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November 2015

Found 4 blog entries for November 2015.

I LOVE my puppy, Finn.  James and I adopted him from Baja Dog Rescue in May, and he quickly wiggled his way into our hearts.  We had both wanted a dog of our own for years, but logistically/financially, it just wouldn't have worked out.  When I began my career in real estate (with the flexibility to work from home), the timing seemed perfect to add a furry family member to the Aprill-Gray clan.  Along came Finn, an extraordinarily sweet and loving little mutt.  BUT, living in a townhouse with a puppy was such an adjustment!  If you are itching for a dog, and live in a condo or townhouse, check out my best tips (based on experience!) and evaluate whether there's room in your heart and home for a fur baby. 

 

Unfortunately, you can't just

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Let's get real for a minute.  Student debt can be rough.  Education is so important and having a degree can be invaluable, but it can also lead to many, many years of debt.  Particularly when you go to a private institution--I love you, LMU, but your tuition has put many of my friends $100K+ in the hole!  With that debt, regular monthly costs, and rent payments, how are millennials supposed to build equity?  Luckily, purchasing a home doesn't have to be merely just a dream, and I'm here to show you how you can do it. 

First and foremost, you'll need to know the standard steps of purchasing a home.  In many ways, purchasing a home when you have student debt is no different!  For instance, your credit score will be checked either way.  There are many

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San Diego is moving towards a neutral market, meaning buyers and sellers are equally favored. From June to September, sales prices decreased slightly, but from September to October, the upward trend resumed.  The number of active listings is decreasing slightly, which is typical for the end of the year.  San Diego homes are selling for 96.4% of list price on average, which reflects the trend that low-ball offers are not going to be successful in today's market.  If you're looking to purchase a home, start with a strong offer (and include proof of funds or a pre-approval letter), and you'll position yourself strongly! 

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