Del Mar, CA Real Estate News

By Regina P. Brown, M.B.A., Broker, Instructor
(MBA Broker Consultants)
A hallmark of East Coast housing, row homes are 3 or more houses built in a row that share common side walls with each other, but each home is individually owned.  These charming old-style homes are built alike, giving the neighborhood a stylish look of uniformity that is still rich in character.  Row homes are built on long, narrow lots and are renowned for their historic appeal in downtown metro areas.  Typically each home has 2 stories, plus an attic and a basement. Other names for row houses are row homes, terrace houses, patio houses, or townhouses.  These side-by-side houses are referred to as “townhomes” in the Midwest, the South, and the Great Plains areas.  Distinctive types of popular row houses are “brownstones” (New York) and “greystones” (Chicago). Traditional Exterior by B...
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By Rob Denny, "Dream Home Specialist"
(HomeSmart Realty West)
  Five Most Expensive Homes Sold Recently In Del Mar CA   Del Mar, CA is one of the most beautiful beach communities in San Diego County. Homes are ocean front to a few miles off the ocean with large lots. Below you will find the five most expensive sales for the month of May, 2014. The 5th Most Expensive Home Sold In Del Mar, CA May 2014 This 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath single family home located on La Amatista Rd sold for $2,000,000. It has 2,491 square feet on a 6100 square foot lot. Beautiful ocean views, features include cathedral ceilings, Viking Professional grade kitchen, custom dark cherry cabinetry. European Oak hardwood floors. The Listing agent was Yvonne Oberie with Willis Allen. Original List price was $2,095,000 and was on the market for 48 days.  The 4th Most Expensive Home Sol...
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By Rob Denny, "Dream Home Specialist"
(HomeSmart Realty West)
San Diego County Fair In Del Mar, CAWhere: Del Mar Fairgrounds 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd. Del Mar, CA 92014                         Dates and Times: Friday June 7, 2014 to Tuesday  7/6/2014 What: Attractions, Exhibits, Food Vendors, Concerts, Festivals, Contests, Beer gardens Cost: Adult $14 62 & Older $8 Ages 6-12 $8 (Free Tuesdays) 5 and younger  free                              San Diego County Fair 2014 - The Fab Fair Friday starts one of San Diego's biggest summer attractions as the San Diego County Fair in Del Mar, CA takes over he fairgrounds. This years theme is The Fab Fair, celebrating 50 years since the Beatles came to America. Fair organizers hope to eclipse last year total visitor number of more than 1.4 million. They hope to do this with a great concert line up, sweepstakes...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
Del Mar Homes for Sale - What Happened in the Del Mar Real Estate Market in April 2014? Del Mar is a small coastal town in North San Diego County and one of the most expensive communities in the county. Indeed, the Del Mar real estate market currently has the 2nd most expensive home for sale in San Diego County (at $33.9M – on the market for 7+ years), and still holds the record for the most expensive property sold (at about $48,000,000).  Up to date information on the local Del Mar housing market is essential for buyers and sellers to make informed decisions about Del Mar homes for sale. Here are the statistics obtained from the MLS for Del Mar for April 2014 (the data are believed accurate at the time this report was written, but are not guaranteed, and do not include private sales)....
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
Del Mar Homes for Sale - What Happened in the Del Mar Real Estate Market in March 2014? Del Mar is a small coastal town in North San Diego County and one of the most expensive communities in the county. Indeed, the Del Mar real estate market currently has the 2nd most expensive home for sale in San Diego County (at $33.9M – on the market for 7+ years), and still holds the record for the most expensive property sold (at about $48,000,000).  Up to date information on the local Del Mar housing market is essential for buyers and sellers to make informed decisions about Del Mar homes for sale. Here are the statistics obtained from the MLS for Del Mar for March 2014 (the data are believed accurate at the time this report was written, but are not guaranteed, and do not include private sales). ...
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By Rob Denny, "Dream Home Specialist"
(HomeSmart Realty West)
  Homes for Sale in Montecillo Neighborhood Del Mar, CA Why would you want to Live Here? Montecillo is one of the most beautiful and private communities in San Diego County. It is located in a very private and serene setting yet just a short two minute drive to the I5 or five minute drive to the most beautiful beaches you’ll find anywhere in the world! Play golf or tennis? Lomas Santa Fe Country Club is a short walk or golf cart ride away. Since the only reason to go to Montecillo is if you own a home or visiting friends, traffic is at a minimum making it an ideal place to raise a family. Looking to buy a home in Montecillo? Click this link to find homes for sale in the Montecillo Neighborhood of Del Mar, CA. Homes rarely come on the market so don't be surprised at the amount that are f...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
Del Mar Homes for Sale - What Happened in the Del Mar Real Estate Market in February 2014? Del Mar is a small coastal town in North San Diego County and one of the most expensive communities in the county. Indeed, the Del Mar real estate market currently has the 2nd most expensive home for sale in San Diego County (at $33.9M – on the market for 7+ years), and still holds the record for the most expensive property sold (at about $48,000,000).  Up to date information on the local Del Mar housing market is essential for buyers and sellers to make informed decisions about Del Mar homes for sale. Here are the statistics obtained from the MLS for Del Mar for February 2014 (the data are believed accurate at the time this report was written, but are not guaranteed, and do not include private sa...
