Friday, March 30, 2012

Buy or rent? What's cheaper?

Buy or rent? What's cheaper?

Home Buying Much Cheaper Than Renting (MOST of the time)

Home loan or car loan?

Home loan or car loan?

More Americans pay their car loans before their mortgage payment, according to TransUnion:  What are your thoughts?

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Today is history ladies!

Today is history ladies!

I like to write about San Diego real estate or Orange county real estate but some days i feel like some other events are important to share with you and the community...
Did you know that last year,the  2011 was the Global Centenary Year for the International women's day?
Today is the International Women's Day 2012,  a day of global celebration and recognition of women’s achievements.!
Know a women, sister, friend, wife, girlfriend, co-worker, grand-ma, super women, mother, simple women, strong women, any women that you can wish her a beautiful day to celebrate her, be herself?

It's a pretty big deal, that you are aware or not, not all countries regard women's under the same light and I am so grateful to live in the U.S in North America where we can be free to work, be heard and be independent!
Our freedom needs to be remembered and cherish, the simple fact to vote, be in the workplace, the able to be a business owner, those are things that some many women take for granted!
So take a few minutes and read more on this historical day celebrated globally!

An interesting statistic change in our market and life based on the three states were I have sold real estate, is that I have help countless recently divorced or widows ladies getting back on track with their life and purchasing a home on their own - way to go ladies! That's encouraging and make my daily real estate house hunting more exciting!

Here are more info and good articles:

On International Women’s Day: 12 innovations that are lifting women out of poverty

International Women's Day (March 8) celebrates women's achievements. Innovative ideas and programs, such as the 12 below, are helping women better care for themselves and their families.

By Nourishing the Planet / March 8, 2012

Bangladeshi women free dust from rice in the wind at their Dhammrai village 25 miles from the capital Dhaka. March 8 is International Women's Day, celebrating the achievements of women and highlighting the challenges they face.
Rafiqur Rahman/Reuters/File

Women have proven to be a powerful force in the fight against global hunger and poverty, especially in agriculture. Worldwide roughly 1.6 billion women rely on farming for their livelihoods, and female farmers produce more than half of the world’s food. In sub-Saharan Africa alone, women account for 75 percent of all the agricultural producers. 

Today we observe International Women’s Day, a global celebration and recognition of women’s achievements.
Women farmers face a variety of obstacles, including a lack of access to information technology, agricultural training, financial services, and support networks like co-operatives or trade unions. Without these services, women cannot develop resilience to political, economic, social, or environmental upheaval, and they remain dependent on their male family members.

International Women’s Day: 10 ways to celebrate

Happy International Women’s Day! In case you missed the Google Doodle, today’s the day to celebrate women’s accomplishments and advocate for gender equality. In some countries, International Women’s Day is an official holiday. Let these celebrations from around the world — whether they involve cupcakes or lipstick or protest — inspire how you commemorate the day.
Turkish women shout slogans during a protest on the International Women's Day in Ankara on, March 8, 2012. (ADEM ALTAN - AFP/GETTY IMAGES)
1. Take the day off.
In countries where the day is a public holiday, workers get the day off to celebrate. ArmeniaBurkina FasoMongolia and Kazakhstan are a few of the countries that are taking the day off. In some countries, such asChina, only women get the day off.
2. Give flowers to women.
Flowers are a symbol of International Women’s Day, and many countries celebrate by decorating with flowers, or giving them to women as presents. In Italy, yellow mimosas are popular. Russians give a variety of flowers, including red roses. In Hanoi, Vietnam, it’s not just boyfriends and husbands giving flowers to the women in their lives, but also bosses and colleagues.
3. Donate money to women’s causes.
In the U.S., micro-lending non-profits such as Kiva are campaigning to remind women to help women around the world by investing in their futures. will connect you to women who need loans, and skincare company Dermalogica is sponsoring 4,000 $25 loans for lenders who register today.

The entrance of the Colosseum and the Roman forum were free for women for International Women's Day, with actresses reading texts during a guided tour orientated on the female condition. (ANDREAS SOLARO - AFP/GETTY IMAGES)
4. Protest.
International Women’s Day was born of activism — the holiday was founded in 1910, when a German woman named Clara Zetkinproposed that every country devote a day to the needs and political demands of women. While in many countries, the holiday has taken on the sentimental status of days like Mother’s Day and Valentine’s Day, women around the world use March 8 as an opportunity to fight for political freedom, equal pay and working rights, among other causes. The day was marked by protests in Turkey, Sri Lanka, and Palestine, among other countries.
5. Wear red lipstick.
A marketing agency is encouraging women across America to wear red lipstick in honor of International Women’s Day for the “Rock the Lips” campaign. Style Blog raised some questions yesterday about how effective this would be as an awareness-raiser for the cause of International Women’s Day (and about the agency’s plan to team up with a cosmetics brand) but women who want to celebrate femininity can submit photos of their pouts to the Rock the Lips Tumblr.

