San Diego Coastal Real Estate Blog

  • Does Refinancing Affect Your Proposition 13 Status?

    BY Jason Richards, San Diego Real Estate

    A home recently asked if they would lose their Prop 13 status if they chose to refinance their home. Refinancing your home has nothing to do with the property tax basis of your home.  It is protected by Prop 13.  The only affect that refinancing...

  • Top 7 Reasons Investors Are Flocking To Real Estate

    BY Jason Richards, San Diego Real Estate

    Investment in real estate, especially residential, has increased dramatically.  A recent Southern California statistic showed more than double the normal investment activity in the residential markets. Real estate investment returns are made up o...

  • Relocate to San Diego | America’s Finest City

    BY Jason Richards, San Diego Real Estate

    You Can Live in San Diego Wondering if living in San Diego might be not only possible….but absolutely doable?  Now’s the time to explore America’s Finest City to see if buying a home and settling into this Southwestern gem is right for yo...

  • Banks offer cash for completed short sales

    BY Jason Richards, San Diego Real Estate

    From the Tribune This Morning   The nation’s largest banks are luring a select number of San Diego County homeowners to complete short sales with the promise of cash, in some cases as much as $35,000 for each deal. These incentive off...

  • Top 5 Things To Do In San Diego This Weekend

    BY Jason Richards, San Diego Real Estate

    Here are some standout events for this weekend: Little Italy Festa The 17th annual block party, which is expected to attract more than 120,000 people, will spotlight everything from pizza to Pantera cars. But it’s the works of chalk artists ...

  • 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...