Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Welcome to Our Exceptional Office



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Welcome to Our Exceptional Office

Welcome to our new, amazing, and truly exceptional office in Mission Valley. Look forward to working with you in our new awesome office! Cheers for now.

Coldwell Banker | Global Luxury

Pacific Center I Building
1455 Frazee Road, Suite 110A
San Diego, CA 92108

To get started with your home sale or purchase, call Tim Brodowski @ 858-354-2354, Luxury Property Specialist.   














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Thursday, November 15, 2018

OPEN HOUSE! Saturday, Nov 17 from 10am-1pm



11850 Arborlake Way, San Diego, CA 92131

Price Reduction 799,000

Enter home off a private courtyard thru a custom built four-foot-wide stained Alder entry door with rain glass and a wrought iron insert.  Entry opens into a grand room set up now as a family gathering area with in-wall wiring for articulating 65” HD TV. This room could also be used as a formal living room and dining room.  Kitchen granite counter top with counter seating, southern hickory wood cabinets, full extension drawers, recessed LED lighting with a remarkable panty full of adjustable shelving.  Original family room set up now as dining area with fireplace, stone hearth and custom mantel.  Designer wrought iron stair case leading upstairs.  Stone work walls in 2nd bath, stone counter tops over cherry cabinets in upper baths.  Mirror closet doors, carpeted bedrooms with ceiling fans.  New solid core wood doors and hardware thru out.  New shutters on all duel glazed vinyl windows, built in interior blinds in new vinyl patio sliding doors.  New 4-ton AC unit with new furnace and attic duct work.  New pool heater, filter, pump and saltwater conversion system. New Pebble Tec pool plaster with 15-year warranty.  Outside and inside painted last year.  Colored Stamp Crete driveway, entry patio and walkway.  Artificial turf in front with drip system in landscaping.  New garage door opener, WIFI operation.  Security system with driveway camera, video door bell and fire/Co2 monitoring. New 200Amp electrical panel and 100Amp subpanel.  Garage floor finished and sealed, laundry room in garage and garage attic ply wooded for storage with pull down access ladder.

Check it out! Call/text Tim Brodowski @ 858-354-2354, Luxury Property Specialist.   










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Monday, November 12, 2018

Our New Office Location



Our New Office Location

Pacific Center I Building
1455 Frazee Road, Suite 110A
San Diego, CA 92108


Come check out our fabulous, cool, contemporary office, WOW!

To get started with your home sale or purchase, call Tim Brodowski @ 858-354-2354, Luxury Property Specialist.   






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Friday, November 9, 2018

PRICE REDUCTION



PRICE REDUCTION

Now offered at $799,000 – 11850 Arborlake Way

COMPLETELY RENOVATED AND REMODELED HOME. Quality of craftsmanship at every turn. This one of a kind home has an open floor plan with Travertine stone floors 1st floor, 2nd floor hall and baths. Fireplace, custom kitchen with built-in pantry. Saltwater pool and built in BBQ island, tiled patio, electric awing’s and vinyl fencing. Manicured landscaping front and back.

OPEN HOUSE! Sunday, November 11 from 12pm-3pm. A must see!

Call or text Tim Brodowski at 858-354-2354, Luxury Property Specialist. 


Click here for virtual tour 11850 Arborlake Way - Youtube











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Friday, October 19, 2018

SUPER PROUD!



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SUPER PROUD!

TIM BRODOWSKI RECOGNIZED TOP 20

Coldwell Banker announces Tim Brodowski earned the prestigious Top 20 Individual Honors in the region. The honor reinforces Tim’s commitment to providing exceptional service to his clients in the southern California area. We are very proud of Tim’s continued excellence.

Here’s what Tim’s clients comments were upon seeing this on the web …
SUPER PROUD!

Tim Brodowski is an amazing realtor and helped us to buy our first home, in an incredible high market area, but he did it! He has since remained a dear friend. We highly suggest using him and not because he is our friend but because he is a GREAT realtor. This award is proof! If you’re in the San Diego area or moving there please contact Tim!
                        -Donalda and Peter Wengel

To get started with your home sale or purchase, call Tim Brodowski @ 858-354-2354, Global Luxury Home Specialist.   













