Vista, CA Real Estate News

By Kevin Kueneke, San Diego Mortgage Banker
(Caliber Home Loans)
If you are shopping for an FHA Streamline Refinance with No Appraisal in Vista CA, San Diego County, CA let over 20 years of experience work for you. Experience AND new ideas count when helping you close your FHA Streamline Refinance with No Appraisal in Vista CA, San Diego County. For your next home purchase or refinance consider Kevin Kueneke.  Kevin has closed over 2,500 closed loans in just over 20 years of experience, certified continuing education trainer teaching Realtors and Lenders about FHA and VA loans, and a proven track record of excellent customer service. Your FHA home loan mortgage professional needs to be backed by one of the nations most well respected mortgage banking firms. With a combination of years of experience, plenty of proof handling tough situations under pre...
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By Solutions Real Estate San Diego, Expert Real Estate Advisors in San Diego
(Solutions Real Estate)
This home in Shadowridge is coming on the market next week for $525,000. It has nearly 2200 sq. ft. on a beautiful cul de sac. Inside the home you'll find wood floors throughout the downstairs, master bedroom downstairs with a slider to the backyard, 3 more bedrooms upstairs, white kitchen cabinets, corian countertops, ceiling fans in all the rooms, plantation shutters, formal living in the front, formal dining, a family room and eat in kitchen. The yard features a long drive way with a mature tree in the front. There's a patio in the front with views towards the ocean and a gorgeous Magnolia tree. The rear yard is fully landscaped with green grass, a covered patio and ocean breezes. It's completely private. If you're a buyer and Shadowridge real estate is on your radar, contact us imme...
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By Laura Borja Mortgage Professional, Specializing in VA and FHA Loans
(Supreme Lending NMLS 2129)
Single Story home for Sale in Vista 92084-HomePath Financing available 672 HILLSIDE TERRACE VISTA CA 92084 $251,950 | 2 BEDROOMS | 1 BATHROOM | 1 CAR GARAGE | 815 SQUARE FEET This single story home for Sale in Vista CA 92084 is elilgible for HomePath Financing. HomePath financing is offered on select FannieMae owned properties.  A HomePath Mortgaage features low down payments with flexible sources, no appraisal and No Mortgage Insurance. Not a Short Sale! Fannie Mae home, eligible for Homepath Financing. A perfect starter home. Move in ready with fresh paint and new carpet. Kitchen has granite with new gas stove. Located at the end of an easement which offers plenty of privacy. Plenty of space to park additional vehicles. Schools and shopping are within walking distance. Freeway is jus...
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By Laura Borja Mortgage Professional, Specializing in VA and FHA Loans
(Supreme Lending NMLS 2129)
Home for Sale in Vista CA under $275,000 Financing for this Home for Sale in Vista CA under $275,000 is available by contacting Laura Borja at The Lending Company, local VA, FHA and HomePath loan expert. Laura Borja can be reached at (858) 3-LOAN-SD   www.lauraborja.com   672 HILLSIDE TERRACE VISTA CA 92084 $251,950 | 2 BEDROOMS | 1 BATHROOM | 1 CAR GARAGE | 815 SQUARE FEET 672 Hillside Terrace is being offered for $251,950 This Home for Sale in Vista CA under $275,000 features fresh paint, new carpet, granite countertops in the kitchen, a new gas stove and plenty of space available for parking additional vehicles. This 815 square foot property has 2 bedroom and 1 bath on a 6700 square foot lot.  The home has a 1 car attached garage. This Home for Sale in Vista CA under $275,000 is loca...
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By Solutions Real Estate San Diego, Expert Real Estate Advisors in San Diego
(Solutions Real Estate)
homes for sale in Shadowridge - Shadowridge homes for sale Right now in Shadowridge, Vista, CA there are 6 active homes for sale, 22 under contract and 27 that have sold in the past 3 months. The momentum in Shadowridge has picked up. We have a listing that we just put under contract in 21 days and we had 60 buyers through the house in that time period. A lot of buyers are coming from the San Elijo Hills and Carlsbad search areas because they're getting priced out of homes in those neighborhoods and they fall in love with the variety of homes for sale in Shadowridge. If you'd like to see a list of Shadowridge homes for sale you can just click one of the 3 links on this blog and you'll be taken to our search page for your convenience. 
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By Solutions Real Estate San Diego, Expert Real Estate Advisors in San Diego
(Solutions Real Estate)
Shadowridge Home Values - Home Values in Shadowridge   Shadowridge is a golf course community in Vista, California with a variety of homes for sale. There's small condominiums, homes and townhomes along the edge of the golf course and larger luxury homes as well. Real Estate Insight is very active in this community with broker caravans, open houses and weekly door knocking. Our team recently accepted a full price offer on our listing which overlooks the 17th green and has ocean views. When this home closes escrow it'll represent the highest sale in Shadowridge in at least 5 years. The real estate market has improved dramatically over the past few months and Shadowridge home values have appreciated dramatically in the past year. If you'd like to know what your home is worth in Shadowridg...