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By Regina P. Brown, M.B.A., Broker, Instructor
(MBA Broker Consultants)
Sinks can be the star of the kitchen!  A tasteful sink should be functional as well as beautiful.  Cooks want a sink with 2 or 3 basins, preferably one shallow basin for washing veggies.  One basin is expected to be equipped with a garbage disposal.  An elaborate kitchen will boast 2 sinks:  the main sink in the counter against a wall, and a prep sink in the island counter.  Expect to see a third bar sink in homes built for entertainment and parties. Sink Materials Sinks can be made from materials such as: Stainless steel - very durable and most popular Porcelain – typically constructed from vitreous white china Acrylic – scratch resistant, and can be painted in customized colors Cast iron – old fashioned and least expensive material, can show rust and signs of wear.  May be coated with...
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By Solutions Real Estate San Diego, Expert Real Estate Advisors in San Diego
(Solutions Real Estate)
Del Mar view homes - View homes in Del Mar Del Mar is an amazing town close to the beach and the famous race track. There are plenty of Del Mar view homes and condos which start at $500,000 and go as high as $36,000,000. If a home with a view is important to you and your family check out these listings in Del Mar. If you want view homes in Del Mar give us a call at 760-618-1490 and we'll talk about what your wants and needs are. 
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By Stephen MacLeod, Arizona and California Broker and Property Manager
(Highland Home Watch)
Greetings, Great news for all the local horse racing fans! Del Mar will now host a second race season due to the closure of Hollywood Park. The first date begins in July and runs through September and the second season starts in November and runs into December.  Now is a great time to consider purchasing a home in Del Mar, Rancho Santa Fe, or Solana Beach Homes before the secret gets out. The key metrics below will provide some insight into the Del Mar single family home and condo/townhome market: Del Mar Single Family Homes February, 2014: Del Mar Homes for Sale: 86 (Active, contingent, and pending) February, 2014: Del Mar Months of Inventory: 5.6 January, 2014: Del Mar Median Home Price: $1,859,000 ; 28% higher than January, 2013 January, 2014: Del Mar Homes Sold: 15 ; 15% higher than...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
Del Mar Homes for Sale - What Happened in the Del Mar Real Estate Market in January 2014? Del Mar is a small coastal town in North San Diego County and one of the most expensive communities in the county. Indeed, the Del Mar real estate market currently has the 2nd most expensive home for sale in San Diego County (at $33.9M – on the market for 6+ years), and still holds the record for the most expensive property sold (at about $48,000,000).  Up to date information on the local Del Mar real estate market is essential for buyers and sellers to make informed decisions about Del Mar homes for sale. Here are the statistics obtained from the MLS for Del Mar for January 2014 (the data are believed accurate at the time this report was written, but are not guaranteed, and do not include private ...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
The 2014 San Diego Spring Home and Garden Show at the Del Mar Fairgrounds Our San Diego weather is milder and less wintry than many other parts of the country, especially this year, but we can still get pretty excited about spring and the San Diego Spring Home/Garden Show, touted as the largest of its kind in California. Is there anyone who doesn’t like a home and garden show? What fun to see all the flower and garden exhibits and dream about what your yard could look like. And if you are thinking of sprucing up or remodeling your home, whether you are planning a move or not, you can explore numerous products, services, home furnishings and exhibits at the San Diego Home/Garden Show. There will be lots of professionals in all related industries (architecture, interior design, landscape ...
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By Solutions Real Estate San Diego, Expert Real Estate Advisors in San Diego
(Solutions Real Estate)
Del Mar view homes with pools - Pool and view homes in Del Mar Where the turf meets the surf. Del Mar is conveniently located just 18 miles north of downtown San Diego via the I-5, with Del Mar ocean front homes and other real estate providing stunning Pacific Ocean views, more than two miles of sandy beaches, wooded hillsides, high-end shopping and dining, some of the best hiking in San Diego,  excellent school districts, and a laid-back, seaside lifestyle.  Del Mar view homes with pools  are hard to come by because of the sloping nature of the lots along the pacific coast. If you drive east a little bit you will find some beautiful gems of real estate like this estate in Del Mar Mesa.  Del Mar has made a concentrated effort to maintain its rustic coastal charm with its preservation of...
