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By Dusty Brazil, Realtor specializing in North County & Coastal SD
(Pacific Sotheby's International Realty- Serving all of San Diego County & South Orange County)
Carmel Valley Real Estate: Homes for sale in Sorrento Valley, Del Mar Heights, Carmel Valley, San Diego CA Looking for Homes around Del Mar, Solana Beach, La Jolla, Mira Mesa, and Poway? Real Estate around Carmel Valley in San Diego consists of some of the best  and newest neighborhoods including single family homes, condos and townhomes for sale. If you are a commuter to the Sorrento Valley area, Del Mar Heights and Carmel Valley is a great place to purchase real estate. These communities are surrounded by some of the most expensive real estate in San Diego County, including areas such as Rancho Santa Fe, Santaluz and La Jolla.  If you are just browsing homes in these areas, START YOUR SAN DIEGO REAL ESTATE SEARCH HERE.       If you are seeking real estate in one of the areas above, su...
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By Dusty Brazil, Realtor specializing in North County & Coastal SD
(Pacific Sotheby's International Realty- Serving all of San Diego County & South Orange County)
Condos and Lofts in Downtown San Diego: Gaslamp, Marina, Little Italy, Columbia, Ballpark, Cortez Hill, Horton Plaza Looking for Condos, Lofts, Penthouses and Homes in the Downtown San Diego area? Just browsing San Diego Real Estate? Not Familiar with how much a condo or home would run you in the Downtown San Diego Area? Start Your San Diego Real Estate Search Here.           If you are looking for specific communities and neighborhoods such as:Gaslamp, Marina, Little Italy, Columbia, Ballpark, Cortez Hill, Horton Plaza, you can access these listings by choosing from the list alphabetically below.           Refine your SearchSelect a subdivision in SAN DIEGO, CAA B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X YView  all Condos, Lofts and Penthouses  for sale in the Gaslamp QuarterGAS LAM...
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By Mike and Dawn Lewis, The Lewis Team at Keller Williams in San Diego CA
(The Lewis Team at Keller Williams)
San Diego Short Sale ExpertWe are the San Diego Short Sale Experts. When you need to find out about short selling a San Diego home we're the ones to call. We have helped countless San Diego homeowners short sell their homes and get them out of a tough, stressful situation. Banks and lenders have more than ever been willing to accept short sale offers rather then foreclose on homes in San Diego. Since we are experts in the San Diego Short Sale Market we can help you work with your mortgage holder to see if this is a good option for you and your family.More at .. Dawn Sells San DiegoIf you need to find out more about short sales and what your options are we can answer all of your questions and the call and meeting are confidential. Knowing what your options are puts all of the information...
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The California Association of Realtors short sale addendum poses some interesting questions for San Diego Realtors and California Realtors.I thought I might address a few of those issues in a series of real estate posts.Today we will discuss the first line.   While this may seem elementary - I thought I should review it anyway.    Interestingly - the very first check box poses some issues. I have seen Realtors deal with the checkbox in an inconsistent manner. Is the California Association of Realtors "short sale addendum"  and addendum to the California Residential Purchase Agreement - a Counter offer - or other.It would seem clear that if the buyer includes the addendum his broker should check the "California Purchase and Sale Agreement" box.    I have seen counters which still checked...
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By Alex Aguilar
(Team Aguilar Real Estate)
Short Sale Real Estate Services in San DiegoWe offer real estate short sale services in San Diego County. We have years of experience dealing with banks and know how to get a real estate short sale completed. It can be a very difficult process and sometimes make you feel like you are pulling your hair out the get some of thee deals done but it can be very rewarding to help someone eliminate their biggest monthly expense and walk away not having a foreclosure on their credit. We offer real estate short sale services in these city's below and just about any other city in San Diego County. Please feel free to visit our online short sale forum section to get answers to any of your short sale questions.Alpine Bonita Bonsall Borrego Springs Boulevard Cardiff By The Sea Carmel Valley Carlsbad ...
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By Alex Aguilar
(Team Aguilar Real Estate)
San Diego is experiencing a large rise in real estate short sales. A short sale is when the home is sold for less then what the balance of the mortgage is. Typically short sales do not become popular unless you are in a declining real estate market. For the past few years real estate short sales were never common because homes were experiencing large gains in value and the owner was always able to sell the home for more then what they owed against it. Now that the real estate market is leveling off the short sale is starting to increase in popularity. The common problem that a homeowner needs to be aware of is the scams that become popular whenever a homeowner is in a desperate situation and needs to sell their home. Short Sale Scams, Foreclosure Scams are always increasing in popularit...
