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By Roberta Murphy, Carlsbad Real Estate and Homes
(San Diego Previews Real Estate)
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Enough has surely been written in this forum about LinkedIn and the importance of being listed there. I won't dwell on the importance of being there, but if you're not, GO DO IT RIGHT NOW!If you use the system actively, it can be a great way to reconnect with clients, colleagues and frieneds. Whe...

By Mark Kunce
(Keller Williams Realty San Diego Metro (DRE# 01458113))
Comments 0
South Park is just of Balboa Park, North of Golden Hill and Grant Hill and South of North Park, the boundary being Juniper Street.  Historic architects whose work is here include Irving Gill, William S. Hebbard, and Richard Requa. Those Historic Craftsman homes are beautifully restored. Burlinga...

By Brian Brady, 858-777-9751
(San Diego VA Home Loans/858-777-9751)
Comments 15
This invitation was extended to me yesterday.  Many other Active Rainers will be panelists including Ardell Della Loggia, Teresa Boardman, Greg Swann, Rudy Bachraty, Drew Meyers,  Jim Cronin, Mary McKnight,  Pat Kitano, Dustin Luther, Matt Heaton, Jonathan Washburn,  and Joe Ferrara. Brad Inman, ...

By Brian Brady, 858-777-9751
(San Diego VA Home Loans/858-777-9751)
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Can the presence of termites screw up a home loan for a beach home?  You betcha they can.Dian Hymer, an author on Inman News, writes this about termite clearances in her column : In this era of consumer awareness, most buyers require a current termite inspection of a home before they'll agree to ...

By Roberta Murphy, Carlsbad Real Estate and Homes
(San Diego Previews Real Estate)
Comments 18
It is difficult to avoid the subject of short sales and foreclosures when discussing real estate these days. We receive ongoing emails and calls from people wanting to buy short sales and foreclosures because they want the best deal possible. They believe that the best buys can only come from blo...

By Nick Harris
(Loan Link Financial Services)
Comments 19
How many of you are finding it harder and harder to get your buyers and clients to qualify for a mortgage these days? It seems like 100% financing programs have disappeared and programs for First Time Homebuyers are depleting as well. Companies like Countrywide did away with their 100% financing ...

By Mark Kunce
(Keller Williams Realty San Diego Metro (DRE# 01458113))
Comments 1
  New York has Greenwich Village. San Francisco has the Castro. Vancouver has the West End. And San Diego has Hillcrest, our closest thing to a diverse, lively, hip and colorful neighborhood. Hillcrest is the residential and commercial hub of San Diego's gay and lesbian community. Prominent gay ...

By Roberta Murphy, Carlsbad Real Estate and Homes
(San Diego Previews Real Estate)
Comments 14
Luxury is booming and Wall Street is keeping a keen eye on how the rich are spending their wealth. And what better way to measure that hedonism than by creating a variety of indexes that track the shopping of the ultra-rich?  The demand for four-figure handbags, five-figure baubles, six-figure ca...

By Mark Kunce
(Keller Williams Realty San Diego Metro (DRE# 01458113))
Comments 0
Kensington overlooks Mission Valley's southern rim with many of its homes enjoying views of the valley. The neon "Kensington" sign can be found overhanging Adams Avenue, which acts as the neighborhood's cultural center. The distinctive California-Spanish style homes sit above steep slopes dedica...

By Roberta Murphy, Carlsbad Real Estate and Homes
(San Diego Previews Real Estate)
Comments 12
There is little we can do to stop global warming, the melting of icebergs, rising sea levels and the inevitability of dandelions. But here are some big and small things we can all do to lessen the impact of our carbon footprint on this planet.1. The biggy for me? I traded in a Mercedes 420 for a ...

By Mark Kunce
(Keller Williams Realty San Diego Metro (DRE# 01458113))
Comments 0
The most sprawling of the urban neighborhoods, Norh Park is situated to the northeast of Balboa Park. Home to hundreds of classic California Style Craftsman houses, North Park includes the subneighborhoods of Burlingame, Altadena, and the Morley Field area. The North Park sign can be seen above ...

By William Johnson, Retired Real Estate Professional
(Retired)
Comments 2
OK, Nine. The weather thing is getting a little tired and flaunting that would be just cruel. Welcome to San Diego !1. The Ocean with its beautiful beaches to enjoy fishing, surfing, sailing, cruising, swimming, the tide pools, you name, we have it. 2. Balboa Park, one of the finest and most beau...

By Roberta Murphy, Carlsbad Real Estate and Homes
(San Diego Previews Real Estate)
Comments 4
by Roberta MurphyAccording to the latest release from Dataquick, a record number of default notices have been sent to California homeowners during this last quarter, setting a new ten-year record. Why? Dataquick reports that "flat appreciation, slow sales, and post teaser-rate mortgage resets" ha...

By Mark Kunce
(Keller Williams Realty San Diego Metro (DRE# 01458113))
Comments 0
The median price for re-sale, single-family homes in San Diego County rose 3.6% in March from February. The median price is now off only 3% from the high of $598,000 set in November 2005. The average price for single-family gained 6.4% from the month before, and was up 4.3% year-over-year. Home s...

By Roberta Murphy, Carlsbad Real Estate and Homes
(San Diego Previews Real Estate)
Comments 6
"Blogging has become a key marketing tool for real estate agents."Michelle Mowad, a talented writer for the San Diego Business Journal, called last week inquiring about real estate blogging and the impact it is having on our San Diego real estate business and life. We talked about Web 2.0 social ...

By Roberta Murphy, Carlsbad Real Estate and Homes
(San Diego Previews Real Estate)
Comments 16
  High-profile real estate discounter ipayOne has posted a notice on its website that they are no longer accepting new listings. Their website bears the following message:To Our Community:ipayOne will no longer be accepting new listings. If you are an existing client, please contact Alana Yardley...

By Roberta Murphy, Carlsbad Real Estate and Homes
(San Diego Previews Real Estate)
Comments 3
 San Diego Vacancy Rates the Highest Since ‘95...headlined the front page of the San Diego Union Tribune's Business section last week. Those are words that likely sent cold shivers down the spines of real estate investors, homeowners, home sellers, and potential home buyers throughout San Diego c...

By Roberta Murphy, Carlsbad Real Estate and Homes
(San Diego Previews Real Estate)
Comments 0
This morning's San Diego Union Tribune reports that our San Diego County apartment vacancy rate is the highest it has been since 1995. Are we surprised?Not exactly.The reasons cited for this increased vacancy rate include:1. Face-lifted condo conversions (that have no chance of selling in this ma...

By Roberta Murphy, Carlsbad Real Estate and Homes
(San Diego Previews Real Estate)
Comments 12
Want to amaze your clients? Want the freedom to really misplace your phone? Want a cell phone that can fit into tight jean pockets? The amazing C3 camera flip phone from Pantech (see photo on left with phone on keyboard) measures just 1.69. by 2.72 inches and weighs in at just 2.5 ounces. It’s no...

By Roberta Murphy, Carlsbad Real Estate and Homes
(San Diego Previews Real Estate)
Comments 1
I attended a meeting of top women agents in North San Diego County last week, and here was lots of buzz and much discussion about what is selling—and what is not. Aside from market issues (luxury home market is strong in coastal San Diego County and multiple offers are not uncommon for buffed hom...

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