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Understanding Squatters’ Rights: A California Homeowner’s Guide

When you bought your house years ago, you never imagined that, someday, it would turn into a fairly lucrative rental property. After exploring your options when it came time to buy...

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The Benefits of a House Sale Net Sheet

Knowing the best strategy for selling your home isn't always obvious. There is a lot of advice available online regarding what you should—and shouldn't—do. Friends, family, and cow...

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Steps for Successfully Selling Your House for a Job Relocation

The good news is that you finally got the dream job you've been working towards for years. And as a bonus, it's located in a city where you've always wanted to live. The bad news i...

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FAQ: I’m Behind on My House Payment—What Do I Do?

We sometimes make decisions in this life that don't quite turn out as we'd hoped or expected them to. Quitting a predictable corporate job to start a business that never gets off t...

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Quickly Selling a Home with an FHA Loan on It

You remember all too well how difficult it was to buy a house with your Federal Housing Administration (FHA) loan. Of course, you were grateful to have it since you were still stru...

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FAQ: What Is the Average Cost to Sell a House?

The average cost to sell a house in the U.S. is higher than you might think. It may come as unwelcome news if you were hoping to downsize your home now that you're retired or your ...

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Selling a House in Probate in California

There seems to be no end to the things you need to take care of when there has been a death in the family and no end to the energy you have to muster to get them all accomplished. ...

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Expert Advice for Military Selling a House Quickly

You know the drill and, when you get the call, you're ready to move fast. As an active member of the military, moving from one location to the next to perform your duties is just a...

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Steps to Follow When Selling a House After Someone Dies

When a family member—or even a close friend or colleague—passes, it can be devastating. Even when death is expected due to a protracted illness, debilitating injury, or incurabl...

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Preparing Your House to Sell Without All the Hassle

Preparing your house to sell comes with a lot of responsibilities—many of which most people aren't ready for. Some situations crop up, however, that make selling a home a necess...

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Selling a House that Needs a New Roof Quickly

It's really no surprise that repairing the roof just got away from you. With so many personal and professional distractions, it simply fell down the list in priority. For a w...

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Selling Your Family Home After a Divorce

Even when all the reasons are the right reasons, the effect a divorce can have on a family is almost always a painful one. It takes time to earn another person's trust and to trust...

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Escaping an Upside-Down Mortgage

If there is one thing that is constant in this life, it's change. Sometimes, change comes at you very fast, too.  When these shifts are unexpected, even unwanted, your life can ...

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Selling a House that Needs Major Repairs

Hanging onto an old rental property that's not produced the kind of passive income stream you'd hoped for—and that's been a huge hassle to maintain—can be as emotionally burdensome...

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How to Sell a Home without a REALTOR® in California

Though selling a house in California should go off without a hitch—especially when you're working with an experienced real estate agent—it's also possible to hit an unexpected snag...

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Secrets to Selling a House Privately

Sometimes, the option of selling a house privately is more attractive than putting a home on the open market with a real estate agent.  If you've been struggling with money and ...

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How to Get a Fair Cash Offer on My House

Sometimes, situations arise that make traditional methods for selling a home less appealing. Divorce, a serious illness, the loss of a job—all can force us into needing, or wanting...

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What is the Average Cost of Selling a Home in California

The average cost of selling a home in California seems to be high, and it looks like it's only getting higher. Of course, home sales prices are up as well. Though there is talk abo...

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How to Sell a House with Water Damage

It may surprise you to learn that water damage isn't just caused by heavy rainy seasons or burst and leaking pipes. It can be caused by an old and outdated plumbing system, moistur...

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Short Selling a House vs. Foreclosure: What are Your Options?

As much as you might try to prepare yourself to handle life's unexpected twists and turns, it can still come at you with a force that knocks you off your feet. All of the train...

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How to Sell a House Full of Furniture Easily

It is never easy selling a house after the death of a parent, a spouse, or another family member. Every piece of furniture, photograph, and book likely holds memories you're not so...

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Selling a House with Foundation Damage for Cash

Whether you're getting a divorce or have gotten new military orders, moving is stressful. In fact, it's one of the most stressful events that adults and their families can go throu...

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How to Simplify the Cash Sale of Your Real Estate Property

Sometimes, you just want things to be easy. A shorter line at the Department of Motor Vehicles, green lights all the way to work, and a hold time of only two minutes instead of 20....

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Tips for Amicably Selling Your House During a Separation

If you and your spouse have separated—or intend to—this is likely a time of high tension, deep sadness, and extreme uncertainty for the entire family. As a result, just thinking ab...

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I Need to Sell My House Fast. What Do I Do?

When you're called to duty or relocating for a job, whether it's across the country or across the Atlantic, you don't always have time to get your life—or house—in order. Depending...

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FAQ: How to Quickly Sell a House with Mold

Sometimes, life comes at you sideways. Of course, these surprises can arrive wrapped in fun packaging, like a new job in Europe or the birth of a grandson across town. But, they ma...

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3 Effective Tips for Selling a House with Rats

It doesn't take long to grow tired of dealing with a rodent problem. Even when you've lived in and loved a house for years, just deciding what to do—and how to safely go about doin...

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Advice for Selling a House with Termite Damage

There is never a good time to learn that your home is infested with termites. But, when you need to sell your house fast because your new orders came through and you’re relocating,...

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The Simplest Way to Manage the Short Sale Process for Sellers

Unfortunately, most of us come face-to-face at least once in our lives with situations that force us to choose between two or more options that can lead to potentially unfavorable ...

