The Buying Process

September 30, 2016

Final Walk-Throughs With Your Home Builder

A final walk-through is your opportunity to document in writing any deficiencies in your new home with the builder prior to closing and move-in.

August 23, 2016

Understanding Mello-Roos

Many, but not all, new home communities in California are subject to Mello-Roos taxes and the amounts will vary at each new home community.

May 30, 2016

Challenges of Buying a New Construction Home Today

Buying New Homes in San Diego County It’s been a challenging time to buy a home in the San Diego area for the past 6 months and where it used to be that you would show up at a new home community and have your pick of homes at competitive prices and builder incentives, times […]

May 2, 2016

The Sales Process Part 2 – Selecting The Floor Plan

Part Two.  The New Home Sales Process – Selecting the Floor Plan. Now that you have been qualified by the new homes sales professional and you have shown interest in a particular floor plan, they will take the next step to totally engage you in that plan to commit you to taking the next step, […]

April 11, 2016

Research the North County San Diego Home Builder

What You Need To Know About Your North County San Diego Home Builder. Word spreads rapidly through a community about the experiences buyers have had with a builder. It doesn’t matter if the builder is big or small, national or local. You need to research how the builder is performing in the community you’re a […]

February 11, 2016

Research The Community

Research The Community before You Buy A New Home In San Diego If you are planning to relocate to a new community, relocating due to a job transfer or relocating for other reasons it is important that you understand the North County San Diego community that you will be buying a newly constructed home in. […]

February 2, 2016

How The Sales Process Works (Part 1)

Your First Visit to the New Home Sales Office and How You Are “Qualified”. Most new home communities throughout the country operate their sales programs in the same manner. Buying a new home in the North County San Diego area is no different. Besides the community itself and the model homes the real sales process […]

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 […]

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 […]

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