WHE Happenings Blog

Windermere Homes & Estates is proud to welcome Lisa Higbee to the company`s new Fallbrook office.

In 2013, experienced Realtor, Lisa Higbee moved back to her hometown of Fallbrook. Prior to moving back to Southern California, Lisa was working as a real estate broker in Oregon for 18 years. She served on both local and state Realtor associations on many levels, including president, executive board member, political affairs committee chair, and director among other positions throughout her career.

Earning the “Coos Co. Realtor of the Year” award, among other top-producing broker accolades, Lisa was known throughout the state as being exceptionally ethical and trustworthy. Putting the needs of her clients first, Lisa brings energy and enthusiasm to the

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Windermere Homes & Estates is so excited to welcome Fatema Omar Zada to the company`s Rancho Bernardo office!

Fatema Omar Zada, a proud mother of four, has been a successful Real Estate agent throughout her 10 years + career with many awards to show including the Platinum award in 2004  and the Gold award in 2005 with her previous brokerage. Fatema has also been recognized as having "Expert" status in her field numerous times by multiple agencies.

Fatema has a strong background in engineering which contributes to her passion in dealing with construction and houses. She has earned the trust and respect of many satisfied clients and most of her business comes from referrals from her clients.

Most of her success can be attributed to her honesty,

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Windermere Homes & Estates is very happy to announce that Roselyn DeSander has joined the company`s Fallbrook office.

Roselyn specializes in selling fine homes and estates, with expertise in equestrian estates and ranches. According to Roselyn, “I have 35 years of experience as a Real Estate Agent, with my main focus being my clients best interest at all times. Being honest, serving them with pride with their Real Estate needs. I want them to be repeat clients and refer me to their friends and relatives.”

Roselyn has been a Realtor in California since 2000 and has been a consistent top listing agent with all of her previous firms, however, she has been in the industry for much longer. Roselyn was a Realtor in Michigan from 1974 to 1979.  Before

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The Markets. Fixed rates on home loans were stable and slightly lower for the third straight week. Freddie Mac announced that for the week ending November 26, 30-year fixed rates fell to 3.97% from 3.99% the week before. The average for 15-year loans remained at 3.17%. Adjustables were also unchanged, with the average for one-year adjustables stable at 2.44% and five-year adjustables staying at 3.01%. A year ago, 30-year fixed rates were at 4.29%, which continues to be higher than today's levels. Attributed to Frank Nothaft, vice president and chief economist, Freddie Mac -- "Fixed rates on home loans were little changed for the week, with 30-year fixed-rates declining to 3.97 percent. This comes during a week of uplifting economic news heading into the…
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Judy Goldberg, a Realtor at Windermere Homes & Estates in Carlsbad, kicked off her 4th Annual Food Drive in the Aviara community of Tramonto.

Judy said, "I coordinated this food drive for the 4th year to provide a decent Thanksgiving meal for others who have fallen on hard times. We have had an excellent turnout each year and have gotten anywhere from 200-400lbs of food to go to Brother Bennos.  It brings the neighborhood together and allows a time for each of us to give back.”

Judy hosted the food drive on Saturday, November 22nd by going door to door to pick up food from the neighbors.

This year, Judy collected over 390 pounds of food to give back to the local community! 

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Windermere Homes & Estates is excited to welcome Ramona Broekema to the company`s Santaluz office!

With a background in Education, Management and Counseling, Ramona brings her clients years of experience in problem solving, negotiation and effective communication.

According to Ramona, “I also bring an understanding of the importance of home ownership and the impact it can have on our everyday lives. Recognizing the importance of integrity and honor in all transactions, I am enthusiastically committed to every client and endeavor."

Welcome Ramona!

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Pam O`Donnell, Carol Mohan and Jennifer Frechette, three Realtors out of the Windermere Homes & Estates Aviara office hosted their 1st Annual Client Appreciation Party at the Belching Beaver Microbrewery in Vista.

They were able to catch up with clients and friends who support their business.  It was a unique venue providing a fun and relaxing atmosphere, with delicious craft beer, amazing Caribbean food provided by One Love and live music by Sweet Steel drummer, Julie Jaskula.

With over 100 people in attendance, the night was a complete success!

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Brian Gooding and Rich Johnson, Co-owners of Windermere Homes & Estates are proud to announce that Diane Kephart has joined the company`s Del Mar village office.

Diane is a seasoned agent in North County San Diego and has been a licensed agent since 1989. She also spent many years as a sales manager in the corporate world of technology before joining Prudential California Realty in 2003. She is experienced in both residential and commercial real estate.

Originally from the Silicon Valley Bay Area, she relocated to San Diego 13 years ago. Diane's focus is on North County and specializes in the coastal areas of San Diego, and often ventures out to other areas. Diane’s unsurpassed negotiating skills, high level of integrity along with her strong work

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Windermere Homes & Estates is extremely excited to announce that Lee Liptak has joined the company`s Rancho Bernardo office.

Lee is a native Californian and basically a native of San Diego.  Lee was born in Burbank, California, and moved to San Diego County in 1972 after enlisting in the Navy. After his tour of duty was over, he moved to Poway, purchased a home and raised his two sons.  Though he was a navigator in the Navy, he chose Mechanical Package Designing as a post navy career, working for some of the largest companies in San Diego over a span of 28 years. In 2004, Lee began practicing real estate and has spent the last 10 years advancing his knowledge of the San Diego County real estate market.

Lee’s Navigator training and Mechanical Design

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Alison Peterson with Windermere Homes & Estates has earned the nationally recognized Military Relocation Professional (MRP) Certification.  The National Association of REALTORS® confers the MRP certification to REALTORS® who want to help military personnel and veterans find housing solutions that best meet their needs and allow them to take full advantage of their military benefits.

When military staff and their families relocate, the services of a real estate professional who understands their needs and timetables can make the transfer easier, faster and less stressful.  REALTORS® who earn this certification know to work with active duty military buyers and sellers, as well as veterans.

Homeownership is an important part of the fabric of America,

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