Vista, CA Real Estate News

By John DL Arendsen, Crest Backyard Homes "ADU" dealer & RE Developer
(CREST "BACKYARD' HOMES, ON THE LEVEL General & Manufactured Home Contractor, TAG Real Estate Sales & Investments)
SoCal Turf Removal Rebate Program Has Come To An End As of Last Thur. On July 8th I submitted a post Titled  "SoCal Turf Removal Program Rebate Could Earn You Thousands of Dollars". As of this past Thursday the Southern California Water District has halted this program has come to an end I felt that inasmuch as I posted this on the AR platform that I should inform anyone who may have read it and perhaps shared it with others that it has indeed ended. Sorry for any inconvenience.  I will still follow up next wee with the AFTER photos I promised just to show anyone who might be interested what can be done to conserve water by removing grass/turf and replacing it with a nice drought tolerant landscape with drip and rotary irrigation.
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By John DL Arendsen, Crest Backyard Homes "ADU" dealer & RE Developer
(CREST "BACKYARD' HOMES, ON THE LEVEL General & Manufactured Home Contractor, TAG Real Estate Sales & Investments)
SoCal Turf Removal Program RebateCould Earn You Thousands of Dollars I recently found out about this program downloaded the free enrollment package, submitted it and voila...................I'm now qualified to receive in excess of a $10,000  rebate for removing my existing turf/grass and replacing it with drought tolerant landscape that frankly I find much more attractive than a mundane plot of land with a glob of grass that you get to water, mow, weed and watch grow. Whoopee!!! Here's how it works. Please take a few moments to peruse the information below and if you think you qualify by all means take some more time and fill out the application and submit it while the funds are still available. It's a win win for you your neighborhood and your environment. The photos show the property...
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By John DL Arendsen, Crest Backyard Homes "ADU" dealer & RE Developer
(CREST "BACKYARD' HOMES, ON THE LEVEL General & Manufactured Home Contractor, TAG Real Estate Sales & Investments)
Inspired By A Post I Just Read This Morning by Steven Hawrylak. Steven Hawrylak What is your idea of a "Dream Home"?  Indeed I have always wanted to live in my dream home so in 1980 I decided to do something about it. I wanted a large home with an ideal climate on a flat hilltop with an ocean view not far from the ocean as I have a family of surfers and we've always lived close to the beach. So I started my search in the beautiful North San Diego County area. It took me about 3 years but that was OK because by that time we were reeling from the Carter years and our first Savings and Loan debacle whence interest rates had sky rocketed from 18-21% causing home values to plummet by 50% or more depending on the area. But I kept looking and one day in the beautiful town of Vista, CA I found ...
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By Cody Haworth, Carlsbad Homes for Sale
(Four Seasons Properties)
 When it comes to escrow services your escrow officer is a key component to making the transaction successful. It is key to use a company that you trust and you have open communication with if you have the choice to choose services. We have had the pleasure of working with Adrienne Hofreiter of Preferred Escrow Services on serveral transactions. She handled our file with care and always kept all parties in the loop. In a Real Estate transaction it is key that everyone is on the same page at all times. We were always able to get a hold of someone at the office even when Adrienne was helping other clients. If you are in need of an Escrow Officer who will handle your file with priority please take our advice and contact Adrienne! Her office is located in Carlsbad off of Palomar Airport Rd....
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By Cody Haworth, Carlsbad Homes for Sale
(Four Seasons Properties)
  Looking to sell?? Here are common mistakes that willlessen the value of your home.  1.   Overly upgrading- When upgrading your home, make sure you are spending money that will get you a possible return. If you put up remote control blinds in a $250,000 home in a bad part of town you are not going to get your money back from that investment. Try putting in new carpet or doing a fresh paint job those are things that really make sense to most buyers.    Lack of upgrading- Did you put in a lot of money towards an upgraded kitchen but nothing else in the house is upgraded? Yes, the kitchen is nice but now the rest of the house looks even more out dated. Try taking care of the main items that will create a sense of flow in your floor plan/design.  Overly customized- Yes, YOU probably love a...
