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By Roberta Murphy, Carlsbad Real Estate and Homes
(San Diego Previews Real Estate)
Comments 7
Brad Inman last weekwrote an excellent article about the mortgage and real estate crisis that has gripped so many markets in the United States–and elsewhere. In The Housing Market Blame Game, Inman reports that even formerly raging real estate markets that were once seen as unshakable, such as M...

By Todd Armstrong
(Pacific Sotheby's International Realty)
Comments 4
Rental Scam in Beach AreaSDAR was notified today of a rental scam taking place in the beach areas including La Jolla, Pacific Beach, Mission Beach and Ocean Beach. Someone has obtained the lockbox access codes for combination lockboxes located on vacant rental properties. These are not SentriLock...

By Roberta Murphy, Carlsbad Real Estate and Homes
(San Diego Previews Real Estate)
Comments 5
Note: Dione Lamm, a client, is one of the brightest women I have ever met. In addition to having been a simultaneous translator for the United Nations, she is a wonderful mother and wife, an interior designer, a quick wit and energetic student of life. She is also incredibly organized, and is kin...

By Cleve Shirley
(Nuvilla Real Estate)
Comments 0
Nuvilla will be opening a new office in Point Loma by the end of 2007. In accord with our vision of providing small offices with highly specialized agents all over the county, we have located another small space for a handful of the finest agents to call home. Nuvilla is structuted to support our...

By Roberta Murphy, Carlsbad Real Estate and Homes
(San Diego Previews Real Estate)
Comments 5
While the San Diego real estate market isn’t exactly heavenly, it’s faring the best of Southern California’s six counties–and may be leading the charge to an eventual recovery. According to the San Diego Union Tribune and San Diego’s DataQuick Information Services, the volume for San Diego home s...

By William Johnson, Retired Real Estate Professional
(Retired)
Comments 9
That's right, the In-Group is pouring out of their other home styles for a new lifestyle home in a Downtown Hi-Rise. They are appearing at extravagant ultra Chic parties sponsored by Hi-Rise Developers to attract the rich and the not necessarily so famous " life style"  oriented Buyers for the Hi...

By Roberta Murphy, Carlsbad Real Estate and Homes
(San Diego Previews Real Estate)
Comments 9
I must be crazed to write a title like that because we are courted almost daily by San Diego mortgage lenders and brokers who want our real estate business. We deal with a number of home buyers and feel an enormous responsibility to recommend the best mortgage professionals in the business. I am...

By William Johnson, Retired Real Estate Professional
(Retired)
Comments 29
A long time client and friend took me to lunch today to commemorate another completed transaction and celebrate our friendship. What a beautiful Day, The sun was shining with cool breeze coming in off the ocean.This restaurant used to be the Old Ruebens's  restaurant and was taken over a few year...

By Todd Armstrong
(Pacific Sotheby's International Realty)
Comments 0

By Donna Williams
(Successfully Staged To Sell)
Comments 1
I have just signed up for ActiveRain and one benefit is....being able to blog.  Now, I am not great at writing about myself, but I am venturing into a new area of my life.  I have started a new business, Successfully Staged to Sell (a home staging company in lovely San Diego) and I thought that I...

By John McConnin
(McConnin & Company Realty)
Comments 13
Today I read an activerain blog by a San Diego Realtor.  He suggested the following items should be part of the short sale package: "Hardship letter from the Homeowner Completed Financial Statements Documents proving the Hardship IRS tax Returns for 2 years Income statements or pay stubs for past...

By Roberta Murphy, Carlsbad Real Estate and Homes
(San Diego Previews Real Estate)
Comments 4
Our family spent many of its early years in Big Bear Lake, CA. The mountains were wonderful, and our three sons enjoyed seven years of ski racing, mountain biking, tree house and igloo-building, and life in a small village. And though we lived within and hour or so to Palm Springs, Los Angeles a...

By Derrick Thompson
(D Thompson Consulting Group)
Comments 1
Looking for a home loan in the San Diego area?You've come to the right place!When you decide to buy a home or refinance a mortgage in San Diego or the surrounding areas, your search for a home loan or mortgage should start and end here.  With so many lenders to choose from in the greater San Dieg...

By Bettie Shetter, Professional negotiator with a Smile!
(Allison James Estates and Homes)
Comments 5
Recently I hot listed my Leasing section of my long Real Estate career. While speaking to potential tenants, They had one thing in common. So, I made note of it. This is word for word..."we were looking to Buy, but now were waiting for a year." I would say at least ten couples, and they all were ...

By Todd Armstrong
(Pacific Sotheby's International Realty)
Comments 3
By Todd ArmstrongWhy are so many home buyers on the fence post?  What are they waiting for?  These and many other questions are racing through the minds of every Real Estate agent right now in San Diego.  This downward trend seems so prevalent in our market and it looks as if there will be no end...

By William Johnson, Retired Real Estate Professional
(Retired)
Comments 106
Just about the time when everyone was on the same page with the old FICO scoring system, Fair Isaac's Corp. is making some needed changes in the the way the formulas will be calculated. A glimpse of the new model will be available in Sept 2007. This change will only affect one reporting agency in...

By Don King
(RE/MAX Rancho Bernardo)
Comments 0
"Staging" is the hot buzz word these days in the real estate world. Staging refers to actions you can take or hire to be done that will make your property more appealing to prospective buyers.A whole new profession has popped up as people with interior design backgrounds become specialists in sta...

By Roberta Murphy, Carlsbad Real Estate and Homes
(San Diego Previews Real Estate)
Comments 39
Short sales and foreclosures are becoming commonplace throughout the country, and we are certainly seeing our share in the San Diego market.The gloomy real estate statistics provide fuel for the bubble bloggers, who depend on these numbers to spin their stories and theories of conspiracies and d...

By Roberta Murphy, Carlsbad Real Estate and Homes
(San Diego Previews Real Estate)
Comments 11
And it's about time!The Senate Finance Committee is  considering changes in the way 1031 real estate exchanges have typically been accomplished.Under consideration is elimination of the 45-day identification of the replacement property, Under the proposed plan, 1031 exchangers would have a full 1...

By Gary Giffin
(Real Estate Buy Sell Invest www.SanDiegoHomeSold.com)
Comments 2
Foreclosure filings in San Diego County doubled during the first three months of this year over the same period last year and increased sixfold over 2005, according to a survey released in April.For the month of March, county properties in some stage of foreclosure climbed by 49 percent from Febr...

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