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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Ventilation Maintenance Checklist


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Ventilation Maintenance Checklist

Proper ventilation throughout your home will help you and your family stay healthy and safe. Many allergens, especially asthma, are aggravated by inadequate ventilation and clogged ducts can present a fire hazard.

Home Ventilation Checklist:

·         Check operation of windows and doors.
·         Clean dryer vents and screens.
·         Clean exhaust fan outlets and screens.
·         Clean outdoor air intakes and screens.
·         Clean air conditioning coils, drain pans.
·         Clean dehumidifier coils, check operation.
·         Clean and tune furnaces, boilers, and hot water heaters.

Regular home care is one of the best ways you can maintain the value of your property.

To get started with your home sale or purchase, call Tim Brodowski @ 858-354-2354, Global Luxury Home Specialist.   










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Thursday, October 11, 2018



Resort Style Home in Scripps Ranch!

11850 Arborlake Way, San Diego, CA 92131

Exceptional resort style home in Scripps Ranch. Custom front door with rain glass window and wrought iron insert. Home features 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths. Remodeled throughout! Fabulous kitchen with granite counters, southern hickory wood cabinets and mantle in dining area. Shutters throughout, solid core panel doors, tile flooring on first floor. Incredible yard featuring saltwater pool, spa, built-in island BBQ, perfect for entertaining friends and family. This home has been completely remodeled … take a look … You can see the virtual tour of this property at 11850 Arborlake Way - YouTube.

To get started with your home sale or purchase, call Tim Brodowski @ 858-354-2354, Global Luxury Home Specialist.   










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Thursday, October 4, 2018

11850 Arborlake Way, San Diego, CA 92131



11850 Arborlake Way, San Diego, CA 92131

Resort Style Living in Scripps Ranch

Resort style living in the heart of Scripps Ranch. Private entry courtyard with rain glass front door w wrought iron insert. Home features 3 bedroom, 2.5 custom remodeled baths, designer stairway railings. Kitchen granite counters, counter seating, southern hickory wood cabinets, recessed led lighting, remarkable pantry. Magnificent fireplace with mantle in dining area. Shutters throughout, solid core panel doors, tile flooring on first floor. Fab yard featuring saltwater pool, spa, built in island bbq.

To get started with your home sale or purchase, call Tim Brodowski @ 858-354-2354, Global Luxury Home Specialist.   







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Thursday, September 27, 2018

Finding the Right Neighborhood


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Finding the Right Neighborhood


When you think about your dream home, are you seeing the house, or the neighborhood it's in?

It's easy to get caught up in bedroom and bathroom counts when you're shopping for a new home, but the biggest choice you're going to make in the process is of course the ‘where’ question. So how do you find the home that's going to be the perfect fit for your whole lifestyle?

Here are three of my favorite tips to see if an area or a particular area is right for you:
  • Check out the basic stats. 
    What is the median sale price of homes in a given neighborhood? How do the local and nearby schools perform? What amenities are nearby? How popular is the neighborhood in today's market? 
  • See what the neighbors are doing. 
    Get a sense of local activities, and see if it looks like a place with frequent block-parties or if people may keep more to themselves. 
  • Learn the traffic patterns. 
    Knowing that you're close to the highway or a public transportation center is one thing. You should find out if there are frequent jams at key commuting times, or if a nearby farmers' market limits road access during weekends. You may also want to consider how much parking is available, both for yourself and for when you want to entertain. 
Give me a call anytime you'd like to discuss which neighborhoods you're considering. I love to talk about local real estate issues and market conditions you should consider as you're building your home buying plan.

To get started with your home sale or purchase, call Tim Brodowski @ 858-354-2354, Global Luxury Home Specialist.   














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Tuesday, September 25, 2018

September Gardening Tips



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September Gardening Tips

September may be the end of the outdoor gardening season for most, but it's also the time to prepare everything for next spring. Here are a few reminders on what you need to do to get your garden cleaned up and ready for next year!

Harvest and Transplant:
  • Pick your tomatoes, even the ones that are still green, and ripen these indoors.
  • Transplant your outdoor herbs into pots and bring these indoors for winter growth.
  • Tender bulbs should be dug up and moved indoors to a cool and dark area.