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How to Sell Your Property without Paying Commissions to an Agent

Though using a real estate agent to help you sell your property has its benefits, the main drawback—the cost you'll pay in commission fees—might make you think twice. Listing agent...

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How to Sell Your Property without Paying Commissions to an Agent

Though using a real estate agent to help you sell your property has its benefits, the main drawback—the cost you'll pay in commission fees—might make you think twice. Listing agent...

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FAQ: When I Sell My House What Fees Do I Pay?

Seller fees are often an unexpected—and potentially expensive—part of selling a home. And, if you're already having trouble paying the mortgage or you've fallen behind on keeping u...

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FAQ: Can You Sell a House with Knob and Tube Wiring?

Old houses can be full of charm. They often retain the character of their original builders, who may have been their original owners. Over decades or centuries, the personalities o...

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FAQ: Can You Sell a House with a Condemned Boiler?

Some repairs are just too big, and too costly, to take on when it comes time to sell a house. When you also need to sell your home quickly because you're facing foreclosure or need...

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FAQ: Can You Sell a House with Bats?

When you inherit a home from a family member, you can almost always count on the property coming with problems both big and small. The house may have foundation issues, especially ...

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FAQ: Is It Worth Painting a House Before Selling?

The decision to sell your house may have been a tough one to make, especially if it's where you raised your children, entertained family and friends, celebrated birthdays and anniv...

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Considerations When Selling a House After the Death of a Parent

Life seems to get exponentially harder when a parent dies, whether you've had enough time to prepare for it or not. In addition to your own responsibilities at work and home, you c...

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FAQ: How Quickly Can a House Sale Go Through?

Sometimes, circumstances arise that force you to sell your house quickly—or, at least, try to. Surprise medical bills or another family emergency can cause you to harness all avail...

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Tips for a Successful Short Sale

If you owe more on your house than it’s worth and it’s time for you to sell, getting your mortgage lender to agree to a short sale might be the perfect solution for you. The short...

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Our Process: Sell Your House Fast

If for whatever reason you’ve thought, “I need to sell my house fast,” selling to a professional home buyer is something you might want to consider. The process of selling a h...

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Mortgage in Trouble? What are Your Options?

If you’re at risk of mortgage default or are already in default and there’s little hope that you’ll be able to get caught up on payments, you might be wondering what real esta...

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Should You Work with a Real Estate Agent Who is a Friend of Family Member?

If a family member or friend is a real estate agent, you may wonder whether it’s a good idea to use them for your transaction, whether you’re buying or selling. There are sev...

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Can I Sell My Home to a Cash Buyer If It’s in Good Condition?

You’ve maybe already gathered that one of the most awesome traits of cash buyers is that they buy homes as-is, without any contingencies on condition or appraisal. It means t...

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What to Consider When Selling Your Home to a Cash Buyer

Cash buyers, oftentimes referred to as professional home buyers, aren’t all the same. How do you decide, first off, whether to sell your home to a cash buyer at all, and seco...

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Considering a Cash Offer? How Much Less Can You Expect from a Cash Buyer

If you’re thinking about selling a house for cash, you may be worried about whether selling your home fast for market value is possible. Get a feel for how much you’ll probab...

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Understanding Short Sales: How They Work and Why You Could Benefit

If you’ve ever run into problems paying your mortgage, the term ‘short sale’ may have come up as you’re working with your lender or other agencies that help out when financia...

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What is a Cash Offer?

If you’re considering a cash offer on your house, you might be wondering exactly what the term means. Is a cash home buyer going to walk in and literally hand you six figures...

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The Scoop on Discounted Real Estate Agents: Are They Any Good?

Discount agents are a recent new trend in the real estate world. They offer services to both buyers and sellers at a discounted commission rate. They use many different commi...

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How Long Will It Take to Sell My Home?

If you’ve considered putting your house on the market, you may wonder how long it typically takes to sell a home.  Unfortunately, there really is no simple answer. Th...

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How Much Is My House Worth

If you’re considering selling your home, you’ve probably wondered how much it’s worth. Here is some basic advice on how to find the fair market value of your home. Underst...

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Tips for Buying, Selling, and Moving

When real estate changes hands, it can be very stressful. Even when the circumstances are nothing but sunshine and rainbows, it’s a lot to take in. A smooth transition when y...

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Looking to Sell Your Home Fast & Leave California for Better Quality of Life?

According to recent study conducted this year by US News, California ranked dead last in quality of life. Yes, despite the beautiful sunny coastline, redwoods, and famous Beve...

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I Want to Take Advantage of San Diego Seller’s Market and Sell My House Fast this Summer

If you have been holding on to your home awaiting for the perfect time to exit and cash out, now may just be that time. Prices have been on the continual rise since the last b...

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Why Sell to House Buying Companies? A Guide to Your 3 Primary Options in Selling in San Diego with or without Making Repairs

A lot of people see “we buy houses” signs and ads about companies that buy houses for cash, but aren’t really sure how legit these companies are and also...may not understand ...

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Looking into Selling My Rental Property Upon Retirement & Wondering How to Avoid Capital Gains Taxes?

Pro’s to Selling My Rental Property? Unlock equity. One of the main reasons folks will choose to unload their rental property and sell it off is because they’ve got enough ...

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Why Selling in the Spring Selling Season is a Good Idea for San Diego Homeowners and How to Get a Quick Sale

Well, it’s officially spring in sunny San Diego! Despite the bouts of rain we have been getting the last few weeks (which has been refreshing), we are entering the season wher...

