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.

Junk Yard

How NOT to sell San Diego Real Estate!

These incredibly bad San Diego (Sandicor) MLS photos are a great example of How NOT to sell San Diego Real Estate! Question: Why would a San Diego real estate agent think posting photos like these would help to sell a home in San Diego for it’s highest and best price? Answer: It doesn’t … what…

Stand Out from the competition

San Diego Home Buyers Can Stand Out

Over the past 9 months or so, it’s been a trying time for San Diego home buyers. I’ve experienced these home buyers viewing San Diego homes available for purchase and starting out with high ideals. Looking at San Diego homes with a long, long “must-have” list. Watching them be critical about the smallest defect in…

Kim Ward, broker and owner of Horizon Real Estate

Valuable Information for San Diego Home Buyers

   Know your household budget. Many San Diego buyers create a budget of what they would like to spend, instead, create a realistic view of what you actually do spend. You can accomplish this by using all your purchase receipts to create a budget that reflects your actual spending habits over the last several months.…

Zillow and San Diego Real Estate

Zillow and San Diego Home Value

  Zillow and San Diego Home Value   So you wake up and you are wondering what your San Diego house is worth. As a San Diego homeowner, maybe it’s time to look into getting more space, perhaps you’ve been thinking about refinancing and then you notice your neighbor has a for sale sign in…

Floor Plan App

Floor Plan App

I just found this fun floor plan app from magic-plan.com. The app is MagicPlan 2.0 and it allows you to create floor plans with an iPhone. Recently a happy San Diego homebuyer that was about to close escrow on his first home was curious about how his furniture would fit in the living room. In…