Jim's blog about Mission Valley and San Diego

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There is a new hotline to help people who face eviction because their landlords are in foreclosure. The hotline, 415-495-8012, based in San Francisco, is operated by Tenants Together, a non-profit organization that advocates for tenant rights. It is staffed by trained volunteers, including a tea...
Along with the $758 million in Stimulus funds that the military is getting for projects in San Diego County, our San Diego legislators were successful in getting a few earmarks in, as well.  With about 8,500 earmarks in all, it's easy for any one earmark to get lost in the shuffle. Fortunately, ...
Jim Frimmer, Realtor with Century 21 Award in San Diego's Mission Valley, will be hosting an Open House at The Lido condominium complex in Mission Valley on Sunday, March 29, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The address is 8275 Station Village Drive, Unit 3312, and the listing price is $364,500. The ...
My good friend, Shawn Perkins, Your Favorite Lender, has created a Homebuyer Education Workshop in which he provides attendees with everything they need to know about how to confidently buy a home. Attendees will have a clear understanding of the current real estate market and get answers to the...
According to the San Diego Workforce Partnership, between new and 2014, nearly 3,000 jobs per year are expected to be created in San Diego County from just the following 10 job sources. Retail salesNew jobs per year - 1,067 Customer service representativesNew jobs per year - 509 NursesNew jobs p...
When I'm out and about previewing properties for my Clients, I occasionally will stop some place where I've never been, or where I haven't been recently. I like to see what's new in town. We have a new Hilton hotel here in San Diego, right down on the bay front, which could be why they named it ...
A recent news article indicates that about twenty million Chinese live in caves, which, if you think about it, might not be all that bad. After all, they probably don't have a mortgage, so they are not under water, trying to accomplish a short sale, or in the throes of foreclosure. Interestingly...
Are you a good writer? Do you know what's going on in your city and neighborhood? Did you see something interesting when you were out and about? If so, you can earn up to $65 for writing a story for the San Diego Reader. It's easy to do! Write 100-250 words, go to sdreader.com, find the relevant...
The TARP funds and other bank bail-out money apparently has made its way to the Bank of America because they announced that they are entering the jumbo loan market, financing home loans between $730,000 and $1.5 million. Loans of this amount are usually too big for Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and t...
Now that spring has officially sprung throughout the nation, it's time for the annual spring garden tours throughout San Diego County. As usually, there's a garden for everyone. You'll find deserts; golf courses; water; fruits and vegetables; trees; birds, bees, and butterflies; garden art; outd...

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