Tag: San Diego Real Estate

Rents Already Dropping Like a Rock, Home Values to Follow

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According to an article posted the other day on the Los Angeles Fox 11 newsite at FoxLA.com, rents are already dropping in the Los Angeles region due to the effects of the Corona Virus or Covid-19. Over two weeks ago, shortly after the first stay at home order, I predicted that both rents and property values would be dropping very quickly.

The last line in their article is extremely telling:

“But for now, if your rent is not going down, you may want to talk to your landlord or look around for a better deal, because you may get it.”

Over 10 days ago, I wrote my first email asking a landlord for either a suspension of rent or a reduced rate. They came back with a “COVID-19 Hardship Consideration” form, which was obviously drawn up by the attorneys for the Southern California Rental Housing Association (and revised or drawn up, the same day 3/31/20).

This Covid-19 Hardship Consideration form, makes zero concessions except for considering to provide ‘accommodations’ for reduced rent until the eviction moratorium is lifted at which time the full amount of the rent would be due or the tenant would face eviction. They fail to recognize that due to the Stay at Home Order, many people have lost their entire incomes and in many cases, their jobs.

What landlords need to realize is that their properties are not worth the rental income they were getting even one month ago …

They are going to be finding very quickly that they will not be able to continue to charge rents like they were in 2019 and beyond. Rents will be dropping FAST and landlords should be contacting their lending institutions to get their payments deferred or contracts renegotiated. Some may choose to walk away. Many will be hearing from their tenants who will be choosing to do the same.

If you are a tenant or a landlord who needs help negotiating and coming up with creative, mutually beneficial ways to get through this crisis and stay in your home, please give me a call. I can – and want to, help.

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If you have a house or condo that needs updating, remodeling or serious repair – you should contact We Buy Fugly Houses.

We Buy Fugly Houses will pay fast cash for your property in San Diego regardless of condition.

You will get top dollar, a quick, painless closing and will not have to do a thing to fix or repair the property.

Contact We Buy Fugly Houses today!

A New Day Real Estate Now Hosted by SiteGround

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SiteGround Web HostingIt is with special pleasure that I get to announce that SiteGround is now the web host for A New Day Real Estate and ANewDayRealEstate.com.

With SiteGround, A New Day Real Estate has a fully reliable web hosting service, with great customer service and really fair pricing.

A New Day Real Estate can now have a more reliable website for our clients, agents and brokers – and be a better real estate partner to our real estate websites including AAA Properties, Coastal Orange County LivingDel Mar VillasOne Paseo Real Estate, San Diego Real Estate and We Buy Fugly Houses.

Toddler Car Seat Stolen at Del Mar Villas February 8, 2018

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I seriously cannot believe it, but someone stole my 17 month old daughter‘s car seat from our carport in the Del Mar Villas.  It was a Mini Mouse themed car seat which works as both rear-facing and front-facing.  Not super expensive – but it was our only one ….

To whomever stole the MiniMouse car seat:  I hope that it keeps your child safe (and that your child somehow grows up with better values than you …)

Found: Key(s) Found on 11/12/17 UPDATE: Owner Located

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Update:  Owner has been located and key was returned to our neighbor.  Thank you for your help.


Key(s) found on 11/12/17, call 858.876.4227 or contact us to identify and claim.


At Del Mar Villas: Signs, Signs, Everywhere There’s Signs

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If there is one thing that Del Mar Villas management is good at, it would have to be putting up signs.  Signs of all kinds – some of them are printed, but many of them are handwritten …  The latest sign, er ‘signs’ (there’s 4 copies taped to the walls and doors within 20 feet of each other is posted in the ‘gym’.Del Mar Villas sign in gym 111117

Remember: Do NOT touch the TV and do not throw away the remote control.

Kind of crazy that we need signs like this – especially so many of them!

Sign Up for the New Del Mar Villas E-Newsletter!

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All residents and condo owners at Del Mar Villas are invited to sign up for the all new (and unofficial) Del Mar Villas e-newsletter at DelMarVillas.re, which will include hyper-local news, classifieds and maybe even some events.

Everyone is invited to submit news,  information or free classified ads – including units for sale or rent.

