Local businesses Mission Bay Visitor Center’s Conversion Still Includes Restaurant! By Caroline Abkar, 9/12/2019   Hi everyone,   A few days ago, we released an update about the Mission Bay Visitor Center with information on the businesses that are expected to open very soon. You can read that post here.      Many of you in the community have questions and so today, I met the […]
Real Estate Tidbits Are Zillow’s Zestimates accurate? By Caroline Abkar, 9/10/2019   Everyone knows about Zillow’s Zestimate’s and millions of users look them up, but how accurate are they and can you use them at face value? The key items to remember after watching this video are the following: Zillow’s website describes Zestimates as a starting point. It should not be used a […]
Local businesses Mission Bay Visitor Center Update! By Caroline Abkar, 9/8/2019 Hello everyone! I’m so delighted to share this fresh update with you regarding the Mission Bay Visitor Center. You may recall the meeting I organized a couple of years ago when there were talks about turning Mission Bay Visitor Center into a restaurant, and I am so delighted to say that the […]
Real Estate Tidbits What is a home warranty? By Caroline Abkar, 9/5/2019 A home warranty is very different than a homeowner’s insurance. While homeowner’s insurance covers damage to your home, a home warranty will cover the appliances and systems in your home, including but not limited to your refrigerator, oven, garbage disposal, microwave, dishwasher, water heater, furnace, A/C, plumbing, sewer line, pool. There are […]
Local businesses Spotlight on Bay Park’s Caffe Vicino! By Caroline Abkar, 3/25/2019 Caffe Vicino is a little gem of a coffee shop in Bay Park, San Diego and I had the pleasure of chatting with owner Marina Mathias! Watch this short interview to learn about where their coffee comes from, their various menu options, and the fidelity card! Caroline
Market News 2019 Economic and Housing Market Forecast Thinking about making a real estate move in 2019 but wish you knew where the market is headed? Will prices drop? Will interest rates rise? Is it the right time to buy or sell? Is the bubble about to pop? We all wish we had a crystal ball to see into the future. What we […]
Real Estate Tidbits What You Need to Know About California Proposition 5  By Caroline Abkar | Windermere Homes & Estates | October 2018   The California Association of REALTORS® submitted the ballot initiative for Proposition 5 stating that almost 75% of homeowners 55 and older haven’t moved since 2000 in fear of the moving penalty they cannot afford. With elections right around the corner, there is so much […]
Local businesses Farmer’s Table opens in Bay Park, San Diego! Excitement is through the roof as I meet with Sabrina Martins, General Manager at the new and gorgeously designed Farmer’s Table here in Bay Park adjacent to Sprouts in Clairemont Village. This family owned eatery experienced tremendous success when they opened Farmer’s Table in La Mesa, and are elated to bring their award winning concept […]
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Local businesses Up Close & Personal with Jennie Groom, Founder and Owner of Studio Flo Pilates There is palpable excitement in the air as I enter the studio and meet Jennie Groom, founder and owner of Studio Flo Pilates in Bay Ho. We casually sat in the Barre room and chatted about why she founded Studio Flo, what she loves about Bay Park/Bay Ho and what the near future holds for […]
San Diego Events Your San Diego Events Calendar for October 2018 is here!  By Caroline Abkar | October 2018 October is an exciting month with a welcome breeze, and not so welcome darkness, although it does make for cozy evenings around a fire! For many, October is synonymous with fall and its beautiful colors, and the obligatory trip to a pumpkin patch if you happen to have little’s. […]
Market News 5 Reasons Rising Interest Rates Won’t Wreck the Housing Market This blog post is written by our Chief Economist Matthew Gardner at Windermere Real Estate and originally posted on the Windermere site here: https://www.windermere.com/blogs/windermere/posts/5-reasons-rising-interest-rates-won-t-wreck-the-housing-market I found the content too valuable not to share on my own blog! 5 Reasons Rising Interest Rates Won’t Wreck the Housing Market Written by Matthew Gardner, Chief Economist, Windermere Real Estate Interest […]
Real Estate Tidbits Rebuilding my Real Estate blog, one post at a time! Thank you for stopping by! I recently joined Windermere’s stellar team and with that process came this brand new website which provides awesome features for you: my readers and followers. This also means that I am sorting through all my blogs posts to bring back the most relevant ones here and also carve time out […]
Real Estate Tidbits Best tips to prepare your home for selling  By Caroline Abkar | July 2017 Just a few days ago, I walked into a home with my clients where we were greeted with the overpowering scent of a deodorizing spray which really was just blending in with whatever odor had to be deodorized. Not off to a great start. Then, we took a look […]
Real Estate Tidbits How I helped this military family find their dream home in Imperial Beach!  By Caroline Abkar | April 2017 When I was called upon to help a Navy Seal and his wife with the purchase of their first home, I didn’t take the job lightly. I usually pride myself on taking on challenges and going the extra mile for my clients and this was yet another wonderful opportunity […]
Local businesses Interview with Dave Rudie of Catalina Offshore Products  By Caroline Abkar | April 2017 I am privileged to chat with Dave Rudie today, owner of Catalina Offshore Products, a place where businesses and consumers can get their hands on restaurant quality seafood right here at the intersection of Bay Park and Morena. We chatted about how and why he started Catalina Offshore Products, what he […]
San Diego Events Thank you for making the first toy drive a huge success!  By Caroline Abkar | December 2016 This first used toy drive was a resounding success! Our office space was a joy to come into with all the toys that kept piling up and spreading out. Thank you so much to every single one of you who donated and/or spread the word about this initiative. So […]
Local businesses Marston Middle School is getting a makeover!  By Caroline Abkar | October 2016 San Diego Unified’s School Choice Enrollment for the 2017-18 school year is currently in progress and there is much to be excited about these days when it comes to Clairemont’s Schools. The neighborhood already boasts stellar elementary schools and now principal Jon Gollias is on a mission to turn […]