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The Home Pricing Trick That Doubles Your Exposure

Monday, March 3rd, 2014 at 9:22am. 295 Views, 0 Comments.

Did you know that you can double your exposure to individuals searching for homes by using one simple pricing method?

This simple method is to list at a price that ends in 0 or 5.

Why? Because buyers search for homes that way. They type in numbers such as: $500,000 to $550,000 or $450,000 to $500,000. When your price is $500,000 you’ll be seen by buyers in both price categories. 

On the other hand, when a home is priced at $499,000 or $501,000 it will be seen by buyers searching in only one price category.  

If you’d like to know what your home’s market value is in today’s market, give me a call. I’ll be happy to prepare a current market analysis for you.


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Why Mortgage Loan Pre-Approval is Vital to Your Home Search

Friday, January 10th, 2014 at 10:11am. 6245 Views, 0 Comments.

Not too many years ago, becoming pre-approved before searching for a home was unimportant. Now, it’s almost mandatory. 

That’s because a few years ago almost anyone could get a mortgage loan. Now that the banks have tightened up on their regulations, it isn’t so easy. 

In addition, thousands of consumers who had high credit scores lost that status when the credit card companies suddenly slashed credit lines. Since 30% of a credit score is based on how much credit you use compared to how much you have, credit scores plummeted overnight. 

Because of these changes, sellers are wary of accepting offers from buyers who don’t have that pre-approval letter in hand. They simply fear taking their homes off the market without some assurance that

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The Basics Of Buying a Vacation Home

Friday, December 13th, 2013 at 5:42pm. 700 Views, 0 Comments.

Almost everyone who spends time on vacation in a place they really love will have the same experience sooner or later. It usually happens around the end of the first week, when you have really got used to the place where you’re staying and you are enjoying walking through beautiful European villages and serene countryside, or maybe looking out from your cruise ship at a glistening sea with small boats and yachts bobbing around on sun-speckled water as your cruise ship heads into San Diego harbor. Or maybe you look out at the sea from your hotel room, and at this point you turn to your partner and you say the thing both of you have been thinking — that it would be a wonderful idea to buy a vacation home in San Diego and then you could spend as much

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Top 5 Tips to get your Home Ready for the HOT Real Estate Market

Wednesday, December 11th, 2013 at 2:41am. 745 Views, 0 Comments.

Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it.

-Charles D. Warner

Not so with the Real Estate Market!                           

Southern California Utilities is calling for Energy Conservation!  It may be cold outside, but the Oceanside and surrounding real estate market is hot.  I am hearing from many locals that they are getting their home ready for Spring to get their home SOLD.   Local home prices have shown 15 month year over- price increases, homes in Oceanside and surrounding areas are selling quickly.  Now is a great time to get your home ready to shine! Here are my Top 5 Tips:

  1. Curb Appeal- First impression is everything.  Well-manicured bushes, trees trimmed, and fresh

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Is it time for you to own your own home?

Friday, November 22nd, 2013 at 2:06pm. 413 Views, 0 Comments.

Is it time for you to own your own home? If you’ve been thinking about it for a while, it might be. Here are a few questions to help you decide. 

  1. Do I plan to stay in this community for at least 3 more years?
  2. Am I ready to be responsible for maintenance of a home?
  3. Do I have money put away for a down payment?
  4. Do I feel secure in knowing that I’ll be able to make the monthly payments?
  5. Am I tired of worrying about rising rental rates?
  6. Am I tired of worrying about “my” home being sold and having to move?
  7. Am I sick of having a landlord tell me what I can or can’t do?

If you answered yes to all these questions, then you should act quickly. Finding the right home takes a little time, so you should get started. 


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Live Steps From The Beach! Just Listed- Remodeled Beach Condo- Vacation Rental or Get Away! Oceanside, Ca

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013 at 7:11am. 705 Views, 0 Comments.

$549,000 , 1 bedrooms, 1 full baths, 0 half baths, 845 square feet
  Liz Saldana | Andrew Arroyo Real Estate | (760) 450-7119
999 N Pacific St Unit C5, Oceanside, CA
Live Steps to the Beach! Decked Out to the Nines!!
1BR/1BA Condo   offered at $549,000
Year Built 1981
Sq Footage 845
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1 full, 0 partial
Floors Unspecified
Parking Unspecified
Lot Size 1,742 sqft
HOA/Maint $505 per month


Offered at $525,000-$549,000.

Beautiful Extensively Remodeled

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How Do You Choose a Price When Selling Your Home?

Friday, October 4th, 2013 at 3:59pm. 553 Views, 0 Comments.

Wondering how to determine the correct price when you list your home?

First, complie a market analysis to aid in the decision. The market analysis compares your home to the most recent sales of homes that are similar in location, size, amenities, and condition. Then, to evaluate your competition, it shows the comparison to similar homes that are currently for sale.

Because the market is changing so rapidly today, a price that might have worked a few months ago could be all wrong today.

I’d be happy to prepare a no-obligation market analysis of your home, to let you know its correct price in today’s market. Just give me a call at 858-342-9292 or write:  

And, since knowledge is power, I’d also be happy to arrange

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Get Out Of The Heat & On The Coast! Just Listed! 1473 Temple Heights Dr. Oceanside, CA

Tuesday, July 16th, 2013 at 8:07am. 923 Views, 0 Comments.

$234,500 , 2 bedrooms, 2 full baths, 0 half baths, 1,053 square feet
  Liz Saldana | Andrew Arroyo Real Estate | (760) 450-7119
1473 Temple Heights Dr, Oceanside, CA
Get Out of the HEAT and On The Coast- Beautiful Tropical Remodeled
Home, 55+ Home
2BR/2BA Single Family House   offered at $234,500
Year Built 1978
Sq Footage 1,053
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2 full, 0 partial
Floors Unspecified
Parking 1 Car garage
Lot Size 4,000 sqft
HOA/Maint $7 per month

Adorable 2 Bedroom/2

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Single Family Home on Nearly Half Acre lot Pool Views & Not Short Sale or Bank Owned!

Saturday, June 1st, 2013 at 10:32am. 1896 Views, 0 Comments.

$460,000 , 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, 0 half baths, 1,550 square feet
  Gary Giffin | Andrew Arroyo Real Estate- | (858) 401-0204
9292 Colorama Way, Lakeside, CA
9292 Colorama Way-Detached Home Almost 1/2 acre-Remodel
3BR/2BA Single Family House   offered at $460,000
Year Built 1960
Sq Footage 1,550
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2 full, 0 partial
Floors Unspecified
Parking 4+ Car garage
Lot Size 17,600 sqft
HOA/Maint $0 per month

9292 Colorama Way Lakeside

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What to Consider Before Buying an Investment Property

Wednesday, May 15th, 2013 at 3:01pm. 1440 Views, 0 Comments.

What to Consider Before Buying
an Investment Property in San Diego

The housing market in San Diego is rebounding and interest rates are still low, meaning an investment property might make a lot of sense for you. Before you move forward with purchasing an investment property, take note of these considerations.

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Rental Property

If your property doesn’t generate rental income, you are counting on it increasing in value at a rate higher than inflation. Look at the market that you’re considering and if historically that holds true for homes in the area.

Time Shares

Time shares aren’t generally thought of as an investment, since re-sale can be difficult and — at times — at a lower price.


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