Deborah's Views and News

Real Estate Agent - Balboa Real Estate San Diego, CA
Real Estate is an all encompassing business, where the lines between work, friendship and social life are sometimes blurred. It is a "lifestyle" and a great career choice. So my blog will have a mix of practical advice, good ideas, industry tips and some of my hobbies & passions mixed in. Come join the fun!
    Regulations published in 1991 allow for construction/improvement exchanges and since then they have become a very valuable tool for the real estate investor.  A few simple facts about what they are and how they work:     What is a Construction/Improvement Exchange? ·         A construction/im...
    I was at my bank the other day--------San Diego County Credit Union------- and they have a new "App" where you can deposit your checks via your iPhone. Now I know this technology has been around for a year or so, but I didn't really think it made sense---I was  thinking it would be next to i...
  I just finished reading The Power of Charm by Brian Tracy. This was an easy read, and although it did not hold any earth shattering revelations, I thought the chapter on eye contact was worth mentioning. Did you know that eye contact projects to your speaker (client, partner, boss) that you ar...
    "Workin' nine to five. What a way to make a livin.'"sings Dolly Parton. And with last week's Jobs Report showing that unemployment has reached three-year lows, that's something more people have been able to do lately. Read on to learn more about what's happening in the labor market...and wit...
  What Is Lis Pendens? A lis pendens literally means that litigation is pending. It tells the public that a lawsuit affecting the property is in progress and that any judgment awarded in that legal action will have priority as of the date of the lis pendens. Some lawyers file a lis pendens automa...
I like to save money---in fact, since the economy has taken a downturn, I have made it a goal of mine---to see how much money I can save (on things I thought I could NEVER do without--- like the latest suede boots) and deposit into a Roth IRA or other retirement account. Last year I fully contrib...
If you're thinking about investing in a rental property, experts say low home prices combined with low interest rates make this the best time in years to become a real-estate investor.What's more, the real-estate market is starting to recover: U.S. houses lost $489 billion in value during the fir...
Deborah's Cheesecake Recipe 5 8 oz. Pkg. Cream cheese 1 ½ cups sugar 3 tbsp. Flour ¼ tsp. Vanilla 5 eggs 2 egg yolks ¼ cup heavy cream Graham cracker crust Preheat oven to 500 degrees. Combine cheese, sugar, flour and vanilla. Beat to blend at high speed. Beat in eggs/yokes one at a time. Add cre...
This month I had to perform one of the most dreaded parts of my job---looking for contractors and handymen. I typically have a small team, each of them skilled in their own specialty, some easy to work with, and some with personalities like wet cement. (pardon the pun).But when you need skilled ...
Years ago when I would travel, one of the things I loved most was talking to my bus-mates, train-mates and plane-mates. But things have definitely changed......for the better? On a recent trip back east, I took the Boltbus from NYC to Boston. This bus is the marketing genius of Greyhound, serving...


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