Vista, CA Real Estate News

By Christine Wade, Operations Strategist / Online Business Manager
(Christine Wade)
There's still time! Let me help you get those holiday cards out quickly, conveniently and inexpensively. If you send me your contact list in Excel Format, I will upload it into my contact manager and send out real, high quality, glossy cards to your entire list...printed and mailed with a first class postage stamp. You need to allow 7-10 business days for the cards to arrive, plus 24 hours turn around time for my portion of the services. You can choose from thousands of cards (I will send you a guest username and password to give you temporary access to the card catalog once you email me that you are interested), or send me an image to put on the front for you. I can also create a completely customized card for you for a small additional charge. You won't need to lift a finger once you ...
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By Christine Wade, Operations Strategist / Online Business Manager
(Christine Wade)
Tip #12 - Rainmaker E-CentralI just now finished a training call provided by the Gooder Group, through my association with REVA Roundtable, on Rainmaker E-Central and I have to say that I am impressed!  The extent of content that they provide for both your website and your newsletter / drip email marketing campaigns is really extensive.  Their prices are very reasonable and you have great flexibility within the system, so if you are working with an html literate VA (much like myself) and you want to have your VA doctor up the pieces and really make them your own, that capability is definitely built in...which is awesome, because few systems allow that.  If you are looking for a great content provider / drip email campaign manager that does a wonderful job at capturing and converting le...
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By Christine Wade, Operations Strategist / Online Business Manager
(Christine Wade)
Virtual Assistant Association Challenges Virtual Assistants Worldwide to Donate to Local Food Banks Virtual Assistant industry rises to the occasion to help community food banks meet record number of families and others needing assistance this holiday season. Community food banks around the country are in dire need. With rising food prices and companies continuing to lay employees off in the declining economy, many local agencies are reporting a nearly 50% increase in demand from families needing assistance. Many of these agencies have bare pantry shelves or are otherwise not prepared to assist what many expect to be record numbers this year. Enter the Virtual Assistant community. In view of the rising need and coming holidays, the Virtual Assistance Chamber of Commerce has challenged V...
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By Christine Wade, Operations Strategist / Online Business Manager
(Christine Wade)
Vista residents, Nick (38 yrs. old) and Austin Wade (8 yrs. old) both placed in this past weekend's 40th Annual Lake Elsinore Grand Prix.  Nick, who was in the Vets 30+ Expert class, took 3rd in his class and 3rd overall in his race. (Nick Wade in the red gear above on the Honda)   Austin Wade, who was in the Mini 65CC Novice class, took 1st place in his class and 4th overall in his race. (Austin Wade, #21, in the red gear on the Kawasaki)   I was there to witness it first hand, as I am their wife and mother, respectively.  I was / am very proud of "my boys", and it was great to see that we had so many friends and family turn out to help us keep track of it all and to just be supportive of the boys...and me...because I am always a nervous wreck! Everyone made it out of the race safe and...
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By Christine Wade, Operations Strategist / Online Business Manager
(Christine Wade)
Most of you who read my blog know that I am a Real Estate Virtual Assistant and that I market / brand myself as "The 10 Hour VA" and that I believe in showing "The Value" that I can provide to you in just 10 hours per month.  I do not want my clients counting hours or pennies when working with me, I want them to focus on what I can accomplish for them in 10 hours every month.  I want to build that ongoing relationship, I want to show you the value and have a vested interest in your success as a real estate professional.  To describe my goal better, here's a paragraph from the home page on my website: My concept is that clients who partner with me for 10 hours per month, on retainer, have a clear outlined value that they can expect to receive.  I'm not going to punch a time clock, I am n...
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By Lela Hankins, CDPE, CRS, e-PRO, GRI
(RE/MAX UNITED)
A few weeks ago I had the chance to participate for the first time in Vistans ROC!  It is a volunteer project in its 10th year in Vista, California.  Each year, a neighborhood is selected by the City of Vista that needs some sprucing up.  This year, twenty-seven homes benefited from the help of OVER EIGHT HUNDRED volunteers!  The volunteers painted the exterior of the homes, landscaped, removed trash.  Volunteers came from local service organizations, business groups, retail stores, schools, and churches. In this photo, several members from the North San Diego Association of Realtors (in the blue aprons) worked on the house in the background.  The ones in pink tee shirts are also affiliated with the local Women's Council of Realtors.  It is amazing to see a team of 800 volunteers come ...
