When Renters Become Homeowners, the Move is Close

Home is never far away

When renters choose to buy, the overwhelming highest percentage of 41% do so within the same county they were renting. Some do an even closer move, with 14% deciding to buy in the same neighborhood as their current (rented) home. Those who move to another California county (at 11%), are very nearly equal to the 10% who decide to move out of the state.

Are you a renter who’s thinking of buying? What are you choosing to do — is this CAR.org infographic correct for you? If you’re buying in San Diego county, I’d be honored to assist you in your home search; contact me anytime at (619) 890-3648 or online here.

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Events: Two festivals this weekend in San Diego

Enjoy this weekend in San Diego County by checking out these two festivals in the area: the Pacific Islander Festival in Mission Bay, San Diego and the 19th Encinitas Oktoberfest.

Pacific Islander Festival

San DiegoThe 20th Annual Pacific Islander Festival will be held on September 20 – 21, 2014. There will be Pacific Islander crafts, information and food booths, plus continuous Pacific Islander entertainment all weekend long. Don’t miss out on this exciting cultural event!

When: September 20 & 21

Where: Ski Beach, Mission Bay in San Diego | Vacation Rd., San Diego, CA 92109

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19th Encinitas Oktoberfest

The 19th Annual Encinitas Chamber of Commerce Oktoberfest presented by California Coast Credit Union will be held on Sunday, September 21, 2014 from 10am to 5pm on Mountain Vista Drive and El Camino Real.

It will feature The Bluebirds a German-American Band, Bavarian dancers, tradional Oktoberfest beer from Spaten and a street craft faire featuring over 200 vendors, including artisans with unusual arts and craft items.

The family food and refreshment tent will be serving authentic German food and beers from national & local breweries.

When: September 21 | 10am – 6pm

Where: Mountain Vista Dr & El Camino Real, Encinitas, CA 92024

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Distressed Borrowers Have Waiting Periods Reduced

Fannie Mae released a report this month, informing that there are simplified waiting periods for those distressed borrowers that have a prior derogatory credit event in their past, such as a: foreclosure, bankruptcy, preforeclosure sale (short sale), or deed-in-lieu of foreclosure.Fannie Mae waiting periods Continue reading

Million Dollar Homes Going Up: bring on the bling!!

Million-dollar homes in California are making a comeback, selling for a million dollars or more, many rose to their highest levels in 7 years in the past few months. The luxury market continues to do best in the plus $2-million dollar mark and San Diego is definitely holding its own while competing with the top-dog cities in California for bragging rights or more importantly, the shiniest bling!!

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Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Honored as Gold Stevie® Award Winner

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Honored as Gold Stevie® Award Winner in 2014 American Business AwardsSM

Real estate brokerage network named “Startup of the Year” in a category considering all of U.S. Industry.

StevieBerkshire Hathaway HomeServices, part of the HSF Affiliates LLC real estate brokerage family, today announced it was recognized with a Gold Stevie Award in the Startup of the Year category of the 12th annual American Business Awards presented June 13 in Chicago. Continue reading

Events: Celebrating Grapes and Brazilian Day

Enjoy your first September weekend in San Diego county by checking out one of these fun family events either this Saturday or Sunday.

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