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 By Kim Murphy    Community

Real Estate Round-Up: Two responses to a transitioning market

Last week, I reported on the transitioning real estate market. Moving from a seller’s market to a buyer’s market, presents a huge psychological shift for buyers, but even more s... — Updated 1/31/2019

 
 By Kim Murphy    Community

Real Estate Round-Up: Sellers can succeed in a buyers' market

California has 12 percent of the nation’s population and 10 percent of the nation’s housing stock. Historically, California has led the nation in the cycles of real estate, both... — Updated 1/24/2019

 
 By Kim Murphy    Community

Real Estate Round-Up: Reflecting on 2018

As 2018 comes to an end, I tend to think back on events that occurred over the year, to make sure I take stock of all the good that occurred. In a world where we tend to focus on th... — Updated 12/27/2018

 
 By Kim Murphy    Community

Real Estate Round-Up: Real estate and revitalizing Fallbrook go hand in hand

The definition of revitalization is, “the action of imbuing something with new life and vitality.” It’s a noun that calls for action. I love that. Action involves movement,... — Updated 8/10/2018

 
 By Kim Murphy    Community

Real Estate Round Up: A cautionary tale of the 'smart home'

There once was a home, named Lucille. She was friends with Alexa and Roomba and thought that life was grand. One night, when Lucille’s owners arrived home, they unlocked the... — Updated 7/18/2018

 
 By Kim Murphy    Community

Real Estate Round-Up: Housing Solutions?

Last Monday I attended a forum entitled “Exploring Consensus-Driven Solutions to San Diego’s Housing Crisis.” The panelists were Kevin Falconer, mayor of San Diego; Borre... — Updated 7/5/2018

 
 By Kim Murphy    Community

Real Estate Round-Up: An article about yours truly

I started writing "Real Estate Round-Up" in January. The topics focus on subjects that affect home ownership, property rights or the ins and outs of selling real estate. This week,... — Updated 7/1/2018

 
 By Kim Murphy    Community

The attack on home ownership continues

A few weeks ago I wrote about the California Energy Commission requiring all new residential structures to have solar panels installed as of Jan. 1, 2020. I called it an “attack... — Updated 6/20/2018

 
 By Kim Murphy    Community

Real Estate Round-Up: Not all websites are created equal

Thinking about moving? Where to begin? People move for various reasons – to be closer to their children, for a job transfer or new opportunity, or sometimes just because they... — Updated 6/8/2018

 
 By Kim Murphy    Community

Real Estate Round-Up

Last week I wrote about the attacks on home ownership. They are real, and residents must be vigilant. But there is one more thing about which every homeowner must be vigilant, and... — Updated 6/1/2018

 
 By Kim Murphy    Community

Real Estate Round-Up

Remember the good ‘ole “American Dream of Home Ownership?” I do. It was something parents cared deeply about, and their parents cared even more deeply about. It was a... — Updated 5/18/2018

 
 By Kim Murphy    Community

Real Estate Round-Up:

Real estate has always been known as a “good investment” – if you’re able to hold on to it for a reasonable amount of time. We’ve historically had moments when that... — Updated 5/11/2018

 
 By Kim Murphy    Community

Real Estate Round-Up:

The real estate profession is under attack. Slick ‘Johnny-Come-Latelies’ are jumping on the real estate train to make a quick buck. Real estate professionals know these quick... — Updated 5/3/2018

 
 By Kim Murphy    Community

Real Estate Round-up:

TEMECULA – Real estate offices often get calls from buyers who just want to work with the listing agent directly. Since their business model is primarily with listings, this inter... — Updated 4/25/2018

 
 By Kim Murphy    Community

Real Estate Round-Up:

Recently we have received a number of calls from buyers who just want to work with the listing agent directly. Since our business model is primarily with listings, this could be per... — Updated 4/23/2018

 
 By Kim Murphy    Community

Real Estate Round-Up: community encouraged to save the date for the annual spring fundraiser

'It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year" as the old song goes... As residents enjoy the crisp springtime weather, a few blessed rainstorms – I know those East-Coast pats are... — Updated 3/31/2018

 
 By Kim Murphy    Community

Real estate round-up: What does 'shop local' really mean?

What does “shop local” really mean? I regularly overhear comments and discussions about how high the prices of homes are here in Fallbrook, a heavenly little slice of north San... — Updated 3/22/2018

 

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