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Top 5 things to do in Vista, California. Whether you are planning a trip or a move you won’t be disappointed.  1. Alta Vista Botanical Gardens-A great way to get in some art education and a walk in nature all into one visit.  A great place to take the kids for an interactive learning experience. 2. City Parks- There are several parks in the vista area to visit. Dogs are welcome but must be on a leash.•   Breeze Hill Park, 645 S. Melrose Dr.•   Bub Williamson Park, 530 Grapevine Rd.•   Buena Vista Ballfields, 1851 S. Melrose Dr.•   Buena Vista Park Pond (& Open Space), 1601 Shadowridge Dr.•   Civic Center Park, 200 Civic Center Dr.•   Luz Duran Park, 340 E. Townsite Dr.•   Shadowridge Park, 2101 Lupine Hills Dr.•   South Buena Vista Park, 1602 Mountain Pass Cir. (Includes off-leash Dog P...
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By Rob Denny, "Dream Home Specialist"
(HomeSmart Realty West)
Rhythm & Brews Comes To VistaWhere: Vista Village District, Vista CA 92084Hours: Vip 11:00-4 GA Noon-4What: 4th Annual Rhythm And BrewsCost:  $35-$60 Buy Tickets Contact: Website http://www.sdrhythmandbrews.com/4th Annual Show Brings Great Beer And Music To VistaJoin us for the 4th Annual Rhythm & Brews Music and Craft Beer Festival presented by the San Diego Brewers Guild. Once again Rhythm & Brews continues the tradition of bringing many of the nation's most popular craft beers together with talented musicians in a beautiful outdoor festival located in the historic Vista Village district. There will be 50 Breweries, seven bands and 2 stages! The event raises funds for the San Diego Brewers Guild and Fight ALD. The San Diego Brewers Guild features major events in both the spring and t...
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By John DL Arendsen, Crest Backyard Homes "ADU" dealer & RE Developer
(CREST "BACKYARD' HOMES, ON THE LEVEL General & Manufactured Home Contractor, TAG Real Estate Sales & Investments)
          ISIS CRISIS    Coming To A Neighborhood Near You  Should the Real Estate Industry be concerned about this growing threat? I know there's been several posts submitted to AR recently about bearing arms, traveling in pairs, meeting in public places, etc. due to some of the strange things that have happened to them while in the line of their daily RE duties i.e. open houses, being followed by strangers, stalking, etc.   However, what about terrorism? I know it's a very difficult subject to discuss and lots of folks literally choke on it. But could it become a reality? If so how might it impact us in our real estate farms, communities, neighborhoods and homes. It's a known fact that technology can zero in on our whereabouts everywhere, anywhere, and at anytime in any neighborhood....
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By John DL Arendsen, Crest Backyard Homes "ADU" dealer & RE Developer
(CREST "BACKYARD' HOMES, ON THE LEVEL General & Manufactured Home Contractor, TAG Real Estate Sales & Investments)
We are seeking Tax Lien and pre foreclosure sales   We are seeking Tax Lien and pre foreclosure sales in San Diego, Riverside and Orange County. We can pay cash and close in 10 days for 1-4 unit residential or commercial properties that meet our buying criteria. Please contact me on my cell at 760 815-6977 or email me anytime.  john.arendsen.curtcher@gmail.com    Call On Us Anytime To BE Your Go To Guys For   Information & Knowledge About   FOUNDATION & EARTHQUAKE    RETROFITTING & REPAIR   for your HOME, COMMERCIAL,    INDUSTRIAL or FACTORY   BUILT STRUCTURE   We pay cash for distressed single family homes, condos, town homes, du, tri or 4 plexes, apartments, etc. If you  meet our buying criteria and are located in San Diego County, Orange County, South Riverside County, Hemet, Perris,...
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By Dusty Brazil, Realtor specializing in North County & Coastal SD
(Pacific Sotheby's International Realty- Serving all of San Diego County & South Orange County)
Do you own a piece of property in Vista California and want to know WHAT YOUR HOME IS WORTH?                          I've got a new tool that I've justed added to my website to help folks find out what the value of their home is in Vista and the greater San Diego real estate market. Right now is a great time to consider selling, inventory is the biggest challenge home buyers are facing right now and the pickings are slim. If you are thinking about putting your home up for sale in Vista CA, start here to find out what your home is worth in Vista using my website!                   After you find out what your home is worth in Vista be sure to look at all Vista CA homes for sale currently on the market ( your competition). If you are a home buyer, then please use the link below to start ...
