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What Is a Short Sale?

What Is a Short Sale?

GENERAL INFORMATION Mortgage default is occurring in record numbers in San Diego County, particularly in Escondido, San Marcos, Vista, Oceanside, Carlsbad, Encinitas, Fallbrook, and Valley Center. A significant percentage of California borrowers...

Short Sale Negotiation

Short Sale Negotiation

Whether you have worked a short sale on your own or have been hearing that short sales are the way to go and don’t know how to get started, we are here to help you. Our office created the nationally recognized Short Sale Expeditor™ program which...

5 Ways to Get Your Home Ready to Sell

5 Ways to Get Your Home Ready to Sell

Are you thinking of selling your home? If you are thinking about selling your home, it’s a good idea to spend some time preparing it for sale. In doing this, you can increase the amount of money you get once you put it on the market. Check out...

Here’s how California residents can help prevent wildfires

Here’s how California residents can help prevent wildfires

Last year mother nature was not kind to California as wildfires broke out throughout our state. Sadly, it was the most destructive wildfire season on record which saw multiple wildfires burning across California. The homes that burn during the...

The Real Estate Deal That Got Away

The Real Estate Deal That Got Away

Did you ever wonder why some pending sales never close? The real estate deal that slips away in your hands.  So near to being sold but the buyer must cancel and the transaction never makes it to the closing table. Believe it or not, there are...

You Asked: Why Is a Home Appraisal Important?

You Asked: Why Is a Home Appraisal Important?

A home appraisal is an unbiased professional opinion of a home’s value and it is almost always used when purchasing a home. In a purchase, an appraisal is used to ascertain whether the home’s contract price is appropriate given the home’s...

Renting vs. Buying – Which is better?

Renting vs. Buying – Which is better?

Is it better to rent or to buy?  While there may be certain very specific reasons that someone opts to be a tenant versus a homeowner, once can see from the chart that with all things being equal, homeownership during our current real estate...

Explore Homes for Sale in Harbor Pointe Carlsbad

Explore Homes for Sale in Harbor Pointe Carlsbad

Are you looking to live in South Carlsbad? Are you looking for affordable detached homes—some with spectacular ocean views? Then you should definitely check out the homes for sale in Harbor Pointe Carlsbad. Harbor Pointe Carlsbad often has homes for sale...

How to Rent a Property if You Have a Bad Credit Score

How to Rent a Property if You Have a Bad Credit Score

Journalist Angela Colley of Realtor.com contacted Melissa Zavala, the Broker of Broadpoint Properties to ask her a number of questions about renting to tenants with bad credit. With the Great Recession now at an end, there are many more individuals with...