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I Want to Sell My House Now, But the Noise from My Busy Street is Making it Difficult to Sell

For those who choose to leave sunny San Diego, most do so because of a life event or change, because of high living costs, or simply because something like the traffic and pop...

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Divorcing and Selling the House? Ways to Get Your Marital Home Sold During the Divorce Process

Who Gets the House During a Divorce? One of the first things you’ll need to address is- who technically has ownership of the house and “gets the house” during a divorce? In mo...

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Selling Without an Agent? Some of the Difficulties you May Face and an Alternative to FSBO

Difficulties in Selling without an Agent or "FSBO" There are many things that can go wrong in a real estate transaction. If you don’t have representation, such as a real estat...

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Received Military Orders and Can’t Sell House? Options for Selling Before You Need to Relocate

PCS Orders and House Won’t Sell If you find yourself in a situation where you have military orders to relocate and have listed your home, but things just aren’t moving quickly...

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Is a Short Sale Right for You? Learn More About How the Short Sale Process Works

For most of us who don’t operate in the world of real estate on a day-to-day basis, the concept of a short sale may be somewhat fuzzy. Most know that it’s related to a foreclo...

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Cash Home Buyers and Other Kinds of Property Buyers You’ll Encounter as a Homeowner in San Diego

The concept of a cash home buyer is becoming more and more common in a city with heavy investor activity, like our sweet San Diego. But, cash buyers don’t come out just to buy...

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Two Options for San Diego Homeowners: Fix or Sell Your House with Plumbing Issues

How Can You Tell if It’s time to Replace Pipes? There are a few things you can do to ensure you replace your pipes as a homeowner before things go south. To start, know your p...

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Foolproof Methods for Selling a House Fast in San Diego, or Anywhere in the U.S.

In life, we never know when the chaotic flurry of deadlines and responsibilities can pile up and quickly become overwhelming. Whether you’ve lost a job, or need to relocate fo...

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A Seller’s Handbook: How to Choose the Right Buyer for Your San Diego Home

We recently worked with a seller who owned a rental property in San Diego that he was looking to part with. He had relocated out of state for his job and no longer wanted to d...

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Scared of Your Foundation Issues? What You Can do to Repair Damage or Sell the House As Is

Just How Bad are Your Foundation Issues? If you have foundation issues, don’t feel as though your home will be impossible to sell. While foundation problems are scary, they c...

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Considering Selling? Here’s a Quick Summary of the San Diego Housing Market in 2018

Here at Sell Your House Direct, we pride ourselves on educating our clients to make the possible decision based on their situation. Staying on top of the local real estate mar...

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Is the Oceanside Quiet Zone Still Too Loud? Sell Your House on the Tracks for Peace & Quiet

If you’re a local to the coast of San Diego, specifically Oceanside, then you’re likely no stranger to the shrieking, drawn-out sound of the horns up and down the coast’s trai...

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Looking to Sell My Inherited House in San Diego, but I Live in a Different State. What are My Options for Selling with Less Hassle?

Inheriting a home can mean different things to different people. For some, it’s a blessing and a wonderful gift. For others, it can be quite an inconvenience and often times s...

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Worried Buyer’s Loan Won’t be Approved Due to the Poor Condition of Your San Diego Home?

Issues that Affect Mortgage Approval for Any Loan If you own a home that is need of repairs, you may find yourself in a pickle when it comes to finding the right buyer. In man...

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Listing a House in December? How Selling During the Winter Can be Good for Homeowners

The winter season, which takes place between December 21st and March 20th, has proven to actually be one of the most successful times to list and sell your home in the United ...

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Have You Been Affected by the Local Fires? Here’s Resources for How to Address Fire Damage and More

  In many areas of the country, the thought of losing one’s house to a fire sounds far-fetched and somewhat unlikely. But, here in San Diego, residents have become all t...

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Interested in a 1031 Exchange? How to Sell Your Rental Property without Paying Capital Gains Tax

What is a 1031 Exchange? A 1031 Exchange, also referred to as a “Like-Kind” or “Starker” Exchange, can be found under section 1031 of the IRS code. In summary, a 1031 allows ...

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Top 7 Tips for Selling a Home During the Holidays in San Diego

‘Tis the season to sell your home? If you’re in this boat- your pain is felt. Selling a home can be stressful, and if the time to do it happens to be smack dab in the middle o...

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Sewage Spills in Imperial Beach Making You Consider Selling Your House ASAP?

If you’re local to Imperial Beach, you may know why people are so upset over recent events near the water. Over the last weekend, sewage began flowing up the coast from Tijuan...

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I’m Relocating at the Beginning of the Year for a New Job & Need to Sell My San Diego Home During the Holidays

The New Year has always been a good time for a change. You’re setting resolutions, you’re reflecting on the year you had (the good and the bad), and you’re probably thinking a...

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Selling is Scary and Stressful for Many Homeowners, So How Can You Make it Simpler?

Selling a home can be many things: exciting, stressful, sad, overwhelming, work, etc. But, it’s not very often that you hear someone say that selling a home is “easy.” The tru...

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Receive a Notice of Trustee Sale in the Mail and Wonder What Steps to Take Next?

If you aren’t able to settle and catch up on your mortgage payments after receiving an initial Notice of Default, you will receive a Notice of Trustee Sale around Day 90 after...

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Interested in Selling? Take a Peak at What You’re Local San Diego Real Estate Market is Doing

If you’re a homeowner who’s considering selling your property in the near future, you’re likely more interested (than usual) in what the real estate market is doing. So, we wa...

