Protect Carlsbad Property Values!

If you are a Carlsbad resident you need to be aware of a very important issue that could impact your property values and quality of life for many years to come. There is a proposal to build a new power plant on the existing power plant site on the … [Read more...]

What's New in Carlsbad?

There are a lot of new and exciting things planned for Carlsbad in the coming year. Here is a sample of those that are currently in the planning stages or are new projects. Legoland Expansion:  As if the recently added Sea Life Aquarium was not … [Read more...]

Why NOW Might be the Best Time to Sell

In the last weeks of 2009 there were quite a few conflicting stories on the state of the real estate market, and what we might expect in 2010. Several articles claimed that the bottom of the market was reached, that prices were rising and buyers were … [Read more...]

Are you a Bad Person if you Walk Away from Your Mortgage?

If you "walk away" from your mortgage are you a bad person? The answer is "no," as long as you  have examined all possible options and know the consequences of doing so beforehand. The idea behind walking away is to file paperwork with the lender … [Read more...]

House Flipping is Back in Style

Back in the boom of the early 2000s house flipping was all the rage. People had to put down little money to purchase homes at low prices, fix them up and sell them for profit. Many investors were born during those times. When the market started to … [Read more...]

Qualifying for Loans May Get Harder

If you are in the market to purchase property and are counting on getting an FHA-insured loan, you may want to act quickly. First, a quick explanation: the FHA, or Federal Housing Administration, is not a lender, but instead insures loans that are … [Read more...]

October Home Sales

Home sales in North San Diego in October seem to be improving, despite problems with the lending industry. Sales of both attached and detached homes in North County decreased 1.33% in October from September. Here are the October statistics, according … [Read more...]

What Makes a Stellar Agent?

I wanted to blog on this topic because I was in the middle of a chat session on another site where a question was asked of realtors. The question was, "Why is there such a negative attitude toward real estate agents?" You can imagine the slew of … [Read more...]

It's Official!! Buyer Tax Credit Extended and Expanded

It's official...President Obama signed the buyer tax credit extension/expansion today. Now ALL homebuyers meeting the qualifications will be able to reap the benefits of tax credits upon purchase of their next home. To see the requirements read my … [Read more...]

Deed For Lease Program To Help Struggling Homeowners

The newest program in the Federal arsenal to help homeowners who are facing foreclosure is called the Deed for Lease program. Created by Fannie Mae, this program will allow homeowners to essentially become tenants in their homes for 12 month periods … [Read more...]

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