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
If you’re planning to buy a home, an appraisal is an important step in the process. It’s a professional evaluation of the market value of the home you’d like to buy. In most cases, an appraisal is ordered by the lender to confirm or verify the value of the home prior to lending a buyer money for the purchase. […]Read More What’s the Difference between an Appraisal and a Home Inspection?
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
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?
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
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 […]Read More Fair Housing
The uncertainty the world faces today due to the COVID-19 pandemic is causing so many things to change. The way we interact, the way we do business, even the way we buy and sell real estate is changing. This is a moment in time that’s even sparking some buyers to search for a better deal on a […]Read More Today’s Homebuyers Want Lower Prices. Sellers Disagree.