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Category Archive: ‘View’

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Not bad for a guy who went to Cal State Fullerton! From wsj.com:

Scuttling plans to build an elaborate new home, actor Kevin Costner is putting a Santa Barbara County beachfront property on the market for $60 million, according to co-listing agent Tim Hoctor.

The roughly 10.25-acre parcel is on a bluff in Carpinteria, Calif., about 10 miles outside the city of Santa Barbara. The property has views of the Pacific and the mountains, and a path leads from the house to the beach.

The property currently contains a modest house. Mr. Costner had designed a large home, pool and guesthouse for the property, but never got around to building it, said Mr. Hoctor, who said he is a longtime friend of Mr. Costner’s.

Mr. Costner bought the parcel for $28.5 million in 2006, according to public records. Mr. Costner already has a home on the beach in Carpinteria, Mr. Hoctor said, but decided to buy this property after jogging by it one day and seeing a for sale sign. At the time, the parcel spanned about 17.25 acres and included a polo practice field. In 2007, Mr. Costner sold 7 acres to his neighbor, hedge funder Bruce Kovner.

Mr. Costner converted the polo field to a baseball field. “We’ve had some great baseball games there,” Mr. Hoctor said. Mr. Costner removed other structures on the site in preparation for building the new house, he said.

Ultimately, however, Mr. Costner and his wife decided not to build on this property because they’re busy with their three young children and have been spending much of their time at their home in Aspen. “They were really sad,” Mr. Hoctor. “It took them months to decide what to do.”

Mr. Costner, 62, won two Academy Awards for “Dances with Wolves.” He recently appeared in the drama “Hidden Figures.” He couldn’t be reached for comment.

More photos here:

http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/2825-Padaro-Ln_Carpinteria_CA_93013_M29883-00888

Posted by on Mar 23, 2017 in Interesting Houses, Jim's Take on the Market, View | 0 comments

Carlsbad Open House Sat 12-3

Here’s my new listing of a 180-degree view home in Calavera Hills, priced at $849,000.  Carlsbad has been starved for lower-end inventory, yet not everything is selling – but this view should help!

Located at the end of the culdesac and within walking distance of schools K-8, this newer Brookfield home has hardwood floors, granite kitchen, downstairs bedroom and full bath, and lush landscaping with stamped-concrete patio!

Kayla and I will have open house 12-3pm Saturday March 18th – come on by!

https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/3722-Sandpoint-Ct-Carlsbad-CA-92010/52505773_zpid/

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Posted by on Mar 17, 2017 in Carlsbad, Jim's Take on the Market, Klinge Realty, Listing Agent Practices, Open House, Thinking of Buying?, View | 0 comments

Disclosing Up Front

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The real estate industry is famous for pushing only the positives – and poo-pooing the negatives.  Under frenzy conditions, buyers get caught up in the hustle, but these days they are paying close attention – and being more demanding about what they get for their money.

Most want a turn-key home, with little or no work required, and most will pass on a house like Bluff in spite of the attractive price.  But for those who don’t mind doing some work, the disclosing of the issues up front is appreciated.  They feel more comfortable making an offer, and they are more likely to stick once the home inspection confirms what they already know, instead of being full of surprises.

Posted by on Nov 6, 2016 in Bubbleinfo TV, Jim's Take on the Market, Listing Agent Practices, Open House, View, Why You Should List With Jim | 1 comment

3553 Bluff Ct., Carlsbad $749,000

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Premium location on huge 8,438sf pie-shaped lot at end of culdesac with panoramic ocean views to Catalina Island! Great floor plan with downstairs bedroom and full bath, stainless appliances in kitchen, new carpet, high ceilings with plenty of light, and pool/spa! Only $62/mo for mello-roos.  Property needs TLC but very manageable – minor maintenance issues.  The house next door sold for $875,000 four months ago and is 199sf bigger with no pool. Hoping for immediate sale – open this weekend 12-3pm!

This is the house that we were going to use the value-range pricing, but instead did a minor spruce-up and it’s still a deal!

http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/3553-Bluff-Ct-Carlsbad-CA-92010/16622637_zpid/

P.S. The Tierrasanta listing sold for full price today!

P.S.S. This is the 6,000th bubbleinfo.com blog post!

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Posted by on Nov 3, 2016 in About Kayla, Bubbleinfo TV, Carlsbad, Jim's Take on the Market, Kayla Training, View, Why You Should List With Jim | 1 comment