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2010 

  Old Town is the birthplace of California!  The earliest indications of people living in San Diego date back 9,000 years, the Kumeyaay Indians in Old Town. It's the site of the first permanent Spanish settlement in California. It was here in 1769, that Father Junipero Serra came to establish th...
08/14/2010
Wrongful foreclosure?  Not in this case! In Garcia versus World Savings, the Garcias brought an action against World Savings for wrongful foreclosure and a few other issues, including unfair business practices. The Garcias had bought property and began construction on their home in 2004.  Between...
08/14/2010
In San Diego and probably most of the U.S., agents are getting calls day in and day out from people that are planning to bail on their home. Apparently the new term is "buy and bail," which means acquiring a new house before the credit is ruined and you walk away from it.  You escape payments on ...
08/13/2010
I thought this home had central heat? In San Diego real estate you'd think that this question about heat in a home where the weather is as close to perfect wouldn't come into play. You're probably saying to yourself, "I've never turned the heater on in my home and I've lived here all of my life"...
08/12/2010
Yesteday more help for homeowners struggling with unemployment was announced. Two new programs are coming to your aid.  The first is the Housing Finance Agency Innovation Fund for the Hardest Hit Housing Markets and the soon-to-be-launched U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development Emergency Hom...
08/12/2010
So how does that work? This can be tough.  It happened to me with my buyer client yesterday and everything is still not worked out.  In this case it was from a conventional (20% down) loan to an FHA (3.5% down). I don't know about elsewhere, but with San Diego real estate the FHA loan is always t...
08/10/2010
Hope this weekend was full of sun and fun for you San Diego! Here is the San Diego Real Estate Cafe Crew's top picks of great things to do. 1. Sunday August 8th - Hillcrest CityfestCelebrate art, music, food, spirit, arts and crafts, and lantern parade at dusk in Hillcrest.  Free admission noon t...
08/08/2010
Do you remember when Petco Park was built?  When the Padres play, downtown is swamped with fans, so has it been good for San Diego economy? A resounding YES! Developing Petco Park cost $300 million but it has brought in a 7.6 percent return.    While other cities in the US are faltering with the ...
08/07/2010
Is your debit card like a poker chip at a casino? One of the benefits of being a member of the Downtown Lions Club here in San Diego, in addition to being able to do meaningful charity work, is to have the opportunity to have guest speakers come in and talk on a variety of subjects. This week we...
08/06/2010
Realtors and consumers alike can rejoice in this news.  Hallelujah! J.D. Power and Associates report that client satisfaction for buyers is up.  For sellers it is down except with the one and only award-winning Prudential brand:)   I had to throw in a little "Rah Rah" for my company's sake:)  Lol...
08/06/2010
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