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Comments Off on Rid Home of Unwanted Pests Prior to Sale

Rid Home of Unwanted Pests Prior to Sale

Did a mouse drop by your open house? Unbeknownst to you, this unwelcome guest is probably already a permanent resident. Homes, especially vacant ones, are a common refuge for small animals and bugs seeking warmth in the winter months. Below is some expert advice Dr. Ron Harrison, entomologist and Orkin technical services director, gave to the National [...]
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Some Homeowners Turn Down Free Money

American homeowners are in the midst of a love affair with low interest rates especially when it comes to home loans; however, not all courtships have happy endings. As the final days of 2012 slipped away, Lisa Price made her client an offer she thought he couldn’t refuse. Her client — we’ll call him [...]
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San Diego Home Sales Outpace State

San Diego County far exceeded the state in home sales increases in January, according to locally based DataQuick. The state saw a 2.7 percent increase from year-ago levels to 28,871 transactions, while San Diego rose 15.2 percent to 2,717. The state was held back by slow growth in Northern California’s nine counties, which rose only [...]
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Falling CA Foreclosures Might Be Mirage

The second month of 2013 brought news that non-judicial real estate foreclosure filings fell significantly in San Diego and all across California. This may be an enigma, however, due to the state’s shifting legal landscape instead of a sign that distressed homeowners will discover a desirable solution to their troubles or escape foreclosure altogether, [...]
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Freddie Mac: Housing Remains Stale

Despite strong signs of recovery, the level of housing activity remains near historic lows, according to the February housing outlook by Freddie Mac. Reports of low home prices, low mortgage rates and modestly rising income indicate that there is room for sustainable growth in the year ahead. Additionally, residential-fixed investment made positive contributions to GDP [...]
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Low Housing Inventory Sinks Further in January

The number of homes listed for sale, which stood at an 11-year low at the end of last year, fell even further in January, according to a report released Thursday. There were just 1.48 million homes listed for sale at the end of January, down by 5.6 percent from December and by 16.5 percent [...]
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San Diego Commercial Real Estate Picks Up

The stage appears to be set for continued improvement for San Diego County’s commercial real estate markets, including the office, industrial, retail and apartment sectors. Office More than 85 percent of the office absorption in 2010 and 2011 had been of the Class A variety, which helped bring that vacancy in the central part of [...]
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Recovery Reignites Interest in Housing Investments

With the housing market’s resurgence – single-family home prices increased in 88 percent of U.S. cities in the fourth quarter – the idea of purchasing a house to use as as a nest egg appears to be coming back in fashion. The most recent national median price for an existing single-family home, according to [...]
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Survey: Most Young Folks Desire Homeownership

The economic downturn that ended in the nation’s not-too-distant past might have prevented many Americans from pulling the trigger on high-dollar financial transactions; however, as the recession fallout fades, some consumers just might pursue homeownership with renewed vigor. That seems particularly true of younger consumers who may not have been in a position to buy years [...]
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Cupid Aims Arrow at Real Estate Bullseye

With Valentine’s Day tomorrow, many folks searching for San Diego homes are thinking about their crush. But for nearly two-thirds of Americans, their crush is a home, reported HousingWire.com. A home crush is defined as a home that is so adored that someone checks it out multiple times online. Of those who admitted to [...]