If you’re following along with the news today, you’re probably hearing a lot about record-breaking home prices, rising consumer costs, supply chain constraints, and more. And if you’re thinking about purchasing a home this year, all of these inflationary concerns are likely making you wonder if you should wait to buy. Investopedia explains that during a period of high inflation, […]Read More Why Inflation Shouldn’t Stop You from Buying a Home in 2022
Statuesquely perched on a corner lot in the Burlingame Manor tract of North Park, sits this 2-story Spanish Colonial Revival masterpiece with a casita above the garage. Designed by master architect Charles Salyers and built in 1926 for the Greenman family (the original blueprints are intact!), its provenance makes it a likely candidate for historic […]Read More Just Listed
From: San Diego Uptown News The community garden at Juniper and Front streets is a haven for all who enter. More than a place to grow flowers, fruits and vegetables, this garden is good for the soul. “The harvest enriches our tables, and the community of gardeners nourishes our spirit,” said Robin Parry, Ph.D., grant […]Read More City’s oldest community garden adding pollinator garden
If you’re planning to buy a home and have questions, let’s talk. You can contact me by email or call 619-888-2117. Lisa Ashkins, MA, CNE – Broker Associate, DRE#01764182 – Coldwell Banker WestRead More Homebuyers: Hang In there
“From time-to-time, I think we all need to re-evaluate what we can do to save more water. The experts are indicating that California is in a serious drought situation. I thought these tips might help.” – Lisa Ashkins From: Eartheasy.com The most effective way to save water is to upgrade to efficient fixtures. But there […]Read More Water Conservation in the Home …
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
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
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?
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?
In a recent survey by realtor.com, people thinking about selling their homes indicated they’re generally willing to allow their agent and some potential buyers inside if done under the right conditions. They’re less comfortable, however, hosting an open house. This is understandable, given the health concerns associated with social contact these days. The question is, if you […]Read More Keys to Selling Your House Virtually