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We have been helping clients achieve their dreams and goals of buying and selling residential real estate since 2001. We have hundreds of satisfied clients and have earned the Recognition of Excellence award from the San Diego Association of Realtors. We truly love what we do and feel honored and thankful to serve our clients. We value the trust our clients place in us and we always put their best interests first. As real estate advisors, it's important to find out the wants, needs, and long-term goals of our clients. We get to know them on a personal level and then we formulate a plan which creates a road map as to how we will achieve their goals. We are driven to provide an exceptional home buying and selling experience through unparalleled attention to detail, relentless hard work, and our years of experience.
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The American Dream is the pride of homeownership, a way to build wealth for retirement, and an opportunity to leave a legacy to family. We are always honored to be a part of our clients home buying and investment experience. We have in depth local area knowledge of the communities in San Diego combined with extensive construction and remodeling experience to help you make a smart financial decision and fulfill your dreams and goals.
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We will guide you step by step to get your property ready to sell, listed, and SOLD! We utilize the highest level of marketing that showcases the special features of your home capturing what makes it unique while highlighting the location and lifestyle. Working with the best photographers and video production team allows us to attain the most incredible imagery. We leverage technology to create dynamic promotional campaigns to give your home maximum local and global exposure. This makes your listing stand out and sell for top dollar.
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Celebrate 4th of July with these fireworks shows & celebrations all across the county!
July 3, 2019

SAN DIEGO


ANNUAL BIG BAY BOOM JULY 4 FIREWORKS SHOW

Location: Multiple Locations along San Diego Bay
Time: 9:00 PM
Fireworks: Yes
Take in the largest display in the county. With fireworks launched from four barges strategically placed around North San Diego Bay, they can be seen from Shelter Island, Harbor Island, the Embarcadero area and Seaport Village/Coronado Landing, and the score is simulcast live on THE MIGHTY 1090 AM and MAX FM 105.7. Just find a place along the bay and you will not be disappointed.


SEAWORLD SAN DIEGO 4TH OF JULY FIREWORKS

Location: SeaWorld San Diego - 500 SeaWorld Dr, San Diego, CA 92109
Time: 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Fireworks: Yes
SeaWorld will celebrate Independence Day with a 15-minute display of fireworks set to a musical soundtrack, starting at 9:40 PM on July 4. 


OCEAN BEACH JULY 4TH CELEBRATION

Location: Ocean Beach Pier at the end of Newport Ave
Time: 9:00 PM
Fireworks: Yes
Spend the day picnicking, swimming in the ocean, walking and playing in the sand and shopping along Newport Ave. Then bundle up as the sun sets and pull up a blanket for a really spectacular fireworks show launched from the OB Pier.


OLD TOWN 4TH OF JULY

Location: Old Town State Historic Park
Time: 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Fireworks: No
Parade, crafts and activities of early San Diego recreate an old-fashioned Independence Day celebrated on the frontier. You can also compete in contests, such as cherry pit spitting or the egg toss, for handmade ribbons.


CORONADO


4TH OF JULY CELEBRATION IN CORONADO

Location: Various Locations on Coronado
Time: 7:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Fireworks: Yes
Celebrate the 4th of July in the Crown City including a parade down Orange Avenue at 10:00 AM, a concert in Spreckels Park at 4:00 PM and fireworks over Glorietta Bay at 9:00 PM.


CROWN CITY CLASSIC 4TH OF JULY RACE

Location: Coronado Tidelands Park
Time: 7:00 to 10:00 AM
Fireworks: No
Kickoff your Independence Day celebration with the 45th annual run through the historic town of Coronado. The Crown City Classic features a 12K and 5K distance. Why a 12K distance? Because nothing is more patriotic than running 7.4 miles on 7/4 in one of America’s most patriotic cities!


NORTH COASTAL


SAN DIEGO COUNTY FAIR 4TH OF JULY CELEBRATION

Location: Del Mar Fairgrounds - 2260 Jimmy Durante Boulevard, Del Mar, CA 92014
Time: Starts at 10:00 AM, Fireworks at 9:00 PM
Fireworks: Yes
Independence Day is one of the best days to come to the San Diego County Fair because they pull out all the stops with food, fireworks at 9:00 PM, entertainment and more.


RED, WHITE AND BOOM!

Location: LEGOLAND California - One Legoland Drive, Carlsbad, CA 92008
Time: 1:00 to 9:00 PM, Fireworks at 8:30 PM
Fireworks: Yes
Take the whole family and spend the day enjoying over 60 rides, shows and attractions along with some all-American picnic games like burlap races and water-balloon tosses and then top it off with an awe-inspiring fireworks display set to patriotic music.


RANCHO SANTA FE'S ANNUAL 4TH OF JULY PARADE & PICNIC

Location: 16948 Avenida de Acacias, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92091
Time: 1:00 to 3:00 PM
Fireworks: No
Pack a few blankets and chairs for Rancho Santa Fe's Annual 4th of July Parade & Picnic with live music, food, fun and more.


OCEANSIDE'S INDEPENDENCE DAY PARADE

Location: North on South Coast Hwy 101 from Wisconsin Ave to Pier View Way (just before City Hall)
Date: June 29, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM
Fireworks: No
Come see floats, bands, walking groups, cool cars and much more.


