The 2013 Housing Market

Freddie Mac predictions and your home

Have you been wondering what changes and developments in the 2013 housing market will mean for your home? If so, you’re not alone. A series of  predictions  published on December 10, 2012 by Frank Nothaft, Vice President and Chief Economist of Freddie Mac may provide some clarity. Review the bullet points below or watch the…Read More »

Finding a San Diego Home to Buy

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As a homeowner, I received a letter in my old fashioned mail box yesterday. It was from a Realtor trying to find an available property for his buyer. I have not seen this since 2005. It is however, a sign of the times. As today’s buyers undoubtedly have learned, finding a San Diego home to…Read More »

Consumer Confidence in the Housing Market

Fannie Mae reports good time to buy your home

Headlines about the fiscal cliff may lead you to think that housing transactions are tapering off, yet according to the Fannie Mae National Housing Survey for November, that simply is not the case. In fact, Americans are displaying more confidence in the housing market and economy than previously shown, which is good news for your…Read More »

55+ Communities in San Diego

55+ Communities in San Diego

I’ve been getting more calls about  55+ communities in San Diego recently. Perhaps it’s because I am now 55+ myself! The truth about senior communities in San Diego is a tad bit sobering. When I check the MLS for homes in this category, I found about 75 homes available throughout the entire county which is…Read More »

How Buying Your Home is Like Finding the Perfect Holiday Gift

Shopping for your home

In some ways, finding the perfect holiday gift is very similar to buying a home. You may spend a lot of time researching and thinking about your home purchase. You’ll probably even seek the advice of an expert as you test out the many styles and sizes, however in the end, you’ll know when you’ve…Read More »

New Home Developments in San Diego

New Construction San Diego Homes

I enjoyed a recent dinner conversation with one of my past clients and her friend. The friend had recently purchased a new home in Carlsbad. This was after many rounds of writing purchase offers and losing the home out to someone else. Such is the hand that buyers are currently being dealt… I thought it…Read More »

For Sale by Owners

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As a matter of regular business, I do some prospecting of for sale by owners. I am always fascinated by just how much many of these people detest real estate agents. Others are just plain unreasonable. I recently found this ad on Craigslist: Drive-by viewings, then we’ll need your offer subject to final inspection. ALL…Read More »

Aging In Place

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I just read an interesting article on ‘aging in place’ or ‘forever homes’ This are terms for aging in your own home– that home in which you’re able live out the last chapter of your life. Most seniors would prefer to live independently for as long as possible. Thus, with the aging of the baby…Read More »

Houzz.com Study Says Homeowners Value Looks More Than Vacations

Does your home look the way you want it to?  Are you interested in making changes?  If you answered yes to the second question, you are not alone. A recent survey of 29,127 respondents sponsored by Houzz, a premier home design and remodeling resource, has shown that homeowners value looks above adding home value or…Read More »

Getting Multiple Offers on Your Home

You may have been talking with a neighbor or simply heard a snippet on the radio or television, but suddenly you are aware that right now is a “seller’s market.” Thoughts of getting multiple offers on your home or getting top dollar for you home may be coursing through your brain. If so -  you…Read More »

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