Archive for the ‘Carlsbad issues’ Category
Thursday, May 2nd, 2013
Just listed! If you are looking for a beautiful coastal home with a phenomenal backyard, you have found it! This 5 bedroom home is beautifully maintained and offers custom paint and flooring throughout, lots of light, and a backyard that will make your home the place to hang out – for quiet relaxation or with friends and family…all in the wonderful coastal gated hilltop community of Mar Brisa.
• 5 bedrooms, 2336 square feet
• Full bedroom and bathroom downstairs
• Popular floorplan with downstairs bedroom
• Located in the gated hilltop community of Mar Brisa
• Bright and open
• Spacious kitchen with butcher block center island
• Cathedral ceilings
• Custom tile downstairs and upgraded carpeting upstairs
• Custom paint throughout
• Open family room with fireplace, adjoining kitchen
• 3 car garage with epoxy flooring and overhead storage
• Ceiling fans, recessed lighting
• Built in desk and shelving in downstairs home office
• Built in entertainment center
• French doors with disappearing screen in kitchen
• Wood blinds
• Master walk in closet
• Peek-a-boo ocean view from upstairs northeast bedroom
• Community park across the street
• Resort-like community pool, spa, tot lot and exercise lot
• Carlsbad schools
• Low HOAs and no mello roos taxes
• Close to shopping, dining, beaches, transportation and highways
The backyard is truly special and offers the following features:
• Built in BBQ
• Built in seating area
• Custom built in eating area and bar
• Wine refrigerator
• Custom fountain
• Outdoor shower
• Outdoor speakers
• Bamboo privacy fencing
To view this home please contact me at 760-310-9466 or Rachel@LaMarRealEstate.org. MLS #130022121
Monday, October 1st, 2012
Aside from the beautiful weather, beaches, and great places to live, work, shop and dine, there is a lot going on in the wonderful city of Carlsbad, California. Here is the latest:
Carlsbad wins $1.25 million in active transportation grants. The city of Carlsbad has combined $600,000 in local taxpayer funds with the winnings, received from the San Diego Association of Governments, to total $1.85 million. These funds will be used to improve various means of transportation around the city, including walking and biking paths, new bike racks and corrals, traffic roundabouts, and other projects to improve the city and contribute to an even more livable community.
Construction at Alga Norte Park is well under way! Carlsbad residents are excited for the new park, which we have been anticipating for many years. Construction is well under way on the olympic swimming pools, play areas and skate park. You can visit the web cams to see the progress here , or stop by and peek through the cutouts in the fence. The park is scheduled to open in late 2013, and will be a welcome addition to the community.
Several Carlsbad beaches will get more sand in November. Here come the dredgers! Ponto Beach and the beach just north of Pine Avenue will receive new sand in mid to late November. Other county beaches have already or are in the process of receiving new sand. For more information on the dredging schedule click here.
Halloween Activities: There are several Halloween activities throughout the city this month. To make sure you don’t miss anything, click here to download the latest version of Carlsbad Currents. Also, visit www.Legoland.com for information on Brick-or-Treating events, which take place several times this month.
Oktoberfest. Join friends and neighbors for the 30th annual Oktoberfest at Holiday Park, October 6, from noon until 10:00 p.m. There will be lots of food (dinner tickets are $10 each), bands, dancing, face painting and jumps for kids, a pumpkin patch and a pumpkin decorating contest.
For more information and to purchase advance tickets, contact the Carlsbad Rotary at 760-443-0482, or visit their website.
Monday, March 12th, 2012
If you have ever considered a short sale, or would like to learn more about how they work, I have the seminar for you…and it’s free! Shortsaleopedia and I have collaborated to hold monthly seminars to help homeowners in San Diego, and the next one is this Wednesday, March 14, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the Carlsbad Dove Library.
I have put together a phenomenal panel of experts – from real estate and credit attorneys to a CPA, short sale bank negotiator, mortgage professional, escrow and title professionals, who specialize and are trained in short sales. We will teach you all about the intricacies and ramifications (legal, credit and tax) of short sales, programs that may be available to help you, and how current and upcoming laws could make your sale easier or more challenging.
Please join me and my wonderful expert panel this Wednesday. Come learn, ask questions and get informed. You can sign up here: http://shortsaleopedia.com/events/event-san-diego-shortsaleopedia-seminar/ The Carlsbad Dove (main) library is located at 1775 Dove Lane, Carlsbad, just off El Camino Real North of Aviara Parkway. If you are investigating options for distressed property, this event will be valuable.
Friday, January 27th, 2012
If you are looking for a home that is bright, clean, close to the beach and has been recently upgraded to the hilt, I have the home for you! My new listing at 1477 Sapphire Drive in Carlsbad is in the wonderful gated community of Mar Brisa, just moments from the beach, dining, shopping, walking trails and in the wonderful Carlsbad school district.
