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Real Estate Broker/Owner - Steele Group Realty - DRE# 01474222
This blog is devoted to the joy of living in San Diego County and overcoming the challenges of today's real estate market ...while keeping a smile on everyone's face :-)
RECENT BLOG POSTS
 Your home is most likely your most valuable asset and determining whether to sell or keep the home can be one of the most difficult decisions during divorce.   Not only is your home an asset, it is a place of emotional ties, and in the case of children, practical considerations.   Ultimately, th...
11/03/2015
 Selling your home can be an overwhelming task, one that everyone hopes to be concluded as soon as possible. Here are 5 things you can do to help sell your home quickly while maximizing your return. 1.  Put yourself in a buyer’s shoes. Starting in front of your home, do a serious walk-thru and ta...
10/10/2015
 Most people, many real estate professionals included, are unaware that a person 62 years of age, or older, can utilize a reverse mortgage for the purchase of a property.    Passed by Congress in 2009, a senior can now use a non-recourse FHA reverse mortgage to buy a home, and never pay another m...
09/24/2015
 What started with a few people looking to down-size during the recession has turned into a national phenomenon:  I’m speaking of course about the Tiny House movement. A tiny house (also referred to as a micro or mini house) is generally from 100 to 500 square feet and is built on a chassis with ...
09/18/2015
Summer may officially be winding down, but September is one of the nicest months of the year in San Diego, usually bringing nice warm days and clear skies.  Great weather to be outdoors!  Here are some of the special events happening by the bay this Labor Day weekend in San Diego. 9/4 – 7 – Sand ...
08/26/2015
   The ridiculously hot weather of the past week seems to have tapered off a bit and it looks like we are in for some beautiful days.  Whether you are lucky enough to live here, or you’re just visiting, here are some special events coming up this week in San Diego County. 8/19 - Encinitas Taste o...
08/18/2015
 In May, my husband and I decided to rip out half of our water-guzzling backyard lawn and replace it with a large entertainment deck and some raised vegetable beds.  What a huge project this all turned out to be, especially as we did most all of it ourselves! What I hadn’t anticipated was how dif...
08/12/2015
Whether you are lucky enough to live here year-round or you’re in town for vacation, here are some special events to enjoy August 1st through the 9th. 8/1 – Unleashed – Surf Dog competition.  Enjoy watching man’s best friends as they jump on their boards and ride the waves!  Imperial Beach 9 am –...
07/28/2015
 According to Home.com’s April Local Market Index, 46% of the top U.S. markets have achieved full pricing recovery.  This would seem to indicate that short sales caused by negative equity are on the down-turn.  However, there are some new factors that might contribute to a large increase in the n...
06/24/2015
  In many parts of the country the real estate market is hot, hot, hot, with some areas experiencing bidding wars and near record-breaking prices.  So if your home is languishing on the market for more than 60 days there is probably a good reason that might not be apparent to you.   Do any of the...
06/22/2015
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Marti Steele Kilby, CRS

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