san diegos best realtors: Are California Homeowners really Downsizing, or...? - 01/22/20 08:44 AM
For all the reasons below and many more, we have heard our sellers detail why they want to downsize.
 
Out of curiosity, are there any others that ‘pop’ into your mind?
Here in San Diego County, we have heard the following and not just for downsizing, but to leave the State entirely:
Taxes are no longer reasonable Too many people resulting in too much road congestion and crime Desire to sell at the peak price Leaving the Country  
And the list goes on!
 
Thinking of downsizing? 
 
Call us; we can help!!!
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san diegos best realtors: PENDING!!! 12466 Senda Road, San Diego, CA 92128 - 07/24/17 08:06 AM
SOON to be a happy homeowner of this remodeled home, our buyer elected to use our services to find him the perfect home for his needs at the price he targeted.
 
12466 Senda Road
San Diego, CA 92128
MLS # 170030895
Built in 1965, and holding 1578sf of air conditioned comfort, this 2 bedroom, 2 bath home in a 55+ community features a remodeled interior with a bright kitchen with solid oak cabinetry and granite counters. 
 
And this is only the beginning of the surprises this wonderful home. Look at a few of the photos below:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Don't you just love an inviting kitchen?
Golf anyone?
 
Are you thinking of … (33 comments)

san diegos best realtors: How Long Will it Take to Pay Off Credit Card Debt ? - 06/23/17 04:49 AM
Not that I like Sally K. & David L. Hanson ...OK; I do! Here is a very important blog post from them that spells out the simple truth of how devastating consumer credit card debt can be to so many people we encounter in our business and perhaps one of the primary reason why so many can't qualify for a mortgage loan.
 
Thanks, Sally K. & David L. Hanson !
     As agents who work in both the niches of short sales and divorce, we are very often keenly and confidentially aware of the credit card debt that has been accumulated.   To compound  the … (28 comments)

san diegos best realtors: DO REAL ESTATE PHOTOGRAPHS MISLEAD? - 04/10/17 10:24 AM
The quick answer:  They Can!
 
 
Trained in Professional Landscape Photography and having applied my critical ‘eye’ in how best to convey the story about the specific home being photographed, I know that keeping up-to-date with technology and the reaction of the public is critical for success.
Often seen in real estate photographs are stunning homes that could only be found in a far-distant paradise, yet; the listing agent advertises that this home is in my neighborhood.
How can this be?
I know my neighborhood and know of no home as breathtaking within miles!
So I drive to the listing and behold this ‘palace’ … (188 comments)

san diegos best realtors: CARLSBAD, CA 92009 & 92010 Market Report - 10/12/16 01:23 AM
CARLSBAD 92009, 92010 MARKET REPORT
As of 10/12/2016 here are the Market Report Sales Results for detached Single Family homes featuring a minimum of 2000SF with 3 bedrooms and 2 baths minimum
Active Homes for sale                                                              104
          Variations Low to high                 Low                                                                High
                                SF                                  2569                                                                3282
                                BR                                    5                                                                       3           
                                BA                                    3                                                                       4
                                Price                         $769,000                                                        $1,261,475
Pending Homes                                                                          54
           Variations Low to high                 Low                                                               High
                                SF                                  2000                                                                3167
                                BR                                      4                                                              … (8 comments)

san diegos best realtors: JUST LISTED! - 15905 Avenida Villaha 83, San Diego, CA - 05/20/16 02:03 AM
 
MLS#160026703
 
 
 
15905 Avenida Villaha 83, San Diego, CA
Offers 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 1 car garage and features 1622sf under AIR in the very well located community of Las Brisas in Rancho Bernardo.
The recent complete make-over of this home show that this home renovator did not 'bandaid' the problems, he eliminated them and upgraded everything. New ceiling texture, completely new bathrooms and fixtures, new wood floors, and the list goes on.
 
 
Range Priced at: $489,900 - $529,900
 
 
 
 
The HOA Fee provides for: Basic Cable TV, Common Area Maintenance, Exterior Landscaping, Building Maintenance, and Community Pool/Clubhouse for only $433/Mo
 
 
 
 
Interested?  Do not delay! Contact Sandy Padula, CA … (65 comments)

san diegos best realtors: Home Improvements that Pay Off - 11/30/15 08:17 PM
Just published by the California Association of Realtors® (CAR) this neat infographic depicting the results for a recent survey and report titled, "2015 Cost vs. Value Report" from Remodeling Magazine.
 
 
I believe these results echo what many of us already know.
 
Have a superb day!
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san diegos best realtors: The Affordability Squeeze - 09/21/15 10:13 PM
 
Many clients are realizing sticker shock when they actually visit the homes that appeal to them, only to come to the realization that their perfect home is out of their financial reach. Certainly, it can be argued that the extreme level of additional government regulations imposed on the industry in the last few years is having a dramatic effect on this situation.
The Affordability Squeeze is clearly having a profound effect on the decisions of sellers whether to upsell. As a direct result, inventories will be cruising at serious low levels forcing buyers to look for alternative locations, styles of homes and whether … (40 comments)

 
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