Most People Can Make Home Ownership a Reality

Most People Can Make Home Ownership a Reality When you think of the American dream, you usually think of owning your own home. You envision a beautiful house with a white picket fence and flowers in the front yard, or maybe a new luxury condo with awesome views and amenities.  Whatever your idea is of…Read More »

Tell Me About Your Home

Is your home a Kincade?

Tell Me About Your Home What do you like best about your home?  Does your home bring a smile to your heart?  Which room of your home is your favorite or do you prefer your backyard? What about your home would you change if money were no object?  What DIY projects do you have planned…Read More »

Home Affordable Refinance Program (HARP)

HAFA

Home Affordable Refinance Program (HARP) Public awareness of real estate short sales has shown a marked increase in the last few years. As homeowners seek to lessen their financial burdens in hard economic times, the Home Affordable Foreclosure Alternative (HAFA) was created and has since been updated to create short sales as an option to…Read More »

New FHFA Policy Benefits Military Families

New FHFA Policy Benefits Military Families Military families received some good news this week when the Federal Housing Finance Agency introduced a new guideline allowing for speedier short sales. Under the new policy, military families can relocate more rapidly without the need for a default on their loan or to overextend themselves financially. According to…Read More »

Is Downtown San Diego Safe?

Is Downtown San Diego Safe? I just answered this question on Trulia… “Is the area around the Park Blvd West condos safe? For example, Can I walk my dog at night…..around 9pm or so?” I know this neighborhood well. I’m sure people do walk their dogs at night…I would hate to give a definitive on whether…Read More »

Observations About Real Estate Consumers

Observations About Real Estate Consumers The past couple of weeks have been busy…and when that happens, I don’t always get time to reflect and right something interesting. Different parts of the brain or something like that.   In recent months, I’ve stepped up my activity on Trulia, answering a lot of questions for consumers and…Read More »

QR Codes and You – Scan One Now & See

Have you noticed the odd bar code boxes showing up on real estate signage and flyers lately? Do you recognize them as QR codes? Are you shaking your head wondering what a QR code actually is and does? Do you have a smartphone? A QR code is very similar to a UPC bar code that…Read More »

10 Remodeling Myths to Consider

10 Remodeling Myths to Consider 1. Any remodeling project will add value to your home. While many remodeling projects will add value to a home, some can be seen as a negative by future buyers. For instance, combining two smaller bedrooms to create one larger bedroom may better fit one homeowner’s lifestyle today, but it…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 aesthetics is ever increasing on the scale of…Read More »

Staging a Successful Open House

When you are buying a home or listing your home for sale, you have a lot to consider. If you are buying, you will no doubt be viewing and walking through many houses in search for the one that makes you feel “at home.” If you are selling your home, you will need to make…Read More »

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