14385 Caminito Lazanja, San Diego 92127

14385 Caminito Lazanja.JPG14385 Caminito Lazanja in gated Santaluz is a popular plan by Davidson Homes, built in 2004. With 2 bedrooms upstairs, the home mostly lives as a single story. A total of 4 bedrooms plus an office and a 2 car and a separate 1 car garage including built-in storage. A home lit by natural light and a center courtyard with French Doors leading into the Office/Bonus room, Dining Room and Family Room. Private with only one adjacent neighbor, quiet inside, with 2 fountains and 3 fireplaces to add to the atmosphere.

 

Square Feet: 3,878

Bedrooms: 4

Bathrooms: 3.5

Garages: 2 car / 1 car

Lot Size: Approx 9,500SF

HOA: $445, includes staffed gate entry w/ patrol; common area landscaping of 3500 acres; Cable TV/High Speed Internet; Private Streets; Trash. Seasonal events: Spring Fling; Summer Celebration; Fall Harvest; Winter Celebration.

Golf Club: Membership sold separately, call Membership Director, 858-759-3109 for additional details

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The Center Courtyard is large enough to extend the living and dining areas. Completely Tiled, with drainage installed and a drip system for plants pots on each of the corners, you truly have and extend living area. Letting in lots of natural light, and cool afternoon breezes.

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The backyard is a nice retreat with this above ground spa and fountain feature.  The planter along the fence line offers privacy and a splash of color, yet is easy to maintain.  Back burm is maintained by the HOA. Again, only one adjacent neighbor extends your privacy from inside to outside.

 

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Not too small, not too big, just right is the size of this yard. The side is just enough space for a dog run, or above ground garden and trees now have plenty of height to canopy for afternoon shade.

 

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Kitchen Breakfast nook opens to rear yard, and is coupled by a kitchen with 2 islands. 1 island is for prep, and the other for bar stools. Stainless Steal Kitchenaid appliance package plus wine cooler in the butler’s pantry.

 

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The Family room is set off a larger arch way to the kitchen. A large gas fireplace has space for a 62″ TV to be mounted above. 2 built-in niches house the components (not included) for the surround sound. French Doors open up to the center courtyard.

 

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The Master Suite is just behind an archway of the Family Room. Large enough for a Four Poster California King bed and nightstands. Alcove ideal for many uses, extra space that will go to use.

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Look at that Tub! Soak away. Look at the beaded tear drop light fixture! Pedestal sink with drawers built around! And a vanity w/ large mirror across from a window! The closet? Shut the front door, it has 2 doors. Enough said. Walk in shower, and separate water closet.

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Think you could use this space to get some work done? Or maybe a play room? Or maybe a workout room – oh there is the 1 car garage for that… Hmm… the possibilities of any business or hobby, a display of your passions and interests. The bonus room is set off of the center courtyard, one of the major highlights of this home.

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Through an internal set of French doors from the optional flex space is this formal living area, appointed with another gas fireplace. This sitting area is immediately after the foyer, offering you a place to greet your guests.

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The Dining Room opens out to center courtyard and has a Butler’s pantry with lots of cabinets and extra counter space for entertaining.

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The front bedroom suite has a bathroom with a shower / no tub. Walk in closet has pull down ladder leading to a semi-finished attic/storage space. With a view of the front courtyard and 3 tiered fountain, and no shared walls, your guests will sleep soundly and won’t bother you if they come in early or late.

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Finally, upstairs! Just 2 bedrooms, that’s all that is upstairs! This bedroom has a walk-in closet and a Juliet wrought-iron Balcony. Ideal with letting in fresh air and yet another architectural detail noted through out the property. Each room upstairs has their own walk-in closet and sink vanity, and share a Tub/Shower/Toilet.

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The nighttime view shows off the curb appeal of this property. The brick tower, wrought iron gate into the front door reception, the fountain, and casing around the windows demonstrate the superior craftsmanship in comparison to other homes at this price point.

 

If you like what you see and are curious to know more about how to buy this property, call the official listing agent, Amy E. Wright at 858-224-2562 OR email at amyewright@kw.com.