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Have the San Diego Heat Waves Got You Dreaming of Selling Your Ramona Home for a “Cooler” Town?

Extreme heat…heat waves…severe fire warnings…Santa Ana…record-breaking temperatures: these are all terms we’re used to seeing in the news at this point in San Diego County. Ou...

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What to Do to Sell Your Home Faster? Here’s Some Secrets to Getting Your San Diego Property to Move Quicker

The question that every homeowner seeks to answer: “What can I do to ensure that my house sells fast?” And while there is no “one size fits all” answer, there are certainly so...

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What Situations Warrant Selling to A Cash Home Buyer? When is it NOT a Good Idea to Sell to an Investor?

For many of us, the prospect of selling directly to an investor is met with some skepticism. For one, there are legitimate examples of investors who earn the title “scammer” o...

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Is San Diego’s Housing Affordability Problem Pushing You to Sell and Buy Somewhere Else?

As you may know, San Diego is referred to as one of the finest cities in the nation. The city boasts year-round warm weather with very mild weather, gorgeous coastline, ample ...

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Selling to a Cash Buyer: What Are the Tangible Benefits to San Diego Homeowners in a Cash Sale?

Advantages in Selling to a Cash Buyer: Cash sales close much faster when compared to the four to seven weeks it takes during a conventional sale. Unlike a traditional sale, th...

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Selling in a Bad Neighborhood and You’re Worried the Location of Your Home Will Divert the Sale?

Bad locations: What Can Lend to Creating a “Bad Neighborhood?” There are many reasons a neighborhood is classified as “bad.” Obviously, this depends partially on perspective a...

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I Want to Avoid Selling a Home During the Holidays. Is Fall a Good Time to Sell in San Diego?

I think most people would agree that it's never really a terrible time to sell your home in San Diego. We live in one of the hottest markets in the nation, which won't change ...

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I Received PCS Orders and I Need to Sell My Oceanside House Fast before Relocating

We recently worked with a homeowner who was PCSing and needed to relocate to Jacksonville, Florida in the near future. His home was located in Oceanside off of Highway 76 near...

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Is Your San Diego Property Not Selling? It Might be Because You Didn’t Hire the Right Real Estate Agent

With inventory as low as it is in San Diego, at just 2.1 months, you may be in shock if you listed your home with an agent and it still just won’t sell.  Sometimes we are righ...

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Need to Sell Your San Diego Home Fast Because it Was a Mistake Purchase in the First Place?

You have probably had buyer’s remorse countless times throughout your life. But, thanks to a lot of friendly exchange or return policies, you can return most items for a full ...

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Our Buyer Backed out Last Minute and Broke Our Housing Chain – We Need to Sell Fast!

No one likes a late stage exit. Especially if that last minute exit effects the transaction of a new home you were about to purchase! Selling a home is already a complex proce...

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My Mortgage Became Too Expensive & Now I’m Considering Selling My House Fast Before I Fall Behind

The “rule of thumb” when it comes to how much house you can afford is that your mortgage payment shouldn’t exceed 25% of your take-home pay. If you have no other outstanding d...

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Was Your Home Damaged in a Natural Disaster? What You Need to Know About Repairing Damages

If you’ve been struck by a natural disaster that left your home in poor condition, you’re likely looking for a way to make repairs or sell your house altogether. Whether the A...

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Selling Your San Diego Home Because of Bereavement. How to Make the Process Less Stressful

Losing a spouse, parent, or family member is one of the hardest things any of us can and will go through. The grief and pain during this time is something we usually aren't pr...

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A Surefire Way to Avoid Buyer Financing Woes is to Sell Your House Direct to a Cash Buyer

One of the most disappointing things that can happen during the sale of your home is to finally receive an offer that you’re willing to accept, but then it falls through becau...

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Is Your Home Not Selling in San Diego’s Seller’s Market? It Might be Because You Didn’t Hire the Right Agent

With inventory as low as it is in San Diego, at just 2.1 months, you may be in shock if you listed your home with an agent and it still just won’t sell.  Sometimes we are righ...

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Are You a San Diego Retiree Ready to Sell Your House Fast & Relocate Out of State?

Have you noticed more and more of your family or friends are picking up and selling their San Diego homes in order to relocate out of state? You aren’t alone! In our very own ...

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Get Rid of Squatters in California: How to Finally Say Goodbye to Unwanted Tenants

Every city and state refers to and treats unwanted tenants differently, but most everyone can agree that if you’re a property owner dealing with squatters- it’s not fun. No on...

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Selling and Showing a House with Tenants? How to Prepare and Ways to Sell with Less Hassle

If you’re a landlord and you're thinking about selling your rental property, begin planning and coordinating communication with your tenants sooner than later. The last thing ...

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Late on Your Property Tax Payments? Solutions to Your Tax Delinquency Problems

Whether you’re a new homeowner, or you’ve owned your property for years, you’ve experiences property tax woes and struggles. Property taxes just so happen to be due right arou...

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Does Your Oceanside Rental Property List of Repairs Never Seem to End? Say Goodbye to Landlord Woes by Selling Fast

We recently worked with a homeowner who had a duplex in Oceanside just off of Highway 76. The rental property had brought about great returns as it was conveniently located ne...

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Foundation Issues Causing Too Many Problems? Avoid Costly Foundation Repairs by Selling Direct

Foundation Issues that You Should and Shouldn’t Worry About Overtime, a home will settle naturally into the soil and the foundation can shift slightly. Both time and weather l...

