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Please visit our Open House at 309 Salmon in Ramona.
Open House on Saturday, April 16, 2016 11:00 - 16:00
Are you looking for a home that is move in ready with VIEWS and SOLAR? Look no further! This property is like new with features such as, travertine tile, new carpet, paint, kitchen, windows, and much more. 4BR+Office and 4 Full baths that are beautifully done. Huge deck to enjoy both day and night views. Master BR, Office, and Guest Bedroom are all on main level. Downstairs bedrooms are HUGE with their own full baths. New carpet and paint have recently been done. Perfect for kids or extended family!
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I have listed a new property at 309 Salmon in Ramona.
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I have listed a new property at 2 391 Emerald in El Cajon.
Perfect 2BR/1BA in a very quaint, gated, and private community. Downstairs unit with tile floors. Large family room and kitchen. Designated area fro your personal BBQ and a large play area/playground.
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I have listed a new property at 1516 10th in San Diego.
This is a unique 2 bd/2 ba unit in Cortez Hill, Downtown! Unit offers own private outdoor 300 sq ft patio and 2 car garage with private entry. This townhouse is a close walk to restaurants, nightlife, farmers market, trolley and harbor. Enjoy a kitchen with stainless steel appliances, dishwasher and range. Also has huge granite counter top island with lots of storage and closets. Unit also boasts a fireplace, wood floors throughout, AC, and roman shades. Will be available 1/16, animals upon approval.
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I have listed a new property at 8739 Broadway in La Mesa.
BRAND NEW Cricket Store in La Mesa! Great location and freeway visibility. Extremely busy shopping center. Absentee owner. This store is ready for a highly motivated owner that can push phones and accessories and maximize potential and profit!
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I have listed a new property at 11 851 Mollison in El Cajon.
Immaculate town home in the heart of El Cajon! 2BR/1.5BA town home in a gated community. Bright and airy, large family room, granite counters, tile/carpet flooring, stainless steel appliances, and much more. Possibly the cleanest unit in the complex. Unit is extremely well kept. Large patio with washer/dryer closet and enough room for a patio set and/or BBQ. Half bath downstairs. Full bath and 2 LARGE bedrooms upstairs, with an abundance of closet space! All Appliances Convey!
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I have listed a new property at 121 Washington Ave W in El Cajon.
Price Reduction. Washington Market is a well known and established family run grocery store/check cashing for over 30 years. One of El Cajon's busiest intersections and plaza's. 28,000 daily car count and over 40 parking spots to accommodate the busy center. Little Caesars right next door! Grocery store is *3000sf and includes full line grocery, produce, meat, check cashing(w/computer system), beer, wine, western union, orlandi valuta, money orders, and much more. Don't let this opportunity pass you up. Corner of Washington & Magnolia in El Cajon.
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I have listed a new property at 5044 Bluff Place in El Cajon.
One of the last lots left! Views are incredible! Seller has plans and is willing to carry back on approved credit and terms. Must see to appreciate.
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I have listed a new property at 1878 Vista Grande Court in El Cajon.
LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION! Vista Grande Elementary just a short one minute walk up the hill. Huge driveway. Only 5 other homes in the cul de sac. VERY quiet. Property offers over 2400SF. Home includes a family, living, and separate dining room. Possibilities are endless with over a half acre flat usable lot in the back yard.
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At first glance, this living room appears to be quite sophisticated, yet very simple. In reality, it is not simple at all, but rather a complex variety of textures, tones, styles, and contrasts.


Located in a desirable suburban area just outside of Toronto, Ontario, this 1,600-square-foot home, built in the 1960s, has eight-foot ceilings and builder-grade finishes. The owner wanted the relatively small (12-by-16-foot) living room reimagined into something functional with a light and fresh new feel. “We had to seriously consider every design decision to completely transform this space and bring it up-to-date,” explains Elizabeth Metcalfe of Mississauga, Ontario-based Elizabeth Metcalfe Interiors & Design. “While this project appears to be simple, the process of creating this beautiful living room was much more involved.” 

 In theory, Metcalfe agrees with the famous quote attributed to Leonardo da Vinci: “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” But she also knows, through her own experience, that simplicity isn’t that simple. The existing walls, ceiling, brick fireplace, and moldings were gutted so Metcalfe and her staff could start the project at the very beginning. “New drywall, beautifully proportioned moldings, and a custom fireplace design were instrumental in getting the architectural bones of the room correct,” says Metcalfe. “Although our client intends to stay in her home for many years to come, we, as designers, are always sensitive to adding value to a home.” According to Metcalfe, many houses in this upscale area have undergone renovations in the last few years, and it was important to her to maintain a level of quality and sophistication that would be expected for resale.

