krista lombardi: Happy Veteran's Day - 11/11/11 06:19 AM
To Honor all our Veterans I've compiled a list of restaurants that are giving free meal and or discounts to Veterans.

"It is the soldier, not the poet, who has given us freedom of speech. "

Applebee’s – free meal, Friday, Nov. 11: Last year, Applebee’s served 1,024,000 million free meals to military veterans and active servicemembers. Applebee’s is again offering a free meal to military veterans and active-duty service members on Friday, Nov. 11, 2011.  Military ID or proof of service required. Find locations at

Bar Louie, Free meal on Veterans Day. Active duty military … (2 comments)

krista lombardi: Here are 5 Issues - 11/09/11 04:03 AM

To compile a time capsule of the year 2011, there was an obsession with the Royal Wedding, drama with marriages and divorces (Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries) and Lindsay Lohan’s woes.
But there have been other dramas — of the real estate kind, all obsessions in real estate.
Here are five issues, questions and riddles that have had real estate consumers nearly as fixated this year as they were on the Kardashians:
1. Tricks to fix missed mortgage payments. If I had a dollar for every time someone called or emailed me to ask how to … (0 comments)

krista lombardi: Bruce Jenner and me talk Real Estate - 11/08/11 07:20 AM
Here is a video I did with Bruce Jenner. We talk about real estate and why I have a coach. Bruce is a very warm and wonderful man and I'm glad he took the time to make this video with me.  Are any of you using a real estate coach? Do you feel that using a coach has helped you achieve your career goals?

krista lombardi: 10 Things I'm Thankful For - 11/07/11 08:05 AM

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, I've decided to make a list of things that I'm thankful for.
1. My Parents- Both of my parents gave me a wonderful childhood. They made sure that I was comfortable in every social setting and often exposed me to people of different economic back-rounds so that I would learn compassion for others and at the same time not feel inferior or superior to anyone.
2. Seeing Broadway Shows- My mom and Dad took me to see Cats on Broadway when I was 10 yrs old. A magical event that I will always remember.
3. Being … (0 comments)

krista lombardi: Did you check out my video? - 11/03/11 05:58 AM
Ive been trying to make more videos for my listings and blogs. Here is my latest video that shows off my new listing in La Jolla, CA. Check it out and let me know your thoughts. I've been using Real Estate Video Magic which has made it much easier. Are you making videos for your listings as well?


krista lombardi: Petite Retreat - 11/02/11 06:52 AM
Here is an adorable listing that is cute, cozy and walking distance to Balboa Park. It shows very easy and has breathtaking amenities. Perfect for 1st time buyers. You can enjoy beautiful fountains,herb gardens, pool and spa. You can be in the heart of it all in your own private oasis while enjoying all that San Diego has to offer.

krista lombardi: Have you been to Paradise Point? - 11/01/11 08:24 AM
this is one of my favorite places to visit in San Diego. The Barefoot Bar in summer is fantastic. All rooms are seperate bungalows. There is a world class pool and spa, mini golf, and beautiful gardens to explore. The Baleen restaurant is very good and located on an island with bay views. Be sure to ask for Jon Winkelman. He is a great server and makes wonderful drinks!

krista lombardi: Halloween is just the beginning... - 10/31/11 12:04 PM
of a fast and fun Holiday Season!I dressed as Cleopatra at a Halloween Party this week and got a new client.  Dont forget to take your business cards with with to all those party's. Over the years I have gained many new clients this way. It's a great way to meet new people and have some fun! Have any of you had the same success at party's?


krista lombardi: I Need A Halloween Costume ASAP. - 10/28/11 08:54 AM

It's that time of year again where we all go celebrate Halloween. However, this year I was planning to stay at home, pass out candy and enjoy some peace and quiet. However, Ive just been invited to a neighborhood Halloween Party and guess what? I have no Costume!!  At this late date I'm not sure what I should do. So I'm reaching out to my fellow AR friends to see if you might have any fun/creative costume suggestions for me? I need something easy and comfortable. I apprieciate your help.

krista lombardi: 3 Essential Tips When Negotiating Price on San Diego Real Estate - 10/26/11 05:25 AM

 One of the key factors when deciding which agent to work with is negotiations!  It just is.  With all the factors that go ino the process, you just want to make sure that you don’t leave anything on the table while not turning relations between all the parties into sour grapes.
What are the most important elements to negotiating on San Diego real estate?
1.  Keep emotions at bay You cannot get emotionally involved.  An offer, even a lowball one is not an insult, it is a representation of the buyer’s sense of urgency in relation with the … (2 comments)

krista lombardi: How Do You Feel About Your 401K To Pay Your Loan? - 10/25/11 05:20 AM