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Selling Your Home in Order to Up-size? Sell Your San Diego Home Fast, and Move into a Bigger Home!

Making the leap from a small apartment or condo in San Diego to a single family residence of your own can be exhilarating, but also challenging in some ways. Up-sizing in San ...

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I’m Moving into a Nursing Home, What Should I Do With My House?

There is no “one size fits all” answer to this question. What you choose to do at the time of moving to an assisted living center depends entirely on your situation. Or, maybe...

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I’ve Missed Mortgage Payments and Need to Sell My Vista Property Quickly, Before Foreclosure.

In the North County town of Vista, alone, there are 122 homes in foreclosure that are currently listed for sale. Vista accounts for just one small portion of San Diego as a wh...

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Selling with a Lien Against Your House? What to Expect When Medical Bills Pile Up

Dr. David from Harvard University stated “Unless you're Bill Gates, you’re just one serious illness away from bankruptcy.” Being a provider of real estate solutions, we know t...

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Is Your Fallbrook Home In a Fire Hazard Zone? Escape Brush Fires and Sell Your House Quickly

If you’re a San Diego native, you’re no stranger to the danger of fires. Some states may not realize the danger because they’re used to hurricanes or tornadoes, but here, the ...

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Tired of Sitting in Traffic on the I-15? Sell Your House Fast and Escape San Diego Traffic Jams

What’s the one thing locals HATE about living in San Diego County? You guessed it- traffic. The traffic is no joke no matter where you are in San Diego, but some feel the pain...

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Uproot and Sell Your Escondido Home this Summer While the Kids Are Out of School

Selling and moving during summer is the route many families choose to take for a variety of reasons: the weather is better (and you’re not forced to pack and move in the rain/...

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Selling a House Fast in San Diego with Tenants in Place – The Absentee Owner’s Helpbook

The tenant you've had for the last two years has been great and very easy to work with, but they won't be renewing their lease. Will you try to find another good tenant to ren...

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Selling a Home in San Diego: What the Real Estate Market Looks Like for San Diego Homeowners

In San Diego County, median home prices have hit a new peak. We know that when summer rolls around, the weather isn’t the only thing that heats up in San Diego. The real estat...

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Should I Fix Up My Home or Sell As-Is? The Renovation Dilemma Every San Diego Homeowner Encounters

What are the chances that you will buy a home and not want to make ANY changes or upgrades? We’d say, very slim. When you finally have a piece of property that is yours to do ...

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Cash Home Buyers- Can You Trust Them? How to Find a Reputable House Buying Company in San Diego

“We’ll Buy Your House for Ca$h!!” – Everyone has seen this written in marker on a cardboard poster or sign on street corners or where you exit the freeway. But, how legit are ...

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Tired of Making the Long Commute to Work and Looking to Move Closer? Sell Your National City Home Quickly!

If you could name one thing about San Diego that you aren’t particularly fond of, what would it be?? For most San Diegans, their answer would be the same and can be summed up ...

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Big on the Tiny House Movement? Sell Your House Fast & Begin Building Your Tiny Home Sooner

We recently worked with a homeowner, Jane, who was looking to sell her San Diego condo to buy her very own tiny house, which she could build on family’s land in the mountainou...

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Foreclosure looming? Steps to Stop Foreclosure on Your Oceanside Home & How to Sell Fast Before Auction

In Oceanside alone, there are currently 70 foreclosed homes listed for sale on Zillow. That is just one small coastal city in North County San Diego and on one real estate sit...

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Wanting to Sell Fast, But Your El Cajon Home is Not Moving on the Market?

El Cajon, which in Spanish translates to “the big box” got its name for being nestled in a valley surrounded by mountains. Compared to some of San Diego’s coastal towns, El Ca...

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Pest Infestations Can Make Home Selling Difficult. Learn How to Sell Your Escondido Home without the Hassle

Are you starting to feel like your home is no longer yours because pests or rodents have virtually moved in and are taking over? Dealing with pests can be disturbing as a home...

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Did You Detect Water Damage in Your Home? Here’s What You Should Know about Selling a House with Water Damage

As a homeowner, one of the worst things you want to hear is “the pipe broke and the house is flooded,” or “our roof is leaking and now we have mold.” Now you have to figure ou...

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Selling a Home with Lead or Asbestos Problems? Here’s What You Need to Know and Options Available to Help Make the Sale Easier.

  Seller’s Duties to Share Information About Lead Dangers If you are selling a house that was built before 1978, there are responsibilities you have in sharing informatio...

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Tired of Dealing with Squatters? Sell Your San Diego Home and Get Rid of the Headache

Are you dealing with a situation where squatters have taken refuge in your home and now refuse to leave? While it may sound unlikely, this happens more often than you’d think…...

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What to Expect When Selling a Home in San Diego’s Hot Seller’s Market

According to the real estate tracker, CoreLogic, San Diego County’s median home price reached $515,000 in March of this year…the highest it's been in over a decade! It’s still...

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Added an Unpermitted Bathroom to Your Vista Home and Now Code Violations Are Making it Difficult to Sell?

People have been DIY’ing for as long as time, but in recent years, the Do-It-Yourself mantra has grown in popularity and has been coined as a positive and often cheaper soluti...

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I Need to Sell My Oceanside Condo and Move to a More Affordable City in the US

Did you know that more people are leaving San Diego than arriving? If you are a San Diegan, or San Diego native, you likely know very well the “sunshine tax” tacked on to the ...

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New Addition Arriving this Summer? Sell Your San Diego House Fast and Upsize Your Home

Reports indicate that August is the most popular month for births in the United States, followed closely by July and September months. With summer bringing in more baby bundle...

