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San Elijo Hills Real Estate Market Update

San Elijo Hills Real Estate Market Report

Only 14 Active homes and condos currently for sale in San Elijo Hills averaging 25 days on the market priced from to $430.000-$2,995,000* (*Home for sale in The Estates)

In October – 11 homes sold in San Elijo Hills with an average sale price of $677,500 and an average of 19 days on the market.

North County San Diego Detached Homes Market Report

Average Sale Price $613,654 +9.8%
Average Market Time 41 Days -10.9%
Inventory 2.3 Months -32.4%
Active Listing 919 -28.3%

Every year at this time, many local homeowners decide to wait until after the holidays to put their homes on the market for the first time, while others who already have their homes on the market decide to take them off until after the holidays.

Seven great reasons not to wait:

  1. Relocation buyers are out there. Many companies are still hiring throughout the holidays and need their employees in their new positions as soon as possible.
  2. Purchasers who are looking for homes during the holidays are serious buyers and are ready to buy now.
  3. You can restrict the showings on your home to the times you want it shown. You will remain in control.
  4. Homes show better when decorated for the holidays.
  5. There is less competition for you as a seller right now.

If you’re thinking of selling, whether it’s this Fall/Winter or next year, please let me know! With so little inventory on the market, many buyers are still looking for homes so if it’s the right time for you to make a move now, I’m here to help! If you’re planning to move in the new year, it’s never too early to get started preparing your home for sale.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Ed

Ed Philbrick: REALTOR®
www.hillsandcoast.com
M: 760-496-8134
CalBRE # 0196713
Coastal Premier Properties CalBRE # 01861547

Have Questions? Things You’d Like to See Featured Here? Need a contractor referral?

Contact Me: ed@hillsandcoast.com 

SMUSD Attendance Boundary Committee Update

SMUSD Attendance Boundary Committee Update

On October 19th, the District’s Attendance Boundary Committee held its first meeting.  The meeting is comprised over more than 100 individuals, with representation from each school in the District.

The Committee is tasked with providing two recommendations.
  • Recommendation #1:  Propose adjustments to current attendance boundaries to optimize student at capacity at each school.
  • Recommendation #2:  Propose an implementation plan / schedule for the Board-approved attendance boundary adjustments.
At the first meeting, the Committee heard presentations from District staff and its demographer (Davis Demographics) regarding the following topics:
  • Current District and School attendance boundaries;
  • Historical and projected enrollment growth;
  • Residential development and student generation rates;
  • Criteria for school boundary planning;
  • The role of the demographer; and
  • Next steps.

On November 9th, the District’s Attendance Boundary Committee held its second meeting. During the first part of the meeting, Davis Demographics provided information about factors that impact attendance boundaries and how adjusting boundary lines impacts available capacity at each school.

Davis Demographics also shared an elementary scenario, middle school scenario and high school scenario to consider regarding possible adjustments to the current attendance boundaries.  These scenarios are NOT official recommendations from the District Board, staff or Davis Demographics.  But, rather, they were something to consider in order to foster dialog and conversation.

Following the presentation by Davis Demographics, Committee members had an opportunity to work together to provide their own possible recommendations.

The recommendations submitted are being examined for common themes.  Draft maps will be generated and shared with Committee members at its next meeting on December 7th.

As a reminder, these meetings are closed to the public.  However, if you have any specific questions or concerns regarding the Attendance Boundary Committee, you may submit them HERE.

San Elijo Hills Community Association Updates for November 2017

Turkey Classic Golf Tournament

Calling all golfers (and non-golfers)! Whether you are a first time golfer or seasoned pro, it’s time to register for the 15th Annual Turkey Classic Neighborhood Golf Tournament! Come join us Saturday, November 25, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. for some golf, food, and drinks! You can organize your own four-some or we can match you up with the perfect partners for a great day of golf right here at the St. Mark Executive Course in San Marcos. Hosted by the San Elijo Hills Foundation, this long-standing community tradition is something no one should miss. There are tons of great raffle prizes. The spirit of the event is light-hearted and fun. And, you just might win the coveted Turkey Classic Green Jacket & trophy.  Come meet some new friends, get involved and make an impact in our community. It’s going to be a blast! Sponsorship opportunities are available! Visit www.turkeyclassic.com for more information and to register. Hope to see you all there! If you have any questions regarding the event or would like additional information, please feel free to contact your Community Director, Liz McCardle, at (760) 798-9015 or email sehdirector@waltersmanagement.com.