It’s our goal to give all residents and homeowners at Del Mar Villas a community resource that we can all use to make living at Del Mar Villas an even better experience for us all.  If you have any news that you would like to report, please send to News@LocalBusinessScoop with the subject line of Del Mar Villas news.

Del Mar Villas Condo Owners Association Annual Meeting September 6, 2017 (Updated)

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Del Mar Villas Condo Owners Association Annual Meeting Notice 2017Del Mar Villas Condo Owners Association Annual Meeting to Be Held September 6, 2017

There has been a notice posted around the Del Mar Villas complex saying that the Del Mar Villas Condo Owners Association Annual meeting will be held on Wednesday September 6, 2017 starting with Phil’s BBQ dinner from 5:30-6:30 pm at the ‘Onsite Clubhouse’.

Agenda Items:

  1. Call to Order 6:30 pm
  2. Approval of Prior Annual Meeting Minutes
  3. Nominations from the Floor / Close Nominations
  4. Begin Tabulation of Ballots
  5. Financial Review
  6. Maintenance Updates
  7. Homeowner Open Forum
  8. Announcement of Election Results
  9. Adjournment

The notice goes on to say “All Owners are welcome to attend the meeting~  Please make sure to return your ballot to the inspector of elections before the meeting date!  Your attendance or return of your ballot is extremely important to achieve quorum.  If quorum is not achieved Association business cannot be conducted and the meeting will be rescheduled”.

At this point, I am just a renter and resident of the Del Mar Villas and am not invited or welcome to attend the Del Mar Villas Condo Owners Association Annual Meeting in 2017, BUT among the items I really hope are addressed:

  1.  The eyesore and problems caused by the construction shed, and piles of lumber staged in the NW corner of the property parking lot.  It is common knowledge that a couple of men were arrested for breaking into the storage shed and having stolen property and thought that they were responsible for at least some of the many car and storage break-ins and thefts in the Del Mar Villas community.
    UPDATE:  On August 30, 2017 Susan Thrasher let me know that the lumber was gone and that the carport project has been completed. 
  2. Sani-Can / Porta Potty – these are designed and permitted as temporary, but this one has been in the same place in the parking lot for well over a year and a half – attracting lots of bad characters and trash (not to mention the smell and unsanitary conditions).  UPDATE: On August 23, 2017, the stinking Porta Potty was finally taken away!  Thank you Susan Thrasher!
  3. Smoking on the Del Mar Villas property by contractors hired and paid by the Del Mar Villas Condo Association.  Many of us live here at Del Mar Villas because it is supposed to be a ‘smoke free’ property.  This policy is a joke if contractors who break the rules are allowed to continue to work here.
  4. Ongoing maintenance issues.  Residents need to know why is has been taking so long to repair facilities like the jacuzzi and sauna.  We all pay lots of money for rent or mortgage payments and deserve to be able to consistently enjoy the facilities we pay for.
  5. Keys to common areas.  It is beyond time to change the locks so that only residents and owners have access to our facilities.  The locks have not been changed in many years.  It is not right that so many people who used to live here or have a friend that lived here continue to use our pool, tennis courts and gym facilities.  There are actually tennis coaches with no ties to Del Mar Villas hosting tennis lessons on our tennis courts.  There are many families who live elsewhere who regularly use our swimming pool.  And there are people who don’t live here who work out in our gym.  This is not fair to residents and adds a lot of liability to the Del Mar Villas and its owners (especially the Del Mar Villas Board of Directors).


Don’t Bother Getting Your Car Washed if You Live at Del Mar Villas

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If you live at the Del Mar Villas, don’t bother getting your car washed – the maintenance guys will make sure to blow dirt over it the next day ….

I’ve complained about this several times, but still the same, they continue to blow all the parking lot dirt all over freshly washed cars.  #thissucks


Apparently It’s Ok to Park Illegally at Del Mar Villas – IF You Are the Manager …. (Updated)

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Del Mar Villas Manager Susan Thrasher's Truck Illegally ParkedI’ve noticed several times over the course of the last month a big red truck illegally parked in the fire lane across the parking lot from the gym at Del Mar Villas. Read More

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