With Black Friday approaching it is never too early for some holiday shopping tips! Make a List- Check it Twice List people you need to shop for, how much you can spend on each, and be sure to budget for wrapping and greeting cards too. Online Shopping Before completing your transaction, double-check every item in […]Read More Holiday Shopping Tips
Whether it be the value of a kitchen remodel, a bath update or a swimming pool: How does an appraiser decide what adjustment should be made? Unfortunately, the answers are complicated and depend upon many factors including the neighborhood, segmented market, climate, and even housing and economic trends. For example, pools may be considered […]Read More How Much is my New Bathroom Worth?
On October 24, 2011, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (the “FHFA”) and Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the “GSEs”) announced an expansion of the Home Affordable Modification Program (the “HARP”), or so-called “HARP Phase II”, in an effort designed to assist additional “underwater” borrowers. The FHFA and the Department of the Treasury instituted HARP in […]Read More More Help for Underwater Borrowers?
Here is the most recent information on the California and San Diego housing markets. For specific information on your neighborhood or a market analysis on your home, please send me an email or call me at 619-325-4172. SEPTEMBER :: CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® Existing Home Sales 2.1% lower than August and 4.1% higher than one […]Read More Real Estate Market @ a Glance – November Edition
“Gratitude is the sign of noble souls.” Aesop Hosting a big turkey dinner may seem like a challenge, but with these tips from Better Homes and Gardens Holidays Editor Debra Steilen you’ll be offering to host Thanksgiving again next year! 1. Create a plan. Sit down and make a guest list. From the number of […]Read More 10 Ways to Keep Your Thanksgiving Stress-Free