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By Lisa Hayashi, Retired Realtor
(Award Referral Network Inc.)
The Gem show in Del Mar has over 50 booths to browse and several have great bargains, especially if you like to make jewelry. There are also a few booths that have different kinds of gems in their natural forms if you are a gemologist and also a booth that has mounted butterflies and other interesting finds, if you are a budding entomologist. They also have a booth where you can get your jewelry cleaned and/or repaired “while you wait.” It really is a fun outing for a Sunday! Located at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, the hours today are between 10am and 5pm; the admission is $7 and the parking is $10. The great part is your ticket stub allows you to go to the next Gem show in March for free!          
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
Del Mar Homes for Sale - What Happened in the Del Mar Real Estate Market in December 2013? Del Mar is a small coastal town in North San Diego County and one of the most expensive communities in the county. Indeed, the Del Mar real estate market currently has the 2nd most expensive home for sale in San Diego County (at $33.9M – on the market for 6+ years), and still holds the record for the most expensive property sold (at about $48,000,000).  Up to date information on the local Del Mar real estate market is essential for buyers and sellers to make informed decisions about Del Mar homes for sale. Here are the statistics obtained from the MLS for Del Mar for December 2013 (the data are believed accurate at the time this report was written, but are not guaranteed, and do not include privat...
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By Jason E. Gordon, Sr Loan Officer, CMA, CMPS, CDLP, CDRE, RCSD, CDPE
(AmeriFirst Financial Inc, San Diego, CA)
Wow...big disparity today with the Employment report!  Against a consensus forecast of 200K jobs added, we only ended up adding 74K jobs in November. This was the smallest monthly increase in jobs since January, 2011. Given that several labor market indicators showed greater strength in December, some economists feel that bad weather was a major factor in the shortfall, as the construction sector was particularly weak. This daily mortgage interest rate report is designed to provide Borrowers & Real Estate Profesionals with factual data regarding where rates are at any given time and what trends are propelling current mortgage pricing on any given day. Feel free to browse the library and research historical rate updates dating back over 2 years at www.JasonGordon.info whenever desired.  ...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
Del Mar Homes for Sale - What Happened in the Del Mar Real Estate Market in November 2013? Del Mar is a small coastal town in North San Diego County and one of the most expensive communities in the county. Indeed, the Del Mar real estate market currently has the 2nd most expensive home for sale in San Diego County (at $33.9M – on the market for 6+ years), and still holds the record for the most expensive property sold (at about $48,000,000).  Up to date information on the local Del Mar real estate market is essential for buyers and sellers to make informed decisions about Del Mar homes for sale. Here are the statistics obtained from the MLS for Del Mar for November 2013 (the data are believed accurate at the time this report was written, but are not guaranteed, and do not include privat...
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By Regina P. Brown, M.B.A., Broker, Instructor
(MBA Broker Consultants)
Start saving now!  You will need to save money for the following types of home buying expenses:•    Credit report fee•    Earnest money deposit (EMD)•    Total down payment•    Home inspections•    Appraisal•    Closing costs Here are some creative ways you can come up with cash: Savings account.  Start saving a portion of your paycheck automatically every month with payroll deduction.  Your local credit union can help you set this up. Gift from your parents — a certain amount may be tax deductible.  Again, this is NOT a loan, it would be a gift.  (However, there may be strings attached: your parents may want to help you select the house.) Bonus or commission from your job.  Either a year-end bonus or a one-time bonus will really help.  Sock it away and resist the temptation to spend it...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
Del Mar Homes for Sale - What Happened in the Del Mar Real Estate Market in October 2013? Del Mar is a small coastal town in North San Diego County and one of the most expensive communities in the county. Indeed, the Del Mar real estate market currently has the 2nd most expensive home for sale in San Diego County (at $33.9M – on the market for 6+ years), and still holds the record for the most expensive property sold (at about $48,000,000).  Up to date information on the local Del Mar real estate market is essential for buyers and sellers to make informed decisions about Del Mar homes for sale. Here are the statistics obtained from the MLS for Del Mar for October 2013 (the data are believed accurate at the time this report was written, but are not guaranteed, and do not include private ...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
Del Mar Homes for Sale - What Happened in the Del Mar Real Estate Market in September 2013? Del Mar is a small coastal town in North San Diego County and one of the most expensive communities in the county. Indeed, the Del Mar real estate market currently has the 2nd most expensive home for sale in San Diego County (at $33.9M – on the market for 6 years), and still holds the record for the most expensive property sold (at about $48,000,000).  Up to date information on the local Del Mar real estate market is essential for buyers and sellers to make informed decisions about Del Mar homes for sale. Here are the statistics obtained from the MLS for Del Mar for September 2013 (the data are believed accurate at the time this report was written, but are not guaranteed, and do not include priva...
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