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San Diego Real Estate Spotlight: Homes for Sale Cardiff CA 92007

Cardiff and Cardiff-by-the-Sea, San Diego 92007 Homes For Sale – San Diego’s Best Deals On Cardiff-by-the-Sea Homes And Condos

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Cardiff homes and condos for sale

Like most people looking to buy an oceanfront property for use as a vacation home or as your full-time residence, one option you really must consider is buying a home or condo for sale in the seaside community Cardiff-by-the-Sea, known to the locals as Cardiff.

Cardiff-by-the-Sea, is located in Encinitas which is a north coastal community of San Diego county. One unique thing about this beach community is that it has its own zip code, 92007.

Cardiff is bordered to the south by Solana Beach, and by Carlsbad to the north as well as east.

Historical records say that Cardiff got its name in honor of the town of Cardiff, Wales. Developer J. Frank Cullen broke ground in this former farming community to begin building homes in 1911. Cullen’s wife was from Cardiff, Wales and requested this new community be named in honor of her homeland in England.

With so much to see and do in this beach town of less than 12,000 people who call Cardiff-by-the-Sea home, this quaint area still pays homage to the other Cardiff with streets named Birmingham, Oxford, Chesterfield, and Manchester too.

Cardiff-by-the-Sea is widely known for its Reef, a popular location for surfer the world over. Over the last 70 years, the Reef, which is known for its epic wave conditions year round, has grown from being the hangout of a few local surfers to one of the most popular locations for surfing in San Diego County.

At low tide, you can stroll along a flat rock reef that stretches out from shore 40+ feet. Visitors and residents alike enjoy exploring this area and the adjacent tide pools that make up the beautiful natural setting. Come see for yourself all the beauty that is Cardiff California 92007

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San Diego Real Estate Spotlight – Oceanside

San Diego Area Spotlight: Oceanside

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Oceanside, California, with its 6-mile stretch of gorgeous beaches, is a popular location for individuals looking to buy a vacation home or a permanent home. This coastal city, one of the largest in San Diego County, has a wide variety of houses, condos and other properties in all different sizes and price ranges.

The city of Oceanside is a beach community that also offers many attractions for would-be home-buyers. One of popular Oceanside landmark is the Oceanside Pier, which was built in the late 1800s.

Other sites of note if you are thinking about buying a home in Oceanside include the Mount Ecclesia historic district, the California Surf Museum and the Mission San Luis Rey de Francia.

Oceanside, south of U.S. Marine Base Camp Pendleton, is easily accessible by Amtrak, Coaster and Sprinter and is less than 40 miles away from San Diego, America’s Finest City. Buying a home in Oceanside allows you to experience the best of both worlds: a beachside community that is close to the city.

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Oceanside Homes For Sale Spotlight – Oceanside 92049, 92051, 92052, 92054, 92056, 90257, 92058 – Oceanside Real Estate

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Mission Hills Homes For Sale Spotlight – Mission Hills 92103 – Mission Hills Real Estate

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Widely known as one of San Diego’s finest neighborhoods, Mission Hills boasts elegant homes along tree-lined streets, a vibrant business district, and above all else a strong sense of community.

Sandwiched between Hillcrest, Old Town, Downtown and Mission Valley, Mission Hills is located just steps from everything San Diego Real Estate has to offer.

With its mature tree lined streets and winding canyons, driving into Mission Hills is as welcoming as can be. Its central location and easy access to the Trolley, Coaster and Amtrak means you are just minutes from all that America’s Finest City, San Diego California offers.

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Mission Hills Homes For Sale Spotlight – Mission Hills 92103 – Mission Hills Real Estate

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Understanding The 3 Step California Real Estate Foreclosure Process

Understanding The 3 Step California Real Estate Foreclosure Process…

In this market, there are many challenges for homeowner that could cause them to fall behind on their mortgage payments. It could be anything from job loss to a death in the family.

man_question_markWhat ever the reason is, as you fall behind on the payments you have state regulated guidelines that the lender must follow before they can foreclose on the property.

