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San Diego’s downtown and East Village, largely a ghost town for many years, downtown San Diego suffered because residents opted to invest in property closer to the beach. However, with the revitalization of the Gaslamp Quarter and the building of Petco park, demand for housing in the area began to go from next to till to white hot

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Downtown San Diego Foreclosures Are Opening Doors

Foreclosures in Downtown San Diego aren’t your average foreclosures. They’re not single family homes that a poor family couldn’t afford after one of the patriarchs lost their job during the stock market crash of 2008 and subsequent recession.  In fact, Foreclosures in Downtown San Diego aren’t single family homes at all. Most of [...]
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Do You Need Flood Insurance?

Many home buyers who are unfamiliar with a neighborhood face an important issue of whether they should buy a flood insurance. The best way to learn about this is to review the flood maps that are distributed by FEMA each year and check whether a neighborhood is within a flood zone. The online directory for [...]
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How to Survive Your First Home Purchase

It’s been said that buying a home can be more stressful than planning a wedding. Going through the process can be exciting, but it can also be draining in so many ways. So how can you make it through this time and still keep your relationship intact? The key is to remember that everything [...]
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Short Sale Help and Where to Find It

Learning about short sale help and where to find it is half the battle for many homeowners. If you’ve made the decision to go ahead with a short sale in order to sell a property faster, you might be unfamiliar with the details. Here is where talking to a professional can be helpful but [...]
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Selling Your Home in a Down Market

When the real estate market isn’t positive, it can be hard to sell a property. However, you can succeed if you make the right preparations. Getting the property ready for viewing costs a bit of money, but you do earn that money back. You’d be surprised at how low-cost options really make a difference [...]
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Beware–Common REO Problems

With every real estate sale, there are common listings issues to be aware of. If they all started with a sign that said, “Beware—Common REO Problems Ahead”, you could probably avoid many of them. Here’s your sign. History of the Property If you haven’t had any personal dealings with the property itself before, then you [...]
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Few Important House Buying Rules

The rules of buying a house have changed over time and they are not the same as the finance rules your parents followed. In order to make sure you fully understand what these are, you should take a look at the current real estate market. Find out how home sales are increasing or decreasing [...]
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Federal Government Housing Intervention

Today’s economy is about as difficult an economy as we’ve seen in the last hundred years. The housing sector, blamed for much of the economic downturn, has been particularly hard hit. No matter what side of the political aisle you fall on, most Americans believe that the government needs to have some role [...]
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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 [...]