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April 15 - Income Taxes Due Today!!

by RSJensen Homes Team

Just in case you weren't already aware...today is the deadline to file your income taxes!  But if you're a bit behind, don't despair...you have until midnight on April 15, 2014 to file.  You could also apply for a filing extension, but be aware that if granted an extension of time to file your taxes, that doesn't mean you have more time to pay your tax liability.  For more information on applying for an extension see the IRS website here.

If you would like a referral to a tax specialist in order to be sure you are getting all the real estate write-offs you are eligible for, give us a call!

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Which Offer Would You Choose?

by RSJensen Homes Team

When Real Estate inventory is low, as it has been and is now, often sellers receive multiple offers on their home. How would you choose which offer to accept?

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Where’s That Shadow Inventory?????

by RSJensen Homes Team

Remember this term that was thrown around quite a bit the last couple of years?

Well, here’s some info that may help explain where its disappeared to….according to recent info published by the California Association of Realtors, equity sales have stabilized over the past several months and should continue to hover around 85 percent, with February marking the eighth straight month that equity sales have been more than 80 percent of total sales. This is a nice change from February 2013 results when equity sales accounted for 66.7 percent of real estate sales.

If you’d like additional information about inventory levels in your neighborhood, let us know!

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Home Financing Trends in California

by RSJensen Homes Team

Thinking of making a real estate purchase this year? Here are the mortgage financing trends California buyers are setting:

Source: www.car.org

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Ways to be Water Wise in Your Home

by RSJensen Homes Team

California is in the midst of a serious drought. Everyone needs to consider how they can reduce their water usage, both to help the environment and our budgets!  Look at this information below for some ideas on how to reduce waste during this water crisis.

Source: www.car.org

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California Market Residential Real Estate Update - February 2014

by RSJensen Homes Team

C.A.R. closely monitors and analyzes trends in the residential real estate industry. The table below contains the latest reported existing home sales series, median home prices, unsold inventory index, median time on market, first-time buyer housing affordability index, and the latest mortgage rates. Click here for PDF version.

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The Scoop - March 2014 San Diego Housing Market Update

by RSJensen Homes Team

As "The Trusted Voice of San Diego Real Estate," the Greater San Diego Association of REALTOR® presents The Scoop -- monthly housing market update videos including a snapshot of recent sales statistics and trends to help you navigate the market.

Have some questions about what you heard? Contact us with any questions or concerns about the San Diego housing market.  We're here to help you!

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Garage Sale Finds: Junk or Treasure?

by RSJensen Homes Team

Not sure if you should try to sell your clutter or just donate it? Here’s a list of the top items that people will look for at your garage sale...and you should look for at other garage sales! 

  • Look for wooden furniture with great lines that can be refurbished, but avoid upholstered furniture and mattresses that can contain bed bugs
  • Look for books, especially hard covers, but avoid water-stained books—it ruins the value
  • Look for electronics that are less than a year old, but avoid low end brands aren’t as durable as more quality pieces
  • Look for name-brand clothes, but avoid anything that smells like cigarette smoke
  • Look for kids clothes, toys, and games, but avoid cribs and car seats due to frequent product recalls
  • Look for sports and exercise equipment, but avoid treadmills and other machines that may have mechanical issues
  • Look for home décor, but avoid...nothing! Everything has potential with crafters and upcyclers!
  • Look for music record albums, but avoid cassettes and videotapes

Source: http://www.bankrate.com/finance/frugal/items-to-buy-yard-sales.aspx#slide=1

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What Do You Want in a Neighborhood?

by RSJensen Homes Team

What is important to you when you are looking for a new neighborhood?  See if your top requirements match the NAR survey results below.

Source: California Association of Realtors

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California Market Residential Real Estate Update - January 2014

by RSJensen Homes Team

C.A.R. closely monitors and analyzes trends in the residential real estate industry. The table below contains the latest reported existing home sales series, median home prices, unsold inventory index, median time on market, first-time buyer housing affordability index, and the latest mortgage rates. Click here for PDF version

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Richard & Stephanie Jensen
RSJensen Homes Team
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