Charming Highland Homes in Encinitas

Located in a destination neighborhood, 1010 Arden Drive in Encinitas features not one, but two charming homes on one spacious lot! In the midst of gorgeous Highlands, these head-turning homes could be yours for $1,499,000 – $1,549,000. These two beautifully detailed homes are newly remodeled, and move-in ready!

The front home features 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, with approximately 1,100 square feet. The home located in the back has 2+ bedrooms, and 2 baths, and approximately 1,500 square feet.

Surrounded by luscious green flora and blooming trees, both homes have their own personal grassy yard areas. The spacious lot is measured at 9,147 square feet. Homeowners will have a lovely space to play with their pets, set up an outdoor sitting area, or even start a garden.

These stunning homes are located in the coveted Highlands neighborhood of Encinitas. These homes are also located near several beaches, shopping districts, parks, and high rated restaurants.

This property would make a great investment property, a primary home, or even a vacation home! For a closer look at this unique and stunning listing, click here.

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Winter Activities to Do Around Encinitas

The winter season is upon us, and even though Encinitas is a coastal city you could still partake in winter activities. There are always events occurring in and around Encinitas. Take your family or plan a date at these winter themed events that are sure to put you in the Holiday spirit.

  • Welk Resorts 3rd Annual Winter Wonderland Celebration

Experience snow at this winter wonderland resort! Enjoy sledding, snow tubing, live entertainment, kid-friendly activities, and so much more! This event is only being held for two days, December 15th and December 16th. Don’t miss out! Santa will be in attendance so be sure to bring your Christmas lists.

  • Breakfast with Santa

If you have little ones, be sure to visit Bernardino Winery on December 17th to enjoy a delicious breakfast with old Saint Nick. Have some Holiday fun after breakfast with some animal friends from Wild Wonders! There will be ornament decorating, balloon fun, and face painting as well. Buy your tickets here.

  • Ugly Holiday Sweater Speed Dating

If you’re currently single, why not come to this Holiday themed event at the hottest upscale wine bar and eatery? You could meet the love of your life or just experience a fun night. Suggested age range is 25-40. This event will be held December 16th. For details and tickets, visit this website.

  • San Diego Holiday Lights Tour

Christmas light decorating is a beautiful winter sight. Some homeowners go all out for their decorations and it is a magical sight! Take this 2-hour light tour and see all of the jaw-dropping light displays from a Christmas themed bus complete with elves and holiday-themed cocktails! For tickets to this holiday bash, click here.

  • Teddy Bear Teas

Treat yourself and your family to afternoon tea at the Westgate Hotel. Drink premium tea, eat delicious house-made pastries and desserts, and enjoy the Holiday entertainment. Children will be able to meet Santa Claus and take home a keepsake teddy bear. This event will be held December 15th.

  • Gaslamp Holiday Pet Parade

Have any pets? Or do you simply love animals? Come to the Gaslamp Holiday Pet Parade being held December 16th. Ring in the holiday spirit with dozens of costumed pets wearing their Holiday best. There will be 9 costume contests, live music, fun activities, and goody bags. It is recommended that participants register in advance.

  • Pinot Palette Holiday Painting

If you love art, even if you wouldn’t consider yourself an artist, come to Pinot Palette to paint some Holiday magic on canvas! Whether you love painting or have never held a brush before, there’s fun to be had! Check out the event calendar to see what painting you would like to replicate and create some personal art for your home!

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Fabulous Garden Paradise in Crestview

This gorgeous house is located in the beautiful city of South Encinitas. 568 Crest Drive can be found near the end of a cul-de-sac located in the neighborhood of Crestview Estates. This house has a plethora of desirable features perfect for families looking for a home akin to paradise.

This spacious home located on 0.25 acres contains a 4 bedroom floorplan, and 3 bathrooms. For comfort and warmth, there are 2 stunning brick fireplaces. One located in the master bedroom, and the other in the family room. There is a 3 car attached garage. One of the cool features of this house is that it has its very own renewable energy source, a solar system! This home comes complete with a new furnace, A/C, and water heater.

