New Construction in The Village – Luxury and Location

The Terraces, Now Taking Reservations
This contemporary 4 unit condominium project is designed by local Architect Christian Rice with interiors by award winning UK Interior Design Company Living in Space. These homes feature luxe materials and finishes, spacious living areas, large floor to ceiling windows, chef’s kitchen, indoor/outdoor living, each with direct access to its own roof terrace with hot tub, fire pit, and sweeping views of the San Diego skyline. Ranging in size from 2-4 bedrooms, prices are $1,490,000 to $1,999,000. Floor plans upon request: 619-341-0698 or mlagrange@san.rr.com.

CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS IN CORONADO

Dec. 5
39th Annual Coronado Christmas Parade & Open House
Guests can get in the holiday spirit with Santa Claus arriving by ferry across San Diego Bay and a Snow Mountain play area at the Coronado Ferry Landing. Afterwards, a colorful holiday parade and Merchants Open House takes place along Orange Avenue, followed by the traditional tree lighting of a 50-foot Christmas tree and free community concert in Rotary Park. www.coronadochamber.com

Dec. 14 & 21
43rd Annual San Diego Bay Parade of Lights
This colorfully unique San Diego holiday tradition features more than 80 private boats decorated with holiday lights, sailing along the waters of San Diego Bay. Prime viewing is from the shoreline of the Coronado Ferry Landing and Coronado Island Marriott Resort. www.sdparadeoflights.org

Dec. 31-Jan. 1
Hotel del Coronado Annual New Year’s Eve Gala
Revelers can ring in the New Year with a reception in the Hotel Del’s magnificent Crown Room, followed by a lavish dinner in the Ballroom with dancing and a champagne toast at midnight. www.hoteldel.com/holidays

Foreign Buyers Ramp Up Luxury Home Prices

A 35% increase, $92.2 billion, represents the increase in sales to foreigners of U.S. real estate. Primarily luxury homes, the purchases are concentrated in five states: California, New York, Texas, Arizona and Florida and are often all cash. An excellent example of this phenomena is occurring in Silicone Valley, the land of tech stocks and IPOs, where home prices have surged over 27%. Mostly in the $2 million range, buyers from mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong, are seeking a better life, good schools, and for those from Beijing, less smog. And, of course, the diversification of real estate holdings, especially in the U.S., is always a factor.
Source: Newsweek, CNBC – Mark Berniker and Josh Lipton

September and October Special Events In Coronado – Take a Look!!!! (Thanks Ecoronado!)

SEPTEMBER

20-21 Coronado Speed Festival
Fleet Week’s flagship event is the Coronado Speed Festival, a.k.a “The Race at the Base,” and 2014 promises a full weekend of action-packed high-octane activities and family fun, Saturday and Sunday, September 20-21. The 17th annual contest celebrates the 50th anniversary of the great American automotive icon, the Ford Mustang. All are invited as NASNI throws its gates open wide – an unprecedented opportunity to visit a working U.S. Navy base at the Navy Open House, both days, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. Coronado Speed Festival features roaring auto races on a live U.S. Navy runway, flyovers, naval ship and air demonstrations, ship tours and family fun for all ages. Military admission and children ages 12 and under are free.

21 Pet Parade and Chili Cookoff
Plan on a hot time in Coronado, on Sunday, September 21st with pets & chili cooks competing for attention at the 3rd Annual Coronado Pet Parade & Chili Cook Off, sponsored by the Coronado Real Estate Association and the City of Coronado. Aspiring and professional chili chefs are being invited to submit recipes and samples of their fiery concoctions for review at the event by a panel of local judges. Pet owners of all ages can also compete for awards by entering their pets in the five different categories, Most Handsome, Prettiest Female, Most Beautiful Rescue Pet, Best Costume & Most Gorgeous Senior (12 years & older). Ending the day with an all the pet’s strutting their stuff in our final pet parade. This event benefits PAWS of Coronado. Admission is free, Promenade Park, 1845 Strand Way. For more info call Caroline Haines – (619)435-5200.

OCTOBER

15 Taste of Coronado
The Coronado Junior Woman’s Club presents,The 4th Annual “A Taste of Coronado, Island fare in the Ocean air” taking place on Wednesday Oct 15th 2014 from 5:00- 9:00 pm. Spend a night indulging your senses and enjoying amazing bites prepared by our local chefs. Take a culinary trip around the world sampling from our local bistro, as you meander along Orange Avenue or take a ride on the complimentary trolley.

26 URT Spook
The 4th Annual URT SPOOK is a night time free surf; URT provides a big light tower and generator to light up the ocean, giving surfers and sepctators a unique night time surfing experience. All surfers are strongly encouraged to come and surf in their Halloween costume and try and scare the ocean. At Shipwrecks Beach, 6:00 – 8:00.

31 Downtown Goes Ghostly
It is time again for witches and ghosts to wander throughout the central downtown. Coronado MainStreet sponsors the popular Downtown Goes Ghostly each Halloween. This year’s hours have not yet been announced but merchants in the central downtown typically welcome trick or treaters in the afternoon from 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM.

Compliments of ECoronado