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8
Dec

California Home Prices Almost Double

California Home Prices in this city up approximately 92% in the last five years!

California Home PricesHome prices nearly doubled in this surprising California city

Source: The Mercury News
As home prices skyrocket across the state, there’s one California city where they’ve shot up more than
anywhere else in the U.S. nearly doubling in the past five years.
No, it’s not San Francisco, San Jose or Oakland. It’s not even in the Bay Area.
It’s Stockton, the Central Valley community twice dubbed America’s “most miserable” city by Forbes
Magazine because of its high rates of housing foreclosures, unemployment and violent crime.
The jump in home prices in Stockton and neighboring Lodi up about 92 percent over the past five years
is dramatic evidence of the ripple effects of the Bay Area’s tight housing market and the increasingly out
of reach cost of living here.

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3
Dec

California Homeowners Bad News

California Homeowners

California homeownersSenate-Passed Tax Legislation Bad News for Homeowners

Yesterday morning, the U.S. Senate, by a vote of 51-49, passed legislation that would change the face of homeownership in this country for decades to come. The House passed its own version of tax reform Nov. 16,2017.

A last-minute change to the Senate version would make up to $10,000 in property taxes deductible for the small number of homeowners who would still be itemizing. Previously, the Senate version had eliminated the property tax deduction entirely. The change aligns with the property tax cap set in the House bill. One difference between the two bills is that the Senate version retains the deductibility of mortgage interest payments on up to $1 million of indebtedness; the House version caps indebtedness at $500,000 (again, for the small minority still itemizing).

Now, members of the Senate and the House must meet to agree on a final bill. It’s not too late to make your voice heard.

Join us in telling your members of Congress that incentives for homeownership and the capital gains tax exclusion on the sale of a home MUST be protected. Read more »

22
Nov

Happy San Diego Thanksgiving

Happy San Diego Thanksgiving

Happy San Diego Thanksgiving

From my family to yours wishing you a Joyous and Happy Thanksgiving!

I would guess I find you getting ready for the next  few days ahead planning, prepping and creating many cool and wonderful things to have a memorable Thanksgiving!

This is my absolute favorite holiday of the year and I would venture to guess maybe yours too! A day and season to highlight the power of gratitude, appreciation and thanks! All such powerful things that truly can fuel the most fulfilling and happy life possible!

These actions can help transform even the deepest pain and sadness and surely can help magnify the full and joyful heart you may already enjoy!

I wanted to send a quick message to wish you all the very best as you wrap up this year and roll into the holiday season! I am grateful to know you and appreciate the unique gift you bring to those around you and the world in general!

Judi and I are wishing you many blessings and all great things ahead! Happy Thanksgiving and hope it is wonderful for you, your friends and family!

If I can help you in anyway and be of service please know I am a call or email away!

In Gratitude,
Bob

 

Happy San Diego Thanksgiving

20
Oct

San Diego Housing Market Analysis 2017

San Diego Housing Market Analysis 2017

San Diego County Residential Real Estate Market Analysis: 3rd Quarter 2017 ©2017

2017 San Diego real estate San Diego Housing Market Analysis 2017
By Mark A. Melikian California Certified Residential Appraiser appraisals@san.rr.com P.O. Box 3051 Del Mar, California 92014 858-945-8996

The following is a market data summary of detached and attached properties as reported by the San Diego County MLS system. The data includes all zip codes in San Diego County. All projections discussed in this analysis will be updated throughout the year in subsequent quarterly reports.

Market Overview: The data provided analyzes residential real estate sales beginning in the year 2000, which is used as the base year. The number of sold listings in San Diego County peaked in 2003 at 42,746 units and decreased through 2008 to 23,972 units. Based on data from the first three quarters of 2017, the projected total number of units sold for the year will be 38,431, up from 36,236 sales in 2016 (see Figure 1).

San Diego real estate market

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18
Oct

San Diego home for sale 360° photography

San Diego home for sale 360° photography

3Br/2.5Ba home for sale. This home is located at 7944 Mission Bonita Dr. ZIP Code 92120.

This fine property is shown by appointment only. It is off Mission Gorge Road just about 3 miles East of Highway 15.

The value range pricing has just been reduced and is now $552,500-$572,500. Not only is this property approved for conventional mortgage financing, but, the development was approved for FHA and VA financing as well. Therefore, it’s possible that this property could be purchased with a very low or no down payment at all if the purchaser qualifies. Read more »

10
Oct

San Diego Mission Trails Home for Sale

San Diego Mission Trails Home for Sale — 7944 Mission Bonita Dr.

San Diego twin home for saleGood looking 3Br/2.5Ba w/open views from MBR & rear yard. Direct access two car garage with roll-up door with windows. Washer and dryer hook-ups with both gas or electric power. Next to the 5,700Ac. Mission Trails Park.