Paradise can be found right in the backyard. Luscious greenery throughout, where kids can play and pets can roam free. There is an attached patio pergola where you can relax in the cool shade. A calming spa and sparkling waterfall feature can be found among the palm trees and adorning rocks. The backyard truly is a garden utopia.

Homeowners don’t have to travel far to find what they need. This gorgeous house is located near Sprouts Farmers Market and Trader Joes, restaurants, shopping stores, LA Fitness, award winning schools, as well as several parks, nature preserves, and scenic beaches.

This garden paradise could be yours! Currently listed at $1,050,000 – $1,070,000, this house is perfect for modern families of all sizes.

Check out the listing for yourself, and envision yourself living in the fabulous coastal neighborhood of Crestview Estates!

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Coastal Country Beach Home on Noma Lane

Located on a quiet dead-end street, this immaculate turnkey, highly upgraded beach home has an idyllic peaceful country feel. This charming home is located at 1675 Noma Lane, Encinitas, in the beach community of Leucadia.

Currently listed at $1,295,000, this home has been completely renovated from top to bottom with approximately $250k in upgrades! This newly renovated home has the charm you’re looking for! Located on 10,000+ square foot flat, usable lot with over 2,00 square feet, this country beach home has 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, and a re-built, oversized 2-car garage!

This home has been completely renovated inside and out with modern finishes. In the living area, there is an amazing vaulted ceiling, there’s an updated kitchen, a fireplace in the living room, and hardwood floors. You’ll have a home with charm and character!

The backyard pool was recently remodeled with a modern pebble tech finish, along with new landscape and hardscape from the front and back. There is even new drainage, irrigation, and an electronic gated entry and fencing.

Close proximity to several beaches, great schools, neighboring beach towns Leucadia and Encinitas, and EZ freeway access.  Check out the listing for yourself!

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2018 Holiday Basket Donation

This year I am partnering with the Community Resource Center to help collect holiday donations. They have been brightening lives for 36 years, and this year they continue to collect charitable donations!

If you have gently used clothing items including jackets, coats, or sweaters, infant or toddler items, blankets and linens, new toys, or teen gifts please considering donating. The Community Resource Center is looking to collect 42 tons of food as well.

If you have bikes, even broken bikes, you may donate them. Every year there is a shortage of bikes for teens and children. Broken bikes are acceptable because they may be repaired.

Donations may be left at my office located at 740 Garden View Court, Suite 100, Encinitas, California 92024.

If you would like your item(s) to be picked up, call me at (760) 310-0234, or email me at, and I will arrange to have your donations picked up!

The holidays are a time to spread holiday cheer and exchange gifts with friends and family. Please consider donating to the Community Resource Center to brighten the lives of those that need a little extra cheer this upcoming Holiday Season.

Happy Holidays!

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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 $789,000. View this listing by clicking here!

See this real estate gem in person! An open house will be held this Sunday, November 18th from 1 to 4 pm. See you there!

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Congratulations Linda Moore #1 Realtor Seller

I am so thankful and proud to announce that I have been listed as the number one realtor in the San Diego area for the month of October 2018! This achievement is a testament to the wonderful and inspiring individuals I work with.

I am deeply humbled to have my hard work recognized in such a monumental way. This achievement has been documented in the Coldwell Banker Recognition Report of Top Individuals for the month of October 2018. To know my achievements have been recognized by the NRT, LLC, one of the nation’s largest residential real estate brokerage companies, is absolutely incredible.

I started working in real estate to help people build a future, find their dream home, and earn top dollar for their beloved house. Helping my community grow is one of the perks of my job, and I love every aspect of it.

This accomplishment has only inspired me to work harder and continue helping Encinitas flourish. I would like to extend my services to anyone looking to buy a home in Encinitas, California or the surrounding area. This dreamy beach town is unlike any other. Settle down in this picturesque city and call it home!

So give me a call at (760) 310-0234 or send an email to I would love to get to know the future residents of Encinitas and help them settle down in this gorgeous city!

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Country Ranch Paradise on Crest Drive


Surrounded by captivating fields and serene coastal views, this private paradise captures the essence of rural Rancho Santa Fe. “Nestled in nature with lots of natural light.”