Harvest Market

HARVEST MARKET, Saturday, November 18, 10AM-3PM, SEH Rec Center (next to lower softball field), hosted by the San Elijo Hills Women’s Club (SEHWC)
Please join us this Saturday for a fun and diverse shopping experience to raise funds for scholarships for eligible female seniors at SMHS! The SEH Rec Center’s inside and outdoor areas will be filled with artisan wares, elegant/fun handmade holiday decor, clothing boutiques, jewelry, children’s activities and vendors, Cafe Stoked Fall Favorites, RUSH Coffee Truck, and many of our own local SEH vendors! Start your holiday shopping here and plan to stay for lunch while you enjoy the live music by SMHS musicians. Spread the word!  Mark your calendar now to attend this Event With A Purpose!

Annual Elections

Voting Day is ahead of us here in San Elijo Hills! This year’s Annual Meeting will be held on Tuesday, December 19th at 6:00PM at the San Elijo Hills Rec Center (1105 Elfin Forest Road, San Marcos, CA 92078). Neighborhood Representatives are required to attend to the meeting to ensure quorum is established and the votes from their neighborhood are counted. All homeowners are also welcome to attend the meeting. Thank you all in advance for your participation in this process for our community!

Annual Tree Lighting

It’s time to light up the season! Come celebrate this long standing tradition in San Elijo Hills! Join us in the Town Square on Friday, December 1st . Festivities will run from 6:00PM-8:30PM with the tree lighting at 7:00PM.

This magical night will include some of these fun activities!

 Santa and Mrs. Clause will be here for pictures so make sure you are on his “nice” list! Don’t forget to bring your camera!

 A Colorful Universe will have an ornament painting station for only $5.00 per ornament. Stop by to create a one-of-a-kind decoration for your home! They also make great gifts for family.

 Holiday elves will join us to show off their artistic skills with balloons.

 Cookies, cider and hot chocolate will be served to warm your belly!

 Delicious food trucks will be serving up a variety of specialties available for purchase.

 The SEMS Jazz Band & choir will perform Holiday inspired music throughout the night!

We hope that you and your family are able to make it out to this joyous event! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Liz McCardle at sehdirector@waltersmanagement.com.

1st Annual Menorah Lighting

Come celebrate our first annual menorah lighting! Bring your menorahs and head down to the town square park on December 12th at 6 pm on the first night of Hanukah! If you are interested in attending this event, please contact Liz McCardle at 760-798-9015 or sehdirector@waltersmanagement.com

Must Dash For A Cure

The 4th Annual Must Dash for a Cure is this Sunday, November 19th here in San Elijo Hills. Join us as we jog, walk, skip and dash to raise awareness and money for Type 1 Diabetes. Silent auction and raffle items also available. Fun for the entire family! Register today at www.MustDashForACure.org

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HARVEST MARKET, Saturday, November 18, 10AM-3PM, SEH Rec Center

HARVEST MARKET, Saturday, November 18, 10AM-3PM, San Elijo Hills Rec Center (next to lower softball field), hosted by the San Elijo Hills Women’s Club (SEHWC)

Only one week away! Please join us next Saturday for a fun and diverse shopping experience to raise funds for scholarships for eligible female seniors at SMHS!

The SEH Rec Center’s inside and outdoor areas will be filled with artisan wares, elegant/fun handmade holiday decor, clothing boutiques, jewelry, children’s activities and vendors, Cafe Stoked Fall Favorites, RUSH Coffee Truck, and many of our own local SEH vendors! Start your holiday shopping here and plan to stay for lunch while you enjoy the live music by SMHS musicians.

