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To Blog or Not to Blog?...That is the Question

This is a question I have been wrestling with for quite some time.  I consider myself a relatively educated, forward thinking, social minded individual open to exploring and understanding social media.  My dilemma has been:  Why should I be interested in social media in the first place? Should I be a part of it? Do I want to be a part of it? Am I already a part of it? Why do I want to be a part of it? Then there are all the human insecurities that go along with something "new" that exposes us "socially".  Will I be good at it? Will I like it? Will it like me? What are the consequences, and ultimately, who will care?

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The Olympics - Did You Watch?

Whether you watched the Winter Olympics, Vancouver 2010, or not didn't matter; what does matter is that the Olympics exist.  They exist for hope, for unity, for country, for humanity. They are the embodiment of all things good, competitive and pure .

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This Just In

Recently, the Business Editor from the Del Mar Times called to ask my opinion on the Luxury Real Estate Market and how it differs from the Real Estate Market in general. This interview and my comments are featured in the Del Mar Times article dated February 16, 2010. This Just In by Colleen M. Lee, February 11, 2010 Homes are our sanctuary, so when choosing a real estate professional you need to know that the person who is giving you advice is the right fit for you.

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How many times have we heard this…I can price my home high and always lower it later. One of the biggest mistakes that many sellers are making is to inflate the price of their home and then lower it if it hasn’t sold within a certain timeframe. The best time to pique a buyer’s interest is when the house first hits the market; there is no better way to make a big impact than with a competitive price, especially in today’s market. 

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Why Lenders Require Title Insurance When Refinancing Your Home

With interest rates historically low, many homeowners have become motivated to refinance their home loans.  Lower rates will allow them to save a tremendous amount of money over the life of the loans. However, it is important for homeowners to understand that they should expect to pay the lenders any  standard closing costs associated with the new loans, including service fees, points, title insurance protection and any other miscellaneous expenses.

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It's Opening Day!!

It's Opening Day!! Yesterday I wore a black felt hat with velvet trim and black leather gloves. Why the hat and gloves?  Was it opening day at Del Mar? or Santa Anita? or Churchill Downs? NO- Something much more exciting and highly anticipated happened - It was Opening Day of The 2010 Real Estate Season! Having been a leading member of the Rancho Santa Fe real estate community for twenty years, I have a unique insight into the behavior and thoughts of buyers and sellers in our market.

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Timing the Real Estate Market

Timing the real estate market is deceptively simple - buy properties at a low price and sell them at a high price. In fact, many Buyers at this very moment are perched upon the proverbial fence, waiting...and waiting for the right moment for home prices to bottom out so that they may make their valued purchase.

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Don't Wait to Buy Real Estate, Buy Real Estate and Wait!

If you've been sitting on the sidelines waiting for the prime opportunity to snatch up a real estate deal of a lifetime, you may want to stand up now! Through all the ups and downs, doom and gloom of the current housing market in San Diego, there's one positive sign that most real estate professionals agree on: now is a fantastic time to buy the home of your dreams. 

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Brizolis Leads Prudential in Rancho Santa Fe

Prudential California Realty is pleased to announce that K. Ann Brizolis and Associates ranked number one in Rancho Santa Fe, and number five in San Diego County, for their sales production in 2009. Brizolis and her team also ranked number nine out of the company’s 3,400 agents in Southern California.

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