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... 

  • 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... 

  • 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...