Spread the word!

Mark your calendar now to attend this Event With A Purpose!

Paving the way: Several San Marcos streets to be resurfaced

The City of San Marcos has announced that several streets in the community will receive routine maintenance from Monday, Nov. 6 through mid-December as part of the City’s ongoing commitment to maintaining its roadways.

Every year in San Marcos, several streets receive a chip and slurry seal treatment to significantly extend the life of existing pavement by protecting the undersurface from the effects of aging and the environment. Residents directly affected will receive notices two weeks and 72 hours prior to scheduled work so that appropriate parking arrangements can be made.

“Over the past five years, the city has resurfaced more than 15 million square feet of pavement to provide motorists a safe and smooth ride while traveling through San Marcos,” said Public Works Director Matt Little.

During construction work, there will be flaggers and other workers directing traffic to ensure the safe passage of all individuals and for the safety of construction workers between the designated weekday construction hours Monday through Friday from 7 am and 5 pm; some Saturday work will be required.

Streets affected will receive two slurry seal coats. The first coat will be a larger rock followed by a second coat of smaller rock that will provide a smoother ride for motorists; coats will be applied on different days.

“We appreciate continued patience from residents and motorists during these important roadway repairs that will pave the way for lasting improvements,” said Little.

Paid for by the city’s capital improvement projects budget, the $465,000 project will be completed by American Asphalt South Inc.

Motorists are advised to expect delays and use caution when traveling through roadwork areas.

Road work schedules, maps and other traffic alerts will be posted to the city’s website at www.san-marcos.net/roadwork. Schedules are subject to change and residents are encouraged to regularly check the website for updates. Traffic alerts will also be shared through the city’s social media platforms @sanmarcoscity on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

For more information or questions about work on your street, please call the City’s Public Works Department at (760) 752-7550 or the City’s contracted construction manager Jason Linsdau at (760) 759-2466.

Is your child having trouble in school?

Is your child having trouble in school?

No one wants to see their child struggling in school, but thankfully there are certain guidelines to follow to have your child properly evaluated. Dr. Jaime Friedman outlines how to navigate the system at your child’s school to see if they have a learning disability or other learning issues.

Children’s Physicians Medical Group (CPMG), in partnership with Rady Children’s Health Network, is dedicated to offering outstanding healthcare for your kids, from birth through age 18. One visit to our website can help you find a doctor, explain why CPMG is right for you and allow you to view videos on our doctors and other health topics.

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Important Boundary and Budgetary issues facing San Marcos Unified School District (SMUSD)

Important Boundary and Budgetary Issues Facing San Marcos Unified School District (SMUSD)
Attendance Boundaries potentially being redrawn and District Budget Deficit, the district website has the following topics with information links that are important and public information. Please participate and share in the discussion here and on social media as this important issue that may potentially impact San Elijo Hills and San Marcos.
District Budget Deficit

Among the most important responsibilities of the Governing Board and Superintendent is to ensure the financial health of our district, and to inform the community when changes in district finances might meaningfully impact the educational services San Marcos Unified School District (SMUSD) provides. That is the purpose of this letter.

Due to flattening state revenues, and dramatic increases in mandated costs, we are forecasting very difficult financial days ahead here at SMUSD, which we more fully explain below. As we enter these difficult financial times, we want you to be aware of our predicament, the circumstances that brought us here, and our path forward.

Attendance Boundary Committee

“San Marcos Unified’s new Attendance Boundary Committee will meet for the first time next week to begin their work on recommendations for the Governing Board’s consideration.  As meetings continue, you will find more information HERE regarding the progress of the committee. We anticipate the committee’s recommendations to go before the Governing Board in the early part of 2018, which they will then review and approve all or part of the recommendations.  Our community will have an opportunity to comment publicly prior to the Board taking action.”

 
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