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The One Number to Watch for a Housing Recovery – The Term Sheet

This article from Fortune Magazine helps put the housing recovery in perspective.

If you’re waiting for home prices to go up, then you’re missing signs the troubled housing market has finally turned around.

FORTUNE – Over the past few months, many economists have concluded that that the U.S. housing market has reached a turning point and is healing. This may sound hard to believe, since home prices have continued their downward trend. In 2011, prices fell by 4% following nearly a 30% decline since the property bubble paeked in June 2006. They ended the year at a 10-year low.

Indeed, prices aren’t likely going to rise for a while. But this might not necessarily mean the housing market isn’t on the mend. Perhaps we’re looking at the recovery all wrong, says Paul Dales at Capital Economics. In a report to clients recently, the economist said higher prices won’t be the sign that tells us there’s a real recovery under way. Rather, the recent pick-up in sales is what we should pay attention to.

Sales have risen recently, reaching a few milestones.

 

Katie Dunahoo, Certified Restidential Specialist, Broker

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Shall I Remodel My Home?

Which Home Improvement Projects Have the Highest Returns?

Recently, REMODELING Magazine did a survey to rank which home improvement projects needed the most return for their clients and YOUR FRONT DOOR recouped 73% of its cost! What this means is that if you replaced your entry door for around $1,200 you would  see a 73% return on your investment.

Other projects that had a high return on your investment were:

*MINOR KITCHEN REMODEL costing around $19,000 and return about 72.1%

*MAJOR KITCHEN REMODEL costing around $58,000 returns about 65.7%

*GARAGE DOOR REPLACEMENT costing around $1,500 had a 71.9% return on investment

*WOOD DECK ADDITION costing around $10,000 and returning about 70.1%

*VINYL WINDOW REPLACEMENTS costing $11,000 and returning about 68%

*WOOD WINDOW REPLACEMENTS costing $12,000 returns about 67.5%

So, before you decide what to improve or replace, remember that there are a variety of factors to consider in addition to the fiscal costs. For more information, please contact your local contractor and our neighborhood Realtor.

 
June Kubli, Ph.D.
Broker Associate, Certified Residential Specialist
License #00911089
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
Cell: 858-353-0406
EFax: 858-228-9944
Email: jskubli@gmail.com

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Projects to Boost Your Home’s Curb Appeal

This informational article I saw in the Chicago Tribune gives great tips on what you can do to boost your home’s curb appeal. What projects have you done that have really made a difference to your home?

 

Katie Dunahoo, Certified Restidential Specialist, Broker    

858.775.1239 or ktdunahoo@msn.com






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Free ‘Apps’ for Prospective Homeowners

There are many applications you can purchase on your smart phones that will identify homes for sale, show the current interest rates, and provide forms to apply for a loans. You can also submit rental applications and even find the right real estate for you. But did you know that there are as many that can do the same thing for free?

June Kubli, Ph.D.
Broker Associate, Certified Residential Specialist
License #00911089
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
Cell: 858-353-0406
EFax: 858-228-9944
Email: jskubli@gmail.com


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How to Neutralize Odor with Vanilla Extract

I came across this great article from the folks at eHow.com on How to Neutralize Odors with Vanilla Extra. It works great. Enjoy!

 

Katie Dunahoo, Certified Restidential Specialist, Broker    

858.775.1239 or ktdunahoo@msn.com



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Who Can Buy? You Can Buy!

Purchasing Homes in San Diego gets easier…

For the first time the housing affordability index has gone over 200. An index rating of 100 is the point where median-income buyers have exactly enough income to purchase with a 20% down payment and can commit 25% of their gross income to mortgage principal and interest payments.

 

June Kubli, Ph.D.
Broker Associate, Certified Residential Specialist
License #00911089
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
Cell: 858-353-0406
EFax: 858-228-9944
Email: jskubli@gmail.com

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Buying or Selling a Home in Tierrasanta 92124

What is Your Home Worth? 

Buying or Selling a Home in Tierrasanta?

Whether you are looking to buy or sell your home in the Tierrasanta area, it is important to understand the current market.

Please click on the link below to view valuable information regarding the real estate market in Tierrasanta.

Tierrasanta Real Estate Statistics February 2012

Please call or email me with additional questions.  I am here to assist you with your real estate goals.

Average Sales Price, Average Days on the Market, Sales Price per Square Foot, Inventory and Months of Supply, Real Estate Market Statistics, Tierrasanta Homes for Sale

 Kathleen A. WilliamsCell: 619.944.6520
Email: kathleen.williams@msn.com
Website: www.411SanDiegoHomes.com
CA DRE License #00909208
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
930 Prospect Street
La Jolla, CA 92037

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Buying or Selling a Home in University City 92122

What is Your Home Worth? 

Buying or Selling a Home in University City?

 

Whether you are looking to buy or sell your home in the University City area, it is important to understand the current market.

Please click on the link below to view valuable information regarding the real estate market in University City.

University City Real Estate Statistics February 2012

Please call or email me with additional questions.  I am here to assist you with your real estate goals.

Average Sales Price, Average Days on the Market, Sales Price per Square Foot, Inventory and Months of Supply, Real Estate Market Statistics, University City Homes for Sale

Kathleen A. Williams

Cell: 619.944.6520
Email: kathleen.williams@msn.com
Website: www.411SanDiegoHomes.com
CA DRE License #00909208
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
930 Prospect Street
La Jolla, CA 92037

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Buying or Selling a Home in Clairemont 92117

What is Your Home Worth? Supply,

Buying or Selling a Home in Clairemont?

 

Whether you are looking to buy or sell your home in the Clairemont area, it is important to understand the current market.

Please click on the link below to view valuable information regarding the real estate market in Clairemont. 

Clairemont Real Estate Statistics February 2012 

Please call or email me with additional questions.  I am here to assist you with your real estate goals.

Average Sales Price, Average Days on the Market, Sales Price per Square Foot, Inventory and Months of Supply, Real Estate Market Statistics, Clairemont Homes for Sale

 Kathleen A. Williams

Cell: 619.944.6520
Email: kathleen.williams@msn.com
Website: www.411SanDiegoHomes.com
CA DRE License #00909208
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
930 Prospect Street
La Jolla, CA 92037

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Who Lives in 92122?

92122, also known as the Golden Triangle, is bounded by Highway 52 to the South and the convergence of Highway 5 and 805 to the North. Of the approximately 17888 housing units in that area, 4700 units comprise the “University City” part of the Golden Triangle.

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San Diego Veterans Enlist for Research

The Million Veteran Program, sponsored by the Department of Veterans Affairs is asking veterans to volunteer for a research program focusing on how genes affect the health and non health of those who have served in the military. With a budget of $19.8 million, the VA is looking for 1 million volunteers to provide blood samples and health questionnaires so that they may test for DNA and other genetic characteristics. (more…)

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2012 Economic Housing Outlook

The New Year brings forecasts and predictions for the coming year. Here is the National Association of Realtors economic forecast for 2012.

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858-353-0406

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858-775-1239

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930 Prospect
La Jolla, CA 92037

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