When we are young, nothing can touch us…. when we grow up, we know that life can throw us a curve ball; yet attempt to control it…. and when our parents age and become sick, we learn how important it is to just be in the moment with them.
As many know, scrapbooking is about keeping memories alive through the photographs and the journalling…. and it is something I really enjoy to do. My father has dementia associated with Parkinson's Disease and I created a heritage album in the hopes it would arrest his memory decline.
So, of course, a great resource for me is the Alzheimer's Association of San Diego and I wanted to let others know about the next fundraising event that will showcase art by those with dementia/Alzheimer's….
Memories in the Making Art Auction 2014
Fairbanks Ranch Country Club
Friday, March 21, 2014 at 6:30 pm
Has the trend continued in 2014?
The high end real estate market in San Diego County made a comeback in 2013 with the most properties sold over $1 million since 2007. The highest priced property was in Del Mar at $18.75 million and the area with the most home sales in the $1m-plus range was La Jolla, followed by Rancho Santa Fe and Del Mar.
What about the first months of 2014?
In La Jolla there were 37 sales of detached homes with 34 of them over $1 million and 10 of them over $2 million. Rancho Santa Fe had 20 sales with only 2 of them under $1 million and 11 of them over $2 million. As for Del Mar, there were 23 sales of detached homes with 2 under $1 million and 9 sales over $2 million.
So what does all of that mean?
Based on the figures from 2013 and 2014 for the first two months…. Prices have increase with more sales over the $1 million mark this year in the three areas, which many call the Golden Triangle of San Diego. The number of sales in La Jolla and Del Mar for the two years are similar while Rancho Santa Fe sales are down this year.
Are you in the market for that $1 million plus home or ready to sell and move on? Please feel free to use the Property Search feature on my website or contact me with any questions at 619-742-0046 or DeeMarie@SellingProperties.com…. with no obligation.
Green Energy, Rebates and more…
Green real estate encompasses many different construction aspects; energy efficiency, water conservation, air quality and sustainable materials….. along with how all of that affects the homeowner's wallet and value of the home. Here are a few tidbits about green energy….
California extends rebates for residential solar projects at the request of the California Center for Sustainable Energy, which administers the incentive program for San Diego Gas & Electric .
Net-energy metering law under Assembly Bill 327 is a program that allows homeowners to earn credits with power companies if their systems produced more energy than they use. The changes could affect tghe economic advantages to the systems for homeowners and commercial customers.
Renewable energy projects have found funding through the North American Development Bank for solar and wind farms along the U.S. – Mexico border according to the Union Tribune's article "Locking up green energy". Financial assistance for projects north and south of the border will help in the desire to achieve higher alternative energy sources for California.
Federal government is ordered to boost use of renewable energy by President Obama…. asking for nearly triple it's use of renewable sources for electricity by 2020. Basically changing the goal from 7.5 percent to 20 percent!
Are you interested in learning where the eco-friendly homes are located?