The Components of a Good Offer

Posted by on Jun 7, 2018 in Buying Homes, Community, North Park, Real Estate FAQ, San Diego, Selling Homes

  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...

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

Posted by on Feb 14, 2018 in Buying Homes, CA, Community, Investment, North Park, Real Estate FAQ, San Diego, Selling Homes, Uncategorized

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...

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A Day in the Life of a San Diego Realtor

Posted by on Feb 13, 2018 in Buying Homes, CA, Community, Investment, Real Estate FAQ, San Diego, Selling Homes

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...

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

Posted by on Feb 1, 2018 in Investment, Real Estate FAQ, Selling Homes

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...

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

Posted by on Feb 1, 2018 in Buying Homes, Community, Palm Springs, Real Estate FAQ, San Diego, Selling Homes

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...

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Rent v Buy–What Should I do??

Posted by on Jan 24, 2018 in Buying Homes, Real Estate FAQ, San Diego, Selling Homes, Uncategorized

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,...

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