This morning, I took the advice of a very smart man to freeze your credit immediately on (the devil) Equifax, Transunion and Experian. This was done after receiving easy links to do so from Peter Mallouk and his wonderful advisers at Creative Planning. Why should you freeze your credit NOW? Because the execs and minions
Nestled in a tree-shaded historical area of Oceanside is a new listing at 353 Franciscan Way in Oceanside’s Mission Wells. Just a short stroll away one has the opportunity to walk through Oceanside’s Heritage Park and other significant points of historical interest. It’s a quiet Oceanside neighborhood with tree-lined streets and close proximity to
by Roberta Murphy Though we hear rosy real estate reports, the San Diego real estate recovery has proved to be an uneven one, according to a report in this morning’s U-T San Diego. As might be expected, North coastal San Diego County fared the best with Carmel Valley just 3.2% off its former peak price.
by Selena Cowell How does the rise in interest rates impact home affordability in San Diego? Interest rates in San Diego are still historically low, but both the Federal Reserve and Ben Bernanke have pretty much signaled the end to the Bar of Insanely Low Mortgage Rates. The Fed is about to reduce its program
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by Roberta Murphy Insider Trading?* When trying to determine what to offer on a parcel of San Diego real estate, it would sure be helpful to know not the history of prior sales, but accepted prices of pending sales. You see, just about any real estate agent or Zillow or Trulia can give you recorded
by Roberta Murphy The San Diego real estate market is red hot, and we can’t help but wonder if increased mortgage rates might cool things down a bit? That would be great news for investors, but a struggle for some home buyers. It seems the Mortgage Bankers Association, Fannie Mae and our own National Association
My heart goes out to those who struggle over whether to rent or buy in the San Diego real estate market. On one hand, folks fear getting caught in a real estate bubble that destroyed so many in the past few years. Alternatively, renters in San Diego are seeing rental costs soaring, with no let-up
This past March was an incredibly hot market for Downtown San Diego Condo sales. According to our San Diego MLS (Sandicor) ended up with 94 total sales. That is a significant increase in total number of sales compared to the 63 total sales in February 2013. Here’s the March breakdown: 81 sales were regular sales
Distressed San Diego homeowners must have exhaled a collective sigh of relief when they heard that the Mortgage Debt Relief tax provisions had been saved from going over the cliff. Without this save, huge tax burdens could be heaped on already-distressed San Diego homeowners who are working out loan modifications, executing short sales or going through foreclosure.