Cleveland National Forestaffords
sprawling mountain vistas, ample wildlife and a wealth of natural resources.This southern-most National Forest in California offers hiking amidst the mountains on foot, sightseeing
on horseback, camping and biking. The trails wind through pine forests, open
meadows and small lakes with spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean.
For knowledge on your next home with stunning
contact Tim Brodowski at 858-354-2354.BRE #01224576
wife and I got married in 2014, we were eager to get a nice home in a safe area
to call our own. A home is a great investment but we also wanted a place where
we could start a family. With a dog already on-board, something with a yard was
a must. As a law enforcement family, we were acutely aware of what parts of
town interested us the most. Fortunately, 3015 Mission Village hit the market
at the perfect time. Serra Mesa was at the top of our list for neighborhoods.
It’s centrally located within San Diego, being approximately 15 minutes from
downtown, beaches, and any other area you might want to visit. 3015 Mission
Village was modestly priced, had room for renovations which we enjoyed doing,
and was expertly designed making the most of the modest footprint. Even the dog
was happy, having a great backyard with a large covered patio and mountain view
over the fence to the east.
moved in, we got straight to the renovations. We immediately installed new
custom noise-cancelling windows, blinds, and a fence. The busy street that is
Mission Village practically disappeared overnight into a calm and peacefully
living space. We completely remodeled the backyard landscape, including the
addition of a sprinkler system, to give us a zen-like area we now call our
“California Room”. We remodeled the kitchen, painted the entire house (inside
and out), and replaced all the outlets, light switches, and light fixtures. The
house started to become our own. In the Spring of 2016, we added a
state-of-the-art HVAC heating and cooling system that specializes in energy
efficiency. Our energy bills are now, consistently, among the lowest in the
neighborhood. These changes to the home made our biggest addition a much easier
one to handle. My wife and I welcomed our daughter into the world on May 18th.
Through our renovations, we made a beautiful home to raise her in with few
things to worry about. We even added new appliances such as a washer, dryer,
oven, dishwasher, microwave, and water heater to make things just a touch
easier and more efficient.
Due to work
relocation, we sadly must leave the home we made our own to take our daughter
and dog to the Midwest. This home has been great to our family and I truly hope
someone comes along who will treat it, and our great neighbors, with the same
care and dignity that we showed it. 3015 Mission Village will always hold a
special place in our hearts as the place where our family started and we’ll
never forget that.
To preview this home and start making your memories,
contact Tim Brodowski at 858-354-2354. BRE#01224576
Centrally located in the community of Serra Mesa, San Diego. Move-in ready! Vaulted ceilings and a hip-cool fireplace adorns the living room. Remodeled kitchen offers solid surface counters, stainless appliances, and sleek glass cabinet doors. Efficiently designed home: Energy-Star Low E noise cancelling windows, Mitsubishi ductless heat pump heating & cooling system, and much more.
December has always been
an exciting month for our family on Loma Ave. Our family connection to Jingle
Bells (Mom being the great granddaughter of James Lord Pierpont, author of
Jingle Bells) always generates that little extra spark of excitement and magic
for us around the holiday season.
Mom would certainly
never boast about our family connection to Jingle Bells, but her joyous and
infectious smile, and her yearly, Jingle Bells themed holiday decorations hinted
she's at least a little proud of her place in the family tree.
Each December, jingle
bells hang on the front door, announcing the arrival and departure of all
visitors with a happy jangle. We even had a door chime that played Jingle Bells
until the well used winding mechanism finally expired.
Coronado and San Diego
Offer Holiday Frolic
The City of Coronado
kicks off the holiday spirit boost in early December, dressing each and every
Orange Avenue pine tree in a coat of colorful lights. Follow Orange Avenue
along this sparkling, seasonal path and walk or bike to The Old Ferry Landing
to enjoy the festive city skyline, often doubled in reflection on the glassy
waters of San Diego Bay. On the way, be sure to stop by Cafe 1134 or
Starbucks to pick up your favorite holiday hot toddy.
Within days of the tree
lighting tradition, pedestrians take charge of a Orange Avenue to stroll
amongst holiday parade goers and in to quaint and cozy shops during merchant's
open house. Young and old are thrilled to see Santa arrive by fire engine
to oversee lighting of the "big tree", the tallest holiday tree
you'll likely ever see!
These are just a few
examples of holiday activities our family has had the good fortune to enjoy
while living on Loma Avenue. A multitude of musical, theatrical and
artistic events await you, just outside your front door. This small but strong
community has provided cross-cultural experiences to expand our minds, excite
our imaginations and grow our hearts.
We love this home and
our wish is to
partner with a special
buyer who appreciates this opportunity to own a beautiful, master-crafted house
in an absolutely ideal beachside location. We hope you love this home
too, so bring your aesthetic vision, your sense of adventure and your good
walking shoes. Stroll the neighborhood, take a walk on the beach of this
seaside town we call "our little slice of heaven". It's your
turn to build your own precious traditions and enduring memories within these
Jingle Bells trivia:
Jingle Bells was the first song performed live in space
Cuyamaca Rancho State Park is a magnificent park that offers hiking and camping
in an oak woodland forest, with a scattering of pines and beautiful meadows
with streams. There are over 100 miles of trails that accommodate hikers,
bikers and equestrians. Popular hikes are up Stonewall Peak and Cuyamaca Peak,
both afford breathtaking views of the deserts to the east, the coast to the
west, and Lake Cuyamaca at the bottom that offers boating and fishing.
For information about your
next home with a breathtaking view,
contact Tim Brodowski at 858-354-2354. BRE #01224576
Jared met Tim about 8
years ago. Jared was a single guy looking for a starter home. An extensive
search yielded the perfect place for Jared. After a few years, Jared met his wife and … as
the story goes, started their family.
They quickly discovered they needed more space, more bedrooms, more
bathrooms, and a yard. It was time to
move to a larger home. So, he listed his home with Tim. With an aggressive marketing strategy, Tim sold
it within 2 weeks. Then, the search for their new home began. Tim found their perfect home with all the
items on their checklist – checked. Even
had a few bonuses – their favorite was the location - directly across the
street from a park. A place where the
kids and their friends can run and play! Here is what Jared has to say…
has helped me purchase two homes and sell another. He is honest, caring,
knowledgeable, experienced, flexible, and loyal. He puts your interests first
and always looks out for you. I would recommend him to my family and closest
friends if they were purchasing a home. He is without a doubt a stand up man
and an amazing realtor!”
Thank YOU Jared.
If you know someone
who needs more space, a yard, a view, or who just needs changes in their living
This stately Victorian 3
bedroom, 2 bath home was constructed by Coronado reknown builder SD Chapin and
is listed on the historic registry. The house shows off features of the era
such as clapboard side, wood double hung windows w/ multi-paned upper sashes,
outstanding corbels, and large overhanging boxed eaves. A lengthy driveway leads
to a detached accessory structure at the rear of property. As you enter the
yard thru the white picket fence, you will appreciate the award winning garden.
see this home, write an offer, and take advantage of the historically low interest rates, call
Tim Brodowski today 858-354-2354. BRE
Most siding materials require
little to no upkeep. Stucco, brick, and stone sidings are thought to last the
life of a home, according to a report released by the National Association of
Here are 3 ideas to help
protect your home:
·Keep foliage away. Make sure no plants are growing on the siding. Plants can trap
moisture and allow insects and animals to infiltrate. You want the siding to be
exposed to the elements, and be able to breathe.
·Watch where water may be getting in. Check areas around windows and doors to see if water
is getting in. Moisture can linger and eventually cause rotting or fungal
growth. Make sure those areas have been properly caulked to prevent seepage.
·Keep the gutters cleaned. Many home owners think they only need to check for
clogged gutters in autumn when leaves are falling. A neighbor’s stray ball, a
bird’s nest, or even squirrels stocking up for winter can quickly become a
serious problem. If water gets backed up in your gutter, it could damage your
siding too. Check gutters at least twice a year.
