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Our promise to you is each article and video will be hard hitting and jam packed with "need to know" local San Diego real estate and mortgage information. 

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June 2, 2020

7 Hot San Diego Beach Towns to Buy a Home in 2020 | 2021

7 Hot San Diego Beach Towns to Buy a Home in

If the thought of living on or near a beach in the San Diego thrills you, then you’ll be happy to know that not only is it entirely possible to find the perfect house in this area, but you also have a number of different towns to choose from. Each of these hot beach towns in the area has its own unique atmosphere, making it easy to find just the right one for you.

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June 2, 2020

5 Best San Diego Homes for Sale Areas Under $750,000 in 2020 | 2021

5 Best San Diego Homes for Sale Areas Under $750,000 in 2020 | 2021

Living right next to the beach without spending millions seems like the dream for some people. Luckily, there are cities in San Diego with homes for under $750,000, that will put people no further than 15 miles away from the nearest beach. Below is a description of the five best cities, with three of the best properties for sale, listed in no particular order.

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June 2, 2020

Zillow San Diego: 5 Lies, Fraudulent and Deceitful Tactics Used in 2020 | 2021

Zillow San Diego: 5 Lies, Fraudulent and Deceitful Tactics Used in 2019 | 2020

Zillow has long been a standard for those looking and selling properties. Real estate agents use it to get more exposure for their properties and buyers use it to find homes for sale. Homeowners also use it to see if homes in the neighborhoods are going up in value and what their own home is determined to be worth.

From the outset, Zillow can be useful. However, there has been a lot of scamming done on the site and that has prompted an outcry from those scammed urging others not to use Zillow to find a home. The tale is a cautionary one that no one looking to move to San Diego should take lightly.

Below are five lies, fraudulent and deceitful tactics used on Zillow.

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June 2, 2020

San Diego FHA Streamline Refinance Home Loan Supporting Documents (Video) 2020 | 2021



📄 In this video we break down the San Diego FHA Streamline Refinance Home Loan needed supporting documents.   


📄 As a friendly reminder - this would pertain to anyone whom has an FHA mortgage now (or, might in the near future) and wants to lower your interest rate, drop your payments, and make it as simple as possible.


📄 Ready to rock?

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June 2, 2020

San Diego FHA Streamline Refinance Secrets Revealed (Video) 2020 | 2021



📄 In this video we break down 5 San Diego FHA Streamline Refinance Home Loan Secrets that you might not be aware of. 


📄 As a friendly reminder - this would pertain to anyone whom has an FHA mortgage now (or, might in the near future) and wants to lower your interest rate, drop your payments, and make it as simple as possible.


📄 Ready to rock?

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June 2, 2020

San Diego FHA Streamline Refinance Home Loan Q and A (Video) 2020 | 2021



📄 In this video we break down 5 San Diego FHA Streamline Refinance Home Loan common questions and answers. 


📄 As a friendly reminder - this would pertain to anyone whom has an FHA mortgage now (or, might in the near future) and wants to lower your interest rate, drop your payments, and make it as simple as possible.


📄 Ready to rock?

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June 2, 2020

San Diego FHA Streamline Refinance Home Loan (Video) 2020 | 2021



📄 Do you have an FHA loan on a property right now? If so, don't miss this one. 


📄 And, if you are thinking about using an FHA loan on your next purchase - you don't want to miss this either. 


📄 In this video I break down how you can easily refinance your current FHA mortgage taking advantage of some of the lowest rates in US history, not needing to get (or pay for) a new appraisal, having no verification of a job, and essentially not needing 99.99% of any annoying supporting documents when you apply. 


📄 ...wanna know more?

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June 2, 2020

5 Reasons Lakeside San Diego is a Great Place to Live in 2020 | 2021

5 Reasons Why Lakeside San Diego is a Great Place to Live

Those longing for waterside living have choices in California and Lakeside is among the top picks. There are several reasons this community can be the right choice for you and your family including plenty of water sports, a great family atmosphere and diversity.

Lakeside has a population of 21,827 and grew by almost 20,000 residents from the 2000 census to the 2010 census. Its median home value is $386,800 and the median rent is $1,220, making it one of the more affordable areas of California to live. Statistics state 69 percent of those who live in Lakeside own their home.

Military families have additional options in Lakeside because the U.S. Navy has two large housing complexes especially for military dependents.

The median household income is $69.912, well above the national average of $55,322. One notable feature is it is also home to Turning Point for God, a church founded by pastor David Jeremiah.

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June 2, 2020

5 Reasons East County San Diego is a Great Place to Live 2020 | 2021

5 Reasons East County San Diego is a Great Place to Live

East County is one of the most intriguing places in San Diego. While it has a name most people recognize, it is a bit of a misnomer because East County isn't a county all to itself. It is actually part of San Diego County. 

Most people associate East County with its rural areas that include incredible lakes, deep canyons and massive wilderness, the area also includes several communities both incorporated and unincorporated. So, if you are looking to plant yourself or your family is this area, there are many varied options to choose from. 

East County also doesn't have a distinctive border. The County of San Diego draws unofficial boundaries for its Supervisorial District 2.  This area actually covers 75 percent of San Diego County with areas that include the Cuyamaca Mountains, Laguna Mountains and Palomar Mountain. It also includes Anza-Borrego State Park, which is a dessert area. 

East County is largely the polar opposite of San Diego's coastal cities. It is mountainous, full of hiking trails and wilderness, a far cry from the busyness of the cities. Its cities include both those that are more urban, but it is largely defined by its rural cities where small-town life is simpler and slower paced. 

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June 2, 2020

San Diego's 10 "Must Know" Real Estate Negotiation Tips 2020 | 2021

San Diego's 10 "Must Know" Real Estate Negotiation Tips

Whether you’re looking to purchase real estate to rent it out or to live in, one of the most daunting parts of the process can be the negotiation process.

There’s a lot that you need to know and a lot more that might not be information that people regularly give out.

You don’t want to walk away with a bad dead, but it can be hard to find the line that the seller doesn’t want to cross.

Following is a list of tips that should help you up your negotiation game and get you the best deal on real estate.

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