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January 15th, 2016

Opportunities for San Diego in a Possible Chargers Exit

Rafael Perez San Diego Union Tribune article.

Our own Rafael Perez has an article in the San Diego Union Tribune where he discusses possible opportunities amid all the doom and gloom of the Charges leaving the city. I can’t describe it any better than Rafael already has, so please click the link below to read this article.

http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/2016/jan/13/perez-chargers-positives/

We have a team of agents, just like Rafael, who are all passionate and knowledgeable about living and working San Diego. Contact us and take advantage of our expertise.

Alex Aguilar

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November 9th, 2015

Real Estate 101 with Team Aguilar: Episode 4 – Why Agents Fail

This week’s vlog is aimed at real estate agents rather than clients. Why do some agents fail while others succeed? Watch and find out!

 

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November 2nd, 2015

Real Estate 101 with Team Aguilar: Episode 3 – Pocket Listings Are Not Your Friend

In this week’s vlog we look at pitfalls of pocket listings and why sellers should be wary of them. Don’t let a smooth talking realtor take advantage of your lack of knowledge – educate yourself!

 

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October 26th, 2015

Real Estate 101 with Team Aguilar: Episode 2 – Dual Agency is Bad News

In our continuing series of weekly vlogs, we tackle the tricky issue of dual agency. It’s no secret I’m no fan of dual agency; I’ve been fairly vocal about this topic.

In this video I discuss the various ethical issues that routinely crop up with dual agency and how it can cost sellers money.

 

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October 21st, 2015

Real Estate 101 with Team Aguilar: Episode 1 – Why You Should Work with a REALTOR

Here is the first part in an ongoing series of educational real estate videos for buyers, sellers, agents and anyone interested in real estate. We will be doing weekly vlog videos about different real estate scenarios, questions and other misc things we find interesting that we want to share with you.

This week’s episode looks into the importance for sellers to work with a qualified agent, since doing so can get a significantly higher sale price for your property.

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August 25th, 2015

What does $400,000 buy you in San Diego County?

According to the latest figures from SDAR, the current median price (as of August 2015) in San Diego is $555,000 for detached homes and $341,000 for attached homes. House prices rose 9% and 5% for detached and attached homes from a year ago. These prices may put prospective homebuyers off, but the reality is that there are many excellent bargains still to be had all over San Diego.

We wanted to give you a better idea of what $400,000 could buy you in San Diego County so we have put together a summary of what some of the larger communities within San Diego currently have for sale. As you can see you get a lot more for your money in certain areas of San Diego.

 

3615 Monair Dr #A – 3 Bed, 2 Bath, 1,236 square feet – $399,000

Alpine 91909 –  3023 Victoria Drive  – 4 Bed/3 Bath, 2,487 sq ft $400,000

Bay Park – 92110 – Cheapest Active Listing $449,900 – 1121 Eureka St #4– 3 Bed/3 Bath, 1,192 square feet

Cardiff By the Sea – 92007 – Cheapest Active Listing $499,0001430 Caminito Septimo – 3 bed/3 Bath, 1,258 square feet

Carlsbad – 92010 – 2838 Winthrop Ave – 3 Bed/2 Bath, 1,362 square feet $385,000

Carmel Valley – 92130- 12695 Camino Mira Del Mar#123 – 2 Bed/2 Bath, 864 square feet $399,000

Chula Vista – 91911- 1057 Vista Way – 3 Bed/ 2 Bath, 1,025 $397,900

Clariemont – 92117- 3615 Monair Dr #A – 3 Bed, 2 Bath, 1,236 square feet $399,000

Coronado – 92118 – Cheapest Active Listing $447,500 – 1106 4th #2 – Studio, 490 square feet 

4368 Georgia St #5 – 3 Bed/2 Bath, 1,000 square feet – $399,500

Del Mar – 92014 – Cheapest Active Listing $575,0002765 Caminito Eldorado – 3 Bed/3 Bath, 1,380 square feet

Downtown – 92101- 321 10th Ave #1404 – 1 Bed/1 Bath, 671 square feet  $395,000

El Cajon – 92019 – 554 3rd St – 3 Bed/2 Bath, 1,014 square feet $389,000 

Escondid0 – 92025 – 1354 Maple – 3 Bed/ 2 Bath, 1,136 square feet $379,900

Hillcrest – 92103 – 4368 Georgia St #5 – 3 Bed/2 Bath, 1,000 square feet $399,500

Imperial Beach – 91932- 1115 Emory  – 2 Bed/1 Bath 1,045 square feet $399,000

La Jolla – 92037 – 3203 Via Alicante #1 – 2 Bed/2 bath 1,074 square feet $395,000

