Jim's blog about Mission Valley and San Diego

Real Estate Agent - HomeSmart Realty West - CalBRE #01458572
Tips, tricks, ideas, and suggestions for buying and selling, marketing, home maintenance and safety, and much more.



I don't consider myself a very talkative person. I like to listen and then respond as necessary. The other day I took an early morning walk through the San Diego Zoo, not looking to see any specific exhibit or wildlife, just enjoying the beauty and sounds of the Zoo in the mid morning sun. I hav...
After not holding an Open House for the past couple of weeks, it was good to get back in the groove. I love holding Open Houses. There is just something I like about them. Maybe it's the number of contacts I make. Whenever I hold an Open House, I always email the people on my contact list and di...
I showed a few properties today to some Clients whom I've been working with for almost a year now. It's interesting because we'll go out just once a month, and if they find something, they'll write an offer on it. If the offer doesn't go through, or they didn't find anything they like, it will b...
We know there's competition between countries, and even between States, but now it appears that some people are pushing competition between megaregions. Megaregions are an area the can encompass several cities and even several states. The Committee for America 2050 has come up with eleven megare...
There is an advertisement in today's paper from an attorney titled “Homeowners suing banks.” The title didn't exactly lead one to believe that the attorney was wanting to find homeowners who would be interested in suing banks, but that's basically what it is. Following is the advertisement, and ...
Many thousands of people were glued to their televisions yesterday watching the tsunami events unfold in Hawaii. While it didn't provide the disaster movie effects that many people were hoping for, it was interesting. Here in San Diego, low-lying coastal areas were also under a Tsunami Alert unt...
I always get a kick out of some of the stuff that people will buy on eBay: potato chip in the shape of Wisconsin chewing gum that has been chewed and spit out by a famous person dirty napkin from a restaurant because it was dirtied by a famous person dirty bed sheets from a hotel because two famo...
This has to be one of the best lists I've seen of this nature. 50 Inexpensive Tips to Dramatically Increase the Value of Your Properties  By Tai A. DeSa, Significa Corporation Professional landlords and investors involved in property flipping should constantly seek to improve their property value...
Sometimes when I'm out taking pictures, I have no idea why I'm taking some of them. If it looks interesting or unusual, I'll snap away and worry about trying to do something with the picture later on. When I get back to the office and start going through all the pictures to catalog them, a though...
The countdown has begun! Last year's extension of the Federal tax credit for home buyers had some qualifications in it. First time home buyers are eligible for a maximum $8,000 tax credit, and repeat home buyers are eligible for a maximum $6,500 tax credit. However, you have to close escrow on y...

Jim Frimmer

Realtor & CDPE, Mission Valley specialist
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