 Once the basic architectural details were completed, Metcalfe began layering textures to update the decor. She affirms that an interesting play of contrasting textures is a key component to making a room warm and inviting. “It’s about pairing tighter, smoother fabrics with rougher, heavier fabrics,” she explains. “You can never go wrong combining linen, silk, and velvet.” She suggests avoiding manmade fabrics whenever possible. There is a modest luxuriousness to linen sheers that you can’t replicate with a polyester blend, according to Metcalfe. She adds that her company’s signature style is similar to that of Barbara Barry—quiet, luxurious, and simple. “We appreciate that [Barbara Barry’s] products are thoughtfully designed with attention to detail,” she explains. “We use several in this project.”

 Textures come into play in accessories, too. The mother-of-pearl mirror offers a lovely alternative to the traditional framed mirror. Metcalfe feels it delicately echoes the soft blues and grays of the overall color scheme. The gray marble surround of the custom fireplace mantel continues the subtle color palette. A variety of metal finishes adds spark to the room. “We always try to mix metals in our designs,” she adds. “It’s so much more interesting than keeping everything the same. But the trick to mixing metals is repetition. If you want to incorporate brass, replicate it on several pieces.” The area rug is straightforward—a 100 percent natural wool fiber with a serged edge. All the upholstered pieces were custom-made locally. Additional texture was added to the sofa with the cut velvet Barbara Barry sculptural throw pillows.

 Custom draperies are always an integral part of Metcalfe designs. “It’s hard to explain in words what custom draperies bring to a room. But when they’re installed, something magical happens,” she says. “Well-crafted draperies provide a subliminal message that the room is comfortable and complete. They demand attention.” Metcalfe feels draperies are as vitally important as a sofa or an area rug in creating space that feels harmonious, coherent, and luxurious. The 100 percent wool drapery panels in this living room hang beautifully because of the sumptuous fabric.

Those at Metcalfe’s design firm truly believe that “A home well loved is a life well lived.” And apparently, those they design for agree. The owner of this gracefully redesigned living room says, “Although I have lived in my house for close to twenty years, thanks to Elizabeth Metcalfe Interiors & Design, this is honestly the first time I can truly say that I now love my home.”


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I have listed a new property at 1367 Dewey Place in Campo.
FOR LEASE! PRICE REDUCTION! Remodeled inside and out. Large free standing building with high street visibility and ample space for signage. Ready for a new tenant. Build to suit. Owners are flexible with space and will look at all reasonable offers. Ideal for a restaurant/bar. Email for more info or if you have any questions regarding use. Main Road, High Visibility, Corner Lot, Free Standing.
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I have sold a property at 803 7780 Parkway in La Mesa.
Don't miss your chance to own quite possibly the nicest unit in Parkway Manor! MOVE IN ready! Fully remodeled from top to bottom. Tile flooring throughout, stainless steel appliances, granite counter tops to compliment the beautiful mahogany cabinetry in the kitchen, over sized AC unit, and PLENTY of inside storage! Two dedicated parking spaces with storage closet. Extremely clean unit. ALL appliances and washer/dryer stay with the unit!
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I have sold a property at 10429 Magical Waters in Spring Valley.
Price Reduction! If you are looking for a move in ready Highlands Ranch home, look no further! This beautifully maintained home is perfect in so many ways. Hardwood, tile, and carpet flooring throughout the entire home. Gorgeous oak cabinets to compliment the granite counter tops, NEW stainless steel double oven/dishwasher. Owner opted for loft instead of 4th bedroom. Can easily be turned into a bedroom. Spacious master bedroom with attached nursery/office and his/hers closets. SEE SUPPLEMENT..
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Spring is truly an awakening. The first season of the New Year transforms the landscape into layered blankets of color. It’s a subtle celebration of longer and warmer days with fresh new produce arriving daily. Farmers’ markets and local farm stands start to open, and grocery store bins lined with fresh fruits and vegetables offer inspiration for a new season’s menu. Edible flowers come into season during spring. The floral accessory complements any course, but looks especially lovely atop a watercress and avocado salad that’s been laced with a subtle but vibrant lemon vinaigrette. Lamb chops and spring leeks are at their peak of flavor and lend themselves beautifully to a simple and flavorful meal. Shrimp cakes served with spicy apricot dipping sauce make lush little nibbles for a spring gathering or celebration. And a fragrant sweet pear and cardamom crisp served with vanilla bean whipped cream is a cleansing end to a meal. Spring never tasted so good. 



