New Web BLOG Address David Norwood Central Coast Real Estate

New Web BLOG Address David Norwood Central Coast Real Estate

I moved all my old blogs to a new page on my web site.  It is very organized and looks great.

This Blog Site will retain active for Archives.  All new posts will be at:





See you at my new Site.- I look forward to your comments.


David Norwood


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Oceano California; Famous for Its Sandy Beach You Can Drive On

Oceano is one the “Five Cities” bordering: Arroyo Grande, Grover Beach, and Nipomo and on the West, the Pacific Ocean, making Oceano the longest sandy beach on the Central Coast.

Oceano is the gateway to Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area, where there are 1,500 acres of coastal sand dunes, and the only California State Park you can drive on. You can swim, surf, dig for clams or just take stroll on the shore and watch the sunsets. You can also camp in your car right on the beach.

Are you a pilot?  Oceano, uniquely, has a small airport that you can fly into, park you airplane for only $10.00, and walk to the beach. If you live nearby you can store your airplane on site for as little as $75.00 a month, plus there are also a few hangar rentals available.

If you like nice weather, the normal Oceano low range annual temperature average is 48°F while the average high is 70°F.

There are a few highly rated restaurants in Oceano offering burgers, deli food, Mexican food, and even rock and roll diner built in an old train car. If you love candy, you will want to stop by California Coast Candy located right next to the entrance to the dunes on Pier Avenue.

Have you ever dreamed about owning an ocean front home? The Oceano strand, located to the south of Pier Avenue, has several homes right on the sand. Prices for beach front homes are the lowest in California, and you can find homes only a block or two from the sand that are modestly priced as well.

If you are first time home buyer or ready to retire, Oceano has the of lowest priced beach area homes in California. There are small seaside cottages, California ranch style homes, bungalows, condominiums, newer custom homes, and recently built home developments.

When you consider all of the benefits Oceano has to offer, great coastal weather, ocean front homes, low priced new and older homes, and a scenic beach, you may want to consider your next real estate investment in Oceano California.

Please call or email me if you would like more information about Oceano homes.

David Norwood- Central Coast Real Estate – Real Time Home Search 805-270-5860

David Norwood- Central Coast Real Estate

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Nipomo California; a Historic Village with the Best Climate in the Nation

Nipomo is a pleasant historic village located between Santa Maria and the Arroyo Grande/Nipomo Mesa. Nipomo is the gateway to the California State Park, Oso Flaco Lake, with a walking trial to the Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes. The park is one of the most beautiful areas on the Central Coast—a must see for travelers. If you visit, be sure you bring a carrot for the local raccoon, Rocky.

If you are looking for a nice place to retire and like weather that is not too hot or too cold, you may want to consider Nipomo. It is warm and dry in the summers with average temperatures of 71 degrees. In the winter the average temperatures are 53 degrees. According to Places Rated Almanac, Nipomo has the best overall climate in the Nation.

If you enjoy golfing, there are two outstanding world class 18 hole courses in Nipomo: Black Lakes Golf Resort and Monarch Dunes Golf Club. Green fee rates as low as $35.00 with a cart. Some call Nipomo the mini Pebble Beach with better weather.

You will find several restaurants that offer all types of cuisines throughout Nipomo, but agriculture is the dominate business providing cut flowers nationwide, with oranges, lemons, avocados, strawberries, and vegetables provided worldwide.

Nipomo is the only place on the Central Coast you can find nice weather combined with reasonably priced homes on one acre plus lots. There are also very nice homes on smaller lots that are in both newer and older neighborhoods, in all price ranges.

Nipomo offers homes that have it all depending on what you want. There are homes with single levels, RV storage, acreage, farms, in forests, or next to golf courses. As more people discover the value, natural beauty, amazing weather, and fantastic location, a real estate in investment in Nipomo will surely yield a nice profit.

Please call or email me if you would like more information about Nipomo homes.

