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Found 10 entries for April, 2014.

1041 Cypress Avenue; although the address might only sound vaguely familiar, many San Diegans remember Betty Broderick, whose name made national headlines more than 24 years ago. The home, also the crime scene, is now on the market. 

The La Jolla socialite and suburban housewife was convicted of the November 5, 1989 murders of her ex-husband, Daniel T. Broderick III, and his second wife, Linda (Kolkena) Broderick.

On the night of the murder, Betty Broderick got into the home and proceeded to fire off her .38 pistol, killing her ex-husband and his new wife.

Betty was convicted on December 11, 1991 of two counts of second-degree murder and later sentenced to 32 years to life in prison.

This crime happened over 24 years ago and legally sellers

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Rebecca Stone was recently hired as the Agent Services and Marketing representative in our Santaluz office but she is also going to be an invaluable part of our marketing department. Rebecca has extensive experience with real estate marketing, making her the perfect addition to our WHE family.

Rebecca Stone has an instinct for knowing when to listen and when to contribute. She is enthusiastic, accessible, and full of great ideas! She works collaboratively with others to achieve a common goal and has a unique ability to customize her approach to different personalities. Rebecca has been described as “professional, yet genuinely personable, honest, tactful, and motivating.”

Rebecca, who graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s Degree in Hotel

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Windermere Homes & Estates is proud to introduce Realtor® Sandy Temple to our Santaluz office.

 As a Full Time Licensed Realtor in California, Sandy Temple has brought with her a marketing and property management background which provides her with additional distinct advantages in the market place.

In today's hectic world, she understands how important it is and what it takes to make every transaction as efficient and stress free as possible. A successful and seamless experience for her clients where all parties benefit is what she strives for.

Before becoming a Realtor in 2001, Sandy worked in the mental health field for 6 years and has a B.A. in Psychology, which is an asset of diversity and versatility for her clients.

Sandy is known for

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Rancho Bernardo plans to say “thank you” to the communities` volunteers on Saturday, April 26th at the fifth annual "Hats Off To Volunteers" event. Windermere Homes & Estates is proud to announce that agent Patti Hall is among those honored at the event.

Scott Lawn, the event’s co-chairman along with Nick Anastasopoulos said, “It’s a nice way to say thank you to all the volunteers in different organizations whose representatives are receiving recognition.” He went on to say that the event is one of his favorite things, “saying thank you to those who make Rancho Bernardo a wonderful place to live … (and) so nice.”

In addition to being a real estate agent, Patti Hall is a member of the Rancho Bernardo Business Association and volunteers her time to

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real estate agent Picking a real estate agent is like picking a life partner… that might be somewhat of an exaggeration but the truth is that what you look for in a significant other, you should also look for in your possible agent.

According to the National Association of Realtors 2013 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers, two-thirds of recent buyers and sellers only interviewed one agent before they found the agent they worked with.

Sometimes, one interview is all you need to make your decision or maybe it means that you did your research before scheduling the appointment.

42 % of buyers and 39% of sellers used an agent they found through referral by friends or family while 12% of buyers used online recommendations. Chances are, that like any employer, you have

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Windermere Homes & Estates` Nellie Hanlon has been a Realtor® for 24 years and although she works all throughout San Diego County, she specializes in the retirement community of Oaks North in Rancho Bernardo. Nellie has done so many real estate transactions in this area that she has become known as the “Queen of Mirador,” a subdivision in this senior community.

Throughout the years, Nellie has established a rapport with the residents of this tight knit neighborhood, they know that they can trust her and that she has only their best interest at heart. 

Moving is a difficult process for anyone and Nellie goes above and beyond to make this process as easy for her clients as possible saying, “It is a huge task for seniors when moving and I`m there for

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While the real estate industry moves mobile, Windermere Homes & Estates places high value on the brick and mortar office.

Many real estate professionals have felt that as technology increases, our industry moves to a completely mobile business. While we can do pretty much anything from our laptops, tablets and phones and being “paperless” has become even more popular, the need for a brick and mortar real estate office may seem less important.

Agents can work from home or out in the field, showing property, doing inspections, etcetera. Why would they need to come into their brokerage office other than to pick up a check?  And even that can be set up to direct deposit into your bank account.

I see our offices as “the love-child of an Apple

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Here is a great article by  Windermere Homes & Estates` Dee Marie Fisher, a Realtor based out of our Del Mar office. 

For more information on Coastal Real Estate, please visit Dee Marie`s Blog! 

Housing Inventory Low and the Builders are Building…

As you drive around Encinitas, you'll notice the building of new houses from Leucadia to Cardiff.  It's exciting and sad to see how the older properties or defunct flower fields in Encinitas are now being developed into residential neighborhoods.  Sad because we had open space and, on the other hand, exciting that we are adding homes to our existing housing shortage through "infill" projects.    In the last 4 years, we have had many neighborhoods built or are in the process of being built…


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Windermere Homes & Estates welcomes Angela Garcia-De Marco to our Carlsbad office! Having always admired architecture, Angela decided to combine her passion for real estate and people skills; making her an excellent real estate agent.

Angela is a Southern California native and lives in Oceanside with her three teenage daughters.

If you have any questions for Angela, give her a call at 760-710-9667.

Welcome Angela, we are so excited to have you! 

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Windermere Homes & Estates is so proud to announce that one of their agents has received the 2014 Five Star Real Estate Agent Award. Gregory Timms in our Rancho Bernardo office is one of the few agents in San Diego to receive this highly regarded award.

As the largest and most widely published real estate award program in North America, agents are selected based on the combination of production levels, complaint history, industry experience and client satisfaction.  

2014 marks the 12th year of this program and Greg Timms has been awarded for the past five years. “A huge thanks to all of my clients. This is my fifth year being selected for this award. I love knowing that my clients are satisfied and I have taken care of all their real estate

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