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By Roberta Murphy, Carlsbad Real Estate and Homes
(San Diego Previews Real Estate)
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There is little we can do to stop global warming, the melting of icebergs, rising sea levels and the inevitability of dandelions. But here are some big and small things we can all do to lessen the impact of our carbon footprint on this planet.1. The biggy for me? I traded in a Mercedes 420 for a ...

By Mark Kunce
(Keller Williams Realty )
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The most sprawling of the urban neighborhoods, Norh Park is situated to the northeast of Balboa Park. Home to hundreds of classic California Style Craftsman houses, North Park includes the subneighborhoods of Burlingame, Altadena, and the Morley Field area. The North Park sign can be seen above ...

By William Johnson, Retired Real Estate Professional
(Retired)
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OK, Nine. The weather thing is getting a little tired and flaunting that would be just cruel. Welcome to San Diego !1. The Ocean with its beautiful beaches to enjoy fishing, surfing, sailing, cruising, swimming, the tide pools, you name, we have it. 2. Balboa Park, one of the finest and most beau...

By Roberta Murphy, Carlsbad Real Estate and Homes
(San Diego Previews Real Estate)
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by Roberta MurphyAccording to the latest release from Dataquick, a record number of default notices have been sent to California homeowners during this last quarter, setting a new ten-year record. Why? Dataquick reports that "flat appreciation, slow sales, and post teaser-rate mortgage resets" ha...

By Mark Kunce
(Keller Williams Realty )
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The median price for re-sale, single-family homes in San Diego County rose 3.6% in March from February. The median price is now off only 3% from the high of $598,000 set in November 2005. The average price for single-family gained 6.4% from the month before, and was up 4.3% year-over-year. Home s...

By Roberta Murphy, Carlsbad Real Estate and Homes
(San Diego Previews Real Estate)
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"Blogging has become a key marketing tool for real estate agents."Michelle Mowad, a talented writer for the San Diego Business Journal, called last week inquiring about real estate blogging and the impact it is having on our San Diego real estate business and life. We talked about Web 2.0 social ...

By Roberta Murphy, Carlsbad Real Estate and Homes
(San Diego Previews Real Estate)
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  High-profile real estate discounter ipayOne has posted a notice on its website that they are no longer accepting new listings. Their website bears the following message:To Our Community:ipayOne will no longer be accepting new listings. If you are an existing client, please contact Alana Yardley...

By Roberta Murphy, Carlsbad Real Estate and Homes
(San Diego Previews Real Estate)
Comments 3
 San Diego Vacancy Rates the Highest Since ‘95...headlined the front page of the San Diego Union Tribune's Business section last week. Those are words that likely sent cold shivers down the spines of real estate investors, homeowners, home sellers, and potential home buyers throughout San Diego c...

By Roberta Murphy, Carlsbad Real Estate and Homes
(San Diego Previews Real Estate)
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This morning's San Diego Union Tribune reports that our San Diego County apartment vacancy rate is the highest it has been since 1995. Are we surprised?Not exactly.The reasons cited for this increased vacancy rate include:1. Face-lifted condo conversions (that have no chance of selling in this ma...

By Roberta Murphy, Carlsbad Real Estate and Homes
(San Diego Previews Real Estate)
Comments 12
Want to amaze your clients? Want the freedom to really misplace your phone? Want a cell phone that can fit into tight jean pockets? The amazing C3 camera flip phone from Pantech (see photo on left with phone on keyboard) measures just 1.69. by 2.72 inches and weighs in at just 2.5 ounces. It’s no...

By Roberta Murphy, Carlsbad Real Estate and Homes
(San Diego Previews Real Estate)
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I attended a meeting of top women agents in North San Diego County last week, and here was lots of buzz and much discussion about what is selling—and what is not. Aside from market issues (luxury home market is strong in coastal San Diego County and multiple offers are not uncommon for buffed hom...

By Roberta Murphy, Carlsbad Real Estate and Homes
(San Diego Previews Real Estate)
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Three years ago I graduated from Feng Shui training as a certified practitioner. My own home-and those of understanding friends and real estate clients- became laboratories for element and furnishing rearrangements. Entire bookshelves in my home accumulated the Feng Shui works of Lillian Too, Kar...

By John Norton
(EnginePromoter.com)
Comments 2
To understand the search engine and to use it effectively, you must first understand how it works. First, the search engine is understood as an IR scheme, or retrieval system that allows researchers, as well as web developers to use the IR to discover millions of topics worldwide. Consumers often...

By Roberta Murphy, Carlsbad Real Estate and Homes
(San Diego Previews Real Estate)
Comments 2
Every action creates a reaction, and the San Diego County real estate market is no exception. As home sales have cooled this past year, housing rents have risen 5.8 percent, according to the San Diego County Apartment Association. This hefty annual increase is the average rental income for all ty...

By Roberta Murphy, Carlsbad Real Estate and Homes
(San Diego Previews Real Estate)
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    We shake our heads in wonder with the news that legendary toy store FAO Schwarz has moved into the custom homebuilding business. With prices starting at $10,000, we scratched our heads and wondered what responses might come from the likes of Toll Brothers, Hovnanian and Centex. What fun migh...

By Roberta Murphy, Carlsbad Real Estate and Homes
(San Diego Previews Real Estate)
Comments 58
A consumer protection complaint has just been filed with the FTC against Zillow by the National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC). They allege that Zillow, the "Internet financial services and real estate provider(sic) is misleading consumers, real estate professionals and financial service...

By Brian Brady, 858-777-9751
(San Diego VA Home Loans/858-777-9751)
Comments 23
Anybody who knows me will know that I ask that question a lot when it comes to getting borrowers approved for loans.  The second C of underwriting, capacity, from the Three C's of Underwriting, is fast overtaking the first C, credit, as the preeminent qualification for mortgage approvals.  Here's...

By Brian Brady, 858-777-9751
(San Diego VA Home Loans/858-777-9751)
Comments 3
Tonight I released the beta version of our new website about trust deed investing.I built it through register.com with their 5-page now website kit.  I have no doubt that it looks amateurish to all of you e-pros out there but I got it upand running within 2 hours.  I had nothing before.I spend a ...

By Roberta Murphy, Carlsbad Real Estate and Homes
(San Diego Previews Real Estate)
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For those times when you would like to bypass computer-managed calls and SPEAK TO A REAL PERSON without having to tap through a maze of options, keep this site handy. It is a personal favorite, but keep it under wraps because I'd hate to see the companies change their codes:Get the codes! 

By Roberta Murphy, Carlsbad Real Estate and Homes
(San Diego Previews Real Estate)
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For almost two years now, there have been serious rumblings and grumblings about Option ARM and interest-only loans that could put a number of buyers in default. I initially gave the issue detached interest, because our clients tend to be a conservative lot when it comes to borrowing. We deal wit...

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