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By Tim Holsten, Holsten Team
(Sea Coast Exclusive Properties | Holsten Team )
This article can also be viewed at http://www.discoversd.com/mag/sd-real-estate/356.htmlFind Your Dream San Diego Home in a Down MarketPublished : 01/21/2008 by Tim HolstenWhat if you could find your dream San Diego home in a down real estate market?  I'm going to withhold the answer to this tough question until the very end of my comments. Imagine you are driving around one Sunday afternoon just after leaving your favorite lunch restaurant in your San Diego neighborhood when you stop in at an Open House you saw on my Encinitas real estate website. You are in awe as you tour the home because it meets every item on the 'dream home checklist' that you have dreamt of, but never thought you could afford. Next, you do what any reasonable person would do and ask what the price is. You ask the...
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By Alex Aguilar
(Team Aguilar Real Estate)
Park terrace Condos in Downtown San Diego competing with the neighbor across the street ICON! Both condominium projects have told me they have sold 75% of their units as of the date of this article. If there were 2 projects in the Downtown area of San Diego that I find to be very attractive and good buys it would be these 2 projects. When you take into consideration the HOA fee is fairly reasonable compared to other projects it makes these 2 buildings much more attractive. Both projects are very unique in their own individual way and depending on your style and needs you may find one project better then the other. If you are looking to purchase a nice condo in the ballpark district of Downtown San Diego then these 2 buildings need to be something you take into consideration. They are ri...
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By Alex Aguilar
(Team Aguilar Real Estate)
This may not be the best market and we may be headed for a recession but do we really need the media to help? Every where I turn and everything I read about is that we are heading towards one of the biggest economic declines we have ever experienced. I really feel like the media is scaring everyone into a recession. I can't turn on the TV or Newspaper and read anything positive about the market. Why can't the report about how this market is creating opportunities for 1st time home buyers that weren't able to afford a home in the previous market? I am working with more 1sttime home buyers in the San Diego area then I have ever worked with in the past and it's been very satisfying to help these family's buy their first home that they wouldn't be able to afford a couple years ago. How come...
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By Roberta Murphy, Carlsbad Real Estate and Homes
(San Diego Previews Real Estate)
We have no shortage of buyers in our San Diego real estate market. Most are just sitting on the sidelines waiting for what feels like a market bottom. It is a scenario that is probably duplicated in real estate markets throughout the country. Through a period of trial and error, we have learned to attract serious and qualified buyers utilizing value range marketing, with very enticing bottom pricing. Utilizing value range pricing, we establish a price range which will be acceptable to the seller. Here are three recent and successful examples: Case I: We listed an older 1900 square foot home in San Diego’s Clairemont Mesa. The home was clean and vacant, but in dire need of updating. Other unsold homes in the neighborhood were priced in the mid $500’s to low $600’s. Our seller was motiva...
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By Fred Siegel
(Freds San Diego Hauling Service)
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By Alex Aguilar
(Team Aguilar Real Estate)
Is anyone seeing rents come as a result of foreclosures being on the rise? Compared to some of the other markets in the country it seems like rents in San Diego are holding strong.I read an article today on Realtor.org that said many markets in the country were experiencing reductions in Rents as a result of the rise in foreclosures. Realtor.org said that Wichita, Kan.: $470 was the cheapest place to pay rent in the country. It may not be the best place to live but wow, I wish rents were closer to that here in San Diego!I think the article was interesting and worth reading. The foreclosure meltdown can really affect everything in our economy from the hard working middle class to the Angelo Mozilo's who will get a severance package of about $115 Million!
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By Alex Aguilar
(Team Aguilar Real Estate)
Realtors seem to not know how to return a voice mail. I can't tell you how many times I have left a voice mail for a Realtor here in San Diego and 3 days later I still don't have a phone call back. Do you really not have 5 min to return a phone call? And don't tell me how busy you are and how many voice mails you get every day. I am not calling you because I want to ask you the color of the carpet in the crappy looking apartment you have for sale that you were to lazy to take more then 1 photo of. I am calling you because I want to make a deal, ask you how motivated your seller is, what kind of activity you have had on this unit and see if I should even take the time to show your real estate listing. This is what we do, we negotiate and that means getting on the phone and making deals h...
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By Alex Aguilar
(Team Aguilar Real Estate)
Often when we close a real estate deal we provide the new buyer with a gift certificate to have their new home re-keyed. I want to stress the importance of having your new home re-keyed because you don't know who the previous home owner may have given keys to. For all of our re-keys in San Diego County we use Leading Locksmith. Greg Morgan owns and operates Leading Locksmith. They are a mobile locksmith company in San Diego which is nice that they will come to you. In addition we sell a lot of bank owned property. We always suggest to the new buyer the importance of having their new home re-keyed because bank owned property is often re-keyed with a key code that the bank uses on all of their bank owed property. Some of these banks may have thousands of homes and that means you have thou...