Plant for Spring:
  • When the weather cools down, you can start to plant spring flowering bulbs and peony roots.
  • Divide and replant perennials that have overgrown their current space.

Clean and Compost:
  • Remove and compost your annual plants that are spent.
  • Rake and remove leaves.

To get started with your home sale or purchase, call Tim Brodowski @ 858-354-2354, Global Luxury Home Specialist.   













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Thursday, September 13, 2018

Tim Brodowski Recognized Top 20



Tim Brodowski Recognized Top 20

July, 2018

Coldwell Banker announces Tim Brodowski earned the prestigious Top 20 Individual Honors in the region through July, 2018. The honor reinforces Tim’s commitment to providing exceptional service to his clients in the southern California area. We are very proud of Tim’s continued excellence.

To get started with your home sale or purchase, call Tim Brodowski @ 858-354-2354, Global Luxury Home Specialist.   














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Monday, September 10, 2018

5 Expenses Homeowners Overlook



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5 Expenses Homeowners Overlook

For many people, a house is the biggest asset you’ll ever acquire. And whether you’re a first-time homeowner or you’re investing in another property, you’re bound to end up facing some unforeseen expenses. Here are five expenses homeowners tend to overlook:

1. Property Taxes
Be prepared to pay property taxes. Your home’s assessed value is multiplied by the tax rate to determine your property taxes. Tax rates are decided by the governing authority of the jurisdiction where the property is located.

2. Homeowners Association Fees
You become part of a community whenever you move into a new home or condominium. Often times, there are fees associated with the maintenance and general upkeep of shared common areas.

3. Insurance Premiums    
Homeowners insurance typically covers personal possessions, liability for injuries that take place on your property, and the construction of your house. Supplemental policies are available if you live in an area prone to natural disaster.

4. Repair and maintenance expenses
You’ll need money to keep your yard, gutters, carpet, and everything in between in tip-top shape. Repairing or replacing roof, furnace or air conditioner can be expensive and at some point, you might have to deal with plumbing issues or purchase new appliances.

5. Pest control costs
Over time, all sorts of critters – like termites, ants, spiders, and rodents – might enter your home. Your house may need to be fumigated depending on how serious the problem is.

Having a home that is taken care of lets you enjoy your house while living there. In addition, it prevents you from being encumbered with additional costs when you’re ready to sell it.

To get started with your home sale or purchase, call Tim Brodowski @ 858-354-2354, Global Luxury Home Specialist.   














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Friday, July 27, 2018

7246 Viar Avenue, San Diego, CA 92120


7246 Viar Ave, San Diego, CA 92120

Wonderful Home in Allied Gardens

Magnificient single story home with a tropical feel and fountain. Located on a cul-de-sac. Open floorplan - 3BR, 2BA. Recessed lighting, kitchen with granite counter tops, atrium window, custom cabinets and an island that opens up to dining area with double french doors to courtyard. Adjacent living room with fireplace and crown molding. Big double glass doors to the low maintenance backyard with mountain view, a fabulous place to entertain. Home is in move-in condition, inside and out.

To get started with your home sale or purchase, call Tim Brodowski @ 858-354-2354, Global Luxury Home Specialist.   







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Friday, June 22, 2018

Prepare Your Home for Summer with these Tips



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Prepare Your Home for Summer with these Tips

Summer is just around the corner which means it’s time to spruce up your home and get ready for the warm weather. Here are five useful tips to get your home ready for the season.

Check cooling units. Check that your air conditioning units are running properly. To save money have it preset to the temperature and times that you’re home.

Secure your pool. Make sure you have proper safety fencing and gates installed around the perimeter. Check that all latches are in working order and secured.

Fix the sprinklers. Run your sprinkler one zone at a time to see if there are any broken heads or cracked pipes. Replace any bubbling or geyser-like sprinklers with a new head. Also, consider a drip system … much more efficient.

Touch-up the paint. Not only does it protect your house from water damage and mold, but also gives your home a fresh look. Before painting, consider pressure washing the exterior walls of your home to remove, dirt, stains, and mildew that paint can’t hide.

Trees and shrubs. Inspect the trees and shrubs on your property and cut any tree limbs or shrubs that touch your house. Summer winds can cause these to rub on your roof or siding, resulting in damage that could be costly to repair.

