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Category Archive: ‘View’

Open House Report

2016-01-30 13.10.03

Thoughts and reactions from today’s open house:

  1. For those looking to buy a newer 4,000sf single-story house, there were ten sold in the last 12 months – in the county!  They are in remote areas – Fallbrook, Valley Center, Rimrock, Jamul, etc., and they cost about the same. It makes Santee look like the middle of town – and this is a superior view!
  2.  Neighbors agreed that the east side of the street was the preferred location. Why? Because the east side is cooler.  The west side of the street gets the afternoon sun, and either your houses bakes for hours or you have to at least lower your blinds, which negates the benefit of having a view.
  3.  People have been disappointed so often with homes that their expectations are low – they don’t want to get their hopes up.  When they do see an impressive house or spectacular view, some folks get downright giddy – open house feels like a party!
  4.  The price is understandable, and nobody complained – which they usually do if they don’t like it.
  5.  There were 100+ people who attended during the 11am-3pm stretch.  Many were neighbors, but they are good candidates for moving up the hill from the tract below.
  6.  People love solar – free air conditioning!

ocotillo map

I’m not sure when it will happen, but I have confidence that this home will sell!

Posted by on Jan 30, 2016 in Bubbleinfo TV, Jim's Take on the Market, Listing Agent Practices, One-Story, View, Why You Should List With Jim | 0 comments

One-Story Wonder!


Are you looking for a practically-new single story house with spectacular views and is suitable for multi-generational living?  A newer house (built in 2009) with ten-foot ceilings? With house and pool solar-powered? All for just $1,199,000!  Click below for video tour!

(solar is owned, not leased)

Richard and I will be doing open house this Saturday 11am-3pm!

Posted by on Jan 27, 2016 in Boomers, Bubbleinfo TV, Interesting Houses, Jim's Take on the Market, One-Story, View, Why You Should List With Jim | 3 comments

Best Flip Yet

This was the former mayor’s house, sold as a short sale in 2010 for $2,400,000.

It was (re)listed for $12,980,000 three weeks ago, and is now marked pending.  It was probably assisted by the two La Jolla oceanfront listings that hit the market this week – both over $20,000,000.  Or by Romney living next door?  Maybe he picked up another piece!

Just Completed! La Jolla, CA. from Urban Green Productions on Vimeo.

Posted by on Feb 25, 2015 in Flips, View | 8 comments

View-Condo Tour

Kwaping asked about weather and home sales, and here’s a good example.

If you’re selling an ocean-view property, it’s a good idea to list during the winter months when the view is not impacted by the marine layer:

Filmed and published with permission.

Posted by on Jan 7, 2015 in Bubbleinfo TV, View | 4 comments