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Home prices in San Diego up 9%

San Diego home prices ended 2012 with a bang, mirroring a trend seen in other major U.S. metro areas.

The price of a local home sold in December rose 9 percent from the same time a year ago, based on the S&P/Case-Shiller home price report released on Tuesday. That boost is the highest year-ago increase for any given month since July 2010. Values have risen 11 straight months, Case-Shiller data show…

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…What’s behind the uptick?

In San Diego, rising sales and a smaller inventory of available homes are driving up price.

Inventory here is near a 52-month low, with about 4,200 active home listings in the county, according to numbers from the San Diego Association of Realtors…

Read more of this article by U~T San Diego here: San Diego home prices up 9%

6 tips for first-time homebuyers

Lily Leung, from U~T San Diego had some great tips for first-time homebuyers in her article “6 tips for first-time homebuyers”. Read part of it here, then skip over to SignonSanDiego.com for the rest of the article:

“Here are a few pointers I picked up at a first-time homebuyers workshop hosted by the San Diego Association of Realtors, or SDAR, over the weekend:

1) Consider hiring a real estate agent. Interview several candidates and make sure to ask them lots of questions. You’ll be sharing personal and financial details with your chosen Realtor, so make sure you choose someone you’re “very, very comfortable with,” said SDAR vice president Leslie Kilpatrick.

2) Don’t just take their word for it. Ask real estate agents for their resumes. Google them and nail down their web presence. And most importantly, find out if they’ve ever been disciplined. You can do a simple name search on the Department of Real Estate’s website…”

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– John A Silva