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News, Views and Opinions on Real Estate, Law and the North San Diego Community

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Why Are There So Many Active Homebuyers During a Pandemic?

Many people are asking this question lately – from real estate agents to renters to curious neighbors who see neighborhood homes sell with multiple offers for crazy high prices. Many in the industry will say the reason the market is so hot is because interest rates are SO low – many buyers with good credit…

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Real Estate Market Update June 2020

It certainly has been a challenging time for all of us, but the real estate market does not seem to be affected. There are fewer homes for sale now than at any time since 2006 – according to Altos Research – and the number of listed homes seems to be falling rather than increasing, as…

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What is the Effect of COVID19 on San Diego Real Estate?

First of all, I hope everyone is healthy and taking precautions to remain so, like social distancing, exercising and eating healthy. I have been speaking with many clients – buyers and sellers – and the number one question I get is whether they should consider buying or selling real estate right now, during a pandemic.…

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How Will Real Estate Transactions Change in the Next 10 Years?

Many real estate industry folks have been discussing the always changing real estate market, and wondering what will change in the next 10 years for the industry, and for buyers and sellers. This is a great question because there have already been so many changes due to technology and companies that are trying to streamline…

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Great News for First Time Buyers

As many buyers are aware, the market has been slowly shifting to a buyer’s market, and this is great news for buyers. Here are some reasons why buyers can get excited about the market right now: 1. Homes priced in the lower third of the price range in San Diego county have been showing continual…

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Is Now A Good Time to Buy a Home?

I get asked this question probably more than any other, and right now there are a lot of people asking. Many are not sure what’s going on in the industry, but they see prices are not escalating like they did for the last few years. Many wonder if it is becoming a buyer’s market and…

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Real Estate Market Report: August 2018

For those of you who follow the real estate market, it has definitely been a bizarre year, and an even crazier summer season, at least here in San Diego County, CA. 2018 started out with a continuing decline in housing inventory, and many buyers got caught up in trying to find a home they could…

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Protect Yourself: What You May Not Know About Escrow Companies

Most people know that escrow is the party that handles the money, paperwork and closing details of a transaction in California (and other states – the remaining states use attorneys for closings). But many do not know that escrow and escrow officers can fall under two regulatory categories, and that this could have an effect…

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Why NOW is the Time to Sell Your Home

Many people have been on the fence about selling this past year, due to the fact that inventory is low and they are concerned they may not find replacement housing right away – I personally have been assisting multiple sellers with such concerns. That of course keeps the inventory stagnant and prices high – a…

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How the New Tax Reform Could Effect Real Estate

If you own a home or are thinking about purchasing one, you need to be aware of how the new proposed tax reforms could effect you and the effect they may have on the real estate market. Here are some of the proposed changes: Tax Increases/Doubling of the Standard Deduction. Taxes could increase for hundreds…

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