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.

What is a Short Sale?

What is a Short Sale?

  What is a Short Sale?   In certain qualified cases, where a homeowner owes more on their home than it’s worth today, a lender may allow that homeowner to sell that property for less than the mortgage balance and accept a short sale. A short sale allows the homeowner to sell their home to…

Carbon Monoxide Safety Tips

Carbon Monoxide Safety Tips

Until recently, I had never met anyone that was affected by carbon monoxide poisoning. The family of our daughter, Ashlie’s boyfriend avoided a tragedy last year. They woke in their Lemon Grove home in San Diego County to feeling the affects of carbon monoxide poisoning. They were seen in a San Diego area hospital and…

Closing Costs - What Are They? How Can You Save on Them?

What are Closing Costs and How Can I Save on Them

  What are closing costs?   They are the fees for services, property taxes or special interest charges that surround the purchase of a home. They include upfront loan points, title insurance, escrow, document fees, prepaid interest and property taxes.   How can I save on closing costs?   Experience shows that closing costs, average…

Home Warranty

What is a Home Warranty?

  What is a Home Warranty A home warranty is a service contract typically for one year. A home warranty helps protect homeowners against the cost of unexpected repairs and/or replacement on major systems (i.e. electrical, heating, duct, plumbing, central vacuum) and appliances that break down due to normal wear and tear. Coverage is for…

Deciding to Sell Your Home?

Making the Decision to Sell Your Home

  5 Things You Need to Know When Making the Decision to Sell Your Home   Whether making the decision to sell your home is an easy one for you, or a difficult one, there are 5 things that you should keep in mind throughout the entire process. These tips are designed to the process…

Fiscal Cliff video

Fiscal Cliff or Fiscal Wiff?

The Fiscal Cliff was the topic of conversation in the last few weeks! This video puts it all into entertaining focus … I recommend watching it to see how you or anyone you know is affected. Thank you in advance for making me your Real Estate Consultant for Life. When you or someone you care…