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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Springtime Desserts for Your Next Party

Springtime is here! Take advantage of the gorgeous weather and the blooming flowers by hosting a springtime party in your backyard. These desserts are springtime themed and are oh so scrumptious.

Sure to delight both kids and adults, these sweet goodies are going to be the talk of your next house party. Best of all, they’re easy to make!

  • Adorable Bunny Cake

This cake is shaped just like a bunny! To make this sweet cake, you will need two 9-inch round cake layers, jelly beans, licorice, biscotti, coconut shavings, marshmallows, and a few other cake ingredients. This recipe requires you to do a little cake constructing, but the effort is entirely worth it in the end!

  • Carrot Patch Cheesecake

This carrot patch cheesecake recipe is both delicious and aesthetic! The cheesecake crust and top layer are made with crushed Oreos to look like garden dirt. Strawberries dipped in orange frosting serve as the carrots on top of this scrumptious dessert. Add some chocolate eggs to look like robin eggs in the spring.

  • Egg Fruit Pizza

This egg fruit pizza is made up of fruit and a sugar cookie base. Bake sugar cookie dough into the shape of a large egg, and once cool, cover the cookie in frozen whipped topping. Map out where you want your fruit to sit, and then start layering! Once done, drip honey over your masterpiece and let your guests enjoy!

  • Robin’s Nest Cake Topper

This cake is oh so cute for springtime! This recipe is so easy to make, simply create any cake you wish—frosting included. The robin’s nest is made from vermicelli noodles covered in chocolate. Use a bowl to shape the nest and let it cool in the fridge. Secure the nest on top of your cake with some frosting and put some chocolate eggs inside!

  • Peep Marshmallow Bars

This recipe is so easy to make and is ready in no time. This Rice Krispies treat recipe is made with colorful Peeps! Using 3 different bowls, and 3 colored peeps, microwave each and combine the ingredients to create the color gradient. Then all you have to do is layer the colored concoctions!

  • Chocolate Malt Nest Egg

This chocolate malt cake is made to look like a giant robin’s nest! The outside of the cake is made from shredded wheat covered in a chocolate mixture. Create a dip in the middle of the cake for the chocolate eggs, and you’re all set to wow your party guests!

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Model Crestview Estates Home

Not all homes are made equal, and 602 Crest Drive in South Encinitas is a house unlike any other. This gorgeous house is a former Crestview Estates model home. Admire the breathtaking panoramic mountain views. Every detail of this house is immaculate, see for yourself!


Located at the end of a cul-de-sac, this home sits on a quiet, private street. Featuring 4 beds and 3 full baths, with 1 bed and 1 bath down, this listing is very spacious—approximately 2,557 square feet. This home has stunning upgrades throughout, with new interior paint, travertine floors, beautiful crown molding, recessed lighting, and sleek granite countertops.

The updates continue into the rest of the house with a new HVAC system, water heater, fencing, and garage epoxy flooring and cabinets. The outside is just as gorgeous as the inside with new exterior paint and Plantation shutters. Homeowners will love every detail of this perfect, modern home that’s currently listed at $1,195,000.

The backyard features drought-tolerant plants and minimal upkeep. Enjoy entertaining with a large outdoor space that’s full of potential. The view from this home is breathtaking, with panoramic views of the California mountains. Every day is a paradise with a home like this!

This listing has no HOA or Mello Roos fees! Near shopping, LA Fitness, restaurants, and award-winning schools—this home is situated in a perfect location! For more information on this unbeatable home, review the listing information here.

Open House:

Wed 4/17 from 10am-1pm!  

Sat/Sun 4/20-4/21 from 1-4pm! 

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Decorating Ideas for Easter Egg Hunt

Easter is right around the corner, and many families will take part in the traditional Easter egg hunt. The Easter egg hunt involves hiding eggs for children—or even adults—to find. Eggs can be hardboiled, plastic shells filled with candy or money, and even egg-shaped chocolates.

Plastic eggs may be more convenient, but there are so many stunning ways to decorate hard-boiled eggs. Take a look at these various ways to beautifully decorate hardboiled eggs for this upcoming Easter holiday.

  • Marbled Easter Eggs

To make marbled Easter eggs, start by mixing hot water, white vinegar, and food coloring in a bowl. Allow the hardboiled eggs to sit in the mixture and then let them dry on a paper towel.

To prepare the oil mixture, mix food coloring and vegetable oil in a bowl. Carefully drop your dry colored eggs into the bowl and roll it in the mixture. That’s it!

