Buying Luxury Real Estate: Tips and Strategies


Buying a new home can be a difficult and confusing process.  Oftentimes, there are many unknowns to be answered: How much home can I really afford?  Do I qualify for a home loan?  What size do I want my home to be?  What kind of community do I want to live in?  With luxury …

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Luxury Real Estate: Go Green

Go Green - Luxury Real Estate - Catherine and Jason Barry

Many upscale consumers in luxury real estate are making eco-friendly choices in today’s world of ‘going green’. Methods of doing so range from conserving water with programmable sprinkler systems, using permeable pavers, saving captured rain water, using natural materials, and using efficient appliances. Many luxury owners often invest in new technologies like geothermal, solar, …

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Rancho Santa Fe’s Lynn Moon Supports Artists and Animals with Nonprofit

Golden Girls, a painting by Larry Beckstein ℅ http://www.artforbarks.org

  Lynn Moon of Rancho Santa Fe has many passions: helping others, raising awareness about animals and animal issues, and supporting artists and artwork of all kinds.  For the past three-and-a-half years, she has been able to fulfill all of her passions through her very own nonprofit: Art for Barks. Art for Barks is an online community …

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Rancho Santa Fe Robotics Team Takes on FLL Southern California Championships

RSF Maze Runners at FLL Southern California Championships in LEGOLAND

Just before the Thanksgiving Holiday, a fifth grade Rancho Santa Fe Eagles Robotics Team called the Maze Runners, from R. Roger Rowe School, earned a first-place ribbon at the Escondido Robotics Qualifier. This victory allowed the Maze Runners to advance to the First Lego League, or FLL, Southern California Championship in LEGOLAND at Carlsbad …

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The New Year: Real Estate Market Predictions for 2015

Zillow makes predictions on home prices.

As 2014 comes to a close, real estate agents, market researchers and economists are making predictions for the real estate market in the new year.  Here are five real estate market predictions for 2015, according to Home Buying Institute: 1. Home values will continue to rise. While home price trends tend to vary at …

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Celebrating the Holidays in Rancho Santa Fe

Santa and his miniature-horse reindeer at Frosty Farm. ℅ http://www.animalcenter.org

The countdown to Christmas has begun, and Rancho Santa Fe is ready to celebrate!  From ice-skating to christmas tree lightings and holiday-themed menus, Rancho Santa Fe has got it all, and you don’t want to miss out.  We’ve done the research for you and found some activities to get you in the holiday spirit.  Here are …

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San Diego Ranks Fifth in Million Dollar Luxury Home Sales

Luxury home in San Diego - Catherine and Jason Barry - Barry Estates

According to a recent report from Redfin real estate agents, San Diego ranked fifth in the U.S. for the number of sales of million-dollar luxury homes in the third quarter. For the quarter, there were 293 residential sales in the county above $1 million, with the average sales price just below $1.5 million. San …

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Southern California: Luxury Real Estate Sales On the Rise

Rancho Santa Fe is home to some of the most luxurious homes in Southern California.

Google “U.S. housing market”, and you will find quite a bit of news about a market that is still recovering; a market in which buyers and sellers can only predict an uncertain future.  Indeed, if you do some research, you might find that in many places prices are flat and sales are dropping.  However, not …

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Happy and Fit in Rancho Santa Fe

Mount Woodson Trail ℅ http://www.gohikeit.com

Whether you’re an avid tennis player or you’d rather take it easy and hit the trails, staying active in Rancho Santa Fe is an easy feat to accomplish.  With miles of breathtaking trails, green parks and accessible facilities, it’s almost difficult to avoid getting some activity into one’s daily routine. Residents of the Covenant …

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5 Reasons to Buy Luxury Real Estate

16648 Circa Del Sur, Fairbanks Ranch, CA

Whether you’re looking at an eight-bedroom ski chalet in Park City, Utah or a sprawling mansion in the Hollywood Hills, there is no doubt that luxury real estate is a hot market. According to Investopedia’s Tips for Buying Luxury Homes, the number of homes in California selling for $2 million or more reached an …

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