San Diego Real Estate Tag

Home Sales Volume is, as a rule, where we first see current market action being reflected, followed by prices. The current low sales and low inventory environment is an indicator we won’t see an increase of sales volume until after home prices bottom out in...

Whether you’re scoping out an investment or looking into becoming a homeowner for the first time, applying for a mortgage can be a complicated process. Knowing what pitfalls could lay ahead will help you make better decisions. Let’s review some of the most common mortgage...

In 2018 the U.S. Administration instituted tariffs on imported steel and aluminum. While new single-family homes do not use much of these materials in their construction, condominiums and apartment buildings rely on them. This cost is expected to be passed on to the renters and...

Yes, but only after you have sold it because improvements add to the basis of your home Remember your gain is defined as your home’s selling price, minus deductible closing costs, minus your basis. ...

If you’re home shopping this winter and feeling frustrated, know that market inventory tends to hit a dry spell this time of year. But don’t fret: There are still deals out there. While everyone else is distracted by ski trips, hot cocoa and watching Elf...

The bill for closing costs is the final hurdle between home buyers and their new homes, and it can represent a surprising chunk of money. Closing fees run between 3% and 6% of the mortgage; that’s around $18,000 to $36,000 on a $600,000 home....

The most competitive, tightest housing market in decades may finally be loosening its grip, and that could put pressure on overheated home prices. The supply of homes for sale in the second quarter of 2018, the all-important spring market, rose at three times the rate...

If you're thinking about buying your first home, that pesky down payment has probably kept you awake more than a few nights. We get it—while a pre-approval is crucial for determining your buying power, it's the down payment that shows you mean business. But saving up...

The electricity you use to power your home can cost a pretty penny. The average family spends $1,900 a year on utility bills, according to the government's Energy Star program. But did you know that performing simple home maintenance tasks can substantially bring down the cost...

Selling your home? Then you've likely had that rude awakening where a real estate agent tours your home and breaks some tough news: Your house needs work before it goes on the market. For starters, you'll have to fix the boiler. And paint. And replace those outdated cabinets ...