Santee, CA Real Estate News

By Stephanie Reynolds, East County San Diego Homes 619-838-4408
(Integrity First Financial Group, Inc. )
Back To School! ~ Carlton Hills School ~ Santee The countdown begins! Back to school for Carlton Hills School is September 7, 2010. Carlton Hills is located at 9252 Pike Road Santee, CA 92071. Carlton Hills Students are grades K-8 and begin the school day at 7:50 am. Depending upon the grade will determine the end of the day. Carlton Hills School ranks 8 out of a possible 10 for statewide academics. Take a look at the School Accountability Report Card for complete statistics. The Mission Statement of Carlton Hills School states: "At Carlton Hills School it is our mission to provide students an instructional program and a learning environment which will promote: Mastery of grade level standards. Effective interpersonal and communication skills. Creativity and an appreciation for the arts...
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By Stephanie Reynolds, East County San Diego Homes 619-838-4408
(Integrity First Financial Group, Inc. )
Homes For Sale Santee, CA ~ Mission Martinique This great community of townhomes known as Mission Martinique are one of Santee's hidden gems. Tucked up and away off of Mission Gorge on the west side of Santee,  you probably have driven by and didn't even know they are here! The townhomes in Mission Martinique offer two level units as well as single level upstairs or downstairs units. Each offer from 2-3 bedrooms with 2 baths. Single car garages offer direct access to the unit. With the benefit of cul-de-sac living, the complex offers mature landscaping and plenty of play space for the kids. Many of these units have been upgraded to add modern style and quality amenities like granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances and dual paned windows. Enjoy the great Santee summers at the gr...
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By Keith Bennett
(Premier Mortgage & Real Estate)
Is AR the WOW for agents?  Both are based on a point system, based on experience.  Just that in WOW one would slay a monster or another player to gain experience points to advance.  Here we write blogs or comment to blogs posted by other players.....oh.... um, I mean agents..... Right, agents. What part of my character should I enhance with my earned points!  Yay I leveled up today!  I now rank #3 in Santee, CA.
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By Keith Bennett
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Does anyone care, does everyone know? I am sure many do not know and that some just do not know that Columbia released their country's top-level domain names to the public.  In other words we can register domain names such as "anything.co" Why would we want a domain with .co?  Well, .co could be short for COmpany or COrporation.  I registered the one I wanted, but didn't get a few others that I really wanted.  I am happy still.  However, to get the really short ones, they wont last long. I registered MLO.CO  Why did I do this?  Well, MLO for Mortgage Loan Originators and of course CO for company.  I have been known to randomly register domain names and just hold them for future use.  Mainly for hobby, but maybe I'll have time to turn them into something some day.  If not, I will sell th...
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By Stephanie Reynolds, East County San Diego Homes 619-838-4408
(Integrity First Financial Group, Inc. )
Homes For Sale Santee, CA ~ Mountain Meadows Just the name Mountain Meadows spells it out for this great family neighborhood in Santee. Located in the highly desirable west end of Santee, Mountain Meadows sits nestled in among the rolling hills. Enjoy the beauty of Santee with a view of the sunrise and greenery all around. Many of the homes in Mountain Meadows have open space behind and a view of the city and hills from the front. The homes in Mountain Meadows were built in the early '60's. Mature landscaping and pride of ownership is abundant as you drive down the streets. Many of these homes range from 1000 square feet up to a sizable 1900 square feet. Anywhere from 3 bedrooms to 5 bedrooms and 2-3 bath. Many have been upgraded to add square footage and modern style. Hardwood floors, ...
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By Stephanie Reynolds, East County San Diego Homes 619-838-4408
(Integrity First Financial Group, Inc. )
Listing Your Santee Home For Sale Are you considering putting your Santee home up for sale? For whatever reason; job change, downsizing, affordability, selling of your home is important. Often times it is a difficult decision, as you have grown to love your Santee home and have many fond memories. In order for you to receive the highest and best offer possible, you are going to want to employ a REALTOR® who understands today's market. I am a REALTOR® in Santee as well as a long time resident. I have watched this place grow into the wonderful community it is today. I have also watched the real estate market grow and contract and begin recovery. In marketing your Santee home for sale, here are some of the commitments I make to you: To price your home competitively~ We will discuss the are...
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By Stephanie Reynolds, East County San Diego Homes 619-838-4408
(Integrity First Financial Group, Inc. )
Homes For Sale ~ Santee, CA Santana Hills Have you been looking for a home in Santee, CA? You are not going to want to miss checking out Santana Hills. This beautiful Santee neighborhood is located in the far east corner of Santee bordering Lakeside just off of El Nopal. Many of the homes are actually located in Lakeside but have been granted Santee addresses. With the beautiful backdrop of rolling hills, you can enjoy the beauty of Santee with a view. Many of the homes in this neighborhood have the open space behind and a view to the city in front. The homes in Santana Hills range from 1000 square feet to 1900 square feet and are anywhere from 3 bedrooms to 5 bedrooms. The homes were built 1970's and have been well cared for by their owners ever since. Many have been upgraded to add sq...
