Neighborhood Spotlight: Oceanside, California

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Oceanside is located along the beautiful Southern California coastline and considered the gateway city between metropolitan San Diego and Los Angeles. A classic Southern California beach town, Oceanside enjoys a rich history as an ideal place to stay and experience California’s casual spirit. The city, which boasts a number of important historical and cultural attractions such as Mission San Luis Rey, California’s longest wooden pier, 1920’s era Robert’s Cottages, California Surf Museum and the Oceanside Museum of Art, has experienced a resurgence as a destination for upscale dining, entertainment and shopping. With its’ accessibility and walkability, Oceanside offers a wide-variety of housing options for every type of homebuyer.

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130 South Pacific Street, Oceanside, CA 92054   2BD/2BA      Offered at $1,100,000
Unobstructed white water views! Only the park and beach across the street separate you from the ocean. Very unique architecturally designed units with just four in complex. A dramatic spiral staircase will take you from the formal entry up to the rooftop entertainment deck where you will be amazed & inspired by the panoramic views! There are three stories plus the roof-top. Enjoy the sit-down views from the living room and bedroom. Granite in both kitchen and baths, breakfast bar, laundry room plus a 2 car garage!

 

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519 S Myers Street, Oceanside, CA 92054 12BD/12BA Offered at $2,625,000- $2,750,000
Great opportunity for builders and developers located just one block to the beach with ocean views. Currently there are 3 units on this property generating $5,500-$6,500/mo as vacation rentals. Purchase this land with nearly approved plans to build 4 new units with a two car attached garage per unit. Planned units will be will be 2,306 sq.ft., 3 bedroom/3.5 bathroom, and will have a 62 sq. ft. patio, a 74 sq. ft. deck, and a 186 sq. ft. rooftop view deck.

 

 

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6638 Morro Heights Road, Oceanside, CA 92057 4BD/3BA Offered at $1,550,000-1,750,000

Private, custom estate perfectly situated on 2.4 acres with 145 avocado trees and panoramic views to the ocean. Experience a great sense of arrival with the gated entry, circular driveway, charming courtyard and custom leaded glass inlay double doors. Original owners custom built the home in 2007 using high-end finishes throughout and the finest attention to detail. European inspired kitchen features SubZero refrigerator/freezer, Dacor double oven, warming drawer, electric cooktop and upward draft exhaust system, built-in Miele espresso machine, European-designed kitchen cabinets, island with prep sink, reverse osmosis water system and sweeping views from your kitchen window. Main level master suite offers stunning views from the balcony, generous walk-in closet w/ built-ins, and impressive bathroom with soaking tub, shower and his & her vanities. Perfect for entertaining with its open floor plan, large balcony with outdoor seating areas and unparalleled views.

 

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400 S. Strand, Oceanside, CA 92054  2BD/3BA Offered at $1,995,000

This oceanfront home embodies the finest attributes of waterfront living. Superb craftsmanship using the finest materials including natural stone, exotic hardwoods and imported cabinets, and 8 Ft glass sliding pocket door opening to the expansive outdoor patio overlooking the ocean. This stunning 1,932 SF residence features a gourmet kitchen with Miele appliances, 2 masters & spa like bathrooms, an office/den, underground parking and elevators, and security system. Fully gated building with access to The Strand and Pacific St. Private garage with 2 car spaces, large storage unit and elevator access.

 

To view more available homes for sale in Oceanside, CA visit www.pacificsothebysrealty.com

 

Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty’s Open House Showcase Reinforces the Importance of Open Houses in Today’s Market

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In these days of modern technology and virtual reality, Realtors are often asked if Open Houses are still a valuable marketing tool for sellers. The answer is…YES!

“Our Realtors develop a comprehensive marketing plan for their clients and open houses are one of the pieces of the overall marketing strategy that help to increase exposure for their listings,” according to Brian Arrington, CEO, Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty.  

Open houses bring traffic to the home with the general premise that more traffic leads to better exposure, which in turn leads to a quicker sale. By removing one of the marketing strategies, you can still sell the house, but may be limiting your buyer pool.