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By John DL Arendsen, Crest Backyard Homes "ADU" dealer & RE Developer
(CREST "BACKYARD' HOMES, ON THE LEVEL General & Manufactured Home Contractor, TAG Real Estate Sales & Investments)
Bring Us Your Tired, Your Broken, Your Neglected Distressed Homes   We will pay $CASH$ and close in 10 days or less for single family homes or 1-4 unit duplexes, condos, townhomes or apartments that meet our $500,000 ARV buying criteria.   We are looking for distressed properties with foundation, structural or drainage related issues. We will also consider burn outs, flooded or structurally damaged and unsound or unsafe (RED TAGGED) properties.   Our target areas are Vista, San Marcos, Escondido, Fallbrook, Valley Center, Bonsall, Rainbow, Oceanside, Carlsbad, La Costa, Leucadia, Encinitas, Cardiff and Salona Beach.   We will consider Mobile/Manufactured homes along coastal areas in rent lease communities or in any resident owned communities in the same cities.    Call On Us Anytime To ...
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By John DL Arendsen, Crest Backyard Homes "ADU" dealer & RE Developer
(CREST "BACKYARD' HOMES, ON THE LEVEL General & Manufactured Home Contractor, TAG Real Estate Sales & Investments)
TERRORISM?   Not In My Backyard? We Need Neighborhood Watch On steroids.   TERRORISM     Yes, it's a very ugly word and no one likes to even hear the word let alone discuss it or even think about it. In fact many folks living in the USA in the comforts and confines of their humble abode think that anyone who does talk about it is a conspiracy theorist or perhaps even some kind of nut case.   Well, call me a nut case if you wish but having been a DISASTER RESPONSE CONTRACTOR for the past 3 decades I can tell you first hand that those who find themselves a victim after any disaster are either very lucky and fortunate to have taken the time to heed the warnings and advice and get and stay prepared for a disaster or certainly wish they had if they didn't.  If they didn't they are now more t...
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By John DL Arendsen, Crest Backyard Homes "ADU" dealer & RE Developer
(CREST "BACKYARD' HOMES, ON THE LEVEL General & Manufactured Home Contractor, TAG Real Estate Sales & Investments)
Foundation Maintenance. Things A Homeowner Needs To Know.   With what could be a very wet and rainy year for San Diegians County wide there is a very good liklihood that many homeowners will experience some type of foundation and/or drainage issue be it during the rainy season or perhaps even months or even years later. We hope you will find this information useful in helping you better understand the tell tails and warning signs that you may have a problem     Call On Us Anytime To BE Your Go To Guys For   Information & Knowledge About   FOUNDATION RETROFITTING & REPAIR   for your HOME, COMMERCIAL,    INDUSTRIAL or FACTORY   BUILT STRUCTURE   We pay cash for distressed single family homes, condos, town homes, du, tri or 4 plexes, apartments, etc. If you  meet our buying criteria and ar...
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By John DL Arendsen, Crest Backyard Homes "ADU" dealer & RE Developer
(CREST "BACKYARD' HOMES, ON THE LEVEL General & Manufactured Home Contractor, TAG Real Estate Sales & Investments)
What A Fantastic and Timely     Christmas Memory     For So Many of Us   At a radio station in Québec Canada, a young man stepped into the studio to sing Elvis's eternal Christmas classic. When he started playing he sounded unmistakably like the real thing. The radio show staff just sat back in awe at his spot on performance of the all-time great artist.   Share 358k   "Like" Us If You Enjoyed :)  
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By Kyle Whissel, Who Represents You Matters
(Whissel Realty)
Contact info:  Kyle Whissel | Whissel Realty | 619-618-7997 355 Windy Lane, Vista, CA 92083        2/25 Edit photos  3/25 Edit photos  4/25 Edit photos  5/25 Edit photos  6/25 Edit photos  7/25 Edit photos  8/25 Edit photos  9/25 Edit photos  10/25 Edit photos  11/25 Edit photos  12/25 Edit photos  13/25 Edit photos  14/25 Edit photos  15/25 Edit photos  16/25 Edit photos  17/25 Edit photos  18/25 Edit photos  19/25 Edit photos  20/25 Edit photos  21/25 Edit photos  22/25 Edit photos  23/25 Edit photos  24/25 Edit photos  25/25 Edit photos   For Sale Details   Price $260,000 HOA/Maintenance $323 per month For Sale By Agent/Broker   Property Details   Type Condo Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms 2 Square Feet 1,365 Lot Size -- Number of Floors 2 Year Built 1987 Parking Spaces 2 Parking Type Garage La...
