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Saturday, January 27, 2018


 *Scholarship Applications Now Available*

Applications for the 2018 City of Oceanside Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Program are now available at local high schools, at the Oceanside Public Library, and on the City Website:http://www.ci.oceanside.ca.us/civicax/filebank/blobdload.aspx?BlobID=46569

Any graduating senior who lives in Oceanside and will attend college after graduation is eligible to apply, regardless of what high school the student attends. The scholarship program has no racial, ethnic, gender or other arbitrary criteria; residency in Oceanside is the only requirement for application. Students may contact the scholarship coordinator at their high school for information about the program and application forms.The deadline for submission of applications this year is April 7, 2018.

The scholarship program awarded $40,000 to fourteen students from four different high schools in 2017, and has awarded over $735,000 since the first scholarships were awarded in 1993. All funds for the program come from community donations; no public monies are used for the scholarships.

The 2018 recipients will be introduced to donors at the annual scholarship garden reception on May 18, 2018. This is the only fundraising event for the program. Call (760) 435-5049 for more information about the scholarship program.

302 N. Cleveland St.
Oceanside, CA. 92054
760 822-7403
 David J. Albert Broker-Owner
"Serving Oceanside Communities Since 1979"

  Does Adding A Gym In Your Home Add Any Value?

It's that time of year of again. Clearly everyone is dedicating the next few days, weeks, and months to getting in better shape. That being said, traditional gyms are absurdly crowded right now and will most likely be for the next few months.

So how about just building one in your home? Sounds expensive and it probably will be as exercise equipment is both pricey and difficult to move. That being said, as a society we are very unhealthy and many of us are overweight. To combat this there has been a plethora of movements to help prevent obesity. One such movement has been the increase in home gym ownership.

Now we have to ask ourselves, "Does having a home gym truly increase the value of my home?" The short answer is absolutely not! In spite of this, it most certainly will increase the desirability of your home to a certain set of buyers. Think of it like a pool. Study after study has revealed that even if you live in Arizona, a pool will not increase the real value of your home, only the perceived value.

The fact is that by having a home gym, the appeal of your home will increase to a certain subset of buyers. The only positive investment would be that of your health. It's one of the few things in life that you can actually control.

If you choose to buy all of the equipment brand new, expect to spend at least $1,500 for lower end equipment. For top of the line gear expect to spend at least double that. Should you buy used equipment, the cost will be much lower. However, shiny equipment would be more enticing to the potential buyer psychologically.

302 N. Cleveland St.
Oceanside, CA. 92054
760 822-7403
 David J. Albert Broker-Owner
"Serving Oceanside Communities Since 1979"