If you’re buying a home, the listing likely includes the square footage, a key selling point. But if you make an offer that’s accepted and you’ve moved onto the home appraisal step in the process, you might be shocked to find out that the appraiser‘s square footage is different from what’s on the listing. What gives? Square footage, […]Read More Why Might a Listing’s Square Footage Differ From the Appraisal?
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
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
WE SEPARATED THE SCIENCE FROM THE MYTHS SO YOU CAN IMPROVE YOUR LANDSCAPE USING THESE HOUSEHOLD ITEMS IN THE GARDEN From: Wendy Manwarren Generes, San Diego Home and Garden Magazine You may have heard the myths. Sprinkle human hair around your garden beds to keep deer away. Bury a banana peel to give roses a potassium […]Read More How to Use These 8 Household Items in the Garden
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?
This holiday season may be the perfect time to sell your house. Just send me an email or call 619-888-2117 to discuss how today’s buyer demand is presenting the greatest opportunities for sellers. Lisa Ashkins, MA, CNE – Broker Associate, DRE#01764182 – Coldwell Banker West .Read More 5 Reasons to Sell Your House This Holiday Season
With all the gardening folks are doing these days to keep busy during the pandemic, it was only a matter of time until something like this happened….my clients were digging in the front yard of their Kensington home when their shovel hit something hard. They were so surprised when they pulled out a time capsule […]Read More What Would You Put in Your Time Capsule?