WATERCRESS AND AVOCADO SALAD WITH

EDIBLE FLOWERS

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SHRIMP CAKES WITH
SPICY APRICOT SAUCE

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ROSEMARY- AND GARLIC-CRUSTED LAMB CHOPS

WITH BALSAMIC REDUCTION

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ROASTED SPRING LEEKS

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SWEET PEAR & CARDAMOM CRISP WITH

VANILLA BEAN WHIPPED CREAM

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I have sold a property at C 1536 Gustavo in El Cajon.
Wonderfully maintained Jamacha Greens/ sought after "c" unit with direct access to the one car garage--This bright and airy home is Move in ready----New upgraded kitchen cabinets, new custom tile flooring and countertops, new paint--New bath vanities and countertops--new upgraded light fixtures--TRANE A/C --ceiling fans in bedrooms AND a roomy private patio great for BBQ and entertaining :-) Perfect home for the first time buyer
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I have sold a property at F 1518 Granite Hills Dr. in El Cajon.
A very nice, well kept, airy and clean unit. Seller has replaced the condo with new vertical blinds, plantation shutters in the master bedroom and two new ceiling fans in both bedrooms. The water heater was just replaced last year. This is a very nice corner unit and parking includes a 1 car garage, attached with unit entrance. Additional parking space is very close to the unit across from the pool (located in space-#18F). Condo is move-in ready!! HURRY this ONE will GO FAST!!!
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I have listed a new property at 803 7780 Parkway in La Mesa.
Don't miss your chance to own quite possibly the nicest unit in Parkway Manor! MOVE IN ready! Fully remodeled from top to bottom. Tile flooring throughout, stainless steel appliances, granite counter tops to compliment the beautiful mahogany cabinetry in the kitchen, over sized AC unit, and PLENTY of inside storage! Two dedicated parking spaces with storage closet. Extremely clean unit. ALL appliances and washer/dryer stay with the unit!
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I have sold a property at 8 455 Ballantyne in El Cajon.
SHAKY BUYER...BRING ME A BACK-UP OFFER!!!!! Great location in complex!!! Light, bright upstairs home w/spacious open living/dining area. Large windows overlooking the interior landscaping & pool. Near laundry, weight and exercise room and entrance from parking lot. New carpet,designer paint, tile & granite throughout, ceilings re- textured. Walk in closets w/custom shelving, both bedrooms. 2013 extensive reconstruction to interiors of units and exterior grounds & buildings. Excellent HOA financials!
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Between work, home, and family obligations, we go, go, go from the minute our alarm clock rings to the moment our head hits the pillow at night. It’s no surprise then that most of us face fatigue from time to time and turn to quick pick-me-ups like triple-shot lattes and power naps to help us get through the day. Fortunately, you don’t have to be a slave to short-term energy fixes to remedy your fatigue. Nor do you have to just grit your teeth and bear it. Instead, try introducing a few of the following fixes into your life and watch your energy levels soar.  

How to Boost Your Energy With Ease

EAT BREAKFAST
 If you’ve been relying on a cup of black coffee to jumpstart your day, you need to improve your morning meal. Think of it this way: after a night of sleep, your body has been fasting for hours so you need to replenish your stores with a well-balanced meal to help get you going. Ideally you should seek out meals that are rich in protein and whole-grain carbohydrates to help your blood sugar (and energy) hold steady throughout the morning. Try scrambled eggs with a slice of toasted wheat bread or even a bowl of instant oatmeal. In a study conducted at Tufts University, researchers found that participants who ate a bowl of instant oatmeal made with a half cup of skim milk were able to stay alert throughout the morning.

COMBAT DEHYDRATION 
 If you feel like you spend your day in a fog, you may be dehydrated. A 2012 study in The Journal of Nutrition found that healthy women who failed to replace just 1.5 percent of their water weight experienced mood swings and low energy levels. You could follow the old eight-glasses-a-day rule or let your bathroom routine indicate if you’re getting enough. If you are well hydrated, you should have to use the restroom every few hours and your urine should be light yellow. If it’s not, you need to get more fluids into your body throughout the day.

EMBRACE LIGHT
Sunlight increases your body’s production of serotonin, a chemical that is thought to lift your mood and increase your energy. If possible, start your day by waking up to natural light and then make a point to get outside often as the hours pass. When you spend time outdoors and expose your body to real light—not artificial light from a florescent bulb or computer screen—you’ll boost your serotonin levels. You’ll also raise your levels of vitamin D, an essential nutrient that experts suspect plays a role in fighting fatigue as well.

MAKE EXERCISE A HABIT 
 It may seem counterintuitive to expend energy to increase it, but research has found that regular exercise can help individuals combat fatigue. The good news is you don’t have to endure an intense workout to receive benefits: In a study conducted at the University of Georgia, adults who participated in a low-intensity aerobic activity, like walking, for twenty minutes three times a week faced less fatigue than individuals who completed a higher intensity workout for the same amount of time.

KEEP MOVING 
Our bodies weren’t meant to sit and stare at computer screens all day long, but many jobs require it. To fend off that inevitable afternoon energy slump, incorporate regular bursts of activity throughout your day. Try taking phone calls at the office while standing up or walk to pick your kids up from school instead of driving. These small changes will promote good circulation in your body and help your blood transport the oxygen and nutrients that provide fuel for your muscles, brain, and more.


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All measurements are approximate.
Copyright 2015 By Design Publishing
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