san diego: Why are mortgage interest rates rising? - 08/09/13 06:51 AM
I've had a lot of clients asking me about what has caused the recent uptick in interest rates. Here's a great, really quick video from the WSJ explaining the recent rise in interest rates:

There's also a little bit in there about how "staying on the fence" could lead to a higher monthly payment. That said, it is still a great time to buy in San Diego as prices are still well off their 2007 peaks and interest rates are still historically low.
If you are looking to buy or sell a home in San Diego County please contact … (0 comments)

san diego: The San Diego Housing Market Is HOT! - 04/09/13 05:58 AM
Just to give everybody an idea of how HOT the San Diego real estate market it right now...I am searching the MLS in the metro and coastal neighborhoods this morning for a new buyer. I put in the following parameters: 2+ bd, detached, max $700k and the results where DUMBFOUNDING:
92102 (S. Park/Golden Hill): Active Listings = 17 | Pending Sales = 26
92103 (Hillcrest/Mission Hills): Active = 5 | Pending = 12
92104 (North Park): Active = 19 | Pending = 38
92109 (PB): Active = 9 | Pending = 8
92116 (University Heights/Kensington): Active = 12 | Pending = 18
So out of these 5 zip … (2 comments)

san diego: My San Diego Real Estate Website Address Has Changed - 02/15/13 05:32 AM
This is just a quick not to let everyone that my webiste address and email have changed.  Please update my new info with:
website: email: If you would like to search homes throughout San Diego County visit:

san diego: Just Listed! Great 1 Bedroom FHA & VA Approved Condo For Sale at Presidio Place in Fashion Valley, San Diego! - 07/23/11 09:02 AM
Just Listed!   1 Bedroom/ 1 Bath   Offered at $139,000 Check out this great top floor corner unit at Presidio Place in Fashion Valley, San Diego. This is a tradional sale (not a short-sale or foreclosure) and the complex is FHA & VA approved! This condo comes with vaulted ceilings in the bedroom, central forced air heat and air conditioning, in unit laundry hookups, and a gas fireplace. You will enjoy all of the ammenities in this resort-style, guard-gated community, including 2 pools, three tennis courts, and lush landscaping. And as they say, location is everything, and you will be … (2 comments)

san diego: San Diego Home Prices Slightly Down in April - 05/12/11 07:29 AM
San Diego County home prices dipped a bit in April, according to data released today from San Diego based company DataQuick Information Systems.The stats for April show a median price of $321,750 for all home sold, down 1.1% from April, 2010, and down 1% from this March. Sales volume was also down slightly from last April, showing a .5% decrease, but up 7% from March, with 3,277 total sales.A big contributing factor to this decline is that the lending environment is still challenging for borrowers. But, the good news is that interest rates have hit a new 2011 low this week.At … (0 comments)

san diego: Home Prices in San Diego Likely to Increase 4.7% in 2010 and Hit Bottom Nationwide in March - 12/23/09 03:03 AM
Home prices in San Diego, CA are predicted to increase 4.7% in 2010 according to a report by First American CoreLogic's Loan Performance Home Price Index. The report, which measures home prices in 45 of the nation's largest housing markets, expects prices to fall nationwide another 4.2% before they hit bottom in March of 2010. This report also predicts an increase in home prices of 1% nationwide by October of 2010.This is great news for San Diego home owners, but the report does warn that these predictions could be dragged down by bank's "shadow inventory" homes that have been foreclosed but … (2 comments)

san diego: San Diego Foreclosure Friday - Volume 15 - 11/14/09 02:39 AM
 I know, it's hard to believe, but I AM BACK WITH ANOTHER SAN DIEGO FORECLOSURE FRIDAY!!!  It's been since July since my last post, so we've got a bit of catching up to do. 

In this first San Diego Foreclosure Friday post back I'll be updating you on previous properties that were available and have since closed.  Once again, you'll be able to see what the property previously sold for, what it was currently listed for, and what it has now sold for.  So without further adieu...
SOLD $570,000 (9/9/2009)
LISTED AT $599,000

