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     APRIL IS “Earthquake” IS Preparedness Month.

1989 6.9 LOMA PRIETA EARTHQUAKE

APRIL is No Time To Be FOOLin Around.

Are you Prepared? What to know when the shaking begins & what to do when it stops.

Be Red Cross Ready! Earthquakes strike suddenly, without warning, and they can occur at any time of the year, day or night. Forty-five states and territories in the United States are at moderate to very high risk of  “Earthquakes” and they are located in every region of the Country.

“Earthquake” Safety Checklist. Contact your local Emergency Management office, Local American Red Cross SAFETY CHECKLIST. Contact your local Emergency Management Office, local American Red Cross Chapter, State Geological Survey or Department of Natural Resources.

MOBILE & MANUFACTURED HOMES & EARTHQUAKES

Mobile & Manufactured Homes and Homes not attached to their foundations  (circa 1940’s and before) are at particular risk during an “Earthquake”.

Buildings with foundations resting on landfill and other unstable soils are at increased risk of damage and LIQUEFACTION

Learn how to shut off the gas valves in your home and keep a wrench handy for that purpose. Keep and maintain an emergency kit in an easy-to-access location. 

 

BE RED CROSS READY

If your community experiences an earthquake, or any disaster, register on the American Red CrossSafe and Well Web site available through RedCross.org to let your family and friends know about your welfare. 

If you don’t have Internet access, call 1-866-GET-INFO For more information on disaster and emergency preparedness, visit RedCross.org. Copyright  2009 by the American National Red Cross


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 Quality of Life Encinitas, CA vs. Lahaina, HA

CLIMATE  Lahaina Encinitas United States
Rainfall (in.) 14.6 15.6 36.5
Snowfall (in.) 0 0 25
Precipitation Days 33 44 100
Sunny Days 281 263 205
Avg. July High 87 88 86.5
Avg. Jan. Low 63.3 37.7 20.5
Comfort Index (higher=better) 53 46 44
UV Index 9.9 5.9 4.3
Elevation ft. 46 205 1,060

Nine Good Reasons To Live In Encinitas, CA vs.Lahaina, Ha

My lovely bride of 35 years, Janis and I,  spent 10 beautiful days in Lahaina this past December. When we left Encinitas it was 69f with 2 to 4 foot nicely shaped waves and when we arrived in Hawaii it was 8Of and pretty FLAT!  Not to mention very crowded.

According to http://weather.org/weatherorg_records_and_averages.htm On December 11, the day we departed HA, for San Diego, it was 77f and rainy with 2 to 3 foot very poorly shaped waves and when we returned to Encinitas it was 66f and sunny with 3 to 4 foot great waves.

Albeit the water temperatue was about 12 degrees cooler back home in Leucadia, wetsuits do make the difference. Additionally, when you adjust for humidity you couldn’t tell the difference in the ambient temperatures.

Going on vacation is absolutely fun, relaxing and enjoyable. But how many places in the world can you live where you return home to a pertetual vacation. You just can’t beat the climate in

“America’s Finest City”

Overall Southern California has the best climate in the USA. But even better is the North San Diego Coastline.

View Poll Results: Where is the best climate?
Southern California (Mediterrianian) 71 40.57%
Texas (4 defined seasons) 9 5.14%
Arizona (Hot summers) 12 6.86%
Pacific Northwest (Warm summers, rainy winters) 19 10.86%
Central Plains (Highly variable and seasonal) 5 2.86%
Great Lakes (Lots of snow) 16 9.14%
North East (Variable, with some strong storms) 21 12.00%
Mid-Atlantic (Humid summers, mild winters) 28 16.00%
Gulf Coast (Hot and Humid, Prone to Hurricanes) 14 8.00%
Hawaii (Steady year round) 27 15.43%
Alaska (Cold and snowy) 3 1.71%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 175. You may not vote on this poll

To Sum It Up?