For more information on
selling your well maintained home, call
As sunsets hiked north each Spring and slipped south every Fall,
our nature-oriented family loved this home where we celebrated life, built
lifelong memories and created unique traditions, with a little help from
At the end of long and languid summer days on Loma Avenue, we
enjoyed watching the sun rest in glorious fashion after its daylong reach to
the north, sending beams of golden slumber through Star Park’s trees to create
leaf speckled shadows on our dining room window. This soothing and magical light show fueled
many an evening of coffee and conversation with family and friends.
After the summer solstice, we found that shortened days
heightened our spirits as we anticipated the coming holidays and observed the
subtle changes in Southern California’s weather. We tracked sunsets as they slowly progressed daily,
from right to left across the horizon, each day creeping ever closer to the end
of Point Loma and towards the cool depths of the Pacific Ocean. When the late summer sun began to set over
water, we would watch for the “green flash” under a salmon-colored and crimson
canopy of clouds.
The highlight of our family’s celestial spectacle was
Thanksgiving Day sunset, where we walked a few short steps to the beach to take
in nature and bid a very special and spiritual sendoff to our solar soulmate.
While we found that our two-block walk to the beach,
unfortunately, did not work off a substantial Turkey Day feast, we did find that
our treasured yearly celebration brought: serenity – through the glory of the
sea and sky before us – appreciation and bounding thankfulness for our once-in-a-lifetime
home behind us -- our pillar and source of emotional strength that helped guide
us throughout life’s grand procession.
To begin making your memories in this incredible home, call Tim
for a personal preview at 1110 Loma Ave., Coronado, CA. Tim Brodowski may be reached at 619-686-5512.
Kensington is a great place to live, walk, shop and dine … and
full of history. Known as one of the
more established urban neighborhoods in San Diego, it is known for its distinct
Spanish-style homes merged with a hint of Mediterranean flavor. The beauty of Kensington
shines through with the styling of these charming homes, decorative lamp posts, and tree lined streets.
The area kept its “small town” community feel ever since it was founded. It is a centrally located community and a very
desirable area to live and play. To obtain information and a list of homes
currently available in Kensington, simply call or text Tim
Brodowski at 858-354-2354. BRE #01224576
El Cajon - El Cajon is a vibrant community to live, work and
play. Beautiful area with a mild desert climate in gorgeous landscape of gently
rolling hills. El Cajon boasts a diverse community with varied residential
neighborhoods. From small starter homes
to luxurious golf course homes. Numerous
recreational centers, parks and playgrounds, ball fields, tennis courts, and vast sidewalks for strolling or
jogging. El Cajon has a growing downtown
with a host of activities … restaurants with cafe seating, Wednesday night car
shows, and free summer concerts in the park that the whole family can enjoy. The
area also offers some great golf courses in the community. Lets PLAY!!!
El Cajon is truly a great community to live and play. For information on
purchasing a home in El Cajon, call Tim
Brodowski at 858-354-2354. BRE #01224576
the possibilities of this incredible 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath ranch style home. The home is
nestled on a 1 acre lot. The front yard offers landscaped space as well as
abundant parking for cars, boats, rv's. The back yard offers an ideal setting
with the pool, trees, and hardscaped areas. Perfect floorplan inside with
spacious living room, formal dining, open kitchen and family room that features
charming surroundings. To realize the vast potential of what this home has to
offer, you must see it. CallTim at 858-354-2354. BRE #01224576
School is back in session …
leaves are beginning to change … and days are getting shorter. Sure signs that
it may be getting chilly and even some rain. Maintenance is an essential
element of homeownership that can change with the seasons.
Repair the Roof
Repairing or replacing your
roof is a must during the fall! Any curling or peeling roof shingles can lead
to permanent damage to not only your roof, but your entire home. Locate leaks
or water stains on the ceiling inside your home. Don’t forget the attic! Fixing
these issues will save you the hassle of dealing with them later.
Clean the Gutters
With the fall season comes
the falling of autumn leaves, which means it’s time to clean out your gutters.
Freeing gutters of leaves and debris will allow for proper drainage and prevent
damage to landscaping and siding. While
you are up there, it might make sense to install mesh or perforated leaf
shields to ensure your gutters stay unclogged throughout the year.