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Tired of Owning a Home & Looking to Live Out Your Dreams of Traveling?

People change, and it’s not uncommon to hear about a friend or colleague leaving their day-time jobs to pursue what they’re passionate about. For some that may be starting a b...

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Unhappy with Your Neighborhood? Sell your National City House Fast and Find a Safer Community

Even America’s Finest City isn’t completely without flaws. As with any major metropolitan city throughout the United States, there are rough patches where poverty levels are h...

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Selling Your Chula Vista Starter Home so You Can Buy Your Dream Home Sooner!

Synonymous with the American Dream – the grass is always greener on the other side, and there is always something bigger or grander out there with “your name on it.” We work w...

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Does Your Vista Home Need a New Roof? Here’s How Cash Property Buyers Can Help

“You need a new roof” is probably one of the last things you want to hear about your home. That, along with a cracked foundation or other structural issues, can be incredibly ...

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Getting Married and Own Property? Sell Your House Fast & Move in With Your Spouse

A family friend, Sally, had been single for most of her adult life…that is until meeting Tom. Sally was passionate about her career and often found herself uninterested in exe...

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Planning for Retirement? Sell Your Rancho Bernardo Home Quickly for an Active-Adult Community

Active-adult communities, especially for our baby boomers, have been growing like wildfire in San Diego and other areas like Florida and Arizona. These communities feature ada...

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Empty Nest & Now You’re Looking to Downsize? Sell Your San Diego Home Fast for a New Home

Most of us have heard the term “empty nester,” and whether that has a positive or negative connotation to you, probably depends. It could mean that you now have more space and...

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Tired of Living Under a Flight Path? Sell Your Balboa Park Home Fast for Peace & Quiet

Balboa Park is a desirable area for countless reasons- dozens of museums, the San Diego Zoo, art galleries, and beautiful gardens…it’s no surprise why this 1200-acre cultural ...

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Selling a Hoarder House in Mira Mesa: Assessing the Situation & Options for Selling

While hoarding has become the focal point of many reality TV shows today, if you or a family member is a hoarder…you understand just how real and serious the situation is. Sel...

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Unexpected Mold in Your Oceanside Rental? What to Know About Selling a House with Mold Problems

If you thought the costs of home-ownership ended when you purchased a home, you may have been in for a rude awakening. As a homeowner, you are responsible for fixing every lit...

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How to Sell a San Diego Property that is in a Trust

We often work with sellers who are the trustee for a trust, and they want to know a) what their legal obligations and options are and b) how they can sell the property in a tr...

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If You Need to Relocate for a New Teaching Job You Can Sell Your San Diego House Fast

A recent client (let’s call her Pam) called us because, in the wake of San Diego Unified budget cuts, she is at risk of losing her job as an occupational therapist for a local...

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I’m Ready to Sell My Rental Property in PB – What are the Tax Implications of Selling?

A recent client of ours owned a rental property in Pacific Beach and was finally at the point of wanting to cash out and rid himself of landlord duties. Our client, Greg, had ...

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Are You A San Diego Homeowner Wondering: How Can I Find Out My Property’s Value?

The million dollar question in real estate that everyone has a different answer for: “How much is my home worth?” Or, “What is the value of my property?” As a homeowner, it is...

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Selling a House with Foundation Issues? We’ve Cracked the Code for You

One of the scariest homeowner repairs to face is that of foundation issues. The foundation is what holds everything together, the support, and the base! And if your foundation...

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Considering FSBO to Sell Your House in North Park? Here’s What You Should Know First

Interest in the North Park area continues to spread due to the town’s unique eateries and countless entertainment options, and also because of the architecture. Being home to ...

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Don’t Delay! How to Sell Your House During a Divorce in San Diego

Two of the most stressful things a person can endure: divorce, and selling a home or moving. Both of these things at once? Yes, it certainly happens here in San Diego County a...

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Relocating to Temecula for More Space? Sell Your San Diego Home Fast

Life is full of unexpected surprises! I have a friend who has been a San Diego resident all of her life, and has found “home” with her husband in a trendy North Park neighborh...

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Moving to Another Country and Need to Sell Your House Fast?

We have all heard it from someone over the last three months – “If ____ wins the U.S. election, I am moving to Canada!” While Canada did see a large spike in traffic on their ...

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Retire from Being a Landlord and Sell Your Out-of-State Rental Property in Carlsbad

Carlsbad is the ideal location for a rental property in San Diego County – sprawling along the Pacific, Carlsbad leaves little to be desired. You can ride your beach cruiser a...

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Selling Your San Diego Home Fast If Your Tech Startup Didn’t Find Traction In the City

When you live on the West Coast, you’re probably no stranger to tales of friends or relatives who’ve decided to escape the corporate grind and build a startup. These people ...

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How to Avoid Capital Gains Tax on Inherited Property in San Diego

Dave and his wife, Jacquelynn, called us a few weeks ago because Dave’s beloved mother had passed away, leaving them with an inherited property in North County San Diego. The ...

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Don’t Miss Out On Your Dream Home—Sell Your National City Home Fast

Discovering that your dream home is on the market can be both exciting and anxiety-inducing. You’re excited because the kind of house you’ve had your eyes on for years is now...

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Tired of Running From Fire? Sell Your San Diego County Home Fast to Escape the Danger Zone

Natural disasters come in all shapes and sizes, but all of them pose a threat to you and your home. Like hurricanes on the east coast, and twisters in the midwest, California...