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By Casey Cooke, Vista Realtor
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Five Steps for the Self Employed to Secure a Mortgage or to Refinance MSN ran this article a few months ago, but it's definitely a topic that is always relevant so I thought I'd share the post. If you are among the thousands of Americans who are self employed and are looking to buy a home, here are five important steps to take. 1. Good credit All borrowers today need good credit, with a minimum score of 620 or 640 for a Federal Housing Administration loan (minimum score depends on the loan) and a score of 740 or higher to be offered the best mortgage rates for a conventional loan. Some lenders consider self-employment income a higher risk than regular paychecks, so a higher credit score can offset your potential risk factors and give a lender greater confidence when considering you for ...
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By Casey Cooke, Vista Realtor
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Average Weeks Buyers Take to Consider a Home Purchase As you can likely imagine, the home buying process often begins long before a real estate agent like myself gets involved. It is estimated that on average, potential buyers start considering a home purchase more than three months before contacting an agent. This is according to the California Association of Realtor’s 2012 Home Buyer Survey, and is actually down from a previous survey. For those of us with lots of experience in the real estate industry, this is an indication that today's buyers are quick to take advantage of current home prices and low interest rates. Related: Home prices are going up giving buyers a huge incentive to buy now! Buyers have also grown increasingly more thoughtful about their home purchase. While the "bu...
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By Casey Cooke, Vista Realtor
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Do Exterior Replacement Projects Boost Home Values? The answer is a resounding YES! Homeowners looking for the most return on their investment when it comes to remodeling should definitely consider exterior replacement projects. According to the 2013 Remodeling Cost vs. Value Report, Realtors® rated exterior projects among the most valuable home improvement projects. Aside from photos online, a home’s exterior is the very first ‘real’ thing potential buyers see. This is why curb appeal projects make such a difference when it comes to home values. Here are five easy and quick ways to Increase your Curb Appeal! Remodeling exteriors with new windows, doors, roofing, siding or landscaping can bring about a huge return on investment. In fact, the majority of the top 10 most cost-effective re...
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By Casey Cooke, Vista Realtor
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Tell-Tale Signs You Should Reduce Your Home Price While the main goal of any home sale is for the seller to get maximum value, it can sometimes be challenging to determine the exact maximum value price. However, it doesn't usually take long before a seller knows if he or she over-priced their home. There are some key tell-tale signs that will let you know. The best course, obviously, would be to appropriately price your home in the first place. If you hire a good real estate agent, you're much less likely to run into this problem. But... if this does not happen for some reason or another, it's important to know when to drop the price. Below are six tell-tale signs that you may have overpriced your home. According to Houselogic, these are good indicators that it's time to lower your aski...
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By Casey Cooke, Vista Realtor
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Selling a Home in a Seller's Market Not that you need to be reminded, but North San Diego County is in a seller’s market! Low inventory and interest rates mean more buyers and higher home offers. Of course, if there is one thing we know about the cyclical nature of real estate, it's that a seller's market won't last forever. With this in mind, if you have been wanting to sell your home, now may be the best time to do so. With a growing pool of home buyers chasing a shrinking supply of homes, you have better chances of getting the maximum value for you home. As one of North San Diego County's leading home sellers, my clients have been seeing multiple offers, often for more than the list price, and have had their home pending sale within just a few days! Before listing your home, there ar...
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By Casey Cooke, Vista Realtor
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
What's Behind Today's Low Housing Inventories? I've been posting a lot about how home prices have been going up while the number of homes for sale has been declining. I thought it would be good to touch on some of the actual reasons behind this decline in home inventory. If buyer demand is so high, why is inventory low? According to an article in the Wall Street Journal, there are several possible reasons why home inventories have been falling: Many homeowners are still underwater: As of this past January, about 22 percent of U.S. homeowners with a mortgage still owed more than their home is worth. To sell now would mean taking a huge loss on their home, which is why many are holding off. Are you under water on your mortgage? Find out with a FREE professional home valuation! Home owners...
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By Solutions Real Estate San Diego, Expert Real Estate Advisors in San Diego
(Solutions Real Estate)
Vista CA Real Estate for Sale - Real Estate in Vista for Sale Did you know that Vista was voted #7 in the nation as one of the best cities in the “50 Fabulous Places to Raise Your Family" book?  It is no wonder Vista ranked among the top 10, with an average of 340 days of sunshine a year.   Vista Real Estate for Sale showcases the latest homes on the market in all the Vista neighborhoods.     The Alta Vista Botanical Gardens have become a harmonious gathering place for locals and visitors.  Vista is also home to the Wave Waterpark, the only family aquatic center in North County.  If golf is your passion, Shadowridge Country Club has an 18-hole championship golf course and a state of the art practice facility to polish up on your skills. Real Estate for Sale in Vista is highly sought out...