 

 

 

 

North County San Diego, Home Report, November 2013

NSDCAR November 2013 HomeDex Reports provide October 2013 housing statistics in two separate reports, featuring North San Diego County and full San Diego County statistics. Below is a snapshot of the October housing report. Click on the links below to read the full reports. 

 

  • The median price for all North County home sales – attached and  detached – decreased to $482,500 in October 2013 compared to $499,950 in September 2013. 
  • Detached homes in North County remained constant in October 2013 at $570,000.   
  • Year-over median SFD price in North San Diego County was up 19.37 percent, compared to $477,500 in October 2012 – a 15-month trend of year-over median price increases. 
  • The median SFD price in non-North County ZIP codes decreased 3.22 percent in October 2013 to $435,000 compared to $449,450 reported in September 2013.
  • Year-over non-North County median price increased 18.46 percent compared to $367,200 in October 2012, continuing a 19-month trend of year-over median price increases.
  • The number of North San Diego SFD listings (active and contingent) decreased 6.58 percent in October 2013 compared to September 2013.
  • The number of sold North San Diego County SFD units rose 8.18 percent in October 2013 compared to September 2013. Year-over sold SFD units decreased 6.93 percent compared to October 2012.
  • Median days-on-market for single-family detached homes sold in North County increased to 30 days in October 2013 compared to 25 days in September 2013.
  • The HomeDex affordability percentage for all homes in North San Diego County was 31 percent in October 2013. 

  

KW goes Google

As the largest Real Estate Company in North America, Keller Williams is once again blazing a trail and leaving others in the dust. November 1, 2013, Google Business Suite was rolled out to all 91,000 agents worldwide. With access to all the tools Google offers, KW email will be powered by Google. What does this mean to the consumer, you our client? It means more productive agents who will provide even bigger results than ever! Cary Sylvester, the Tech Guru of KW Worldwide, was recently interviewed by Digital Media Influencer, Diginomica. Before rolling out to all 91,000 agents, there were early adopter ‘test’ groups who have had access and able to utilize the full suite of products for several months. This allowed KW technology to work out many kinks prior to the release. While not all 91,000 agents have full access yet, it’s coming.

The Google Business suite is just another compliment to the tools already offered by Keller Williams Worldwide. eEdge is the software currently operating the back-end of Agent websites. Keller has led the way in Agent Count, productivity, and most importantly profit than its other major competitors. There is no backing down now, real estate agents with Keller Williams have the tools and the training to dominate the marketplace. As most metropolitan markets have improved, the timing couldn’t be better.

UP

There is a two-letter word that perhaps has more meanings than any other two-letter word, and that is

‘UP’
It’s easy to understand UP meaning toward the sky or at the top of the list, but when we awaken in the morning, why do we wake UP?

At a meeting, why does a topic come UP?

Why do we speak UP and why are the officers UP for election and why is it UP to the secretary to write UP a report? We call UP our friends.

And we use it to brighten UP a room, polish UP the silver; we warm UP the leftovers and clean UP the kitchen.

We lock UP the house, and some guys fix UP the old car.

At other times the little word has real special meaning.

People stir UP trouble, line UP for tickets, work UP an appetite, and think UP excuses.

To be dressed is one thing, but to be dressed UP is special.

A drain must be opened UP because it is stopped UP.

We open UP a store in the morning but we close it UP at night.
We seem to be pretty mixed
UP about UP!

To be knowledgeable about the proper uses of UP, look the word UP in the dictionary.

In a desk-sized dictionary, it takes UP almost 1/4th of the page and can add UP to about thirty definitions.

If you are UP to it, you might try building UP a list of the many ways UP is used.

It will take UP a lot of your time, but if you don’t give UP, you may wind UP with a hundred or more.

When it threatens to rain, we say it is clouding UP.

When the sun comes out we say it is clearingUP. When it rains, it wets the earth and often messes things UP. When it doesn’t rain for awhile, things dry UP.
One could go on and on, but I’ll wrap it
UP,

for now my time is UP,

so……..it is time to shut UP!

