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The Components of a Good Offer

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  So what does it take to put together a good offer that will catch the eyes of the seller?  Well, it doesn’t take much and I believe there are three things that can make your offer sing. The first is price.  Depending on the neighborhood, homes are selling anywhere from 93%-103% of the list price.  That means, what we do is a master market analysis for the buyer to make sure the price you’re offering will catch the attention of the seller.  Too low and you may just get flat out rejected and just about right, will likely get...

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San Diego Realtor Vlog–Someone is stealing from the fridge at work

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San Diego Realtor Vlog–Someone is stealing from the fridge at work

We all have one.  That office thief who comes in an nibbles on your leftovers.  While it may not be the crime of the century to steal someone’s food.  It is a crummy thing to do.  In today’s episode of San Diego Realtor VLOG we get down to what are they really eating and two new properties that hit the market in University Heights and Kensington.   If you feel so inclined, follow me on my YouTube channel and Instagram @thechrisspade   The two homes we tour are:   4625 Massachusetts Street 4624 Marlborough Drive ...

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A Day in the Life of a San Diego Realtor

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A Day in the Life of a San Diego Realtor

  Ever wonder what it’s actually like to wake up every day and be a realtor.  Well, I take you on this mad journey called real estate.  Today, we go down to National City for a listing appointment and show you how we come up with a value  for your home.  There’s also some good behind the scenes stuff too.   Take a peek and let me know what you think.   Searching for a home? Homes for sale Under $300,000 Homes for sale from $301,000-$400,000 Homes for sale from $401,000-$500,000 Homes for sale from $501,000-$600,000...

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The Top Ten Most Romantic Restaurants for Valentine’s Day

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The Top Ten Most Romantic Restaurants for Valentine’s Day

The Top Ten Most Romantic Restaurants for Valentine’s Day!! First, let me begin by saying that these are in no particular order–and these are my favorite restaurants.  Let me also say some of the romantic dinners I’ve had here have been with myself.  Why?  I’m single, that’s why and I think one should treat oneself every now and again.  🙂 So here they are… in no particular order. First, is Madison on Park in University Heights.  This is where the old Lei Lounge use to be.  The owners have given this place a...

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North Park–San Diego, CA Real Estate Update for January 2018

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North Park–San Diego, CA Real Estate Update for January 2018

North Park–San Diego, CA Real Estate Update for January 2018 There has been little activity going on in the 92104 in the month of January.  That however, could be because of the typical seasonal slow down. Let’s take a look and dive into the numbers.  As of January 31st, 2018 there are currently 26 detached single family homes on the market.  As of last night, just 14 of those homes closed.  That means those houses went into escrow in late December. The average price for a single family home is $823,969.  The average sold price is...

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Just Sold! 2033 Englewood Drive, Lemon Grove, CA 91945

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Just Sold!  2033 Englewood Drive, Lemon Grove, CA 91945

Yesterday, I had another opportunity to help a long time client sell her home.  This time the home was at 2033 Englewood Drive, Lemon Grove, CA 91945. The escrow closed on January 31st, 2018.  The final sales price was $410,000.  The seller gave a credit to the buyers for $1500 for recurring and non recurring closing costs.  Why would I blog about this home.  Well, for a couple reasons.  While a smooth escrow–this did not close without a hiccup. We went under contract on December 26th for $419,000.  Everyone was happy with the sales...

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Best Places to Watch The Super Bowl in San Diego

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Best Places to Watch The Super Bowl in San Diego

OK, I’m not going to lie and start this blog out by telling you I’m excited about the Super Bowl this year.  The only thing that gets me gitty is that it’s being played in my home town of Minneapolis.  Let me tell you, if you haven’t been to US Bank Stadium…. it is A-W-E-S-O-M-E.  My brother and I went for a pre-season Vikings game back in August.  I digress…. we are talking about the best places to watch the big game in San Diego. Now, these are in no particular order and they certainly don’t reflect...

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San Diego Housing Market for December 2017

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San Diego Housing Market for December 2017

The San Diego housing market saw some slight gains from November to December.  The median price for a home in San Diego county in December is $539,000.  That’s up just slightly in November from $537,150. Homes well priced are moving off the market quickly.  The average days on market in December remains pretty steady at 36 days.  A good indicator to see if your home is over priced is taking a look at how long the home has been on the market.  The only exception to this rule would be if your home falls in the luxury market.  Then it...

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Rent v Buy–What Should I do??

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Rent v Buy–What Should I do??

As I’m writing this the song by the song, “Should I stay or Should I go now,” by The Clash is running through my head.  Why, because it’s that kind of song that gets you thinking in either direction.  Kind of like buying a home. Should I rent or should I buy?  Well, the answer is YES to both.  Let me explain. First, when you are getting ready to buy a home, you have to ask yourself: how do rents compare to home prices? What do I mean by that.  Well, with your rent, all you have is a rent payment.  With your mortgage,...

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Top 13 San Diego Homes Listed in the Last Seven Days

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Top 13 San Diego Homes Listed in the Last Seven Days

We know that finding homes can be a challenge and we want to make sure that you are up to date with the latest info on the top homes that hit the market.  That’s why we are putting together our Top 13 List of homes listed in the last seven days in San Diego County.   In the entry level market there are five condos in San Diego that were listed under $250,000.  They are located at: 239 50th Street Unit 37: 3 bed/2 bath, 792 Square Feet offered at $229,000 3786 Alabama Street Unit 205 1 bed/1 bath 378 Square Feet offered at $135,000...

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