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.

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San Diego Interest Rates for a Home Purchase

San Diego homebuyers are always curious about interest rates for a San Diego mortgage. The not so good news is that a year ago interest rates where at a whole point less! Good news this week is that interest rates have dropped a tiny amount from last week. It’s still a great time to consider…

San Diego Real Estate Market Flucuation

San Diego Real Estate Market Fluctuations

In a conversation with Laura, we discussed how in the past few weeks the San Diego real estate market shifted. It’s not as if houses are not selling, it’s a subtle shift from multiple offers with San Diego homebuyers scrambling to get a house to a week on the market and one solid offer. And,…

VA Loans

San Diego Homebuyer with VA Loan

San Diego home sellers and their real estate agents should be aware of the positive rule changes with San Diego VA loans. Many people don’t know that in the past VA loans were not as good as conventional loans because the San Diego seller had to pay a large amount of fees known as the…

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Moving Tips

Moving to your new San Diego home can be invigorating and exhausting. San Diego homebuyers are excited about buying their new home and starting on the path towards financial success. And, having an organized move to a San Diego home can keep the exhausting part to a minimum. Many successful moves later, these are the…

1031 Exchange

San Diego Real Estate 1031 Exchange

  Q & A San Diego Real Estate 1031 Exchange   When selling a principal residence, San Diego homeowners can take up to $500,000 profit-tax free. When selling a San Diego investment property, rather than pay taxes on the sale profit, you can defer the taxes by exchanging a qualified property for another “like-kind” property.…

Facts for Home Buying in San Diego

How Much Money Do I Need to Buy a Home in San Diego

According to MSN.com you must earn $85,842.74 to buy a home in San Diego, this year … And these are the facts: • Mortgage rate: 4.66 percent (+0.75 percent from 2nd quarter 2013) • Home price: $485,000 • Monthly payment: $2,003.00 • Salary needed: $85,842.74 While the required salary bump isn’t quite as extreme in…