Understanding a home’s true market value is about more than pictures, software assessments and price-per-square-foot. Whether you’re a current homeowner thinking of selling or are house-hunting, it’s crucial you understand what factors affect home valuation. By partnering with a local market expert, sellers will avoid pricing their house out of the market (the kiss of death in real estate) while still getting top dollar. Buyers will ensure they get a good deal on their next home.
So, how do you accurately calculate a home’s value? After all, the value a home is assigned by the tax assessor and the one it’s given when it’s listed are often dramatically different from one another. Which one is accurate and what does it all mean? Read on to learn more.
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The July 2017 San Diego County Real Estate Report shows that, unlike some parts of the country, the San Diego County real estate market has not slowed down. In fact, year-over median sales prices increased countywide by 11 percent in June. The number of closed sales has dropped, but this is due to a continued lack of inventory.
San Diego County’s housing market has recovered with the median sales price exceeding 2005’s high in May this year. If you’re a homeowner, that’s wonderful news. It you are looking to buy, it’s not as scary as it sounds because when you adjust for inflation, we are still well below pre-recession highs. Only about one-third of the country has seen this recovery.
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If you’re in the market for a new home or investment property, one of the first questions you’ll probably ask is, “What can we afford?” To answer this question, you must look at more than just the asking price of a home. You need to understand what your total buying power is, and the factors that will affect it.
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Annual Oceanside Independence Parade
Location: Oceanside, Coast Hwy from Wisconsin Ave to Pier View Way
Join us for the Annual Oceanside Independence Parade on July 1, 2017 as it marches up Coast Highway from Wisconsin Ave to Pier View Way. Come see floats, bands, walking groups, cool cars and much more. Our theme this year is “STAR SPANGLED SALUTE.” The parade starts at 10:00 a.m. Running time from beginning to end is about two hours.
Viewing of the parade is available from the sidewalks along the entire route. Spectators are encouraged to bring folding chairs. The highest concentration of viewers will be on the north end of the route past Seagaze Avenue.
Street parking is available on the residential side streets that run parallel to the entire route (Freeman and Tremont Streets). Over 1,000 parking spaces are available in the downtown parking lots and the parking structure. To enter the downtown area from the east on parade morning, you will have to cross Coast Highway at Oceanside Blvd. or Surfrider Way. Parking time limits may be enforced for street parking and parking lots – watch for the signs.
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The June 2017 San Diego County Real Estate Report still shows a hot market with fast moving sales and a serious lack of inventory. But this cannot go on forever. Real estate markets are cyclical. Some parts of the country are already showing a slowdown in appreciation rates as reported by CNBC.
The anticipated rate hike by the Federal Reserve will most likely put downward pressure on the market. It will not only make it more difficult for buyers to borrow for their home purchase, but it will also push up the cost of consumers’ existing revolving debt and adjustable rate mortgages.
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The current trends are all about utilizing rich color, maximizing texture and creating comfortable interiors. Use these top 5 home design trends of 2017 to get inspired. Makeover your home’s interiors and create spaces you love that also appeal to your personal style. Remember, if you plan to sell in the next few years, you may want to avoid doing anything dramatic. Instead, incorporate small changes that would appeal to buyers.
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North Coast Rep The Spitfire Grill, A Musical
June 1 – June 25
Location: Solana Beach, 987 Lomas Santa Fe Dr, Suite D
Honest and emotional, this heartfelt musical tells the engaging tale of a young woman with an uncertain past.
Filled with inspirational melodies, and an emotionally soaring score, this all-American musical serves up an abundance of warmth, spirit and goodwill. Open your heart and visit The Spitfire Grill.
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The May 2017 San Diego County Real Estate Report shows continued gains, despite the ongoing supply shortage and slowly increasing mortgage rates. Those rising interest rates paired with increasing values are making San Diego County homes less affordable. Trump’s proposed tax plan could decrease affordability even more by removing important deductions for homeowners.
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Great curb appeal not only makes your home the star of the neighborhood, it can also improve its value and help you sell it for more. Whether you’re thinking of listing your home or just want to make your home the envy of your neighbors, here are several quick ways to increase your home’s curb appeal.
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Rhythm & Brews
12 – 4 PM
Location: Vista, Historic Downtown Vista Village
The San Diego Brewers Guild’s Rhythm & Brews music and craft beer festival will pair many of the country’s most celebrated craft breweries with local musicians for its annual bookend event. On Saturday, May 6th from 1 to 4 p.m., craft beer aficionados will gather along Hop Highway in historic downtown Vista Village in Southern California to sample IPAs, barrel-aged brews, sour ales and much more from over 50 of San Diego’s most acclaimed breweries, all while enjoying live musical performances by Ashley Hollander and San Diego’s own Grammy nominated P.O.D., while enjoying delicious eats from local food trucks.
Proceeds from the event benefit the San Diego Brewers Guild, the nonprofit that works to support the county’s innovative brewing community as well as the Brazilian Institute for Arts and Culture, an organization whose mission is to facilitate the education of Brazilian arts and culture to the community.
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