Immaculate Home at Terraces at Cantebria

Located in the gorgeous community of Terraces at Cantebria, this impeccable home has some serious curb appeal. From the striking terracotta roof to the stunning white exterior, 358 Via Andalusia in Encinitas, California is unlike any other.

Currently listed at $999,000 to $1,050,000, this highly upgraded turnkey home has crisp, modern finishes throughout. Featuring 4 generously sized bedrooms, and 2.5 remodeled baths, there’s plenty of room for families. There is an attached 3 car garage and paved driveway. This immaculate Cantebria home has 2,767 square feet and is entirely flooded with natural light.

The remodeled kitchen is surrounded by windows overlooking the beautiful backyard. The spacious kitchen also opens to the family room, breakfast nook, and the dining flex. This listing features high ceilings, both hardwood and tile floors, recessed lighting, and 2 gorgeous fireplaces for those chilly nights.

The backyard is beautifully designed with drought-tolerant landscaping and is completely enclosed with large walls for privacy. Relax and enjoy the sun out on the patio or grill some delicious barbecue.

This Cantebria home is close to shopping, restaurants, and beaches. For growing families, there are great schools nearby and plenty of parks. The community of Terraces at Cantebria offers homeowners access to tennis courts, a large pool, spa, and hot tub.

Don’t miss out on this immaculate dream home. For more information on this listing click here.

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Charming Cul-De-Sac Home in Cardiff

Cardiff-by-the-Sea is a sought-after neighborhood with an incredible community. 1016 Hurstdale Avenue is an unbeatable cul-de-sac home in Cardiff with stunning ocean views. This charming home is perfect for families that love the outdoors and relaxing at home.

This captivating home features 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, and an attached 2 car garage. This house has an estimated 1,550 square feet. There are stunning bamboo and Saltillo tile floors throughout the home. Warm up on chilly nights by the double-sided fireplace that’s open to both the family room and living room.

The inside of this home is incredible, but the outside is just as breathtaking! There are huge front and rear yards with synthetic grass, so there’s no need to worry about drought. There is a large outbuilding that could serve as a workshop and an enchanting playhouse for the kids!

This home is a short bike ride to the beach or the world-famous Seaside Marketplace. There are several great schools in the area, as well as parks and nature trails. The gorgeous San Eligo Lagoon is only a short drive away! This home has unlimited potential for homeowners.

The current listing price for this unbeatable Cardiff home is $1,195,000. For more details, check out the listing webpage.

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Beach Bungalow with Panoramic Ocean Views in Cardiff

Stunning panoramic views of the ocean can be seen from the balcony of 2153 Oxford Avenue in Cardiff. This striking almost new custom Craftsman Beach Bungalow is located in the gorgeous community of Cardiff-by-the-Sea.

This home has everything a beach lover could possibly want. With unobstructed jaw-dropping views of the white water ocean, this dream home is currently listed at $1,995,000.

Featuring 3 bedrooms, 3 full baths, and 1 half bath, this spacious home has 2,184 square feet. The attached 2 car garage has both easy access and driveway parking. This location even has underground power lines! There are high end custom finishes throughout the home, modern wide plank flooring, and central air.

The living room features a gorgeous fireplace for those cool nights. Enjoy the breathtaking morning sun through the floor to ceiling windows that double as doors. Step out onto one of the two view decks and be swept away by the panoramic views of the coastline and Cardiff. At night, experience the evening lights of the city and hear the lulling waves of the ocean.

Enjoy wandering through the Cardiff Walking District. With fabulous beaches, shops, cafes, and the famous Seaside Market, this city has everything and more!

For more information about this one of a kind home, view the listing by clicking here.

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DIY St. Patrick’s Day Decorations

With St. Patrick’s Day coming up, you may be planning to go to the store and stock up on green decorations. But by making them yourself, you save money and get to spend quality time making crafts with your kids. From fun wearable props to table decorations, your home will look positively perfect for the Feast of St. Patrick.

  • Paper Leprechaun Hat

These leprechaun hats are adorable and festive—not to mention easy to make. Stock up on green card stock and some plastic headbands to make some silly mini hats for your guests.

  • Balloon Shamrock Backdrop

This stunning shamrock backdrop is made from different colored green balloons and cardboard. Create the green backdrop and use a lo-temp glue gun to easily glue various sized balloons onto it. This project would look incredible in your Instagram pictures.

  • T-shirt Patterns

Create your own Irish slogan t-shirts for free! Stock up on some plain t-shirts (white or light green), and print out these patterns on iron-on transfer paper. Cut out the pattern, place it on a t-shirt, and iron it on! It’s that easy, and your guests will love these mementos.