Now it’s UP to you to decide what to do with this

HOT off the Presses!!

Upon completion of training, Laurie gave everyone a copy of her Book, Rich Buyer, Rich Seller

Upon completion of training, Laurie gave everyone a copy of her Book, Rich Buyer, Rich Seller

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Company: Dream Homes Match Maker

Address: 12780 High Bluff Drive, STE 130, San Diego, California 92130

Contact: Amy E. Wright

Website: www.DreamHomesMatchMaker.com

Contact No.: 858-224-2562

Email Address: amyewright@kw.com

Professional Realtor to Complete Training about Luxury Home Marketing

Amy Wright is proud to announce completion of a new training for the Certified Luxury Homes Marketing Specialist, a real estate designation through the National Association of Realtors. The Institute of Luxury Home Marketing, has taught thousands of agents from the US as well as several other countries. The training was held October 10 and 11, 1013 at Del Mar Marriott, sponsored by Keller Williams Carmel Valley/Del Mar.

The founder of the Institute of Luxury Home Marketing, Laurie Moore-Moore, author of Rich Buyer, Rich Seller, has been in the industry for over 30 years. She has managed a huge real estate office and sold luxury real estate as well as a founder of Real Trends. Any agent can take the training, and become a member of the Institute upon completion of the 2-day training. Completing the course, doesn’t earn you the designation, you must fulfill the other requirement of having sold multiple properties in the top 10% of the San Diego real estate market in order to earn the prestigious Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist (CLHMS) designation.

One of the Luxury real estate agents, Amy Wright of Keller Williams Del Mar, attended this training. As a realtor, Amy Wright is committed in offering the best services for her clients, calling herself the Dream Homes Match Maker. Amy reacted to the training opportunity, “The Institute of Luxury Home Marketing and the designation they offer is held in high regard in our industry. I am pleased to offer Buyers and Sellers of luxury homes an even higher level of service with the tools and skills gained through this training.” Catering to the affluent can be intimidating and even daunting. This training puts the Luxury market into perspective for any agent looking to increase the price point of their sales.

A former client who recently purchased a luxury home said, “Amy took the time to understand what we were looking for in a personal residence and then helped to educate us on the market. Amy was relentless in finding us the best possible fit – both from a quality of home/neighborhood and pricing perspective. I would be very happy to have Amy represent us in future transactions.”

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 If you want to attend in the upcoming training of Institute of Luxury Home Marketing, you are free to visit the Institute of Luxury Home Marketing online. For individuals who are planning to buy or sell real estate properties, just contact Amy Wright at 858-224-2562 or send your messages directly to her website at www.DreamHomesMatchMaker.com.

Listing Marketing Tips

 

Marketing Tips That Fire Up a San Diego Listing

Creative Writing Sparks Southern California Listings

Listing Language Can Trigger a Quick Sale

 

Your San Diego home is in perfect shape – all set to go on the market. You’ve enlisted an experienced real estate agent with a solid track record. Now all that’s left is…what?

What’s that next step?

In fact, the next step can be all-important: creating a San Diego listing that does more than just describe the number of beds and baths. It has to stand out among all the competing listings that will be seen alongside it. That Southern California listing is the keystone of the marketing campaign that will ultimately fetch a new owner: its job is to get buyers and agents to take a closer look. To get that job done, it has to be special!

 When I sit down to work up an effective listing, I try to pay attention to what creative writers from other forms of advertising advise: first discover what is unique, appealing, attention-getting, then present it with language that captures readers’ imaginations. Formulas are out, since following a set group of mechanical rules can only produce a dull, repetitious result. Even so, there are some useful tips that can help spark an effective listing:

* Keep the context in mind. The job of any San Diego listing is to communicate many essential details in a limited amount of space – but there will be photographic information there, too. Highlight features that can’t be told through either its photos or specifications. For example, if a house offers a spectacular view of the sunset from its veranda, the listing should highlight it. Grandeur can be told nowhere else.

