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Found 9 entries for June, 2014.

Fourth of July without fireworks? It is almost unheard of! Luckily, San Diego is home to some amazing firework shows; the perfect way to celebrate Independence Day!

Before we fire up the grill and find the perfect spot to view three different firework shows at once, it`s important to remember the meaning behind July 4th.

Independence Day in the United States commemorates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. This declared our independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain. It is considered the National Day of the United States.

The fourth of July is an important day for all Americans; a day to sport red, white and blue outfits, show our patriotism and be thankful for our freedom.

In San Diego, there are not many

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Windermere Homes & Estates is very happy to announce that agent, Chad Voisen has joined their Carlsbad office.

Being born and raised in San Diego, Chad is the epitome of a San Diego local. Chad has lived in just about every neighborhood in North County and is very familiar with all areas of San Diego. Chad comes from a career in property management and is very familiar with investment, rentals, and income properties.  Chad is excited to now be able to better serve his clients and brings a lot to the table for buyers, sellers, and investors alike.

Having an education and work experience in film production, Chad brings a unique and tech savvy marketing approach for sellers.  His high-end marketing videos, and Internet and social media saturation

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San Diego Mayor, Kevin Faulconer, introduced his plan to address the issues with the San Diego housing market. The mayor`s solution? More houses.

Faulconer says that having more houses will make it more affordable for the average San Diegan to buy a home.

It`s the whole concept of supply and demand, the question is how do we increase supply? Faulconer proposed two policies according to Voice of San Diego, “adding funding to existing efforts to make them more effective, and the ever-popular streamlining of regulations, restrictions and processes to reduce costs. (The word “streamline” appears 20 times in the mayor’s policy blueprint.)”

Here are the main things that the mayor wants to do in order to accomplish his initiative:


Increasing the

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While Karen has been an active realtor since 1986, Karen has spent time as a branch manager for numerous local brokerages. Her experience in executing real estate transactional files, assisting with agent questions, mentoring new agents and much more has made her one of the most experienced Realtors in the area.

During the period of selling residential real estate full-time, Karen was a top producer at her company every year. She was also on the company’s relocation team and agent advisory committee.

What sets her apart from the rest is her all of her experience volunteering in both the real estate community and her local community.

Karen`s Greater San Diego Association of Realtors (SDAR) and California Association of Realtors volunteer positions

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Windermere Homes & Estates is extremely happy to announce the newest addition to their Carlsbad office, Kara Brem.

Kara pursued her career in Real Estate because she genuinely wanted to help families and individuals find their dream home and to make certain it is the most enjoyable experience possible. 

She understands that buying or selling a home can be a stressful proposition and, therefore, offers the knowledge, support, patience and non-biased advice that will help her buyers and sellers navigate the ups and downs of the process.  She uses every possible resource available to her as an agent to work diligently for her clients, leaving no stone unturned...every moment committed. Her emphasis is customer service and being a true, authentic

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Local Real Estate team, Megan Orvis Morris and her mother Diane Orvis have recently introduced Escrows 4 Education, a program designed to benefit local schools and their foundations.

Through Escrows 4 Education, Diane and Megan are committed to giving back $500 from each closing involving a school family or one of its referrals. Because this program was developed to benefit any local school that has a non-profit organization and accepts donations, schools are chosen by the client or referring party

At the end of the academic school year, the three schools that generate the most opportunities, whether they lead to a successful close of escrow or not, will receive a donations. In addition, there are also seasonal contests which allow for more

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On July 3rd, 2014, Windermere Homes & Estates will celebrate their one year anniversary; a celebration of both success and excitement for what is to come in year two.

Over the first year, the company opened 4 new offices in San Diego; all modern, progressive and agent friendly. They have hired close to 200 agents and staff, and agent production represents over $500,000,000 in sales in the last 12 months; ranking Windermere Homes & Estates #6 in San Diego, based on single owner brokerages.

In just one year, Windermere Homes & Estates established a paperless transaction system, launched an industry leading website, www.whesd.com, put in motion a luxury property division, and developed a unique internet client program for agents.

How was it possible

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On Wednesday, May 28th, Windermere Homes & Estates celebrated the Grand Opening of their Carlsbad and Del Mar offices.

The party was a huge success, bringing agents, their clients and community members together. The “Old Hollywood” theme was a perfect way to commemorate the launch of the two luxury locations.

About two weeks before the launch party, the South Carlsbad/Aviara office was evacuated due to the 2014 Firestorm. To thank the firefighters, the launch party became a fundraiser as well. Owners, Brian Gooding and Rich Johnson asked all the guests for a five dollar donation. A few of the firefighters who battled the flames were also guests at the party. As some of the real estate agents were also forced to evacuate their homes during

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With the low inventory in the Rancho Bernardo, 4S Ranch and Poway areas, many are frustrated with their house hunt. It doesn`t always occur to prospective home buyers that if they expand their search just a few miles, they can open new doors and view more homes that are only a few minutes from their desired neighborhood.

The Escondido city limits border on Rancho Bernardo, and what few realize is that although the zip code is Escondido, many homes on the South end are just a few miles from Rancho Bernardo, 4S Ranch and Poway and the I-15.

The change in zip code can not only up the inventory for buyers frustrated with a lack of options, but can offer larger, luxury homes for much less than they would pay for the same house within the Rancho Bernardo,

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