On May 6th and 7th, 2017 Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty held their bi-annual Open House Showcase. Over 170 properties, from Coronado to Carlsbad, La Jolla to La Mesa and just about every neighborhood in between and all around participated in the weekend event. The Showcase was heavily promoted through print and online advertising as well as social media, which served to further increase awareness and drive a high volume of traffic to the open listings. 

“In the past, open houses were a way for buyers to explore neighborhoods and have questions answered about the community and schools,” adds Arrington. “Now with the information that is available online, buyers are coming ready to see specific homes, many are already pre-qualified by their lender and ready to make that offer.”

Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty’s Open House Showcase proved to be a great success for several agents over the weekend. Many of those who participated said that they developed a substantial number of new clients and several offers were submitted. One of those offers was made between the clients of Pacific Sotheby’s Realty agents, Kathleen Connor and Barbara Maquire, representing the seller and Katie Hawkes, representing the buyer, all Realtors with the Rancho Santa Fe office.  According to Connor “Katie’s clients were driving around and getting familiar with the neighborhood and stopped to tour our open house. Katie joined and after a warm visit with them, we received an offer and were under contract within three hours of the open house ending on Sunday.  We also received a firm backup offer from the Open House.  Our sellers are thrilled at the traffic and energy created by the Open House Showcase for their property.

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While the next Open House Showcase will take place in the Fall of 2017, Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty agents understand the importance of holding their listings open as often as possible.  Each Friday the company publishes an Open House Magazine with a directory for the weekends’ open houses. The Open House Magazine can be found by visiting www.facebook.com/PacificSIR/ or the Pacific Sotheby’s Realty Extraordinary Living Blog at www.pacificsothebysrealty.com . 

 

 

 

May Is “National Moving Month” Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty Offers Stress Free Tips When Moving With Children

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Spring is here, and May has been declared “National Moving Month.”  The National Census reports over 40 million people move during the summer months, which makes May a designated time for planning, organizing and of course, packing.  According to Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty, this can be an exciting adventure, but also stressful, especially for children.

Pepper Coffey, Executive Director for Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty Relocation and Referral Division, says there are strategies parents can use when preparing for a move, whether it be down the street, or across the country.  “Relocating can be hectic, and while each child and experience is different, there are ways to make it as stress free as possible.”  It is especially critical, according to parents who have moved frequently, to keep communication open and immediately address whatever concerns your children may have.  

Here are five tips to consider if you are preparing to move this summer:

  • Unpack Bedrooms First – On moving days, focus on bedrooms first.  At the very least, have children’s mattresses, special toys, sheets, pillows and blankets ready for them that first night.  Prior to moving, pack and color code what your child will need for that first evening.  Load this box last, along with a box of a few of their favorite toys and books, to ease the confusion.  Another idea that works well, is to have an “emergency box” filled with snacks, and perhaps a new toy.  Wrap in special duct tape so it’s easily identifiable.  

  • Plan Meals In Advance – It’s a scenario that is all too familiar:  You are in the middle of unpacking and you realize it’s well past dinner time and children are clamouring for food.  To avoid this, schedule what you will be eating during the first week as you settle into your new home.  Have you or your older children do a google search for restaurants or take out options in the area.  There will be no confusion or cries of “What’s for dinner?” and it’s a fun way to experience the popular spots in town.

  • Get To Know The Community –  Moving to a new neighborhood is hard. Take a break from unpacking and meet the neighbors. If your child is involved in extracurricular activities, check out what opportunities are around town as this is a great way to meet other children and parents.  Explore your new community together to find the best parks, playgrounds, restaurants, shopping and ice cream shops!  

  • Visit The New School –   Attending a new school is perhaps the most difficult experience for children when moving.  Chances are, they will ask a variety of questions to settle their nerves.  To ease the transfer, take a tour so they know their way around the school before their first day.  Children are stressed enough about trying to fit in, so they shouldn’t need to worry  where the cafeteria or bathrooms are  located.
  • Get Back On Schedule – Children function better when they follow a schedule.  While moving can be unpredictable at times, it’s important to get into your normal routine by having meals, naps, bedtime and all its rituals, as soon as possible.

