Summer is in full swing and the real estate market is booming! We hope you have a safe and happy 4th of July and enjoy the holiday celebrations and festivities.

Read on for a real estate market update, local San Diego events in July, and discover lifestyle tips curated just for you. Enjoy!

~Layne & Rachel

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Oceanfront luxury condo in South Mission Beach with unobstructed panoramic ocean views. This remodeled 3 bed 2 bath ground floor condo is situated in a coveted prime location featuring a spacious oceanfront patio and ultra rare community rooftop deck with spectacular ocean and bay views and rec room including kitchenette and bathroom. Live the South Mission Beach dream lifestyle from your oceanfront sanctuary.

Real Estate in the News

Luxury Home Sales Soar, Even Helping Houses That Languished on the Market for Months

Americans looking to buy a home have struggled with bidding wars and a limited number of houses for sale.

But one area of the cutthroat real estate landscape is improving. It's the luxury segment, where listings are up and homes are selling at a rapid clip. The demand is so great that even "white elephants" – high-end homes that sat on the market for months before the pandemic began – are selling quickly as their owners willingly splurge on remodeling projects to spruce them up.

Read more on USA Today

Local Events

Independence Day

There is no better city to celebrate 4th of July than San Diego. Get into the patriotic spirit with beach parties, neighborhood barbecues, and local celebrations.  If you're anywhere near the bay when night falls, be sure to watch the iconic Big Bay Boom Fireworks Show! Check out this list for spectacular fireworks shows around and places to watch the fireworks in San Diego.

Del Mar Racing Season

As the county fair ends on July 4th, the Del Mar Fairgrounds are transformed just in time for Opening Day on July 16th.  This season features the nation's top racehorses, trainers and jockeys, and plenty of fun in the sun.  Grab your friends, hit the track, and be part of the magic and nostalgia of this long-time horse race tradition. More details here.


San Diego's annual Comic-Con International, the largest comics and pop culture event in the nation, returns as an online event this summer. Attend star-studded panels, watch sneak previews and walk the virtual exhibit hall for exclusive merchandise during Comic-Con@Home.  Click here for additional information on how to claim your free badge.

Lifestyle Tips & Tricks

Tips For a Successful Open House

For a home on the market, a Sunday open house feels like a tradition to most home sellers, real estate agents and curious neighbors who love to peek inside properties on their street. Still, an open house can be a productive way to show a home, take a tour and connect with a real estate professional. Here are 10 tips for both buyers and sellers to make for a successful open house!

Backyard Envy: Spotlight the Outdoors in Your Listings

Since the start of the pandemic, homeowners have put more weight on their outdoor spaces. As such, real estate listings may want to highlight what a home has to offer in the backyard, front yard, balcony, deck, or lawn space.

10 Bountiful Plants to Grow in the Heat of July

With the hottest days of the year upon us, you may think it's too late to plant a few last vegetables and herbs—but don't fall for this misconception. Here, we take a look at 10 different types of flowers, vegetables, and herbs that thrive in the heat of July. Happy planting!

Courtesy of Veranda

Refreshing Summer Cocktails to Cool Off with This Season

Nothing tastes better than cooling cocktails at the end of a hot day. After a day at the beach or working outdoors (or if you're hosting a patio get-together), these summer cocktail recipes are the perfect way to punch up any menu.

Layne & Rachel

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