February 2015

How Do Multiple Offers Really Work?

REAL ESTATE WATCH  by AL REX, CPA & Realtor   Multiple offers are not always a trend that we see in San Diego County. But they do tend to occur more often when there is a lower inventory of homes for sale and higher buyer demand, especially if the home is desirable and priced competitively….

A Seller’s Market Again? Are You Sure?

REAL ESTATE WATCH  by AL REX, CPA & Realtor   After seeing prices increase by 19% in 2013, most people in the real estate business felt that 2014 would be more of a normal year, with modest appreciation in home values and a market which had both sellers and buyers on even ground. We all…

Are the San Diego and Carlsbad Real Estate Markets Cooling Off?

REAL ESTATE WATCH  by AL REX, CPA & Realtor   San Diego county average home prices are up at all three levels (below $420k, $420 through $622k, and above $622k) over last year, according to the S&P/Case Shiller Home Price Index. Lower tier prices are up 17% over 2013, with mid/upper tiers seeing a 11%…

Remodeling Your Home? Add Value With These Tips!

REAL ESTATE WATCH  by AL REX, CPA & Realtor   Remodeling your home can be fun and exciting. If you’re going to invest the time, consider these areas to add value: Kitchen – New appliances, counter tops and cabinets all add significant value to a home. Stainless steel appliances are still the rage, and quartz counter…