The Hidden Costs Many First-Time Homebuyers Have Never Heard Of

Many of today’s homebuyers are suffering from sticker shock—and not just over astronomical home prices. Nearly half of homeowners, 44%, report they weren’t aware of the costs associated with buying a home, according to a Realtor.com® survey in July of nearly 3,000 adults, including 1,800 homeowners. (About 400 of the respondents were buyers who purchased […]

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YOUR REAL ESTATE AGENT IS KEY

If you are ready to sell, let’s chat. My experience and expertise can help you get the perfect price for your house. Just send me an email or call 619-888-2117. Lisa Ashkins, MA, CNE – Broker Associate, DRE#01764182 –  Coldwell Banker West

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The Difference in Net Worth Between Homeowners and Renters Is Widening

Becoming financially secure is an important goal for many people today, but some don’t realize just how much homeownership can help them achieve that dream. A recent report, The Journey Toward Financial Freedom, surveys Americans about their perspective on financial wellness and their goals. It shows there may be a significant misconception about the role owning a home plays […]

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Just Listed

Statuesquely perched on a corner lot in the Burlingame Manor tract of North Park, sits this 2-story Spanish Colonial Revival masterpiece with a casita above the garage. Designed by master architect Charles Salyers and built in 1926 for the Greenman family (the original blueprints are intact!), its provenance makes it a likely candidate for historic […]

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Prepping Your Home for Sale

Maximize Curb AppealGetting them through the front door starts at the curb. Manicure the lawn, trim the trees and shrubs. Pull weeds and plant some colorful flowers. Clear the walkways. Fix peeling paint and wind up that hose. Paint the address number on the curb. Make Repairs to Visible BlemishesIs there something that’s an eyesore, […]

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Why buying beats renting: 5 benefits only homeowners can enjoy

When it comes to buying a home versus renting, there’s really no comparison. While renting might be the right choice in certain circumstances, over the long-term, homeownership offers unique financial and personal benefits that renters just can’t access. If you’re pondering the question of renting vs. buying, consider these unique advantages that only homeowners can […]

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