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Real Estate Agent - ReMax Coastal Properties La Jolla and Pacific Beach, San Diego
What is Active Rain?  What do you say when you get a request from a Linked In connection about Active Rain?  There were actually 3 Linked In connections who saw my overly concise explanation. It started with one member of my Linked In group asking "does anyone know about Active Rain, I heard abou...
I'd love to buy it, I love the location, the view, BUT..... An architect, a re-modeler, and a creative, construction-savvy Realtor can change lead to gold: I'd worked with Jim for over a year, looking at La Jolla condos, La Jolla ocean view condos to be exact, but either the place was out of date...
What is the La Jolla market report for the summer of 2011? The green bars show the median price, each month, for single family homes from July 2010 to July 2011.  It fluctuated between $ 1.8M and $ 1.275M, ending at $ 1.275, an 8% drop.  The number of sales has risen from 17 in July 2010 to 24 in...
La Jolla, home to the University of California San Diego, UCSD which began in 1960 as a graduate school and added undergraduate studies in 1964.  Today there are 29,000 students, half of whom live off campus in La Jolla homes or La Jolla condos, many of which have been purchased by parents trying...
This is just another example of me getting in my own way.  Does that ever happen to you? Do you know about Listingbook? I'm sure many of you are saying "duh", but that leaves the rest of us that haven't gotten the message yet.  Or, maybe you're like me.  I was aware of it, but ignored it because ...
La Jolla Cove free summer concerts-by-the-sea The Benny Hollman big band.  This is just one of over 200 free summer concerts given all over San Diego County, many in spectacular venues like La Jolla Cove.  San Diego, what a wonderful place to live. If you'd like to subscribe to my La Jolla "Lifes...
  In San Diego, if you need to sell, prices may start back up in the not too distant future As California tears through its’ foreclosure inventory, expect prices to rise, in the not too distant future *IF YOU NEED TO SELL, IT SHOULDN’T BE TOO LONG BEFORE PRICES START BACK UP Home Buyers are on th...
La Jolla Shores Beach and Park, swimming, ocean kayaks, volley ball, kids playground, surfing, snorkeling, scuba diving, hotel and restaurants galore, condos for sale, homes for sale, picnicking, BBQing
Atop Mt. Soledad, the highest point in La Jolla, resides the sacred Mt. Soledad War Memorial. This priceless piece of land has breathtaking 360 degree panoramic views and the cross is magnificent.
La Jolla WindN'Sea. Seldom, in this sought after stretch of beach, do homes or condos come on the market. Only with a custom search is it possible to have a chance at one, if it does come on the market.

Derk Simonson

Ex-builder, long time Realtor
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