Category Archives: Buying

  • Time to Stop Renting?

    BY Cindy Davis

    It’s not your imagination that rent keeps going up. In fact, across the United States, from the end of summer 2013 to the end of summer 2014 rents increased over six percent … and in some housing markets rents increased... 

  • The REAL Reasons People Buy and Sell Real Estate

    BY Cindy Davis

    I have always been a little bit of a rebel. Whatever the common wisdom is, I seem to vary my version of it, just a tad. Such is the case when I read article after article about why 2015 is such a great time to buy or sell... 

  • Should I Buy a Foreclosed Home?

    BY Cindy Davis

    As a result of the housing bubble and resulting financial instability, many communities have a high rate of foreclosed homes. Even though the rate of new foreclosures is slowing, the number of foreclosed homes in a specific... 

  • 9 Tips for First Time Home Buyers

    BY Cindy Davis

    There are a number of real estate reports stating this 2015 will be a good year for first time home buyers. With a new 3% mortgage option now available, it may be easier (than in previous years) for first time buyers to enter... 

  • You Snooze You Lose

    BY Cindy Davis

    I am not a Realtor that plays hard core with my clients. Buying a home is a huge purchase, and I don’t believe you can/should nudge people before they are ready. Having said that, there are times when if you snooze... 

  • Finding the Best Neighborhood

    BY Cindy Davis

    When searching for a home on a budget, you’ll often find great deals on the edge of up-and-coming neighborhoods. But how do you tell if a neighborhood is headed up? Or, if it’s on its way down? Finding the Best... 

  • Measuring the Value of a View

    BY Cindy Davis

    Suppose you own a home in inland San Diego. It’s a lovely home with a spacious backyard for the kids. Your friend owns a more modest home but with an ocean view in Pacific Beach that features amazing, unobstructed... 

  • Does Your Realtor ‘Play Well with Others?’

    BY Cindy Davis

    Does Your Realtor ‘Play Well with Others?’ In the first scenario, the buyer’s agent does not pick up her phone or respond to emails. Contractual deadlines come and go with no action. They buyer’s agent receives two... 

  • Buying a Home After Foreclosure

    BY Cindy Davis

    I received a call this morning from a buyer interested in a property advertised on craigslist. Currently owned by an investment company, they were offering a rent-to-own and seller financing options. This buyer was interested... 

  • New Homes in Spectrum Community of Kearny Mesa

    BY Cindy Davis

    This weekend, a new home division in central San Diego is opening its sales center. New Homes in the Spectrum Community of Kearny Mesa are ready for viewing. There are a number of floor plans available, each one being tri-level...