Here are some of the amenities this home offers:
•4 bedroom plus optional bedroom downstairs (or den/office), 2336 square feet, great floorplan
• Granite kitchen counters
• New Travertine flooring downstairs with decorative inlays
• New custom stone floor-to-ceiling fireplace in family room
• New hardwood flooring in master bedroom – which has ocean peek-a-boo views and plenty of closet space
• New carpeting upstairs
• Surround sound system downstairs with recessed speakers, and the family room is wired for Apple TV
• 3 car garage with built-in storage
• Private, nicely landscaped backyard with fire pit
• Newer kitchen appliances, and refrigerator, washer and dryer convey with sale
• Gated community with community pool, two spas, tot lot and exercise lot
If you would like to schedule a showing for this home, please call me at 760-310-9466. For more information and to view more photos and see the virtual tour, please click here.
Monday, January 2nd, 2012
Once in a while a property comes along that is very special…that time has come. Welcome to 4029 Sunnyhill Drive in Carlsbad – a wonderful home on a large half-acre, unobstructed ocean view lot, just moments to the beach, shopping and dining.
- Ocean views! Expanded view potential with second story addition
- Updated kitchen with granite counters, stainless appliances
- Detached guest house and office, plus 3 greenhouses
- Outdoor kitchen with tandoori and pizza ovens, BBQ, kegerator
- Gated property
- Ranch style, single story home
- Large, private lot 23000 square foot lot
- 2565 square feet of living space (guest house and office not included in square footage)
- Resort-like pool and spa, recently resurfaced
- Basketball court, tennis backboard, large grassy area
- Mature landscaping with multiple fruit trees
- Moments to beach, shopping, dining, Carlsbad Village, schools
- No HOA or mello roos
- Carlsbad schools
- MLS number 120000115
To view this property or get more information please contact Rachel LaMar, Broker, at 760-310-9466 or Rachel@LaMarRealEstate.org. Visit property website for photos, information. CA DRE license 01399682. Property MLS number 120000115.
Saturday, October 15th, 2011
This coastal South Carlsbad view home has been exceptionally maintained. Nestled in the gated hilltop community of Mar Brisa, this home offers the largest and most popular floorplan and sits on one of the biggest lots. Open Sunday, October 16, from 1:00 to 4:00 – plus win gift cards and take home free goodies just for stopping by!
• 4 bedrooms + loft/2.5 bathrooms, 2570 square feet, and ocean breezes
• Beautiful views of mountains, rolling green hills, canyon and
golf course, and peek ocean views from upstairs loft
• Largest floorplan in gated coastal community of Mar Brisa
• Northeastern exposure, with lots of sunlight throughout the day
• Travertine flooring with custom inlays downstairs and on staircase
• Chef’s dream kitchen with center island, breakfast area
• Cathedral ceilings
• Formal dining room
• Cozy family room with fireplace
• Master suite with endless views
• Sunken tub and walk-in closet in master bathroom
• Custom paint throughout
• Big, private backyard (8000+ square feet) with large patio area for
entertaining or dining al fresco.
• Lots of storage throughout
• 3 car garage with epoxy flooring
• Ceiling fans
• Upstairs laundry room with sink
• Great loft area for den/office/playroom/gym, or convert to
• Short stroll to community pool/spa and tot lots
• Carlsbad schools!
• Low HOA fees, no mello roos taxes
• MLS #110049083
This home is truly exceptional…stop by and see it! I am hosting a gift card drawing just for visiting…plus, pick up some free environmentally friendly shopping bags and Halloween candy! For more photos and information please visit http://1452SapphireDrive.2seeit.com. If you have questions or would like to schedule a private showing please call me at 760-310-9466 or email me at Rachel@LaMarRealEstate.org.
Friday, September 23rd, 2011
This weekend one of my favorite events comes back to Carlsbad- Art Splash. Stop by on Saturday from 10:00-6:00 and Sunday from 10:00-5:00 on Armada Drive off Palomar Airport Road. The majority of the street is closed for this event, and you can park off Fleet Street. The event and parking are free.
Art Splash is a wonderful place to take the family and enjoy some of the finest local art. There are demonstrations, art vendors, performers, food, and my favorite – the street art. I am always amazed by the talent of our local artists. Your children can try their hand at street art too.
The list of performers for this year’s Art Splash is fantastic – Musicians, dancers, yo-yo and hula hoop demonstrations, cake decorating and chalk art…there is so much to see and do. So if you are looking for something fun to do this weekend that won’t leave your wallet empty, come on out and have some fun at Art Splash!
For more information and an events calendar visit the website at http://www.carlsbadartsplash.org/
Thursday, September 22nd, 2011
Bullying is one of the worst and most relevant things children today must deal with. It is something that we as a society need to tackle, and it will not go away unless we all work together to help educate our children. If you have always wondered how you can help, or what you can do or say to eliminate it, here is your chance.
