August 29, 2019

Condos often serve as an entry point to homeownership, but also serve buyers who have limited funds for a down payment. Unfortunately, the Federal Housing Administration made it difficult for Buyers by severely restricting the inventory available to purchase using FHA...

May 29, 2019

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“I believe luck is preparation meeting opportunity. If you hadn’t been prepared when the opportunity came along, you wouldn’t have been lucky.” 
― 
Oprah Winfrey

What you do now to plan and prepare for your short term and future housing needs can great...

September 4, 2018

Today I'm sharing on an important topic that could be of benefit to you or someone you know. I’ve been soaking up information related to Accessory Dwelling Units since December of 2016 and following the ever-evolving morph of legislation since. While the rental income...

April 25, 2017

For as long as I can remember I’ve heard “location, location, location” chanted by experienced real estate professionals and investors. From my own personal and professional experience, I can attest to the importance of carefully evaluating the pros and cons of locatio...

April 20, 2017

I’ve been selling real estate full-time since the beginning of 2003, and even before I received my license I made a business decision to never “double-end,” or represent both the buyer and the seller in the same transaction. Here’s why:

Typically, Sellers pay a broker a...

April 14, 2017

University Heights is a bustling “village” neighborhood in the metro-area of San Diego. Located adjacent Uptown District, University Heights is a thriving, walkable, bike-able community with wide streets, shade trees and abundant palms, and architecture as diverse as i...

April 12, 2017

For as long as I can remember I’ve heard “location, location, location” chanted by experienced real estate professionals and investors. From my own personal and professional experience, I can attest to the importance of carefully evaluating the pros and cons of locatio...

June 7, 2016

Mortgage rates moved incrementally higher over the past week but are still treading in the shallow sub 4% water. And those favorable rates — along with a shortage of home inventory — are pushing house flipping to its highest level in two years.

 

Freddie Mac’s just-...

February 4, 2016

 You know the market has changed when you see these comments in the MLS remarks:

 

“Open for viewing 12:00-2:00 Sunday ONLY. No other showing times will be scheduled.”

“Offers will be reviewed at 5PM Monday” (Home went on the market Friday afternoon)

“Pending” (Home was on...

January 3, 2016

Why should homeowners obtain permits for any remodeling jobs they are considering, and why should buyers care if modifications were done with permits? The most obvious reason has to do with the primary purpose for thepermit process, which is to ensure that health and s...

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