OCEANSIDE FIREWORKS SHOW

Location: El Corazon Site at Rancho Del Oro Drive
Date: July 3rd
Time: 6:00 to 10:00 PM
Fireworks: Yes
Start off your Independence Day celebration a day early by bringing a beach chair and the whole family to enjoy the Oceanside Fireworks Show.


NORTH INLAND


ESCONDIDO INDEPENDENCE DAY FESTIVAL & FIREWORKS

Location: California Center for the Arts, Escondido - 340 N. Escondido Blvd., Escondido, CA 92025
Time: Starts at 4:00 PM, Fireworks at 9:00 PM
Fireworks: Yes
Join 20,000 patriotic festival-goers for the 55th Annual Independence Day Festival & Fireworks with music, fabulous food vendors, and a wealth of children's activities and games for everyone to enjoy.


MIRA MESA FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION

Location: Mira Mesa Community Park, Mira Mesa Boulevard and New Salem Street, Mira Mesa
Time: Starts at 7:00 AM, Fireworks at 9:00 PM
Fireworks: Yes
Come early for the pancake breakfast, parade and family-friendly activities and stay late for the fireworks.


AN OLD-FASHIONED FOURTH OF JULY & FIREWORKS IN POWAY

Location: Poway High School Stadium - 15500 Espola Road, Poway, CA 92064
Time: 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM, Fireworks at 9:00 PM
Fireworks: Yes
Following the Old-fashioned Fourth of July celebration at Old Poway Park (10:00 AM to 4:00 PM), head to Poway High School (gates open at 6:00 PM) for music, more food, glow sticks and fireworks.


RANCHO BERNARDO'S THE SPIRIT OF THE FOURTH

Location: Webb Park - Avena Pl And Bernardo Center Dr, Rancho Bernardo, CA 92128
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:30 PM, Fireworks at 9:00 PM
Fireworks: Yes
It's a whole day of fun at Webb Park in Rancho Bernardo with a Community Fair featuring food, music, Patriotic Pet Contest, classic cars, games and a parade (9:00 AM to 5:00 PM). End the evening with fireworks at Bernardo Heights Middle School.


SAN MARCOS 4TH OF JULY CELEBRATION

Location: Bradley Park - 465 S Rancho Santa Fe Rd, San Marcos, CA 92078
Time: 6:00 to 9:00 PM
Fireworks: Yes
Carnival games, jumpers, food, and fireworks!


SCRIPPS RANCH 4TH OF JULY RUN & RIDE

Location: Red Cedar Dr & Aviary Dr, San Diego, CA 92131
Time: 6:00 to 10:00 AM
Fireworks: No
Join the Scripps Ranch Old Pros on the 4th of July for the annual 10K Race & Fun Run and bike rides that all end at the Scripps Ranch Fourth of July Parade!


SCRIPPS RANCH 4TH OF JULY PARADE

Location: Scripps Ranch Hoyt Park - 10800 Canyon Lake Dr, San Diego, CA 92131
Time: 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Fireworks: No
As a spectator, you can cheer on everyone who is in the parade. But, why not dress up as well and join in the fun?


VISTA INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION

Location: Moonlight Amphitheatre - 1200 Vale Terrace Drive, Vista, CA 92084
Time: 5:00 to 10:00 PM, Fireworks at 9:00 PM
Fireworks: Yes
Celebrate the 4th of July in Vista at the Moonlight Amphitheatre with live music, an honorary ceremony, family fun, and fireworks!

May 2019 San Diego Real Estate Market Update | Countdown to Summer and the Market is Hot!
May 31 2019

As we are nearing the end of the spring real estate market, the environment is positive for buyers and sellers. Due to the recent drop in the U.S. 10 Year Treasury, mortgage interest rates have dipped again in the last few weeks. The rates are hovering around 4% and possibly even lower in some loan scenarios. Of course, lower rates means it's less expensive to borrow money and it increases buying power while saving clients money over the life of the loan. There are many buyers actively looking for a home which is great news for sellers. There is also a steady amount of homes coming on the market. Home prices are still very strong, but with more choices for home buyers, homes that are priced too high are not selling. Desirable homes priced correctly are still selling relatively quickly within the first few weeks of being on the market. The drop in interest rates is having a favorable impact on the real estate market!

Client Success Story
April 3, 2019

"If you are serious about selling or buying a home, you need professionals to guide you through the process because homes are investments, and investments are all about the bottom-line. My husband and I have lived in the Ocean Beach/Point Loma area for nearly 30 years, but it was time for a change and we recently started looking for a new dream home in a different area of San Diego County. If you haven’t dabbled in real estate lately, you may have forgotten what an emotional roller coaster selling your home can be. Fortunately, we hired Layne and Rachel Harrison of Ocean Living Realty. They helped us sell our Ocean Beach home (over list price) and guided us through the purchase (below list price) of our dream home in the community of Mt. Helix. What a ride! Ours was a complex listing and purchase due to a contingency sell. Suffice to say, Layne and Rachel had our best interests at each step, helping us understand the demands of selling our property, getting us the help we needed at every turn (great marketing, painters, electricians, inspectors, movers, cleaners) and making sure that we were being taken care of every step of the way (escrow was a breeze) as we moved into our new home. We highly recommend Layne and Rachel for anyone wanting a first class, realty power-team that will protect your interests and get you the best deal. They know real estate! Ocean Living Realty — the very best."
~Robert and Gail B.

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