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By Stephanie Reynolds, East County San Diego Homes 619-838-4408
(Integrity First Financial Group, Inc. )
Nails By Marla ~ Santee, CA Whether you are looking for a manicure, pedicure, gels, silk, acrylics or fills, Nails By Marla in Santee will have you looking your best! Do you have a special event coming up? A wedding, prom or just the need to pamper yourself! You will find Nails by Marla offers quality service with reasonable prices. Nails by Marla provides many signature services such as specialty pedicures, colored acrylic, gels, Mango Manicures; the list goes on! Nail art is included for both nails and toes with no additional cost. All services iinclude top of the line products like OPI, CHI and Creative. A clean work environment,  comfortable surroundings and a great conversation make the experience one you will want to come back for again and again. Nails by Marla has been in busine...
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By Stephanie Reynolds, East County San Diego Homes 619-838-4408
(Integrity First Financial Group, Inc. )
Homes For Sale ~ Santee, CA Sunburst Santee This well established Santee neighborhood just off Magnolia is one of those ideal areas that has been right under your nose that you may have overlooked! Sunburst Santee is 2 streets, great family homes and one big neighborhood circle! You may know Sunburst better as Starlight Circle where everyone goes in Santee at Christmas time to see the lights!   These ranch style Santee homes were built in 1985 and range from 3-4 bedrooms, 2-3 bath and 1087-1720 square feet. This well established neighborhood reflects pride of ownership throughout. Many of these homes have been upgraded over the years to include features like crown molding, stainless steel appliances and dual paned vinyl windows. Cozy up next to the fireplace on those cold, Santee winter...
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By Keith Bennett
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Doing loans and Real Estate in Santee California seems fairly routine.  However, I wanted to know how many agents there were out there, who is my competition?.....in my market.... Would you believe that there are 483,250 licensed real estate agents in the State of California? According to http://www.dre.ca.gov/gen_stats_09_10.html Is that a lot?  Well, yes!...... and thankfully.... No... I will explain later why it is so good.... That said, what other profession has that ratio?  Just think about that for a minute?  1 agent for every 90 people.  How many of those people are renters?  How many of those people cannot qualify for a loan?  50%?  I am not sure the exact number, but lets wipe out 50% just for the sake of argument.... Would it be realistic to say there is "now" 1 licensed agent...
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By Stephanie Reynolds, East County San Diego Homes 619-838-4408
(Integrity First Financial Group, Inc. )
Homes For Sale Santee CA ~ Black Horse Estates Black Horse Estates is one of Santee's premier developments. With 60 single story ranch style homes this hilltop community is East County living at it's finest! Located on the far east side of Santee at Rattlesnake Mountain, the homes in this neighborhood represent pride of ownership throughout. Each one of these beautiful Santee homes sits on a large lot with plenty of room for RV Parking. Ranging from 2500-3100 sq ft. these spacious homes provide open floor plans and ten foot high ceilings for complete elegance. Each home has anywhere from 3-5 bedrooms and 2.5-3.5 baths. 3 car garages with roll up doors and lighted garage entry. Energy efficient appliances as well as water saving commodes add to the quality workmanship and green developme...
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By Stephanie Reynolds, East County San Diego Homes 619-838-4408
(Integrity First Financial Group, Inc. )
4th of July ~ Santee Salutes! There is no better way to celebrate community and the American Spirit on the 4th of July than Santee Salutes! The City of Santee and Waste Management have hosted Santee Salutes for years and it gets better and better every year! Join your friends and neighbors for an afternoon and evening of fun filled events and fireworks! Located at the Town Center Community Park West Ball Fields, there will be fun for everyone! The festivities begin at 3:30 and ends with the Grand Finale of one of the best fireworks shows in the county! The food court will be cookin' up the best food of the season from Hot Dogs and Hamburgers to Cotton Candy and Kettle Korn. Take the kids over to the Kids Zone for games, carnival rides and inflatables. DJ Chubz will be spinnin' the tunes...
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By Stephanie Reynolds, East County San Diego Homes 619-838-4408
(Integrity First Financial Group, Inc. )
Homes For Sale Santee ~ Shadow Hill At the far east end of Santee at the base of Rattlesnake Mountain sits the neighborhood of Shadow Hill. This neighborhood consists of older homes built anywhere from the late 50's to the early '70's. Although these homes have some years on them, many of them have been remodled from their original bones. Each home in this neighborhood has it's own character with the new ideas and improvements from the families that have enjoyed their lives in them! With anywhere from 3 to 6 bedrooms and ranging from just under 1000 square feet to upwards of 2800 square feet, each of these homes sit on large lots with room to grow even further. Nothing makes a neighborhood more complete than a great park. Shadow Hill Park is at the top of Shadow Hill Road. Evening walks...
