad trade off for a day of fun and sun for all of you . Just remember that you could be subjected to a large fine if your dog is not on a leash.  Look for the signs on PCH ~ Pacific Coast Highway, where you park that tell you the fine :)                                       California is ...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
One point of this post, photos and video is to share some information about a local San Diego business to know about. Most importantly, to me anyway, since my anniversary celebration and this business are intertwined you have to hear about the celebration first before I'll tell you about Dinner at Home. It was our 29th anniversary yesterday. Hard to believe so much time has gone by. But I have two wonderful daughters to prove it. During this time I finished grad school, we lived in two rental properties, and we have owned 9 primary homes, enjoyed two vacation properties on Cape Cod, and lived in 6 states. There were two prior careers before real estate and a successful art gallery in the Boston area. It has been an incredible journey. Kay made me promise to leave my computer by 4 PM yes...
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By Tim, Josh, and Ally Heers
(ERA Ranch & Sea Realty )
It is summer time for where the surf meets the turf. It is time for the Del Mar horse races! The Del Mar horse races are great for everybody, even the whole family! Every Saturday and Sunday are family weekends from 1pm to 6pm. There are special activities for the kids and they get in free! One can even sit in the small restaurant overlooking the pallock and watch the magnificent horses. All the betting machines on every corner make it really fast and easy to bet too! I love the Del Mar fairgrounds, they have a fun event after a fun event. They really know how to make north county San Diego a blast! I went to the Opening Day of the horse races last Wednesday and it was fantastic! Opening day just has a different feel, a classy feel, even though it is a pack in feel. Many young people co...
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By Tim, Josh, and Ally Heers
(ERA Ranch & Sea Realty )
Pigs, cows, chickens, horses all in one place. No, I am not talking about a barn. Well, if you want a house with a barn in California that can be arranged, just contact the A-Team!:) I am talking about cotton candy, caramel apples, ginger bread, and cinnamon rolls. I am talking about rides that go around and around and shopping that goes around and around full of vendors that hold every dicing and chopping machine you can think of. I am talking about the San Diego County Fair! It is happening Now! This week is the last week of the fair, don’t miss it! It is the best county fair, I go every year! The San Diego county fair was originally called the Del Mar fair, since the fair takes place where the surf meets the turf. Horses races are held in the fairgrounds soon after the fair. The coun...
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By Mike and Dawn Lewis, The Lewis Team at Keller Williams in San Diego CA
(The Lewis Team at Keller Williams)
Del Mar Fair 2008 AKA San Diego County Fair It's time once again for the Del Mar Fair or San Diego County Fair as it's officially known. This San Diego tradition is well known to us San Diegans as a "can't miss event" and our kids sure remind us of that. My daughter has already asked 10 times, can we go to the fair, can we go to the fair, and we just got back from a vacation to New York last night. The fair is at the beautiful Del Mar Fairgrounds in Del Mar and always runs just before Thoroughbred Horse Racing starts at Del Mar every year. This year was a little more congested, traffic wise, due to the 2008 U.S. Open in Torrey Pines which is a stones throw away from the Del Mar Fairgrounds. This year the San Diego County Fair will run from June 14 to July 6. Hours for admission into the...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
One of the biggest events in San Diego is coming our way. It’s hard to believe this main event of the summer here in San Diego is just around the corner (7 weeks to be exact). (the photo was taken at the Del mar Fairgrounds at the racetrack). The annual San Diego County Fair will run from June 14 through July 6 at the Del mar Fairgrounds (closed on Monday June 16 and June 23). The record attendance of over a million occurred last year and this is expected to do as well if not better. The theme this year is “Summer of Sports” with a focus on ALL age groups and ALL types and levels of athletes. There will be top name performers throughout the fair at the grandstand stage, as well as the traditional fair attractions – the livestock show, home and hobby, a flower show, woodworking, and ple...
