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9 Quick, Easy, and Affordable Curb Appeal Tips

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When we think of home upgrades, people automatically think of the ones that need to be made inside the house. Our minds go right to the basics of painting wall colors neutral, replacing old knobs and drawer pulls on cabinets, getting rid of clutter, and making the home appealing for a would-be-buyer. But stop for a minute and think, what is the first …

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San Diego Real Estate Buzz Market Trends

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Fall is officially here! The kids are back in school and the temperatures are cooling off. During this time of year, the San Diego real estate market generally slows a bit, and the numbers from September 2017 reflect this reality. However, local real estate trends such as home prices, inventory, and properties sold continue to stay strong; indicators of a …

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Bubble Alert!!! Is it too easy to get a mortgage?

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There is little doubt that it is easier to get a home mortgage today than it was last year. The Mortgage Credit Availability Index (MCAI), published by the Mortgage Bankers Association, shows that mortgage credit has become more available in each of the last several years. In fact, in just the last year: More buyers are putting less than 20% down to purchase a …

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Have You Ever Thought About Living In a Storage Container?

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When it comes to Amazon.com, we all know the platform allows you to buy pretty much anything you can imagine. From Halloween costumes and home decor to live fruit trees and Viagra, the massive online retailer prides itself on being the go-to purveyor consumers turn to when they don’t feel like leaving their homes. But now a home itself — albeit …

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3 Ways Real Estate Agents Actually SAVE You Money During Your Home Sale!

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One of the main gripes that people have with real estate agents is their commission. Many homeowners (mistakenly) think, “Why should I pay a real estate agent to do something I’m perfectly capable of doing myself?” The reason people avoid working with agents is because they think it’s going to cost them money. But in reality, working with a qualified …

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How to spend Thansgiving in San Diego

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Dinner, Parades, and More It’s Not Just About the Bird BY INIGO FIGURACION The Thanksgiving holiday traditionally revolves around a huge feast with family and friends, wherever you are. But if you’re spending the holiday in San Diego, you can add some new traditions to the day, by celebrating Thanksgiving with a San Diego twist.  01of 07 Thanksgiving Dinner at the …

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Buying Remains Cheaper Than Renting In 39 States!

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In the latest Rent vs. Buy Report from Trulia, they explained that homeownership remains cheaper than renting with a traditional 30-year fixed rate mortgage in the 100 largest metro areas in the United States. The updated numbers show that the range is an average of 3.5% less expensive in San Jose (CA), all the way up to 50.1% less expensive in Baton Rouge (LA), …

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Do You Think Rates Are Going To Go Up?

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Each week, Bankrate surveys experts in the mortgage field to see where they believe mortgage interest rates are headed. This week (Nov. 15-22), 10 percent of the panelists believe mortgage rates will rise over the next week or so; 40 percent think rates will fall; and 50 percent believe rates will remain relatively unchanged (plus or minus 2 basis points). …

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7 Reasons To List Your Home This Holiday Season

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Every year at this time, many homeowners decide to wait until after the holidays to put their homes on the market for the first time, while others who already have their homes on the market decide to take them off until after the holidays. Here are seven great reasons not to wait: Relocation buyers are out there. Many companies are …

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Builder Offering To Pay Off Student Loans For Buyers

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Millennials are on track to become the most educated generation in history. This means they are also the generation with the most student debt. Depending on the type of degree earned, as well as the prestige of the institution attended, there are some millennials who graduate college with what equates to a mortgage payment. For those first-time buyers, and even …