  • Rainbow Centerpiece

This lovely rainbow centerpiece will look fabulous on your dinner table.

Get some 6 clay pots and paint them red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple. Fill them with soil and wheatgrass, or fake shrubs if you prefer.

  • Shamrock Paper Garland

This 3D shamrock paper garland is easy to make, and it looks incredible. Use green card stock or construction paper to make the shamrocks, then string them together with some ribbon or twine. You can make the garland as long as you want! Hang it over the mantel or above the threshold.

  • Rainbow Paper Bunting

This rainbow cake bunting is so cute and adds some Paddy’s festivity to your dessert. The mini rainbow banner is held up with decorative straws or colored lollipop sticks, depending on your preference.

  • Shamrock Balloons

Buy some clear balloons and some foam shamrock stickers to create festive shamrock balloons in no time! For even more design, fill the balloons with shredded metallic paper or confetti.

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Immaculate Home in Carlsbad!

Are you looking for an immaculate modern home? Look no further than 1671 Plover Court in Carlsbad, California! This model perfect home has a tucked away end unit location in Sanderling at Aviara, a beautiful gated community with two community pools, spas, a volleyball court, and walking trails.

This home has Sanderling’s most popular floor plan with a master bedroom downstairs. There are 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, 1 partial bath, and an attached 2 car garage. With 1,707 square feet, this spacious home has more than enough room for your family. There are upgraded kitchen cabinets, and stunning granite counter tops in the kitchen, baths, and the linen closet.

This house is filled with natural light, and Plantation shutters adorn the windows. Homeowners can look forward to recessed lighting, a new A/C unit, a fireplace, and tasteful hard surface flooring throughout.

There is a bright and sunny South facing back patio area. This oversized space is perfect for relaxing or entertaining. Host a barbecue party and enjoy some delicious food in the company of friends or relax in the sun with a good book. The decision is yours!

This luxurious home is currently listed at $719,000. View this listing by clicking here!

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6 Delicious Green Drinks for St. Patrick’s Day

If you’re hosting a St. Patrick’s Day party at your house, or simply want to celebrate the holiday in style with your family, try making one of these delicious green drink recipes. There are both alcoholic and non-alcoholic options, so everyone can join in the celebrations.

  • Misty Mint

This refreshing minty drink is simple to make and ready in no time. The rum can be replaced with vodka, depending on your preference. Pour 1 1/5 ounces of green crème de menthe over ice, followed by 1 ounce of white rum—that’s it! This is a great last-minute cocktail.

  • Lemon Basil Daiquiri (non-alcoholic)

This amazing frozen mocktail is perfect for a spring day. With notes of refreshing basil and energizing lemon, this green drink is sure to be a party hit! Simply mix 4 basil leaves, lemon juice, sugar, water, and ice in a blender.

  • Mint Matcha Milkshake (non-alcoholic)

This milkshake is sure to be a crowd-pleaser. Matcha is a stimulating, delicious green tea concentrate that works pairs perfectly with mint chocolate. You could substitute traditional whole milk with almond milk if you prefer. Use a shamrock cookie cutter to create a lovely garnish on top with matcha powder.

  • Basil-Honey Mojito

This invigorating green cocktail is absolutely divine! Wake up that palate with notes of aromatic basil, zesty lime, and sweet honey. This drink is made with light rum and club soda for a fizzy, delicious concoction.

  • Honeydew Martini

This smooth, sweet martini is made with only three ingredients: vodka, Midori, and triple sec. Combine in a martini shaker with crushed ice and strain. Serve in a chilled martini glass with a slice of orange as garnish.

  • Moscow Mule (non-alcoholic)

Made with non-alcoholic ginger beer, this crisp mocktail is sure to delight your party guests. Simply mix ginger beer, club soda, and fresh lime juice in copper mugs filled with crushed ice. Garnish drinks with a lime wedge and serve!

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Home Decorating Ideas for Pet Lovers

If you have a pet, you know that they’re more like family. You love them and they love you right back. There are all kinds of ways to decorate your house with reminders of your adorable pet. From wall décor to chic accents, there are many ways to show your love of animals through home decorating.

  • Wall Painting

Paintings bring color and life to your bare walls. If you find that your living room or kitchen could use a little more vibrancy, consider getting a custom painting of your pet. The subject of your painting is your pet, and you could customize the size, background, and style of your painting to fit your unique decorating tastes.

  • Accent Pillow

Pillows offer comfort and a nice decorating touch. If you’re in the market for some accent pillows, consider commissioning a custom pillow of your furbaby! These adorable pillows will undoubtedly make you and your guests smile.

