From the monthly archives:

February 2010

Disc Golf

by Jacque on February 25, 2010

Disc Golf

I’d never heard of Disc Golf before this week. Looked it up on the web and found a park right in San Marcos, Ca that had a nine hole disc golf course that is open to the public and free to play. There is an art to throwing accurately that practice seems to improve.  The rules and terminology are similar to regular golf but without the fees.  Some young people were playing and were kind enough to explain the game to me.

Montiel Park Disc Golf Course

Disc Golf

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Bressi Ranch in Carlsbad, CA

by Jacque on February 22, 2010

Bressi Ranch in Carlsbad, Ca

Bressi Ranch in Carlsbad, CA 92009

Bressi Ranch Master Planned Community

An example of the “new urbanism” in Southern California is Bressi Ranch. Located in Carlsbad, CA 92009, this modern community was built in the past several years and still has some homes under construction.  The concept is a village core at the center with small shops, restaurants, and grocery stores. The walkable community is surrounded by walking trails, open space areas, children’s play areas, residences, schools, and office complexes.

New Urbanism

This modern way of creating communities that enhances connectivity, shared spaces, mixed uses, and renewable resources is the new rage in master planned communities in Southern California. Bressi Ranch is all of this.  Homes in Bressi Ranch reflect a diversity of exterior architecture which is pleasing.  McMansions dot some areas with large homes on  small lots with open spaces nearby for children to play, residents to gather, and trails leading to schools and shopping, thereby reducing the need for automobile traffic.  Roundabouts dot the neighborhoods, community facilities and amenities are prevalent, and social events and activities are becoming traditions.  There is much to see and do for all age groups.

Bressi Ranch video

Bressi Ranch in Carlsbad, CA

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Variable Price Marketing

February 21, 2010

What is Variable Price Marketing? It is marketing a home with a price range that the  seller will consider when offers are made on his home.  It doesn’t mean the home seller will accept any price within the range, only that he will consider it, and usually comes back with a higher counter offer.  Variable Price […]

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Leo Carrillo Ranch House

February 17, 2010

Leo Carrillo Rancho House Located in Rancho Carrillo neighborhood of Carlsbad, CA.  This was the working ranch house of the actor Leo Carrillo of the Cisco Kid television show.  He and his wife spent many weekends here during the 1930’s-1960’s. Video visit of the Leo Carrillo Ranch House property Leo Carrillo Ranch House

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First Time Home Buyer Credit

February 11, 2010
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The First Time Home Buyer Credit The First Time Home Buyer Credit is not as clear as it seems.  There are caviats and requirements that have to be met to qualify.  Here is the link to the information on this credit. First Time Home Buyer Credit

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Day Trip to Julian, Ca

February 1, 2010

Day Trip to Julian, CA One of my favorite things to do on a rare day off is get out of town for the day.  And one of my favorite places to go is to Julian, Ca.  Head out on Hwy 78 through Escondido, Ca past the Wild Animal Park towards Ramona on San Pasqual […]

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