Archive for November, 2013

North County Property Group on the Move!

Sunday, November 24th, 2013
North County Property Group Offices in Del Mar, CA

North County Property Group Offices in Del Mar, CA

North County Property Group has Moved to New Digs!

Our new office location is now in the Plaza Del Mar building:

North County Property Group
Plaza Del Mar Bldg.
12526 High Bluff Drive, Suite 145
San Diego, CA 92130

Drop by to say hello, get the tour, or chat over coffee!

Same company, same amazing commitment and service, new and improved office location. We hope to see you at our new digs soon!


Features Buyers Most Want in a New Home

Saturday, November 23rd, 2013

What are the features most wanted in a home by new buyers?By Bob Preston

I get the opportunity to speak with many buyers and prospective renters during the process of looking for a new home. The things I hear the most are “Ocean View”, “West of Interstate 5”, “Steps from the Beach”, and other similar features related to the North County San Diego coastal lifestyle. Those items, according to recent research by NAHB, don’t even make the list.

So what are the features in a home most wanted by buyers?  The list may surprise you! Take a look at the chart to the left and also watch the video to see the answers. Number 1 on the list is modern and energy efficient appliances.  Does that surprise you?  Feel free to leave your comments in this blog!  Let us know what you want most in your dream home and we’ll tally our own list based on reader responses.






Raising the Bar on Vacation Rentals Management

Monday, November 4th, 2013
Quote by Bob Preston on Del Mar Vacation Rentals Management Services

Said Bob Preston, President & Broker/Officer, North County Property Group

Del Mar, Calif. – November 04, 2013

North County Property Group, the leading full-service property management and vacation rental company serving Del Mar CA, Solana Beach, Encinitas, Carlsbad and the greater North County San Diego California area, announced today that it is raising the bar on vacation rental management services offered to its client property owners and their renters staying in the area on vacation. The company has launched a series of new programs to bring high efficiency to the vacation rental process, value to its vacation rental guests, and increased vacation rental revenue to its property owners.

“North County San Diego is one of the most frequented vacation destinations on the California coastline,” said Bob Preston, President and Broker/Officer of North County Property Group. “Our goal is to make it easier than ever for prospective guests to find and reserve our Del Mar vacation rentals and those throughout North County San Diego and receive increased value while on vacation through negotiated area activity discounts and concierge services. Our flexible payment options of online e-check, credit card, or PayPal and our electronic code rental access system also make our booking and arrival process highly efficient for our vacationing guests while keeping rent revenues flowing for our property owners.” (more…)

Heightened Housing Market Conditions in 2013

Sunday, November 3rd, 2013
Heightened Housing Market Conditions in 2013

Heightened Housing Market Conditions in 2013

More properties were sold above their asking price with the heightened housing market conditions of the first half of this year, as tight supply conditions continued to heat up market competition in the first half of 2013, according to the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®’ (C.A.R.) “2013 Annual Housing Market Survey.”

Nearly half (49.5 percent) of all homes sold in 2013 were sold above asking price, nearly twice the share in 2012 (25.9 percent) and triple the share in 2011 (16.6 percent).  The 2013 figure was more than twice the long-run average of 18 percent during the past 20 years.  For homes that sold above the list price in 2013, the median premium paid over the list price was 4.8 percent, unchanged from 2012.

For the third consecutive year, an increasing number of home sellers – nearly half – planned on purchasing another home in the future.

“Sellers are more upbeat about the housing market and are more comfortable with their financial situation.  As the real estate industry and the economy continue to recover, many sellers regained confidence in owning a home since the Great Recession,” said C.A.R. President Don Faught. “The number of home sellers planning on repurchasing, in fact, increased to the highest level since 2007, which suggests that repeat buyers could be the driving force in the housing market in 2014.” (more…)