Tag Archives | San Diego real estate

Housing and Politics

Is Real Estate Affected by the Presidential Elections? Yesterday, I noticed again that the stock market was going up.  I knew from my past experience as a stock broker that historically the stock market goes up in an election year (only 3 elections where it didn't)…. and it is especially true when an incumbent is […]

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FHA Rescinds Tough New Credit Restrictions

Home Buyers Find It Easier to Obtain FHA Loans In a policy switch that could be important to thousands of applicants seeking home mortgages with low down payments, the Federal Housing Administration has rescinded tough new credit restrictions that were scheduled to take place the beginning of this month. Borrowers who would have been affected […]

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Certain San Diego County Zip Codes Get a Face Lift

Encinitas hot real estate market

Thanks to investors and bargain chasers San Diego median home prices and sales, in certain neighborhoods, have risen. Analysis shows that a majority of zip codes tracked, by the La Jolla-based DataQuick, have shown improvement since their individual troughs. Looking through that perspective, certain neighborhoods, such as Logan Heights and El Cajon, have positively bounced […]

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Are Zillow, Trulia, and Other Real Estate Search Sites Cleaning Up Their Act?

REAL ESTATE INTERNET SITES… For millions of serious (and not so serious) home buyers, the first steps in the house hunt or to determine a seller's list price are likely Zillow and Trulia. The syndicating sites are simple and listing information can be gathered just only after a few searches. But what consumers can’t see […]

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San Diego Home Inspections and Repair Requests

Question:  What can I, as the seller, expect when a buyer hires a home inspector and wants repairs completed? Normally with a buyer’s home inspection, the inspector inspects the home for any defects/code violations that materially affect the value of the home; plus, they also make comments on the cosmetic and other issues. This is […]

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