Kim has been actively involved with real estate for 17 years. As far back as 1989, Kim and her husband, Dave, began purchasing and renovating residential property. They did this while working full time and raising four children. From these experiences Kim learned valuable critical thinking skills, successful multi-tasking, and how to nurture relationships. Their children have grown into independent, well-adjusted young adults, so those skills seem to have paid off.

San Diego Home Prices

San Diego Home Prices

Determine the Future of San Diego Home Prices   Another interesting article predicting the path of home prices. Will San Diego real estate prices almost keep up with inflation? One hundred “experts” were surveyed and are predicting the following:   Home values will appreciate by 4.4% in 2014. The cumulative appreciation will be 19.5% by…

San Diego Real Estate Investing

Investing in San Diego Real Estate

Thoughts about Investing in San Diego Real Estate   There are so many opinions about real estate, whether now is the time to buy and why. This article isn’t just about San Diego real estate, but it has some good points.   Dave and I have been investing in San Diego real estate since we…

San Diego Horizon Real Estate is Going Green

San Diego Horizon Real Estate is Going Green

San Diego Horizon Real Estate is Going Green My husband Dave and I just returned from visiting family in Charlotte, North Carolina and Hilton Head, South Carolina. Dave is a contractor and I’m pretty handy when it comes to house repairs, so we helped our family members with a few projects.   After earning our keep,…

San Diego Real Estate and Tax Benefit Proposition 13

San Diego Real Estate and Tax Benefit Proposition 13  Every time a piece of San Diego real estate changes owners, the San Diego property is reassessed for property taxes. San Diego real estate property taxes are approximately 1-1.25% of the purchase price per year.  An example: $500,000 purchase price X 1.25%=$6,000/year in property taxes The…

88 Types of Turbulence

San Diego Real Estate and 88 Types of Turbulence I wouldn’t say that I hate surprises; I would say they make me feel nervous. To help my clients from feeling nervous, I give all my clients the 88 Types of Turbulence, Things That Might Go Wrong During Your San Diego Real Estate Transaction. During our Initial…

San Diego Homebuyer Sites for Schools

San Diego Homebuyer Sites for Schools   When in the process of buying a San Diego house for a family with children, you may find these websites helpful for determining the area and San Diego school.   www.greatschools.org  This popular schools website allows you to input the San Diego school name and gives you test…

Buying versus Renting

San Diego Real Estate: Buy or Rent a House

San Diego Real Estate: Own or Rent One of the many reasons to buy a San Diego house is to build equity. At least that was one of the major reasons to buy a San Diego home prior to the financial crisis when the United States housing market suffered in 2008. Although the drive to become…

Pile of Paperwork for Home Loan Application

Gathering Documents to Apply for a San Diego Home Loan

Today I will provide the answers to the mystery of what exactly will a San Diego homebuyer need to provide to start the process of obtaining a San Diego mortgage. The documents that will show your detailed financial history include the following: A photo of your driver’s license Your social security number Most recent mortgage…