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
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?
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
Changing leaves, ripe pumpkins, crisp apples and spooky attractions signal that fall has arrived in San Diego, but this year will be different in the COVID era BY MONICA GARSKE • PUBLISHED SEPTEMBER 21, 2020 • UPDATED ON SEPTEMBER 22, 2020 AT 2:43 PM – NBC & San Diego Sept. 22 marks the first day of fall and, while the coronavirus pandemic may […]Read More THINGS TO DO THIS FALL IN SAN DIEGO COUNTY: PANDEMIC 2020 EDITION
Housing inventory is at an all-time low. There are 39% fewer homes for sale today than at this time last year, and buyer demand continues to set records. Zillow recently reported: “Newly pending sales are up 25.5% compared to the same week last year, the highest year-over-year increase in the weekly Zillow database.” Whenever there is a shortage in supply […]Read More The Cost of a Home Is Far More Important than the Price
Today’s housing market is making a truly impressive turnaround, and it’s also setting up some outstanding opportunities for buyers and sellers. Whether you’re thinking of buying or selling a home this year, there are perks today that are rarely available, and definitely worth looking into. Here are the top two. The Biggest Perk for Buyers: Low Mortgage Rates The […]Read More Current Buyer and Seller Perks in the Housing Market
Being Ready for wildfire starts with maintaining an adequate defensible space and by hardening your home by using fire resistant building materials. Defensible space is the buffer you create by removing dead plants, grass and weeds. This buffer helps to keep the fire away from your home. Hardening your home means using construction materials that can help your home withstand flying […]Read More Being Ready-Wildfire Preparedness
If you’re thinking it might be the right time for you to sell your home, just send me an email or call 619-888-2117.Read More Top Renovations for Maximum ROI
If you’re thinking it might be the right time for you to buy or sell property, let’s connect and we can discuss the local San Diego market. Just send me an email or call 619-888-2117.Read More Monthly Market Report May 2020