San Diego Real Estate Realities

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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 :-)
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 ...
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...
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...
If you’re looking for something fun to do outdoors over Labor Day weekend you won’t want to miss the annual Festival of Sail, sponsored by the San Diego Maritime Museum. This is the largest tall ship festival on the west coast and features something for everyone! The event gets started on Friday,...
Casa de Alvarado is a complex of 188 condos and town homes located in close proximity to SDSU. The complex was built in 1970 and continues to be very popular because of the generous size of the units and the location between College Ave and 70th St. on Alvarado Rd, a frontage road with easy acces...
Location, location, location! Don’t miss the opportunity to own this light and bright corner unit in desirable Union Square where homes are rarely on the market! This beautiful townhome has loads of upgrades including wood floors and stylish plantation shutters. Located adjacent to Hazard Center ...
 You’ve been pre-approved for a mortgage, and you’re spending every spare minute looking through the listings your agent has sent.   The time has finally come to make it real: You’re ready to shop for a home! But how do you ever make a decision? The process can be a bit overwhelming, especially f...
It wouldn’t be the 4th of July without fireworks! Here is a list of the show locations throughout the County. Each venue has its own rules so please check the location website for information. Big Bay Boom – Now in its 16th year the Big Bay Boom features fireworks discharged simultaneously from 4...
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...

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