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Real Estate Broker/Owner - Steele Group Realty - DRE# 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 :-)
Change is in the air here in San Diego, as we see the super hot seller’s market gradually cool. According to chief economist Danielle Hale, “It’s definitely still a seller’s market in most of the country. But it’s not the same seller’s market you saw over the last couple of years. You...
Upgrades Galore! Move-In Ready!$547,500 - $567,500 4 Bedrooms / 2.5 Bathrooms1715 sq ft  If your taste runs to granite and honed Carrera marble counters, top of the line sinks and faucets, stainless steel appliances, designer light fixtures and fans, gorgeous tile floors, new AC and furnace and l...
It’s that time of the year when San Diegans wake up from the holidays, look around and decide it’s time to get serious about those plans to move. Last year in the period from February through May, our real estate market was a virtual feeding frenzy with prices jumping by as much as 8% year-over-y...
Want to make sure your home languishes on the market? Just follow these 10 easy steps and I guarantee you won’t be packing to move any time soon! 10. Make it really difficult to show.   Don’t allow your agent to install a lock box and limit the time your home can be shown to a really narrow windo...
Thank You ActiveRain A big thank you to everyone on ActiveRain for your support and interest in my book! I would love to hear what you think of it so for 3 days only, Monday, January 14 – Wednesday, January 16, I'm offering FREE eBooks.    click here to get your FREE eBook. No Kindle reader? No p...
2018 was an odd year in Real Estate in San Diego. January through May were booming and then everything slowed to a snail’s pace for the remainder of the year. Overall, inventory declined while prices continued to climb slightly.  Let’s take a look at a snapshot of some popular areas across the co...
This is an open letter to everyone who knows someone who is a real estate agent. You might be their neighbor, friend, or even family. Pretty much everyone knows someone who is a real estate professional. But maybe when it was time for you to buy or sell your home, you didn’t call that agent and i...
I’m excited to announce that my first book will be published in December! And I couldn’t have done it without ActiveRain! The blog posts that I’ve been writing here since 2011 served as the foundation for this book, a step-by-step guide to home buying. The book is written in chronological order, ...
What’s Happening to the San Diego Real Estate Market?If you’ve been listening to all the chatter, you’ve probably heard talk of a shift in the San Diego real estate market.   Well, it isn’t just speculation from your crazy uncle, September saw a major change unlike anything we’ve seen in the past...
$225,000 Imagine having beautiful Lindo Lake right across the street! Perfect for an evening stroll or a picnic lunch. This charming 2 bedroom/1 bath condo boasts a private patio, new range and microwave, ceiling fans, new bathtub, tile and fixtures and a location near schools, freeways, shopping...

Marti Steele Kilby, CRS

Broker/Owner, San Diego, CA
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