San Diego Coastal Real Estate Blog

  • 9 Great Tips For Your Inspection Or Due Diligence Period

    BY Jason Richards, San Diego Real Estate

    1. Have the property physically inspected by a home inspector. If any significant issues come up, have a specialist do a follow up inspection. 2. Review all the disclosures from the seller, seller’s agent and/or buyer’s agent. Although the maj...

  • Is there an “optimum window” for selling a house?

    BY Jason Richards, San Diego Real Estate

    Fundamentals have finally returned in full force to real estate.  These are the factors that drive, maintain and create real estate values.  For too long they went out the window and the big bubble was created.  Location, location, location, ameni...

  • Survey shows first-time homebuyers growing weary of short sales

    BY Jason Richards, San Diego Real Estate

    First-time homebuyers are growing tired of short sales, which take nearly 17 weeks to complete, according to the latest Campbell/Inside Mortgage Finance housing survey. While first-time homebuyers acquired 54.1% of all short-sales in November 2...

  • Cashing in on rental property

    BY Jason Richards, San Diego Real Estate

    (MONEY Magazine) -- Most of the news lately about real estate has been dismal: Home prices are swooning, foreclosures ballooning. There is, however, one bright spot: the rental market, where demand is up and rents are rising. That's partly because...

  • The top seven things to do this weekend in San Diego

    BY Jason Richards, San Diego Real Estate

    Adams Avenue Street Fair: This free, two-day music festival celebrates its 30th anniversary with local favorites like El Vez and the Beat Farmers. The event also features more than 60 bands performing along Adams Avenue, beer gardens featuring a mic...

  • Six Mistakes Housing Investors Make

    BY Jason Richards, San Diego Real Estate

    Traditional investments are delivering low returns, and home prices are at bargain levels. Is it time to consider buying some rental housing? Illustration by Scott Pollack Investing in real estate right now can be surprisin...

  • If you have time to focus on only one economic indicator, look at the job market.

    BY Jason Richards, San Diego Real Estate

    Do not trust the headlines, the picture on the job market in August was not as bleak as it might seem. The headline figure everybody has been talking about is zero; no jobs created in August. In truth, 17,000 private sector jobs were created, though ...

  • Real Estate Values vs Gold

    BY Jason Richards, San Diego Real Estate

    From Rob Pew at TIE Commercial - August 17th, 2011 Where are real estate values headed in the future?  Will they continue to decline, will they stabilize and the big question many are is wondering – when will real estate values increase again?...

  • San Diego County Residential Market Stats At A Glance

    BY Jason Richards, San Diego Real Estate

    San Diego County as of this morning, has the following statistics -12,121 active listings -3,817 contingent (short sales waiting for approval) -4,732 pending listings -8,533 sold listing over the last 90 days Assuming a 50% conversion on the...

  • Buffett: The lower stocks go, the more I buy

    BY Jason Richards, San Diego Real Estate

    Warren Buffett discusses the lowered outlook for Berkshire Hathaway debt, why some of his businesses aren't hiring, and why U.S. debt remains triple-A rated in his mind. By Andy Serwer, managing editor Warren Buffett sees buying opportunities ...