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Design Trends: Brass Accents

Brass accents are becoming more and more prevalent as we progress through 2018. Brass is a surprisingly warm and subtle alternative to the expected steel accents. It is much more understated and luxurious than it used to be and that is why we are seeing it in more homes! The thing about brass is that when done in a tasteful manner, it never goes out of style. While people may not be as interested in covering their rooms in wall-to-wall brass, it is well-suited to accent pieces, fixtures, lights and other smaller decor items. Check out a few photos for design inspiration!

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Black, white marble and bronze. See more marble inspirations at http://www.brabbu.com/en/inspiration-and-ideas/

The prettiest gold chandelier: Read More on SMP: http://www.stylemepretty.com/living/2016/05/10/master-the-perfect-touch-of-gold-like-this-design-pro/

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Brass accents & Grey cabinets | Modern Cape Cod kitchen at Bundy in Brentwood by Boswell Construction #buildboswell

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Coastal Premier Properties Welcomes Lauren Anderson

Coastal Premier Properties is happy to welcome Lauren Anderson! Lauren will be working out of our La Costa office.

Lauren Anderson Welcome

Lauren Anderson is a San Diego native and was born and raised in North County. Her family has deep roots in the community and moved from the East Coast in the early 1900’s settling outside of Fallbrook. North County has been Lauren’s home for the majority of her life minus a year she lived in Vail, Colorado. She aided in the opening of a new restaurant and took lead with the training and hiring of new staff. After the restaurant was up and running she had to move back because she believes there is no where better to live than San Diego. She has a passion for this community and love sharing all it has to offer.

Lauren attained her Bachelors Degree in Business Finance at California State University San Marcos in 2006. Her degree gave her a wealth of knowledge in finance and expanded her knowledge of critical thinking and negotiations. Lauren feels that it sets her ahead of other agents who may not have experience understanding financial documents and negotiations.

Post college she spent the early part of her career working as a credit analyst for a leasing company and then worked in international accounting and domestic commissions. The recession of 2009 changed the course of her career to restaurant management and training. In 2015 she was looking for her next step and found Real Estate was exactly what she was looking for. Lauren blends her knowledge in finance and her extensive background in customer service to meet her clients needs, how to listen, and how to tailor ideas and insights so everyone gets what they need. Buying or selling a house can be stressful, but it doesn’t have to be. Lauren believes you should love where you live and enjoy the process of finding it, and she is there to help with both.

Click here to contact Lauren! For more information about Coastal Premier Properties, visit our website.

Recipe: Summer Farro Salad with Grilled Steak

What You Need:

  • 1 c. farro

  • 2 medium bell peppers

  • 5 tbsp. olive oil

  • 1 1/2 lb. boneless beef top loin steaks, thinly sliced

  • 1 1/2 c. corn

  • 4 c. kale leaves, chopped with ribs removed

  • 1/4 c. balsamic vinegar

How To:

  1. Heat grill on medium-high. Cook farro as label directs.
  2. Toss bell peppers, seeded and quartered, with 2 tablespoons olive oil. Season boneless beef top loin steaks with 1⁄2 teaspoon salt. Grill steak and peppers, covered, 2 to 4 minutes per side or until steak is cooked to desired doneness and peppers are charred. Chop peppers.
  3. Toss farro with peppers, corn, kale leaves, balsamic vinegar, 3 tablespoon olive oil and 3⁄4 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Thinly slice steak; serve over farro.

May 2018 Real Estate Market in Review

May’s San Diego real estate market in review: As of May 2018, the median detached home in San Diego County sold for $625,000 up 7.8% from the previous year.

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As of  May 2018, the median attached home (including condos, townhomes, and twinhomes in San Diego County sold for $411,500, up 6.9% from last year.

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The average detached home in San Diego spent 32 days on the market.

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Condos, twinhomes, and townhomes in San Diego spent an average of 26 days on the market.

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As of May 2018, the average seller of a detached home in San Diego County receives 97.6% of the original list price at the close of the sale.

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As of May 2018, the owners of attached properties (condos, twinhomes, and townhomes) retained 98.6% of the original list price.

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The inventory of homes in San Diego County is still very low.

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The supply of attached properties is also quite low.

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Are you interested in seeing this breakdown for your San Diego community or zipcode? Let us know!

House 2 Home Success Stories: Montellano Terrace

We have discovered that the best way to sell a San Diego house quickly and for the best price is to turn it into a home.

We have aligned ourselves with the best in the business to do whatever it takes to prepare a house for sale and turn it into a buyer’s dream home. Whether it’s painting, replacing carpet or flooring, landscaping,cosmetic repairs, or staging, we know what to do to prepare your home to shine.

The House 2 Home Program was created as a way to showcase these seller services. Whether you’re currently still living in a home or are selling a vacant property, we will be happy to discuss our plan to prepare your home for the San Diego Market.

We’ll take you inside a few of the homes that have benefited from our House 2 Home Program. Real sellers, real homes, real measurable results. These are their stories:

Montellano Terrace

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Previously Listed With 1 Other Broker BEFORE House 2 Home

Days on Market AFTER House 2 Home: 12 Days

What We Did: We painted walls, painted cabinets, installed new flooring, carpet, lighting and counter tops. We then staged the house, and took professional photos.

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Design Trends: Vintage Rugs

Rugs go a long way towards elevating rooms into something special — yet they are still functional. In just a few square feet of space, they also pack in personality and pattern. A vintage rug can add a nice warm environment in every room throughout the house. Take a look at a couple of these spaces below for inspiration!

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We asked interior designers to share their biggest apartment decorating mistakes that secretly make them cringe every single time. Are you guilty?

