God Bless America!
Today is Presidents Day. You can like a President or not like a President…they can be from your party or not from your party…you can agree with their agenda and policies or disagree with their agenda and policies. Regardless, the one thing I don’t think anyone can argue, is being President requires leadership, commitment, sacrifice and a tremendous amount of mojo. Here are some inspiring quotes from past presidents which have shaped America. Great stuff from some great leaders that devoted their lives to us and our country.
Happy New Year! Review of 2015: The 10 year Treasury Note Yield started at 2.10% and ended at 1.62%. Home appreciation was up 5% (nationally). Only one small rate hike from the Feds of .25%. Oil prices dropped from around $80/barrel to about $40/barrel
The Real Estate market was a good market this year. Prices took a big jump as early as February. They didn’t jump much after that but prices and sales remained consistent all Spring and Summer. Inventory was down and that helped fuel sales for the properties that did go on the market. Properties that were priced right sold quickly, or had multiple offers. Short sales and foreclosures are not a factor in today's market. Prices are up 25% from the beginning of 2013.
Wow! After 8 years, the Real Estate market is finally showing signs of turning around!
Ridiculously low interest rates, a lack of inventory, and a pent up demand for housing has created the perfect storm.
The winds started picking up last year as more buyers entered the market. Unfortunately due to low comps caused by...
A successful home purchase begins with a review of your goals and aspirations for the future. Let’s make this home complement what’s important to you and become a solid investment. We am committed to guiding you through the exciting aspects of finding the right home, and I want you to be confident that you will be making the best decisions!
Let’s get started!
Let’s get started!
What is a Short Sale?
A short sale happens when a lender agrees to accept less than the amount owed against a home because there is not enough equity to sell and pay for all costs of the sale. Not all lenders will negotiate a short sale and those that do tend to have their “own” set of rules. That is why short sales are unpredictable and are certainly not for the faint of heart.
What does it mean when you see a short sale on the market?
CLEAN! CLEAN! Have the carpet shampooed; wax the floors, wash the walls, windows, blinds, drapes and lighting fixtures. Consider engaging a cleaning service, recognizing that it is a justified moving expense.
KITCHEN AND BATHROOMS
Here's some great links to various resources throughout North San Diego County: