San Diego Real Estate Blog

  • 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 by as much as 10%. Is now th...

  • What is the The Good Faith Estimate?

    BY Cindy Davis

    What is the The Good Faith Estimate? One of the most confusing aspects of the process for first-time home buyers is the mortgage. Common home buyer questions include: What it eh good faith estimate? Where to get one, how to get one, and what does ...

  • Six Steps to Securing Your Home Loan

    BY Cindy Davis

    There’s no doubt about it, the home loan process can be confusing for buyers. In fact, one third of the respondents to a 2011 Wall Street Journal survey of home buyers said that the most difficult part of buying a home was the loan process. Let'...

  • 7 Steps to Take Before You Buy a Home

    BY Cindy Davis

    Most potential home buyers are daunted by the fact that they’re about to agree to a hefty mortgage that they’ll be paying for the next few decades. The best way to relieve that anxiety is to be confident you’re purchasing the best home at a pri...

  • What Is Important to Know About Buying a Home?

    BY Cindy Davis

    It’s spring and the real estate market is coming back to life. You have finally decided to buy a home this year. What do you need to know about buying a home? They don’t teach this stuff in high school or college. What is important to know about ...

  • Have Buyer’s Agents become Obsolete?

    BY Cindy Davis

    For those of us in the real estate industry, we  know the important role that seasoned Realtors to play. Yet buyers today often don't see the need for those of us in the service industry. Have Buyer's Agents become obsolute? A young woman asked ...

  • The Appraisal Contingency Can Wreak Havoc on Your Deal

    BY Cindy Davis

    Everything goes better than you expected. Your listing garners multiple offers, several of which have gone over list price. Yet, The appraisal contingency can still wreak havoc on your deal. Such was the case with a recent listing of mine. My sell...

  • Low Down Payment Options for Home Buyers

    BY Cindy Davis

    U.S. economists expect 2015 to be a strong year for housing. What this means to you is that more homes are selling and the supply of available homes is decreasing. This also means that prices likely will increase. If you’ve been thinking of buying ...

  • 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 a home. It’s the end of Fe...

  • 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 the market can make buyers...