In a recovering market another potential scenario is when a homeowner needs to sell but the value of the house is “upside-down”, the market value of the home is actually less than the amount owed on the mortgage. In this scenario you could try a short sale, however if unsuccessful the threat of foreclose becomes real.

Foreclosure is the proceeding in which a mortgage holder, bank or other secured creditor sells or repossesses a real property after the Homeowner has failed on the terms of their agreement (a mortgage or a deed of trust).

Whatever the reason, after consistently missing payments the lender will usually consider the loan in default and begin with the foreclosure process. The Lender will have the right to sell the property or even call the loan due.

In California short sale / foreclosures have 3 steps in the timeline towards the property being sold.

1. Notice of Default (NOD):
A Notice of Default is a public notice given to the homeowner. It could be posted on the window or door, or mailed. When a borrower is in default, or behind in mortgage payments, the lender will attempt to collect by any means necessary, including seizing the home. In California lenders usually do not file an NOD until the homeowner is at least 90 days behind in payments. At this point many homeowners will try a short sale to avoid the property going to foreclosure.

2. Notice of Trustee Sale (NOTS):
A Notice of Trustee Sale is a public notice, given to the homeowner and published in a newspaper communicating a date for auction. This is also generally posted on the door; it is generally at least 21 days before the sale takes place.

3. Auction:
An auction is a public place, usually a courthouse, where properties are auctioned to the highest bidder.

Contact us today if you have questions or would like some assistance.

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San Diego Realtors

Oliver, Sam, Sandro

The Home Team

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Sam Khorramian – Direct: (858)518-1533

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How to Flip A House And Make Money: 5 Tips For Quick Turning (Flipping) A House

5 Tips For Quick Turning (Flipping) A House

San Diego Real Estate Flips

On one of those “house flipping” shows on TV, a young couple was running $14,000 over budget on their first fixer-upper investment (and 11 weeks behind schedule). They ran out of money and put the house on the market with a low quality looking “fix-ups” and visible damage still needing to be taken care of. Of course buyers would see these things first, making a bad impression. You can avoid this by starting with changes that are most important. Then if you run out of money or time, you’ve already done the things that will make the home sell.

When quick turning or “flipping” property the first two tips are not about what to fix or change, but rather about time and money. Specifically, they are about how to determine how much to pay for your “quick turn property” in the first place. Read through the first two with caution then and make sure that you follow these carefully.

1. Know Your Numbers

Knowing the numbers will be a key to your success when looking to invest in real estate. What price will the house sell for after you are all done with the fix-ups? You need a clear idea of the ARV (after repair value) to safely make an offer on a property. Do not guess that you’ll sell the home for $20,000 more than what you put into it. You don’t decide what a home is worth – the market does, so get advice if necessary. Then subtract from the ARV all possible costs you will have, including price, buying costs, repair costs, holding costs, and the costs of selling. Now subtract the profit you want, and you have the highest price you should pay. Start with an offer lower than this, of course.

2. Stay on Schedule

You HAVE to set a schedule and stick to it. Too many house-flipping projects have gone wrong due to falling behind schedule. For example, you think you can get the plumber in and out of the house in the first week, but it takes a month, so you can’t close the walls up, and everything else gets behind schedule. Meanwhile you’re spending $2,500 per month on holding costs like loan payments, utilities, property taxes and insurance. Be sure to check before you finalize the offer, to see how long things like windows, plumbing and dry-walling will take. Also, make completion dates a part of any contracts you sign with contractors.

3. Figure the ROI of Improvements

Some improvements will have a much higher ROI. The Return-on-investment (ROI) for each possible improvement should determine what you do to the home. You’ll be guessing at times, but the principle is that you do only those things which increase the value of the home substantially more than what they cost. Such high-ROI improvements vary by area and by type of home, but they typically include painting, carpeting, landscaping, and finishing unfinished space. With a small house, you might get new flowers and bushes, fresh paint, and all new carpeting for less than $7,000, and possibly raise the market value of the home by $14,000.

4. Know Your Buyers

You need to know as much as possible about your potential buyers. A single story Spanish style home in a neighborhood full of retired couples, won’t sell well to the younger crowd. Know what kinds of buyers are likely to want the home (and neighborhood) before you start. Then, after improving it with those buyers in mind, market it appropriately. You or your agent should identify and advertise the benefits that matter to your buyers, whether this includes “close to stores” or “country living.”