On October 8 from 4-7 p.m. come on down to Rock for Challenge Day at The Belly Up Tavern in Solana Beach for some great music (by Temple of the Dad) for a great cause. All proceeds will go towards Challenge Day at Aviara Oaks Middle School, which is an award-winning program for teens to combat bullying. Challenge Day is coming to a Carlsbad School for the first time on November 7. Over 100 children and 35 adults experience this amazing workshop, to help stomp out bullying and teasing on school campuses.
If you have not read one of my previous blogs about Challenge Day and do not know about it, you can go to MTV’s website and watch an episode of “If You Really Knew Me.” http://www.mtv.com/shows/if_you_really_knew_me/series.jhtml This show is a reality show that highlights the Challenge Day program at campuses across the nation. You can pick any episode, but make sure to have tissues handy. Share it with your teens too. Challenge Day is the most real, raw, intense and inspirational wake up call to kids. NO ONE IS UNAFFECTED by this program.
Our biggest dream is that Challenge Day can one day be on every high school and middle school campus, but we need your help. It is not free, and there are few people who are trained to run the program, so there is a waiting list. Here is your opportunity to really make a difference in preventing bullying, and all you have to do is come to the Belly Up and enjoy some great music with friends, have a drink, and relax.
To find out more about Rock for Challenge Day on October 8, Challenge Day itself, and to order your tickets, please visit http://www.villatortuga.net/ChallengeDay/ChallengeDayBenefit.html. Tickets are only $15, and will be $20 at the door. The Belly Up Tavern is a 21 and over venue.
Sunday, August 28th, 2011
LaMar Real Estate is proud to offer for sale this beautiful home located at 1452 Sapphire Drive. Situated in coastal Carlsbad in the gated ocean view hilltop community of Mar Brisa, this home has been impeccably cared for by the original owner. With 4 bedrooms, a loft, 2 and a half bathrooms and 2570 square feet, this popular “Venice” model offers the largest floorplan in the community. The seller will entertain offers between $699,000 and $719,000.
When you walk into the front door you are surrounded by natural light, cathedral ceilings custom paint throughout, and stunning travertine floors with custom inlays downstairs and on the stairs. The large living room and formal dining room look out to the beautiful backyard and views beyond. The family room has a stone fireplace and plenty of room, and the bright, spacious kitchen is fabulous for the chef and entertaining.
The large master suite has more views – out to the canyon, The Carlsbad Crossings golf resort, mountain ranges and rolling hills. With a sunken tub and big walk-in closet, the master bathroom fills all of your needs.
The upstairs loft – an optional 5th bedroom – provides a great space for a den, playroom, office or gym, and includes a peek view of the ocean. The upstairs laundry room provides convenience and a built in sink. Other features include an expoxy floor three car garage, ceiling fans, upgraded neutral carpeting upstairs, and custom drapery.
Aside from the many exquisite interior features of this home, the beautiful backyard is definitely something to brag about. Situated on a lot of over 8000 square feet, this is one of the larger lots in the neighborhood. The sellers created a large patio area for dining al fresco, and a path that circles the center lawn area (great for strolling or for small bikers). Mature landscape and flowers provide plenty of privacy. The views extend to the rolling hills and mountains, and out to the San Bernardino mountain ranges, plus golf course and canyon views. It truly is a personal oasis.
The Mar Brisa community features a resort like community pool and two spas, barbeques and tot lot, plus an exercise lot. HOA fees are very low and there are no mello roos taxes. Carlsbad schools too! 1452 Sapphire Drive is move-in ready and waiting for a buyer. To see more pictures and get more information on this home please visit http://www.1452SapphireDrive.2seeit.com. Please contact Rachel LaMar if you have any questions, or to schedule a showing, at 760-310-9466.
Thursday, August 11th, 2011
Art in the Village: This Sunday, August 14, the city of Carlsbad hosts the 13th annual Art in the Village in beautiful downtown Carlsbad Village, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. If you haven’t been to one of these fantastic events, I encourage you to drop by and have some fun.
The event includes artists, painters, mixed media artists, jewelry artists, sculptors, glass blowers and others. There will be food and live music, plus art demonstrations. The festival is held at State Street and Grand Avenue. There will be plenty of fun for the whole family. For more information visit the website at www.shopcarlsbadvillage.org or call 760-434-2553.
Snores and S’mores Family Campout: This weekend, August 13-14 this fun annual family campout takes place at Aviara Community Park, starting at 5:00 p.m. A great night of fun, food and adventures, sponsored by some of Carlsbad’s terrific family-friendly restaurants. You need to register for this event, so get your tents and sleeping bags ready and find all the details here: http://tinyurl.com/3ka64gz
Leo Carrillo Film Festival: If you are looking for something fun to do, something out of the ordinary and outdoors, this is the perfect suggestion. The annual film festival runs August through September, for five consecutive Fridays. Bring a picnic dinner, your lawn chairs, blankets and some warm clothes and watch a movie outdoors. Admission is free and tours of the historic ranch are offered before sunset as well. If you have never visited this Carlsbad gem I highly recommend it, as it is a wonderful piece of Carlsbad’s history. For more information on the film festival visit the website: http://tinyurl.com/3lahul7