La Mesa – 91941- 4151 Lois St – 2 Bed/1 Bath, 778 square feet $375,000

Lakeside – 92040 – 10232 Paseo Park – 3 Bed/2 Bath, 1,338 square feet $399,900

4887 Pacific Row #239 – 2 Bed/2 Bath, 1,094 square feet – $399,000

Lemon Grove – 91945- 1860 Primera St – 3 Bed/2 Bath, 1,566 square feet $399,900

Mission Beach – 92109- Cheapest Active Listing $499,900 – 2613 Mission Blvd #9– 1 Bed/1 Bath, 468 square feet

Mission Valley – 92110 – 5745 Friars Rd #107 – 2 bed/2 Bath, 1,120 square feet $379,900

National City -91950 – 2637 Granger – 3 Bed/2 Bath, 1,448 square feet $379,900

Oceanside -92054 – 403 Foussat Road – 3 Bed/2 Bath, 1,000 square feet $379,999

Pacific Beach – 92109 – 4887 Pacific Row #239 – 2 Bed/2 Bath, 1,094 square feet $399,000

Point Loma – 92107 – 3955 Wabaska Dr #9 – 2 Bed/3 Bath, 1,002 square feet 399,900

Poway – 92064 – 13230 Johannesberg # 18 – 3 Bed/ 3 Bath 1,148 square feet $389,000

1002 Iron Wheel – 3 Bed/ 3 Bath, 1,598 square feet – 397,000

Ramona – 92065 – 599 Tag Lane –  3 Bed/3 Bath, 1,516 square feet $385,800

Rancho Sante Fe – 92091 – Cheapest Active Listing $725,000  200 Via Osuna – 3 Bed/ 2 Bath, 1,675 square feet 

San Diego – 92103 – 3200 6th Ave # 3B – 1 Bed/ 1 Bath, 818 square feet $375,000

Santee – 92071 – 1002 Iron Wheel – 3 Bed/ 3 Bath, 1,598 square feet 397,000

Spring Valley  – 91977 – 1624 Highridge Rd – 3 Bed/ 2 Bath, 1,502 square feet $399,000

 

This is just the tip of the iceberg. Feel free to search our website for more bargains or contact us and see how we can make your budget work for you!

Alex Aguilar

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July 22nd, 2015

We Love San Diego – Our Drone Video Over San Diego

Taking more than 6 months to make, this video speaks for itself. Titled We Love San Diego, the video displays many amazing locations throughout San Diego County. The hardest part of creating this was deciding which locations to include and which ones to leave out for the next video. Our goal is to create a new version every year using new footage we have gathered that year.

What was the hardest 3-4 second clip to capture? Definitely the shot of Potato Chip rock. (1:59 of video) I had to load the drone, gear in my backpack, water bottles and hike up Mt Woodson. It was much more challenging than I expected.

Please view and feel free to share with your friends. At the very bottom of this post you will find a summary of all locations in the order they appear in the video.

In addition to the #WeLoveSanDiego video I created a short behind the scenes video to give you a better idea of the work that went into capturing each 3-4 second scene.

 

  1. Lyons Valley Road, Alpine
  2. Rocky Point, La Jolla
  3. Bayview Park, Coronado
  4. Embarcadero, Marina District, Downtown San Diego
  5. Oceanside Pier, Oceanside
  6. Sunset Cliffs, Point Loma
  7. Pedestrian Bridge over the I-5 Freeway looking Southbound
  8. Petco Park, East Village Downtown San Diego – Home of the San Diego Padres
  9. USS Midway Museum, San Diego Harbor
  10. Spreckels Organ Pavilion, Balboa Park
  11. Cabrillo Bridge
  12. Wave Runners at Fiesta Island in Mission Beach
  13. Otay Dam, Eastlake / Chula Vista
  14. Children’s Pool in La Jolla
  15. Flower Fields, Carlsbad
  16. Coronado Bridge
  17. Torrey Pines Beach, La Jolla
  18. The Junípero Serra Museum at Presidio Park
  19. Old Point Loma Lighthouse
  20. San Diego Trolley running through Mission Valley
  21. Qualcomm Stadium, Mission Valley – Home of the San Diego Chargers
  22. Mount Soledad
  23. Giant Dipper Roller Coaster, Mission Beach
  24. Saint Francis Chapel
  25. Clock Tower in the East Village
  26. Potato Chip Rock at Mt Woodson (The Most Difficult Portion of this Video)
  27. Mormon Temple in La Jolla
  28. 7th Street in Del Mar
  29. Hotel Del Coronado
  30. Unconditional Surrender Statue
  31. Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery
  32. Oceanside Pier at Sunset
  33. Sail Bay in Mission Bay with our wonderful agent Vanessa Charfen
  34. Old El Cortez Hotel, now Condo in Downtown San Diego
  35. The Quince Street Bridge
  36. 180° view of Coronado Island
  37. View of Downtown San Diego
  38. Along HWY 79
  39. Carlsbad Surfers

Closing Credits – Team Aguilar Outro Clip

Filmed & Edited by Alex Aguilar – https://www.facebook.com/TheRealAlexA…
Additional Editing by Anwar Halim – https://www.facebook.com/anwar.halim….