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By Mike and Dawn Lewis, The Lewis Team at Keller Williams in San Diego CA
(The Lewis Team at Keller Williams)
Carmel Valley Homes 92130 Modest Dip Continues into 2008 2008 first quarter shows that homes in Carmel Valley had slightly dropped in median home price compared to the median home price in 2007. The 2007 median home price in Carmel Valley was $1,000,000 and in the first quarter of 2008 the median home price is $967,500 from the data taken from SANDICOR. This is a $32,500 drop in median home price for Carmel Valley in North County Coastal San Diego. This is a modest drop in price in comparison to other areas of San Diego County. There were a total of 66 homes that sold in January, February and March of 2008. From the 66 sold Carmel Valley homes the lowest priced sold home was $585,615 and was located on Carmel Springs Way in the Pines while the highest priced home was $3,500,000 located ...
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By Jeff Cole, Homes For Sale 360-316-1177
(Realogics Sotheby's International Realty)
Welcome to your Del Mar Real Estate resource page provided by Realtor and Associate Broker Jeff Cole "The Cole Group" at Windermere Exclusive Properties. Del Mar remains one of the most beautiful destinations along the Western Coastline. Breathtaking canyons interspersed with hillsides of homes, Del Mar California is two square miles of coastal land, a population around 4,500 and the average homes for sale price is $1.7 million, best known for its fairgrounds and Del Mar Thoroughbred Club "where the surf meets the turf." A colorful history filled with excitement, pleasure and even a song was created by Bing Crosby and friends such as Jimmy Durante who turned the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club into one of the most beautiful and prestigious organizations in the United States, if not the entire...
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By The Lewis Team San Diego Real Estate Experts, San Diego's #1 Real Estate Team - 619-656-0655
(DawnSellsSanDiego)
Bayshore Carmel Valley Homes in San DiegoBayshore in Carmel Valley is a lovely North County Coastal San Diego Community. It is #13 on the Carmel Valley Map located on this page. These homes were built in the mid to late 1980's. Bayshore is located between Granada, Seabridge, Windwood, Montemar, and Del Mar Bluffs. From Bayshore it is an easy walk to many schools and parks as well as food, dining, movies and shopping in the Del Mar Highlands Town Center. These homes have no Mello-Roos or HOA fees. So far in 2008 two Bayshore homes have closed escrow and there are currently no Bayshore homes on the market. The two homes that closed escrow were on Portado Place, one sold at $680,000 and the other sold at $685,000. These Bayshore homes have 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, 2 car garages and are 1...
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By The Lewis Team San Diego Real Estate Experts, San Diego's #1 Real Estate Team - 619-656-0655
(DawnSellsSanDiego)
Antares Carmel Valley Homes in San DiegoAntares is located in North West Carmel Valley is a lovely North County Coastal San Diego Community. It is #2 on the Carmel Valley Map located on this page. These homes have Mello-Roos and an HOA fee. These homes were built in the late 1990's. Antares is located between Halcyon, Elysian, and Pell Place. From Antares it is an easy walk to food, dining, movies and shopping in the Del Mar Highlands Town Center. There is currently one home for sale in Antares and it is a short sale listed at $549,000. Only one Antares home has closed escrow in 2008 and that home was on Carmel Country Road and sold for $590,000.The Average home prices in Antares from 2000 to 2007 are:           2000 $358,8212001 $434,7502002 $469,2502003 $531,6362004 $674,3752005 $706,...
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By The Lewis Team San Diego Real Estate Experts, San Diego's #1 Real Estate Team - 619-656-0655
(DawnSellsSanDiego)
Alta Mar Carmel Valley Homes in San DiegoAlta Mar located in North West Carmel Valley is a lovely North County Coastal San Diego Community. It is #13 on the Carmel Valley Map located on this page. Some of the homes have excellent ocean views and lagoon views and are quite spectacular. This area is in walking distance to Solana Highlands Elementary School and close to Torrey Pines High School. Some homes have Mello-Roos and some have a low Mello-Roos and all have a low HOA fee. These homes were built in the mid to late 1980's and many of the homes have been remodeled. Homes in this area off San Diego with the views many of them have are sought after and are highly desirable. The Average home prices in Alta Mar from 2000 to 2007 are:2000 $517,7382001 $522,3752002 $646,5632003 $689,7192004...
