Category Archives: Blog

  • Real Estate Terminology: Abatement, the First in a Series

    BY Jason Richards, San Diego Real Estate

    Every industry has its own vocabulary, and real estate is no exception. If you are newly in the home-buying market, you may find yourself stumped by the lingo, acronyms, abbreviations and jargon commonly used in real estate... 

  • San Diego County Hotel Real Estate Market Finishes at the Top for 2013

    BY Novi Property Blogger

    Despite the fact the San Diego County hotel real estate market slowed down a bit at the end of 2013, the county still finished with the third highest sales of all of the counties in California. Most of these sales came during... 

  • San Diego Latino Film Festival Starts Next Week

    BY Novi Property Blogger

    The San Diego Latino Film Festival kicks off next week on Thursday, March 13 and runs through until Sunday, March 23. The eleven-day film festival, which focuses on works that are created by Latinos and those that are about... 

  • Planning for Multi-Generational Living

    BY Jason Richards, San Diego Real Estate

    Extended families living in one home are more the norm these days. When looking for a home to share with your older parents, consider that while they may be completely mobile now, in the future they may need assistance to... 

  • San Diego Prepares to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

    BY Novi Property Blogger

    As usual, San Diego will be celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in style this year. Two major events taking place this year include the San Diego sham ROCK at the Gaslamp Quarter and the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade... 

  • Is a Community with an HOA Right for You?

    BY Novi Property Blogger

    When searching for a new home, one thing you will need to decide upon is whether you want to live in a home with a homeowners association (HOA) or not. Opinions regarding HOAs vary greatly,w with some thinking they are great... 

  • Open House Pitfalls, Tips and Etiquette for Buyers

    BY Jason Richards, San Diego Real Estate

    So, you’re thinking of buying a home … where do you begin? Potential buyers new to the real estate market may not know exactly what they want in a home, or where they want to live. The dream homes in magazines are... 

  • Condo? Co-Op? Apartment? Townhome?

    BY Jason Richards, San Diego Real Estate

    Which is which? Although all are part of the common-interest housing category, condos, co-ops, townhouses, and apartments may mean different things to different buyers, so here is a breakdown of what each word means and the... 

  • 4 Potential Problems That Could Keep You from Closing on Your Home

    BY Novi Property Blogger

    You have agreed upon the terms and you are ready to officially hand over the keys to your new buyer, what could possibly go wrong? Unfortunately, there are many things that can go wrong before you officially close on the... 

  • Rising Rental Costs Create an Extra Burden on Renters

    BY Novi Property Blogger

    A recent study conducted by the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University has found that the housing market has become increasingly difficult for renters. As the United States reaches what has been referred...