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We hope you and your family are enjoying your summer! Everyone is always wondering what is going on with the real estate market. Even though there is still historically low inventory, there has been more new listings coming on the market in recent weeks. We are still in a seller's market and most new listing are going into escrow quickly. It can be frustrating for a buyer who is trying to get their offer accepted in this competitive market, however, buyers are still motivated to take advantage of the record low mortgage rates. Contact us to discuss your unique home buying or selling situation.

Read on for local events in August and discover lifestyle tips curated just for you. Enjoy!

~Layne & Rachel

Why You Need To Know About ‘Pocket Listings’ in an Increasingly Competitive Real Estate Market

Some of the most exclusive real estate properties never hit the open market. Instead, sellers will only solicit offers from a select group of buyers through what’s known as a “pocket listing.” This practice is nothing new. But in a super-competitive real estate market, it’s not just luxury homes that are being sold this way. Here’s what you need to know about pocket listings — and how you can find out about them if you’re in the market for a new home.

Local Events

ArtWalk at Liberty Station

August 7th - 8th 

This year marks 16 years of the fine arts show which brings visual arts to the historic San Diego community. With many art shows and in-person events being cancelled for most of 2020, ArtWalk celebrates the return of in-person art events and continues to serve as a symbol of hope for the art community.

Bike the Bay - 

August 23rd

Experience Bike the Bay, a scenic bayside ride, and also enjoy a rare opportunity to ride over the San Diego-Coronado Bay Bridge.  

Enjoy your only opportunity to ride across the San Diego Coronado Bay Bridge. Fun for the whole family! All riders will return to San Diego for a post-ride festival with food, beverage, beer garden and entertainment.  See details here.

Carlsbad Music Festival

August 27th - 29th

Head up to north county and spend your day listening to music, eating and drinking your way through the village of Carlsbad! 

Carlsbad Music Festival aims to engage and inspire local, national, and international communities of composers, performers, creators, and concert-goers through world-class performances of adventurous music. Purchase tickets here.

Featured Sold Property

2905 Ocean Front Walk | South Mission Beach | Sold for $1,795,000

We are feeling very blessed to have had the opportunity to help our amazing clients sell their incredible 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 and rec room with spectacular ocean and bay views. The new buyers are very excited to be living the South Mission Beach dream lifestyle from their new oceanfront sanctuary.

Lifestyle Tips & Tricks

Don't Overlook These Hidden Costs When Rushing to Buy a Home in a Hot Market

In a housing market where almost half of U.S. homes sell within a week and prices are climbing at a rapid clip, it’s easy for a buyer to overlook hidden costs in the quest to land a new home. 

That’s all the more reason buyers - especially first-time buyers - should step back, breathe and consider all the costs involved.

The Best Vegetables and Flowers to Plant in August

If the idea of gardening in the summer isn't sitting well with you this year, or if you've just been too busy to actually start your garden, don't worry. The crisp fall season is a great time to grow vegetables and flowers!

The Best Places to Travel in August

Is there any month more tailor-made for a vacation than August? The peak of summer is the perfect time to indulge in a trip. If you're hoping to squeeze in a vacation before Labor Day, here are nine of the best places to travel in August.

The 26 Best Curb Appeal Ideas for Every Budget

Despite what you might think, improving a home’s curb appeal doesn’t have to cost a fortune. There are many tricks that real estate agents use to make their listings look great and sell faster on a budget. No matter what your budget is, there are ways to make your listing shine.

Read more on The Close

In Escrow

10710 Holly Meadows Dr. Unit D | Santee

Extensively remodeled 3 bedroom 2 bathroom corner unit townhome with rare 2 parking spaces, gorgeous high end kitchen, indoor laundry, AC, and detached 8x6 storage unit. Spacious master suite with brand new ensuite, walk-in closet and large sliding doors to private deck. Well maintained community with pool, playground, and basketball court. Minutes from Santee Lakes, newly renovated Mast Park, Santee Trolley Square, Cameron Family YMCA, Sportsplex, Walker Preserve Trail and Santee Drive in Theater.

Just Sold

525 Almond Rd | San Marcos

We were so happy to help our first time home buyers buy this beautiful townhome in the luxurious gated community of Coronado Ranch. This home features two master suites, an open concept floor plan, and hardwood floors. This beautiful community offers resort style amenities with recreational facilities, stunning pool, and state of the art gym nestled in the San Elijo Hills and close to Discovery Lake.  

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