  • Silk Tie Dyed Easter Eggs

To make gorgeous silk tie-dyed eggs, start by using 100% silk fabric. Old ties work very well. Tightly wrap boiled eggs in the fabric and tie the top with a twisty tie. Then use a light-colored fabric to wrap the eggs again.

Place your eggs in a pot filled with water and white vinegar, then bring it to a boil. After 20 minutes, let them cool and you’ll have beautiful Easter eggs to show off!

  • Checker Dyed Eggs

To create this striking, graphic design, simply use tape to create vertical and horizontal lines on the hard-boiled eggs. Dip the eggs in a food color mixture and let them dry on a paper towel. Once dry, remove the tape and dip them in a lighter dye mixture.

  • Galaxy Eggs

This Easter egg decoration design is out of this world! Paint some hardboiled eggs black, and once dry, use a sponge to apply blue, pink, and purple. Once the second level is dry, use a toothbrush dipped in white paint to create a splatter of white on the egg to look like stars.

  • Swirl Colored Eggs

This method is so easy, it takes almost no time at all! Use a hot glue gun to create swirls onto hard-boiled eggs. Once the glue is dry, dip the egg into a food color mixture. Let them dry on a paper towel and remove the glue.

  • Emoji Eggs

Dye hard-boiled eggs in a yellow food dye mixture. Once dry, use markers to paint on some adorable emoji faces! To create a wide variety of faces, use blue, red, black, and white paint markers.

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Gorgeous Shady Hollow Home

It’s rare to find a gorgeous home in California that has a large yard, but 3321 Dorado Place in Carlsbad is truly one of a kind!

This single-story home features 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, and approximately 1,453 square feet. This Shady Hollow home has a tranquil, park-like setting, and is tucked away at the end of a cul-de-sac. There is a large variety of lush greenery and foliage surrounding this stunning home.


The floorplan of this house has a great room that’s open to the backyard, kitchen, and adjoining breakfast nook. This gorgeous listing has a vaulted ceiling, hardwood floors, new windows and sliders, a newly painted interior, and even aa atrium area. Relax in the living room and warm up on chilly nights by the beautiful brick fireplace.


Homeowners will absolutely fall in love with the exceptionally large, lush, private yard. Perfect for entertaining, relaxing, kids at play, and furry pets. The backyard is an oasis of tranquility that could be your own private escape.


This one of a kind home is currently listed at $745,000. For more details, visit the listing page for further information.

Don’t miss out on the OPEN HOUSE this WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27TH FROM 10:30AM TO 12:30PM.

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Beautifully Upgraded Seagate Home

1752 Edgefield Lane in Encinitas, California is a gorgeous end unit townhome located in Seagate Village. This community home has incredible amenities and a private greenbelt location.

This beautifully upgraded home features a popular floor plan that offers spacious room, a vaulted ceiling, and gorgeous french doors that overlook lush greenery. This Seagate model has 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, 1 partial bath, and 1,531 square feet of space.

The remodeled kitchen has crisp white cabinetry, sleek granite countertops, and a modern backsplash. Chefs will absolutely love cooking in this gorgeous space! The remodel continues past the kitchen, with upgraded bathrooms, ceiling fans, mirrored closet doors, brand new carpet and hardwood floors, recessed lighting, and smooth ceilings. To top it all off, the furnace and water heater have also been replaced!

The fenced patio has room for entertaining and playing with furry pets. The patio is currently home to gorgeous flowering plants and lush greenery, proving that homeowners can use this space however they so choose!

The quiet community of Seagate Village features a tennis court, volleyball field, pool, and spa. There’s no shortage of fun activities to do outside the home. This townhome location is close to great schools and various stores.

The current listing price is set at $675,000. For more information on this beautiful townhouse, click here to see the details.

Visit the OPEN HOUSE this Saturday, 3/23 from 1 to 4 PM! 

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How to Install Open Shelving in Your Kitchen

Open shelves are extremely popular these days. So much so, that houses with open shelving sold 11 days sooner on Zillow and earned homeowners an increased sale price of 10.1%.

Open shelving brightens a room by removing boxed cabinets and creating more space. Open shelving is functional as it allows you to see what you need, so you can find a certain pot or pan in a jiffy. It is also artistic, as shelves allow you to make use of empty walls and display whatever you like.

To add open shelving to your kitchen, start by picking an empty wall where you would like to hang some shelves. If you have wall cabinets you would like to remove, review this helpful guide to learn how to easily do so yourself.

