County residents have until Sept. 1 to claim property tax refunds

SAN DIEGO – San Diego County owes 1,360 residents and businesses more than a half-million dollars in tax refunds, which some of the recipients must claim by Sept. 8 or lose, a county official said Thursday, July 13. By state law, refunds that go unclaimed will be rolled back into the county general fund, San […]

When is the right time to trade in my home – now?

When is the right time to trade in my home – now?

Today’s Temecula and Murrieta move-up or move-down buyers face many challenges in an ever evolving real estate market. It doesn’t matter if you are looking for a larger home for your family with more yard for the children and dogs to play in or are downsizing to a smaller home with less maintenance. The challenges […]

Six things your Realtor® should tell you when listing your home

Six things your Realtor® should tell you when listing your home

Mike Mason Special to the Village News Many homeowners today are optimistic about the potential profit they will realize when they sell their home this summer. The recent headlines have reported nothing short of miraculous improvements to the housing market and sellers are gearing up for big price increases and a record breaking time on […]

Esop continues her success with Coldwell Banker

FALLBROOK – Jean Esop came to work for Coldwell Banker Village Properties in February of this year and has already been recognized as a top producer. She has been helping clients in real estate and loans for more than 25 years. Esop and her husband have been successful investors of Southern California Real Estate; it […]

Filing period to open for property tax assessment appeals

SAN DIEGO – San Diego County residents and businesses who disagree with their property tax assessments for the 2017-2018 year may file an application to appeal them between July 2 and Nov. 30, David Hall, clerk of the county Assessment Appeals Board, announced. Applications and information booklets are available on the county’s website: Residents may […]

Who needs a home inspection, the buyer or seller?

Who needs a home inspection, the buyer or seller?

Everyone should know that when buying a home, it is prudent to have an independent third party inspect the major systems of the home so that you’ll know what condition they are in, avoiding most expensive surprises. As a seller of Fallbrook area homes, MASON Real Estate recommends having a home inspection done before the […]

County approves $25 million to ease affordable housing shortage

José A. Álvarez County of San Diego Communications Office SAN DIEGO – The County Board of Supervisors approved three initiatives June 20 designed to increase the number of affordable housing units and decrease the homeless population in the region. Proposed by Chairwoman Dianne Jacob and Supervisor Ron Roberts, the initiatives will establish a $25 million […]

Schrimpf completes Smart Home Technology education course

BONSALL – Nancy Schrimpf, an independent sales associate affiliated with Coldwell Banker Village Properties in Bonsall, announced her completion of the Smart Home Technology education course offered by Coldwell Banker University. Developed by Coldwell Banker Real Estate and CEDIA, the global trade association for the home technology market, the course is offered exclusively to independent […]

Do’s and Don’ts regarding open houses in today’s market

There is a controversy in real estate as to whose interest is best served with an open house. Seller’s often believe the purpose of an open house is to showcase their home, finding a buyer for it. While real estate agents typically market open houses for the primary purpose of finding fresh buyers leads. The […]

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