1691 Crest Drive is a beautifully built ranch style home that is both aesthetic and functional for all kinds of families.

This beautiful home features breathtaking views of the mountains and the city of Encinitas. Close to practically everything, this scenic residence is near the beaches, towns, award-winning schools, and shopping districts. Enjoy the tranquility of a1.27 acre private property that is fully enclosed, with the convenience of a nearby metropolis.

This enchanting home features 2 bedrooms, 1 full bath, 2 half baths, and 1,419 square feet. “Easy rolling access in and out. Easy line of sight through all 3 rooms from 8 large doubled, sound isolating windows, angled appropriately.” This home has a convenient detached guest house that is approximately 315 square feet.

Create the next Grammy award-winning album in the soundproof music studio with a control room and vocal booth spaces. “Double walls, ceiling and hardwood floors. Best creative space for anyone concerned about sound bleed from indoors out, or outdoors in.” This home is perfect for musicians in need of peace and serenity.

Currently priced at $1,499,000 – $1,599,000, this absolute dreamy residence is perfect for anyone looking for an idyllic country experience within a convenient city expanse.

Enjoy a cup of coffee on the wooden deck overlooking stunning panoramic views of Encinitas, or talk a walk and explore the neighborhood on a cool evening.

For a closer look at this home, check out the listing here.

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Jolly Good Drinks to Spread Holiday Cheer

The holiday season is upon us, and that means getting together with friends and family. Why not make your next party or event even more delightful with these delicious holiday inspired drinks! These easy recipes will put a smile on your face and have you singing Christmas songs in no time!

1. Peppermint-Eggnog Punch

This ice-cream-based drink is super tasty and only takes 15 minutes to make. Rum may be added, but it is not needed. Throw in some peppermint sticks and you have a delicious holiday presentation!

2. Santa’s Sleigh Cocktail

This creamy martini is a sure hit! This holiday drink contains eggnog, brandy, amaretto, nutmeg, and ice-cream. This drink may be cold, but it will warm you up in no time with holiday cheer! Garnish with some cinnamon sticks, and you’re all set.

3. Hot Buttered Rum

For a warm holiday drink, you can’t go wrong with hot buttered rum. This spiced drink is a holiday favorite, and for a good reason! Fill your senses with cinnamon, nutmeg, and ground cloves. If you prefer a non-alcoholic version, check out this recipe.

4. Mulled Wine

The combination of red wine and apple cider is a lovely combination that is sure to entice your friends and family. This cozy drink is filled with enticing aromas and is a perfect addition to any party.

5. White Christmas Margaritas

If you love margaritas, you’re in for a holiday indulgence! This recipe serves 6 people and can be made in 15 minutes. This drink will have you singing “It’s the most wonderful time of the year!”

6. Cranberry Mule

If you like Moscow mules, this drink is for you! If you’ve never had a Moscow mule before, then this holiday inspired drink is a delicious introduction! This refreshing beverage contains both ginger beer and vodka. Serve in copper mugs for a proper Moscow mule.

7. Irish Coffee

You can’t go wrong with an enjoyable Irish coffee during the holidays. This drink may be served cold or warm depending on your preference. For the classic warm version, click here. If you prefer a cold brew, check out this recipe.

8. Mexicocoa

This warm drink transforms ordinary hot chocolate into a festive delight. Mix in a little tequila and some spices, and you have a drink that will transport you to Mexico.

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Enter My Holiday Cash Giveaway!

Would you like to have the best holiday season ever? Want some extra cash this upcoming Christmas? Enter my Holiday Cash Giveaway and you could win $1,000 in cash!

To enter the drawing, simply print out the form shown above, enter your information, and turn it in! Mail your entry to: 740 Garden View Court, Suite 100, Encinitas, California 92024. Only one entry per household, please.

If you don’t have time to mail the form, that’s ok! You may fax your entry to 760.753.5925 or email your submission to

Any and all entries must be submitted before the deadline on December 13th. The winner will be announced on December 14th!

Good luck and Happy Holidays!

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