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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 :-)
If I had to characterize the current San Diego real estate market I would describe it as “Paralyzed”.  No one knows when this pandemic will end nor can they predict the long-term economic consequences with any certainty.  There is just too much happening around us that we can’t control. All of wh...
Welcome to the start of the home buying season! You’ve just listed your home for sale, or you’re shopping for a home and bang! You turn around and you’re in the middle of a pandemic!  What to do? Do you postpone your search or take your home off the market? Depending on your circumstances that mi...
Historically, as we move into the holiday season the real estate market tends to slow down. With all the excitement and busyness of the holidays the added stress of buying or selling a home is just too much for some people. But there are a few factors that just might make a difference in 2019. Fi...
 For those of us in the real estate biz, the mere mention of the word “recession” conjures up nightmarish reminders of overgrown lawns and boarded-up windows, foreclosures and short sales. Unfortunately, many economists believe that a recession is on the way between now and 2021, with most target...
No matter the size, some yards are just plain beautiful and seem to invite you in. Whether they create an atmosphere that calms the soul with a bubbling fountain or acts as the stage for parties with friends and family, your outdoor space can be an important part of your home.   And the good news...
Change is in the air here in San Diego, as we see the super hot seller’s market gradually cool. According to chief economist Danielle Hale, “It’s definitely still a seller’s market in most of the country. But it’s not the same seller’s market you saw over the last couple of years. You...
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It’s that time of the year when San Diegans wake up from the holidays, look around and decide it’s time to get serious about those plans to move. Last year in the period from February through May, our real estate market was a virtual feeding frenzy with prices jumping by as much as 8% year-over-y...
Want to make sure your home languishes on the market? Just follow these 10 easy steps and I guarantee you won’t be packing to move any time soon! 10. Make it really difficult to show.   Don’t allow your agent to install a lock box and limit the time your home can be shown to a really narrow windo...
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Marti Steele Kilby, CRS

Broker/Owner, San Diego, CA
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