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By John DL Arendsen, Crest Backyard Homes "ADU" dealer & RE Developer
(CREST "BACKYARD' HOMES, ON THE LEVEL General & Manufactured Home Contractor, TAG Real Estate Sales & Investments)
Foundation Problems? Tips for Hiring a Foundation Contractor Part 3     In Part 1 we discussed FOUNDATION REPAIR INFORMATION for Homeowners and Engineers. Part 2 addressed FOUNDATION ISSUES and the Cost Involved. Part 3 will address:   Tips for Hiring a Foundation Repair Contractor     Foundation work is definitely not a do-it-yourself project, so it makes good sense to get at least three licensed contractors to give you a detailed proposal along with an assessment of your issues. The average inspection takes about two hours. Ron Davidson of Ram Jack Systems also offers the following advice and precautionary measures:   - Educate yourself on foundation repair methods and ask a lot of questions. Don’t make your final decision based on advertising and cheap prices. If it sounds too good t...
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By Solutions Real Estate San Diego, Expert Real Estate Advisors in San Diego
(Solutions Real Estate)
Casielos is a great little neighborhood in the Shadowridge community. The community has no HOA or Mello Roos, easily maintained lots, some with pools, and some with incredible views of South Buena Vista Park! This neighborhood has a great price point of between $500,000 - $600,000, is conveniently located to parks, Palomar Airport Road, and the 78. You'll find Casielos homes for sale listed with other Shadowridge homes.      Contact me today to check out wonderful homes in Casielos, or any of the other desireable Shadowridge neighborhoods!    Christiana (Christy) LundyCA BRE #01961048Solutions Real Estate(310) 430-8976SoldByLundy@gmail.comwww.christylundyRE.com
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By John DL Arendsen, Crest Backyard Homes "ADU" dealer & RE Developer
(CREST "BACKYARD' HOMES, ON THE LEVEL General & Manufactured Home Contractor, TAG Real Estate Sales & Investments)
Rain Is Coming San Diego. How's your Drainage? Are You Ready?   It looks like San Diego is bracing for what could be a wet beginning to our much needed and long overdue rainy. Albeit San Diego desperately needs rain and has gone without much of it for several years rain can be a real nuisance if you're not prepared for it.    Bad DRAINAGE OR NO DRAINAGE at all under and around your home can cost homeowners tens of thousands of dollars and insurance companies millions. Here's a few signs you could become one of those very unpleasant statistics.   In the photo above right  you can see a drain line leading to the storm drain system at the curb of the property. This is probably the single biggest cause of drainage issues to your property and especially your home.    There's really no excuse...
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By John DL Arendsen, Crest Backyard Homes "ADU" dealer & RE Developer
(CREST "BACKYARD' HOMES, ON THE LEVEL General & Manufactured Home Contractor, TAG Real Estate Sales & Investments)
Remember "The Cat In The Hat"? If So You Remember Dr. Seuss   For those of us who raised our kids in the 80's & 90's here's something you may not want to miss. No, it's not about real estate I understand. However, it was an era that many of us remember all too well.   INGENIOUS! THE WORLD OF DR. SEUSS      November 22, 2014 to December 31, 2015 A joyous and exuberant celebration of the art of the world’s most popular children’s book author, artistic genius and beloved San Diegan, plus fun-filled family activities! This colorful and fantastical exhibition immerses visitors in the world of Dr. Seuss, illuminating him as the world’s most beloved children’s author and an artist in his own right. The whimsical, fun-filled experience conveys the exuberance and creative genius in Dr. Seuss boo...
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By John DL Arendsen, Crest Backyard Homes "ADU" dealer & RE Developer
(CREST "BACKYARD' HOMES, ON THE LEVEL General & Manufactured Home Contractor, TAG Real Estate Sales & Investments)
  Boomers Candidates For Future Home Ownership? Or More Content to rent?   10,000 Baby Boomers will be hitting retirement age everyday for the next 15 to 20 years. Millions, me being one of them, currently own large 3 to 5 bdm homes with big yards and lots of ongoing maintenance issues. They're now starting to downsize by the thousands. Anybody have a crystal ball? What do you think all these folks will do for housing for the rest of their lives?   I've got my opinion and I'm starting to see it surface everywhere in my farm nowadays. It's like a zeitgeist right before my very eyes and I don't see any end in sight anytime soon. However, today's seniors have myriad options available to them. Do they sell their home and move into a smaller one i.e. a condo, town home, manufactured home co...
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