Mortgage Loan Limits Increased!

Wow, I’m sure happy to hear that Congress has sent the "Economic Stimulus" bill to the White House for President Bush to sign into law this coming week.  Inman news stated that "The economic stimulus package includes a provision that will temporarily raise the conforming loan limit to allow Fannie and Freddie to purchase or […]

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A Day in Pompeii

A Day in Pompeii Body Cast Exhibit

 Come February 15th, I’ll be back to my volunteer post at the San Diego Natural History Museum for the next great exhibit…. "A Day in Pompeii"!  How I enjoy my time at the museum helping visitors with their questions and concerns plus the opportunity to learn more about our natural environment. A roomful of volunteers, […]

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Del Mar Open House

Del Mar Ocean View property for Sale

        Interested in Del Mar real estate?  Attend an Open House this Sunday, February 10, 2008, from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm to visit an outstanding property in the village of Olde Del Mar.… 445 Van Dyke Avenue! There is an older home with 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, fireplace and 2 car garage on a 20,000+ square foot lot.  The ocean […]

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Renovation Financing

Loans to renovate a home have been around for a long time under various names.  Wells Fargo and other lending institutes have financing programs that allow for existing homeowners, investors, first-time homebuyer sas well as a multi-million dollar homeowners to obtain a purchase loan to renovate the property after the closing not before.  I found it interesting to […]

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San Diego’s New Multiple Listing Service

Realtors, home buyers and sellers alike will ultimately be happy with the new Multiple Listing Service system in San Diego.   There are two components to this upgrade…. first, is the software brought to us by MarketLinx that gives Realtors improved technology for searches, financial data, statistics, various reports, and customer communication.  Second are the new search fields that can narrow the […]

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Another 2008 Real Estate Prediction

2008 turnaround expected for California Single-family building permits forecast to rise 15.3% this year Friday, January 04, 2008 Inman News The economist for a building industry group in California reports that his “crystal ball has a slightly more optimistic scenario” for 2008 than many other forecasts, and he predicts “a modest turnaround” in the state’s […]

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Welcome to 2008!

Real Estate Predictions

     i welcome in 2008 and what it will bring for all of us.  While watching the New Year’s celebration in Times Square, the television station was conducting a survey regarding whether 2008 would be a good or bad year.  Amazingly, 84% said that it would be a good year! We’ve said goodbye to 2007 […]

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