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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 :-)
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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...
11/29/2016
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...
11/15/2016
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...
11/05/2016
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 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,...
11/03/2016
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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 ...
10/25/2016
You’re almost there! In just a few days you’ll own your new home! Here are a few things to take care of during this exciting week:  Sign loan docs and deposit the balance of your down payment to escrow. With your agent, do a final walk through on the property. The purpose of this walk through is ...
10/22/2016
 Homes operate as a complex network of systems and appliances. When everything works as it should, your home operates smoothly and you really don’t think about the complicated nature of everything that is going on behind walls.   But when the shower won’t turn off or the furnace fails to provide ...
10/17/2016
Buying a home is likely the single largest purchase you will make and it’s therefore important to protect your investment by insuring it against loss. But what type of insurance do you need and how do you find a good, yet affordable policy? Homeowner’s Insurance The primary type of insurance you ...
09/21/2016
Answer: When you’re looking at homes to buy! That is of course unless you’re shopping in the unreal world of HGTV’s ‘House Hunters’ or ‘Property Brothers’ where buyers miraculously view only 2 or 3 homes and find exactly what they’re looking for! Can I move to that alternate universe? Let’s be ho...
09/16/2016
We’ve all heard the expression ‘caveat emptor’, meaning ‘let the buyer beware’, and no where is that more true than in the purchase of a home. Whether purchasing a brand new home in the suburbs, a downtown high-rise condo, or a 100 year-old lake side cottage, a home inspection by a trained profes...
09/12/2016
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