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Real Estate Broker/Owner - Steele Group Realty - BRE# 01474222
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 :-)
The first step in the home buying process has nothing to do with searching online for the home of your dreams. It actually begins with a reality check as you go through the pre-approval process and learn exactly how much you can really afford. There is absolutely no value in looking at homes that...
Over the past several years we have thankfully seen the number of foreclosures drop dramatically in San Diego County.   However, foreclosures occur in any economy and new bank-owned properties come on the market every day. As banks will often accept a below market price, REOs continue to be popul...
 It’s great to have a monthly market report, but how about a market report that is updated daily? If you’re shopping for a home in La Mesa or just curious about sales trends, we have all the information you need! Steele Group Realty is proud to offer market reports that are updated daily providin...
 Every now and then, something in a real estate transaction just happens in an unexpected way…and many times that something is not a good thing. But today was different…that unexpected something was definitely a good thing! One of my listings is in escrow, with a very sweet young man as the buyer...
Check out the video for our latest listing at 10059 View Crest Court in Spring Valley, a lovely suburb in San Diego County.  The views from this home are amazing!  Loving the drone!  Watch it now.      
 The buying season is in full-swing in the City of La Mesa, in both 91941 and 91942, and the key indicators continue to show an increasingly strong market. Here is a quick look at those key indicators comparing year-to-date 2016 with year-to-date 2015. 91941 Single Family Homes – 2016 YTD over 20...
Check out the video of our Ramona condo listing, complete with drone footage of the golf course!  Best price in the complex!  15844 Green Haven Ct 
 If you think it’s pricey to live in San Diego County, hang on to your wallet…it’s about to get even more expensive! In an April 12th article in the LA Times it was revealed that rents throughout southern California are projected to increase significantly over the next two years, with San Diego l...
In a time when salaries barely keep up with inflation, it’s difficult to save even a little bit of money, never mind thousands of dollars for a down payment on a home. But what many people don’t know is that based on your location and financial situation, those thousands of dollars just might be ...
In an age when there seems to be an app for everything, including finding homes, some might say that the role of the real estate agent is becoming obsolete. After all, with public access to local MLS searches and home value web sites who needs an agent to help you buy or sell a home? While instan...

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