5. Price It Right

This is the key to having success and selling fast. Selling fast means you can save thousands of dollars in holding costs. You may also have other projects waiting for that money. To sell fast, price it slightly below market value – and let buyers know it’s a deal. It may seem that if you sell for $3,000 under market, you’re losing $3,000, but you are possibly saving a couple thousand in the holding costs you’ll pay if it takes an extra six weeks to sell at a higher price. Also, if you are a serious investor, flipping a house fast means getting the money into your next project fast. Buy right, and use the other tips here, and there should be plenty of profit left in any case. These tips are the foundation for having massive success in the house flipping business.

Now you can go out and make it happen!

If you need any help or have any questions, feel free to contact me anytime.

Your friends and local real estate experts,

Oliver, Sam, Sandro

The Home Team

Contact us anytime:

Oliver Graf – Direct: (760)237-8006
Sandro Natale – Direct: (949)290-2599
Sam Khorramian – Direct: (858)518-1533

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How To Buy A House – What Happens During The Home Buying Process?

How To Buy A House – What Happens During The Home Buying Process?

Having the right team behind you makes all the difference. san diego ca homes for sale

Purchasing a new home for sale is always an exciting time.  There are many important steps to follow when buying a home in San Diego.  These are the steps that your REAL ESTATE TEAM (your Real Estate Agent, lender, and the title and escrow company) will perform so that your transaction is successful.

Steps are in chronological order by days in a typical sale with 30 day escrow period.  Some steps occur simultaneously.

Day 1. Pre-approval and evaluation of your ­financing options [Lender].
Loan application form is completed [Lender].

Day 2 – 30. Choose a desired property,  present an offer and good-faith deposit [Real Estate Agent].

Day 31. Contract is reviewed with particular attention to the steps with specific dates [All team members].  If offer is accepted, the transaction is started and Title/Escrow is opened [Title and Escrow Company]

Day 32 – 35. Property inspections are ordered [Real Estate Agent].
Credit report and property value assessment are ordered [Lender].

Day 36 – 48. The preliminary title report is reviewed and sent to the lender and the Real Estate Agent [Title and Escrow Company].
The disclosure reports are delivered to the buyer [Real Estate Agent].
The preliminary title report is reviewed [All team members].
Buyer selects their desired loan [Lender].
Inspection contingencies are lifted [Real Estate Agent].
Loan contingencies are removed [Real Estate Agent].

Day 49 – 60. Final gathering of documents for loan approval [Lender].
Escrow ensures title report is free of errors and that in compliance [Title and Escrow Company].
Loan package is sent to the mortgage lender for ­final underwriter approval [Lender].
The Real Estate Agent gives fi­nal instructions for the closing [Real Estate Agent].
Escrow drafts instructions and get signed by all parties. [Title/Escrow].

Day 60 – 61.  All signed documents are returned to the lender [Title and Escrow Company].
Buyer and their Realtor does a Final walk through [Real Estate Agent].  The buyer deposits the funds balance in the escrow account [Title and Escrow Company]. Buyer and Seller exchange monies [Lender].
The deed is registered with the county [Title and Escrow company].
The transaction is closed and the keys are handed to the new owner with a smile! [Real Estate Agent]

That’s it!  We’re always happy to answer any questions.  And don’t forget our Free Home Search Tool.  Search for homes and condos for sale anytime!

Your friends and local real estate experts,

Oliver, Sam, Sandro

The Home Team

Contact us anytime:

Oliver Graf – Direct: (760)237-8006
Sandro Natale – Direct: (949)290-2599
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Mega Million Dollar Homes For Sale – San Diego’s mega mansions in La Jolla and La Jolla Shores

La Jolla Real Estate is among the top homes for sale in California. Anyone who’s knows La Jolla would agree that they love the sweeping views and luxurious feel. In this episode Sam takes a drive along the world famous La Jolla Shores. This part of La Jolla offers breathtaking views, beautiful sandy beaches, perfect surf spots all along amazing La Jolla condos and homes for sale.

