Jim's blog about Mission Valley and San Diego

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Real Estate Agent - HomeSmart Realty West - CalBRE #01458572
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2010 

San Diego has some coastal areas featuring beaches (of course), tidepools (two of the remaining tidepools in Southern California), and lagoons. Many of the lagoons were in the process of being destroyed in the name of progress until about a decade ago when people decided that the lagoons, and th...
01/31/2010
I know that when most people talk about the Power of ActiveRain, they are usually talking about search engine returns, Google, the Internet, the World Wide Web, web sites, etc. All the technology that goes into all that. There's another part of the Power of ActiveRain that I think is just as imp...
01/31/2010
I was reading an article today titled "Military dogs in Afghanistan short on chow." Dogs have been used in combat since World War I to find bombs, the missing, and the dead. In Afghanistan they are doing heavy duty work searching for roadside bombs and improvised explosive devices. The United St...
01/31/2010
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For the first time this year I didn't do a Sunday Open House. The inventory in my farming area is somewhat totally abysmal, and all the possible properties either didn't have utilities on or the tenants said no. I did take advantage of the day off, so to speak, to update my files with all the ne...
01/31/2010
When I was first encouraged to join ActiveRain, I didn't really see a purpose to it. I was a Realtor, not a writer or a journalist. I couldn't see The Power of ActiveRain. As I continued to blog on my own, and read the blogs of others, I continued to see my blogs show up in search engine returns...
01/31/2010
One of the great tourist traps in San Diego County is Coronado Island, although technically it's a peninsula. One of the great little museums to visit in Coronado is the Coronado Historical Association Museum of History and Art at 1100 Orange Avenue. They have three galleries, of which one has r...
01/31/2010
The Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller Home Price Index released statistics showing San Diego County as one of only four metropolitan areas that had an increase in prices in November 2009 compared to November 2008. The other three were Dallas, San Francisco, and Denver. The Index is a three-month ro...
01/31/2010
San Diego County home sales have been up for eighteen consecutive months, and prices have been up for eleven consecutive months. However, individual cities and neighborhoods continue to be somewhat hit or miss, with about half increasing in price and the other half decreasing in price. Following...
01/30/2010
December 2009 saw continuing good news for the San Diego housing market. October 2009 was the first month in three years that the median sales price had increased over the previous year, and December 2009 added another month to that to make it three in a row! However, month over month, the media...
01/30/2010
Along with the San Diego County Fair each year in June/July, there are four home and garden shows, one in the spring, summer, fall, and winter. Alright, alright, we don't exactly have seasons here in San Diego, so just go by the calendar date rather than the weather. If one can afford to buy a bo...
01/29/2010
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