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New home construction under way

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Three new homes are being built along San Vicente Road, a possible signal that Ramona is rebounding from the housing downturn.

The homes, sandwiched between 12th Street and Barger Place, just northwest of Grace Community Church, are scheduled to be complete in October. Crews began constructing the homes in mid-July.

Two of the three homes in the so-called Trifecta Homes Project have already been sold, leaving one up for grabs, said Ramona Realtor Jeff Gan of ReMax Direct.

Coldwell Banker Country Realty ranked No. 3 in U.S., Canada


Katie McNorton, broker/owner of the Coldwell Banker real estate office in Ramona, says she is excited to announce that the office has been ranked No. 3 for Coldwell Banker offices of similar size throughout the United States and Canada. The ranking is for the first half of 2013.

“This is an amazing accomplishment for a real estate office located in an area this far removed from a large metropolitan city,” said McNorton. “It is a true testament to the hardworking, highly ethical agents we have.“

Bonnie’s Nook joins chamber


On behalf of Congressman Duncan Hunter, Ramona Chamber of Commerce President Bob Murray, left, presents Bonnie’s Nook owner Bonnie Wan with a certificate of appreciation during the ribbon cutting ceremony marking her membership in the chamber. Bonnie’s Nook at 621 Main St. sells gifts, jewelry, collectibles, and items crafted by local

Consider the perils of off-MLS listings when selling your home

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As the California real estate market changes, so does the vocabulary of real estate.

Once common phrases from the real estate recession such as distressed property, short sale, and shadow inventory are fast being replaced as the real estate market improves with new phrases such as equity sale, multiple offers, and

Webb Construction breaks ground for Zero Net Energy house


Eric Webb, owner of Webb Construction in Ramona, breaks ground on his first Zero Net Energy (ZNE) house, and what he says is the first ZNE house in Ramona. The new home is expected to produce as much energy from on-site renewable sources as it consumes to move toward a goal of total energy independence. Just under 2,000 square feet,

Unicorn to host Ramona author’s book launch and signing

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Unicorn Books and Gifts will host a book signing on Saturday, May 11, from 3 to 5 p.m. to introduce Ramona author S.D. Howard and her book “Charlee’s Cards,” published by Outskirts Press.

“Charlee’s Cards” is about a shop located in a small town Main Street.

Ransom Brothers presents donation to FFA


Ron Ertman, left, and Tony Jauregui Jr. of Ransom Brothers Lumber & Supply recognize Ramona High School’s Agriculture Department and Future Farmers of America (FFA) with a donation made possible through Red Brand fencing. Ertman and Jauregui presented a $267 check to, beginning third from left, FFA secretary Amanda Raines, FFA treasurer Kenneth Crowder, FFA member Christopher Wier, and Ramona High School Agriculture

Chamber plans to promote town during Amgen bike race


Ramona Chamber of Commerce, gearing up for the crowd of cyclists and spectators who are expected to travel through Old Town on May 12, is putting out a call to business owners and volunteers.

The 2013 Amgen Tour of California, a professional cycling race, has included Ramona in its Stage 1 route that begins and ends in Escondido.

Health officials, supervisor celebrate at Ramona clinic open house


Palomar Health officials, Arch Health Partners doctors and District 2 County Supervisor Dianne Jacob welcomed Ramona residents to the open house of the new Ramona Ambulatory Care Center on Saturday, April 13.

The 7,600-square-foot clinic is on 13th Street, just off Main Street, and across from the Ramona Library.

Ramona Ambulatory Care Center invites residents to open house on Saturday


Tours, screenings, entertainment, and refreshments are part of what Palomar Health and Arch Health Partners have planned at the new Ramona Ambulatory Care Center, 211 13th St., from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 13. The center has primary-care doctors, an urgent care clinic, and digital X-rays.