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20
Oct

San Diego County Residential Real Estate Market Analysis

San Diego County Residential Real Estate Market Analysis: 3rd Quarter 2016

San Diego home prices - San Diego County Residential Real Estate Market Analysis

©2016 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 between January 1, 2016 and September 30, 2016. 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 »

4
Oct

San Diego Housing Traffic

San Diego Housing Traffic

The chart below shows the unique traffic to www.brokerforyou.com for September 2016.

Yes, in September brokerforyou.com generated over 25,400 unique visitors!

San Diego Housing Traffic

Many times various website owners quote traffic by saying how many hits their website generated in a month. if you look to the right column on this chart it does show the monthly hits and for September that was over 141,300. But, the reason I don’t quote that is because many hits could be generated by just one visitor. I’m not going to get into how hits are calculated here, except to say that anyone who is promoting their site  by saying how many hits it receives is really being misleading or very naïve.

The best way, to determine real visitors is by unique visitors, where one  unique IP address is counted in a 24-hour period. Read more »

15
Sep

San Diego County Realtor Expo 2016

San Diego County Realtor Expo 2016

9-13-16 at the San Diego convention Center.

I understand that a lot of the attendees could have been at various talks but, the main exhibit hall did not seem as crowded as in the past.

Plus, if you look at the video you’ll see there’s a huge amount of vendor exhibit tables unoccupied. Also, there seemed like there was plenty of additional space to add many more exhibitors.

Obviously, I don’t know how the numbers worked out for the Association or for the exhibitors that were there. But a day after the show I did call one of the exhibitors and asked for his impressions of the traffic this year. He said compared to 2015 the traffic seemed to be a lot less this year. Read more »

11
Sep

We Will Never Forget!

In Memoriam – Remembering September 11, 2001

A look back 15 years ago!

“A great void will forever remain in the New York skyline as well in the hearts of millions of Americans”

7
Sep

San Diego Home for Sale

San Diego Home for Sale

Large (apx 1,950′) 3Br/2.5Ba +Fam Rm. Just reduced by $5,000!

Value Ranged priced at $440,000 to $460,000!

3430 Mission Mesa Way, San Diego, 92120. This is a large (1,950′) Spanish-style townhome. It has three bedrooms 2 1/2 baths, a family room, library area and an attached two car direct access garage. Read more »

5
Sep

Income Diversify Neighborhoods

Income Diversify Neighborhoods

Real Estate Push to Diversify Neighborhoods

The Making Money panel weighs in on President Obama’s proposed housing plan to diversify wealthy neighborhoods.
Watch Charles Payne talk about Economics, Government, Regulation, and White House on Making Money With Cpayne.

Sounds like a great idea. Start with the following: Malibu, Beverly Hills, Chappaqua, NY (where Hillary lives), the Hamptons and Martha’s Vineyard where O’Bummer vacations. Read more »

31
Aug

Pending Home Sales Record

Pending Home Sales Record

San Diego home prices - Pending Home Sales Record

The National Association of Realtors just reported today, that pending home sales for July hit their second highest level in a decade!

The Associations pending home sales index increased 1.3% in July.  This level for the index puts it at 1.4% above year-ago levels and the second-strongest index reading since April!

The above index levels were based on a national basis, here in the West, the National Association of Realtors pending home sales Index reached the highest level in July it’s seen for the last three years! Read more »

29
Aug

Invest in Your Home

Invest in Your Home

This survey shows that the majority of women understand that in order to have a comfortable retirement they have to invest. Well, what better first investment can there be than owning your own home versus renting a similar size property?

Here in San Diego, depending on your financial situation it has usually been far better to own your first home, or if you want to look at it another way, to invest in your first home, then to rent a similar size property.

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In the last few years, here in San Diego leasing real estate prices especially for starter homes and condominiums really increase. Also, we have seen rents in San Diego jumped way up because of a shortage of supply. Read more »

24
Aug

San Diego Townhome for sale

San Diego Townhome for sale

The 5,700 acre mission trails regional Park wraps around this large three bedroom 2 1/2 bath with family room and library area townhome for sale

3430 Mission Mesa Way, San Diego, 92120. This is a large (1,950′) Spanish-style townhome. It has three bedrooms 2 1/2 baths, a family room, library area and an attached two car direct access garage. Read more »

22
Aug

La Jolla California – Ho Chi Minh Trail

La Jolla California – Ho Chi Minh Trail

The trail startup in the La Jolla Farms area. This is an area of multimillion-dollar homes and is usually plenty of on-street parking. Keep in mind that the entrance is not well marked and if you think you miss it.


Personally, this trail is a pretty easy trail though you should have proper footwear because it is a lot of loose material on the trail that can make it easy to slip. If you’re not really confident enough to go across the plank is an easy trail right around. Read more »