Marti Kilby, CRS

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What the New Tax Laws Mean for San Diego Homeowners

On December 17, 2017 the new tax law, called the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” became law, despite the fact that 55% of Americans disapprove of the bill, according to a January Gallup poll.  Much of the disapproval is aimed at the significant tax cuts for corporations and the very wealthy, but people are also concerned about the impact of certain provisions on homeowners. 

According to California Association of Realtors President Steve White, “…this legislation attacks...


Spicy Grilled Shrimp Recipe

It may be snowing somewhere, but hey, this is San Diego!  We pay to be grilling in January!  As many of you might know, hors d’oeuvres are my thing and these spicy grilled shrimp are a killer appetizer hot off the grill. 

  • 1 large clove garlic minced1 T coarse salt
  • ½ t cayenne pepper
  • 1 t paprika
  • 2 T olive oil
  • 2 t lemon juice
  • 2 lbs raw, peeled and deveined large/jumbo shrimp, tails on.  I usually figure 6-8 shrimp per person.
  • 2 lemons cut into wedges 
  • Wooden skewers...

Are There any Affordable Homes in San Diego?

Are there any affordable homes in San Diego County?

If you were a home buyer last year, I hope you found a home you can afford.  Many people did not as shrinking inventory put the squeeze on values making prices out of reach in many areas.  Let’s take a look at a snapshot of some popular areas across the county and see what really happened to the real estate market in 2017 and what that might mean for affordability in 2018.  All of the statistics are for single family homes comparing...

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