Check your Insulation
Good insulation will not only
keep your home warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer, but can also save
you money by reducing the need to run the heater as often.
Seal your Doors and Windows
Chances are that over the
course of the summer, your windows and doors got dirtier than expected. A
little dirt is nothing to worry about. However, dirt and debris can build up,
preventing doors and windows from sealing properly. Those loose seals will let
Clean and Safety-Check Fireplaces
During cold weather, there is
nothing more relaxing than snuggling up in front of your warm fireplace. Take
the time this fall to properly clean out your fireplace. Get rid of any extra
soot and clean off any build-up on the inside walls of the fireplace. Now that
your to do’s are done, relax and enjoy the ambiance and warmth of your
For more advice on home
ownership, buying, selling, or investing …
you could start the day by playing a few holes before breakfast? Or a late afternoon round with family? YOU CAN!!!!
A home on the golf course in San Diego County may be what you are
dreaming of. The San Diego area is
famous for its world class golf courses and some of the most sought after and
revered residential communities in the United States. Whether it’s a coastal golf community in
Carlsbad, an estate property in Rancho Santa Fe, an island property on
Coronado, or a retirement home in Rancho Bernardo, Tim can guide you thru the
process. The local golf course
communities enjoy the exquisite California weather year round and are the
ultimate golf destination. The home
communities are varied. Some in warmer
climate of East County, others in the rolling hills of north county San Diego,
and others graced by gentle coastal breezes. Homes in golf course communities can be condos,
luxury custom homes, or smaller retirement homes. The point being that there is a perfect golf
community in San Diego County for everyone. It is only a matter of calling Tim Brodowski at 858-354-2354 to set your appointment to discuss finding your golf
course home in the perfect neighborhood for you. Let’s
go play a round. Cheers for now. Tim
Last Week in Review:
Once again, home prices experienced big gains.
Forecast for the Week:
The Fed will be focusing on inflation, manufacturing and more.
“Seems there ain’t no
end in sight.” Garth Brooks. Home prices jumped again in July, rising 1.1
percent from June. How high will they go?
Home prices around the country, including distressed sales,
have risen 6 percent from July 2015 through July 2016, according to data
analytics firm CoreLogic. Low home loan rates will likely fuel home purchases
in the year ahead. Limited inventory, however, could further drive home prices
up because the supply is not meeting demand.
Meanwhile, job growth slowed in August, the Bureau of Labor
Statistics reported. Non-farm Payrolls grew by 151,000, below the 180,000
expected. In addition, average hourly earnings rose by a disappointing 0.1
percent versus the 0.2 percent expected.
And while the Unemployment Rate remained at 4.9 percent, the
Labor Force Participation Rate (LFPR) held steady at 62.8 percent, which is
near multi-decade lows. The LFPR measures the number of people who are either
employed or actively looking for work, and it should be moving higher in a
The good news is home loan rates are still hovering in
historically low territory. For people in the market for a home right now, good
rates can help offset home price increases.
Please contact me with any questions you might have about purchasing
your next home, condo or investment property. Tim Brodowski, Coldwell Banker,
858-354-2354. BRE #01224576.
Prostate cancer is the second
most common cancer among men in the US. The risk of developing prostate cancer
increases with age. Research shows diet and exercise can play a significant
role in reducing risk.
The following tips lower your
chances of you or a loved one getting prostate cancer.
1.Five servings of
fruit and vegetables each day.
2.Opt for whole
grains in cereals, breads and pastas.
3.Choose the right
protein … fish, skinless poultry, beans, eggs and even tofu.
animal based fats.
sugars. Natural sugars such as those in fruits are fine.
6.Boil your brew.
Utilize a French press to prepare your coffee to get the goodness out of your
8.Just STOP smoking.
Remember to get regular
checkups. Cheers to your GOOD HEALTH!
For a reasonable, one-time fee, owner’s
title insurance will protect the homebuyer’s property rights for as long as
they or their heirs own the home.
Owner’s title insurance will protect against
any unforeseen legal and/or financial title discrepancies that may arise, such
as a claim filed for ownership by the heir of a previous owner, a debt unpaid
to a contractor by the builder, or a lien against the property because the
seller has not paid his taxes.
