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You’ve opened escrow, now what?

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Congratulations! You’ve just opened escrow on your new home. So now what happens? Well, first off, let me tell you the next several weeks are going to be a little stressful. Don’t worry. We’ll get you through the process. We’ve done this hundreds of times. So let’s take you on this journey you’re about to embark on. First thing’s first, you’re going to have to get your earnest money deposit (EMD) into the escrow company. What is that? It’s the money negotiated in the contract that is also...

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You’ve opened escrow, now what?

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Congratulations! You’ve just opened escrow on your new home. So now what happens? Well, first off, let me tell you the next several weeks are going to be a little stressful. Don’t worry. We’ll get you through the process. We’ve done this hundreds of times. So let’s take you on this journey you’re about to embark on. First thing’s first, you’re going to have to get your earnest money deposit (EMD) into the escrow company. What is that? It’s the money negotiated in the contract that is also...

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Your offer is accepted, now what?

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Congratulations! You’ve just opened escrow on your new home. So now what happens? Well, first off, let me tell you the next several weeks are going to be a little stressful. Don’t worry. We’ll get you through the process. We’ve done this hundreds of times. So let’s take you on this journey you’re about to embark on. First thing’s first, you’re going to have to get your earnest money deposit (EMD) into the escrow company. What is that? It’s the money negotiated in the contract that is also...

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Meet the New Owner of The UPS Store

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Meet the New Owner of The UPS Store

There’s a new game in town when it comes to packing and shipping.  The UPS Store opened up On the corner of Park and Polk in the new Jonathan Siegel Building. I spent a few minutes with the new owner, Ryan Wilson.  Hear about his new store and how he’s become the adopted grandchild of Hillcrest.   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 Homes for sale from 601,000-$700,000 Homes for sale from...

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The Components of a Good Offer

Posted by on 5:37 pm in Buying Homes, Community, North Park, Real Estate FAQ, San Diego, Selling Homes | 0 comments

  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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