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By Kerry Smock, Navigate Your Way Home
(Keller Williams)
Comments 4
With the affordability index for California homes exceeding 70% - twenty percent higher than the National average, many Southern Californian's have a sense that they may never be able to afford a home in today's market.  Do not think this way!  There are tons of programs out there to assist the f...

By Aaron Whitten
(Universal Realty)
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In a California public housing complex, there are no utility bills - the place is powered by solar. The landscape is edible, with grounds that include sage, rosemary, and lemon trees. And, tenants of this 56-unit Solara in Poway pay 40 percent below market.In California, public housing is the gre...

By Marlene Bridges, Laguna Homes|Laguna Condos|Laguna Real Estate
(Village Real Estate Services, Inc.)
Comments 12
There was evidence of PMS in San Diego this Sunday.  It happened at the 10thAnnual San Diego Rock ‘n Roll Marathon.  My buddy, Lynda Eisenmann (a notable Active Rainer) and I were there to support Lynda's two sisters who participated in the race.  We loaded up our bikes with coolers stuffed with ...

By Ashley Anello
(Keller Williams Realty)
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Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. McFall, they are the proud new owners of a great 3 bedroom, 2 bath home in San Deigo.  They purchased a foreclosure property for BELOW market value and even had the sellers pay their closing cost, all of them!!!  Call on us to negotiate your next real estate deal!!...

By William Johnson, Retired Real Estate Professional
(Retired)
Comments 0
I wrote a post on May 11th, that made a declaration from the San Diego Grand Jury that in their opinion, The mayor could engage with Real Estate Brokers to sell san Diego City Land. The historical process prior to this was that was land was sold at auction. This new procedure did require that the...

By Mark Kunce
(Keller Williams Realty )
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Prices Continue Rising on Falling Sales The median price for single-family, re-sale homes in San Diego County rose 0.9% in April from March, and were up 1.7% year-over-year. These numbers are suspect as the market has split due to the tightening of loan requirements, which has dampened the entry...

By Mark Kunce
(Keller Williams Realty )
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Mission Hills is located on hills just south of the San Diego River valley and north of downtown San Diego, overlooking Old Town and San Diego Bay. The area was home to many of San Diego's pioneers and many of the homes are historical. Homes were also often designed by San Diego's premier archit...

By William Johnson, Retired Real Estate Professional
(Retired)
Comments 4
In an article today in the Union Tribune, San Diego's primary newspaper, a grand Jury report released yesterday became allied to the Mayor's approach to selling city owned property. The Mayor favors allowing real estate brokers to sell city land instead of liquidating the properties  at auction. ...

By Roberta Murphy, Carlsbad Real Estate and Homes
(San Diego Previews Real Estate)
Comments 20
What a pleasure it has been to go through the entries for the first Carnival of Luxury. It was fun to read entries not only from outstanding Active Rain real estate professionals (including Active Rain's Jeff Dowler, Eric Carlsen, and Jennifer Kirby), but a rant from a therapist, an art review, a...

By Brian Brady, 858-777-9751
(San Diego VA Home Loans/858-777-9751)
Comments 0
Shopping for a mortgage?  Good for you!  Most originators in today's marketplace are order takers or paper processors and offer you little or no value. They operate as functionaries, and as such, are in your way to affordable mortgage terms. If you are going down the path to find the absolute bes...

By Roberta Murphy, Carlsbad Real Estate and Homes
(San Diego Previews Real Estate)
Comments 16
Enough has surely been written in this forum about LinkedIn and the importance of being listed there. I won't dwell on the importance of being there, but if you're not, GO DO IT RIGHT NOW!If you use the system actively, it can be a great way to reconnect with clients, colleagues and frieneds. Whe...

By Mark Kunce
(Keller Williams Realty )
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South Park is just of Balboa Park, North of Golden Hill and Grant Hill and South of North Park, the boundary being Juniper Street.  Historic architects whose work is here include Irving Gill, William S. Hebbard, and Richard Requa. Those Historic Craftsman homes are beautifully restored. Burlinga...

By Brian Brady, 858-777-9751
(San Diego VA Home Loans/858-777-9751)
Comments 15
This invitation was extended to me yesterday.  Many other Active Rainers will be panelists including Ardell Della Loggia, Teresa Boardman, Greg Swann, Rudy Bachraty, Drew Meyers,  Jim Cronin, Mary McKnight,  Pat Kitano, Dustin Luther, Matt Heaton, Jonathan Washburn,  and Joe Ferrara. Brad Inman, ...

By Brian Brady, 858-777-9751
(San Diego VA Home Loans/858-777-9751)
Comments 1
Can the presence of termites screw up a home loan for a beach home?  You betcha they can.Dian Hymer, an author on Inman News, writes this about termite clearances in her column : In this era of consumer awareness, most buyers require a current termite inspection of a home before they'll agree to ...

By Roberta Murphy, Carlsbad Real Estate and Homes
(San Diego Previews Real Estate)
Comments 18
It is difficult to avoid the subject of short sales and foreclosures when discussing real estate these days. We receive ongoing emails and calls from people wanting to buy short sales and foreclosures because they want the best deal possible. They believe that the best buys can only come from blo...

By Nick Harris
(Loan Link Financial Services)
Comments 19
How many of you are finding it harder and harder to get your buyers and clients to qualify for a mortgage these days? It seems like 100% financing programs have disappeared and programs for First Time Homebuyers are depleting as well. Companies like Countrywide did away with their 100% financing ...

By Mark Kunce
(Keller Williams Realty )
Comments 1
  New York has Greenwich Village. San Francisco has the Castro. Vancouver has the West End. And San Diego has Hillcrest, our closest thing to a diverse, lively, hip and colorful neighborhood. Hillcrest is the residential and commercial hub of San Diego's gay and lesbian community. Prominent gay ...

By Roberta Murphy, Carlsbad Real Estate and Homes
(San Diego Previews Real Estate)
Comments 14
Luxury is booming and Wall Street is keeping a keen eye on how the rich are spending their wealth. And what better way to measure that hedonism than by creating a variety of indexes that track the shopping of the ultra-rich?  The demand for four-figure handbags, five-figure baubles, six-figure ca...

By Mark Kunce
(Keller Williams Realty )
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Kensington overlooks Mission Valley's southern rim with many of its homes enjoying views of the valley. The neon "Kensington" sign can be found overhanging Adams Avenue, which acts as the neighborhood's cultural center. The distinctive California-Spanish style homes sit above steep slopes dedica...

By Roberta Murphy, Carlsbad Real Estate and Homes
(San Diego Previews Real Estate)
Comments 12
There is little we can do to stop global warming, the melting of icebergs, rising sea levels and the inevitability of dandelions. But here are some big and small things we can all do to lessen the impact of our carbon footprint on this planet.1. The biggy for me? I traded in a Mercedes 420 for a ...

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