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Posts from the ‘San Diego real estate’ Category

17
May

2017 Housing Market Red Flags

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 »

13
May

Real Estate Termite Inspections

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 »

8
May

California Home Hunting

California Home Hunting – The Millennial Home Buyer

This is a very humorous, and unfortunately very true ( especially here in California)   depiction of a young millennial trying to buy his first home.

I’m sure some might think this is true of our current housing market situation in California . . .  and it is!  but, the overpriced housing market in California has been around for decades!  what’s different now, is the fact that due to a shortage of available, and affordable homes in California the situation has been compounded in the last 2 to 3 years.

The last time I was working with a millennial couple looking for a two-bedroom condominium here in San Diego, it took over a year, and three different offers on properties, before we were able to close escrow on their first home.

Now, keep in mind that my first-time home buyer clients were well qualified for their price range, and with help from their folks were putting 20% down.  Yet it was very frustrating to find a decent property that did not have multiple offers on it within days of its original listing.

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3
May

San Diego Real Estate Internet Traffic

San Diego Real Estate Internet Traffic

We had over 25,100  unique visitors to this site last month! Please keep in mind I’m not talking about hits here, I’m talking about unique visitors a much more accurate way to track website popularity.

San Diego Real Estate Internet Traffic - San Diego real estate site for sale

A unique visitor is one visit from a unique IP address  within a 24-hour period. What this means, is that if you visited this site today from your smart phone, laptop, or desktop computer, it would count your visit as one unique visit. If a few hours later today, you again visited the site from the same Internet appliance, your second visit would not be counted at all. If you visited again the following day, or perhaps I should say at least a minimum of 24 hours from your last visit, it would count you as another unique visitor. Read more »

15
Apr

San Diego Home Prices 2017

San Diego Home Prices 2017

San Diego Home Prices 2017San Diego County Residential Real Estate Market Analysis: 1st Quarter 2017 ©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. Read more »

1
Apr

University City La Jolla Colony Home Rental

University City La Jolla Colony Home Rental

Video tour of a three-bedroom three bath San Diego home rental.

*NOW RENTED* This upgraded remodeled home is currently available for a quick move-in. Located close to UCSD, in the University City La Jolla Colony area. This three-bedroom three bath home  is located in the Barcelona neighborhood of La Jolla Colony. this is a very quiet parklike neighborhood centrally located near university town center. The neighborhood  as a resort style pool and spa area and is just minutes to Highway 5. Read more »

22
Mar

San Diego Home Rental

2Br.+Loft/3Ba La Jolla Colony University City Home Rental

4130 Caminito Davila, 92122 – $3,400 mo. on a one year lease.

*NOW RENTED* Beautiful, recently renovated home in a park like quiet location and very serene backyard. just steps away from the community pool and spa.

San Diego Home Rental

Close to UCSD, restaurants, parks, canyon, beaches, shopping, and freeway access. Minutes to anywhere in San Diego. Read more »

25
Feb

San Diego Existing Home Sales jump

San Diego Existing Home Sales

San Diego home for sale

San Diego County detached home sales for January 2017 where the highest since 2013! When compared to January 2016, the San Diego County detached home sales  were up just slightly by 49 homes.

The real big news for existing home sales in January was that on a nationwide basis, they hit a 10 year high!

The National Association of Realtors (N.A.R.) reported this week that existing home sales jumped 3.3 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.69 million units last month. That was the highest level since February 2007!

Not only in San Diego, but for most of the major regional metropolitan areas, there’s been a persistent shortage of available homes for sale. It is this lack of housing inventory that many in the real estate industry believe is the major cause of the escalating home prices even in the face of increasing mortgage rates. Read more »

18
Feb

San Diego Real Estate Site for Sale

San Diego Real Estate Site for Sale

San Diego California real estate broker - brokerforyou.com

18 year old San Diego California real estate is for sale. This site www.brokerforyou.com is now for sale!

Most search engine optimization optimization specialist agree that older sites rank in the search engine results much better  than newer sites. Also sites that concentrate on one topic and have a large amount of unique content rank better in the search results when compared to smaller sites.

Just take a look below at ourmonthly unique visitors to this San Diego real estate website! we no longer have an MLS search function on the site nor do we have a lead capture page. With these two upgrades made, with the huge directed San Diego real estate traffic that this site generates  it would be hard to believe that at least a few completed transactions could not be directly attributed to the website.

Here in San Diego the average residential home price is over $500,000! Just as an example,  let’s say just one new sale per year could be attributed to this website. Also, let’s say that  the generated real estate business was a listing and the sale was generated by a cooperating broker. That would mean, that the owner of the real estate site, naturally assuming that they are a California licensed real estate broker, would receive half of the commission. Again to be ultra  realistic let’s say that the commission on this one generated real estate transaction was just 5% and that was split 50-50 between the listing office and the sales office. Well, at a $500,000 sale price, this example would result in a $12,500 commission!

San Diego Real Estate Site for Sale  It’s not only the unique traffic that’s important to this site it’s that this site is totally focused on generating traffic specific to  the San Diego real estate market. Personally I’d say with this type of  unique traffic, www.brokerforyou.com has to be one of the busiest San Diego real estate sites!

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11
Feb

San Diego Home for Sale

San Diego Home for Sale

View Home 4Br./2Ba + three car garage, family room, home office with dedicated electric line and private side entrance.

San Diego Vista Del Cerro 4Br. View home for sale.this home is in the Vista Del Cerro neighborhood. It’s a one story home with a three car garage and a lightweight metal roof that looks like red tile.

Because the an enclosed patio, that runs the width of the home, that has been professionally enclosed, there is an additional non-permitted approximately 495 ft.² of functional space. This additional space is added to the family room, the master bedroom and also created a private office area with direct access from the side of the home. The office area has a dedicated electric line installed. Read more »