This year, Americans are moving for a variety of reasons. The health crisis has truly reshaped our lifestyles and our needs. Spending so much more time in our current homes has driven many people to reconsider what homeownership means and what they find most valuable in their living spaces. According to the 2020 Annual National Movers […]Read More What’s Motivating People To Move Right Now?
HISTORIC PRESERVATION By Alana Coons, SOHO San Diego pre•ser•va•tion – The activity of protecting something from loss or danger, an occurrence of improvement by virtue of preventing loss or injury or other change con•ser•va•tion – Preservation or restoration from loss, damage, or neglect sus•tain – To keep in existence; maintain The words preservation and conservation […]Read More The Greenest of Conservation Solutions
One of the biggest questions in real estate today is, “When will sellers return to the housing market?” An ongoing shortage of home supply has created a hyper-competitive environment for hopeful buyers, leading to the ultimate sellers’ market. However, as the economy continues to improve and more people get vaccinated, more sellers may finally be […]Read More Sellers Are Ready To Enter the Housing Market
Are Interest Rates Expected to Rise Over the Next Year? So far this year, mortgage rates continue to hover around 3%, encouraging many hopeful homebuyers to enter the housing market. However, there’s a good chance rates will increase later this year and going into 2022, ultimately making it more expensive to borrow money for a […]Read More Are Interest Rates Expected to Rise Over the Next Year?
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 – April 2021
April is Earth Month, and though it’s ending, many of us are thinking about what we can do to address the Climate Crisis. So often we hear that, as individuals, we can start at home. I’m not sure many of us have heard about induction cooktops and so, I thought I’d post this information for […]Read More Induction cooktops use clean energy, leaving your home and planet healthier
Article From: Apartment Therapy We all have that house we’ll never forget. Real estate photographers tour countless houses, capturing a home in its best light to produce invaluable images that will make or break a home’s sale. I spoke with real estate photographers from across the country about some of their most memorable photoshoots, and their […]Read More 4 Surprising Things Real Estate Photographers Have Seen in Homes for Sale
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
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