Jim's Musings

Thursday, October 3, 2019

I'm back!

I'm back! Well, many may not have been aware that 2019 has been a year of challenge for my family and me. I suddenly developed autoimmune liver disease that aggressively worsened over the last six months. But the good news is that after it became clear that I was unlikely to receive a liver transplant in California in time, I was able, with the help of my amazing hepatalogist Tim Davern at California Pacific Medical Clinic in San Francisco, to be accepted by the liver transplant team at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. I received a new liver August 25th and the effect was almost immediate!

Real estate is my passion and clients are my priority. Thanks to the able assistance of my co-workers at REMAX, Scott Howenstine, Rick Ewens, Kyler Hammond and Gerson Mendez, my listings were well taken care of through the summer with many successful transactions.

Today, I am focused on the continued strength of the market. The demand for quality small acreage property as well as for lakefront property has been much greater this year than in 2018, proving once again that our area continues to be much sought after by discerning buyers from the urban parts of the state. If you have any question about our local market, whether you have been thinking of selling, or if you have been considering an investment, I hope you'll give me a call. I'm always happy to talk Real Estate!

Good health and good wishes,


Saturday, September 7, 2019

2019 So Far!

2019 has been quite a year! With Lake Nacimiento nearly full, the interest in lakefront properties has been very strong with several significant sales, most notably that of Alex Trebek’s lakefront listing on Heron Lane in Ranchos del Lago. This sale was highlighted in today's Tribune article, which you can read here.

Elsewhere around the North County there has been good interest at higher price points for properties that are well developed and in good locations. My sale of 2490 Templeton Road is a great example.

My battle with end stage liver disease accelerated during the spring and summer. However, with the grace of God and supported by many prayers, I have now been transplanted with a new liver and am rapidly recovering. Real estate is my passion and I am deeply committed to helping past and future clients with any and all real estate questions. I look forward to hearing from you!

Saturday, September 7, 2019

C.A.R. Director for Life

I am incredibly honored to have been chosen as California Association of Realtors (C.A.R.) Director for Life. This award is one of the most prestigious awards that C.A.R. can bestow on a member. To be considered, a member must have years of outstanding performance and dedicated service to the Association, including a minimum of ten years of active service to C.A.R. and at least five years as a C.A.R. Director. Thank you to my peers!

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Realtor of the Month

I was recently honored by RE/MAX Parkside Real Estate as their Realtor of the Month. The office put together a fun video in my honor. Check it out by clicking here

Friday, April 14, 2017

Library Strategic Plan Public Workshop

Join me at the Library Strategic Plan Public Workshop on April 29 from 10 am to 12 pm.

Click here for the workshop flyer or here to access the draft plan.