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2010 

Military personnel, members of the Foreign Service, and employees of the intelligence community have an extra year, through June 2011, to buy a principal residence in the U.S. and claim the federal tax credit. The deadline for entering a binding contract is April 30, 2011; the deadline to close ...
04/27/2010
  Home sales are creeping up, short sales and loan modifications are being streamlined and consumers are recognizing the value of Realtor guidance. It’s all having a positive effect on many agents whose businesses saw a marked slowdown in the past few years. The ingredients for a successful rebo...
04/26/2010
    According to the Census Bureau, new home sales improved in March at the fastest single-month rate in 47 years. New-home sales rose 26.9% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 411,000 last month, compared to an upwardly revised annual rate of 324,000 in February. The March sales were the str...
04/25/2010
One thing I am asked often by clients and other agents is the impact of Foreclosures, short sales and died of lieu on credit scores. If you're delinquent on your mortgage, your credit score will suffer. Everyone knows that. The question is, by how much? Until recently, those answers were hard to...
04/24/2010
•The North San Diego County median-priced single-family attached (SFA) home increased 2.08 percent from $240,000 in February 2010 to $245,000 in March 2010, a second straight month price increase. The Non-North San Diego County SFA home median price rose 6.93 percent to $220,000 in March 2010 fr...
04/21/2010
Buying a home is the biggest purchase most people will ever make, yet many go into it blind. Here are some common -- and costly -- mistakes homebuyers make. 1. Not knowing your credit score   If you're even toying with the idea of buying a home, you must find out exactly what your FICO score is....
04/20/2010
According to NCSDAR, our market is showing more signs of a recovery. The median days-on-market declined for North San Diego County SFD homes sold to 36 days in March 2010 from 40 days in February 2010. The average number of days-on-market fell from 74 in February 2010 to 68 in March 2010.2   The...
04/19/2010
Just a few years ago you could count on getting the bulk of your money back for almost any home-improvement project you took on. Today merely replacing a toilet seat can feel like throwing caution, and cash, to the wind. According to a study from Remodeling magazine, the average return on value ...
04/18/2010
According to the NCSDAR, homes in North County San Diego continue to rise. While certain parts of the country are still feeling the housing squeeze, once again San Diego is leading the recovery. Nay sayers will say these increases were inevitable since the market was hit so hard last year but th...
04/17/2010
Living with an undersize, outdated kitchen? If so, a sledgehammer may feel like the only solution. But these days you're probably not up for spending the $50,000 or more -- maybe much more -- it would cost to demolish the space and build a new state-of-the-art room from scratch. Fortunately you ...
04/16/2010
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