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San Diego Real Estate Visits

San Diego Real Estate Visits

Over 22,500 unique visitors to this site last month (January 2018)!

Personally I believe this is one of the top residential San Diego real estate websites for unique traffic! Our site: is 20 years old! Most website insiders acknowledge that the age of a site, makes a huge difference in search engine rankings. Naturally, the higher your search engine rankings, the more traffic to your site.

San Diego real estate Let’s take a look how generates unique monthly traffic when compared to other San Diego well aged residential real estate sites:

First, we’ll take a look at a La Jolla real estate site that is approximately 12 years old: Read more »


San Diego Real Estate Traffic

San Diego Real Estate Traffic

The real secret in marketing (website marketing) is driving unique targeted traffic to your website.

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Sure, you can have a great looking website with terrific graphics, color-coordinated, a motion background and decent content. But, unless your content generates a huge amount of targeted traffic, your not achieving the true potential that the Internet offers.

The best gauge for any websites authority and marketing potential is its unique monthly visitors! Keep in mind the unique visit is counted as just one visit from a URL, whether it’s a website or mobile device, in a 24 hour period.

In November 2017, had over 20,300 unique visitors! Keep in mind, that in large metropolitan areas where real estate is very competitive, it takes hundreds of thousands of unique visitors to a real estate website to convert one, into a legitimate real estate buyer or seller! Nov traffic Nov traffic

 San Diego real estate website traffic comparison:

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California Homeowners Bad News

California Homeowners

California homeownersSenate-Passed Tax Legislation Bad News for Homeowners

Yesterday morning, the U.S. Senate, by a vote of 51-49, passed legislation that would change the face of homeownership in this country for decades to come. The House passed its own version of tax reform Nov. 16,2017.

A last-minute change to the Senate version would make up to $10,000 in property taxes deductible for the small number of homeowners who would still be itemizing. Previously, the Senate version had eliminated the property tax deduction entirely. The change aligns with the property tax cap set in the House bill. One difference between the two bills is that the Senate version retains the deductibility of mortgage interest payments on up to $1 million of indebtedness; the House version caps indebtedness at $500,000 (again, for the small minority still itemizing).

Now, members of the Senate and the House must meet to agree on a final bill. It’s not too late to make your voice heard.

Join us in telling your members of Congress that incentives for homeownership and the capital gains tax exclusion on the sale of a home MUST be protected. Read more »


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 »


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.

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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 »


San Diego Housing Market Analysis 4th Quarter 2016

San Diego Housing Market Analysis

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

©2016 By Mark A. Melikian California Certified Residential Appraiser 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.

San Diego Housing 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. In 2016, the total number of units sold for the year was 36,236, up from 35,232 sales in 2015 (see Figure 1).


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Market Overview: The monthly absorption rate (number of units sold in a given month) will mirror the trend we see in the number of sold listings. The peak monthly absorption rate occurred in 2003 with 3,562 units selling per month. In 2008, the monthly absorption rate decreased to a low of 1,998 units. The 2016 monthly absorption rate was 3,020 units, up from 2,936 units in 2015 (see Figure 2). Read more »


Real Estate Halloween

Real Estate Halloween

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Halloween Airedale Terrier


here in California many people who get involved in a real estate transaction sometimes feel it’s very scary because of the myriad of  paperwork that both the state and federal government require. So, as a fair warning if you haven’t sold or purchased a property yet in California, be prepared to be a little scared when you are confronted with what seems like an endless flow of required forms and disclosures.

If you have an experienced and knowledgeable real estate professional to assist you you won’t have any less paperwork but you will have an understanding of not only what you are signing, but insight into each forms intended purpose.yes, if you don’t want to feel scared or end up with a frightful outcome to your real estate transaction, it’s always best to have a seasoned real estate professional representing your interests. With that said,  unfortunately even a real estate professional, can take the fright out of the hollowing season!
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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 »


San Diego Real Estate Website Traffic

San Diego Real Estate Website Traffic – July 2016

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Shown below is our unique monthly visitor count. What this means is that a person visiting our site is counted one time based on their unique IP address of their computer. So, even if they go back later in the day and visit a number of times more, it would still only be counted as one visit within a 24-hour period. Read more »


San Diego Real Estate Traffic

San Diego Real Estate Traffic

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Unique real estate website traffic

Below is a graph showing our unique traffic to for the first four months of 2016 this site has been able to generate over 25,340 unique visitors per month!

I should explain here, that unique traffic to a website is totally different than website hits. Actually, website hits is just a measuring how many different graphics are loaded onto pages when they are accessed. Another words, if someone visits your homepage and you have one 23 graphic elements on that page, this will count as 23 hits.

Now, looking at unique visits one person visiting your site will only be counted once from the same computer or mobile device in a 24 hour period. So again in our example, one visit here will show up as one unique visit and even if that same person was to go back to the site three or four more times during the next 24 hour period it would not count again toward unique visits. Now, I should say that’s assuming that they use the same mobile device or the same computer to access the site. Because the website counts the unique IP address on each one of these devices and more than one visit in a 24 hour period from the same IP address will be ignored.

So, you can see that looking at unique website visits is really the best gauge for popularity of a website. Read more »