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From the monthly archives: October, 2011

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Ground broken on North Park housing project

Construction on a new $28 million affordable-housing complex is officially underway in North Park after local officials broke ground on the one-acre site Wednesday afternoon.

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The 83-unit community, which will be named “Kalos,” will offer one, two and three-bedroom apartments for between $727 and $1,118 a month. The project is being financed by the nonprofit Community HousingWorks and is funded by the San Diego Redevelopment Agency, San Diego Housing Commission and through the federal Low Income Tax Credit program.

Read more on  San Diego Union Tribune website

 

Why Staging is Crucial to a Successful Sale

Turn on any popular home network on cable TV and you’ll find a program on staging. Re-arrange your furniture, pick a soothing color palette, clear out the family photos, and your home will sell faster, and for more money. Sound too frou-frou to be true? It’s not! The soft and decorative side of staging is backed by hard facts. Real estate agents like great-looking homes because they are easier to sell. Why is that important? An agent’s job is to please their clients, and they will direct their clients to the homes they think they will be interested in purchasing. Agents talk to other agents who are also directing their clients to the best homes on the market. An attractive listing will be shown more often, meaning more market exposure—critical for a quick and profitable house sale. Staging is non-negotiable in many parts of the country. Staging a listing for sale in an area where the concept hasn’t caught on can give you an advantage, particularly if there are many unsold listings si ...

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Help for Homeowner’s Facing Foreclosure

Do You Know a Homeowner Facing Foreclosure? Here’s A Way Out.   Headlines today are filled with stories about homeowners in financial distress—people who face a lender’s foreclosure on their home.   Millions of American home owners are wondering what to do. Like most crises, this one has produced its share of rumors and misinformation. One of the biggest ones is “just let it happen.” Why fight back, this line of thinking goes. It’s too emotionally draining, and the government’s loan modifications aren’t helping many people. Well, that’s only partly true. While government loan modification programs have fallen short of the mark so far, there is another solid, sensible option for homeowners. It’s called a short sale—a sale to a buyer where the seller’s lender agrees to accept less than the full amount owned. Why not be foreclosed? Why sell short? Agents who have closed hundreds of these transactions provide this list of reasons: Avoid the foreclosure stigma – Homeowners will always have to dis ...

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East Village plan biggest since Petco Park

The San Diego Union Tribune reports on a nearly $1 billion development project under discussion for downtown San Diego’s East Village neighborhood.

 

“Manhattan has its Upper East Side and downtown San Diego could boast an “Upper East Village,” if a new development team succeeds in carrying out an ambitious plan, being announced Thursday, that would be downtown’s biggest undertaking since Petco Park.”

 

Fat City Lofts in Little Italy

The downtown new development pipeline starts to see some new projects again.

Located on Pacific Highway the proposed Fat City lofts consists of 237 rental apartments and commercial/retail space should create a nice transition from Little Italy to the North Embarcadero.

Read more on the CCDC website.

Is San Diego the Luckiest City in the U.S.?

On the lighter side Time Magazine highlights our favorite city as the nation’s luckiest referring to a Men’s Health analysis using some interesting criteria.

“San Diego’s multiple jackpot winners, its low lightning strike count, and its low number of lightning-related injuries and deaths helped push it to the top,” David Zinczenko, Men’s Health editor in chief

 

Read more: http://newsfeed.time.com/2011/10/15/california-charm-is-san-diego-the-luckiest-city-in-the-u-s/#ixzz1auBGkqjN

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