$10 Million House: Making Sense of Zuckerberg Purchase

As a San Diego real estate professional, I pride myself in staying up to date with all real estate trends and news not only for my clients but for myself as well. Whether it be real estate in Chula Vista, San Diego, California or the world for that matter I always like to stay in […]

Interest Rates: Sharp Rise Costs Buyers Thousands

Most home buyers don’t realize the true impact interest rates have on their buying power aside from the higher/lower payment they lock in for the foreseeable future. The fact is, mortgage rates have taken a sharp upturn now near 4% compared to 3.25% just a few months ago.

Headlines in Real Estate for week ending March 8th 2013

3 Reasons Why Home Sellers May Miss the Boat Di Matteo Group With home prices steadily rising in most areas of the country, a lack of inventory of homes for sale, and plenty of demand from buyers before the spring selling season even begins, some home sellers may find themselves missing the boat all together. […]

Headlines in Real Estate for week ending March 1st 2013

More first-time home buyers have tough time entering the market Los Angeles Times Los High unemployment for young people, strict lending standards and massive student debt loads are among the factors hurting entry-level buyers. Read Full Story Survey: Single-family renters more likely to stay longer The Wall Street Journal Renters who opt for single-family homes […]

Headlines in Real Estate for week ending February 22nd 2013

Here’s what you might have missed this week in real estate news. Neighbors’ effect on appraisals The New York Times When calculating the value of a property, an appraiser also factors in surrounding conditions. Neighborhood nuisances like an overgrown yard or a resistant odor could, in some cases, bring down the value of adjacent homes […]

Headlines in Real Estate for week ending February 15th 2013

In case Valentine’s Day caused you to miss anything, here are some real estate headlines you might have missed this week. The Value of Photos: 3 Tips For Home Sellers Di Matteo Group Studies have shown adding at least one photo to a residential real estate listing can up the final sale price by 3.9 […]

Headlines in Real Estate for week ending February 8th 2013

As prices continue to push higher, FHA continues to raise its reserves passing the cost on to new borrowers which could leave many wouldbe home buyers on the outside looking in. Here are the real estate headlines you may have missed this week: FHA to hike premiums on mortgages CNNMoney The Federal Housing Administration, which […]

Headlines in Real Estate for week ending February 1st 2013

Home prices post biggest jump in six years CNNMoney Home prices in 20 major cities were up 5.5 percent in November compared with a year earlier, their biggest jump in more than six years. Read the full story First Time Buyer’s Top 3 Questions Answered Di Matteo Group First-time home buyers entering the housing market […]

Headlines in Real Estate for week ending January 25th 2013

Housing inventory continues to remain low making it difficult for today’s buyers, Dec homes sales dip slightly and we get a guarranty for 2013. Here are the top real estate headlines you may have missed for this week. Loans for fixer uppers The New York Times Low housing inventory has resulted in a lack of […]

Owning a Home is Still the Dream [Infographic]

Owning a home has always been synonymous with the “American Dream” but with the heart ache brought on by the collapse of the housing market, do most Americans still believe owning a home is the American Dream? Was this useful? Share or leave a comment below!