From McMansions to Ghost Towns?

There has been much attention drawn lately to the fact that many homeowners are opting to downsize, and new buyers are choosing smaller homes. According to several recent articles, gone are the days of the so called "McMansion." Unfortunately this … [Read more...]

Red Flags of Forgery and Fraud in Real Estate

When you come across a "red flag" on a property--something that tells you there may be something fishy going on-- you need to make certain you understand the meaning before proceeding with a real estate transaction, as it could mean fraud or forgery. … [Read more...]

San Diego December Calendar of Events

Can you believe it's the beginning of December and the start of the holiday season already? Is it just me or did this year fly by very quickly? I hope you and your loved ones have a wonderful holiday season, and a new year filled with joy, good … [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...]

Weekend Getaway: Santa Barbara

If you are looking for a place to get away that is close to home and requires no trips to the airport, Santa Barbara is one of my favorite destinations. Only about a three hour drive from most parts of San Diego county and with some beautiful vistas … [Read more...]

Appliance Rebates Increase for Local Residents

In an effort to encourage water conservation, Carlsbad residents can now take advantage of rebates for the purchase of high-efficiency clothes washers. The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California  (MWD) has recently increased the $100 … [Read more...]

Celebrate Carlsbad Day Is Coming!

It's that time of year again...time for the annual Celebrate Carlsbad Day sponsored by the Carlsbad Educational Foundation. On May 1st the celebration will take place at Legoland from 1:00-9:00 p.m., and admission will only be $15 for the day--that's … [Read more...]

Why Should a Buyer Work with a Realtor?

It used to be that only Realtors had listing sheets, that buyers had no access to any sales information, and that an agent was absolutely needed in order to find and see homes for sale. Long gone are those days. Today’s buyers are … [Read more...]

Spring Home Maintenance Tips

Spring is in the air and there is no better time to spend on beautifying and maintaining your home. From planting to cleaning, clearing to painting, there are lots of easy projects that can help your home maintain it's value for years to come. Here … [Read more...]

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