Value ranged priced: $552,500 to $572,500    MLS#170042207

San Diego 3Br home for sale

This Bel Air community which was built in the early 80s really had energy efficiency in mind when they were constructed. All the glass windows in the home are dual paned glass for energy conservation. There is natural gas water heat and forced air gas heating. Also, since every home in this community has its own garage, and there really is no through traffic, there is always plenty of on street parking for guests and special occasions. Read more »

17
Sep

San Diego home price reduction

San Diego home for sale

San Diego twin home for sale  San Diego home price reductionSan Diego home price reduction

3Br./2.5Ba Apx. 1,589′  7944 Mission Bonita Dr. San Diego,CA 92120 Value range just lowered to  $552,500 to $572,500 MLS#170042207

Desirable 3 Br. floor plan (one Br on 1st. floor) in the Belaire community! Semi-attached PUD in quiet loc. w/ good sized rear yard & large covered patio. Nice, open Westerly Views & breezes. Upgraded, extensive custom tile flooring in LR, Kit, Brkfst-nook, BA & one Br. Spacious MBR w/ mirrored closet doors & ceiling fan. Fireplace, cathedral ceilings, 2 car attached garage! Price reflects light cosmetic touches needed to bring out true beauty. Read more »

8
Sep

Brokerforyou.com Visitors

Brokerforyou.com Visitors

Over 26,000 average unique visitors per month to this San Diego real estate blog site!

Brokerforyou.com VisitorsI’d like to say thank you to all my visitors.. It’s great to know that there such an interest in the real estate articles and opinions I post here on this San Diego real estate blog site.

There’s a big difference between unique visitors and just hits to a website. The reason I tried to show how many unique visitors the site generates is because this figure is a much more accurate representation of the popularity of any site. Basically, a unique visitor is one visit from a specific URL in a 24-hour period. So, if this is the first time you’re visiting this  site, the background software has counted your visit as a unique visit. And, if you go back to this site at any time within a 24-hour period from your first visit, the site will not count any other visits from your URL until a 24-hour period has elapsed from your initial visit. Read more »

5
Sep

Best Real Estate Videography Tip

Best Real Estate Videography Tip

Last year I sold my Sony RX 100 and him now doing all my videos and still pictures with my Samsung Galaxy S7 smartphone. Yes, smart phones have advanced enough now that unless you’re a artist or photojournalist, one really doesn’t need any other photographic device beside your smart phone. My smart phone does 4K video and the results are really quite amazing!

The only problem with using a smart phone for video, especially videos of homes, is the fact that because smart phones are so small, we usually hold them in one hand when walking through or around a new listing. So, even though the photo and video quality is there, it also has quite a bit of shake in the videos when moving around the property. Now, a number of high-end cameras have electronic stabilization, but this alone usually cannot get out all jitteriness in the video.

This is where a Gimpel stabilization device can really make the difference between a professional looking listing video and amateurish video presentation. Keep in mind you most probably told your sellers how you are a professional real estate agent. But, if they view your marketing materials and see photographs that are over or underexposed and videos that are jittery and/or not put together in a cohesive manner, you know they’re going to be thinking that they made the wrong choice in selecting you to represent them. Plus, if they are not happy with your property photos and video do you really think they’re going to give you their future real estate business? Read more »

18
Aug

San Diego twin home for sale

San Diego twin home for sale

3Br./2.5Ba Apx. 1,589′  7944 Mission Bonita Dr. San Diego,CA 92120 Value range priced $565k-$585,000 MLS#170042207

Most desirable 3 Br. floor plan (one Br on 1st. floor) in Belaire! Semi-attached PUD in quiet loc. w/ good sized rear yard & large covered patio. Nice, open Westerly Views & breezes. Upgraded, extensive custom tile flooring in LR, Kit, Brkfst-nook, BA & one Br. Spacious MBR w/ mirrored closet doors & ceiling fan. Fireplace, cathedral ceilings, 2 car attached garage! Price reflects light cosmetic touches needed to bring out true beauty.

A twin home, also sometimes referred to as a patio home, is basically to homes attached together at one wall. this particular  community was built with what is known as a double wall construction. My understanding of this is that the homes are not attached at a single wall but there’s an exterior wall and an interior wall and the interior walls are separated by an airspace. Sure, there might be a more technically  appropriate explanation but I can tell you having lived in both three bedroom model homes here in the Belair community of Mission Pacific, I have never actually heard my attached neighbor! Actually, just like a single-family detached home, I never even knew I had an attached neighbor except talking with them over the backyard fence.

This Bel Air community which was built in the early 80s really had energy efficiency in mind when they were constructed. All the glass windows in the home are dual paned glass for energy conservation. There is natural gas water heat and forced air gas heating. Also, since every home in this community has its own garage, and there really is no through traffic, there is always plenty  of on street parking for guests and special occasions. Read more »