If you’re considering selling … you’ll need to do some prep work. To get advice on what to do, call Tim Brodowski @ 858-354-2354, Global Luxury Home Specialist.               








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Friday, June 8, 2018

Making Retirement Dreams a Reality



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Making Retirement Dreams a Reality

So is retirement wishful thinking or reality? Shaky finances could derail future retirees’ dreams. After all, Baby Boomers have saved just $164,000 (estimated median) in all household retirement accounts.

Here are some suggestions to turn that dream into reality.

Create a budget. Include income, living expenses, paying off debt, and financial goals – building towards long-term retirement goals.

Have a financial plan. Start saving for retirement and save consistently. Avoid taking additional loans and early withdrawals from retirement accounts.

Participate in employer-sponsored retirement plans. Take full advantage of matching employer contributions and defer as much money as possible.

Housing needs. When the family was growing you may have needed that 3, 4, or 5 bedroom home. But do you need it now? Maybe your new retirement lifestyle warrants a change. Maybe a nice, smaller house or townhome with no yard work and minimal exterior maintenance makes better sense. Freeing your time to travel, spend more time with family and friends, and enjoy your favorite hobbies. Call Tim to help guide you through your downsizing decision.


To make your housing retirement dreams a reality, call Tim @ 858-354-2354, SRES, Global Luxury Home Specialist.  BRE #01224576






Friday, May 25, 2018

The Go-To Guide for Downsizing Your Home



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The Go-To Guide for Downsizing Your Home

Downsizing your home can provide you with some amazing benefits. In addition to lower energy bills, keeping a smaller home clean and tidy takes just a fraction of the time. If you are planning on moving to a smaller place in the near future, then read ahead for some tips.

Assess Your Needs
Before you begin packing, you need to sit down and write down some of the necessities that must be in and around your new home. Many people do not realize just how different it is to live in a smaller home and making sure your new place has a few key features will lessen the shock. This might include storage space, nearby entertainment, shopping, etc.

Give Yourself Time
Trying to move into a new home under a strict schedule will almost always result in unnecessary stress. Even if you are not ready to begin packing your personal items, you can still collect moving supplies and start going through unused rooms. Moving companies suggest that families should start packing three or four months in advance.

Find Affordable Storage
Just because you are downsizing your home doesn’t mean you need to sell or donate all of your belongings. Renting out a storage unit will give you more time to go through all of your possessions and decide what must be kept and what can be tossed.

Donate Your Extras
Seeing a trashcan full of your family’s possession is going to be heartbreaking. By donating the items instead, you can rest assured that they will be going to those who need them the most. Many non-profits offer free curbside pickups for families that are getting ready to move. As an added bonus, ask your CPA if this qualifies as a tax deduction.

To get started with your home sale or purchase, call Tim @ 858-354-2354, Global Luxury Home Specialist.  BRE #01224576





Monday, May 21, 2018

Buying a New Home? 4 Things to Check Out



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Buying a New Home? 4 Things to Check Out

Buyers are so hyper-focused on the home that they often cast aside surroundings. “Surroundings” do not equal trees, fences, or landscape. The home’s surroundings are the houses around the home and the residents occupying them. Surroundings also include the neighborhood, the passersby, and the city.

Safety
Is the perfect home near a busy driving area consisting of problematic neighbors? If so, stop reading; plenty of communities exist for you. Pay extra for a better neighborhood. They’re packed with stores, shops, restaurants and banks nearby; a quiet community is surely waiting for you.

Distance
A long commute burns more gas, it wastes time. Therefore, learn the miles and minutes it takes to travel from the home to: work, school, store, hospitals, and favorite hangouts. A community containing local amenities close by is valuable.

The Best Schools
The reputation, the quality; and the district are additional factors in finding a good school. Homes surrounding good schools are in high demand. Determine good schools by searching online reviews of schools and reading two or three sites. Since good and bad reviews naturally exist, develop a consensus. Single or married, family or not, a good school system is important for your home’s value.

Monetary Value
A home in a good neighborhood makes it more valuable houses.

To get started with your home sale or purchase, call Tim @ 858-354-2354, Global Luxury Home Specialist.  BRE #01224576