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RSF Rambler

Huge single level main house that’s undergone a $600,000 remodel, plus two guest houses for the extended family too.  An incredible parklike setting perfect for kids to run around – and go to Roger Rowe Schools!  This tennis estate has produced two high-level collegiate tennis stars!  Only $2,645,000!

Posted by on Sep 29, 2015 in Bubbleinfo TV, Jim's Take on the Market, Listing Agent Practices, Rancho Santa Fe | 4 comments

CV New-Home Update

Alta del Mar - Sept 2015

Two of the most successful new-home tracts in the history of Carmel Valley are winding down, and the demand has been impressive.

After 2.5 years, ADM is down to their last 13 homes plus the three models, and they still have 90 people on their priority list – and those had to qualify to get on the list.  This weekend, they are releasing ten homes, starting at $2 million. I love the strategy, because it sends a thrill throughout the entire list of people – everyone might have a shot to buy something!

Further out the 56 corridor – but still in the Del Mar School District – is Verana. In February, they opened the models to sell 78 homes around $1,000,000, and they are down to the last two phases plus a handful of stragglers; of which two or three back to the freeway.

Selling 78 million-dollar homes in less than a year is an incredible sales pace:

Posted by on Sep 26, 2015 in Bubbleinfo TV, Carmel Valley, Jim's Take on the Market | 3 comments

Music Still Playing

sept 2015

There was a time at the end of the last boom when the new list prices hit hyper-speed, and it was such a turnoff to buyers that it seemed like they gave up.  I remember a similar feeling back in 1991 too.

The crazy part is that the new listings that are reaching for the moon are making those listed 2-3 months ago look like deals!

Posted by on Sep 3, 2015 in Bubbleinfo TV, Jim's Take on the Market | 2 comments

Buubleinfo’s 10th Anniversary

September 24, 2005 was a Saturday, and early that morning I started a free account on Squarespace to begin this blog.

At the time, Arnold Schwarzenegger was our governor, Kayla had just started her freshman year of high school, and I had more hair!

kayla and dad

I had already been warning sellers that this party wasn’t going to last, and I thought that if I could produce a steady stream of data to make my case, they might be more inclined to believe it, and take the appropriate action.

Boy, was I wrong.

But home buyers were interested in the locally-based data, and thanks to a few breaks from Rich Toscano and Bill McBride, the audience began to grow.

Ten years later, here we are!

Join us on the evening of September 24, 2015 to talk about the good old days!  I will practice on Google Hangouts between now and then, and we’ll do a live broadcast to discuss the last ten years.

Have a specific topic you’d like to cover?  Favorite moments? Video clips?

Leave your ideas here in the comment section, and we’ll build a show – and hopefully have some special guests too!

Posted by on Sep 2, 2015 in About Kayla, About the author, Bubbleinfo Readers, Bubbleinfo TV | 19 comments