San Diego Coastal Real Estate Blog

  • Thinking of Buying a Second Home in San Diego?

    BY Jason Richards, San Diego Real Estate

    The fundamentals of San Diego's real estate markets are in a great position right now. Due to the low prices and cheap cost of capital, there is a lot of activity in the markets and a general level of frustration of not enough properties for sale...

  • Energy Tax Credits For Your Home

    BY Jason Richards, San Diego Real Estate

    Homeowners looking for eco-friendly tax credits to use to upgrade their home this year are in luck! While many of the programs available in past years have expired, the following are great options to consider now and all the way until 2016. Geotherm...

  • Terms to Know When Buying or Selling a Home

    BY Jason Richards, San Diego Real Estate

    The real estate industry, like most others, uses jargon that is sometimes difficult to understand. Consider this a primer to learning a few of those terms!  Below you have a step by step definition that will make you sound “in the know” when buy...

  • San Diego Home Prices in 2011

    BY Jason Richards, San Diego Real Estate

    Home prices in San Diego County fell again in December, leaving the county with lower values than it had at the start of 2011, based on a key housing report on Tuesday.The same can be said for 18 other major metro areas in the 20-city S&P/Case-Sh...

  • Tips for Moving Into Your New Home

    BY Jason Richards, San Diego Real Estate

    Moving into a new home can be challenging. Stress and exhaustion are a natural byproduct of the upheaval created from relocation. However, a coordinated, inexpensive and organized transition is possible and actually pretty simple if you utilize the t...

  • Mold: Something to Watch For!!!!!

    BY Jason Richards, San Diego Real Estate

    These days everyone is paying more attention to their health. So the question is: why not take the same care in selecting your living area? There are all kinds of health concerns in the home, some are easy to deal with, some are not so simple. On...

  • How Did Commercial Real Estate Fair In The Downturn

    BY Jason Richards, San Diego Real Estate

    How Bad Was THAT?Jon Southard, Managing Directore, Econometric AdvisorsJon.Southard@cbre.comWe have had a run of decent economic data recently and, despite the large hole dug by the economic downturn that started in 2008, we have now progressed enoug...

  • Keeping Your New Home Secure

    BY Jason Richards, San Diego Real Estate

    Spring is in the air and vacation plans may not be far behind!  Whether you are embarking on a weekend getaway or an extended trip, it's critical that you make arrangements to ensure the safety of your new home.  Implement the following suggestions...

  • 2012 – An Affordable Time to Buy a Home

    BY Jason Richards, San Diego Real Estate

    A combination of historically low mortgage rates and declines in home pricing are resulting in the most affordable home market in two decades. This is great news for home buyers, provided they are able to qualify for a loan. Stricter guidelines and ...

  • “Robo-Signing” Agreement Assists Homeowners

    BY Jason Richards, San Diego Real Estate

    Mortgage lenders are in the news again, only this time it's not Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae in the hot seat. If you purchased a home through GMAC (now Ally Financial), Bank of America, JPMorgan Chase, or Citibank, you may want to take note. Last wee...