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April 2014

Found 8 blog entries for April 2014.

By Tyson Lund

Tax Breaks for Senoirs RelocatingAs strange as it may seem, homeowners who sell one home and buy another one of equal or lesser value can sometimes suffer a large increase in their property tax. It’s helpful to understand how this seemingly strange result can occur, and it’s important to understand how to avoid it when possible. In California, two laws, Propositions 60 and 90, shield senior citizens from such a tax increase in many cases. Seniors who are aware of the problem and the legal solution can protect themselves by acting promptly when changing residences. We’ll briefly explain the matter here. When the time comes, you can ask your realtor or tax advisor for help with the details.

How can moving to a home even of lesser value sometimes cause an increased tax?

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1194 Via Zamia, Encinitas, CA 92024

6 bed/ 7 Baths with 2 Two-car Garages – $2,400,000

Live and play on the gorgeous Encinitas Ranch Golf Course in this stunning 5,355 square foot home with 5 bedrooms, 5.5 baths, and a guest casita with full bath. This stunning home is truly a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to own a piece of paradise.

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Spacious interior spaces include family room and nook arrangement off the expansive kitchen with granite counters.  A formal dining area features elegant hardwood floors and French doors that open on to an outdoor dining patio.

The backyard looks out onto the golf course and features a free form pool, spa, large grass area, covered sitting area, fireplace, and fire-pit, making

this an

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By Garrett Lund

Selling your home can be a daunting task if you don’t know where to begin. One of the keys to a successful home sale is finding the right agent to guide you through the process and ultimately ensure that you get the best price possible. When you’re looking for the right real estate agent to fit your needs, consider these 5 tips.

Finding the Right Real Estate Agent1.    Find an Experienced Agent

While this might seem like a no-brainer when it comes to choosing your listing agent, it is the cardinal rule in making your selection. Many agents may dabble in real estate part-time or think that they can make a quick buck by becoming an agent. The truth is, an experienced agent brings a wealth of knowledge to your home sale from previous experience such as knowing the

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3 Bed/2 Bath – 2957 Levante St, Carlsbad - $749,000, 1,982 Sq Ft

This remarkable single level home in La Costa features a dramatic entry into a private courtyard.  The formal living room’s vaulted ceilings and numerous windows provide bright, natural light to enjoy.

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 The home also has ideal spacious secondary bedrooms and updated bathrooms for comfortable living, as well as vaulted ceilings and skylight in the master bedroom.

La Costa Home BackyardCreate gourmet meals in the remodeled kitchen with gorgeous cabinetry and granite slab counters with full backsplash.

Enjoy the coastal breeze in the south-facing backyard with covered patio, extensive brickwork, grass play area, and park-like landscaping on this private 10,240 square foot lot.

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By Tyson Lund

Celebrate Carlbad Day Photo Via CEFThe Carlsbad Educational Foundation is teaming up with LEGOLAND® California for Celebrate Carlsbad Day™ on Sunday, May 4th by offering deeply discounted tickets to the community. The funds raised from the sale of these tickets will benefit the Carlsbad Educational Foundation, which provides grants to the Carlsbad School District for music, science, and other innovative education projects.

You can purchase tickets to LEGOLAND® for $25 (normally priced $83 for Adults & $73 for Children 3 & up) or for SEA LIFE Aquarium for $8 (normally priced $20 for adults and children 3 & up).  These tickets will be good for admission to the attractions Sunday May 4th from 1 – 8pm, which is 3 hours longer than the regular closing time.  Student performances

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4 Bed/ 4.5 Bath – 2817 Carrillo Way - $899,000 - 950,000 – 3,758 Sq ft

Rancho Carrillo Home For Sale Carlsbad CAThis elegant ‘Cabrillo’ residence in the Haciendas at Rancho Carrillo has had over $145,000 in enhancements and upgrades, making this home the envy of the community.  The private backyard backs up to open space behind so you can enjoy the ocean breeze or sit by the custom fire pit in the evenings.

The first floor features a spacious entryway leading to the extensively upgraded kitchen with granite slab counters, custom stone backsplash, stainless steel appliances, built-in refrigerator, nook, and generous walk in pantry. Also featured is a beautiful first floor bedroom and full bath, conveniently located in close proximity to the common areas.

The second level holds three

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By Garrett Lund

There are so many reasons to love living in North County San Diego, sometimes it is hard to narrow it down to just a few. Rancho Carrillo homeowners enjoy these top 8 reasons why they love their little slice of heaven in east Carlsbad.

1. Walking & Hiking Amidst the Rancho Carrillo Nature Preserve

The Rancho Carrillo Trail winds through 4 miles of the beautiful nature preserve, which is home to a variety of native southern California wildlife and features a seasonal creek and wetlands. The trail stretches to the east, connecting with the San Marcos Trail system and to the west where it will connect with the future trails in Bressi Ranch and La Costa. The unpaved paths have gentle slopes throughout, making it perfect for hikers,

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Tyson LundThe Lund Team’s own Tyson Lund will be a panelist at tomorrow’s Conversations 2014: Real Estate Summit presented by North San Diego County Association of Realtors at the California Center for the Arts in Escondido.  The event promises to be provocative and unlike other symposiums that shy away from “touchy” subjects by encouraging conversations about how the current political climate will affect the future of the industry, as well as who the future home-buyers will be.

During the first segment, panelists will discuss whether for-sale housing as we know it has a future and how new laws will affect the market. The second segment, during which Tyson will be presenting, will address whom the buyers of tomorrow will be and what Realtors need to do differently…
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