Move Over Google…There's a New Player in Town

Google has been the top search engine for a long time, but may not be so for long. Qwiki has made it's debut, and while still in it's beta phase it promises to change the way we search for information. Qwiki is an interactive platform, which means … [Read more...]

Why You Should Hold Title in Trust

Creating  a trust could be of the smartest decisions you ever make, in most cases. If you are a homeowner or buyer, or plan to buy, you should consider the benefits of a trust. It is easy to have one created and can prevent problems down the road. … [Read more...]

Carlsbad to Receive New Oceanfront Resort

Last week the city of Carlsbad and developers of Carlsbad's first oceanfront resort celebrated with a ground-breaking ceremony. Perched on a bluff atop beautiful Ponto Beach, the $75 million Hilton Carlsbad Oceanfront Resort and Spa is scheduled to … [Read more...]

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...]

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