Over 26,000 average unique visitors per month to 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
Just Listed – San Diego Home for Sale
3Br./2.5Ba w/one bedroom (or perfect for den/office) on entry level.
Offered on a value range of $565,000-$585,000
7944 Mission Bonita Drive, San Diego, CA 92120 – shown by appointment only!
Most 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 & covered patio.
Upgraded, extensive custom tile flooring in LR, Kit, Brkfst-nook, BA & one Br. Spacious MBR w/mirrored closet doors & ceiling fan. Fireplace, cathedral ceilings and 2 car attached garage! Read more
$9,000+ a Year on Hidden Homeownership Costs
From property taxes to basic maintenance projects like lawn care, homeowners can spend between $7,000 and $16,000 a year in hidden homeownership costs
Hidden Homeownership Costs Jul 31, 2017
Nationally, U.S. homeowners can expect to spend $9,080 a year on average in hidden costs related to owning and maintaining a home, according to a new analysis from Zillow® and Thumbtacki. Since nearly half (47 percent) of home shoppers today are first-time buyers, many of these extra costs may come as a surpriseii.
To help with budgeting, Zillow and Thumbtack identified several common but often overlooked home expenses and calculated what homeowners could expect to pay for them around the country. The analysis also included utility cost estimates from UtilityScore.
Nationally, homeowners pay an average $6,059 per year in to cover homeowners insurance, property taxes and utilities, three common, but sometimes overlooked home expenses. San Francisco homeowners pay the most of the metros analyzed ($13,019 a year), primarily due to the market’s high home values and property taxes. Indianapolis homeowners pay the least at $4,699.
Most U.S. homeowners (96 percent) have made some kind of improvement to their home. While many complete these projects themselves, those who hire a professional can expect to spend more than $3,021 a year on average for carpet cleaning, yard work, gutter cleaning, HVAC maintenance, house cleaning and pressure washing, the six most common hired home projects requested by homeowners on Thumbtack. Labor costs can vary significantly by region, with Seattle homeowners paying as much as $4,052 a year on average for those six projects, whereas in San Antonio they pay just $1,962 on average.
Popular San Diego Real Estate Site
In June 2017 this site had over 25,000 unique visitors!
I like to say thanks again to all my visitors and readers of this San Diego real estate blog site.
I try to keep my posts interesting not only to prospective San Diego residential real estate buyers but also for current homeowners here in San Diego California. Read more
San Diego Residential Real Estate Market
By Mark A. Melikian California Certified Residential Appraiser firstname.lastname@example.org 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 two quarters of 2017, the projected total number of units sold for the year will be 34,888, down from 36,236 sales in 2016 (see Figure 1). Read more
San Diego Home Price Gains
The S&P Core Logic Case-Shiller 20-City Composite Home Price NSA Index seeks to measures the value of residential real estate in 20 major U.S. metropolitan areas: Atlanta, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, Minneapolis, New York, Phoenix, Portland, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, Tampa and Washington, D.C.
Brokerforyou May Traffic
Yes, last month www.brokerforyou.com had over 32,400 unique visitors! This unique traffic was a new record high for the past 12 months.
Once again, I like to say thanks to all my readers and subscribers for making this site as popular as it is. Read more
2017 Housing Market
The rise of HELOCs and shrinking down payments …
From housing prices to outrageous government pensions and an unbelievable underfunded state pension program that is never talked about . . . Nothing in California is rooted in good economics. Read more
Real Estate Termite Inspections
Here in San Diego California where the average residential resale prices now over $500,000, most homeowners realize the value of maintaining their property and so any landscaping maintenance or peeling paint is usually addressed quite quickly. But when it comes to one of the most destructive conditions that face homeowners, the vast majority elect to go with the out of sight out of mind philosophy.
Sure, but I’m talking about here is termites and dry rot. These are two main things that San Diego pest control companies look for when doing a home inspection. I don’t think that there’s many homeowners who haven’t seen houses that are tented to eradicate termites. It’s unfortunate but this usually occurs because the home entered escrow and the purchaser requested a termite/pest control clearance. Read more