Deborah's Views and News

Real Estate Agent - PACIFIC HOME BROKERS, San Diego, CA
Real Estate is an all encompassing business, where the lines between work, friendship and social life are sometimes blurred. It is a "lifestyle" and a great career choice. So my blog will have a mix of practical advice, good ideas, industry tips and some of my hobbies & passions mixed in. Come join the fun!



  It's so easy to get down about the current market and to ponder why in the world you chose to go into a such a crazy business. But I think I have one of the most fabulous jobs in the world and here's why. There is no glass ceiling- How many industries can honestly claim that there is no discrim...
      I was the raised in a family where communication was through teasing and laughter. I was always embarrassed to admit this, but then realized that, hey, at least we all communicated. Family affairs were big, loud and filled with food.....more than enough for our family, spouses, kids and fr...
    One of the most frequently asked questions from clients planning a 1031 Exchange is, “Can I use my exchange funds to pay for closing costs without being taxed”? Although surprisingly little guidance is available in the tax code, there are some rules of thumb that will help clients and their t...
If you ever wanted to know the difference between these 2, here is a very simplified explanation. Many people want to take advantage low real estate prices and purchase a home in today’s buyer’s market, but are unable to do so because of some credit issues that require some time to repair. But wi...
If you have health insurance that doesn't cover 100% of all your tests, San Diego CA has a health network held at some of the local stores.   You can get: blood tests (glucose, cholesterol, triglycerides)  ($15-$20 is the usual price compared to several times that at local labs). You also can hav...
    "In 2006 at the age of 41 Andrea learned she had breast cancer. She joined approximately 2.5 million women in the USA who are breast cancer survivors. During her extensive research, the treatment choices offered for early stage breast cancer shocked her. Having her breasts removed as one of t...
    Move-Out Cleaning-How I Solved a Problem and Empowered My Tenants   When I deliver an apt. to a tenant, the place is thoroughly cleaned. If my tenants leave the place as it was on the day they moved in, they get their entire security deposit returned. Unfortunately, what I consider clean and ...
$1,395.00 per month - Urban Hide-a-Way in City HeightsLocation: CITY HEIGHTSIf you like the convenience of city living, but need a little space for a toy or 2, consider this cute bungalow in City Heights!This 3BR and 1.5 Bath home has ADDITIONAL large family room w/fireplace, with separate entran...
  In a nutshell, this is why I always tell my Sellers to price the home at market value or even below. It creates a "bidding war" type of mentality. Great post by Stephen Munson and well said.   Overpriced Homes-Sell Slower and For Less If there’s anything we can take away from the plethora of Ba...
Managing one property can be daunting. As a matter of fact managing 10 properties is almost easier than managing one. You may be asking why? In my "niche" management business of SFR's and Townhomes, I have "systems" in place. I use a software called Quicken Property Management which was created ...


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