When relocating, Pepper also advises, “It’s incredibly important for children of all ages to say goodbye to the home they are leaving.  As part of the letting go process, it’s good to provide children with an opportunity to close this chapter by throwing a goodbye party, making a going away gift, or spending time with favorite people before the move.  Finally, remind them that the most familiar thing will be right alongside them during this new adventure: their family!”

Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty’s Relocation and Referral Division provides comprehensive resources for expediting a smooth transition. As members of the Worldwide ERC® and as registered partners with multiple relocation management companies, the experienced professionals at Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty’s Relocation and Referral Division understands the critical role an agent plays in managing the relocation experience. Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty is locally owned and operated with over 500 agents and 22 offices throughout San Diego County and provides unrivaled representation for customers in San Diego and beyond. 

Pepper Coffey and the Pacific Sotheby’s Relocation and Referral Services Division can be reached at Relocation@PacificSIR.com or via phone at 619.325.3130

Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty is a Proud Sponsor of the 2017 Del Mar National Horse Show

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Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty’s Equestrian Division along with Eric Iantorno & Associates are proud to be among the sponsors of the 72nd Del Mar National Horse Show.

The show, which runs April 18th through May 7th at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, will host three unique events to showcase the equestrian disciplines of Western, Dressage and Hunter/Jumper on the Saturday evenings of the three-week show, on April 22, 29 and May 6 in the fabulous Del Mar Arena. The Del Mar National Horse Show is free for spectators to come and watch nearly every day with the exception of the Saturday evening events that require paid admission.

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“The Del Mar National Horse Show is one of the oldest and most prestigious equestrian competitions in the United States,” says Roblee Valentine, Executive Director of Pacific Sotheby’s Realty’s Equestrian Division. “The show carries international acclaim through its qualifying events for Olympic, World Champion and World Cup events and attracts exhibitors and spectators from both the local community as well as across the country and from overseas.”

Over 25,000 spectators are expected to attend this year’s show to watch the nearly 1,500 horse and rider teams compete to win in excess of $300,000 in cash and prizes. The Del Mar National Horse Show is one of the few remaining horse shows offering multiple traveling perpetual trophies and individual class trophies and ribbons that attracts internationally acclaimed horses and riders year after year.

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Pacific Sotheby’s Realty is hosting a equestrian style lounge in Vendors Village during the show and invites attendees and participants to come by and put their boots up to relax. Visitors also have the opportunity to enter a drawing to win a beautiful Ralph Lauren style decorative pillow valued at over $600.00.

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According to Eric Iantorno, REALTOR with Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty, “People traditionally associate San Diego luxury property with oceanfront living, and we do have some of the world’s most beautiful properties along our coast. However, San Diego is also one of the premier Equestrian communities in the world and the Del Mar National Horse show is a fantastic platform for us to showcase all the types of properties that define the Southern California lifestyle.”

1291 Summit Place, Escondido, California 92027 United States

1291 Summit Place, Escondido, California 92027 United States This exceptional 6+ acre horse ranch will satisfy the consummate horseman or woman of any equestrian discipline. Located in North San Diego County where one of the world’s best climates allow for riding and training year round, amenities include the 250′ x 150′ lighted arena, 2 round pens, a hot walker and gorgeous center-aisle 12-stall barn. Offered at $2,985,000

Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty’s Equestrian Division focuses on the representation of Equestrian Properties, Horse Properties, Commercial Ranches and Farms, and Luxury Estates and provides its clients with the professional and experienced direction and specialized marketing strategies needed to effectively represent Equestrian and Ranch properties.

