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From the monthly archives: November, 2011

We are pleased to present below all posts archived in 'November, 2011'. If you still can't find what you are looking for, try using the search box.

Port of San Diego Awards North Embarcadero Construction Contract

From the Port of San Diego, be sure to check out their video rendering. The Board of Port Commissioners has authorized the award of an $18.3 million construction contract for the North Embarcadero Visionary Plan Phase I project.  A construction contract was awarded to USS Cal Builders, Inc. at the November 8 meeting of the Board of Port Commissioners. The company, headquartered in Stanton, California, has built several public facilities, inc inluding the City of Costa Mesa’s police station, the City of Vernon, California’s, fire station, and numerous educational facilities. Infrastructure projects the company has worked on include the widening of 12 miles of State Route 22 in Garden Grove, California. That project included the construction of 10 new bridges. USS Cal Builders, Inc. will begin construction of the North Embarcadero Visionary Plan Phase I project on January 5, 2012. Phase I will be broken into Phase 1A, which includes the area of West B ...

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Skyscraper-sized ‘wings’ sculpture proposed for Navy Pie

The San Diego Union Tribune reports on a proposed sculpture for downtown San Diego’s Navy Pier.

Downtown San Diego Post Office Proposed Redevelopment

The historic E Street post office downtown could be redeveloped with the addition of a 20-story,  apartment tower under plans due soon to the city’s Historic Resources Board.

The developer, Pacific Equity Partners of Rancho Santa Fe, is proposing to retain much of the 1930s post office, including its Art Deco facade, and build 360 apartments by the end of 2014 if all goes well, according to the project architects, Eric Davy and Richard Bundy.

Other local post offices might be available for redevelopment, but Pacific Equity said there are no discussions at the moment for any other sites. The company passed up the chance to redevelop the Midway processing center, whose closing was announced Monday.

The San Diego Union Tribune Reports


Time Change Reminder: It’s Fall Back Time

Daylight Saving Time is ending so it’s “Fall Back” time.  Turn your clock back one hour before going to bed on Saturday evening.

It’s even more important to use the semi-annual time change as a reminder to 
test your smoke detectors
.  Do the test twice annually during “Spring Forward” and “Fall Back” and change to a fresh battery if needed.

Also drive extra safe on our freeways as the evening commute will be significantly less light with the time change.


San Diego County Property Tax Important Dates

Important Dates to Remember July 1 – Beginning of fiscal year. January 1 - Unsecured bills mailed out; Lien date for unsecured taxes. August 31 – Unsecured deadline. A 10% penalty is added. September – Treasurer-Tax Collector mails out original secured property tax bills. November 1 – First installment is due (Secured Property Tax) and delinquent Unsecured accounts are changed additional penalties of 1½% until paid. December 10 – First installment payment deadline. A 10% penalty is added to payments made after this date.* February 1 – Second installment due (Secured Property Tax). April 10 - Second installment payment deadline. A 10% penalty plus $10.00 cost is added to payments made after this date.* May – Treasurer-Tax Collector mails delinquent notices for any unpaid, regular current taxes. June 30 - End of fiscal year. July 1 - Delinquent Secured accounts are transferred to delinquent tax roll and additional penalties added at 1- ½% per month on any unpaid tax amounts, plus $15.00 redemption ...

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The Importance of Prequalification

How to go about financing the purchase of a property has several factors to consider.  It’s important to start planning and taking certain actions sooner than later. Why?  If you have a financial institution tell you how much you can finance you can focus your browsing of homes for sale on to properties that fit your range. You may find that with the financing knowledge in hand you can look at a broader range of homes or invest your time wisely viewing properties that have a good chance of getting your offer accepted and ultimately close on. Once you start looking at homes in person any offers that you put together with your Lookup Realty Agent will include the financing terms in the offers along with the prequalification documents. Think of it from the Seller’s perspective, their property will be off the market while they wait for the sale to close. If your financing does not come through they will have to start all over again. Make sure you have a strong offe ...

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