JtR and Social Media

While we are at it, here’s another plug for my social-media outlets:

Facebook – Every bubbleinfo.com post gets uploaded here, but that’s about it.  If facebook is your thing, it might be easier to follow the blog here, but no comments though:




Twitter – I love twitter and have 3,328 tweets, which is at least 1-2 per day.  You don’t even have to have a twitter account – you can follow them here at the blog in the right-hand column.  I usually include my synopsis in the first sentence – if it looks intriguing, click on the link for more.

My goal is to publish today’s current events in real estate – if you like maximum data input, watch the right-hand column, or click here to follow:



bubbleinfo mobile app

Bubbleinfo Mobile App – I think it works OK, though not many people are using it yet.  You can find it at the App Store or Google Play.




Jim the Realtor/Bubbleinfo Youtube account – A complete audio/visual history of the local bust and boom that started when I began receiving REO listings from Bank of America in April, 2008. There are over 1,700 videos with 2,037,056 views – thanks for the support!


This is recognized as the first video I did myself – it has 10,133 views:


The 1,091 subscribers get an occasional video that doesn’t make the blog, like this one:



The Pinterest account doesn’t get constant attention, but it has a decent foundation of real estate-related stuff.  There are 1,359 pins on 32 boards:



Instagram – I haven’t got around to Instagram yet, though Kayla should put some attention on it in the coming months.


Thanks for participating – I’d love to assist you with your next move!

Oceanfront Bluff

The edge of the continent is a fascinating place for many reasons.

From a real-estate perspective, it is fascinating how much people will pay to have a front-row view – a position that comes with a somewhat-uncertain future when you are on the cliff in Encinitas.

There have been four closed sales in this stretch since the beginning of the year, from $2.038 million to $10.5 million:





As you will see, the bluff is exposed to the elements, and it doesn’t look like it will last forever.  But it does provide privacy and a bigger view than if you were merely at beach level:

P.S. This was meant to be a review of the bluff – if any residents don’t like it, I will gladly delete.  No offense intended.

Realtors and Drones


An article on realtors and drones:


An excerpt:

Real estate agents who use drones say the marketing edge is invaluable — and the process is mesmerizing. Matthew Leone, who oversees the use of drones as the director of Web marketing and social media for Halstead Property, described the effect as a drone soars above a home or buzzes room to room gathering digital footage for a real estate website.


Encinitas Pacific View – One Idea

Encinitas school houseW.C. Varones has been covering the Pacific View fiasco, and the recent commitment by the City of Encinitas to pay $10 million for it (even though the school district only asked $9.5 million).

Here is his most recent post about the community activists who supported the city’s purchase, but wondered if the $10M price was what they had in mind:


For a town that just blew an estimated $80 million to acquire, finance, and build a park next to the freeway, this additional expenditure will strain the coffers.  But being a solutions kind of guy, I thought I’d outline an idea that could make everyone happy without losing $10 million of the taxpayers money:

Here is a comment from W.C.’s blog post that describes the history:

This entire fiasco goes back 20 years: the district trustees attended a seminar on how to turn ‘surplus’ district property into dollars. After identifying the sale of PV as their choice for district ”surplus’, the first thing they did was change the attendance boundaries to make it appear to laymen that the school attendance was plummeting. When Supt. Doug couldn’t close a deal, they retired him and went with Supt. Lane: they helped Lane out with a ‘developer’ consultant named Dee Snow whose husband, Bill Snow was on the Planning Commission: they also has Patrick Murphy and Peder Norby assigned to make a ‘deal’ happen: yes, Murphy and Norby were working for the City of Encinitas to help EUSD get around The Naylor Act and it was a reporter from the UT who had covered the Naylor Act being used in Del Mar who first brought the Naylor Act up in her news coverage.

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