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House Approves Bill for TRID Grace Period.

October 13, 2015

The Homebuyers Assistance Act (H.R. 3192) provides the mortgage industry with a grace period through February 1, 2016, by protecting them from enforcement actions if they make a good faith effort to comply with the TRID regulation. This doesn’t mean your transactions will close any sooner or that […]

How New CFPB Rules Will Affect A 30 Day Close

October 1, 2015

The Down Low New rules affecting funding and closing of real estate loans are set to go into affect on October 3, 2015.  How will these rules affect real estate transactions?  One thing we know for sure is that getting a loan to close and fund in 30 days will no longer be a reality based on the[…]

Thinking of Moving to Del Mar?

April 8, 2015

The Coastlife Team’s Guide to Del Mar Just 20 minutes north of downtown San Diego lies a hidden gem nestled along the coast: Del Mar. The sleepy city has long lured people searching for a great place to raise a family. Its population, beaches, charm, and unhurried pace make it wonderful place[…]

Top 7 Fireworks Shows In San Diego

April 8, 2015

There’s no better place to celebrate our great nation’s birthday than San Diego. Every year, people from all over the country join the locals to enjoy the weather and watch amazing fireworks displays on their favorite stretch of beach. Planning to be in San Diego for the Fourth? If not, yo[…]

Dana Harris on ESPN Radio 1700

April 8, 2015

When we call ourselves the North County experts, we aren’t kidding! Dana Harris recently appeared on ESPN Radio 1700 with Derrick Evens, a.k.a. Mr. Credit–a well-known consumer advocate–on his segment, “The Lunch Hour“ to debate the hottest real estate topics in San Diego. You can c[…]

Opening Day in Del Mar – Get the Details!

April 7, 2015

The Del Mar Thoroughbred Club’s 2014 Racing Season is almost here – have you planned accordingly? It’s one of North County’s biggest events of the season (taking place at the Del Mar Racetrack) and you won’t want to miss it. Tickets run from $10-$20 and Opening Day is Thursday, Ju[…]

5 Father’s Day Activities Around North County

April 7, 2015

A Perfect Father’s Day for me is to start out with a morning surf with my son. We live in Cardiff now and can walk down to the break right across the street from my house. After surf head over to Pipes Cafe in Cardiff for a breakfast burrito and fresh OJ. Later in the afternoon, spark up […]

The Summer Solstice: Del Mar is Ready!

April 7, 2015

The longest daylight is upon us; and no, it’s not a Monday, so don’t worry. Those days are long enough already. Fun fact: Did you know that the word “solstice” comes from the Latin words “sol” (“sun”) and “sistere” (“to stand still”)? The summer solstice makes its a[…]

The Fab Fair of San Diego and 5 Events You Don’t Want to Miss!

April 7, 2015

The Fab Fair, San Diego’s County Fair, is something you have to experience at least once. It begins Saturday, June 7th, and goes through Sunday, June 6th. It’s held in Del Mar will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ first trip to the US–an event that marked a change in[…]

NEW LISTING: 417 S. Sierra #173, Solana Beach, CA 92075

April 7, 2015

Join us this weekend and view this beautiful Solana Beach Condo! Address: 417 S. Sierra #173, Solana Beach, CA 92075 Open House: Saturday, June 7th 11:00 to 2:00 PM Sunday, June 8th 1:00-4:00 PM Walk to the beach from your fabulous remodeled condo! This home is absolutely gorgeo[…]

Have You Signed Up for Our FREE Tax Seminar?

April 7, 2015

The Ranch and Coast Lifestyle experts are teaming up with two North County professionals to teach you how to build wealth! We will be holding two seminars: Monday, June 2 from 6-7PM and Tuesday, June 3 from 6-7PM. Space is limited, but signing up is easy — RSVP here or call Holly at (619) 4[…]

Interview with Dana Harris

April 7, 2015

Afternoon interview with realtor, Dana Harris 1) Favorite home architectural styles? Mid century, remodeled beach cottage (did I mention by the beach?) 2) What do you love about your job? The variety of homes, clients and situations you get to work with, everyone is different. Some are v[…]

North County Real Estate Experts Open New Del Mar Office

April 7, 2015

Today we officially introduce our new Coastal Premier Properties office in Del Mar. We are so excited to be part of the Coastal Premier team and want to share this video we filmed with owners/agents, Amy Green and Susan Meyers-Pyke. Enjoy! At Hermanson and Harris: The Ranch and Coast Lif[…]

The 5 Best Beaches in North County to Visit This Memorial Day Weekend

April 7, 2015

Memorial Day Weekend is upon us! Have you made plans for this special holiday? Get outside and enjoy the beautiful weather and scenery that North County has to offer. Here are five beaches perfect for a quick weekend trip. 1.) Del Mar City Beach Head to Del Mar City Beach for swimming,[…]

8 Must-See Art Galleries in North County

April 7, 2015

North County has no shortage of beautiful things to look at; and its many art galleries should be on your list of places to visit. Here are eight that we love and how you can get in touch with them. 8.) Susan Street Fine Art Gallery The Susan Street Fine Art Gallery was founded in 1984 a[…]

6 Mother’s Day Events In and Around North County

April 7, 2015

This Mother’s Day, my daughter and my girlfriend’s daughter is taking me to Seasons 52 in Seaport Village in downtown San Diego which will be an amazing experience, but it got me thinking about some of the other amazing things that sons and daughters can do for their moms in the local nort[…]

