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Various information on real estate: sales methods, home staging, home improvements, real estate law, land use, real estate trends, appraisals, escrows, property inspections.

Median Home Price vs. Average Home Price — Do Statistics Really Matter?

Many Sunday afternoons I reserved for open houses.  It is a great way to hear what the buyers are looking for and their thoughts on the real estate market.  The other day I was hosting an open house in Del Mar and had the pleasure of talking with a gentleman about real estate "marketing babble" by realtors […]

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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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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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Good Bye to 2007!

We’re in the final countdown for 2007…. less than 12 hours to go!  It’s time to give a heartfelt goodbye to many situations and issues in the San Diego real estate market.  Hopefully… a huge GOODBYE to the negative headlines about the real estate market.  Has it become a self-fulfilling prophecy?  I think in many ways […]

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Benefits of Real Estate Auctions for Sellers

Previously I explained about the new sales method available in San Diego through my company, Prudential California Realty….. real estate auctions.  Today it’s time to give the sellers the benefits of using this technique.  The seller sets the terms, conditions and deadline.  Most sellers choose the Reserve Auction and set a reserve price. The auction-oriented […]

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