Why Are Home Prices Rising So High? Blame Record-Low Mortgage Rates

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 […]

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THINGS TO DO THIS FALL IN SAN DIEGO COUNTY: PANDEMIC 2020 EDITION

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 […]

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Fair Housing

My passion for all things housing related, and human rights in general, prompts me to reflect on the history of fair housing and issue this reminder of what fair housing is- it is more than a list of dos and don’ts, rights and penalties, and mandatory education for REALTORS®. As stewards of the right to […]

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The Sun is Shining on Solar

The market for photovoltaic installations is hot, creating opportunities for home sellers and buyers. How much value does a solar installation add to a property? It’s a question increasingly on the minds of consumers who are interested in the cost-benefit analysis of residential solar installations, also known as photovoltaic systems. If you haven’t already sold […]

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What Does Homeowners Insurance Cover?

You’d be surprised at what your home insurance policy doesn’t cover. Here’s what is and isn’t covered by your insurance. What does your homeowners insurance cover? The short answer is: “A basic homeowners insurance policy (called HO-1 in insurance lingo) covers your home and possessions if they’re damaged or destroyed by these things:     Fire    […]

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