You Will Need:

Steps:

  1. Measure the wall space and decide if you want two long shelves or four short ones. Buy the appropriately sized wood shelves for this space.
    1.  Note: If you choose floating shelf brackets, have the wood custom cut with holes for the brackets.
  2. If your wall has tile, remove it and then cut tile to go around your shelves.
  3. Use a leveler to outline where your shelf, or shelves, and brackets are going to go and mark the studs.
  4. Use a drill to install the brackets on the wall. If your walls are drywall, use drywall anchors to secure the brackets.
    1. Note: Read the anchor packaging to ensure your shelf (and the contents on it) will not exceed the weight capacity.
  5. Once your brackets are drilled into the wall securely with the appropriate anchors, go ahead and use a mallet to secure your wood shelves onto the brackets.
  6. You’re all done!

Installing your own open shelving is hard work but doing it yourself will be incredibly rewarding! Not to mention, you can learn a thing or two about home improvement with the process.

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Top Features that Homeowners Want

If you’re selling your home or planning on selling your home in the future, you may be wondering what features will increase the equity in your home. What features will make your home even more desirable to homebuyers?

Zillow analyzed 4.6 million home sales in the US for both 2017 and 2018. Homes with certain features were on the market for shorter periods of time and generally sold for more money. If you already have these features, know that your home is currently very valuable for today’s real estate market. If you wish to boost the price point of your home, consider adding at least one of these desirable features.

  • Steam Oven

According to Zillow, steam ovens earn homes the largest price premium over other listings that don’t have one. Homeowners could earn about 34.1% more with this amenity. Steam ovens use hot pressurized steam to cook food, reducing cooking time. They’re also said to be healthier than traditional ovens because steaming helps food retain vitamins and nutrients.

  • Steam Shower

Bathrooms with steam showers are incredibly popular. This feature increases a homes sale price by about 30.7%. Steam showers are said to promote wellbeing by improving circulation, decreasing joint pain, detoxing the body, reducing stress, and so much more.

  • Heated Floors

This a luxury feature that homebuyers may be willing to splurge on. Heated flooring is a very cozy feature–especially in cold climates—and it could increase a homes sale price by 26.2%.

  • Wine Cellar

Wine is a very popular alcoholic drink in the US. About 949 million wine gallons were consumed in 2016, and the number increases each year. Homes with a wine cellar have an increased sale price of about 31.4%.

  • Shed/Garage Studio

if your home has a shed studio or garage studio, then your home may be worth 26.5% more than other similar listings! Not to mention, listings that had this feature were typically sold 8 days faster.

  • Open Shelving

Open shelving is a very popular kitchen trend right now. Open shelving opens a room up and makes it seem bigger. It also promotes organization and design, which is why many homeowners are opting for open shelving in their kitchens. This feature helps homes sell 11 days faster and gives earn homeowners a 10.1% price boost.

  • Outdoor Kitchen

Entertainers love hosting parties and get-togethers at their home. If you have an outdoor kitchen, your home could earn you about 24.5% more when closing.

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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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Bay Window Design Ideas

Bay windows are huge window spaces typically made up of three or more panes. The windows project outward from the building to form a bay. Bay areas can be used in a multitude of ways.

If you have a bay window, there are plenty of designs that can be incorporated to maximize your interior décor. If you don’t have one, consider having one installed. They let in lots of natural light and they increase the value of your home.

Take a look at these interior design ideas for bay windows:

  • Sophisticated Sitting Area

Turn your bay window into more than a simple bench. Add a chic, eye-catching coffee table and some decorative accent chairs to create a sitting area to take tea with friends.

  • Pet Lounge Area

If your bay window seat has drawers, consider removing one and turning that small nook into a lounge area for your pet. Both cats and dogs love small, confined dens. Cover the walls in a soft material and add a soft bed. They’ll absolutely love their new hiding space.

  • Reading Station

If you love reading a good book in bright natural light, turn your bay window into your own personal reading nook. You could add shelves to either side of your bay window or create shelving on the bottom in place of drawers. Fit a custom sofa into your nook or use a large reading chair.

  • Suspended Egg Chair

Egg chairs are cozy, chic suspended chairs. They’re the ultimate relaxation chair. You can have one installed into your ceiling or choose a self-suspending chair. These chairs are fun for the kids and the swinging motion will lull you into a sense of relaxation.

  • Dining Area

Turn your bay window into a stunning dining area or breakfast nook. Use a round table to compliment the curve of your window bench (if you have one). Consider getting a table custom fitted to maximize the space of your bay window. Use straight back chairs to save space or even a bench. Enjoy your breakfast in a sun-soaked spot with a great view.

  • Study Area

Take advantage of that natural light and create a study space to work. Add a gorgeous desk and a comfortable chair. You’ll be all set to get some productive work done. Or if you prefer, get a custom table fitted to your bay window.

 

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