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By Casey Cooke, Vista Realtor
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
3 Tips for Selling Your North San Diego County Home I often tell my sellers that they only have one chance to be "Just Listed" in the home market. This statement is so true! As a seller, it is important to put your best foot forward right away to attract as many buyers possible and motivate them to buy your home. Once you've moved past the "Just Listed" phase, your chances of attracting new buyers starts to diminish. If you are considering selling your home, I have three important pieces of advice for an easy transition and experience. These tips are based on the many years of local knowledge and expertise I have as a North County real estate agent. 1. Hire a Professional Agent to Price Your Home Right My goal as a North County real estate agent is to know your neighborhood and be your ...
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By Casey Cooke, Vista Realtor
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Home Sales Continue to Rise in the United States Can you believe that on average 13,425 homes are sold EVERY DAY in the United States!? I had to share this number! I also wanted to share some of the numbers from the North San Diego County Association of Realtors year end HomeDex report for 2012. 2012 was a good year for single-family detached (SFD) homes in North County. The median price for North San Diego County SFD homes sold in 2012 was $450,000, which is a 4.65 percent increase compared to $430,000 in 2011. The median price-per-square foot also increased two percent, from $210 in 2011 to $214 in 2012. In addition, North San Diego County reported a 19.23 percent gain in the number of SFD homes sold in 2012, compared to 2011. Together, the increased sales and prices pushed up total s...
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By Lorraine or Loretta Kratz, Certified Negotiation Consultants
(Crescent Moon Realty, Inc. & Land N Sea Auctions.)
Time To Register For Vista, California's Strawberry 10K. Vista, California residents and all those interested in participating in the upcoming Strawberry 10K, which is schedule to be held on Sunday, May 26,2013. Here is current information.   The sweetest run in San Diego is adding a 10k for 2013!  So whether you are trying to stretch yourself to new heights or looking for a final cool down run before the Rock-n-Roll Marathon in San Diego, we have what you are looking for! Our run has something for everyone:    · 10K     · 5K · Kids' Races (1-Mile 6-12 year-old's; 1/4 mild 5 & under)· Chip timing (10k/5k only) & Wave starts     · Custom Medals to all finishers · Performance T-Shirts to all participants    · Fresh Fruit Finish Line featuring strawberries, blueberries   and more.   · Port...
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By Casey Cooke, Vista Realtor
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Is North County Real Estate a Good Long Term Investment? If you've been wondering whether or not buying a home in North County is a good investment, this should help you decide. When you review this graph provided by the California Association of Realtors, there really is only one conclusion. History consistently shows that home ownership in California (including North County) is a solid long-term investment! All the more reason to start your search for a North San Diego County home TODAY! As one of North County's top producing Realtors, I am ready to help you find the home of your dreams. Need to sell your home before you can buy? No problem - listings are my specialty. Please don't hesitate. Call me today for a free home valuation and schedule a listing appointment! Thank you very muc...
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By Solutions Real Estate San Diego, Expert Real Estate Advisors in San Diego
(Solutions Real Estate)
Golf Course Homes In Shadowridge - Do your taxes and buy this year! It feels like spring in San Diego! This past weekend my in-laws were in town from Iowa. My wife and I always love when they come to visit. It's and opportunity to show off the great area we live in. I took my father-in-law golfing twice over the weekend (Arrowood Golf Club and Shadowridge Country Club) and had weather in the 70's on the verge of being HOT! It is easy to be reminded how lucky we are to live in the San Diego area with the great year round weather! It's also time to get your 2012 taxes in order. I mentioned my wife and we are going to get some good tax breaks this year the benefit of being married! Abby said "we should get married every year". haha  Something to think about while preparing your taxes and w...
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By Solutions Real Estate San Diego, Expert Real Estate Advisors in San Diego
(Solutions Real Estate)
Shadowridge Pool Homes - Homes with Pools in Shadowridge North County San Diego residents enjoy world-famous beaches, southern California's popular attractions, fantastic dining and shopping opportunities, and a peaceful suburban lifestyle within commuting distance of one of America's finest cities.  There are dozens of communities to suit every homeowner's preferences, but Shadowridge, located in the city of Vista, is one of the best.  Shadowridge conviently contains three major shopping centers, and the 78 freeway guides residents to and from wherever their hearts desire.  Living just eight miles from the beach, not all Shadowridge residents require a pool; but anyone looking for the best of both worlds—a short drive to the ocean to catch some waves or a short walk out back to relax i...
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5 Affordable tips that could help you sell your home quick and for top dollar in Vista, California!    I have been fortunate to work with investor groups who have completed dozens and dozens of successful remodels over the last few years. Many of these remodels cost hundreds of thousands of dollars in many cases.  While being involved with these, I have noticed some trends.  Many of the things future home buyers point out when looking at these remodels that they like the most, actually aren’t that expensive and give the home some major POP and a WOW factor when selling.   I have listed 5 items that cost roughly $5,000 if you did all 5 that would spruce up and give your home the true WOW that could help sell your home quick, get you top dollar, and in many cases double the $5,000 investm...
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