What in the World are "Mello-Roos?"

Mello-Roos taxes are common in many areas of California, so if you are buying a home that is newer you should know what they are. Many people do not understand the purpose behind them, or why they have to pay them; in fact, it is a question many … [Read more...]

Buyers and Sellers: Are You in Danger?

If you are a buyer or seller of real estate you are probably aware that the possibility exists you and the other party could be represented by the same agent/brokerage (also known as dual agency). You sign forms to this effect when you make an offer … [Read more...]

San Diego Voted Best Area for Long-Term Real Estate

Despite the housing crisis, San Diego was recently named one of the best areas in the nation for long-term real estate. Specifically mentioned were the Carlsbad and San Marcos areas of North County. San Diego, Carlsbad and San Marcos were placed … [Read more...]

Facebook vs. Twitter for Real Estate

Lately there has been a lot of discussion on which is "better" for Realtors and those involved with real estate: Facebook or Twitter? Many blogs and articles have voted Facebook as the more significant choice of the two. I submit that it is worth … [Read more...]

California Drivers Beware: New Laws Could Cost You

If you are a driver in California you need to be aware of the new laws that just went into effect January 1. The Los Angeles Times recently published an article on the fee increases for traffic violations, sighting the need for the state to collect … [Read more...]

Do You Know How to Negotiate in Real Estate?

Negotiating is one of the toughest skills to learn, yet it is imperative if you are representing buyers or sellers in a real estate transaction. To learn more read my latest blog at RAW (Real Estate and Women)...a great site for which I am proud to … [Read more...]

Professionalism in Real Estate: Back in Style

Actually, it never went out of style, but judging from the behavior of some professionals in the real estate industry you wouldn't know that. To be fair, this can be said of any industry-there are always those who slack off, try to get more done in … [Read more...]

Is Blogging a Part of Your Business Plan in 2011?

Whether you are a Realtor or work in another industry, if you have not considered blogging as part of your business plan for 2011 you may want to think again. If you are a buyer or seller of real estate make sure your agent is active in the … [Read more...]

What Is Really Going to Happen to the Housing Market in 2011?

If you are confused by all the predictions about what is going to happen to the real estate market this year, I can help you get a better understanding. It is not as complicated as  it may seem! Watch this short video and let me know what you … [Read more...]

What's Going on in Carlsbad?

There is a LOT happening in Carlsbad, so whether you have a New Years resolution to be fit, spend more time outdoors or be more social, our beautiful city has you covered. Trail Volunteer Event: Help preserve Lake Calavera by joining others on … [Read more...]

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