2016 Five Star Professional Winner


Hello Dario,

Congratulations! You have been chosen as a 2016 Five Star Real Estate Agent award winner! You will be featured in the March issue of San Diego Magazine.

You are part of a select group of professionals who excel in client satisfaction. Less than 7 percent of professionals in the San Diego area receive this award.

Thank you,

Andy Marks
Account Manager
Five Star Professional

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Drought Alert: Mandatory Water Use Restrictions

Waste No Water Information and Resources

Drought Alert: Mandatory Water Use Restrictions Effective November 1, 2014

San Diegans Waste No Water, All Ways. Always.

In response to continuing drought conditions statewide, the City has enacted its Drought Alert stage of mandatory water use restrictions, the second phase of citywide conservation. These restrictions are in place until further notice.

The Drought Alert restrictions are in addition to permanent mandatory restrictions in place. Permanent restrictions are listed at the bottom half of this page.

Water Only 3 Assigned Days A Week

Water no more than 3 days per week on the following assigned days, which are determined by your address or type of dwelling.

NOTE: this 3-day-per-week schedule applies to all types of systems (standard sprinkler systems, as well as systems with water-efficient devices such as drip-irrigation, micro-irrigation and stream rotor sprinklers):

  • Residences with odd-numbered addresses (301 Drought Drive): Water ONLY on Sundays, Tuesdays & Thursdays.
  • Residences with even-numbered addresses (500 Conservation Circle): Water ONLY on Saturdays, Mondays & Wednesdays.
  • Apartments, condominiums and businesses: Water ONLY on Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays.

Water at the Right Times

Time limits apply to standard spinkler systems.

NOTE: These time limits do NOT apply to landscape irrigation systems using water-efficient devices, including drip and micro-irrigation systems and stream rotor sprinklers.

  • November 1 to May 31, water between 4 pm-10 am for ONLY 7 MINUTES when using a standard sprinkler system.
  • June 1 to October 31, water between 6 pm-10 am for ONLY 10 MINUTES when using a standard sprinkler system.

Additional Drought Alert Restrictions

  • Stop operation of ornamental fountains, except to the extent needed for maintenance purposes.
  • Use a hand-held hose equipped with a positive shut-off nozzle or timed sprinkler system to water landscaped areas.
  • Irrigation is not permitted during a rain event.
  • The washing of automobiles, trucks, trailers, airplanes and other types of transportation equipment is only allowed during the following times:
    • Between 4 pm-10 am from November 1 to May 31.
    • Between 6 pm-10 am from June 1 to October 31.
    • NOTE: Mobile equipment washings are exempt from these regulations where the health, safety and welfare of the public are contingent upon frequent vehicle cleanings, such as garbage trucks and vehicles to transport food products, livestock and perishables.
  • Washing is permitted at any time at a commercial car wash.
  • Boats and boat engines are permitted to be washed down after use.
  • Use recycled or non-potable water for construction puroposes when available
  • Use of water from fire hydrants will be limited to firefighting, meter installation by the Public Utilities Department as part of its Fire Hydrant Meter Program, and related activities necessary to maintain the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of San Diego.
  • Construction operations receiving water from a fire hydrant or water truck will not use water beyond normal activities.
  • Irrigation is permitted any day at any time as follows:
    1. As required by a landscape permit.
    2. For erosion control.
    3. For establishment, repair or renovation of public use fields for schools and parks.
    4. For landscape establishment following a disaster.

Permanent Mandatory Restrictions

Permanent mandatory restrictions have been in place since 2011, and apply year-around, whether the City is in a drought or not. These restrictions are designed to promote water conservation as a permanent way of life in San Diego.

