Category Archives: Buying

  • Real Estate Contingencies

    BY Cindy Davis

    Think of the word “contingency” as akin to “if.” When a home buyer signs a contract agreeing to the purchase of a home, she is saying, “I agree to purchase this home for this amount of money... 

  • 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... 

  • Is Your House the Right Investment to Fund Retirement?

    BY Cindy Davis

    For many people, your home is your largest asset. Like your parents, and grandparents before them, you expect your home—in some way—to fund your retirement. For some of you, that means selling the home near retirement... 

  • Deferred Maintenance Can Be Your Money Pit

    BY Cindy Davis

    There’s an old saying that a boat is nothing more than a hole in the water that you pour your money into. Boats are expensive – from the purchase to the ongoing maintenance – and boat owners throw a lot of money... 

  • How Does a Pool Affect My Home Value?

    BY Cindy Davis

    As temperatures begin to rise, the lure of sparkling sunlight reflected off rippling blue water draws many homeowners to invest in an in-ground pool. That a pool adds to quality of life, there is no doubt. When it comes to... 

  • 4 Things to Consider Before Becoming a Landlord

    BY Cindy Davis

    When considering whether or not to buy investment property, searching for good advice can lead to even more frustration. After all, there is a lot more to consider than the simple messages you find on many websites, like:... 

  • Smart Selling to Today’s Homebuyers

    BY Cindy Davis

    If you’re considering selling now that the housing market outlook is improving, take a few moments to consider how buyers have changed what they look for in the home buying process. During the past six years, changes... 

  • Tips For Your Open House Visits

    BY Cindy Davis

    So, you’re thinking of buying a home … where do you begin? Potential buyers new to the real estate market may not know exactly what they want in a home, or where they want to live. The dream homes in magazines... 

  • Relocating to San Diego

    BY Cindy Davis

    Relocating to San Diego or any new city is challenging at best. Trying to buy a new home from a distance is even more daunting. Can it be done? Yes. Last December, a buyer from Las Vegas made a couple of trips to San Diego...