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A San Diego Realtor's blog that is usually focused on all things related to real estate--and which occasionally veers off the road
I am putting together a story about hotel hauntings, and surely one to top the list would be reports of hauntings at the Hotel del Coronado, which have circulated for years. The most famous San Diego and Coronado ghost is a young woman who reportedly committed suicide near the turn of the last c...
More and more, San Diego real estate bargain hunters are making specific requests: Show me foreclosures, show me great deals, but forget short sales. Why? They have learned that about the cost of lost opportunity while they wait an interminably long time for banks to respond. Banks and loan serv...
It was group hug time Friday afternoon when we received confirmation that our 10-month short sale ordeal in Encinitas Ranch had successfully recorded and closed. Kudos to the patient buyers of this Encinitas home, because they truly got a terrific deal ($890,000). Welcome relief is also due the o...
If I can tear myself away from Oceanside Terraces real estate this weekend, you will probably find me wandering around in comfortable shoes, eating fun food and shopping for funky jewelry at one of the 450 vendor booths on Highway 101( between D and J Streets) in wonderful downtown Encinitas. Hop...
Who are these young and ultra-affluent buyers of homes in Rancho Santa Fe. Coronado and La Jolla, CA or residences in Aspen, Palm Beach and Manhattan? The Wall Street Journal's Robert Frank, in his best-seller Richistan, calls them instapreneurs (didn’t he coin the term?). These are the new titan...
As a North County San Diego real estate broker, I often carry a laptop when when showing San Diego homes to clients. And so do many of our real estate clients. These days, we avoid Starbucks because they charge for their wifi service–and instead head to the closest Panera Bread, almost any public...
Many of you may be aware of the recent destructive hacking attacks on several AR Bloggers that totally destroyed their blogs and sites. The now-infamous Sunday Night Massacre took out the blogs and blogsites of about 20 Tomato bloggers--all for no apparent reason.We all spent the week and and a l...
  I have found myself publicly and privately apologizing to those who have been unable to access either Luxury Home Digest or San Diego Previews this past week. It was embarrassing. It was costly. It was something that should never happen in a civilized or honorable world. You see, we along with ...
As a San Diego Realtor, I am frequently asked about income demographics in San Diego County–and find it handy to have a chart (or at least a cheat sheet) for reference. The one below provides more than a few surprises, courtesy of the San Diego Business Journal (one of my favorite local reads), w...
San Diego’s high end coastal North County is surviving the real estate storm fairly well–at least compared to the rest of San Diego County. We’ve had a surge of buyer interest in Rancho Santa Fe real estate lately, and the folks at First American Title were kind enough to share some of their rec...

Roberta Murphy

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