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14360 Sycamore Ave - rear of house

14360 Sycamore Ave, Poway 92064

by Sara Driscoll March 25, 2014 Featured

I don’t know whether to tell you about the model perfect interior of this remodeled 4BR Poway home or skip straight to the unique bonus you’ll find here… OK, let’s start with the secret highlight! Read on…

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17037 Castello Circle

Single Level in Salviati – Santa Fe Valley

by Sara Driscoll February 21, 2014 Featured

Single level home in Salviati is rarely found, but you’ve done it! Resort-like yard with custom bar and grill, pool with waterfall and more!

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609 Valley Grove Lane - Escondido CA

609 Valley Grove Lane – Escondido CA

by Sara Driscoll December 27, 2013 Escondido Real Estate

Situated on more than a half acre of usable land, this special home is tucked away on a cul-de-sac street, well away from busy roads. Sweeping view, privacy, 3-car garage & offstreet parking for RV or boat.

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Buy Your Dream Home Now – With a Bridge Loan

by Sara Driscoll May 7, 2013 Better Homeowner

Do you need to sell your home before you buy a new one? Maybe not! Find out whether bridge financing makes your dream possible.

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Latest Updates

Lender-Paid Private Mortgage Insurance Option

New Lender-Paid Mortgage Insurance Options

by Sara Driscoll February 19, 2014 Buyers

Find out how Lender-Paid private mortgage insurance can save you money and enhance your borrowing ability when buying a home. Download a flyer.

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Cash Recapture Program

Cash Recapture Program

by Sara Driscoll February 19, 2014 Buyers

Win the bidding war for that property you want to buy, then use the Cash Recapture Program for a strategic cash-out refinance! Download a flyer for more info.

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FHA Loan Limits 2014

2014 FHA Loan Limits

by Sara Driscoll February 19, 2014 Buyers

FHA loan limits for 2014 are $625,500, beginning Jan 1, 2014. Higher limits are available for 2-, 3-, and 4-unit properties. Read on to see limits for Southern California Counties, and download a flyer.

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What Home Buyers Don't Want

7 Features Buyers Don’t Want in a Home

by Sara Driscoll February 4, 2014 Buyers

A recent survey by the National Association of Home Builders discovered what home buyers don’t want in their next home. It’s anyone’s guess how these items came up in the first place, but here you go:

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Most Wanted Features in a Home

Home Buyer’s Most Wanted List

by Sara Driscoll February 4, 2014 Buyers

A recent survey tells us the features buyers most want in a new home. Perhaps it should be pointed out that the survey was nation-wide, which might explain some kind of “non-California” answers. A few of these surprised us… what’s on your Top Ten?

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Top Ten Towns in Housing Recovery

Top 10 Turnaround Towns

by Sara Driscoll February 4, 2014 How's The Market

Based upon inventory, median list price, days on market, and search and listing activity, here are the Top Ten towns leading the nation’s housing recovery… and 6 of the Top Ten are in California!

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home improvements

Home Improvements That Pay You Back

by Sara Driscoll February 4, 2014 Better Homeowner

You probably guessed remodeling the kitchen is the best return, but adding a bathroom actually contributes more value! Check this chart to see the Top 4 Home Improvements that pay you back.

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5 Projects to Avoid

5 Home Improvement Projects to Avoid

by Sara Driscoll February 4, 2014 Better Homeowner

If you plan on moving in 2-3 years, don’t invest money in home improvement projects that won’t increase the value of your home. Here are 5 to best to avoid.

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Predictions for 2014: Interest Rates Will Increase Significantly

by Sara Driscoll January 23, 2014 Buyers

Most experts are calling for an increase in mortgage interest rates in 2014.

The Fed announced last month that they would be pulling back some of their stimulus package which has kept long term mortgage rates at historic lows for the last few years.

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Supply and Demand

#1 Rule of Finding the Right Time to Buy

by Sara Driscoll January 23, 2014 Buyers

The price of any item (including residential real estate) is determined by ‘supply and demand’. If many people are looking to buy an item and the supply of that item is limited, the price of that item increases.

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