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Avoid Braving the Troublesome Holiday Real Estate Market by Selling Your San Diego House Fast

Selling your home is a stressful process. Between preparing it for sale and lining up all the administrative and legal tasks, getting a property off your hands can prove an e...

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Don’t Stand the Heat, Sell Your Escondido Home Fast for Cooler Climates

Escondido and surrounding SoCal get hot. That’s not news, and the warmth and sunshine are a major part of the area’s unique appeal. Situated in the southwest region of the co...

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My Spouse Just Died and My Del Mar Home Holds Too Many Memories. Can I Sell Fast?

Del Mar as long been considered a haven for retirees. Beautiful waterfront views, fresh ocean air, and the year-round farmers market make it the perfect location to spend yo...

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Rising Rates Pushing Up Your ARM Premiums? Sell Fast to Avoid a Hefty Mortgage

“All good things must come to an end,” may be an old adage, but it’s one that’s proving itself true in the San Diego housing market. For homeowners who once benefited from lo...

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Need to Upsize for Incoming Relatives? Sell Your San Diego County Home Fast.

Life is known for throwing curveballs, and one of the most upsetting can be when a family member’s circumstances change and they need your support. Financial troubles, illnes...

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My Parent Needs to Move to Assisted Living and I Need to Sell Their Point Loma Home Fast

Our parents, who once offered care and protection, may come to an age later in life during which they require similar care themselves. For many of us, it is difficult to acce...

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My Second Home is No Longer Financially Sustainable. What are My Options?

"Having a vacation home in beautiful San Diego has been a wonderful way of life for my family,” said a recent client of ours. "Living in Nevada during the winter months and...

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Our Housing Chain Broke and We Need to Sell Fast or Risk Losing Our New Home

When Ryan and his wife had their offer accepted on a new home, they envisioned themselves moving in within months and getting settled right away. They had already found a buy...

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If Tenants Have Wrecked Your Property and You’re an Exhausted Landlord, You Can Sell Fast

I’ve heard more than a few tenant horror stories throughout my career in real estate. Often these stories involve petty disputes or tenants who just can’t manage to pay rent...

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I Just Discovered Termites in the Home I’ve Had for Decades and Need to Sell Fast to Avoid the Cost of Repairs

Your home was ideal when you purchased it decades ago. Over time, however, you’ve noticed some work needs to be addressed. Perhaps the bathroom needs renovations, or your po...

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Pets Have Ruined the House I Inherited and I Just Want to Sell it Fast

Dealing with inherited gifts can be difficult. Sometimes, everything about the items seems to remind you of the person you’ve lost, and an inherited home is no different. Oft...

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I Got Caught in the Wake of the SONGS Closure and Need to Sell My San Clemente Home Fast

Imagine, upon entering the job market, you land a position in the energy industry. You are thrilled that you’ve started a career helping produce a commodity that never fades ...

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Sell Your Imperial Beach Home Quickly and Escape the Rising Tide of Young Professionals

When Catherine and Thomas first visited Imperial Beach, they fell in love with it. Its picturesque views of the oceanfront coupled with its easygoing pace set it aside from t...

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My Insurance Won’t Cover Catastrophic Damages to My San Diego County Home and I Need to Sell Fast

I saw in the news recently that a couple of El Cajon homes have been charred by yet another fire breaking out in San Diego County. My first thought was: I sure hope no one wa...

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How to Ditch the Waiting Game: What To Do When Your Ramona House Just Won’t Sell

A couple of months ago, a friend who knows that I work in real estate called to ask for a favor. He and his wife had recently separated, and they wanted to sell their house in...

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When Mold Remediation Becomes an Expensive Burden for San Diego Homeowners

Recently, a client of ours came upon a major mold issue after inspecting a house she inherited in one of San Diego’s beautiful beach areas. Already dealing with the grief...

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Minimizing Stress When Helping a Senior Sell Their Del Mar Home Fast

Moving is a stressful task for anyone, but for elderly adults it can be even more difficult. Often, adult children or family members find themselves in the position of overse...

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Tired of Being a Landlord? Sell Your San Diego House Fast to Escape a Slowing Market

Being a landlord isn’t always an easy task, but owning a property and having others pay the rent is often worth the hassle for the long-term financial benefits. If you’re luc...

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When a Job Layoff Forces You to Sell Your San Diego Home Fast

A recent client (let’s call him James) called me after having been recently laid off from his sales job after nearly two years at a high-end art gallery here in downtown San D...

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On the Wrong Side of the Tracks? Sell Direct and Leave Noisy Oceanside Behind

Looking for a quiet place to lay your head at night? One where you can sleep peacefully, far from the hustle and bustle of the city? If you answered “yes” to either of those ...

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Selling Your House Fast Can Reduce the Emotional and Financial Strain of Divorce

If you had asked Aaron six months ago about his plans for the upcoming year, he probably would not have said “divorce.” But it was happening nonetheless—quickly—and he had c...

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Selling Your San Diego House Quickly When Accepting a Time-Contingent New Job

It’s 6:00 a.m. in San Diego, and you’ve just gotten a call back on a job you’ve been interviewing for in Boston, a marketing position that pays excellently and that woul...

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Inheriting a House, or a Mess? Selling Your San Diego House Quickly and Easily

Losing a loved one can be the single most difficult experience of your life. On top of how heavy hearted you may be feeling, it’s hard to anticipate the business of loss—th...

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Quickly Selling Your Carlsbad House After Being Relocated for Work

“We’re relocating.” With the exception of being told that you no longer have a job, there are few phrases that conjure up as much unease and uncertainty as being told that yo...