With hundreds of thousands of homeowners facing foreclosure, are there any financial tools available to distressed borrowers that haven’t been tried yet? And is there a way to help owners that won’t rack up huge federal expenditures and add to the deficit?
The Obama administration has been exploring options — including a new refinancing program expected this month — but a concept has surfaced on Capitol Hill that might offer modest help with no revenue cost to the government:
Amend the tax code to allow homeowners who have 401(k) retirement plans to pull out money to save … (1 comments)

krista lombardi: The Haunted Trail of Balboa Park - 10/21/11 06:25 AM

I'm going to venture out into the scary Haunted Trail of Balboa Park this weekend! I hear it's an experience in outdoor terror that is too big to house indoors.  The trail is one mile long and full of surprises. Not sure if I'm ready for this or not. This is not recommended for children under 10 or the faint at heart. Are any of you going to participate in any Haunted Outdoor events?
Tickets are $35.00
Come out and join the fun!!

krista lombardi: STOP!!Did You Check Your Credit Score? - 10/20/11 07:54 AM

Ever think that you know exactly what is going on with your credit score?  Well, think that no more!
Some 14 million Americans have errors on their credit report because of medical collections according to the Commonweath Fund, a Washington-based nonprofit focused on health care research. 
These routinely small-balance blemishes can go unnoticed for years and can be a death sentence for refinancing because they can cause outright refusals or make closing costs so high that you decide not to refinance at all.
One case was a resident of Texas who pays 7% on her mortgage.  In October … (3 comments)

krista lombardi: The News on Luxury Homes - 10/18/11 07:43 AM

The news on the streets is indicating that starting October 2011 buying a luxury home is going to be a little more difficult.
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will no longer secure loans at $729,750.00 in places where real estate is high like San Diego.  The new number is going to be reduced to a maximum of $625,500.00.
If you live in San Diego, you know how those home prices can be high….
What’s going to happen?
  If you want to buy a 1 Mill home prior to October 1st your downpayment would have to … (2 comments)

krista lombardi: Stop-You're Fired!!! - 10/17/11 05:50 AM

I attend a lot of networking groups in San Diego and just last week we had finished a networking meeting in which a new member was voted in.
After the meeting, the new member came up to pick my brain about her property which is listed for sale.  She seemed a little nervous since she had spoken to another realtor and they could not locate her listing on the MLS (Multiple Listing Service.)
I told her that if she sent her address over to me, I would have a look and see if her home in fact was … (3 comments)

krista lombardi: Would You Buy a House You Can't See? - 10/14/11 07:43 AM

Have you ever wondered why a seller isn’t willing to show their home that’s on the market? As a REALTOR I see all kinds of things out in the housing market here in San Diego. This morning I was checking through some potential properties for a client and came across said situation. The only way that this particular seller is willing to show the property to my buyers is if they accept my buyers’ offer first. In addition to this condition there was no lock box with a set of keys for REALTORS to gain access without burdening the … (3 comments)

krista lombardi: Free Money? Anyone? Buehler? - 10/13/11 09:07 AM

The federal government can’t even give money away to help the unemployed pay their mortgage.  How sad is that?
A $1 billion program to assist the jobless will likely end up spending only half the funds because the criteria is just too strict for most people.
Apparently the Housing Department is only able to qualify 10,000 to 15,000 people. That’s only a tiny sliver of the 100,000 who applied.
Those who are able to make the cut are expected to receive between $35,000 and $45,000 in aid, he said.
The program was modeled after a very successful program … (2 comments)

krista lombardi: Would You Do The Same? - 10/12/11 06:34 AM

Answering all of your phone calls is always an interesting experience.  You never know who you’ll find on the other end of the line.  Could be a disgruntled agent, it could be an old friend, it could be a new buyer or seller, basically it could be great or horrible, you just never know till you answer the phone.
So guess what happened the other day?
I missed a call.  It went to voicemail.  At the other end of the line was this frail crackled voice.  I couldn’t understand it too well so I called back, uncertain of who … (5 comments)

krista lombardi: Walk a Mile in Her Shoes - 10/11/11 09:32 AM
 Find your favorite pair of High Heels and join us as we bring awareness to the issue of domestic violence and its negative impact on our community.  Brave men (and women) will walk in high-heeled shoes at the fourth annual “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” fundraising event, organized by the YWCA of San Diego County.

Thursday, Oct 20 6:00p
San Diego's Gaslamp Quarter 
Price: $35

krista lombardi: A simple way I found to make real estate videos. - 10/10/11 06:48 AM
Good Morning Active Rain friends. Be sure to check out the link below.  It shows you how to make easy Real Estate Videos for your business. I like it a lot and hope it will help you as well. You can gain free access by entering your email. It's worth a try.
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Krista Lombardi

San Diego, CA

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Prudential Calfornia Realty

Address: 2365 Northside Dr. Ste 200, San Diego, CA, 92108

Office: (619) 519-3251

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