I love getting questions about items in my home and since my apartment tour I have had an overwhelming number of questions about the vintage rug in my living room. Turkish style rugs are very popular right now and I love a plethora of both old and new. I purchased my vintage Turkish rug at the …

Why It Could Be Beneficial to Invest in San Diego Real Estate

San Diego is world renowned for it’s beautiful coastal wild life, historical and modern cities, and of course its sunny, beach culture. There is no doubt that San Diego attracts tourists and visitors from all around the world to experience the San Diego lifestyle. Both locals and outsiders can both agree that San Diego is a beautiful place with an overabundance of exciting activities and new adventures to embark on, but one also has to wonder if San Diego is also a good place to invest in property or to own a home?

Currently, the overall US housing market is thriving and many individuals are looking to invest in property all over the country, but of course there are some specific location that would be better than others to invest in property. Experts conclude that San Diego housing prices will continue to increase, and even if there is an unexpected decline, it will still be above the rate of inflation. In the NAR Quarterly Report released in February, 2016 it was that San Diego ranked 5th in the most expensive housing markets in the United States where the median sales price was up 5.9% at $486,000. However like many other cities, economists predict that San Diego’s surge up in home prices will start to slow as some estimate that it is close to peaking.

In terms of rent prices, San Diego was ranked number 10 in American cities where rent was growing the fastest. There is a high level of competitiveness among renters in San Diego since the rent-ability is only around 5% in latest statistics, however this can mean great news for property investors and landowners. If the property you are investing in is decent condition in a fairly nice location, you will receive many applications and options to rent out your house or apartment. With this level of competition and demand, owning a property and renting it out is an effective and smart way to have another solid source of income and increase cash flow.

San Diego is also one of the few places in the US where out-of-town investors are encouraged and willing to invest and buy property. Due to San Diego’s low crime rates, comfortable climate, and a bustling economy in the tourism, technological, and medical fields, non-San Diegans have goods reasons to safely invest in property with minimal risk. Finally, the cultural and ethnic diversity in San Diego makes its a very warm and welcoming city; on top of which, San Diego is also renowned place to live for it’s top rated schools, efficient public transportation, and is environmentally aware and friendly. There is no question that San Diego is a great and amazing city and owning or investing in a property here would only be beneficial and positive!

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Coastal Premier Properties Welcomes Karla Escalante-Freitag

Coastal Premier Properties is happy to welcome Karla Escalante-Freitag! Karla will be working out of our Del Mar office.

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About Karla:

Karla Escalante-Freitag was born and raised in Mexico City, but has since lived in various areas throughout San Diego for 20 years. After moving around she finally settled in La Jolla, where she lives now with her husband Erik, their four-year-old boy Leyton, and rescue dog Oscar.

Karla has worked in the mortgage industry for 3.5 years and has an entrepreneurial background, having worked in the Import/Export industry for 10 years as a purchaser/liaison. As part of her experience dealing with suppliers and customers from all over the world, she had the opportunity to travel to different countries learning skills to negotiate under pressure and showing her how to prioritize her clients so they get the best deal possible. Karla is bilingual, speaking English and Spanish. She joined CPP because she believes in the power of a strong team. While having a humble attitude, she encompasses confidence that affects others in a positive way.

Karla is an avid tennis player and has played tennis since she was four years old.  Traveling is one of her favorite activities, as she enjoys going to foreign countries and experiencing different cultures and traditions. Other hobbies of Karla’s include staying healthy and working out.

Karla feels the most fulfilled when she is able to help someone; she has done several donation drives to help people and animals in need and enjoys giving back to the community with activities like building houses with Habitat for Humanity. Karla is very passionate about helping the less fortunate and is the most happy when she is improving the lives of others. She strives for professionalism, yet Karla likes to have fun during the process. In addition, she wants her clients to enjoy, and cherish the home buying process forever.

Click here to contact Karla! You can also find her on Facebook and LinkedIn. For more about Coastal Premier Properties, visit our website!

Recipe: Low-Cal Fettuccine Alfredo

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What you need:

  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • 2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup low-fat (2%) milk
  • Kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons Neufchtel or low-fat cream cheese
  • 3/4 cup grated parmesan cheese, plus more for topping
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 12 ounces fresh fettuccine
  • Freshly ground pepper

How To:

  1. Make the sauce: Melt the butter in a skillet over medium heat. Add the garlic and lemon zest and cook until the garlic is slightly soft, about 1 minute. Add in the flour and cook, stirring with a wooden spoon, 1 minute. Whisk in the milk and 3/4 teaspoon salt and cook, whisking constantly, until just thickened, about 3 minutes. Add the Neufchatel and parmesan cheese; whisk until melted, about 1 minute. Stir in the chopped parsley.
  2. Meanwhile, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the fettuccine and cook until al dente, 2 to 3 minutes. Reserve 1 cup cooking water, then drain the pasta and return to the pot.
  3. Add the sauce and 1/2 cup of the reserved cooking water to the pasta and gently toss to combine, adding more cooking water as needed to loosen. Season with salt. Divide among bowls and top with parmesan and pepper.

Design Trends: Patterned Flooring

Are you tired of your dull tile floors? Give your kitchen a face-lift with bold patterned floors! From geometric shapes to exotic Moroccan-inspired designs, there are a variety of ways a patterned floor can spice up any boring room! This trend can facilitate a variety of different themed homes as well. Take this idea and make it fit to your style of home by adding personal touches.  Take a look at a couple of these spaces below for inspiration!

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A small but powerful kitchen. Loving the all black with a patterned floor. By @elenagorenshtein via @neststudiohardware • • • • • •…

Keep your wall tiles simple and make a statement with gorgeous patterned floor tiles.

Painting your kitchen with chalkpaint. Interesting. Love that geometric floor!

Alternatively run wood floors throughout and add a colorful runner instead of patterned floor.

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