MARTI KILBY,  CRS


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If it seems like the San Diego market is choking on high prices and reduced inventory, you’re correct.  But San Diego isn’t the only market being impacted. 


Never in history have there been more eyes on fewer homes than today.”  


That startling statement comes from Javier Vivas, Director of Research for Realtor.com.  And he isn’t referring to the traditionally hot markets.  Nationwide, there were 1.29 million listings in March which is 8%...

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When it comes to home security, there is no one-size fits all solution and evaluating all of the variables and options offered by the different companies can be at best confusing.  Do you want video monitoring and professional installation?  Is it important you control your system with a cell phone app?  Do you want home automation and integration with lights, thermostat and other devices?  And what about monitoring?

 

I dug through all the reviews at safehome.org to try and...

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Californians, did you move last year?  If you have not already done so, you need to register to vote at your new address.  The deadline to register to vote in the June Primary is May 21.  You cannot vote at your old polling place.  Anyone with an address change, name change or change of party affiliation must re-register, even if you just moved to a different apartment in the same complex.  It will only take a couple of minutes to compete, so please do it now!  Simply...
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Wow! I wish I knew who among my clients to thank! Because of your nomination and the subsequent review and qualification I was named a Five Star Professional Real Estate Agent for the second year in a row. The award is done in cooperation with San Diego Magazine where I’ll have my pic next month. Thank you!!!


About the award:


Five Star Professional partnered with San Diego Magazine to recognize a select group of San Diego-area professionals who provide exceptional service to their clients. This...

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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...

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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...
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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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