  • Picture Frame with Your Pets Pawprint

You more than likely have framed pictures of your pets grinning face, but this picture frame allows you to display a picture next to your pet’s pawprint. Have a beautiful keepsake memory of your furry angel and

  • Fleece Blanket

For those chilly nights, snuggle up with your pet and a soft fleece blanket with your pet’s handsome mug. These blankets would look gorgeous on your bed or by your couch. And the best part? Each order provides support to no-kill shelters, so you could decorate your home and help animals in need.

  • Shower Curtain

Add some chic art to your bathroom with a shower curtain that has a striking portrait of your gorgeous pet. This custom shower curtain is bold and stylish. Your pets black and white sketch is displayed on a colorful background of your choosing.

  • Doormat

Show your guests how much you love your pet by welcoming them to your home with a personalized doormat. Let your pet greet guests at the door with their stunning face before they even enter. Display your love of animals outside of your home as well as inside.

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Window Treatments to Enhance Natural Light

If homeowners want privacy, they add curtains or shades to their windows. The only problem is that adding window treatments can limit the natural light that comes into the home. Luckily, these gorgeous window treatments can be installed fairly easily and don’t disrupt the natural light flow.

  • Roman Shades

Roman shades are a chic window covering that consists of panels that can be stacked when unused. These shades come in all kinds of fabrics and materials. Natural woven bamboo shades allow privacy, but they still let the natural light shine through.

  • White Linen Curtains

A staple window treatment, adding white gauze linen curtains adds elegance to any room. The sheerness of the fabric allows the outdoor sun to shine through but still allows a sufficient amount of privacy.

  • Wood Blinds

These stunning blinds come in every color and wood. Wood blinds can be altered to allow additional light to filter through or closed for complete privacy. These blinds come in every decorative style and can be rustic, chic, or even homey.

  • Café Curtains

These curtains covert the bottom portion of your window and look absolutely adorable. Café curtains add a cozy element to your home and would be perfect in your kitchen or breakfast nook. They allow privacy by covering half the window but also let in tons of natural light.

  • Lace Decoupage

Lace is a timeless, elegant look that can help add some privacy to your home. By simply using cornstarch and some light fabric, you could easily add lovely lace decoupage to your window. Your room will be full of sunshine and you’ll have a lovely window treatment to admire. To remove, simply peel off the fabric.

  • Window Film

Window films come in all colors and textures. If you would like to add some art to your windows, window film is the perfect window treatment to try! You could try a 3D holographic film, a bamboo film, or even a classic stained glass design.

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2019 Tax Season Cash Giveaway

Every year, I hold a cash giveaway during the tax season to chase those IRS blues away! Entering the drawing is super easy, and you could win $1,000 cash!

Complete the entry form found on the flyer shown above by April 11th. The winner of the 2019 Tax Season Cash Giveaway will be announced on April 12th.

The entry form may be mailed to my Coldwell Banker office located at 740 Garden View Court, Suite 100, Encinitas, California 92024. If you find yourself pressed for time or without stamps, you may choose to fax your form to (760) 753-5925. Or if you prefer email, send your completed form to me at

Enter to win some seasonal cash to pay your certified public accounting (CPA) or spend the money on yourself! Tax season can be stressful, but with some extra cash in your pocket, it can be just a little bit brighter.

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Gorgeous Modern Home in Summerfield

This striking single level home is unlike any other. With a gorgeous terracotta tile roof, 1609 Juniperhill Drive is an inviting home nestled in the popular neighborhood of Summerfield in South Encinitas.

Completely remodeled with crisp, modern finishes, this dream home has all the amenities one could want. Currently listed at $1,375,000, a unique home like this can’t be found anywhere else.

Featuring 4 bedrooms, 3 full baths, and 1 half bath, this spacious home has a total of 2,792 square feet. There is a modern front entry door, giving this house immense curb appeal. There are built-in closets, 4 fireplaces, and sleek ceramic plank floors.

This airy house has an enormous kitchen that opens into the family room. Featuring antique finish White River granite countertops, a Miele steam oven, wine and beverage fridge, KraftMaid cabinets, Bosch dishwasher, and GE Monogram appliances, this kitchen was made with chefs in mind. Go ahead and let culinary inspiration take over you!

The house has an owned solar system, central air, and surround sound both inside and out. The backyard is an entertainer’s paradise. Exercise in the salt water PebbleTech pool complete with swim jets. Or relax in the soothing spa. Let guests hang out in the detached pergola or by the firepit as you cook on the BBQ island.

This modern marvel is located near the Manchester Preserve, great schools, and easy freeway access to go North or South. And best of all, there are no HOA fees. For more details on this unbeatable listing, click here.

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