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By Mark Kunce | Agent in San Diego County, CA
  • San Diego Housing Market Update

    Posted Under: Market Conditions in San Diego  |  September 16, 2013 10:05 AM  |  230 views  |  No comments

    San Diego home prices are up 23 – 29% in August compared to a year ago. Some of the lower priced inventory has come back on a market, home prices are down from July, which is a great news for First-Time Home Buyers. If you would like to know your home value, contact us at: http://goo.gl/5m8u3t

  • San Diego Housing Market July 2013

    Posted Under: Market Conditions in San Diego  |  August 16, 2013 9:15 AM  |  256 views  |  No comments
    We are in the midst of a Strong Seller’s Market and properties are turning over quickly. Inventory is up but still remains low. Fixed mortgage rates have risen significantly in the past few months and may continue to rise if the Fed backs off quantitative easing. Here are some quick updates.
    To find out what your San Diego Home is worth, please Email us info@sdmyhome.com.
  • Home Buying tips: Request for repairs

    Posted Under: Home Buying in San Diego  |  June 9, 2013 11:53 PM  |  286 views  |  1 comment

    My clients are purchasing a house in Mount Merritt, Rancho El Cajon, near the Mount Helix area.  Even though the house was completely remodeled recently, we submitted a request for repairs (and got almost all of it accepted).

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    A very important part of a Real Estate transaction, but also a very misunderstood part of the transaction is the request for repairs also known as the RFR.

    Buyers often think that by requesting repairs the seller is required to do these repairs. But this is not the case. The seller can decide to either do all the repairs, a part of the repairs, none of the repairs, or give some money or credit to the buyer to have repairs done.

    Most of the request for repairs should only include things that involve Health and Safety issues, or differed maintenance that should have been kept up by the seller in the first place. Smoke alarms, GFCI outlets, problems that would cause an appraiser to have to come back and look at the property again should definitely be dealt with, hopefully prior to the appraisal.

    Often times major things like foundation problems or something that couldn’t have been seen in the initial viewing of property could mean that you need to renegotiate the purchase price rather than actually do a request for repairs.

    One thing I always do for a request for repairs is kind of make grocery list from the inspection report. Then have the buyer decide what is very important to them, and what’s not so important. Don’t get petty. Things that are natural wear and tear should probably not be considered. However, you may want to add a few things to the list that you may not care that much about but which give seller something to reject. This may make it easier to get a couple of the things you do want done.

    As a listing agent I really do not want to see a request for repairs however, I believe a buyer’s agent should always submit one on behalf of their client.

    If you have any questions, contact Mark Kunce at mark@sdmyhome.com or call 619-663-7139.

  • Why you should invest in San Diego Real Estate - Control your investments

    Posted Under: Home Buying in San Diego  |  April 2, 2013 11:15 AM  |  287 views  |  No comments

    In this Video, I discuss why you should invest in San Diego real estate.
  • Sell your San Diego Home for higher price in less time

    Posted Under: Home Selling in San Diego  |  March 19, 2013 8:35 AM  |  298 views  |  No comments

    "How to sell your home fast for higher price"

    When you list with San Diego My Home Team, we'll have access to the Keller Williams Listing System, or KWLS. This proprietary, exclusive system ensures your property is marketedonline 24/7 through more than 350 of the most popular search Websites.

    Best of all, because of Keller Williams Realty's "My Listings, My Leads" philosophy, every single Internet inquiry on your property will come directly to us so that we can follow up quickly with those potential buyers.
  • Video: Is Short Sale Relocation Assistance Money Taxable?

    Posted Under: Home Selling in San Diego, Foreclosure in San Diego  |  February 27, 2013 12:16 PM  |  322 views  |  No comments

    Short sale lenders are offering your relocation fees.
    Is Short Sale relocation assistance Taxable?
    San Diego Short Sale Specialist Mark Kunce will answer that question.
    For more information, call 619-663-7139.
  • Video: 0 days on Market!?

    Posted Under: Market Conditions in San Diego, Home Buying in San Diego  |  February 27, 2013 12:13 PM  |  204 views  |  No comments
    San Diego Realtor Dan Becker and Mark Kunce talk about Real Estate Market in San Diego Metro Area.

    Are you a savvy home buyer? Would you like to be?
    Contact us, we can help! Give us a call 619-663-7139 or visit http://www.sdmyhome.com

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