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The Real Estate Market in Carmel Valley, Del Mar and Solana Beach in 2015

Carmel Valley, Del Mar, Solana Beach Detached Home, Last 25 Months - Median Sold Price

  The real estate market in Del Mar, Solana Beach and Carmel Valley continued to remain healthy throughout 2014 but prices increased at a much slower rate during that time – approximately 5% – as opposed to 24% in 2013. ┬áSo, while these 3 neighborhoods have seen prices increase 29% over the last 25 months, […]

The Real Estate Market in Del Mar, Solana Beach and Carmel Valley in 2014

Median Sold Price

  The real estate market in Del Mar, Solana Beach and Carmel Valley has recovered in dramatic fashion over the last 2 years. There has been consistent and steady growth in home prices while at the same time, inventory has dropped way below normal levels. We are in a solid Sellers’ Market and have been […]

Home Inspections and Appraisal Inspections – What’s the Difference?

Home Inspection

Home Inspections vs. Appraisal Inspections If you are buying your first home, or if it’s been a while since you have, you may not know (or remember) what the difference is between a home inspection and an appraisal inspection. Our new home-buyers often ask for an explanation of the differences. Simply put, a home inspection […]

Fireplace Safety

  This is a short post about fireplace safety. This morning (11/6/13) in Pacific Beach, a condominium fireplace went up in flames after the residents lit the fire for the first time this season. No one was apparently hurt but the resulting fire caused about $50,000 in property damage to the unit. Check out the […]

Community Enhancement Fee

  What is a Community Enhancement Fee (CEF)? Known by different names, such as a private transfer fee, community transfer tax and similar sounding names, a CEF is a fee paid at closing when certain homeowners sell their home. The CEF is often found in certain newer planned development communities which have homeowner’s associations (HOA). […]

Watch the Water Pressure in Your Home

Homeowner Tip: According to home inspectors our home buyers use, the average San Diego home’s water pressure should be between 60-70 p.s.i (pounds per square inch) and should not exceed 80 p.s.i. Water pressure that exceeds 80 p.s.i. can damage the fixtures in the home and eventually cause serious damage if a pipe, valve or […]

Are Mortgage Interest Rates Rising? 3/16/13

instant online cash loans bad credit Mortgage Interest Rates Continuing to Rise Slightly Due to Improved Unemployment Rates 1500 cash advance direct lender The national unemployment rate recently dropped from 7.9% to 7.7%. More people are being hired which helps boost the economy. All good news for sure. One result of lower unemployment and an […]

What Happened to All of the Homes for Sale? 2/19/2013

    2 years ago, there was too much inventory. Last year and now, there is not enough. What’s going on? Well, no one is quite sure of the reasons for the low inventory levels but many are interested in the topic – from REALTORS, to home buyers, to real estate economists to lenders – […]