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100 Stratford, Del Mar, California 92014 United States Newly constructed coastal Mediterranean masterpiece on the bluffs of Del Mar. One of a kind location adjoining Torrey Pines State Park to the south with unobstructed southern views to La Jolla. Extensive decks and patios take full advantage of the ocean front location combining the finest in indoor/outdoor living. Taking eight years to design and construct, attention was paid to every detail to create arguably the most extraordinary home on the most unique lot in Southern California.his bluff-top estate features just under 6,000 sq ft of luxurious interior living complemented by extensive use of windows, lift and slide doors and terraces that seamlessly blend indoor/outdoor living and capture dramatic, sweeping views of the coastline. Offered at $29,000,000

Eric Iantorno and Associates are among the top advertising agents at one of the top real estate brokerages in San Diego. Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty and Eric Iantorno are synonymous with the coastal San Diego real estate market. Together they have built a reputation as the market leaders in San Diego luxury real estate.

For more information about Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty’s Equestrian Division contact Roblee Valentine, 858.437.4778, roblee.valentine@sothebysrealty.com or visit www.pacificsothebysrealty.com. For more information about the Del Mar National Horse Show visit http://delmarnational.com

Specialty Division Update: Luxury Auction Division

Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty, San Diego’s largest, privately owned luxury real estate company, has achieved significant success filling a much needed niche with luxury properties in Southern California. with their Luxury Auction Division. Headed by Executive Directors Anna Houssels and Brittany Hahn, the division offers clients exclusive access to a coveted and influential audience of targeted homebuyers along with sophisticated resources to provide additional marketing avenues that benefit sellers who have unique properties or situations.
 
In the six months since the Luxury Auction Division officially launched, Houssels and Hahn have already closed five large sales for their clients, ranging from a $2.5 million home to luxury properties of more than $10.6 million, a total of $40 million in all. The team, who have worked across Australasia, where auction is the standard method for selling for all levels of homes, are operating in partnership with Concierge Auctions to build business in San Diego.
 
“Through our Auction Division we are able to provide our clients an alternative to the traditional sales model allowing them to determine the sale date of their property and maximize their sale price by reducing the time on the market,” says Hahn. “Both my partner Anna Houssels and I have extensive experience assisting our clients in the search for “best buyer” for their home, whether on the auction floor or a sale that may result prior. The momentum, energy and exposure of auction provide high numbers of showings from qualified buyers.”    
 
Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty would like to see their Luxury Auction model become the leader in the country for luxury real estate auctions. The Division will represent properties at a variety of price points and is available to advise listing agents, not only at Pacific Sotheby’s Realty, on the benefits of the auction process in achieving success through  targeted and intense marketing campaigns and definitive end date that drives buyers to act.
 
“We are proud to be able to provide a process which accelerates the usual marketing and sale of a home. This approach provides an environment for buyers to compete against one another to ultimately determine the best price. Buyers appreciate the transparency and sellers value that they have an honest view of what the property is worth according to “real buyers” in the marketplace.  We bring out of area competition to the local market,” adds Houssels.
 
For more information about Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty’s Luxury Auction Division please contact 858.999.5340 or email brittany.hahn@sothebysrealty.com or anna.houssels@sothebysrealty.com.

Spring Is Here! Coronado Flower Show April 8 – 9

 

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While San Diego enjoys enviable weather all year long, there is something truly magical about this time of the year.  With Spring at our doorstep, the abundance of wildflowers now blooming on our local hills, and days of increasing sunshine, perhaps there is no better place to be than right here in America’s Finest City. To kick off  spring fling, we are happy to announce the arrival of the annual Coronado Flower Show.

Since 1922, this highly anticipated event is now the largest tented flower show in the nation. Located at Spreckels Park, the two day affair from April 8-9 includes lots of floral competitions, landscape displays, educational lectures and demonstrations, live music, entertainment, food, beer and wine garden with locally handcrafted beers, and of course, plenty of shopping opportunities.  Hosted by the Coronado Flower Association with support from the City of Coronado, this popular show highlights what a truly remarkable community this island town is.  With its small town hospitality, peaceful neighborhoods with charming homes, wonderful shops and boutiques, culinary attractions, not to mention some of the best beaches in San Diego county, there is something here for everyone.

And who can resist a home with a garden this time of year? Below is  just a small sampling of Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty’s listings in Coronado that boast the ultimate in beach living, yet also have exquisite gardens, courtyards or room to create your own private oasis.

