downtown san diego april 10

Downtown San Diego April 10
Downtown San Diego April 10
Downtown San Diego April 10
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    Getting Through EscrowKeeping The Process Running Smoothly

    Casual, Creative CuisineSoleil At Ks Scallops And Risotto

    The Finishing TouchChoosing Artwork For Your Home


    April 2010

    All information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed. The properties on this list have been listed/sold by various participants in the MLS.

    If your home is currently listed, this is not a solicitation for that listing. Produced by Desert Lifestyle Publishing 480.460.0996


    Park Place | Unit 5022 Bed | 2 Bath | 1,374 SF$625,000Spectacular easterly views of the cityscape and Harbor Dr. in this great 1374 sq. ft. floorplan.

    Oversized balcony, separated bedrooms, cherry wood floors throughout, slate flooring in baths, granite counters with full backsplash in kitchen, new carpet, crown molding throughout, custom built-in bar with wine fridge, granite gas fireplace visible from both living room and dining room, upgraded lighting, UV shades and more!

    HORIZONS CURRENTLY AVAILABLEBed / Bath Est. SF List Price 1 / 2 1,249 $474,8001 / 2 1,036 $510,0001 / 2 1,036 $545,0002 / 2 1,245 $639,0002 / 2 1,245 $625,000 -$640,0002 / 2 1,245 $649,000 2 / 2 1,263 $649,000 -$679,0002 / 2 1,301 $679,0003 / 3 2,260 $1,395,000 3 / 2 2,918 $2,900,000

    SALE PENDING2 / 2 2,007 $1,195,000

    SOLD SOLD PRICE1 / 2 1,036 $460,0002 / 2 1,301 $484,0002 / 2 1,230 $572,0002 / 2 1,170 $660,000

    PARK PLACE CURRENTLY AVAILABLEBed / Bath Est. SF List Price 2 / 2 1,375 $495,000 -$545,0002 / 2 1,455 $630,0001 / 2 1,268 $640,0002 / 2 1,338 $695,0002 / 2 1,353 $739,0002 / 2 1,545 $739,0002 / 2 1,545 $759,0002 / 2 1,374 $1,120,000

    SALE PENDING2 / 2 1,374 $625,0002 / 2 1,374 $639,000

    SOLD SOLD PRICE1 / 2 1,113 $429,0001 / 2 1,113 $500,8002 / 2 1,575 $640,0002 / 2 1,374 $680,0002 / 2 1,545 $715,0002 / 2 1,353 $752,0001 / 2 1,545 $1,070,0002 / 2 2,000 $1,700,000


    ARG-Abbott Realty Group435 4th Ave. San Diego, CA 92101




    CAROLYN BOWHAYBroker Associate, CRS, GRI


  • Black Eyed PeasSan Diego Sports Arena, April 3rd619.224.4171 or sandiegoarena.comRock out with the six-time Grammy Award-winning recording artists The Black Eyed Peas during their E.N.D. World Tour. The group will perform hit songs such as I Got a Feeling and Meet Me Halfway. Described as the ultimate party experience, the Peas are bringing Ludacris and LMFAO along for the ride.

    WoofstockBalboa Park, April 10th800.572.BARK or Fido out for fun in the sun all in support of his four-legged friends. This 60s-themed event kicks off with the Peace, Love and Rock n Roll dog walk. Other events throughout the day include fly ball, disc dogs, a K9 playground and of course delicious food for canines and their humans. Proceeds benefit Canine Companions to provide assistance dogs to people with disabilities.

    March for BabiesBalboa Park, April 24th858.576.1211 or marchforbabies.orgComplete this 5K walk through Balboa Park in support of the March of Dimes, an organization dedicated to research, education, advocacy and service programs helping babies born with birth defects.

    Sesame Street Live: 1, 2, 3, Imagine!San Diego Sports Arena, April 22nd 25th619.224.4171 or sandiegoarena.comLittle ones will get the chance to see their favorite characters sing and dance before their very eyes! As the captain of the high seas, Elmo and his friends chart off into the world of imagination and dance to the rhythm of the African rainforest.

    Wine and Dine Dance! Dance! Dance!Hard Rock Hotel, April 24th619.702.3000 or hardrockhotelsd.comMix and mingle, dine and dance. Indulge in premier regional wines, specialty beers and cuisine from several top San Diego restaurants. This event also hosts an exciting auction which last year raised over $100,000. Proceeds benefit ElderHelp, an organization dedicated to helping low-income and seniors in need within the community.