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By Isaac Bensussen
(Pacific Coast Real Estate Group)
Two months ago a friend of my wife and I called us to ask for our help. She knows that we have been selling Real Estate for 31 years, and have a vast experience in many areas of our profession. She confessed to us that she was in arrears with Countrywide Mortgage, and had fallen behind on two payments. She wanted to explore the possibilities of a short sale. Like millions of people, her duplex was worth less than the amount she owed. She did not know what to do and needed our advise. I made an appointment with her at her duplex,  to see the condition of the property. The front unit was in very bad shape. A non-permitted studio was also in bad shape. The small home in the back, where she lived with her three children was very nice. She had given me the address previously , so I came prep...
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CorpusTV.com Headline NewsThe Truth!The Real Estate Market Sucks Right Now!Editorial OpinionJanuary 12, 2008. Corpus Christi - Padre Island RE/MAX REALTOR Mr. C. KIM McGuireThe local real estate market as well as the national market as reported in internet newswires and daily and evening TV news sucks right now. Excuse the slang, but that's the BLUNT truth about the market. For those sad, the hurt, the frightened, and those hiding behind the cloak, wake up and just admit it. The real estate market by all accounts sucks right now as compared to two years and beyond ago! If you can't admit, then go to a A-B-C class and learn to Open Your Eyes, Take a Deep Breath, and Say Out Loud as possible... "The Real Estate Market Sucks Right Now!" See how good that will feel to let it all Out!Yes, th...
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By Alex Aguilar
(Team Aguilar Real Estate)
Santaluz is a newer community in San Diego that neighbors Rancho Santa Fe. I live in the Verrazano community in the Santaluz area and would definitely recommend this area to anyone looking to go north of the city. You are in the Poway school district which is one of the best school districts in San Diego County and you are only a 10 minute drive from the ocean. Santaluz is conveniently located off of the 56 freeway which makes it easy to get to many parts of San Diego.  Most of the homes in this area are only 4-5 years old and are on good size lots that give you much more space then some of your surrounding community's. There is no question that Rancho Santa Fe is one of the premier community's in San Diego but anyone looking to get the most bang for their buck and purchase a home in an...
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By Dusty Brazil, Poway Realtor, Poway Real Estate Agent
(Find Poway Real Estate, Homes, Foreclosures, Bank Owned REO)
Santaluz Real Estate and Homes for sale: Elite Living in North San Diego CAHelpful Santaluz Links: http://www.santaluz.com/  Have you ever wondered if you could afford to live in Rancho Santa fe in San Diego? Well, Santaluz Real Estate in San Diego might be what you are looking for. Homes in Santaluz are very expensive in relation to the surrounding areas that are minutes away from nearby communities like Carmel Valley, Miramesa, Rancho Penasquitos, Del Mar, Poway, Scripps Ranch, Carmel Mountain Ranch and Sabre Springs that all run along Route 56 freeway. Santaluz Single family homes start at about a million if you are lucky, and go up to almost $8million!! Currently there are a few below a million; see these low-end Santaluz properties for sale here. There are also a few condos for sal...
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By Alex Aguilar
(Team Aguilar Real Estate)
The Mira Mesa Condo market is really struggling with the high number of foreclosures for sale. If you are looking for a condo and want to get something that is affordable then Mira Mesa should be a place to consider. The values for these condos will come back in a couple years but for now the values will continue to struggle as long as mortgage defaults stay at the current numbers. Mira Mesa condos have experienced a decline in value equal to about 25% of previous values the year before. This is significantly higher then other real estate communities in San Diego County. What does this mean for you? If you own a condo in Mira Mesa and you can afford the payments then you need to stay in the condo and just ride it out until values come back. If you can't afford to make your mortgage paym...
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By Alex Aguilar
(Team Aguilar Real Estate)
What is the real estate market going to look like in 2008? If you plan on buying something it may be one of the best years and not so great if you will be in a position to sell! There is no question that some of the real estate markets in San Diego are going to suffer and remain flat while others will hold there ground. For buyers looking to add on to their real estate portfolio you really should consider buying bank owned property. Foreclosures are on the rise in San Diego and banks don't want to be in the business of owning real estate. This doesn't mean that they are going to give away a home for fifty cents on the dollar but it does mean that you may be able to get a better deal. You really should consider the benefits of purchasing your first home or adding on to your real estate p...
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