Archive for July, 2009
San Diego Real Estate- What’s The Future Of Our Technology and Our Mother Earth
We are still in the infancy stage of developing the technology that will become common place in our world. Technology has been developing since the dawn of civilization in one form or another. In recent decades, we are bombarded with so many different manifestations of it in our daily lives. But more recently as different ways of utilizing it come out in the market, we as consumers anxiously try to obtain as many of these latest and greatest gadgets as our budgets allow. We are filling our homes and cars with them everyday.
There is however a bigger price to pay than what we can easily afford. We are beginning to see what all these machines and the gadgets look like as they pile up in our homes, older models not being used and relegated to the garage or anyplace else we find to store them. This includes old printers, monitors, computers, PDA’s, cell phones, scanners, copiers, analog TV’s, first and 2nd generation digital cameras. If you can name it we each probably have several. Now think of all the people that must have some of these old antiquated things and you begin to see what the landfills will be looking like when theses items are incorrectly disposed of.
One day soon, we will need to strike the ultimate balance when everything we want and even create the need for, somehow integrates itself seamlessly into our homes. I imagine a day when we will have one great master system and everything we have, technology wise, will be a part of the master system. Read the rest of this entry »
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July 29th, 2009 categories: San Diego Real Estate
San Diego Median Price Home Increased in June 2009
The median price of single family detached homes that sold in June was up 7.7 % over May to $350,000. This median price though is down 13.6% from a year ago.
The Condo market faired equally well with a 5.5 % percent gain the median price but reflected a 19% drop over the last year.
The new construction sales of homes and condos did not fair as well with a drop in the median price of 4.3 % with a median value of $455,500. Over the last year the median price of new construction shows a 7% decrease.
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July 19th, 2009 categories: San Diego Real Estate
Many have been asking where I have been for the past week. This past Thursday I sent my little one ( 2.5 lb Yorkie) in to have her bi-annual teeth cleaning. She didn’t come home, that is until today and it was her cremains in a small little box with a heart on it in which her little foot print was impressed upon it. Having gone through this just 10 months ago with my other little girl, I know what’s in the unopened box.
This past Thursday she went in to the vets in the morning and I had a contractors inspection to attend late the morning so I would be picking her up in the afternoon. I did not receive a call from the vets office so I called in to check what time to pick her up and I was asked to hold on a moment for the Vet. A bit strange but she picked up quickly and said “ how sorry she was that little Tinker had complications and died shortly after the procedure. I sort of went into shock not even able to talk.
So the past number of days I have been grieving and being alternatively angry. Having nightmares about her needing me and I couldn’t reach her. Sleeping has consisted of falling asleep in a chair and awakening thinking she needs to go out.
Tinker had this really cute way about her, not being a barker, of coming into a room I was in and she would walk to some distance away where I could see her and then she would turn around and face me and would just look at me. She either needed to go out or wanted to eat. So I usually always asked both questions. When I hit on the right one, she would either run to the door or the Kitchen where her treats were. When I would be at my desk, however, she made this tiny little noise, I can’t describe it but when I would hear it, I would look down and there she was. It was her way of talking to me that she needed something, mostly to go out, which she did about about 20 times a day. She loved walking in the grass , around and around, back and forth, never missing barely an inch of her private yard.
She was so easy on the eyes as a beautiful little girl with long hair, silver black with light tan markings. She had the most beautiful gate when she walked, almost like a strut, if you will. I loved to watch her walk going to either side of the yard to do her business. She was so beautiful to watch, as she seemed lighter than air. Her tan markings on her rear side enhanced the look as she walked away from me. She also had the cute way of questioning things. If she wondered about something or something different or unusual was in her path, she would lean to the right and raise her left front leg, not high but it was just so cute. As if to say, “hold up, I got a think a minute”. What is this thing I have encountered. Read the rest of this entry »
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San Diego Real Estate – Sellers Market, Buyers Market or …………..Lenders Market?
Buyers rule? Not so fast. Certainly that’s not quite true if the property falls under the category of distressed property.
Distressed property usually needs far more than a paint job, at least, that’s true, or has been up to now in San Diego’s Homes for Sale market. Property is considered distressed if it has been foreclosed by the lender or the owner is seriously late in making payments or the property is upside down. Upside down meaning that the value of the property is less than the mortgage amount.
So what am I meaning by Lender’s market?To define a “Lenders Market”, let’s first review the characteristics of a ” Seller’s Market ” and a “Buyers Market“.
In defining a “Sellers Market”, we usually find a lower than usual and faster moving inventorywith prices generally increasing and the Seller more clearly in control to determine the outcome of any successful effort to purchase. Buyer’s tend to pay more ( often times more than property might be listed for). Many of the buyers contingencies are either eliminated or greatly reduced. The time for removal of contingencies is shortened. In some cases many of contingencies are negotiated way, such as a buyers typical request for repairs and the length of time the buyer has to obtain services such as appraisal and loan approval.
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San Diego Real Estate – Big Bay Boom July 4th Celebration
San Diegoans stare in awe at the night sky of the amazing specular pyrotechnics on display tonight throughout 16 areas of San Diego. And yes, yours truly will be at one of them, hopefully to get some new outstanding pictures for next years post.
The Big Bay Boom as it is called on the Bay in Downtown San Diego has a budget of over $100,000 and is best seem from Seaport Village. One of the best ways to get is there is park at one of the satellite trolley stations near downtown and take the trolley. You can avoid much of the traffic associated with this annual event and simply walk from the trolley station to Seaport Village. Read the rest of this entry »
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