A San Diego Realtor's blog that is usually focused on all things related to real estate--and which occasionally veers off the road
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Trash cans at La Costa Canyon High School in Carlsbad, CA are emptier now that students, faculty and staff are switching to reusable water bottles. And that is all because students with LCC's Social Justice Project came up with a plan that is succeeding beyond all expectations, according to s...
A Zillow questioner asks if he or she should wait to buy a home in San Diego--or until the market levels out. It is a question that seemed to beg an answer from me, if only because we are personally struggling with that very issue as I write this post. We have an opportunity to buy an Oceanside p...
I called Pat Kitano a couple of weeks ago and left a message on his cell phone. Moments later, I received an email back stating he was in a meeting, but that I should go and check out Voice Cloud asap. I went, I saw --and was conquered. (Can someone translate that to Latin?) In fact, it has beco...
Earlier this month at a Carlsbad Cinco de Mayo fest, I met two wonderful ladies who had spent the last 20 years with their families living in downtown Oceanside. Their kids went to school in Oceanside–and for the umpteenth time, I heard rave reviews about the downtown Oceanside community spirit,...
I use Site Meter and Get Clicky to track search terms people use to miraculously land on one of my sites. Search terms like San Diego Real Estate, or Carlsbad Real Estate or Luxury Homes on Google's revered Page One are logical and rewarding, but it's the odd stuff that snares fancy and ...
I’ll never understand the process by which lenders choose to list their San Diego REO’s and foreclosures. Many are represented by professional real estate agents; but more and more, it seems these REO’s (bank-owned properties) are administered by absentee agents who rarely respond to phone calls...
The real estate predators are always there–in good times and in bad. There are whispered stories in San Diego real estate circles of certain escrow and loan officers who, in the heady days of real estate, slipped deeds into the stacks of papers homeowners were signing as they refinanced their hom...