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28
Jul

Popular San Diego Real Estate Site

Popular San Diego Real Estate Site

In June 2017 this site had over 25,000 unique visitors!

Popular San Diego Real Estate Site

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 »

27
Jul

Real Estate Agent Ransomware

Real Estate Agent Ransomware

California real estate - New California Real Estate Tax - Real Estate Agent RansomwareJust today I saw study go by by Google estimating that Ransomware has ripped off people to the tune of  over $25 million in just the last two years!

Well, just this year, I’ve noticed a lot more phony emails directed to my real estate email account that I’m assuming our rent somewhere. It would seem to me that thieves are definitely targeting realtors here in the United States and perhaps most other high profile professionals as well. you and you

Sure, I get plenty of spam type general emails trying to get me to click through to a specific site or download a specific file. But, this year I’ve noticed a lot more of these types of are youin you and suspicious email directed toward my real estate email account and in a number of cases having specific messages involving real estate subjects. I have added some examples  of these emails at the bottom of this  post.

Now, I should state that the objective of Ransomware is to get the innocent computer users to become victims by clicking on emails that have infected email attachments or to direct you to sites that will infect your computer. Perhaps, I should state the obvious here, and that’s the fact that Ransomware will lock up your computer and you will be unable to access any files without paying the crooks for them to send you an unlock code. But, even paying them may not ensure that you will get your data back. Read more »

25
Jul

Canadian housing bubble?

Canadian housing bubble – a reflection of the Southern California housing market?

Could the fast home appreciation occurring in Canada be a mirror reflection of our own Southern California real estate market?

Canada is experiencing a huge real estate boom over the past two decades. When I say boom…I just mean the value of someone’s house goes up a lot. This is great for current homeowners, but this is terrible for new home-buyers who now have to take out a much larger mortgage to get their first house.

Why is this a problem? Why is it bad for someone’s house to appreciate rapidly in value for decades? This is bad because it eventually gets to a point where the price of a house is beyond any accurate or rational reflection of its actual worth. A house with a value of $1,000,000…may in reality only is worth a couple hundred thousand. Read more »

23
Jul

California housing crisis

California housing crisis 2017

My personal view and opinion on the crisis in California housing.

Personally, just to keep things pretty simple it’s a well-known fact that here in San Diego County, a huge percentage of the new homes building cost (I believe in the 40% range) is comprised of city and state building and construction fees. So, why do we need a special councils always investigating our problem when it’s quite obvious that our own city and state have created most of these problems by their onerous imposition of government fees. Read more »

18
Jul

San Diego Real Estate Market Observations

San Diego Real Estate Market Observations

In this video I give my observations and opinions on the San Diego real estate market in mid-July 2017. actually, these are just my personal opinions so before acting on any of the information  here I would advise talking with your accountant and financial advisor prior to making any real estate contractual commitments.

Well, with that said, I can say one thing for certain. That is this market does not look anything like the top of our San Diego real estate market did in the summer of 2005.

Driving the real estate frenzy that ended in the summer of 2005 was the ease of getting mortgages without stringent qualifications. in today’s San Diego real estate market home buyers really have to qualify to handle the mortgage payments. What’s really driving our current San Diego home price appreciation is the basic economic principle of supply and demand. Read more »

17
Jul

San Diego Residential Real Estate Market

San Diego Residential Real Estate Market

2017 San Diego real estate market forecastSan Diego County Residential Real Estate Market Analysis: 2nd 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.

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 »

4
Jul

Happy 4th of July

Happy 4th of July

Hapopy 4rh of July

Happy 4th of July

3
Jul

San Diego Home Price Gains

San Diego Home Price Gains

San Diego townhome for saleThe latest Dow Jones case Shiller report shows that home prices on average are up for five straight months in a row.

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.

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30
Jun

San Diego Home Rental

3BR+Fam.Rm/2.5BA Townhouse – San Diego

San Diego Home Rental – San Diego Townhome for rent

San Diego townhomes for sale

3431 Mission Mesa Way, San Diego, CA 92120

 

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26
Jun

Curb Appeal – Home Sales

Curb Appeal – Home Sales

Curb appeal is attractiveness of the exterior of a residential or commercial property, as viewed from the street.

Curb Appeal - Home SalesFrom Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

Curb appeal can be accomplished by any number of methods including the installation of exterior decorations, re-painting, extensive attention to the landscaping. Several television programs have been created to explore ways for homeowners and building contractors to increase the curb appeal of their properties for a more profitable sale.

Curb Appeal – Home Sales

 

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