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By The Lewis Team San Diego Real Estate Experts, San Diego's #1 Real Estate Team - 619-656-0655
(DawnSellsSanDiego)
Carmel Valley Bridle Ridge Plan 2 in Carmel Country Highlands Bridle Ridge Plan 2 is a 2 story home with 4 to 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, optional office, optional loft, great room, 3 bay tandem garage, 2,691 square feet and built by Pardee Homes. Plan 2 Bridle Ridge homes come in a Spanish, French or Montery look. I previewed this model and like the other models they are beautiful homes and decorated very nicely with many upgrades. Bridle Ridge is a brand new home community in San Diego in Carmel Country Highlands in Carmel Valley. These new homes are located in North County Coastal San Diego and just a few minutes to Torrey Pines State Park and Beach. Pardee Homes has a program called LivingSmart® for earth friendly living. HealthSmart - Choices that support healthy indoor air and water ...
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By The Lewis Team San Diego Real Estate Experts, San Diego's #1 Real Estate Team - 619-656-0655
(DawnSellsSanDiego)
Bridle Ridge Plan 1 in Carmel Country Highlands Bridle Ridge Plan 1 is a 2 story home with 3 to 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, optional den, great room, 3 bay tandem garage, 2,353 square feet and built by Pardee Homes. I previewed this model and like the other models they are beautiful homes and decorated very nicely with many upgrades. Bridle Ridge is a brand new home community in San Diego in Carmel Country Highlands in Carmel Valley. These new homes are located in North County Coastal San Diego and just a few minutes to Torrey Pines State Park and Beach. Pardee Homes has a program called LivingSmart® for earth friendly living.HealthSmart - Choices that support healthy indoor air and water quality. EnergySmart - Choices that reduce energy consumption, possibly lowering energy bills. EarthSm...
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By Chris Shourds
(WestView Real Estate and Mortgage, Inc.)
Come experience the lifestyle of the beautiful Beach Colony subdivision in Del Mar, California. As a San Diego native, born and raised, I have watched Del Mar change and grow over the years.  However, the Del Mar Beach Colony has managed to retain it's small town feel, and beach community atmosphere. The Del Mar Beach Colony is nestled between Solana Beach to the North, La Jolla and Torrey Pines to the South, and the famous Del Mar Racetrack and Fairgrounds to the East.  One of the favorite attractions for both locals and vacationers is "Dog Beach".  A beautiful sandy stretch located due West of the Del Mar racetrack, the name Dog Beach says it all.  Both dogs and owners can frolic in the sand and the surf, while watching surfers, sunsets as the locals organize beach volleyball pick-up ...
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By Mike and Dawn Lewis, The Lewis Team at Keller Williams in San Diego CA
(The Lewis Team at Keller Williams)
San Diego Easter Sunday at the BeachThe weather in San Diego for Easter Sunday 2008 was gorgeous. It was a sunny day in the 70's and we decided to take a walk on one of our favorite beaches, Torrey Pines State Beach. We weren't the only ones to have the idea of a nice walk on a San Diego beach on an Easter Sunday afternoon. There were hundreds of others at the beach walking, jogging, tanning, making sand castles, swimming and everything else you could imagine doing on a beach.As we left the Torrey Pines State Park parking lot we couldn't help but notice all of the flowers that were in bloom by the oceans edge and in the Torrey Pines canyons. Wonderful purples, yellows, whites, pinks and other colorful flowers were a Spring treat on this Easter beach walk. There were two large groups of ...
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