Category Archives: Residential Real Estate

Bill Gates Buys Beachfront Compound in Del Mar for $43 Million

Bill Gates Buys Beachfront Compound in Del Mar for $43 Million

Ava Kalea and Stacia Kennedy in front of Bill Gate's new beachfront compound in Del Mar
Ava Kalea and Stacia Kennedy in front of Bill Gate’s new beachfront compound in Del Mar.

Perhaps the biggest news locally this week (besides that the beaches may open on a limited basis on Monday) is that Bill Gates and his wife Melinda have reportedly purchased a sprawling beachfront compound in our beautiful community of Del Mar for a paltry $43 million. It’s along the route that I’ve been walking since the beaches are closed and many in and around the neighborhood were talking about the news as we walked by the past few days. One many said that he even saw Bill leaving the other day, but that has not yet been confirmed.

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Rents Already Dropping Like a Rock, Home Values to Follow

According to an article posted the other day on the Los Angeles Fox 11 newsite at, rents are already dropping in the Los Angeles region due to the effects of the Corona Virus or Covid-19. Over two weeks ago, shortly after the first stay at home order, I predicted that both rents and property… Continue Reading

San Diego Start-Up We Buy Fugly Houses Seeks Fixers All Over San Diego County

We Buy Fugly Houses Breaks into San Diego Fix and Flip Real Estate Market We Buy Fugly Houses (online at, a San Diego-based real estate start-up, is building out a nationwide real estate investors network, beginning with a focus on buying, remodeling and flipping houses, condos and apartment buildings all over San Diego County. Continue Reading

Trumark’s Wallis Ranch Named “Master Planned Community Of The Year” At PCBC 2017 Gold Nugget Awards

Trumark Communities recently announced that Wallis Ranch, the 184-acre master planned community in Dublin, CA, was named “Master Planned Community of the Year” at the 54th Annual Gold Nugget Awards presented by PCBC, the largest annual homebuilding trade show in the Western United States.  The awards gala, held on Thursday, June 29, 2017, marks Trumark’s trifecta… Continue Reading

You Are a Powerhouse – Now Put It to Good Use

By Samantha DeBianachi  What do you do once you have broken the glass ceiling? Women everywhere are achieving far beyond what was thought possible not too long ago. For women, there is some work yet to be done, but in the business arena women are making names for themselves as serious power-players. Once you achieve… Continue Reading

Wounded Warrior Project Connects Veterans to Housing Benefit Resources

Real Estate Assistance Available for US Veterans Purchasing a house can be a daunting process, especially for those unsure about how to use home loan benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). During a recent Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) program event, a group of injured veterans learned about getting the most from their benefits while… Continue Reading