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1043 Ocean Avenue, Coronado Known as the Spreckels Beach House, this oceanfront estate covers three lots totalling 19,000 square feet.  Designed by famed architect Harrison Albright in 1907, this property has been completely restored and boasts seamless indoor/outdoor living with enclosed courtyard, swimming pool and spa.  This piece of Coronado history set in  a beautiful and scenic ocean front location, is a masterpiece.

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921 G Avenue, Coronado Brand new construction scheduled to be completed in May 2017, here is an opportunity to design your own landscaping on this beautiful property located near the Village. With covered front and back patios as well as roof deck, this is an ideal family home or vacation getaway!

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624 1st Street,  Coronado –  White picket fence and all, this is the quintessential beach bungalow.  Restored to perfection, this craftsman’s cottage has 3 bedrooms, 2 ½ baths and sits on a large 8750 square foot corner lot with one of the most beautiful park like backyards on the Island. And the curb appeal? It’s straight out of Mayberry. With views of the bay and San Diego skyline, this home also offers room to expand.  Truly one of the most charming homes in the area.

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4 Spinnaker Way, Coronado –  Endless panoramic views from all levels of this custom 4 bed / 4.5 bath remodeled home completed in 2016. Sitting on 100+ ft. of direct water frontage with a one hundred foot private boat dock, the home is features brand new designer kitchen, quartzite counters, SS appliances, custom cabinets, designer prime-stock reclaimed teak flooring in the entire main level, and halls. Crows-nest loft/deck with 360 deg. views. The location, views, new rebuild, and privacy, make this home is a 10!

If you are interested in any of the above homes  in Coronado, or desire additional information about properties in Coronado, please contact Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty for your own private showing.  We specialize in the listing and marketing of  an outstanding portfolio of one of a kind homes for those looking beyond the ordinary.

 

Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty and World Housing partner to build homes in Tijuana, Mexico

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Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty has partnered with World Housing and New Story Charities, a 501c3 non-profit organization, to fund the building of 28 homes in one of the poorest communities in Tijuana, Mexico. Through Pacific Sotheby’s Realty’s ‘Agents of Change’ initiative, the company’s real estate agents will donate a portion of the commission from each closing with the goal of raising $300,000 in the next twelve months.

Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty chose to align with the World Housing organization and New Story Charities because of their commitment to providing homes to families living in slums in the developing world, fostering communities where families can thrive with safety, security, and access to the resources that change lives.

“The real estate industry is built on the belief that homeownership is the foundation that gives people the chance for a better life – it’s always been part of the American Dream,” according to Steve Games, Chairman, Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty. “We are very fortunate to have the opportunities that we do in our society and it is our responsibility to ensure that everyone, no matter where they are from, has access to the very basic need of shelter and security.”

Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty’s ‘Agents of Change’ was officially announced at the company’s annual meeting and was met with an overwhelming response from the agents who proudly opened their hearts agreeing to donate a portion of their commission on each home sale, matched by the company, directly to the campaign. “We asked our agents for a commitment of $10 per closing, hands went up and then we heard, “I’ll donate $25,” “I’m in for $50,” “Put me down for $100,” and it went on and on,” says Games. “By the end of the meeting our agents committed to raising enough money to completely fund the entire project.”

The World Housing business model operates with completely separate overhead so there are no administrative costs, allowing 100% of the money raised to go directly to construction and materials costs. The organization is dedicated to working with local partners to train workers and buy locally sourced construction materials, to help stimulate local economies and teach skills in the process. “We see a greater impact for our donation where it really matters,” says Brian Arrington, CEO, Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty. “Each home costs under $6,000 and is given to families previously living on the streets. Once someone has a home, their life and the lives of those around them change exponentially… a roof provides stability and security. It’s a place to store things without fear of them being stolen and a place to sleep without fear of being mugged, raped, or killed. These homes are the first step in building the sense of self-worth and pride, and we are honored to be a part of this outreach.”

To learn more about Pacific Sotheby’s Realty’s Agents of Change’ program and see how you can get involved visit http://worldhousing.org/agentsofchange/ or http://www.pacificsothebysrealty.com

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