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By Christine Wade, Operations Strategist / Online Business Manager
(Christine Wade)
With the year's first Santa Ana getting ready to blow in this weekend, fire hazzards are on the rise.  There was the fire here in Vista yesterday on the corner of E. Vista Way and Foothill which was fully put out within a matter of hours.  Now today there is the fire burning over by Camp Pendleton...which from my house looks like it is actually two fires combining, but the news doesn't seem to portray that. Remember to keep the 100 feet defensible space around your home, especially at the height of this fire season.  Here is a link to more information on that. Here is the photo from the driveway of my home in the Warmlands area of Vista at about 5:00pm today...those aren't clouds...it's smoke.
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Mt Calavera & Vista Now, we're talking... aaahhhh Vista. This is where I live, and I love this town. It's about 7 miles from the coast; but where we live, we get a nice onshore breeze to keep us cool for most of the year. There are some valleys in Vista where it can get fairly warm, but still our temps are mild for the most part. Lot's of beautiful rolling hills here in Vista, and a sense of rural living in many areas. We've got beautiful horse ranches, great schools, stunning neighborhoods and plenty of agriculture to boot.     Vista is growing and changing everyday! The Vista Business Park is forecasted to grow, and as a result, add thousands of employment opportunities to our community. Our city draws people from surrounding areas to visit our parks, cultural events and historical si...
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By Robert Sizer, Associate Broker
(Andrew Arroyo Real Estate - Lic#01187872)
Having just received a call from my client's lender, stating that their particular loan program was going to expire by 7/15, requiring them to come up with an additional 2% down they don't have, I am compelled to find them a home they can close escrow on by that time.  Yesterday, I reported market statistics regarding the market in Oceanside, CA 92054 for detached homes priced under $500K.  There were a total of 108, of which 23 were bank owned, 12 were privately owned and an inordinate 55 were short sales.  Today, I am reporting market statistics for Vista, CA 92081, 92083 & 92084 for 4 Bedroom, detached homes under $450K.  An MLS search revealed a total of 59 detached homes, of which 10 are bank owned, only 6 are privately owned and a whopping 43 are short sales. Short sales are typic...
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By Gene Wunderlich, Realtor & Legislative Liaison
(1st Action Real Estate)
Tommy Thompson Yesterday I had the privilege to attend a memorial service for a Marine. Colonel Robert A. 'Tommy' Thompson was my fiance's Uncle. He was 92. I never had the opportunity to meet The Colonel. My loss. By all indications, he had a spectacular career, a wonderful life and was the kind of stand-up guy that defined out nation during some of it's proudest moments. Raised in Pennington Gap, VA., Tommy ran away and joined the Marines right after his 18th birthday in 1934, just days after his older brother had been killed in a mine accident - the only job opportunity that awaited Tommy in the dirt poor Appalachians during those days. Three years later, while serving as personal bodyguard to President Roosevelt at Warm Springs, GA., Tommy met my fiance's Aunt Lois who, like Roosev...
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By Dusty Brazil
(Century 21 United Brokers)
Looking in Moncado Springs in Vista?I was just checking out recently listed homes in Moncado Springs and found a great deal on this FORECLOSURE. Compared to the homes sold in Moncado Springs in the last year, here is the best steal of a deal on this just listed Moncado Springs Home for Sale in Vista. You can also Start your VISTA REAL ESTATE SEARCH HERE   Comparative Market Analysis         Property Type:   Single Family Detached       Status:   Sold SubjectProperty                         # MLS# Address ZIP COE BR Baths ESF LTP List Price LP/ SF Sold Price SP/ SF DOM 1  076075445  1717 CREEKSIDE LANE  92081  11/15/2007  4  2.5  2150  ER  $454,900      $212  $417,000  $194  28  2  081006886  1735 Creekside  92081  2/26/2008  4  2.5  2150  ER  $424,900      $198  $420,000  $195  3  3  07...
