May
05

Power Lines and Carlsbad Homes

Look! Up in the air! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No, it’s power lines! If you live in Carlsbad it is impossible not to notice these endless electric eels and their display stands that blanket our landscape. Their paths are cut without discrimination, passing by apartments, schools, Carlsbad homes and anything else that gets [...]

Aug
05

August 2010 San Diego Market Trends

The newest San Diego market trend chart is out. Of course, this is open to interpretation.

Aug
03

Wow, San Diego Buyers! Can You Believe Those Interest Rates!?

Have you noticed how the interest rates have continued to fall through the market recovery?

Jul
01

Baby Proofing Your San Diego Home

A lot of home buyers purchase a home or move up when they are expecting a new arrival to the family.  It’s common to just plain run out of space when you’re living in an apartment of a small condo.  When it comes to safety, your baby’s well being is the #1 priority in making your [...]

Mar
26

New Construction Carlsbad – SolTerra, La Costa Greens

New contruction is starting to rev up a little in the Carlsbad area. As a Carlsbad real estate agent I like to keep current on the inventory and how the new construction projects compare to resale.

Mar
10

Home Buyer Glossary

Real Estate Glossary Acceptance:  the date when both parties, seller and buyer, have agreed to and completed signing and/or initialing the contract. Adjustable Rate Mortgage:  a mortgage that permits the lender to adjust the mortgage’s interest rate periodically on the basis of changes in a specified index. Interest rates may move up or down, as [...]

Mar
06

Slice of the Oceanside Real Estate Market

Just out of curiosity today (3/5/10) I searched for single family detached homes in 92056, Oceanside for under 400k.  Here are the numbers: 40 Actives (including short sales) 53 Pending 47 Contingent (Properties with an accepted offer from the seller that are awaiting lender approval or bank owned that still have paperwork that needs to [...]

Feb
23

Micro Real Estate Markets in San Diego

What does this mean to a person who is in the market for a home is San Diego? It means don’t focus on what the media is saying about San Diego County. Focus on your micro market.

Feb
18

Take a “look under the hood”

When buying a used car, one of the best things you can do before purchasing it is to have a 3rd party mechanic perform a thorough inspection. Nobody wants to end up with the headaches and frustrations of a “lemon”.

Jan
27

From Home to Home: Relo Advice If You’re On The Move

Is it time to move? Each person has their particular sitaution to cosider when relocating. Many of use have kids, cats, dogs, and fragile china sets to consider. Some of us can just pack a bag and go. Regardless of your situation a little bit of planning can get you far for your relocation. One [...]