The goal of the professional video tour is to make you want to see the house in person:
If you are around Del Mar this weekend, stop by and say hello! Donna and I will be there today (4-6p) and Saturday (12-3p), and then Richard will be joining me on Sunday (12-3p).
We should be busy, judging by the number of views in the first 23 hours:
Our new listing in Del Mar, and great for multi-gen! A rare find of a 5br/4ba, 3,708sf home with two master suites – one on each floor! Fully remodeled with dual-pane windows, dual-zone HVAC, tankless W/H, new paint, hardwood floors, Craftsman kitchen, owned solar system with 240 outlet for your car charger, and full blown panoramic ocean view overlooking the Torrey Pines Reserve – wow!
LP = $2,495,000
Sunset Open House this Friday 4-6pm, and open 12-3pm this Saturday & Sunday, February 8th and 9th.Link to Listing
It’s been ten years since the bottom of the market.
Let’s see how the annual median-sales-prices of detached-homes have changed:
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- Everywhere’s a million!
- Most areas had their median sales price rise more in the second half (2014-2019).
- The number of sales is very impressive, given the run-up in pricing (we had 2,781 sales in 2018).
- Pricing in the Ranch has averaged +1% per year, which proves we can live with flat pricing for 5-10 years.
- Encinitas is less like Carlsbad and more like its ritzy neighbors to the south. Maybe it’s the culture?
It looks like they widened the bluff by 3-4 feet with concrete:
This reminded me of the time Bruce Springsteen said, “Blind faith in your leaders will get you killed.”
The Johnson House was built in 1962 through a collaboration of the The Johnson Family, Bob Jones the Architect/Friend, and builder Herb Turner. This home was originally designed to take full advantage of the scenery around the home through the use of floor to ceiling glass walls, sliding glass doors to bring the outside in, and several different outdoor spaces. Inside the home you will find many of the original features of the home, such as the exposed post and beam architecture.
3 br/2 ba, 2,130sf built on a 11,900sf lot in 1962
SP = $2,670,000
We were scheduled to fly out of JFK last night at 7:35pm, which seemed reasonable because it was barely snowing and the temperature was in the low-30s. Certainly the airport and Delta Airlines can handle that!
We left at 4:45am eastern time!
I think we spent more time on the tarmac than in the air!
We missed the end of the Bing Crosby season, but Cheryl went and captured this double rainbow:
It made me think of Bing’s famous song:
Where the turf meets the surf
Down at old Del Mar
Take a plane
Take a train
Take a car.
There is a smile on every face
And a winner in each race
Where the turf meets the surf
At Del Mar.
The train and car is understandable, but what about taking a plane?
Did you know that Del Mar Airport used to exist? These are from the mid-1960s:
You can see that the new I-5 freeway was built right over the runway!
The Coaster will be taking the day off to monitor the bluff collapse, but they plan to be running a regular schedule tomorrow. From this angle, it looks like there might be a concrete foundation under the tracks – but is that enough for you to ride the train tomorrow?
The heavy rainstorms over the last 48 hours have caused a washout adjacent to the coastal railroad tracks along the Del Mar Bluffs just south of Coast Boulevard which support COASTER, Amtrak, and BNSF operations. At this time, all trains can safely operate at restricted speeds through the area based on site reviews and inspections conducted by railroad engineers. NCTD and its contractors will have personnel on-site monitoring trains as they pass through the area until repairs have been completed on the tracks.
In order to repair the washout area, NCTD will be closing the tracks south of Solana Beach train station and implementing bus replacement service beginning at 6:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 30, 2019.
Following is detailed information about the operating plan for Saturday.
- COASTER: COASTER trains will run a regular Saturday service schedule from Oceanside Transit Center to Solana Beach COASTER station. Passengers will be bus bridged between the Solana Beach train station and Santa Fe Depot. Northbound COASTER passengers who board the COASTER south of Solana Beach station will be bussed all the way to Oceanside Transit Center. Passengers between Solana Beach station and Oceanside Transit Center going north will be served by the train per the regular schedule.
- Amtrak Pacific Surfliner: Service and schedule changes will be in effect for Amtrak. Please visit PacificSurfliner.com or call 800-872-7245 for more information.
Regular scheduled train service will resume on Sunday, December 1 for both COASTER and Amtrak.
“Safety is NCTD’s top priority,” said NCTD Executive Director Matthew Tucker. “NCTD is committed to acting proactively to ensure that passenger and freight operations can be safely operated. NCTD and the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) are advancing phased improvements to make the Bluffs more resilient and prevent service impacts like this washout.”