David Norwood- Central Coast Real Estate – Real Time Home Search 805-270-5860

David Norwood- Central Coast Real Estate

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Doing Home Improvements? Use EBATES or MR. REBATES for Coupons or CASH BACK on All Purchases

If you do a lot of home improvements, you know how expensive it can be.  I found to great sites that give rebates at hardware stores and almost any online store you can think of.  I have been using both for years, so I thought I would share how nice these services are to get cash back for buying something you would buy anyway.

There are Two different websites that are FREE (Will you pay you $5-$10) to join and will give you Coupons and will give you CASH BACK REBATES on most of your purchases you make online, Both websites work in a similar manner, in which you join the cash back website, then you click on the Stores link prior to placing checking out. The cash back website will automatically tracks your cash back purchase.  Ebates will send you a check every 3 months no matter how much you have earned.

With Mr. Rebates you have to ask for the money after you have a minimum of 5 bucks.  Ebates is the best, and sometimes Mr Rebates Has a Higher % Rebate, BUT, Mr. Rebates does not always work and if there is an issue  Mr. Rebates will not pay you.  So, given the choice Always use Ebates First.

I recommend that signing up for both EBATES AND MR REBATES so you can get the signup rebate for both = $15.00.   


Ebates is a great Web site that pays you cash back every time you shop online.

In addition to cash back, Ebates has thousands of great coupons, free shipping, and special offers from its stores, so you always get a great deal.

Membership at Ebates is free and there are no forms to fill in or points to redeem. You get paid cash back for shopping. As an added bonus, we’ll each get a $10 bonus from Ebates when make purchases.



What is Mr. Rebates? It’s an online shopping mall where you get cash back rebates plus money-saving coupons on any purchase that you make through  partner stores.

Take a look at the site when you get a chance. Why pay full price online when you can get a cash back discount on ALL of your online shopping? Membership is FREE and there are absolutely no strings attached.

Get $5.00 bonus added to your account when you make your first purchase! 

David Norwood-Central Coast Real Estate | Make the California Coast Your Home

If you do not own a home to make improvements on, give me a call or go to my web site and I will be happy to help you find or sell one.

David Norwood- Central Coast Real Estate – Real Time Home Search 805-270-5860

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Turn Yellow Plastic Back to White for $2.00 with Salon Care and Sunlight

If you have white plastic in your home, most likely some of the plastic has turned yellow. I have discovered you can buy a 4 oz. bottle of Salon Care 40 Volume Cream for $1.99 (From Sally Beauty) add sunlight to turn yellow plastic back to bright white.

This video demonstrates how to apply and the results on a bathroom an exhaust fan cover that has yellowed and turned back to white.

I tried using a black light, but it took days and the results were not as satisfactory. Using Sunlight only, and Salon Care, the results were amazing.

You will not believe it until you see the video.

If you do not own a home, give me a call or go to my web site and I will be happy to help you find or sell one.

David Norwood- Central Coast Real Estate – Real Time Home Search 805-270-5860


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Grover Beach; a Historical Beach Town built in the 1800’s

Grover Beach is a small funky beach town located between Pismo Beach, Arroyo Grande and Oceano and is part of the five cities. Located near the beach and originally promoted in 1887 as, “the place where the tide lands and the rails meet.”

About the Cities Name
Grover Beach was originally called the Town of Grover in 1887, and then change to City of Grover City in 1959, and finally the name was changed to Grover Beach in 1992 to emphasize the seaside location.

Grover Beach is located right on the ocean with the gateway to one of the nicest sandy beaches you have ever seen, and the Pismo Dunes where people can drive ATVs.

Just want to spend the day at the beach? You can drive your car right up to the ocean edge, which is great after a working all day, showing of to your visiting out of town friends, or laying or sun bathing. You will not have look for a parking space and carry out the beach chairs, towels and sand toys.

After parking your car on the beach, you can: ride horses, go swimming, look for clams, go boating, or running. You can even have a roaring campfire or stroll with your love one on the water’s edge.