9 Restaurants in North County that Locals Love

April 7, 2015

North Country is jam packed with memorable dining experiences; but if locals are looking for a truly unique experience, these nine restaurants should be at the top of the list. 1.) Prepkitchen With locations in Del Mar, La Jolla, and Little Italy, Prepkitchen has become a favorite amongst […]

May Sweepstakes

April 7, 2015

Our May sweepstakes is back! Enter to win $800 in gift cards from popular retailers such as Pottery Barn, The Home Depot, Bed Bath & Beyond and Target! Like our Facebook page for your chance to win here: http://on.fb.me/1hv8PsG […]

San Diego Leads

April 7, 2015

According to Times of San Diego, despite falling home sales nationally, real estate prices in San Diego are holding steady, and the metro area remains in the top three for total increase over the past year, according to new data Tuesday from the respected S&P/Case-Shiller index. “The three[…]

Amazing Timelapse Video – Welcome Home

April 7, 2015

With some digital imagination and movie magic, Michael Shainblum, filmer/photographer combines the beauty, personality, and energy of San Diego condensed it into one masterful musical time lapse. The video shows San Diego as almost otherworldly, but still so welcoming and inviting. It’s hard[…]

Coastal Premier Properties

April 7, 2015

Coastal Premier Properties is proud to announce the addition of the Hermanson Harris team to their office. Holly Hermanson and Dana Harris, are successful, longtime San Diego realtors. “They really excel at what they do,” says co-owner Susan Meyers-Pyke. They and their team will be worki[…]

April Sweepstakes

April 7, 2015

Enter our April sweepstakes to win $800 in gift cards from popular retailers such as Pottery Barn, The Home Depot and Target. Click the link below for your chance to win! Like our Facebook Page to enter now: http://on.fb.me/1hv8PsG […]

New Listing

April 7, 2015

Contemporary Mediterranean style home just minutes from the Village of del Mar and the beautiful beaches. The lush and topical backyard is both serene and private with a beautiful pool and spa to enjoy the ample sunlight provided by its western orientation. This home features generous square[…]

U.S. Criticized for Lack of Action on Mortgage Fraud

April 7, 2015

The Justice Department’s inspector general, the department’s internal watchdog, released the results of an investigation and audit of efforts to address mortgage fraud. The department is facing scrutiny for closing hundreds of mortgage fraud cases after little or no investigation and making […]

Jump Into Spring

April 7, 2015

The days are longer and the weather is getting warmer in Southern California which can only mean Spring is upon us. We searched for some inspiring decor ideas for you to transform your home for the spring season. Check out 10 of House Beautiful‘s spring inspired rooms to welcome the new se[…]

Dana Harris Gives Clients First Access To San Diego’s Most Powerful Real Estate App

April 7, 2015

March 5, 2014 | SAN DIEGO, CA – Dana Harris of Real Living Lifestyles, one of the leading realtors in San Diego County, has partnered with Samuel Scott Financial Group to offer clients a revolutionary way to research real estate through The Home Purchase Pro iPhone App. “In this mar[…]

Bellini Bar Anniversary Party

April 7, 2015

The Pulse, San Diego’s only interview style video marketing company teamed up with The Bellini Beauty Bar, a local La Jolla salon last month to cover their one year anniversary party. We had the opportunity to support this local business and have a lot of fun along the way! Staci Paris, o[…]

Helping Younger Generations Purchase a Home

April 7, 2015

Stricter mortgage underwriting standards, higher unemployment, and heavy student debt are among the key factors that stand in the way of many potential buyers in their 20s and 30s. LA Times derived effective techniques that family members, friends and employers can use to help first-time home […]

‘Loads’ of Sense – Creative Ways to Organize your Laundry Room

April 7, 2015

The laundry room works overtime, so organization should take precedence. We discovered some of the best creative tips to make the most of your space! Let us know what you think! 1. Hide the Necessary Supplies Conceal unsightly laundry detergent, cleaning supplies, and any other products […]

Temporary Weakness in the Housing Market

April 7, 2015

Business Insider gives insight as to why the weakness in the housing market is most likely temporary. The recent data for housing has been weak, with new home sales and housing starts mostly moving sideways over the last year (with plenty of ups and downs, and I expect downward revisions to […]

Carmel Valley Dining

April 7, 2015

Hungry for some Carmel Valley dining? One of the great things about living in Carmel Valley is you don’t really have to venture far to find some of the best dining in San Diego. The options have been pretty good…until now. For residents in Carmel Valley the dining options are no longer j[…]

It’s time for Museum Month!

April 6, 2015

With Presidents Day and Valentine’s Day coming it’s easy to overlook one of the best times of the year in San Diego. For the past 25 years, February has been all about Museum Month where, in conjunction with Macy’s, museums throughout the county, including spots like Balboa Park and specia[…]

Best Seafood in San Diego

April 6, 2015

Best known for the miles of sandy beaches, the all-year round vacation vibe and perfect weather; it is no wonder that San Diego would have some of the best sea food around. With the help of UT San Diego super diners- check out the top 10 recommendations and try something new! Point Loma […]

Vanishing Home Inventory

April 6, 2015

This might just be the year we all look back on as the year of vanishing home inventory in the Carmel Valley San Diego housing market. Nationally the low inventory levels for single family homes, and real estate in general, have been getting a ton of press. So what is going on and how does it […]