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2014 Real Estate Predictions

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Predictions for San Diego Real Estate As always, I'm reading and researching for information about real estate in order to better understand the market and share with my clients, friends and others.  It has been interesting reading all the articles about what 2014 will be in the real estate market nationwide, as well as in […]

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Green Homes Sell for 9% More

Going Green Gets More Costly in California With green homes not only selling for 9% MORE in California, their premium is also the highest and in the hottest, most eco-minded areas. Green certified, single-family homes sold for an average of $34,800 more than comparable homes from 2007 to 2012 when the average California home was […]

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Is the New Health Care Bill Really Affecting Real Estate Taxes in 2013?

Home Sales Tax Affects Few Home Sellers When the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the health care reform law on federal tax grounds, it re-activated a housing issue that had been relatively quiet for the past year: the 3.8% "real estate tax" on home sales beginning in 2013 that is buried in the legislation. Email warnings […]

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Do you own a Condo or interested in purchasing one?

FHA has changed their requirements for approving complexes for financing. If the complex is not approved this means you or your buyer cannot get FHA lending which in turn leads alternative financing with a higher down payment requirement. The new FHA rules focus on budgets, reserves and insurance. FHA states this is to avert losses from delinquencies and foreclosures but it […]

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