    Art AliveSan Diego Museum of Art, April 30th May 2nd This four-day event is filled with everything an art lover could want. Enjoy the Members Preview, Special Edition of Culture & Cocktails and the family-oriented Garden of Activities. This year includes a unique exhibition of floral arrangements created by more than 100 floral designers. Have some fun and enjoy a little culture all at once!

    APRIL 2010

    For anyone that has bought or sold real estate before, they know first-hand that the escrow process can be the most challenging element of the entire transaction. But it certainly doesnt have to be. Lets review the role of the escrow process and present some tips on getting through escrow smoothly. In the simplest of terms, escrow is a process that provides for a fair and equitable transfer of real estate property from one party to another. To facilitate that goal, escrow provides the means for depositing- with a neutral third party- the funds, documentation and instructions necessary to complete the sale. That neutral third party is the Escrow Officer. They have the obligation to safeguard the funds during the process and to disburse the funds and convey title only when all of the provisions of the transaction have been met. Because most real estate transactions involve large sums of money and what seems like endless amounts of documents, the escrow process is filled with minute details, step-by-step procedures and many opportunities for challenges. Whether you are the buyer or seller, your understanding and cooperation in the process can make a remarkable impact on how smoothly the escrow process goes. Most importantly, be sure to work with a certified escrow professional. In California, most escrows are handled by a title company. There are many companies to choose from but dont base your decision strictly on pricing or who your co-worker used for their escrow. The best reference source can be your Realtor. They want your transaction to close as quickly and smoothly as you do and they have the experience and knowledge of who the professional and reliable Escrow Officers are. Respond quickly to all correspondence. Once escrow is opened, you will be receiving multiple packets and forms that need your attention. Reply immediately. Because escrow often needs to follow a sequence of events, the hold-up of a particular item can unwittingly hold-up many other important items along with it.

    Be available. Besides insuring that you will be available on the actual Close Of Escrow day, its critical to be reachable throughout the entire process. Avoid going on vacation or taking on other time-consuming projects. Give all parties involved many ways to contact you- phones, fax, e-mail, etc. If you are the seller, inform the Escrow Officer well in advance if there are any liens or judgments encumbering the property. If you are the buyer, inform your lender about any changes to employment, income, debt ratios or your credit rating that may have occurred during the escrow process. If you are the buyer, have your homeowners insurance policy all set up and ready to take effect as soon as you close escrow. Start this process early, as some homes may have insurability issues or require special coverage that could cause delay. If you are required to deliver funds, follow your Escrow Officers instructions regarding the acceptable form of monies. Dont arrive with a personal check, as the processing of a personal check can take 5-10 days. Generally a cashiers check or wire transfer of funds is required to close on time. If you have secured a loan for the purchase of the property, ask your lender for a copy of all pertinent loan documentation ahead of time. The day that escrow is scheduled to close is not the time to be raising concerns about your loan program or interest rate.

    Ever been to a friends house and been impressed by his or her art collection? Picking the right painting or sculpture for rooms in your home can be a painstak-ing process. Do you choose the artwork first and then design the rest of the room

    around the painting? Or do you design your room first and then look for just the right artwork as the pice de rsistance to your decor? No doubt, choosing artwork is a personal endeavor. After all, youre the only one who knows if you like how

    something looks. But there are some guidelines when it comes to making the best choices for your abode. The first thing to consider when choosing a work of art for your home: Stick with your style. Is your interior design traditional, contemporary, transitional, eclectic? Then your artwork should reflect the same or a complementary style. In other words, you may not want to hang an ultra-modern painting over your mantel if your home is more rustic or Old World. Some styles, however, do meld. For example, American Indian art can be used in a contemporary lifestyle or setting beautifully. Next, think color. Pick up on hues from the fabrics in your room and the paint colors on the walls and look for complementary artwork. Of course, it doesnt have to be an exact match. The scale of your artwork is also very important. If you have a large ten-foot wall space, you dont want a small 36 X 36 piece of art. The art also has to work with the scale of the furniture. If you have grand, stately furniture, for example, small paintings will be overshadowed and feel out of place. You may also wonder if its okay to mix different art mediumspainting, sculpture, and metal artwork, for examplein the same space. The answer is absolutely yes. If you have too many paintings in


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