When you have decided you’re ready to start searching for La Jolla Real Estate, the first step is to determine which neighborhood is right for you. There are over 10 different areas of La Jolla Real Estate, each nicer than the other. With everything from mega luxury homes to ocean front condos, La Jolla is a winning choice for the pickiest buyers. La Jolla Realtors have access to the MLS which gives them direct access to every home for sale in La Jolla. Now with our free search tool, you have the exact same access as a La Jolla Realtor! Visit http://www.FreeSDHomeSearch.com now!

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La Jolla Homes for sale – Tour of La Jolla Mansions

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La Jolla Real Estate expert Sam Khorramian does a car tour of the streets on Mt Soledad. Mt Soledad is stacked with multimillion dollar La Jolla homes. With everything from older homes to brand new mega mansions, Mt Soledad is sure to please the pickiest buyers.

Watch the video below:

La Jolla Real Estate is some of the nicest in the entire country. With year round perfect weather, amazing ocean views and ultra luxurious homes, La Jolla is a the top of the list of San Diego’s most affluent buyers.

Start searching La Jolla Real Estate now with our free home search tool: http://www.FreeSDHomeSearch.com

Our team serves all La Jolla Real Estate, La Jolla Farms Estates, Mt Soledad, La Jolla Shores, Prospect st, Muirlands, and everything in between. If you have any questions about La Jolla Real Estate call us today at 760.237.8006

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Ultimate Home Buying Strategies – Looking For San Diego Homes And Condominiums For Sale?

In this video San Diego Home sale experts Sam Khorramian and Oliver Graf talk about the strategies home buyers need to know. If you’re thinking about buying San Diego homes, it’s all too important to put a strong strategy together when you begin shopping and this will ensure your search is 10 times more effective and tons more enjoyable!

The most important piece when buying a home for sale in San Diego is making sure you’ve made the right preparations before beginning a search. This short video will show you a few important things to cover before hiring an agent like Sam and Oliver to help search for the perfect new San Diego home for sale:

How much of a down payment are you comfortable putting down on your mortgage?

What is a comfortable monthly payment for you on your mortgage?

Make sure you always get pre qualified by a San Diego mortgage professional.

Start thinking about the features about a San Diego home for sale are “must haves”

Always make sure you hire the right San Diego Real Estate team like Sam and Oliver with Big Block Realty to guarantee you get the best deal on the best new home or condo for sale.

In the searching mood? Search all San Diego homes for sale right here: http://www.FreeSDHomeSearch.com

San Diego homes for sale are the right investments for anyone looking for cash flow rental property too. Sam and Oliver have invested in hundreds of properties and that knowledge has made them and their team “Investors favorite agents”. Learn more about how Team Big Block can help you invest in San Diego homes for sale, contact us today!

If you’re interested in buying and flipping a San Diego home for sale? Just watch this quick video: http://youtu.be/Yr3x71gpkyk

For years Oliver and Sam have been helping clients buy and sell San Diego homes for sale, Carlsbad homes for sale, Encinitas homes for sale, Oceanside homes for sale, La Jolla home for sale, Downtown San Diego condos for sale, Rancho Santa Fe homes for sale and much more.

Oliver, Sam and the team at Big Block Realty have a long history of helping people buy and sell San Diego homes for sale at cant beat prices for years! Let Team Big Block guide you to your next San Diego dream home! Watch this short clip and learn why you should hire Sam and Oliver for your next house or condo purchase: http://youtu.be/GtLU_T_Zv6k

Are you a fan of La Jolla real estate? In this clip Sam takes a tour of La Jolla real estate on Mt. Soledad : http://youtu.be/B1uQt_Ipw8Y

If you need any help or have any questions, feel free to contact me anytime.

Your friends and local real estate experts,

Oliver, Sam, Sandro

The Home Team

Contact us anytime:

Oliver Graf – Direct: (760)237-8006
Sandro Natale – Direct: (949)290-2599
Sam Khorramian – Direct: (858)518-1533

Have a question? —>Contact us direct <—

Big Block Realty
Always working hard for you!
www.BigBlockRealty.com
CA DRE #01885775

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