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2007 

If you or someone you know is thinking about selling their home, it is important to consider the use of full-motion video and DVDs. We have been doing this for years, and have gotten to the point where we own cameras, remote microphones, lights, Avid post-production systems and more.  Here are a ...
11/28/2007
Thinking about living in Carlsbad, CA?  It's a great place!  That's where we relocated to when we moved from the East Coast.  However, here are some things to think about if you are new to the area. Three School Systems In many areas of the country, the school systems follow the municipal boundar...
11/27/2007
Frequently Asked Questions by Investors Q: What is the cost of investor money? A: Compared to an identical loan for purchase as owner occupied, an investor loan will cost approximatley 2% in origination. (That doesn't mean you have to come to closing with 2% because you can raise the interest rat...
11/27/2007
At the NAR national conference we had the good fortune of attending a session by Barbara Nichols.  This speaker has written a book on avoiding legal liability in real estate transactions.  Click here for book info.Probably the key item in her session was the concept of proactively disclosing ALL ...
11/27/2007
Here are some thoughts by John about the buyers' needs and what he terms the Old Way and the New Way of addressing those needs. Some of these are a bit strong, but you'll get the idea. NeedOld WayNew Way You want to talk with an experienced agent about the market and the inventory of homes. You w...
11/27/2007
There's a lot of talk these days about foreclosures, reos, and defaults. In an effort to answer our client's questions about what was going on in the market, we implemented Foreclosure maps, where we take the current data and plot it on the map. This allows our clients (and us) to visually see wh...
11/26/2007
People hear a lot about the climate in San Diego, but did you know that the west part of San Diego has FOUR climate zones? Depending upon where you buy a house, there can be substantial differences in your climate experience there, and things like air conditioning can matter in one zone and not a...
11/26/2007
RETS (Real Estate Transaction Standard) A few months ago I found out that my MLS (Sandicor) supports a new data transmission standard for IDX web sites called RETS. That sounds really boring, but it is really great, and here's why: Old IDX WayNew RETS Way In the past, we had to download data via ...
11/25/2007
Blackberry - Voice Service?I bought a Blackberry not long ago from Verizon in order to connect my laptop to the Internet with high-speed access.  I told the sales rep that I was replacing a Cingular (now ATT) PC Card, and the sales rep persuaded me that the Blackberry was no more expense every mo...
11/24/2007
Home Courtesy of Casa Bella Realty & Mortgage 205 Ocean View AvenueDel Mar 92014 MHS #522439 Subdivision: Olde Del Mar Map Code: 1187G7Cross St: Nob Avenue Ralph(858) 442-7710 $2,200,000 - $2,400,000 3 beds, 2 baths 1356 Sq. Ft. Listed on: 6/11/07 Description Seller will consider offers between ...
11/23/2007
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This blog discusses Carlsbad and Encinitas real estate, provides market updates and info for consumers, and just some general fun. See www.EncinitasCarlsbad.com for more.