San Diego Real Estate News

Competing with the “Fun” of Multiple Offers

Competing with the “Fun” of Multiple Offers

If you walk into The Gap and find a shirt you like with a price tag of $39.95 – you expect to pay no more than the ticketed price and hopefully… Read more ⇢
Fixtures, Personal Property, and Those Little Contractual Gray Areas

Fixtures, Personal Property, and Those Little Contractual Gray Areas

“Can I keep it?” This benign little question is raised at some point during nearly every transaction. Usually, a discussion of “personal property” versus “fixtures” ensues, but many items fall into… Read more ⇢
Easily Distracted

Easily Distracted

Back in the Mesozoic Era when I was a teenager, I took a little thing called a driving test. Well, that's not entirely true. I took my driving test three times… Read more ⇢
Obamacare and That Scary Real Estate Tax (revisited)

Obamacare and That Scary Real Estate Tax (revisited)

Here we go again. A client who is interested in selling her property recently told me about a conversation she had with her neighbor. Her neighbor warned that she had better sell… Read more ⇢
Negotiating Like a Pawn Star

Negotiating Like a Pawn Star

I recently spent a fun-filled weekend in Las Vegas with Daughter #2 (pictured, although she is much "brighter" in person). It was a belated finally-old-enough-to-buy-her-mom-wine-day present and… Read more ⇢
The Royal Baby is coming! OMG!

The Royal Baby is coming! OMG!

I’m back. And just in case you don’t believe it is really me (or as spellcheck likes to say, “really I”), I will try to throw in a few typos as… Read more ⇢
San Diego home prices are on a little rampage

San Diego home prices are on a little rampage

From the San Diego U-T yesterday, home prices have hit a five-year high in San Diego. Brokers in… Read more ⇢
Scripps Ranch Listing Inventory (What inventory?)

Scripps Ranch Listing Inventory (What inventory?)

Or, as we like to say these days, comps-schmomps. That's what happens when demand exceeds supply. This morning in Scripps Ranch? A whopping 33 detached homes are on the market; if… Read more ⇢
Happy New Year (and, by the way, the Senate voted to extend  the Mortgage Debt Relief Act)

Happy New Year (and, by the way, the Senate voted to extend the Mortgage Debt Relief Act)

Happy New Year to our three readers!  The bad news is that my oldest daughter had to ring in the new year in the Senate Press Gallery… Read more ⇢
My Christmas near the Fiscal Cliff

My Christmas near the Fiscal Cliff

Well, it would appear that we avoided that whole “end of civilization” thingy. Phew. As one friend put it, if the Mayans were so smart, there would… Read more ⇢
Partying like it’s 2003. Multiple offers – Aargh!

Partying like it’s 2003. Multiple offers – Aargh!

“What’s going on inside that house?” passers-by wonder. “Is it Black Friday again? Do they have cheap TV’s or free iPads? Is someone throwing a party, and… Read more ⇢
Bank of America Short Sale Update – Let the Good Times Roll

Bank of America Short Sale Update – Let the Good Times Roll

  From the OMG files, Bank of America (BAC) recently sent a new advisory to agents who handle short sales. And, as if short sales weren’t already enough fun (and by… Read more ⇢
What are those appraisers thinking? An Election Day rerun.

What are those appraisers thinking? An Election Day rerun.

  (Editor’s Note: If you are reading this, stop it right now and GO VOTE!) From my inbox yesterday: “Your site looks great, but I noticed that you've only had three… Read more ⇢
A Few Take-Aways From That Time My Email Was Down (Random Musings)

A Few Take-Aways From That Time My Email Was Down (Random Musings)

I could almost hear the mournful, whistling theme song – the one that plays in every Western movie right before the gunfight… Read more ⇢

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