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...]

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...]

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...]

Keeping the "Real" in Real Estate

With all the technology available to Realtors these days it is easy to get caught up in the tech spiral--Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, mobile apps, texting, e-signatures, videos, blogs, websites...the list is endless. But the result of all this … [Read more...]

New HUD Website for Housing/Economic Data

There is a new HUD website for regional and state-specific information on housing and the economy. The “Regional Economic and Market Analysis Site” contains information compiled from HUD, the Census Bureau, Labor Department, state and … [Read more...]

New Real Estate Laws You Should Understand

Starting January 1, 2011 there will be some new laws effecting buyers, sellers, homeowners and renters, as well as foreclosures. To read the full text of the laws you can go to http:// www.leginfo.ca.gov. Here they are in a nut shell. Short Sale … [Read more...]

Welcome LaMar Real Estate!

Dear Clients, Colleagues and Friends, I am thrilled to announce that I have decided to form my own company, LaMar Real Estate. While leaving Windermere was a difficult decision, I will always value the positive attitudes, support and friendly faces … [Read more...]

Bank of America HALTS Foreclosures Across Country

In a move that came as a surprise to many, Bank of American announced today that it was halting foreclosures nationwide, while it investigates its policies. Within the last few weeks B of A and other lending institutions had made public that they … [Read more...]

Mortgage Help for Military Families

Military families in need of assistance with making mortgage payments just got a boost from the government. Fannie Mae recently announced it will reduce or suspend monthly mortgage payments for up to six months for families whose struggles are … [Read more...]

Congress Approves Extension of Existing Loan Limits

Congress has approved HR 3081, extending existing loan limits through September 30, 2011 for Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and FHA loans. This means that loans will continue to be guaranteed and insurance programs will remain in place which back loans up … [Read more...]

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