* Listing language should be upbeat and tailored to sell, while at the same time,  filled with accurate and useful information. It’s a balancing act, and going overboard in either direction can be off-putting. Specific details help bring in readers and build believability (high quality brand names like Sub-Zero or Wolf are good examples). Details build credibility that bolsters less concrete descriptions. I leave out unsupportable claims altogether. It can be tempting to fall in love with flowery language that sails off into its own reality — but accurate information builds trust for the lead-up to a sale. 

* Setting the right tone is another important factor. It’s another balancing act.  Listings should be upbeat without exaggeration…accommodating without sounding desperate. The right tone can help bring in prospects, just as the wrong one will drive them off or raise suspicions that something is wrong.

A successful local agent has demonstrated the knowhow and experience to bring these and other elements together to produce powerful, effective home listings.  If you are considering selling your own home in San Diego, I hope you will give me a call so we can create a dynamic marketing plan to sell your property!

10 GREAT Reasons to Buy a Home in 2013

 

1.        Quality of life – a home provides stability and security for you and your loved ones, and membership within a community of neighbors.

2. Pride of home ownership – a home is a personal haven, a place that you can decorate, shape, and share over time because it’s yours.

3. Excellent affordability – lower home prices combined with low interest rates means there are tremendous opportunities for buyers.

4. Historically low interest rates – around 4 percent in the U.S. gives better purchasing power to those who qualify.

5. Appreciation potential – your home investment can grow in value.

6. Equity buildup and debt pay down – homeowners enjoy an average net worth of approximately $184,000 vs. $4,000 for renters.

7. Leverage – where else can you buy an investment of this magnitude with 5-10 percent down?

8. Tax deduction advantages – property tax and mortgage interest write-offs (in Canada, home owners gain a tax benefit upon selling).

9. Tax exemption – up to $500,000 per married couple or $250,000 per person on sale of a primary residence in the United States (no tax upon sale in Canada).

 

The Mayonaise Jar & 2 Beers

Mayonnaise Jar & Two Beers

When things in your life seem almost too much

to handle, when 24 hours in a day are not enough,

remember the mayonnaise jar and the 2 Beers.

A professor stood before his philosophy class and

had some items in front of him.

When the class began, he wordlessly picked up

a very large and empty mayonnaise jar and

proceeded to fill it with golf balls.

He then asked the students if the jar was full.

They agreed that it was.

The professor then picked up a box of pebbles

and poured them into the jar. He shook the jar

lightly.

The pebbles rolled into the open areas between

the golf balls.

He then asked the students again if the jar was full.

They agreed it was.

The professor next picked up a box of sand and

poured it into the jar.

Of course, the sand filled up everything else.

He asked once more if the jar was full..

The students responded with a unanimous ‘yes.’

The professor then produced two Beers from

under the table and poured the entire contents

into the jar effectively filling the empty space

between the sand.

The students laughed..

‘Now,’ said the professor as the laughter subsided,

‘I want you to recognize that this jar represents

your life.

The golf balls are the important things – your family

, your children, your health, your friends and your

favorite passions – and if everything else was lost and

only they remained, your life would still be full.

The pebbles are the other things that matter like your

job, your house and your car..

The sand is everything else – the small stuff.

‘If you put the sand into the jar first,’ he continued,

‘there is no room for the pebbles or the golf balls.

The same goes for life.

If you spend all your time and energy on the small

stuff you will never have room for the things that

are important to you.

Pay attention to the things that are critical to

your happiness.

Spend time with your children.

Spend time with your parents.

Visit with grandparents.

Visit with your Aunts.


Take your spouse out to dinner.

Play another 18.

There will always be time to clean the house

and fix the disposal.

Take care of the golf balls first – the things

that really matter.

Set your priorities.

The rest is just sand.

One of the students   raised her hand and

inquired what the   Beer represented.

The professor smiled and said, ‘I’m glad you

asked.’

The Beer just shows you that no matter how

full your life may   seem, there’s always room

for a couple of   Beers with a friend.

Please share this with someone you care

about. I   JUST DID!