Beware of pricing your home too high. You could end up being the unfortunate high bidder for your own home. I wrote about this several years ago, and am long overdue in writing about it again. Let me explain…. The purchase and sale of real estate is always a bidding game–or an auction, if you
Expired Listings: Big Nuisance in Carlsbad Real Estate by Roberta Murphy Because both our business and cell phone numbers are out there, we are harassed daily by telemarketers. Over the last few years, we have personally experienced the annoying hell homeowners with expired listings endure via agent phone calls that often start before 7 a.m. To save our clients,
Carlsbad Expensive Homes: Beaches and La Costa Villages priced at and above #1 million. Real estate in San Diego has become expensive–but I decided to check out the most Carlsbad expensive homes because the terrain is so varied. To the west are expansive sandy beaches and inland are golf courses, hillside estates and condos, and the newer and
We are concerned about Safety First in all San Diego homes for sale, but this article focuses on special safety concerns for clients who list their homes with us. Potential buyers (always accompanied by carded Realtor with appointment) will be coming through their homes and because they are “strangers” we advise caution. We’ve always been the
by Roberta Murphy — A new batch of real estate lawsuits are aready starting to brew. I attended a seminar last week where it was revealed that 30 percent of all San Diego real estate sales occur outside the MLS (Multiple Listing Service). And it’s happening all over California. This is not a rise in For
by Roberta Murphy Pssst…Have you heard the latest real estate buzz in San Diego? How about pocket listings in Carlsbad, Encinitas, La Costa or Rancho Santa Fe? I wrote about this subject a few years ago on another forum and raised the ire of a few agents along with the interest (and agreement) of others.
San Diego Homes Selling Like Hotcakes–and Optimism for 2013 Ask almost any Realtor in San Diego about the real estate market here and you’ll hear the same complaint: NOT ENOUGH INVENTORY! NOT ENOUGH HOMES FOR SALE IN 2013! Homeowners who were teetering on the edge of negative and positive equity will likely get bumped into
Bidding Wars for San Diego Homes? Advising buyers to take objective and athletic stance.
I just don’t know why the media isn’t headlining this issue week after week and coast to coast. The loss of this federal protection will certainly impact distressed homeowners in San Diego: The Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act expires December 31, 2012 This means that homeowners who delay until after 2012 to complete short sales
by Rachel Hallendy What is Best for Home Sellers: Short Sale, Foreclosure or Deed in Lieu? These are tough San Diego Real Estate Choices. During the real estate “Bubble Years” from the late 1990’s to 2007, many people bought homes in San Diego using 100 percent financing, exaggerated income on loan applications, and high hopes for