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Tips for Guarding Against Escrow Fraud

Tips for Guarding Against Escrow Fraud

Escrow is meant to protect both the seller and the buyer by getting a third party to hold on to the real estate funds until the home-buying transaction is complete. However, some unscrupulous people may use the escrow process to trick hopeful home buyers into accidentally giving away all their savings. There have been many… Read More

5 Motives for Condo Buyers to Get a Preapproval Before They Shop

5 Motives for Condo Buyers to Get a Preapproval Before They Shop

For most of 2018, the San Diego housing market was ruled by condo sales in the various downtown districts. Real estate analysts believe San Diego condo mania will subside a little in 2019 thanks to price stabilization and an overall maturation of condominium projects completed in recent years. Nonetheless, the prospects for bidding wars and… Read More

How Condo Buyers Can Find Great Listings

How Condo Buyers Can Find Great Listings

For the most part, 2018 was a bonanza for sellers of downtown San Diego condos. Strong demand continued through November, and prices experienced steady growth until September. Market analysts expect healthy demand to continue in 2019, albeit at more reasonable prices and with not as many bidding wars. The current forecast is for the sellers’… Read More

7 Resolutions for Homeowners to Make at the Start of the New Year

7 Resolutions for Homeowners to Make at the Start of the New Year

Many people think about personal fitness or emotional growth when planning their New Year’s resolutions, but this can also be the ideal time to think about improving your home. A few simple changes can help you make your home more stylish, efficient, comfortable, and budget friendly. Here are seven great New Year’s resolutions you should… Read More

8 Questions to Answer Prior to Purchasing a Penthouse

8 Questions to Answer Prior to Purchasing a Penthouse

For many people, a penthouse is the ultimate symbol of status and luxury. However, this also means purchasing one is a significant commitment to make. To make sure you’re ready to own a penthouse, ask yourself these eight important questions. 1. Is Luxury Important to Me? There’s no sense in paying a premium if you… Read More

How to Know if Multi-Unit Housing Is the Best Choice for You

How to Know if Multi-Unit Housing Is the Best Choice for You

Multi-unit dwelling can be a great way to live in a popular neighborhood and avoid the inconvenience of home maintenance. However, there are some unique challenges associated with living in a condo, townhome, or duplex, and it can take some getting used to if you’ve always lived in single-family homes. Here are a few ways… Read More

What to Know if You’re Updating Your Condo’s Bathroom

What to Know if You’re Updating Your Condo’s Bathroom

Seasoned real estate agents know kitchens and bathrooms play a crucial role not just when showing listings but also during the negotiation stage and all the way to closing. Even if you’re not familiar with the state and municipal construction codes as they relate to residential bathrooms, your real estate agent, home inspector, or appraiser… Read More

How to Reduce the Costs of Moving

How to Reduce the Costs of Moving

Of all the financial considerations that should be taken into account when settling into a new home, the actual costs of moving are usually not given the proper amount of attention. For this reason, many people end up experiencing sticker shock when they realize how expensive a relocation can be. The problem with moving is… Read More