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By Dusty Brazil
(Century 21 United Brokers)
Shadowridge is a great community in Vista. Are  you familiar with the Shadowridge real estate market?If you want to get local info about Shadowridge Homes for sale, you have made it. Looking for Homes in Shadowridge? Try searching on my Shadowridge Vista Real Estate website. Maybe you are just looking for what your home is worth and you are stressed about a possible foreclosure situation. Either way, buying or selling, there are a bunch of bank owned homes in Vista, in Shadowridge right now. Here is a market snapshot of current homes for sale in Shadowridge and then of recently sold homes.  Currently as of 4/01/08 there are 55 homes for sale including condos and townhomes.        Comparative Market Analysis         Property Type:   Single Family Detached and Attached       Status:   Act...
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By Lorraine or Loretta Kratz, Certified Negotiation Consultants
(Crescent Moon Realty, Inc. & Land N Sea Auctions.)
This home is awaiting a happy owner. It is very clean has not been abused. Located in a gated community it is a rare find. No mello roos. Low HOA Fees.4 Bedrooms2.5 BathsEstimated SF is 2440Nice and easy to take care of back yard. Only $441,900Close to everything. Builders were Lucas & Mercier.Contact: Crescent Moon Realty, Inc.crescentmoonrealty@cox.net
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By Dusty Brazil- Escondido & Vista Realtor Search Escondido Vista Homes & Property
(Bank Owned Real Estate Finder BLOG)
Vista CA Bank Owned Homes For Sale, Shadowridge,Foreclosures and Short Sales: Vista CA Realtor Are you a patient buyer looking for a great deal on Vista Real Estate? I am sure you have most likely heard that there are more than a few Bank Owned Homes, REO, Short Sales and Foreclosures on the market. If you are looking to buy Vista CA Real Estate, START YOUR VISTA CA REAL ESTATE SEARCH HERE. Banks right now will take some ridiculuous offers on Foreclosed homes in Vista, Oceanside, San Marcos, Carlsbad, Encinitas, Escondido and all of San Diego County. If you do not have a Realtor in Vista, please feel free contact me, a local Vista Realtor, to help you buy or sell real estate in Vista or anywhere in North County San Diego.         If you are just browsing Vista Homes for sale, I have set...
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Eliot Rachman, GRI | Century 21 Award Carlsbad | 760-828-4474 1546 Green Oak, Vista, CA Large 4/3 home, aprox. 2119 s.f. One bedroom and one full bath downstairs. Has view of living from upper stair walk way. 4 Bdrm Single Family House offered at $499,000 Year Built 1990 Sq Footage 2,119 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms 3 full, 0 partial Floors Unspecified Parking 2 Car garage Lot Size Unspecified HOA/Maint $0 per month DESCRIPTION This Shadowridge Charmer is an incredible value. Large house for a little money, just waiting for a new owners finishing touches. Close to schools, shopping, major roadways. Sits on a long and quiet cul-de-sac street. One full bedroom and one full bath downstairs, great for office, guests or mother in-law. Spacious Master suite has Walk-in Closet, separate tub and showe...
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By Dusty Brazil- San Marcos CA Realtor San Marcos Bank Owned Homes Buyers Agent
(San Marcos Real Estate, Short Sales & Bank Owned Homes)
Shadowridge-Vista- Homes-For-Sale Vista Real EstateShadowridge Vista Homes for Sale Welcome to North County San Diego                and  C21Dusty.com                         Visit My Sites  Carlsbad Neighborhoods.com                 Encinitas Neighborhoods.com                 San Elijo Hills Real-Estate.com                              LiveInLeucadia.com !            LaCostaAviara.com           SURFCardiffHomes.com                             RanchoDelOroOceansideHomes.com        RealSolanaBeachHomes.com                   More to come! Welcome to Century 21 United Brokers  Welcome to Century 21 United Brokers, your source for Vista real estate.In today's competitive real estate market, timing is everything. Many good homes are sold before they are ever advertised. Beat other homebuyers...
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By Al Hackman, CCIM
(Alternative Realty Solutions, Inc.)
Vista will create more jobs and add more people than most San Diego County cities over the next twenty years.  These stats come from SANDAG (The San Diego Association of Governments).  Yet, the number of housing units will not be able to keep up with demand.Vista has some of the best buying opportunities in Southern California, in my opinion.  There are many beautiful homes on half an acre or more.  As Vista becomes more and more popular, I think the constraints on its future housing supply and its projected job growth will help transform the community. 
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