||July 17th, 2008|
A Clearer View
Those lucky folks who have satellite tv have had a whole new world open up to them. Now is your chance to discover that bright and colorful new world. Rancho Satellite in Escondido is now offering a High Definition Video Recorder FREE with a two year commitment to any of their exciting packages (which start as low as $29.95 per month). Dish HD (High Definition) + DVR (Digital Video Recorder), it all adds up to simply the best HD offer ever! Plus, you get the first three months FREE! You can even have the opportunity of enjoying the premium channels, HBO, Cinemax, and Showtime!
Your friends and neighbors who already have HD will have been raving to you about the crystal clear images they enjoy . . . and the ability to record and playback at their leisure (without commercials even!) with HD-DVR. Rancho Satellite will also tell you how you can enable your family members to each watch their own favorite programming. Lots of wonderful things to learn from Rancho Satellite TV. For details call the store or come in.
Larry Ferguson, the owner of Rancho Satellite TV, is at 1980 East Valley Parkway, Escondido. Give him a call. 760. 291.1362.
At Home With Treasure
Bryen MacIntyre has been around beautiful jewelry, watches and gems of all descriptions. He’s been working with fine troves of treasure for 30 years, having learned the art from well respected professionals.
“This is not something you learn out of books.” he says. “You need to have ‘hands-on’ experience, learning how to work metal, how to judge diamonds and other gems, getting to know fine arts, how to appraise the value of all of these elements. It’s not something you can even go to school to learn . . . I was fortunate, having a huge knowledge base from the professionals I worked with; based on this background and knowledge base I struck out on my own.”
Today, MacIntyre has a comfortable, private office where he works by appointment only at 375 S. Rancho Santa Fe Road, San Marcos.
“We mostly deal in diamonds, jewelry, and fine watches.” he says. “I have a huge base of buyers across the country so if we can’t find a buyer for a piece locally, chances are we can locate a buyer in another market. We know each other. They trust me. It’s not at all unusual for me to call a buyer in another market, tell him what I have, what the price is, and he or she will wire me the funds for the piece, sight unseen. They trust my word and my reputation for being able to accurately appraise a piece.”
“I also pay more for pieces because I have a more select group of buyers who, in turn, pay higher prices for desirable pieces. So, we benefit the seller and we find fine pieces for the buyer . . . it’s a win-win for everyone.”
Sometimes, on estate items, we may have a very valuable item but we just don’t have a buyer locally. We’ll explain the options to the seller. If they’d like us to place it with a buyer nationwide . . . we can do that. If they want to keep it in the county, we can do that too. If there is not a market for something, we recognize time is money and we advise the seller of that as well. We are fair, we are courteous, and we are conscious of our seller’s time. We treat you the way we’d want to be treated.
If a seller has a beautiful Lladro statue but it has a slight imperfection or damage, we will point that out to them . . . and give them a realistic appraisal of what the art is really worth.
Having been in the business for 30 years we’ve seen a lot of fine jewelry, diamonds, watches, works of art. We don’t claim to know it all . . .but we know a lot about estate sale merchandise. We belong to a number of organizations; we interact with each other and have a good handle on what the market is.
We also do custom designs. My jeweler will create or recreate a piece exactly the way a buyer wants it.
We are local, we have a local office, and we meet by private appointment . . . for people who know what they want . . . to buy, or to sell. If someone wants to liquidate jewelry they inherited, we’ll help them. Same with watches. If someone wants to upgrade . . . we’ll help them with that as well. We can guide you in liquidating any type of estate. Give me a call, we’ll chat. If I can help you, I will. If I can’t, I’ll tell you. But if I can’t help you, I’m sure I can refer you to someone who can help you, and it’s all in a nice, comfortable office atmosphere..
Give us a call at 760.445.5256. Also, check out our ad on Page Nine of this edition of The Paper.”
Also, another service in support of our community, Key Link Real Estate Solutions is offering free loan modification and negotiating assistance. Some companies charge for this . . . we do not. Key Link Real Estate is a full service company with exceptional pricing on bank owned properties. For free assistance in negotiating home loans or renegotiating existing home loans, call Key Link Real Estate at 760.736.8005.
Seminars A Big Hit
More and more businesses have turned to seminars as a means of introducing the folks in North County to a wide variety of services and/or products. Reports are that it is working.
Whether it’s financial information, chiropractic treatment, estate planning . . . any number of areas, more and more people are flocking to area seminars to learn and ask questions.
One organization, Strongtower Financial, has been offering a series of seminars dealing with a broad spectrum of subjects. Indeed, The Paper has joined forces with Strongtower Financial to present Paul Greenwood, the Deputy District Attorney who is the Head of Elder Abuse Prosecutions with the San Diego District Attorney’s office (see ad below).
Greenwood is a dynamic and popular speaker, having spoken in North County on many occasions. In fact, he and his family live in Escondido so he will, in effect, be visiting with his neighbors. Mr. Greenwood will appear in the Strongtower Financial conference room next week, Tuesday, July 22nd at 6pm. Strongtower Financial is located at 900 Canterbury Place, Suite 300, in Escondido.
Recently, as another part of Strongtower Financial’s Outreach Program, they presented a seminar on Reverse Mortgages, which was presented by Chris Kargacos of Countrywide Mortgage.
Those attending the seminar learned the basics of reverse mortgages; indeed, the seminar was called “Reverse Mortgage 101.” Attendees learned that reverse mortgages are specially designed for those folks over 62 and wish to access the equity in their homes. They learned that a reverse mortgage is a loan against your home that you do not have to pay back for as long as you live in the home. You still own your home throughout the entire length of the loan; a reverse mortgage can help you access cash based on the value of your home without you having to make monthly mortgage payments and can help you manage your financial future. There are no income or health requirements and minimal credit requirements. It is even possible that the loan proceeds might be tax-free (you should check with your tax professional). For more information on reverse mortgages, you may wish to call Chris at 866.726.7567.
Deputy District Attorney Paul Greenwood |
Foreground, Paul Fleischmann and wife, Toni, from Poway; next is Roberta Canow, from Rancho Bernardo, all listening to Reverse Mortgage expert, Chris Kargacos, with Countrywide Mortgage.
is proud to join forces with
in presenting a series of informative
These Seminars are part of the Community Outreach Program that both The Paper and Strongtower Financial is committed to providing to North San Diego County residents.
Over the next year we will jointly be offering guest speakers from a variety of disciplines:
law enforcement, mortgage and reverse mortgage financing, key accounting practices to maximize your tax savings,
distinguished probate attorneys, political leaders,
insurance counselors, financial planning counselors,
retirement planners and counselors . . . any number
of talented professionals and speakers to help you
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