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What to Do When You Can’t Refinance Your San Diego Home

Being in this business, I get a wide variety of real estate questions coming in from stressed homeowners on a daily basis.  Lately there’ve been a lot of calls from people wan...

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Selling Your San Diego House in the Middle of a Renovation

Working in the home industry, there is at least one thing I know for a fact: no one has ever bought a home and said “I’m never going to change anything.” Every homeowner has a...

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Don’t Want to File for Chapter 11? Sell Your San Diego House for Cash to Avoid Bankruptcy

I have a friend who started a business a few years back. He invested almost every dollar to his name into this pursuit, and for a while, things went well. Then the country wen...

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How Is the Crime Rate in National City Going to Affect My Ability to Sell My House?

I was fortunate to be raised in an area where there wasn’t much crime, but I had plenty of friends who weren’t so lucky.  I remember one friend of mine who lived in National C...

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You Can Sell Your Chula Vista Home and Pay Off Your Legal Fees

I never know who is going to be on the other end of the line when my office phone rings.  It seems like I’ve talked to every imaginable person out there, but nothing compares ...

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If Your San Diego Home Is Falling Apart and You Can’t Afford Repairs, You Can Still Sell It for Cash

When we were first starting out, one of the initial goals for the company was to help homeowners with houses that were in such bad shape they were almost unlivable. I had driv...

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Tired of Being an Out-of-State Landlord? Sell Your Escondido Property for Cash

It’s often said that buying real estate is one of the greatest investments a person can make. Land is a precious resource, and unless you know something I don’t, God isn’t mak...

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If You’re a Senior Ready to Downsize, You Can Sell Your Encinitas Home As-Is

We live in a world of more, more, more. Even in laid-back Encinitas, you can feel the hubbub of the modern world slowly encroaching on our sleepy, beach-town vibe. I envy peop...

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Relocating From Camp Pendleton? You Can Sell Your House for Cash

As a veteran myself, one of the greatest moments of my real estate career came when I bought the house of a young marine stationed at Camp Pendleton. His name was Chris, he wa...

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If You’re an Absentee Landlord, It Might Be Time to Sell Your San Diego Property

When I first got into real estate, I was a property manager for an absentee landlord who owned a home in San Diego. The house was charming and just a short walk away from Nort...

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How Do I Sell My Oceanside House Fast Before I Report for Duty Overseas?

As a veteran-run company, we understand how tricky home ownership can be for men and women in the armed forces. It can be hard to predict when you’ll be deployed or stationed ...

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What to Do When the Crime Rate in Chula Vista Has You Ready to Sell Your House

I was road tripping through Southern California recently and caught Chula Vista during their annual Lemon Festival.  I was starving from six hours of driving so I stopped to p...

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Struggling to Find a Buyer Now That an Inspector Found Asbestos in Your San Diego Home?

San Diego might not strike you as a crucial location in the history of architecture, but there’s one nostalgic style you might have noticed around the area: the iconic ranch h...

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My National City Home Caught Fire and I Don’t Have Insurance – Now What?

Living in the San Diego area, we know that wildfires are a year-round threat. Being in the business I’m in, I’ve seen the damages those blazes can inflict on a home, but even ...

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Help! I Just Inherited a Clairemont Home That Used to Belong to a Hoarder!

Daniel called us a few months ago about his late uncle’s Clairemont home, which he had just inherited. His uncle had owned the house for over 40 years. It was completely paid ...

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Selling Your Oceanside Home Can Help You Get Out from Under Your Hospital Bills

One of our very first calls came from a woman in Oceanside who was struggling with a pile of unpaid hospital bills after she lost her husband of 43 years to cancer. A retired ...

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Getting a Divorce? Sell Your San Diego Home for Cash and Get a Fresh Start

Divorce can be a war zone. While I was at Windansea Beach last weekend, I met a fellow surfer who was going through a divorce. Despite riding some of the best waves in San Die...

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Lost Your Job in El Cajon? You Can Sell Your House for Cash

When I was in 8th grade, I had a really good friend named Sean who lived up the street. I’ll never forget the Friday when he told me his family was moving to another town. His...

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If You Inherited a Home in Laguna Woods with a Reverse Mortgage, There’s Still Hope

I was walking around Laguna Woods the other day after visiting with my parents when I ran into an old friend whose own parents live just a few doors down from mine. We got to ...

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What Happens If I Can’t Afford the Mortgage on My Chula Vista Home?

One of the first phone calls we ever received was from a woman in Chula Vista. She was a single mother to two boys and worked down at Hilltop Middle School in administration. ...

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Got a House in the LAX Flight Path? Sell Before It’s Harmful to Your Health

Los Angeles International Airport (or LAX for all you savvy travelers) is one of the largest and busiest air traffic hubs in the country. If you add up all the international, ...

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Why You Should Sell Your South Los Angeles Home Before You Go to Jail

If you’re facing jail time, you’re probably overwhelmed and in a hurry to get your affairs in order. But with the number of legal concerns on your plate, I wouldn’t be surpris...

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How Do I Avoid Foreclosure on My Long Beach Home?

I recently met a woman in Long Beach who was only days away from losing her home. She had lived in the city her whole life, made payments every month for seven years, and neve...

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Sell Your South LA Home Fast – and As-Is – Before the NFL Comes Back to Town

Back in January, I read an article in The Los Angeles Times about a man who owned some vacant buildings in South LA. He couldn’t get anybody interested in his properties, incl...

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