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    Exploring Down Payment Sources for First-Time Homebuyers

    By Jennifer Roberts-Darcel | October 17, 2023

    Aspiring homeowners can overcome the challenge of saving for a down payment by taking advantage of various sources of assistance.  Discover a variety of down payment sources available to first-time homebuyers, from family gifts and retirement account withdrawals to tax refunds and down payment assistance programs, empowering them to achieve their dream of homeownership.  Implementing effective... Read More

    Awareness is Key to Safeguarding Against Scams

    By Jennifer Roberts-Darcel | October 10, 2023

    When it comes to safeguarding against scams, awareness is key. By being vigilant and recognizing consistent red flags, you can effectively thwart scammers in their tracks. Stay one step ahead and keep an eye out for these warning signs to protect yourself from falling victim to fraudulent schemes. Unexpected contact – You receive unanticipated contact by... Read More

    Tips to Achieve Your Full Potential Equity

    By Jennifer Roberts-Darcel | August 28, 2023

    The real estate market is constantly evolving, presenting homeowners with challenges in determining the accurate value of their properties. In today’s era of rapid fluctuations, it is essential to equip yourself with the right knowledge and tools to make informed pricing decisions. There are three crucial factors to consider when assessing your home’s worth. Online... Read More

    How Appreciation and Amortization Benefit Homeowners

    By Jennifer Roberts-Darcel | August 18, 2023

    Owning a home is not only a place to live but also a valuable asset that can contribute to long-term wealth accumulation. Two key factors that play a vital role in increasing a homeowner’s wealth are appreciation and amortization. Understanding how these factors work can provide homeowners with insights into building substantial financial equity over... Read More

    RaDD Development by IQHQ: A Milestone for San Diego’s Columbia District

    By Jennifer Roberts-Darcel | June 16, 2023

    Downtown San Diego’s Columbia District is witnessing a transformation with the introduction of the Real estate and Development by Design (RaDD) project by IQHQ. This development marks a significant milestone in the evolution of San Diego as a hub for innovation and biotechnology. In this article, we will delve into the features and implications of... Read More

    Why Aren’t Home Prices Crashing?

    By Jennifer Roberts-Darcel | April 5, 2023

    There have been a lot of shifts in the housing market recently. Mortgage rates rose dramatically last year, impacting many people’s ability to buy a home. And after several years of rapid price appreciation, home prices finally peaked last summer. These changes led to a rise in headlines saying prices would end up crashing. Even... Read More

    Here’s Why the Housing Market Isn’t Going To Crash

    By Jennifer Roberts-Darcel | March 17, 2023

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    2 Things Sellers Need To Know This Spring

    By Jennifer Roberts-Darcel | March 8, 2023

    A lot has changed over the past year, and you might be wondering what’s in store for the spring housing market. If you’re planning to sell your house this season, here’s what real estate experts are saying you should keep in mind. 1. Houses That Are Priced Right Are Still Selling Houses that are updated and... Read More

    What You Should Know About Rising Mortgage Rates

    By Jennifer Roberts-Darcel | March 1, 2023

    After steadily falling over the winter, mortgage rates have started to rise in recent weeks. This is concerning to some potential homebuyers as the combination of higher mortgage rates and higher prices have made homes less affordable. So, if you’re planning to purchase a home this year, you too may be wondering if now’s the right time to buy... Read More

    What You Should Know About Closing Costs

    By Jennifer Roberts-Darcel | February 16, 2023

    Before you buy a home, it’s important to plan ahead. While most buyers consider how much they need to save for a down payment, many are surprised by the closing costs they have to pay. To ensure you aren’t caught off guard when it’s time to close on your home, you need to understand what closing costs are... Read More