Music Stasys Wander – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dDPUO…
Filmed with DJI Phanton 2, 2D Gimbal, GoPro Black Hero 3

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March 11th, 2015

2015 San Diego Real Estate Market Update

San Diego Real Estate Market Update

February saw a seasonal slowdown in San Diego’s real estate market with a 36% decrease in detached homes and a 38% decrease in attached homes compared to the previous month. This is nothing out of the ordinary as we slowly emerge from the post-holiday slowdown. Prices saw a slight appreciation in February, around 1% for both detached and attached homes in San Diego.

2014 was the year of stability and normalcy. The housing crisis is behind us and the market is back to normal. Mortgage interest rates dropped again in January and still remain at historically low levels. This should spur home-buying for the summer months.

A lack of inventory remains a problem in San Diego although there are positive signs of this changing. As more and more people start to increase equity in their homes they will be able to move up or some may even take that equity and move down if they are moving towards their golden years. As this happens we will see improvements in housing available for purchase.

It’s still too early to predict where the market will head in 2015, but with foreclosure rates back to normal at less than 1% of all sales home equity will improve and the future looks good.

2015 San Diego Real Estate Market Update

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January 13th, 2015

FHA Mortgage Insurance Premium Cut by 0.5% – You Could Save $900 Annually

FHA Mortgage Insurance Premiums cut by 0.5%A new initiative by the Obama administration will benefit first-time homebuyers who take out FHA loans.  The administration has taken steps to reduce the annual mortgage insurance premiums on FHA loans to 0.85% from the current rate of 1.35% of the loan’s value. This FHA mortgage insurance premium cut of 0.5% will help first-time homebuyers save $900 a year on their mortgage insurance payments.

The Obama administration hopes that the move will provide a boost in home sales to first-time buyers, creating up to 250,000 additional sales over the next three years. Homeowners who refinance their home loans to FHA backed mortgages can also benefit from the rate drops. Administration officials estimate that FHA mortgage insurance premium cut could help up to 800,000 homeowners reduce their monthly insurance payments.

The FHA accounts for one-fifth of all new US mortgages and is a major source of home loans for first-time homebuyers. Since they are government backed, FHA loans carry much lower rates than traditional mortgages and require less hefty down-payments. Buyers with an FHA backed mortgage can purchase a home with as little as 3.5% down. Fannie Mae currently offers mortgages with as little as 3% down to qualifying buyers, but their annual insurance premium rate is currently 1.48% of loan value, which cannot compete with the new FHA premiums of 0.85% of loan value – even with the slightly higher down payment requirements the FHA loans end up being the overall cheaper option for first-time buyers thanks to the FHA mortgage insurance premium cut.

The move to cut insurance premiums comes as part of ongoing efforts by the Obama administration to encourage home ownership by making mortgages more accessible to working families, or as the White House puts it, “expand responsible lending to creditworthy borrowers.” In the months to come White House officials say they plan to take additional steps to “cut red tape and clarify lending standards”.

As usual, Congress remains sharply divided on the role of government initiatives to ease lending to first time buyers. Republican lawmakers were critical of the 0.5% reduction in mortgage insurance premiums, warning of future taxpayer bailouts in the event of borrowers defaulting on their FHA loans.

Mortgage and real estate industry insiders were buoyant at the news, however.  Current president of the Mortgage Bankers Association and former FHA commissioner David Stevens states that the drop in premiums gives “a psychological boost to Realtors, mortgage bankers, and probably a sizable number of homebuyers who are sitting on the fence.”

FHA Mortgage insurance premium cut

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November 23rd, 2014

San Diego Real Estate Market Update November 2014

San Diego Real Estate Market Update November 2014

San Diego’s real estate market could best be described as stable and balanced as we head into Thanksgiving,  in line with the seasonal slowdown the market goes through this time of year. Sales of single family detached homes were up 2.1% while sales of attached homes are down 3.5%. Housing inventory is still below what is required, which is an ongoing problem in real estate markets all over the country.

The average home stays on the market for 45 days before being sold – compare this to the average market times of 6 months just a few years ago.

Market perception is a problem, both among home buyers and Realtors®. Despite interest rates holding at all-time lows, people seem to be under the impression that obtaining financing is still a challenge. According to a Realtor® quoted in this month’s Credit Suisse Realtors® Survey: “Perception that financing is even more difficult than it actually is.” As you can see in the info-graphic below, the lowest mortgage rates in 18 months and flat home prices have not lead to increased sales.

Employment figures have shown constant growth, gasoline prices are at historic lows and steadily rising home values in a stable real estate market have not resulted in a frenzy of buying. As we enter the end of the year it seems that actual market conditions are taking a back-seat to people’s perceptions of where they think the market is. Hopefully this changes soon.

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