San Diego Coastal Real Estate Blog

Oceanside Guajome Park Home

by Dee Marie Fisher on Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Front Exterior Saran CtHome For Sale Near
Guajome Park in Oceanside 92056

Spacious home conveniently located near Guajome Park with a downstairs bedroom/bathroom, three bedrooms and baths upstairs plus the master master suite with mountain views.

On our cool days, enjoy the fireplaces in living room and family room!  Warm days are to be spent on the patio enjoying the large backyard with fruit trees…. maybe even a pool, if you so desire!

Back Exterior Saran CtThe large kitchen with center island has dishwasher, newer double oven, microwave, gas cook top, and dining area that connects with family room.  As you can see in the photo, there is a two car garage with plenty of driveway parking!

Asking price is only $549,000!



5 Reasons Homeowners Hesitate to Sell

by Dee Marie Fisher on Monday, May 12, 2014

Why Homeowners Don't Put Homes on Market…

1.  They lack equity in their home and do not want a distressed sale…. short sale with all the ensuing credit issues.

2.  Fear of restrictive lending standards have them believing buyers cannot qualify for a mortgage.

3.  Low housing inventory has caused a rise in home prices and many homeowners believe their home will be worth more if they wait a bit.

4.  Fear that they cannot find a replacement home due to the low inventory.

5.  Rising home prices and interest rates are slowing the home buyers urge to purchase.

Are you a homeowner that is looking to sell?  We want you!  There truly are still many buyers wanting a home…. and can't find one. 

Remember…. there are solutions for the above fears and problems that stop you from selling your home!


Home Buying Season Is What Time of Year?

by Dee Marie Fisher on Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Does the season make a difference in selling a home?

What a great question…. which I hear alot from my home sellers, especially going into the holiday season at the end of the year.  A few years ago, I wrote a blog "6 Reasons to Sell During the Holidays" that showed the value of listing a home for sale.

There is now statistical data that shows that maybe Spring is not the best time to list your home with a real estate broker.  Contrary to popular belief, winter time sales have a 9% chance to sell faster and for a smaller discount to the list price than spring. 

winter spring sellingOf course, there are several factors that will determine the best time of year to list your home for sale…..

The first would be when it is best for you and your personal or business life…. do you have a job relocation, a desire to be closer to family, is your home ready to list or are repairs needed.

Second, is where is the home located…. the geographic differences do make a difference; yet, not as much as one would think.  In the those areas with winter snow and ice like Chicago and Boston, it appeared that statistically the winter time listings showed short sales time and higher price also.

So, if you have a home in selling condition and the time is right for you…. just find that great real estate broker and place your home on the market!


Appraisal Tips for Owners and Real Estate Agents

May 2, 2014
Appraisal photo

How to Obtain a Good Appraisal…. The business of appraisals has changed since I started my real estate career many years ago…. especially when the Dodd-Frank Act was enacted in 2010 which I wrote about in a previous blog "Appraisal Scoop 2012".  The essence is that real estate agents and lenders can no longer contact [...]

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Home Buyer’s Repair Request

April 12, 2014
home repairs

Traditions in a Buyer's Request for Repairs… Over the years, I have seen many Requests for Repairs, working with buyers and with sellers as their broker… that have border on the ridiculous and to buyers understanding the California Residential Purchase Agreements clause that states it is being sold "as is" and do not ask for [...]

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Open House Tips for Home Buyers

April 4, 2014
open house

Open Houses Are Fun to Host…. I really enjoy hosting an open house for outstanding homes for sale in the coastal areas of north San Diego County.  It's informative to talk with prospective buyers about the market, their feedback on the home, and supply them with any requested information and assistance. One of the lenders [...]

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Encinitas New Home Developments 2014

April 1, 2014

Housing Inventory Low and the Builders are Building… As you drive around Encinitas, you'll notice the building of new houses from Leucadia to Cardiff.  It's exciting and sad to see how the older properties or defunct flower fields in Encinitas are now being developed into residential neighborhoods.  Sad because we had open space and, on [...]

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Memories in the Making Art Auction

March 6, 2014

When we are young, nothing can touch us…. when we grow up, we know that life can throw us a curve ball; yet attempt to control it…. and when our parents age and become sick, we learn how important it is to just be in the moment with them. As many know, scrapbooking is about [...]

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$1M-plus Home Sales Increase in 2013

February 25, 2014

Has the trend continued in 2014? The high end real estate market in San Diego County made a comeback in 2013 with the most properties sold over $1 million since 2007.  The highest priced property was in Del Mar at $18.75 million and the area with the most home sales in the $1m-plus range was [...]

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Green Real Estate Update

February 17, 2014

Green Energy, Rebates and more… Green real estate encompasses many different construction aspects; energy efficiency, water conservation, air quality and sustainable materials….. along with how all of that affects the homeowner's wallet and value of the home.  Here are a few tidbits about green energy…. California extends rebates for residential solar projects at the request [...]

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