If you enjoy dinning, there are several restaurants to choose from offering: Mexican, Asian, Barb-Q and plan old American food. Most of the restaurants are modestly priced allowing you to dine more often with having to travel too far.

Grover Beach as a warm-summer Mediterranean climate.
This region experiences warm, but not hot, dry summers, with no temperatures above 72 °F.

If you want to retire in Grover Beach and have always wanted to live near the ocean; Grover Beach has its own city government, police department, and fire department. The nearest hospital is in Arroyo Grande, which is a short distance away. So, you do not have to worry about emergency services if you need them. If you can’t drive anymore, Grover Beach Amtrak is the only train station in the five Cities.

Many of the homes in Grover Beach are modestly price and affordable for either a second or primary home. There are a variety of neighborhoods to choose from, large homes with hilltop panoramic ocean views, to modest cottages near the water.

If your dream is to own an affordable home near the ocean, you should consider Grover Beach. Due to its location, warm climate, unlimited recreation, and good value, Grover Beach is clearly a great area to invest in on the Central Coast of California.

I am sure I will be able to help you find a home in one of the nicest beach towns in California . Just call me at 805-270-5860 to discuss what you are looking for in a home.

David Norwood- Central Coast Real Estate – Real Time Home Search 805-270-5860

David Norwood- Central Coast Real Estate

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Avila Beach – California’s Hidden Secret

Avila Beach, California is clearly the nicest place on earth to live. The main reason is the amazing, almost perfect weather. Homes are located on or near the Pacific Ocean and unlike other coastal communities, there is very little fog. Temperatures tend to be warmer as Avila Beach is located in a protected cove.  When the fog rolls in from the ocean, it bypasses Avila Beach and moves into Pismo Beach instead.

Downtown Avila Beach – Before the 24 thousand gallon oil pipeline break in 1992, Avila Beach was a sleepy, funky, beach town.  After Unocal paid $200 million to clean up Avila, gone were the dive bars, low-rise motels, beach shacks, and restaurants with laminated place mats.

Now Avila Beach’s Front Street skyline is dominated by upscale hotels, fine restaurants, and million dollar condos. Up on the hill, next to the downtown area are ocean view homes priced way into the millions.

After the pipeline cleanup, a new children’s park was built next the one of the calmest pristine sandy beaches you have ever seen.  Forgot your swimming suit, or just want to get away from the children?  Go to the swimming suit optional beach to swim or tan on the sun warmed sand.

You can walk up to either of the two piers to go fishing, or buy live fish that come from the local fishermen.  There you will also find seals basking in the sun down on the pier stair platforms.

San Luis Bay Estates – If you do not need to live right on the water, you might be able to find a home in the gated community of San Luis Bay Estates.  There are several homes and condos for sale.  Pelican Point has condos that were built in the 80’s, most of them recently remodeled.  If you are looking for a lower priced home, and if you are patient, you might be able to find a home that needs to be updated.  Also, in the estates, are newer or brand new homes available with all of the niceties you would expect in a luxury home.

Just outside of the estate gates, the local country club offers two swimming pools, spas, and tennis courts. The Bob Jones Bike Trail passes right next to the country club, and there is a private gated entrance that allows estate residents to walk, bike or drive golf carts to the downtown Avila Beach front in minutes.

Homes on Acres – Lastly, there are homes in Avila Beach on acres.  If you are in the area, it would be worth the drive through this neighborhood, eventually one of these homes will go on the market, but be prepared as they often sell relatively fast.

There are many choices of homes in Avila Beach: homes with ocean views, in gated communities, large estate homes or modest condos. Home values have recently gone up in Avila, but with interest rates still relatively low, it is still the best time to find that second, investment home, or to live full time and enjoy this wonderful beach town.

I am sure I will be able to help you find a home in the nicest place on earth. Just call me at 805-270-5860 to discuss what you are looking for in a home.

David Norwood- Central Coast Real Estate – Real Time Home Search 805-270-5860

David Norwood- Central Coast Real Estate

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