PREVIOUSLY SOLD $918,000 (10/1/2007)
Baseball anyone? This 2 … (2 comments)

san diego: San Diego Foreclosure Friday - Volume 14 - 07/03/09 12:19 PM
It's the 4Th of July weekend and San Diego Foreclosure Friday is back with a BANG! Once again I've scoured all of San Diego to find the best of the best foreclosure deals out there right now, and will be share them all with you.   There has been a bit of a lull in the San Diego foreclosure market the last couple of months with the inventory running thin after the foreclosure moratorium that many of the large banks imposed at the end of last year. But that moratorium was lifted in March, and I am starting to see quite … (0 comments)

san diego: San Diego Water Use Restrictions - 06/22/09 01:28 PM
As a San Diego Realtor I get asked about all kinds of things not only relating to real estate, but also all things San Diego. And lately, I've had quite a few clients and friends ask about the new mandatory San Diego water use restrictions that just went into effect. So since so many people want to know what the details are, I thought what better place to spread the word than here on my blog?
As many of you may know, San Diego, like much of southern California, is an arid desert climate, and therefore we go through long periods … (1 comments)

san diego: San Diego Foreclosure Friday - Volume 13 - 06/05/09 05:39 PM
Welcome to another San Diego Foreclosure Friday! Once again we will be exploring some of the best of the best foreclosure properties throughout San Diego county for the week.
This week we have an update on a previous listing that I featured back in April on San Diego Foreclosure Friday - a 4-unit property that just sold in foreclosure in Bankers Hill. Then we take a look at some foreclosures in 92103. These two properties are both in the Mission Hills neighborhood of San Diego. The first is a large townhouse that just sold in foreclosure. And the next is a … (0 comments)

san diego: San Diego Foreclosure Friday - Volume 12 - 05/24/09 06:50 AM
Hola mi gente! With the last name Barrow I'm obviously not of Latin decent. But, this week San Diego Foreclosure Friday takes on a decidedly Spanish flair. It's also the biggest San Diego Foreclosure Friday to date, with five of the best foreclosures in San Diego County to chose from. I couldn't decide between two foreclosures that had just sold, so I decided to give you both!
The first two properties are updates on previous listings that I've had on here in the recent weeks, so you'll get to see what these properties closed for. The first is a cute house … (0 comments)

san diego: San Diego Foreclosure Friday - Volume 11 - 05/17/09 02:25 PM
I'm back with another San Diego Foreclosure Friday! Okay, so it's really Sunday...But, better late than never!   Sorry I didn't make it on Friday, it's been hectic. All of these foreclosures have kept me a busy San Diego Realtor working with everyone from the first-time home buyer to the investor snatching up all of these great deals. But I still have been keeping track of all the best foreclosure properties around San Diego county, and I wanted to make sure to share them with you.   To start off I have an update on two listings that I have previously … (0 comments)

san diego: San Diego Foreclosure Friday - Volume 10 - 05/01/09 02:36 PM
TGIF!!! It's the end of the week and another San Diego Forelcosure Friday. Once again I'm brining you some of the best foreclosure deals in San Diego county!
I know I didn't quite make it every day this week (4 out of 5 is pretty good), so to make up for it I'm doubling up today and giving you two solds and two current listings. This time we're going for condo living. We'll look at both high-end luxury units with price tags to match, and also see some more afordable alternatives as well. So let the fun begin!
SOLD $1,450,000 … (0 comments)

san diego: San Diego Foreclosure Friday (Wednesday) - Volume 9 - 04/30/09 10:51 AM
So here I am at 10 PM again, making sure I get you another San Diego Foreclosure... Wednesday? Yes, it's day three of my commitment to bring you the best foreclosure deals in San Diego every day this week!
Today is a great find for all you investors out there...a 4-unit bank owned property just outside of downtown San Diego, with a listing price under $600,000! Almost half off it's 2004 sales price of $1,100,000! But first we start out in Point Loma with a property that just closed in Liberty Station.
SOLD $643,000 (4/27/2009) PREVIOUSLY SOLD $841,000 (2/4/2005) Built … (0 comments)

san diego: San Diego Foreclosure Friday (Tuesday) - Volume 8 - 04/28/09 06:06 PM
Day two of my penance and I'm back again with another San Diego Foreclosure Friday. I'm determined to keep my promise of giving you the best San Diego foreclosure deals every day this week to make up for my two week absence. Although it may be late in the day (or night, 10:00PM!) I'm going to make it in just under the wire. Since it's late I'm just going to have at it...
SOLD $822,000 (4/15/2009)
PREVIOUSLY SOLD $1,151,000 (12/13/2005)
Located in the exclusive Bressi Ranch Garden District neighborhood of Carlsbad, this 5 bedroom, 4 1/2 bath, 4608 square … (0 comments)

Michael Barrow, Realtor, San Diego CA Real Estate (Keller Williams Realty - San Diego Metro)

Michael Barrow

Realtor, San Diego CA Real Estate

San Diego, CA

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