3.The Cost is Minimal
Owner’s title insurance generally costs no
more than 0.5 percent of the home’s purchase price.
4.There is Nothing Else Like It
Homeowner’s insurance and warranties protect
only the structure and belongings in your client’s home. As more than eight to
ten homebuyers annually attest, owner’s title insurance is the only insurance
that ensures that a family’s rights to the property will stay protected.
5.Buying Peace of Mind
Purchasing owner’s title insurance means
that homebuyers can rest assured that when they close on their new home, they
will be protected from inheriting any existing debts or legal problems now or
in the future.
Call Your Personal Real Estate Consultant, Tim Brodowski at 858-354-2354.
Serving San Diego residents for almost two decades. BRE
Perfect end unit floorplan
with master bedroom on 1st floor. Entry level open living-dining area with vaulted
ceilings ... kitchen ... master bedroom ... and bonus room perfectly suited for
an office, den, crafts room, media room. 2nd floor offers 2 bedrooms and a full
bath. Patio access from the living room, kitchen, mbr. Large 2 car garage.
Community offers pools, spas, tennis courts, rv parking. This centrally located
townhome in San Diego, California is an ideal property and a must see, call Tim Brodowski at 858-354-2354.
Tierrasanta – “The Island in the Hills” is an incredible
residential area with single family homes, condominiums, and townhomes. Tierrasanta
is adorned with rolling hills and gently sloping canyons. Mission Trails to the
east offers numerous mountain biking, hiking and jogging trails. Abundant community
activities can be found at the Tierrasanta Recreational Center, which includes
a large swimming pool, lighted sports fields, tennis and basketball courts, a gymnasium
and meeting rooms. A branch of the San Diego Library and shopping centers can
also be found in the community. Several top ranked elementary, middle and high
schools are part of the San Diego School District. Tierrasanta is a very family
friendly and wonderful community to live in. To discuss buying a home in this
glorious neighborhood, call Tim
Brodowski at 858-354-2354.
Saving money for your first home in San Diego, California can be a challenge. Especially, when your sole focus is on
paying the bills. Tim Brodowski's insights reveal there are at least five ways
to get savings underway, no matter your circumstances:
Start a Budget Based
on Fact, Not Fantasy – The first step toward a workable budget (and savings
plan) is knowing where your money goes. For 30 days, track every single daily
expense, from paying the gas bill to picking up the dry cleaning to the ice
cream cones you bought for the kids. Once you’ve added it all up, compare the
total to your income.
Find and Trim the Fat
– What can you live without? Cut any services you really don’t need – the
all-inclusive cable plan, a rarely-used gym membership, a morning latte every day
on the way to work.
Save Your Change
– Get into the habit of emptying your pocket or purse each night into a piggy
bank. You’ll never miss it, and you’ll be amazed at how quickly the change adds
Boost Your Income
– There are many ways to make extra pocket money these days, from getting a
part-time job, to selling items on eBay, to participating in a paid online
survey. You may even be able to channel your talents—photography, ad writing,
ride sharing, Babysitting—into a lucrative sideline.
Start with an
Emergency Fund – Place your initial savings into an emergency fund. The
emergency fund should be sufficient to cover all expenses for a period of at
least 6 months. Determine a safe balance to work toward—once you’ve met that
balance, move your savings into an interest-bearing account.
Contact Your Personal Real Estate Consultant Tim Brodowski, Realtor, at 858-354-2354. Serving San Diego residents for almost 2 decades. BRE #01224576
As your Real Estate partner, we want your transaction to
close smoothly and on-time.
While not every problem can be anticipated, there are
several common “red flags” that you should watch for early on in the
transaction in order to avoid delays in closing. Have information available and
disclose the following to Tim Brodowski, your Real Estate Professional.
Here’s a few:
ØDivorce or Separation
ØRecent Marriage of Seller or Buyer
ØLiens or Judgments Against Property Owners
ØDeath of Property Owners
ØEasements Obtained or Given Since Purchase of
ØPower of Attorney
Let’s poll together and make your next Real Estate transaction
the best you’ve ever enjoyed!
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