A socialist woman activist shouts slogans during a protest against the rising cost of living and violence against women in Colombo, Sri Lanka, marking International Women's day. (Gemunu Amarasinghe - AP)
6. Stand on a bridge.
Join Me on the Bridge” is a campaign for women’s equality that started with Rwandan and Congolese women, who met on a bridge joining their two countries as a demonstration that women could build bridges of peace. This year, women will march on bridges in London, Boston, San Francisco, Toronto and New York for International Women’s Day.

Members of the alternative choir "Gaggle" prepare to take part in a 'Join Me On The Bridge' event on the Millennium Bridge in central London, on March 8, 2012, as they celebrate International Women's Day. (LEON NEAL - AFP/GETTY IMAGES)
7. Check out some art.
In Pakistan, theatrical performances, poetry readings, songs, films and a two-month long visual art show will be a part of the celebration. A friend living in Afghanistan reports that in her village, speeches and songs were performed, and the highlight was a play put on by some teenage boys “encouraging men to be thoughtful when marrying off their daughters.” In Washington D.C., it would be a good day to patronize the National Museum of Women in the Arts, currently featuring an exhibition by French female painters.
8. Eat a cupcake.
Free cupcakes for women at select bars and restaurants in the U.S. and England may seem great, but not all women are too happy about this one. Claire Melamed wrote about cupcake feminism for International Women’s Day: “Cupcakes are just so twee-ly, coyly, ‘ooh no I really shouldn’t'-ly, pink and fluffily, everything that I think feminism is not.  It’s feminism-lite, feminism as consumption and ‘me time’ (grr), rather than feminism as power and politics and equal pay.”

Palestinian women hold posters of Hana Shalabi, a Palestinian prisoner jailed in Israel and who has been on hunger strike for 22 days to protest against the Israeli administrative detention, during a rally marking International Women's Day. (Adel Hana - AP)
9. Defeat sexual harassment.
British Prime Minister David Cameron signed a Council of Europe convention promising necessary legislative measures” against anyone committing “verbal, non-verbal or physical sexual harassment” in honor of International Women’ Day, Yahoo reports. The bill means that women can walk to work without having to worry about street harassment, which could range from stalking to wolf-whistling.
10. Look back — and forward.
We’ve come a long way since the first International Women’s Day more than 100 years ago, when women in America did not yet have the right to vote. But events of the last few weeks — as politics and women’s concerns about reproductive health have collided in the Virginia statehouse,on the campaign trail and among media personalities, such as Rush Limbaugh, who caused outrage with his remarks disparagingGeorgetown law student Sandra Fluke — prove that there is still work to be done. That’s just in America. Around the world, women’s needs are even greater. International Women’s Day will show you how to help.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Weekly real estate video update

Last week's update in a short video.
San Diego gas prices
San Diego real estate market update and news
Padre's Spring Training and more!


Thursday, March 1, 2012

Saturday open house in La Costa

7174 Sitio Caballero, Carlsbad, California




  • MLS ® : S687741
  • BATHS: 4
  • SQ FT: 3571
  • LOT SIZE: 0



EQUITY SALE PREMIUM LOT AND PRIVATE PANO VIEW Visit La Costa Ridge and see the quality of KB Homes with this 3 Bedroom(or optional 4th with private bath),3 baths. Builder added 10 ft ceiling,Spacious Kitchen/eat-in nook,with expansive island and bar area. Granite and stainless steel,raised panel beech cabinets to complete this dream kitchen. Adjacent Family Room with large mantel, steps out to pano views and privacy. Formal Dining,front office/bonus area with large downstairs laundry,extra storage,pantry space.Upstairs enjoy spacious secondary rooms which include two bedrooms, bonus/loft. Extra large Master Suite with soaking tub on the view side, walk in closet with tons of room. Surrounding yard full of fresh and colorful plants, is end unit with privacy. Pocket park to complete this open and pano view home. Landscape includes lush water tolerate plant material front and back. Close to walking trails,freeway,beach within five miles,Carlsbad Village,outlet malls

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