By: Cassie Carlisle Posted at 3:53 PM, Mar 31, 2021 and last updated 5:53 PM, Mar 31, 2021 SAN DIEGO (KGTV) – A proposition aimed at easing the housing crisis in California takes effect April 1st. Proposition 19 spells big savings for Californians who want to downsize at a later stage of life. “It allows any California home owner who […]Read More Prop 19 goes into effect April 1st, here’s what it means
By DIANE BELL – COLUMNIST, San Diego Union Tribune For decades, a seashell garden on Rosecrans Street in Point Loma has attracted curiosity seekers. Strangers would walk up to the front door of the house owned by Frank and Elisa Mendes and ring the doorbell. They would ask about the “garden” — an intricate creation of seashells carefully cemented together […]Read More Owner of Point Loma seashell garden house turns 101
Last March, many involved in the residential housing industry feared the market would be crushed under the pressure of a once-in-a-lifetime pandemic. Instead, real estate had one of its best years ever. Home sales and prices were both up substantially over the year before. 2020 was so strong that many now fear the market’s exuberance mirrors […]Read More 6 Simple Graphs Proving This Is Nothing Like Last Time
This could be the right time to consider buying or selling property, let’s connect and we can discuss the local San Diego market. Just send me an email or call 619-888-2117. Lisa Ashkins, MA, CNE – Broker Associate, DRE#01764182 – Coldwell Banker WestRead More Monthly Market Report -February 2021
The real estate market was on fire during the second half of 2020. Buyer demand was way up, and the supply of homes available for sale hit record lows. The price of anything is determined by the supply and demand ratio, so home prices skyrocketed last year. Dr. Lynn Fisher, Deputy Director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) Division […]Read More Home Prices: What Happened in 2020? What Will Happen This Year?
You may have more home equity today than you realize. Let’s discuss how you can leverage that equity in your next move. You can contact me by email or call 619-888-2117. Lisa Ashkins, MA, CNE – Broker Associate, DRE#01764182 – Coldwell Banker WestRead More Homeowners Today Have Tremendous Equity
This could be the right time to consider buying or selling property, let’s connect and we can discuss the local San Diego market. Just send me an email or call 619-888-2117. Lisa Ashkins, MA, CNE – Broker Associate, DRE#01764182 – Coldwell Banker WestRead More Monthly Market Report -JANUARY 2021
How They Work for Your Community What is a Historic District? “A historic district means a significant concentration, linkage or continuity of sites, buildings, structures that are united historically, geographically or aesthetically by plan or physical development and that have a special character, historical interest, cultural or aesthetic value, or that represent one or more architectural […]Read More
If you’re planning to buy a home, an appraisal is an important step in the process. It’s a professional evaluation of the market value of the home you’d like to buy. In most cases, an appraisal is ordered by the lender to confirm or verify the value of the home prior to lending a buyer money for the purchase. […]Read More What’s the Difference between an Appraisal and a Home Inspection?
It makes sense to refinance a home when it will save you money or make paying your monthly bills easier. Some experts say you should only refinance when you can lower your interest rate, shorten your loan term or both. But it depends on your situation. Some homeowners may need short-term relief from a lower […]Read More When Should I Refinance?