January 23, 2016

Choosing a Home in North County San Diego’s Best School Districts

North County San Diego’s Best School Districts – Find the Best Schools. When deciding where to purchase a home, there are a lot of factors to consider. If you have children or plan to while living in your new home, it is important to consider what school district you will be living in. Quality education […]

January 4, 2016

Why New Home Pricing Differs From Existing Home Pricing

When Looking to Buy a Newly Constructed Home in North San Diego County – It is Important That You Understand How Builders Price New Homes. Builders look at home values in a different manner then you would for resale homes (existing homes). They base their price on margins that are needed for their projects to be successful, […]

January 2, 2016

The Most Common Upgrades for Your New Home

What Are the Most Common Upgrades When Buying a Newly Constructed Home? New home builders make considerable money selling upgrades which can increase the cost of your new home considerably in the amount of just a few thousand dollars to well over $100,000 or more. I will attempt to describe what the typical upgrades are […]

December 28, 2015

6 Hidden Costs of Home Ownership – and How to Handle Them

Home Ownerships Hidden Costs They say humans are born with only two fears: the fear of falling and the fear of loud noises. But as we get older, we learn to be afraid of lots of other things, from snakes to radio show hosts on the other end of the political spectrum from ourselves. (I […]

November 2, 2013

New Homes – Buyers Can Afford More Home with Lower Operating Costs

Lower Operating Costs of New Homes Allow Affordability of Higher Priced Home During New Homes Month in April, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) is showing home buyers why they can afford a higher-priced home—if it’s new construction. Using data from the Census Bureau and Department of Housing and Urban Development’s 2011 American Housing […]

August 20, 2013

Should you stretch budget to buy a home?

By Marilyn Kennedy Melia • Bankrate.com Should aspiring homeowners “stretch” to buy houses that are as expensive as they can afford? After all, mortgage interest rates are still low, and house prices are rebounding from a deep plunge. The answer depends on each buyer’s unique situation, in finances and in life. For most people, it’s […]

December 29, 2012

9 Documents That Help You Reap Real Estate Tax Breaks

Technically speaking, April 15th is tax day. But for Americans who expect a refund including many homeowners who want to cash in on real estate-related tax perks, filing sooner holds the promise of getting that check in hand, stat. If you count yourself in that number, here’s a handy guide for 9 pieces of paper […]

December 17, 2012

Boomerang Kids: When Your Empty Nest Fills Up Again

With a slowly growing economy and a still sluggish job market, there has been a continued increase in children moving back home after having lived independently on their own. These so called “boomerang kids” are popping up more frequently and when this situation is managed improperly, it can cause serious tension in a family.

December 16, 2012

More Builders Offer a ‘Home Within a Home’

More New Homes Designed for Multigenerational Housing Daily Real Estate News | Wednesday, April 18, 2012 As the number of people living in a household expands, builders are responding and tweaking home designs to meet the growing needs of multigenerational households. In recent years, the number of grown children moving back with their parents and […]

December 12, 2012

What to Expect When You’re Inspecting

What You Need To Know About Your Home Inspection If you’re a first-time buyer who just nabbed your first place, you’re likely in one of the scarier places in the real estate transaction. After weeks or months of looking, your new home is becoming a reality. But before you can pick out the paint colors […]

December 3, 2012

5 Secret Sources of Down Payment Money

Down payment: the mere utterance of the term strikes dread in the hearts of many a homebuyer-to-be. Coming up with a down payment often seems like an obstacle that must be overcome, as it is the biggest test of our ability to save money most of us will ever face and it’s a test that […]

November 15, 2012

5 Mistakes Buyers Make in a Hot Market – Part 1

  While home prices are nowhere near their peak of 6 or 7 years ago, the nationwide data is clear: the housing market this summer has been hotter than at any time since the recession: The Census Bureau just revealed that new home starts rose 6.9% in June to their highest level in four years […]

October 18, 2010

The Big Home Builders in North County San Diego

There are a variety of different types of home builders in the North San Diego County area. During the past few years and the current downtown in the housing market we have seen a number of builders both big and small leave the market due to a number of circumstances. Builders have left for reasons […]