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Tweaking Your Online Home Search

 

originalIn today’s digital age, many home buyers are searching the internet instead of newspapers to find a house. But sometimes scouring real estate search engines is kind of like online dating. With an overwhelming number of homes available in major cities, it may seem like too much to handle. Rest assured, there are only a few right for you.

So to cut down on the time in front of the computer, here are a few tips we’ve learned from our very own homebuyers when searching online for homes, and some advice for the neighborhoods you have your eyes on! Instead of beginning your search one websites like Zillow.com, Trulia.com, and Realtor.com, where you’re only entering your zip code, take a moment to think about what exactly you want in a home before your search. (How many bedrooms, baths, square-footage, neighborhood, etc.). Now that you’ve got that squared away…

Narrow down the neighborhood

Sure, you’ve heard the neighborhood is nice. But what’s nice about it? Check out crime rates, commutes, and if you have small children, school quality. Are you close to grocery stores? These things matter. Get an idea of what these homes are going for, too, by looking at “recently sold” and “Pending” homes in the area. Another great way to narrow down the neighborhood is to use tools (Zillow offers this) like custom maps to literally “put a ring on it”.

  1. Then Refine Again.
    So once you’ve narrowed down those bedrooms, baths, price, etc. you need to refine your search even more. Are you only looking for homes with a pool? Foreclosures? New Construction homes? Be sure to refine this criteria before proceeding with your home search. You’ll thank us later.

Is it a buyers or sellers market?
When you are ready to look for a home, choose a realtor. You need to know exactly how much leverage you have. What are homes selling for? Did the sellers from recent sales get what they asked for?

Online Agent Recommendations? We’ll pass…

While search engines are a great places to find a new restaurant you want to try, it’s not the best place when looking for a real estate agent to help you with your home. Just like companies pay to be featured on Google, agents pay to be featured on real estate search engines. It doesn’t hurt to check out online reviews of the agents, it’s best to ask friends and family for any recommendations before moving forward.

For more real estate tips, tricks, and advice, contact Stephen Nissou!

Your Local San Diego Real Estate Expert,

Stephen Nissou
Nissou Realty Group   |   Keller Williams Realty
Office 619-873-2772
Cell 619-250-4541
http://www.StephenNissou.com
Stephen@StephenNissou.com

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Ways to Enhance Your Entryway

Are you looking to add some fizz to your foyer? First impressions matter so when you’re ready to re-design your entryway, look at it from the viewpoint of someone who has never seen your home before.

Define the space with a bold color to exude a warm welcome. Be sure that the color ties in with the rest of the adjoining rooms. Try to keep the space clear of any type of furniture so that the space has a feeling of openness and feels larger.

Accessories are important. Be sure that lighting is prominent in the area by adding a fun chandelier or table lamps on an entry way table. Add a mirror on one of the walls to open up the space and make it feel larger. If you have a few mirrors you love put them together in a fun cluster to make the space more inviting.

Buffet and console tables are in right now for entryways. Add a small three-drawer chest or console table against a wall to add depth to the space. Or if you have a large entryway, add a round table in the middle of the room. You can then put a floral piece in the center.

There are so many different ways to enhance your entryway. Take a look at more inspirational photo’s we just love and see more on our Pinterest Page – www.Pinterest.com/NissouRealtyGroup.

 

Your Local Real Estate Expert,

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Del Mar Races Begin July 17th, Del Mar Racing Season

 And they’re off…..Thursday, July 17th begins the Del Mar Racing season! The races include many interactive opportunities for San Diegans, including Opening Day and the Hats Contest, as well as Family Fun Day on Sunday, July 20th.

In 1937, Bing Crosby welcomed the first guest to the horse racing track and created a rival against the Kentucky Derby. Since then, the races welcomes thousands of guest every year. For the first time in history, Del Mar is ading a 15-day meet in the fall which begins on November 7th. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Hats Contest, which has five catagories, including the best racing theme and most outrageous. The grand prize include a two-night stay at the Grand Del Mar with dinner for two, and a $500 gift certificate from the Village Hat Shop.

Race admissions are $6.00 for general admission, and $3.00 for Diamond Club members. They offer free summer concents on certain Friday and Saturday nights, while Race days are Wednesday-Sunday.

For more information about the races, including Del Mar hosting the 2017 Breeders Cup, check out http://www.dmtc.com!

Your Local San Diego Real Estate Expert,

 

Rental in Rancho San Diego!

11974 Avenida Marcella, El Cajon, CA 92019

$2600|Month   |   1 YEAR LEASE MIN.

MLS # 140032424   |   4 BED, 2.5 BATH

 

MOVE IN READY!!! In the Heart of Rancho San Diego with 4 Bedrooms 2.5 Baths and a 2 Car Garage. Newly remodeled home featuring new kitchen with brand new cabinets and granite counter tops. Newer paint and new tiles floors throughout. This home also offers a Soft Water System, as well as a Whole House fan.
For more information on this home, to schedule a viewing, and to request an application, please contact STEPHEN NISSOU at:
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