When renting can be a smart decision

When renting can be a smart decision

FALLBROOK – Conventional wisdom suggests buying a home makes more financial sense than renting. In many cases, this is true. However, renting is sometimes a smarter approach than buying. As with any financial decision, all of the options and circumstances need to be weighed before jumping in. Making a major purchase requires doing some homework. […]

Supervisors approve agricultural preserve for McMillan Farm

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors established an agricultural preserve for McMillan Farm in Pauma Valley. The supervisors’ 5-0 vote Dec. 14 approved the preserve along with a rezone which did not change the A70 limited agriculture zoning but placed an “”A” agricultural preserve designator on the land. The property has SR-10 semi-rural land use […]

November North County real estate activity shows surprising strength

November North County real estate activity shows surprising strength

FALLBROOK – Real estate activity in two prime North San Diego County markets bucked the seasonal trend as prices and volume remained firm entering the final month of the year, Jerry Kalman, a Realtor® with HomeSmart Legends in Fallbrook, reported Dec. 6. “November home sales in Fallbrook and Bonsall showed surprising strength compared with November […]

Beginner’s guide to real estate investments

FALLBROOK – Purchasing a house or property is about more than setting up a home. Although quite a number of people buy real estate to establish their future, long-term abodes, many others recognize the potentially lucrative investment that lies within a real estate purchase. Despite the ups and downs of the economy, real estate has […]

Twelve security reminders for the 12 days of Christmas

To me, Thanksgiving is the official start of the holiday season, regardless of which holiday you choose to celebrate. There will be trips to the mall, lots of eating out and of course entertaining and going to parties, visiting with friends, family and loved ones. The question of the day is, are you and your […]

Five reasons why you need a realtor who gets social media marketing

Five reasons why you need a realtor who gets social media marketing

Nancy Schrimpf Coldwell Banker Village Properties Special to the Village News Over 95 percent of all home buyers look for houses on the internet. That could pretty much be points one through five right there. Over 95 percent. Of all home buyers. On the internet. So if your agent doesn’t know how to position you […]

Supervisors approve contract for Knottwood Way extension

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors approved the advertisement for bid and subsequent award of a construction contract to complete the missing segment of Knottwood Way. The supervisors’ 4-0 vote Nov. 16, with Greg Cox at a National Association of Counties meeting, authorized the director of the county’s Department of Purchasing and Contracting to […]