April 2010

There are 13 blog entries for April 2010.

Yes, your San Diego Home Finder speaks perfect Spanish.  There, I'm glad that is public now.  I just about kicked myself a moment ago when I realized that I have made no mention of this gift anywhere on the site.  Si busca casas en San Diegoeste es el lugar para encontrar las.

See, I was born in Mexico City.  While I only lived there until I was two years old, Spanish was always the primary language in my household and at all family events.  Still is to this day.  Me encanta trabajar con casas de venta en San Diego.  Es la mejor vida y estoy aqui para ayudar los a ustedes encontrar casas en San Diego.

Precione aqui para Casas De Venta En San Diego

If anybody is looking to buy a home in San Diego County and prefers to work with a Spanish speaker,

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The time has finally arrived. The over analyzed, highly regarded, disdained, loved, hated, debated $8000 federal first time home buyer tax credit is coming to an end in three days.

Supporters of the tax credit point to the increase in home sales during the time the tax credit has been in place.

I tend to think that the tax credit did not create buyers, but just rushed them. I am a great example of this. I am getting married in August and was bound to buy a home anyway. The tax credit had the effect on me of rushing me to make sure I buy now instead of then so that I can take advantage of the tax credit. I mean, if you are bound to buy anyway then why not get the credit.

In my opinion, anybody that purchased real estate for an $8,000 federal first

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Some people don't realize that Chula Vista has some very pricey real estate that can hold its own against many other parts of the county.  This post will be updated each day and will always display the top 10 most expensive homes in Chula Vista that are currently on the market.

You can Also Search All Chula Vista Homes For Sale by clicking this link.

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Building a custom home can be one of the most rewarding experiences of your life, but it is important that you follow certain proven principals.  San Diego custom homes are distinctive and best of all, one of a kind.  They  are especially unique because unlike other regions, most of the homes in our county are track homes.  That makes San Diego custom homes really stand out from the crowd.

The best part of building a custom homes is that it becomes a reflection of yourself.  It is your opportunity to be an artist and create something in your vision.  It is something that you will use every day, it will shelter you, and you will create memories.  These are only a few of the reasons why building your own custom home can be so rewarding.

Having said

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Carlsbad real estate prices can reach higher price points than many people realize.  Carlsbad boasts some amazing oceanfront real estate along our San Diego County coastline.  The list below is updated every night with the most expensive Carlsbad homes on the market.

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The Home Path incentive ends on May 1st.  Only homes that close escrow before May 1st are eligible for the closing cost assistance and appliance incentive for Fannie Mae homes.  Let this serve as your reminder that if you are looking to purchase a bank owned Home Path home you need to rush.

More importantly you need to make sure to contact a Home Path approved lender.  This really is a great opportunity that I hope many of you took advantage of.

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How is the market?  That must be the number one question I get as soon as anyone finds out that I am in real estate.  The follow up question usually is, "do you feel that it's recovering?"

Now while I understand why people would ask this question, I do find it rather humorous.  Why?  I find it humorous because they do not ask, how is the market in Rancho Santa Fe?  Or, how is the market in Chula Vista? Or even how is the low end doing or the high end?  Nope.  Just a simple, "how's the market."

I can't answer that question without knowing what part of town you are talking about and at what price point.   Also, from whose perspective?

Ask a seller in Chula Vista  and you will be staring into the eyes of a person that has most likely just lost their

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Short sales can be frustrating for buyers due to the amount of time it takes to buy a short sale and the uncertainty involved.  However, there are things that your agent can do for you to help you focus on short sales with a high probability of responding and closing quickly.

The trick is to have your agent filter MLS search results to show only homes that have short sale approval, which in San Diego is easily done.  Not sure about other areas.  Usually, if I have a client that wants to find a property that they can purchase quickly I add the sales restrictions field to my search and filter so only homes that have short sale approval, REO's, and no restrictions will show up in my results.   This yields properties that can move quickly.

So if your

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One of the growing frustrations among new clients that I meet is that they want to purchase a San Diegoshort sale or REO but the banks seem to favor other people's offers. Unfortunately, nine times out of ten I find that these short sale buyers are receiving misguided, or sometimes unguided, advice from their real estate agent. In this post I will share the advice I give my San Diego short sale and REO buyers on how to structure a their offer.

Initial Deposit

If financially possible for you, make the opening deposit equal to 3% of the purchase price. The banks will take your offer much more seriously this way because 3% has become a de facto industry standard.

The reason behind this number is that it matches the maximum liability allowed to a buyer

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You can reference this post any time you like to view La Jolla's most expensive luxury homes on the market at any given point.  The list is automatically updated daily so it works as a resource that ou can revisit over and over.  La Jolla luxury homes are among the most sought after anywhere in the world. They offer the type of ocean views that will leave your jaw dropped wide open in disbelief.  Want proof?  Just see below. 

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