“According to data compiled by Standard & Poor’s for the Case-Shiller Home Price Indices, real estate prices nation-wide continued to fall in 2010, dropping another 4.1%.”

“By contrast, San Diego real estate prices rose by 2.6% during that same period. According to their data the only other major city in the U.S. to see an increase in median home prices during 2010 was Washington D.C.”

Additionally, Real Estate Investors from around the World continue to choose San Diego for its undisputed year around “Mediterranean Climate” and its Multi-Cultural Mixed Bag of Recreational and Social activities .

Be it the downtown “Gaslamp” city lifestyle to surfing, diving, fishing on the beach, or hiking and bicycling through the desert, or mountains whether man-made or wild & natural, it’s all here. You can vacation in San Diego 24/7 365.

Hawaii? No Leucadia!

Hawaii? No Vista, CA

Hawaii? No Blooming Plumeria On the North County Coast!!

If you’re a Real Estate investor looking for one of the best buying opportunities to come about in several years be it a high end totally refurberished estate to choose as your primary residence, a totally re-habbed distressed property rental investment, a Manufactured Home or Manufactured Home Park or a just a second home to enjoyn while visiting make the North County Coastline your choice.

Surf’s Up!

Come Join Us!

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Time for buyers to get off the fence:

With interest rates and prices at an all time low why aren’t people buying? I don’t have the answer for this and I am actually shocked people aren’t jumping for joy. I see hundreds of investors buying properties every week yet the average buyer is nervous about buying in a down market. Prices are always going to go down and up and there is no true way to predict what the market is going to do, the only thing everyone knows is that the market will always come back and grow even higher. With opportunity to buy your first home or to finally buy your dream home don’t allow yourself to let this market pass you up. Click here the Search Properties tab to search for properties or contact us at 888-503-3117 for assistance in finding a great deal.

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What Direction Do You Think The San Diego Real Estate Market Is Going To Go In Today’s Market Now That America Has Been Downgraded By S&P?

This may be a little bit of a stretch but in many ways the current state of the RE market is somewhat reminiscent of the stock market in that the stock market factors in anticipated chaos and adjusts accordingly.  That in part is  big boys stay and play.

They tend to buy and hold to lease or rent on a long term basis and are not as panicked or desperate as the average buyer looking to buy and hold to occupy . In fact the  more unsophisticated investor tends to divest and run as was evidenced in the recent S&P credit downgrade that triggered the stock market volatility we’ve been seeing for the last several sessions.

What is happening in the RE market is similar. The more sophisticated and cash laden investor has adjusted in anticipated loss or gain in value and is buying to hold  to rent or lease while the average Johnny Six Packer and Linda Lunch bucket continue to straddle the fence.

Albeit RE is local and many areas of the Country are seeing an increase in real estate sales the ongoing negative economic news, unemployment, political dysfunction, shadow inventory, etc. continue to stifle the RE market overall making it less desirable for the average buyer to pull the trigger.

However, having said that now that America has been downgraded money will become more expensive which is likely to drive interest rates up. Folks with ARMs and HELOCs may see an upswing in their loan balances and it could even trigger some  concern for many  investors.

So before that happens the best thing the RE professional can do is to inform fence sitters that if they’re considering buying a home to live in for at least several years that now’s the time to do it. Money will no doubt be more expensive in the not too distant future and that can and probably will further exacerbate the RE recovery.

Of course with the pool of cash buyers actively engaged in acquisition of properties to rehab and flip or buy and hold to lease and/or rent and continue to complement their Real Estate portfolios all the more will no doubt be stepping up their buying pace as values continue to decline. Someone’s got t win and someone’s got to lose out. Which one are you?

The Arendsen Group INC & TAG Real Estate Sales and Investments is your one stop, turnkey total in house solution to acquiring, rehabbing, reselling or managing your property portfolio. Whether you’re looking to purchase a Factory Built Homeor a Multi-Million Dollar Estate we’re your total solution.

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