San Diego Coastal Real Estate Blog

  • 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...

  • Buying & Selling a “Green” Home

    BY Jason Richards, San Diego Real Estate

    While the decline in new home construction may have some feeling "blue," those of you who embrace a "green" lifestyle will be excited to hear about the latest projections. "Green" remodeling is a growing trend in the real estate industry! In fact, Mc...

  • Encinitas Sunset in February

    BY Jason Richards, San Diego Real Estate

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  • How to spot signs of a foreclosure scam….

    BY Jason Richards, San Diego Real Estate

    Fear and uncertainty filled Daniella Baca after she learned that her landlord was facing foreclosure. Those feelings peaked the day the home was sold, when the single mother of two received what seemed like an official letter offering help and t...

  • Section 1031 Exchanges for Real Estate Investors

    BY Jason Richards, San Diego Real Estate

    When a real estate investor sells real estate, a capital gains tax is recognized, along with a tax on deprecation recapture. The regular capital gains tax, deprecation recapture, and any applicable state tax can often result in a tax liability in...

  • The home of a USC fanatic…

    BY Jason Richards, San Diego Real Estate

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  • Landscaping – A Key to Selling Your Home

    BY Jason Richards, San Diego Real Estate

    When you meet someone for the first time – what do you notice?   If you’re like many of us, that initial impression is largely determined by outside appearance. Believe it or not, that concept rings true with your home, too! That’s right, your...