san diego real estate: National Association of Realtors Versus New Housing Tax Legislation - 01/06/12 08:24 AM
   
 
 
The National Association of Realtors recently reported on legislation signed into law that will be taxing housing to pay for the extension of the payroll tax, and maintain Medicare payments and unemployment benefits.
 
Despite the Association’s strong opposition to diverting housing resources to pay for non-housing uses which will increase in fees on mortgages and charges for lower downpayment loans are being used to pay for the extensions.
 
What is unfortunate is that these increases will translate into additional costs for home buyers and sellers, people who already pay a hefty sum of money to … (0 comments)

san diego real estate: Mission Hills Deal Alert - 12/28/11 10:58 AM
 
We were out looking into some properties that have shown up as great deals in the 92103 Mission Hills area.
This property is not a short sale so you do not have to wait between 3 months to 1 year to hear back from a bank only to realize that they are not interested in your price or terms and ask for money.
This property is located just after Park Boulevard heading toward Morley Field at 3440 Georgia Street.
It comes out to about $425.00/square foot. Down roughly $75.00/80 per square foot from last year.
Interested in best buys in … (1 comments)

san diego real estate: Unusual 2012 Resolutions - 12/27/11 08:28 AM
 
With every New Year comes the same old resolutions. Loose weight, Exercise more, etc..etc..
So this year I decided to ask a few friends to give me one resolution that was something new they have never considered in years past.  
This is what they came up with. :)
 

1. Pet a Panda
 
 

2. Become Famous
 
 

3. Save Up for Plastic Surgery
 
 

4. Become a Better Lover
 
 

5. Grow Hair like Lady Gaga
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san diego real estate: A look at Old Town in San Diego - 12/21/11 04:13 AM
Here is a recent video we made with some friends in Old Town, San Diego. Old Town has a lot of culture. You can find specialty shops with handcrafted items, home made tortillas and some of the best Margaritas in San Diego. Gary and Justin are two of the friendly locals you might run into while visiting Americas Finest City.
 
 
 
 
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san diego real estate: The Scoop on Governmet Refinance Program for Help - 12/12/11 03:56 AM

 
 
 
 
Lately with the economy the way that it is, lots of people need lots of help to be able to make it month to month. It hasn’t been easy lately.
So as of December 1, 2011 they have made changes to the Housing Affordability Program. And while this has not been wildly successful over the course of the years, the changes are expected to have improved so that more people can be helped.
Nothing tried, nothing gained. So…what is the scoop?
 
- Starting December 1, 2011 authorized lenders may begin the loan application process … (0 comments)

san diego real estate: What's You Favorite Holiday Movie or TV Program? - 12/07/11 08:06 AM
 

When I was growing up my favorite holidays special was How The Grinch Stole Christmas. It still brings me fond memories of my childhood with my mom and dad. 
 

A Charlie Brown Christmas is another favorite of mine!
 

and dont forget Year Without a Santa Clause. I loved this show as well!
 
 

As I got older I moved onto Pee Wee's Playhouse Christmas Special!
What are some of your favorite holiday shows that I might have missed?
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san diego real estate: Holiday Party Idea - 12/06/11 07:16 AM

 
 
This year Ive decided to host a Winter Wonderland Party. Here is my party guide so far. Let me know if you have any other fun ideas to contribute?
Winter Wonderland Ive asked asked guests to wear white or blue.  Im going to use clear glass or clear plates and paper lace cake rounds for placemats. You can even use the small ones for place cards.
White pillar candles and tapers as well as white twinkling lights for ambiance. Also incorporate white and blue christmas lights you may have.
Foods and Beverages
Shrimp cocktail Baked brie and crackers White cheese … (4 comments)

san diego real estate: What's San Diego Like? - 12/06/11 04:10 AM
Just wanted to take a moment to introduce everyone to Mark and Gary. Two great guys in San Diego. Gary is an excelent handyman and Mark owns a fantastic Bistro in Old Town called 25 Forty. Give them both a try some time.

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san diego real estate: Jungle Bells!! - 12/02/11 04:08 AM

 
 
What kind of exotic animal gets its wings every time a jungle bell rings? Find out for yourself during our Jungle Bells celebration, when the San Diego Zoo is transformed into a magical winter wonderland. You’ll find a nightly tree-lighting ceremony, bell ringers filling the air with music, and lighted animal figures dotting the grounds.
If you read my blog then it's no secret that I love going to the San Diego Zoo and Jungle Bells is one of the best times to visit.

 

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san diego real estate: 32nd Annual OB Holiday Parade - 12/01/11 10:55 AM

 
 
 
 
Come out join the local Obecians for the 32nd Annual Holiday Parade! The Ocean Beach Annual Parade, Saturday, December 3rd, 2011, is hosted by the Ocean Beach Town Council's Tree Committee. Every year, Newport Ave. is taken over by the geriaitric surf team, motorcycle riding dogs and marching bands - plus Santa Claus on a fire truck! Come early to get a spot, there is parking throughout the neighborhood. Parade start time is 5:05pm. This year's theme is Surfer's Paradise. It's always a fun time!
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san diego real estate: 2012 Top Influential Nominee - 11/30/11 06:56 AM
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                        Krista Lombardi                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                kristalombardi@gmail.com
 
 
 
2012 TOP INFLUENTIAL NOMINEE
 
 
 
Readers of The Daily Transcript recently nominated Krista Lombardi as a Top Influential – a person whose actions and opinions strongly influence the real estate industry and our business community.
 
Publishing December 30, 2011, San Diego’s Top Influentials will highlight the Who’s Who in San Diego business, profiling the top newsmakers of 2012. The special publication will also feature lists from San Diego’s prominent industry sectors, combining thought-provoking editorial and useful data to offer the best resource for San Diego business.
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san diego real estate: The Truth About Real Estate Auctions - 11/17/11 07:59 AM

 
 
 
Real estate auctions are interesting, usually there is a reserve price so a lot of people get brought in by a low advertised price and then get caught up in the excitement of it all and pay much more than they had anticipated or budgeted for.
 
Well just recently six people including two licensed real estate brokers have pleaded guilty to conspiring to rig bids at public foreclosure auctions in California.
 
Prosecutors said that the conspirators would rig the auctions so that the prices would stay low. Once the bidder bought the property at the … (1 comments)

san diego real estate: The Old Globe's Annual Christmas Tree Lighting - 11/16/11 05:37 AM

 
The  Old Globe Christmas Tree Lighting will kick off the holiday season in conjunction with San Diego's favorite holiday musical, Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas!   This is a this free event and will be held on November 21st at 6pm at the Old Globe Copley Plaza in Balboa Park.
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san diego real estate: 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)

san diego real estate: 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)

san diego real estate: 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?
 

  
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san diego real estate: 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.
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san diego real estate: 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?

 
 
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san diego real estate: 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)

san diego real estate: 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)

 
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