Real Estate Tidbits The #1 Seller Mistake Even in a Hot Market!   We are in the hottest seller’s market which means homes should sell themselves for top dollar, right? Believe it or not, many sellers are unknowingly selling for less than top dollar right now, while others are reducing their prices in this market. It’s because they are making the #1 seller mistake in a hot […]
Market News Housing Market News: Bay Park, Clairemont, Pacific Beach By Caroline Abkar, Realtor. 11/25/2020. 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 […]
Market News Is now really a good time to sell your home? 🏡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! 🎥  
Real Estate Tidbits 4 No-No’s When Applying For a Mortgage! 🏡 🏦  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!
Market News The Q2 2020 Southern California Gardner Report Is Here. Our Chief Economist’s Q2 report for SoCal is hot off the press, and contains some really pertinent information on how things are going in our region.    Wondering how this affects your situation? I’m always happy to help any way I can. SoCal_GardnerReportQ2_2020 Caroline
Real Estate Tidbits 3 Home Buying No-No’s To Avoid! 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!
Real Estate Tidbits Top 3 Tips to Increase Your Credit Score! By Caroline Abkar, REALTOR®, B.Sc.Eng. 5/29/2020   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 […]
Real Estate Tidbits Should You Buy A House Sight Unseen? By Caroline Abkar, Realtor, B.Sc.Eng. 5/20/2020   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 […]
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Real Estate Tidbits Top 3 Things To Look For in a Realtor! By Caroline Abkar, Realtor 5/12/2020 👩🏻‍💻👨‍💻👩🏽‍💻🧑🏿‍💻👨‍💻🎥 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! […]
Local businesses Q&A with Bay Hill Tavern in Bay Park, San Diego By Caroline Abkar, REALTOR 5/11/2020 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 […]
Market News COVID-19 & Real Estate: What You Should Know if You’re in the Market. By Caroline Abkar, Realtor 3/27/2020 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.
Market News California’s Proposition 13 Ballot Measure 2020: What, Why? By Caroline Abkar, Realtor 3/2/2020 There is good reason to be confused about the California Proposition 13 ballot measure. While I won’t sway anyone’s vote one way or another, I think it’s important to make the most informed decision possible so here is a breakdown of what you need to read/know. Firstly, this ballot measure […]
Real Estate Tidbits The Best Answer to ‘What Is My Home Worth?’ By Caroline Abkar, REALTOR 3/1/2020   ‘What Is My Home Worth’? Ah, the million dollar question. Today, I’m give you tidbits to figure out what your home is worth. The classic thing that everybody does is go on Zillow, Redfin, Trulia, to see what their home is worth. And while that’s a good starting point, […]
Real Estate Tidbits Can You Cancel Escrow As a Buyer or Seller? Are you wondering if you can cancel the contract once you are in escrow on the purchase or sales of a home? Watch your tidbit of the week to find out! By Caroline Abkar, REALTOR 2/11/2020   About the author: Caroline Abkar is an established San Diego Realtor and Bay Park resident who is absolutely […]
Market News Bay Park Home Coming Soon! 2760 Deerpark Dr, San Diego, CA 92110 By Caroline Abkar, Realtor February 5th, 2020     🏡 Sneak peak! This beauty will be ready any day now in Bay Park and I plan to hold it open this weekend Sat 2/8 & Sun 2/9 @ 1-4pm 🔥🔥 🌴 3 bedrooms 🌴 2 bathrooms 🌴 1,722 Sq Ft 🌴 2 car garage 🌴 […]
Real Estate Tidbits Should You Remodel or Move? By Caroline Abkar, Realtor | January 14th, 2020 Are you wondering if you should remodel your existing home or sell it and buy something new instead? I made this video to help you answer just whether you should remodel your home or move. It is chock full of all the information you need to consider […]
Market News 2020 Real Estate Market Forecast It’s that time of year when Windermere’s Chief Economist Matthew Gardner dusts off his crystal ball and peers into the future to give us his predictions for the 2020 economy and housing market! U.S. Economy In general, the economy performed pretty much as I expected this year: job growth slowed but the unemployment rate still […]
Real Estate Tidbits Before you dig on your property, call 811 / Digalert! By Caroline Abkar, REALTOR | December 12th, 2019 Are you about to begin a house project that requires digging? Did you know that you can call 811 or go to to submit your request for a free service where utility operators will be sent out to mark the locations where you have utility lines […]
Local businesses Bayview Plaza’s Open House A Success By Caroline Abkar, REALTOR | November 6th, 2019   The news of Protea turning a long-empty parking lot in Bay Park into a new mixed use development called Bayview Plaza, adjacent to the Clairemont Dr trolley station sparked a lot of conversations and questions amongst the community. The plan is not only to offer luxury […]
Real Estate Tidbits Selling to an iBuyer ? Here’s What You Need To Know! By Caroline Abkar, REALTOR | October 8th, 2019     You may have heard the news and seen their ads everywhere. What an iBuyer is, is a company that will offer to buy your property very quickly, all cash, with an online offer, sight unseen. Think Zillow Offers, Redfin Now, Offerpad, Opendoor. These are all […]