Deborah Engel, San Diego, California Real Estate

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Real Estate Agent - Prudential California Realty
San Diego real estate and property discussions. MLS updates, property and market analysis. First time homebuyers, relocating homeowners, selling and buying homes.

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2010 

While insurance isn't the most glamorous topics, it's a vital part of home ownership.  Generally, when buying a condo or townhome, your HOA dues pay for a master insurance policy to cover the structure.  You, or the interior of your condo, isn't covered under the master policy, so if your home is...
02/27/2010
With so many short sales on the market it's hard to ignore them. A short sale is where the seller owes more on the home loan than he can sell it for.  So, he'll come up "short" on paying back the full loan amount.  If the seller has cash to make up the difference he can pay the short fall.  If no...
02/25/2010
"I've Changed My Mind."   On Friday at 3:00 pm I put a new home listing on the San Diego market.  By Sunday, we had multiple offers and were over asking price.  Out of the offers, two were particularly strong and the sellers accepted one of them. Before letting the other agents know, I confirmed ...
02/23/2010
Run a red light in San Diego and a camera may catch you.  State law allows cameras to be set up at different intersections, and if you run a red light you'll get a ticket.  When you run a red light at an intersection with a camera, it takes several pictures of the driver committing the violation....
02/21/2010
I was staging a home that I am selling in San Diego when I heard a knock on the door.  I opened it and a neighbor, sensing that I was a Realtor, asked if the home was being sold.  He asked for my business card because he had a friend who wanted to live in the neighborhood and may be interested. A...
02/17/2010
If you have a mortgage your lender has probably offered you enrollment in its biweekly mortgage payment program. When you enroll, you pay set up fees and then make payments every other week.  Over time, making payments this way decreases the principal quicker than paying the mortgage amount each ...
02/14/2010
With more people becoming more energy efficient, health conscious, and fiscally conservative, being able to walk to stores, coffee shops and entertainment has become a priority in buying a home.  One tool to help you decide whether a home has "walkability" is WalkScore.  The website reports the w...
02/13/2010
While showing an out of town client different areas and homes in San Diego, we decided to stop for lunch in Solana Beach.  If you haven't been to Solana Beach lately, make sure to visit the Cedros Avenue Design District, located at Cedros Avenue in Solana Beach.  It's a cool, modern, and fun stre...
02/10/2010
Carmel Valley, San Diego (92130) Home Market Update   Total Number of Homes For Sale:  155  (25 are short sales)          Detached:  108  (8 are short sales)          Townhomes:  23 (5 are short sales)          Condos: 24  (12 are short sales)   Price Range:  $199,000-$6,980,000  (median $997,550...
02/06/2010
Market News   Market trends for detached and attached homes in San Diego.  Read the current San Diego market analysis.   Local home sales statistics: The San Diego Association of Realtors publishes sales statistics for homes throughout the County.  Check out the most recent statistics (latest ava...
02/02/2010
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