There’s nothing more relaxing than a beach vacation. As San Diego residents, we are lucky enough to be able to escape to the beach all year long.

Even those with the beach in their own backyard can find it hard to avoid the ordinary stresses in life. From stressful work days, long commutes and busy social lives, it can be hard to find time to unwind.

Whether you have some time off on the weekend or are looking for a short vacation, San Diego has everything you need to switch off and stay in the moment. When visiting the city, it is too easy to go to the big tourist sites – places like the San Diego Zoo or SeaWorld – and not to other local favorites that are more unique to the city.

Take a Walk in the Park

A stroll in the park is a great way to…

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Located off the pacific coast of California is where you will find one of the most amazing coastal cities in all of America. This is a place of health, happiness and fun! It has great beaches, awesome parks, and weather that will keep you happy and comfortable all year long. San Diego, California is a west coast paradise. For those living there, San Diego provides great entertainment, delicious food, and down to earth people. It can be a bit pricey here, but the quality of life is hard to beat. Choosing where to live in San Diego can be tough because there are so many great places to be. That's why we found the top four San Diego neighborhoods to choose from. You should be able to get a sense of what to expect from these neighborhoods. Who knows, you…

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Let’s face it--there are just some things that San Diego does better than any place else. California’s first city has had no trouble holding the title of one of the nation’s number one vacation destinations. Other California cities may tout glitz and glam, but San Diego has long held the position of the state’s top spot, thanks to its numerous activities, nightlife, weather and pristine beaches (not to mention plenty of glitz and glam). In 2018, the list of reasons San Diego should be made into your new home is endless.

There’s plenty more motives not only to visit, but also to consider buying a home. Whether you’re looking for the perfect place to raise your family, or for the best place to “hang loose,” San Diego tops the list as one of the best…

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There are many ways to go about renovating your property for higher return on investment, or “ROI”. When you are first starting out, it may seem hard to figure out where to begin. So, you want to know which renovations money can be put towards in order to get the most return in the end. Great projects to start with are the bathroom, the yard, and the kitchen. All three of these have proven to bring in around 90-100% ROI in remodel situations.  

The bathroom

A bathroom remodel has one of the highest returns out of the whole home. Knowing the ins and outs of how to save money in the bathroom renovation can help you even further. Start by remodeling the parts of the bathroom that make the room pop. Make the vanity big and beautiful and try get a new…

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California is the most populated state in the country so it’s no surprise there are dozens of beautiful destinations border to border. With so many to choose from, picking several within reasonable driving distance is challenging. Stop at these 10 spots and you are guaranteed an ultimate Cali road trip from San Diego.

1. San Luis Obispo

Starting in San Luis Obispo, the northern tip of SoCal, you’ll find gorgeous hiking and tons of locally owned shops. Nestled halfway between LA and San Francisco, this beautiful college town is an easy add to any Cali road trip. I recommend coming in from the north on Highway 1. It’s the prettiest coastal drive, and the perfect start to any trip.

Outdoor adventure seekers should check out Bishop Peak, the highest…

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San Diego is a magical place. It’s less crowded than San Francisco or Los Angeles, and slightly less expensive, too. San Diego has miles and miles of gorgeous coastline, and thanks to year-round sunshine it’s also a great place for outdoor fanatics. If you’ve recently moved to the area, then it’s time to explore!


One of the best beaches and attractions the city has to offer is Coronado Island, just over the bridge. Some of the best things to do in San Diego include paddling through waves at Coronado Beach on either a kayak or surfboard. One might also enjoy hiking on the beautiful sandstone cliffs at Torrey Pines State Reserve, laughing alongside silly sea lions at La Jolla Cove, playing golf at Torrey Pines, and treating your taste buds to new…

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By Katie Bassett


Homeowners in San Diego still believe they are feeling the aftermath of the 2008 recession, due to a scarce amount of homes available in the metropolitan. Truth is, while home inventory can be nerve-racking, promising indicators in San Diego real estate trends should have homeowners optimistic. First, it is important to assess the factors that affect the amount of homes on the market.


What effects housing inventory in San Diego?

  1. Wages and Inflation. Jobs and income have a direct correlation with San Diego’s housing inventory, and this metric has slowly been recovering since the recession in 2008. While the economy has been improving substantially since then, home prices continue to increase at a faster pace compared…

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Coldwell Banker Recruits $121M Producing DeSouza Team

Published on September 8, 2016  •  Real Estate News  •  Share:                     



One of La Jolla’s top-producing teams, the DeSouza Team led by Dennis DeSouza, has associated with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage. The team’s current office in Bird Rock will become Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage’s 24th office location in Greater San Diego, expanding the company’s sphere of influence throughout Southern California even further. DeSouza brings more than 22 years of real estate experience and is backed by a team comprised of agents averaging over 11 years of experience each. “The decision to come to Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage was…

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Dennis DeSouza recently completed the sale of what is arguably La Jolla's most sought after ocean front residence. This sale marks the highest sale in 2016 for La Jolla real estate at $14,000,000. The home located on Camino de la Costa La Jolla, Ca and sits just north of world famous Windansea Beach. A spectacular home with walls of floor to ceiling glass capturing amazing views from nearly every room. This home is truly one of a kind!

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Hotels along Del Mar Shores
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Summer is shaping up nicely for the City of Del Mar. Recent new stories share some things that residents and buyers of real estate in Del Mar have to look forward to in the coming months. From the summer season at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, to a commitment to a brand new Climate Action Plan, Del Mar has exciting things in store. Three of the most recent news stories to come out of Del Mar are listed below:

1. Del Mar Thoroughbred Club’s 2016 summer racing season starts July 15th

The Del Mar Thoroughbred Club’s 2016 summer racing season Opening Day is on July 15th. The 77th summer is comprised of a 39-day season with 43 stakes worth more than $7.5 million, including the $1 million dollar TVG Pacific Classic on August…

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