brokerforyou.com Top San Diego Real Estate Site
Although actual real estate website traffic is rarely if ever disclosed, I would have to say that averaging over 43,900 unique visitors per month for the last three months, definitely puts brokerforyou.com if not at the top visited sites for San Diego real estate, definitely within the top five San Diego real estate websites!
Once again, I’d like to thank all my loyal readers and subscribers for making this San Diego real estate site as popular as it is. Read more
Home Sales Fall in December
Although the Association tried to attribute the December decline to nasty weather conditions across the country, the fact remains that this was the seventh straight monthly decline for the index! Read more
San Diego Home Prices Flat in November
Today the latest S&P/Case – Shiller Home Price Indices were released for November 2013. The index of home prices in 20 top cities fell 0.1% in November. A separate 10-city index also fell by 0.1%, Standard & Poor’s/Dow Jones Indices said in a statement. The 20-city index showed prices 13.8% higher than a year earlier, while the 10-city index rose 13.7%.
The company said the dip is not a reversal of the housing recovery. Prices typically dip in November and this performance was the best for any November since 2005. Read more
San Diego California Real Estate Outlook 2014
San Diego California Real Estate Outlook 2014 If 2014 is going to be a good year for residential real estate appreciation, the state of California has to turnaround the State economy to provide more employment, better education, lower taxes and much less business regulation Bob Schwartz is a San Diego real estate broker with 30+ years experience. Read more
California Real Estate Outlook 2014
By Bob Schwartz, San Diego, California real estate broker
Although the last two years have seen a nice bounce back recovery in almost all of the California’s real estate markets, the last quarter of 2013 saw a pronounce slow-down in real estate sales. Many believe the sales slowdown to be a direct result of rising interest rates and the resulting increase in home mortgage rates.
For those interested in my Outlook for the San Diego real estate market in 2014, I suggest reading my article published on January 5, 2014, entitled 2014 San Diego Real Estate Market Forecast. Today’s article has more to do with underlying problems in California’s economy and what I see as a possible sure remedy that could turn California back into the ‘Golden State’. Read more
2014 Real Estate Tax
Under the Affordable Care Act, individual tax filers earning more than $200,000 and families earning more than $250,000 pay an extra 3.8% Medicare tax on unearned income, such as investment dividends, rental income and capital gains.
So, if you sold your house in 2012, you paid a maximum 15% federal capital gain tax on profits above $250,000 per individual or $500,000 per couple. Now in 2014, depending on your income level, you may pay as much as 23.8% on gains above that level.
If there was ever a time to consult with your legal and tax advisers, the time is now!
2014 Real Estate Tax
Jamul California Home For Sale
Jamul California (San Diego East County) home for sale. 4Br+fam Rm/2.5Ba – For the location, home size, lot size and condition you would really expect this home to be priced much higher than the current value-range of $639,000 to $678,000! This is the BEST value in the Jamul area! This is country living at it’s finest! Read more
2014 San Diego Real Estate Market Forecast
As we enter 2014 the San Diego housing market is in our traditional slower winter real estate cycle. Normally this.period runs through the beginning of March, and is the annual slowest time for real estate activity After a strong San Diego home appreciation re-bound in 2013, just in the last three months of the year, the San Diego real estate market seems to be experiencing an above average seasonal slowdown.
The good news continues to remain that the available housing market in San Diego and for that matter nationally, has a relatively low level of homes for sale. Read more