Chris Heller | Encinitas Real Estate


1330 Sierra Linda Dr, Escondido, CA 92025  

Residential
$1,249,900
Price
4
Bedrooms
4/1
Full/Half Baths
Take the opportunity to own this stunning nearly acre hilltop custom Sante Fe style home, featuring dramatic panoramic views of San Pasqual Valley including the Orifila Winery and golf course. This gated beauty will not disappoint. Enjoy the exceptional craftsmanship and true pride of ownership featuring 4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, wood flooring, plantation shutters, all dual pane windows and doors, 3 fireplaces, lush landscaping with numerous palm trees, gemstone pool, and a 3 car garage.


135 65th St, San Diego, CA 92114  

Residential
$315,000
Price
4
Bedrooms
2
Baths
Sold prior to publication


The idea of a tight-knit neighborhood seems like an artifact of a simpler time in our country. And, in many ways, it is. Improvements in transportation and technology make it easier than ever to be connected with friends and family across the country and around the world.

However, there are still many good reasons to get to know your neighbors, aside from as a common courtesy. In this article, we’ll break down those reasons for you.

A watchful eye

If you plan on going for an extended vacation, it’s good to know at least one neighbor who you can trust to watch over your home while you’re away. That can include reporting any suspicious behavior and bringing in your mail so that it isn't obvious that your home is empty.

If you have kids, your neighbors are a good way to find out about any neighborhood news and safety concerns you should be aware of, which brings us to our next reason to get to know your neighbor.

Learning about the neighborhood

When you move into a new community, there often aren’t many ways to learn about the local events and places of interest. Introducing yourself to your new neighbors is a good way to learn about the place you moved to. It’s also a way to ask about any concerns you may have, such as traffic, noise level, or road safety if you have children who will be playing outside.

A helping hand

Like we mentioned before, it’s good to have trustworthy neighbors while you’re on vacation for home security reasons. However, it’s also a good opportunity to have neighborhood kids lend a hand while you’re away. You can pay them to mow your lawn, water the grass or flowers, and feed your pets. This makes your life easier and teaches them a lesson in work and reward.

Lending tools and services

It’s good to know a few neighbors with tools that you don’t have so that you can let one another borrow seldom-used tools rather than buying or renting them just for the occasional use.

Similarly, if you have an elderly neighbor, it’s a rewarding gesture to help them out when you see they need help with groceries, shoveling, or other physically demanding tasks. Those small gestures can also go a long way when it comes to gaining a friend in the neighborhood who you can count on for the local news.

No ill-will between good neighbors

Let’s face it, neighbors can be a source of annoyance at times. If it’s late on a school night and your neighbors are being noisy while you and your children are trying to sleep, you’ll have a lot better chance of getting them to quiet down if you have an established, friendly relationship.

Similarly, if you have a family cookout and need to park cars in front of their lawn, they’re more likely to not mind if you’ve helped them out in the past.


So, for these five reasons, and for many others, it pays to get to know your neighbors.

 


7645 Heatherly Ln, San Diego, CA 92130  

Residential
$1,149,900
Price
4
Bedrooms
5/1
Full/Half Baths
Rare opportunity to own in the desirable community of Torrey Del Mar in Carmel Valley!! This home shows true pride of ownership and features 4 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms, vaulted ceilings, custom tile flooring, granite counters, custom entertainment center, 3 fireplaces, and an attached 3 car garage. Great backyard that is perfect for entertaining with your firepit, outdoor kitchen, patio, and even artificial turf. Located in close proximity to freeway access, schools, and shopping.


9829 Dale Ave, Spring Valley, CA 91977  

Residential
$434,900
Price
3
Bedrooms
1
Baths
Great opportunity to own in Spring Valley!! This property has tons of potential and features 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, laminate flooring, fresh paint, new dual pane windows, ceiling fans, fireplace in the living room, and a balcony. Large lot which would be great for entertaining. Located in close proximity to freeway access, schools, and shopping. Large back yard with plenty of parking for your RV, boat, toys, etc. or you can create a large yard for the family €“ It is already fenced in!!




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