Monthly Archives: July 2011

So, you want to invest in a San Diego home? (The second in a series of thoughts for residential real estate investors.)

There are two types of investment models for residential real estate. One of those is “buy and hold.” In this model you purchase a home of any type with the express intention of renting out the home to another person … Continue reading

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So, you want to invest in a San Diego home? (The first in a series of thoughts for residential real estate investors.)

First let me say that when I speak of investing in real estate I am not speaking of your own home. I don’t believe, and any financial advisor worth his/her salt should agree, that your primary residence should ever be … Continue reading

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Raising the Debt Ceiling: How it could effect the Real Estate Market

For those of you who have been following the news taking place in Washington DC to raise the Debt Ceiling you have seen a slow. laborious process that seems to be stuck. No matter your opinion of what the final product should look like, a … Continue reading

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So, you want to sell a San Diego home? (The last in a series of thoughts for home sellers)

At some point all the planets will align and you will get an offer on your home. Believe me in any market a home that is price properly will sell. As the seller you should review any and all offers with … Continue reading

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So, you want to sell a San Diego home? (The fifth in a series of thoughts for home sellers)

At the time you listed your home for sale your agent had you fill out a Property Disclosure Statement. In this statement you identified lots of things about your home and should have disclosed any defects or issues you know … Continue reading

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So, you want to sell a San Diego home? (The fourth in a series of thoughts for home sellers)

For Sale By Owner (FSBO) the subject comes up at just about every meeting and training session I attend by real estate agents trying to figure out a way to capture this market. It is a fair discussion since studies show … Continue reading

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Are Homeowners Fixing Their Balance Sheets?

I thought this article from the Wall Street Journal provided an easy to follow explanation of the state of the current home buying market. The comments about borrowers getting their financial houses in order is also a positive sign for … Continue reading

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