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This blog is devoted to the joy of living in San Diego County and overcoming the challenges of today's real estate market ...while keeping a smile on everyone's face :-)
As a consumer, you have many choices when it comes to selecting a real estate broker. And for many, it’s all about the brand, the perception being that the bigger and better known the brand, the higher quality the service. But you might want to rethink that idea. Here are 5 reasons why a smaller ...
I was recently contacted by a young woman in San Diego who wanted to sell her 1 bedroom condo and buy another 1 bedroom condo, but in a different complex. Curious about what seemed to be a lateral move that would cost her in commissions and closing costs, I asked, “Why?”  She explained that her c...
Don’t miss the opportunity to own this beautiful END unit with extra windows that flood this move-in ready unit with light.  The open concept main living area offers plenty of room to cook and entertain.  Features of this like-new home include granite counter tops, up-scale appliances, ceiling fa...
The numbers are in for November and December, up to today’s date, 12/29/16 and La Mesa continued to see price increases as the year closes. Here is a quick update comparing the same time period last year.  91941 Single Family Homes – 11/1/16 – 12/29/16Homes sold – 49, up slightly from 45 in 2015M...
The San Diego Bay Parade of Lights is a holiday tradition that entertains over 100,000 people every year. The parade is presented by The Port of San Diego and the boating community who decorate their boats with lights and parade around the bay for all to enjoy. This year’s event will take place o...
While most people might think that December would be a terrible time to list your home for sale, it might actually be one of the best times, especially here in San Diego County. A 2015 study by Redfin discovered that surprisingly, sellers actually net more above asking price in December through M...
Please join our virtual food drive! In addition to our Thanksgiving canned food drive in Fletcher Hills, Steele Group Realty is proud to sponsor a virtual food drive benefiting the San Diego Food Bank.   Check it out! Please come in and shop! Every $1 donated provides 5 meals. Please share this p...
The numbers are in for September and La Mesa continued to see price increases. Here is a quick update. YTD numbers are through September 30, 2016. 91941 Single Family Homes – 2016 YTD over 2015 YTDHomes sold – 397, down from 418 in 2015Median price - $569,000, up from $529,000 in 2015.   7.00% in...
 Get your taste buds ready to enjoy some of the country’s best beers as San Diego kicks off 10 days of craft beer tasting events, November 4 - 13.   Sponsored by the San Diego Beer Guild, Beer Week is your opportunity to sample beers crafted in San Diego by over 60 breweries, enjoy fabulous food,...
Congratulations! You’ve just purchased a home, and whether this is your ‘starter home’, ‘move-up home’, your ‘forever home’, or your ‘down-size home’, it is an exciting experience, and a big commitment.   Beyond the financial commitment to make payments on your loan there is also a commitment to ...

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