We can’t all live in California


Climate change is in the news. We reported last week that most of the great cities of the world, built on trade routes, happen to be waterfront. This is not the greatest thing in our coming future of warmer temperatures, melting icebergs and rising seas. In spite of this, we just have this incredible affinity […]

How climate change might impact real estate


Change is constant, and remarkable. Climate change, a new and undeniable reality of our times, is altering our world and our plans for the future. Recent studies have suggested that sea levels around the world appear to be rising some 60 percent faster than projections made only a few years ago by the U.N. Intergovernmental […]

A broker’s life; interested?


Selling real estate is a terrific career for lots of reasons. But not everyone has the temperament for it and will excel. In every real estate office there is always a star performer, one who sells the most and walks around with a smile on his or her face. What are the qualities that are […]

Mortgage forecast


Real estate and mortgages are co-dependent and though other factors impact prices and sales rates, none probably more than the ability of buyers to borrow money. So this week we’re looking at whether impending increases in interest rates will do any serious damage to what is now a hot market in San Diego and other […]

State of the market

Forbes Magazine, that guru of money, has recently issued a roundup of real estate realities for 2015. Rather than re-invent the wheel, this week I am presenting their insights to you in a deconstructed and simple format. Here we go: An overview: Real estate has stabilized – yay! After years of roller coaster values, we […]

Bidding wars: How to win


In the very hottest real estate markets, and we have a few here in California, the balance of supply and demand is tilting very much to the demand side. What that means is that there isn’t a lot of inventory for buyers to choose from and when something grand does come on the market, the […]

Now for the downers


​Last issue we took on the positives that make a home inviting and desired. This week, we turn to the turn-offs, and this is something every prospective seller should want to know. Remember that buyers spend an average of fifteen minutes in your home, at least the first time around, and when these baddies jump […]

Location, but what else?


Everyone has heard the phrase “location, location, location …” as applied to home ownership. It is agreed that this is the most important factor in choosing a home. And this surely cannot be denied. One can change just about everything else about a residence, but place is immutable. A super house on a noisy street […]

Are real estate brokers safe in a digital world?

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The digital world is our reality and most people now regularly and without difficulty pay their bills, make travel arrangements, prepare their own income tax returns, buy what they need including even groceries and perform many more tasks that used to be provided by others all online. As a result, many occupations are becoming obsolete, […]

New strategies for a water-stressed state


California is in trouble. Big time. In the midst of one of the most notable and long-lasting droughts in the history of the state, water, or the lack thereof, is on every resident’s mind. Certainly an offshoot of climate change, it was reported in April that snow water content in the Sierra Nevada’s was at […]

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