By Caroline Abkar, Realtor.
One of the questions I am asked the most is how is the market doing? Will the prices drop? Will there be another crash?
I am a firm believer that there is no better answer than dissecting the past, using actual data and statistics to help predict the future.
Here I share the latest statistics for Bay Park, Clairemont and Pacific Beach showing the average sales price trends since 2004. This is as far as the system allows me to go.
There are several other metrics of interest such as days on market and price per square foot too. The Days on market are shown here as well.
This market update covers Bay Park, Clairemont and Pacific Beach but I can pull and analyze for any neighborhood. Just let me know what you would like to see!
You can hover with your mouse on each data point to see the numbers for any given month.
Average Sales Price in Bay Park
Average Active Market Time in Bay Park
🏡Is now really a good time to sell your home? How on earth are home prices going up during a pandemic, and why? Find out the answers in this week’s video update! 🎥
🏡 🏦 Over time, I have learned that there are specific things you should avoid doing once you decide to apply for a mortgage, otherwise you may very well hurt your chances at getting that new home!
In my tidbit this week, I share with you 3 important No-No’s to avoid and how to plan around them as a home buyer!
By Caroline Abkar, REALTOR®, B.Sc.Eng.
Why is it important to increase your credit score? A high credit score means a better interest rate when it comes to applying for a mortgage loan. And a better interest rate means you pay less every single month to own your home!
There are several factors that affect your credit score, but these top 3 tips are the ones that will increase your credit score most.
Tip #1 to increase your credit score: Pay your bills on time.
Tip #2 to increase your credit score: Keep your credit card balance and utilization ratio as low as possible.
Tip #3 to increase your credit score: Don’t apply for a new credit card if you will be applying for a loan in the near future.
Watch the video for all the details around these 3 tips.
As always, if you have any questions or need help buying or selling a house, please reach out!
🏡 Caroline Abkar, REALTOR®, B.Sc.Eng.
Your Trusted Realtor and Advisor For Life
Windermere Homes & Estates
About the author: Caroline Abkar is an established San Diego Realtor and Bay Park resident who is absolutely passionate about the community as well as representing her clients in selling and acquiring the biggest investment of their lives. A former successful engineer & project manager, she is very detail-oriented and will go above and beyond for those who place their trust in her. You can contact her anytime at 619-808-4804.
By Caroline Abkar, Realtor, B.Sc.Eng.
It used to be that buying a house sight unseen was mainly for out of area buyers who needed to get their hands on a home but didn’t have the ability to be present on site on time. Now, with COVID-19 changing our interactions and the way we do business, there are more and more statistics showing that several buyers successfully buy their house sight unseen. This is even truer in competitive price points when time is of the essence. I personally have had several clients ask if this is the “new” way of purchasing real estate. It’s time to share my honest opinion!
By Caroline Abkar, Realtor
👩🏻💻👨💻👩🏽💻🧑🏿💻👨💻🎥 There is one thing you can do right now if a move is in your future, and that is leveraging video calls to interview and identify your dream team, including your Realtor & lender! In this video, I share the 3 very important things to look for in a Realtor!
About the author: Caroline Abkar is an established San Diego Realtor and Bay Park resident who is absolutely passionate about the community as well as representing her clients in selling and acquiring the biggest investment of their lives. She will go above and beyond for those who place their trust in her. You can contact her anytime at 619-808-4804.
By Caroline Abkar, REALTOR
Please note: I wrote this pre-COVID-19 but didn’t get around to publishing it. I hope you enjoy getting to know our new local restaurant a little more. At the moment, they are open and offering their menu!
As with all my blog posts, I was not offered any complimentary meals in exchange for this post.
A few months ago, locals in Bay Park, Bay Ho, Clairemont and nearby neighborhoods rejoiced as a new eatery opened in town: Bay Hill Tavern. This family friendly restaurant defines itself as a neighborhood bar and restaurant offering brunch on weekend mornings, hosting live music on weekend nights and open late 7-nights a week. Their mission is to offer a clean, open and inviting atmosphere serving cold beer, wine by the glass and well-executed cocktails and American-fare.
By Caroline Abkar, Realtor
Whether you’re in the market now or will be in the near future, this video will help you understand what to look out for and how COVID-19 is affecting the real estate market right now.