Now that I am 63 years old and there are fewer days ahead then there are behind, I can see the results of a lifetime of work. And I wondered, what advice would I give my kids who are just starting out so that they could be sure of success? So I boiled it all […]
Which is better – to own an $800,000 house free and clear or to own a $500,000 house free and clear and 2 rental properties? That depends – your answer will vary according to your age and your goals, so let’s step back and take a “big picture” look of how real estate works. With […]
Today’s competitive bidding for homes sure is a challenge! If you’re constantly losing out then you need to take a fresh look at how you’re going about it. There actually are strategies you can use to win in a multiple offer situation, and I don’t mean overpaying. Remember when new home builders maintained a list of buyers […]
Boy I wish I had a nickel for every time someone used this word when trying to buy a bank-owned property or a short sale, or even when getting a loan. You will want to use this word many, many times when working with a bank, and yet it is the word you should never […]
It’s a seasonal thing – around November the number of homes for sale starts dropping as people let their listings expire, and those contemplating selling don’t put them on the market until after the holidays. And we usually see a bump up in inventory in late January and February. Except this year we didn’t. There […]
Wouldn’t it be great if all choices were easy? Choice A is good, choice B is bad, so we would pick choice A. But what do you do when both choices are bad? This video offers some help.
The real estate market in San Diego is so uncertain – should I rent or should I buy? The following video gives a financial breakdown of both and explains how to build some certainty in your life.
Here’s a definition of the three types of factory-built homes. Factory-built homes are constructed off site and transported to a home site and installed on a state approved foundation or support system. California law clearly distinguished among the types of factory produced homes by the building code to which the home must comply. Mobile Homes […]
How’s the real estate market? Well that depends – are you thinking about buying, selling, investing, or renting? I’ll answer that question in a minute, but first let me bring you up to date. Crystal and I now work with Coastal Inland Properties, a small boutique real estate firm in Carlsbad. Our old RE/MAX broker […]
It’s taken me months, but my new e-book is finally ready! It’s all about taking what you have and using it to live the kind of life you want. This book is especially written for those over 55 years old, because seniors have special circumstances which makes some of the strategies possible. It’s also very […]