San Diego Homes

2013 Five Star Real Estate Agent Award Winner – Mindi Landry

Mindi Landry, Realtor with Century 21, Award in Escondido, CA was recently named a 2013 Five Star Real Estate Agent Award Winner for San Diego County. This level of excellence is achieved by fewer than 5 percent of the real … Continue reading

Escondido Schools: Bernardo Elementary School

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Congratulations goes out to Bernardo Elementary School in Escondido, CA. This school has received a 5 star rating from GreatSchools.org Reviews on this school reflect the high level of parent involvement, the friendliness of the children that attend the school … Continue reading

Escondido Historical Landmark – San Pasqual Battlefield Park

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On December 6, 1846 American troops, under the direction of General Stephen Kearny fought the Californio forces commanded by General Andres Pico. The battle of San Pasqual was the bloodiest battle in the Mexican-American war. The Americans didn’t think that … Continue reading

Good News for North San Diego County Real Estate

Things are looking up for home sales and prices in North San Diego County. Continue reading

Your Escondido Home Has Sold! How To Keep The Sale From Falling Through

These 3 things could keep your Escondido home for sale from closing escrow. Continue reading

The Time to Sell Your Home is Right Now

Right now, there is a 90 – 120 day “window of opportunity” to sell before we see the majority of the foreclosures hit the market. Waiting to sell until winter or the beginning of next year will probably guarantee you one thing, a lower selling price. Continue reading

3 questions to ask your Realtor to make sure they’re the best for you.

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Buying, financing or selling a home is one of the biggest decisions you’ll ever make. One of the best ways to get a realtor that you can trust is to ask for referrals from friends, family and co-workers who have either purchased or sold their houses successfully. But you may still wonder… Is this the right person for me to work with? Will our personalities work well together? Do they understand the current real estate market. Will they be an effective negotiator? Here are 3 questions to ask your realtor and yourself before you sign on the bottom lin Continue reading

Escondido Homes for Sale: Hidden Costs of Home Ownership

If you’re a renter considering purchasing your first home here are some costs that you may not think of. These ‘hidden’ costs may put a crimp in your monthly budget, if you’re not prepared for them. Check out this list so you become a wise homeowner. Continue reading

1,837 San Diego Home Defaults in March

This news may seem a little dreary, but we’re on an upward trend in San Diego County. March defaults were down 19% over one year ago. (When a homeowner hasn’t paid their mortgage for 3 months, a notice of default goes out.) According to the analysts at DataQuick Information Systems, San Diego County has 1,837 homes that are at least 3 months behind on their mortgage. According to the US Census Bureau, in 2009 596,414 families owned their own home. We all know that the number has fluctuated, but we can clearly see that the ratio of people defaulting on loans is small compared to the number of homeowners.
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San Diego Homes for Sale: 1st Quarter Results

Thankfully San Diego’s home market has been one of the most stable in the country. Our market has been seeing small and steady gains in the number of homes sold per month and the cost of the home. We are so much better off than other parts of the country. They’re still seeing dips in house prices and number of homes sold each month. Continue reading