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By Keith Bennett
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I do have a two suggestions in how to spend your time if your market is slow. 1) Education.  I'm not talking about courses that allow you put designators on your business card.  Though, do not get me wrong, I am not in opposition of collecting designators, it is a nice hobby.  I am talking about the real deal.  So, why not move up the ladder by earning a degree?  About 75% of Americans over the age of 25% have less than a 4 year degree.  It is much less in some states. This is in reference to 2000 Census, so the data is dated, but it is the current Census.  I hope the numbers are better for the 2010 Census, I'm sure they will be.  What would be a better way to position yourself against your competition, when the market is slow? Try this out in the mirror. "Hi, I have xyz designator." ok...
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By Stephanie Reynolds, East County San Diego Homes 619-838-4408
(Integrity First Financial Group, Inc. )
Santee Drive-In Theatre What? You haven't been to the Santee Drive-In Theatre? You gotta put this on your list of things to do! You will get a double feature for less than the cost of a regular movie ticket!  Bring your blankets, pillows, popcorn and soda and ease the seat back! or maybe the back of your truck for ultimate relaxation! Meet your friends and family and bring the lawn chairs!   The box office opens 7:30 pm Sunday thru Thursday and 7:00 pm Friday and Saturday. The Santee Drive-In Theatre is one of two remainingDrive-In Theatres in San Diego. Talk about nostalgia, you will find it here! With a great little snack bar, a great big screen and the sound coming through the stereo, you can't beat the Santee Drive-In for a good time on the cheap! The staff keeps the lot clean and m...
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By Stephanie Reynolds, East County San Diego Homes 619-838-4408
(Integrity First Financial Group, Inc. )
8th Grade Promotion Junior High is over. It is time to move up to the "big school". Today the 8th grade class at Hill Creek School in Santee were "promoted" to the 9th grade. As I watched the excitement of the parents, grandparents, siblings, aunts, uncles, cousins....memories of my 8th grade promotion......did we even HAVE 8th grade promotion? Am I THAT old I can't remember? It was only, let's see, (counting on my fingers) (crap, I don't have that many fingers) 28 years ago..... Boy these kids looked so young, but so grown up! I was attending this promotion for one of my favorite girls, Mariah. (star of mmmm Cupcake!) Our families have been friends since Mariah was 2 and her mom and dad introduced me to the love of my life, my husband Steve! It is unbelievable the time has gone by so q...
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By Keith Bennett
(Premier Mortgage & Real Estate)
The Government approved Homeowners Assistance Program (HAP) allows Active Duty Military Members under PCS orders to (apply in order to) sell their home at fair market value and be released from at least 95% but up to 100% of their current mortgage obligation, regardless of the outstanding balance due on the existing mortgage. This program is to assist Active Duty military members who (but not limited to): *Purchased homes prior to 01July 2006, and *Were issued PCS orders prior to 30 September 2010. CALL ME IN SANTEE TODAY, FIND OUT HOW TO PCS AND BE FREE OF YOUR MORTGAGE BEFORE YOU PCS!
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By Stephanie Reynolds, East County San Diego Homes 619-838-4408
(Integrity First Financial Group, Inc. )
Homes For Sale Santee ~ Dakota Ranch As one of the most highly desirable neighborhoods in Santee, Dakota Ranch lives up to it's reputation! Located high on the hill between Cuyamaca and Magnolia, the homes in this community are Santee living at it's finest. Ranging from 3-5 bedrooms Dakota Ranch homes provide spacious living up to 3012 square feet. These homes do not disappoint. Pride of ownership throughout the neighborhood is evident with the maturing landscapes, kid friendly cul-de-sac and surrounding beautiful hills. The families that live in Dakota Ranch love their neighborhood! You will find many times throughout the year a neighborhood block party to celebrate the holidays or just celebrating good friends and a friendly community! With no Mello-Roos or HOA makes these an even mor...
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By Keith Bennett
(Premier Mortgage & Real Estate)
I'm going to toss some thoughts out here because members here at ActiveRain cover a large demographic. I'd like to get some input from some of the long-timers who once only knew legacy marketing, vice more modern marketing approaches we have available at our disposal today. The thought ran across my mind the other day that maybe we are re-inventing the wheel?  Really ask ourselves, are we?  How did real estate agents get by successfully in the past without computers and the Internet? I think that some of the marketing approaches used back "pre-tech" were probably very refined and effective.  I am curious how many agents still use those dying marketing strategies when put up against the new wave of modern technologies? Then this question came to me.... "Eventually, wont all agents make t...
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By Keith Bennett
(Premier Mortgage & Real Estate)
Does anyone remember how day-to-day real estate business was conducted before computers and Internet? Now, the latest growing trend and buzz is all about real estate social media. There are two camps when the topic of social media comes up. Some agents are on-board with real estate social media and use it effectively, some do not. The other camp has agents who are against real estate social media it its entirety. Where do I stand? I’m mixed on my opinion. However, I do know that just being involved in social media is not enough. Just like communication is noise when when it is not used effectively, real estate social media is not effective when the agent is not jumping into the deep end. I think this is why many agents my not get results from their social media efforts? Well, we do know...
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