  • City of San Diego water customers must prohibit excessive irrigation and must immediately correct leaks in their private water systems. The City’s regulations state that customers “shall not allow water to leave their property due to drainage onto adjacent properties or public or private roadways or streets or gutters due to excessive irrigation and/or uncorrected leaks.”
  • Customers cannot use a running hose to wash down sidewalks, driveways, parking areas, buildings, awnings, windows, tennis courts, patios or other hard surface areas, except to alleviate immediate safety or sanitation hazards. A water-efficient device, such as a commercial water broom, must be used and all wash water must be prevented from entering the storm drain system (curb gutters, streets, alleys, and inlets).
  • Overfilling of swimming pools and spas is strictly prohibited.
  • All decorative water fountains must use a recirculating pump.
  • Residents washing vehicles (automobiles, trucks, trailers, boats, RVs) must implement procedures to conserve water and prevent excessive runoff, such as:
    • Washing vehicles at a commercial car wash.
    • Washing vehicles on a lawn or pervious surface or directing water flow to a lawn or pervious area.
    • Damming wash water for collection and disposal to a pervious area or to the sanitary sewer.
    • Using a hose with an automatic shutoff nozzle.
    • Using a hand-held water container.
  • The City will not provide new water service connections for customers using single pass-through cooling systems.
  • All new conveyer car wash and commercial laundry systems connections will be required to employ a recirculating water system.
  • Restaurants and other food establishments shall only serve and refill water for patrons upon request.
  • Guests in hotels, motels, and other commercial lodging establishments will be provided the option of not laundering towels and linens daily.

These restrictions apply to those whose property lies within the City of San Diego Public Utilities Department’s service area. If you receive your water bill from a different agency, please check with that agency regarding any applicable water use restrictions.

Information obtained from www.sandiego.gov please click here for original article

Smart Home Technology

home-smart-technologyConsumers of all generations value smart technology features in both their current and future homes.

  • 46% want homes equipped with smart home technology
  • 51% would consider installing home technology in their current home to make it more appealing to future home buyers.

Millennials value smart technology more than other generations.

  • 10x more likely than Generation Xers to consider updating their homes using smart technology.
  • 70% believe it is important that smart home technology integrates with their smartphone.
  • Nearly half have energy management technology in their homes.


Source: ERA/HGTV Home Automation Survey




Dario Barba Earns Property Management Certification

Property Management Certification

Kali Property Management

3450 Bonita Rd. Ste. 206

Chula Vista CA 91910

Dario Barba Earns Property Management Certification

For Immediate Release

Monday, January 12, 2015

Contact:     Dario Barba
Kali Property Management
619-651-0433 db@kalirealestate.com

Chula Vista, Kali Property Management announced today that Dario Barba has completed the comprehensive training from the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® on Property Management and has been awarded the Property Management Certification (PMC). The certification is earned by completing a series of four, four-hour classes that offer detailed instruction designed to help professionals learn how to successfully manage residential property rentals for individual property owners and investors.   The curriculum covered compliance with Fair Housing, State and Federal laws, and statutes that protect tenants. Instruction also included the best practices for building a business and developing relationships with client property owners, as well as the completion of forms and agreements.

Dario Barba said, “With this training I now have the knowledge I need to help clients who own rental properties to market their properties, manage their risks, and understand their return on investment, whether the property is a single family, two-to-four unit residence, or a large apartment/commercial building. Because these courses are vetted by C.A.R. Legal staff, I am confident that I know how to manage trust funds, handle tenant disputes and the eviction process, to serve property owners and investors in full compliance with California and Federal laws.”

Kali Property Management offers full service property management in San Diego.

Millennials Looking Toward Homeownership


Though many millennials are now renting, buying a single-family house in the suburbs is still important to them.

Millennials Want To Buy A Home…


50% have a positive attitude toward the buying process

33% expect to buy a home within 5 years

60% think privacy is more important than equity/investment.


….. And Move Out Of The City


67% prefer single-family homes

41% want a suburban location

40% want a larger tract of land

46% plan to buy locally in the county in which they reside


Source: 2014 CAR Millennial Survey

Glad to live in San Diego

1. This 1 bedroom apartment in Greenwich Village for $3,225/month…You know working fireplaces are expensive.


Source: craigslist

Same rent in Downtown San Diego gets you this…


Source: craigslist

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