In 2020, buyers got a big boost in the housing market as mortgage rates dropped throughout the year. According to Freddie Mac, rates hit all-time lows 12 times this year, dipping below 3% for the first time ever while making buying a home more and more attractive as the year progressed (See graph below):When you continually hear how rates are […]Read More Will Mortgage Rates Remain Low Next Year?
Buyers are still Buying and Sellers are still Selling. Despite the unusual circumstances, now is a great time to be proactive and positive when it comes to your real estate needs. If you have questions, just send me an email or call 619-888-2117. Lisa Ashkins, MA, CNE – Broker Associate, DRE#01764182 – Coldwell Banker WestRead More Should I Renovate My House Before I Sell It?
For some people, a house is more than just a place to live, it’s a branding opportunity — so why not give it a moniker? By Joanne Kaufman, NY Times Carol Morgan called her Chevrolet Tahoe, Thelma; she christened her diesel truck, Louise. It was only reasonable then that she would demonstrate at least as much […]Read More A House by Any Other Name
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 -September 2020-
From: Realtor.com When the coronavirus pandemic gutted the strongest U.S. economy, many assumed another recession would bring rock-bottom home prices along with it. Instead, home prices defied logical assumptions—and soared to new heights. Paradoxically enough, one of the biggest drivers of the double-digit price hikes is the very same record-low mortgage interest rates that put […]Read More Why Are Home Prices Rising So High? Blame Record-Low Mortgage Rates
One of the biggest misconceptions for first-time homebuyers is how much you’ll need to save for a down payment. Contrary to popular belief, you don’t always have to put 20% down to buy a house. Here’s how it breaks down. A recent survey by Point2Homes mentions that 74% of millennials (ages 25-40) say they’re interested in purchasing a home […]Read More Do You Have Enough Money Saved for a Down Payment?
Some Highlights As a seller today, you may think pricing your home on the high end will result in a higher final sale price, but the opposite is actually true. To sell your home quickly and for the best possible price, you should eliminate buyer concerns by pricing your home competitively right from the start. […]Read More Why Pricing Your Home Right Matters This Fall
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
AND TRICKS THEY’RE USING TO DO 2 FULL-TIME JOBS DURING THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC Author: Eleanor Goldberg Fox, Insider.com About half of US schools have closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, leaving nearly 30 million children to learn from home, and millions of people are now working remotely. That means many parents have suddenly had to adjust to telecommuting while also developing […]Read More 14 PARENTS SHARE THEIR WORK FROM HOME PLANS