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Why It Pays to Sell Your Home During the Holiday Season

Even though the holiday season is generally a time when people are focused on family, spirituality, gift-giving, and charitable pursuits, the holiday season is actually a really great time for people to sell homes. Seems strange, right? Why...

You Don’t Need 20 Percent Down to Buy a Home

A survey by Ipsos found that the American public is still somewhat confused about the types of requirements to obtain a mortgage loan in today’s housing market. The study pointed out two major misconceptions that we want to address today.DOWN...

Escrow. Explained.

Home buying is currently en vogue again. And, homebuyers in North San Diego County and beyond have been busy searching the Internet for homes for sale and attending open houses. Once you have found the home that you are looking for, you write...

Flipping Houses – Can you actually make money?

What is flipping houses? You’ve probably seen it advertised on television. Some weekend long course where you go and some “guru” teaches you how to make money by buying a home, fixing it, and then immediately selling it for a profit. BUYING A...

Spotlight: The Skinny on Real Estate Commission

After receiving calls for real estate advice or consultations, I’ve heard these words many times. “Thanks, so much. How much do I owe you?” People are always surprised by the response—nothing but how do real estate agents get paid? What is the...

The Best Way to Sell Your Home for Top Dollar

If you are considering putting your home on the market because you would like to sell your home, there are many things that you can do to prepare. In order to sell your home in San Diego County for top dollar, there are certain steps that you...

Good or Bad? The Skinny on Lease Option Agreements

The other day, one of the agents in our office met up with a home seller that was in a tough spot and had a great question. She and her siblings had tried to sell their family home a few years back but were unable to sell at their selected sales...

What Buyers and Sellers Must Know About Disclosures

If you are buying a home in San Diego County and beyond, there is definitely a lot to know about the California homebuying process and disclosures. THE TRUTH ABOUT PROPERTY DISCLOSURES One thing that is extremely important (and sometimes...

Here’s a Quick Home Makeover for the Budget Conscious

Not every home makeover has to be a major project that lasts days, weeks, or even months. There are a ton of quick touch-ups and fixes that can make a huge difference in the look and feel of your home, even though you can finish the project in...