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Ashlon Shameful Cinema

June 1st, 2009

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Ashlon Langley Writer and Director of The Car a 1970’s film starring James Brolin was interviewed on Shameful Cinema. I write many Blog posts Ashlon San Diego Real Estate Blogabout San Diego and San Diego Real Estate and after reading the Ashlon interview about this 1970 movie I thought I would deviate and write about something out of the ordinary. I like the 1970’s low budget movies without all of the special effects and outspoken actors of today’s Hollywood. Ashlon responding to a question from the interviewer Andy about the car design he said;

Ashlon: The under-cranking was reminiscent of the Adams Family and The Munsters television series, making that quality silly to me. However, the design is choice! I love that one of the confusing points for the cops in the movie is that they can’t tell what make or model the beast is. And… it has no tags! If only they could get a license plate, the bungling cops could stop all the mayhem, yeah right!

I wrote about this movie and this interview because things are also reminiscent of the 1970’s even though it’s 2009. We are now like in the early 70’s in a recession and inflation is due to rise. America has taken a hit in the pride department due to the media’s constant attack on the good things America stands for and good things the United States does for so many around the world. The 70’s brought about the 80’s and the economy started gaining ground again and Americans had a lot of good things to feel good about. Watch The Car if you can and read the Ashlon interview. It’s truly entertaining.

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Opening the Dam of San Diego Foreclosures

April 11th, 2009

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There are many foreclosures because of the Foreclosure Moratorium that are waiting to be put on the market for sale by banks, asset managers and REO agents. The foreclosure moratorium here in San Diego County as well as most areas of the United States has kept homeowners in their homes through the 2008 holidays and then extended into 2009. Now that we’re well into 2009 there are many wondering why hasn’t the banks released the foreclosures. Many of them are vacant and the buyers are looking for new foreclosures to buy. In fact there are so many buyers here in San Diego they are starting to get discouraged in some San Diego markets and price ranges on the lack of inventory. There are also multiple offers on many homes sometimes exceeding 30 offers.

Some say the foreclosures are being held off the market because the banks are waiting to see if the Obama administration will subsidize the banks for their toxic assets. If that’s the case one of two things will happen the government “our tax dollars and our kids and grandkids tax dollars” will bailout the banks once again and then the foreclosures will come onto the San Diego market or the administration wont bail them out and the foreclosures will come on the market. Either way if this is the hold up let’s make a decision already because my buyers are getting real tired of waiting.

The word here in San Diego is that there are buyers galore and not enough homes for sale in some areas and some price ranges. Mostly first time home buyer price ranges. The inventory is filled with REO’s that are heavily damaged and needing lots of work or short sales with many offers and slow moving negotiators at banks. I HOPE by summer the Obama administration will CHANGE what’s going on.

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2009 Existing Home Sales Rise 5.1% in February

March 25th, 2009

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The National Association of Realtors® NAR reported that the February 2009 sale of existing homes in the U.S. including single family homes, San Diego Home Sales Rise in 2009condos, town homes and co-ops rose by 5.1% from the 2009 January sales numbers. This is great news for the real estate market especially here in San Diego. The Southern California Real Estate Market has seen a huge influx of buyers in early 2009. Some of this could be due to the great $8,000 Tax Credit for First Time Home Buyers and the $10,000 New Home Buyers in California. I am working with a lot of investors in the San Diego Real Estate Market and so are many other Realtors® I know.

This news is also coupled with the news of median home prices of existing homes across the nation has dropped 15.5% from February 2008. Buyers should delight in the fact that prices are low and interest rates are also down. San Diego REO or foreclosed homes in lower price ranges are getting multiple offers and are even having appraisal problems when selling because comps are lower than the new sales. These are good signs and investors and home buyers “especially new home buyers” are out in force in the San Diego area. The new foreclosures “dubbed the Next Wave” are hitting soon and from what I see the buyers will be there to gobble them up.

San Diego in 2009 should be a year of high volume sales!!!

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California $10,000 New Home Tax Credit

March 8th, 2009

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This $10,000 tax credit in the state of California only applies to homes that have never been occupied and purchased between the dates of March 1, 2009 and March 1, 2010. The California home buyers must also reside in the home as their primary residence for at least 2 years from close of escrow.

A qualified home buyer is:

A taxpayer who purchases a single-family residence, whether detached or attached, that has never been occupied, that is purchased to be the principal residence of the taxpayer for a minimum of two years, and that is eligible for the homeowner’s exemption under California Revenue and Taxation Code Section 218.

A qualified principal residence – new home is:

-A qualified principal residence means a single-family residence, whether detached or attached, that has never been occupied and is purchased to be the principal residence of the taxpayer for a minimum of two years and is eligible for the property tax homeowner’s exemption.
- Types of residence: Any of the following can qualify if it is your principal residence and is subject to property tax, whether real or personal property: a single family residence, a condominium, a unit in a cooperative project, a houseboat, a manufactured home, or a mobile home.
- Owner-built property: A home constructed by an owner -taxpayer is not eligible for the New Home Credit because the home has not been “purchased.”

The State of California has set aside $100,000,000 in tax credits for new home buyers. This program is on a first come first serve basis and once the allocated new home tax credit money is gone it’s over. Make sure if your California real estate agent is unfamiliar with this tax credit you let them know about it. You should also contact your accountant. Some details include that the tax credit amount is equal to either five percent of the purchase price or $10,000, whichever is less. Taxpayers must apply the total tax credit in equal parts over 3 successive taxable years which is a maximum of $3,333 per year beginning with the taxable year of when the new home is purchased. This can also be used in addition to the $8,000 First Time Home Buyer Tax Credit in the Stimulus Package.

If you are interested in applying you will need to:

- Do the following within 7 days of close of escrow on your New California Home.
- The seller must complete Part I of Form 3528-A which is the Application for New Home Credit and certifying that the home has never been occupied as well as provide a copy to the buyer or escrow person.
- The buyer will complete Parts II & III of Form 3528-A.
- The escrow person on behalf of the seller and buyer will fax the completed Form 3528-A to FTB at 916.845.9754, and provide a copy to the buyer.
- Fax is the only delivery method that will be accepted and considered for credit allocation by FTB, as the date and time stamp on the fax will determine the order in which credits are allocated.
- Fax only one completed application per residence with all qualified buyers listed. Do not include information on nonqualified buyers. An incomplete application may delay or prevent credit allocation.
- Do not fax the application to FTB before escrow closes.
- Do not fax the application to FTB more than once. We will process the applications in the order received as quickly as possible.
- Escrow companies should only send one application per fax transmission.
- The buyer keeps a copy of the completed Form 3528-A for their records.
- The State of California Franchise Tax Board will have a fill able Form 3528-A online soon. In the meantime, if you fill out the form by hand, please print numbers as clearly and neatly as possible using CAPITAL LETTERS and staying between the lines. The faxes can be very hard to read.

For more information please visit the State of California Franchise Tax Board link.

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List of San Diego Foreclosures

February 17th, 2009

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Do you want a list of San Diego Foreclosures? If so we can help you with that. There are thousands of foreclosures in San Diego County and the list changes every day. We thought about putting a daily San Diego foreclosure list together but then thought why not just give the San Diego foreclosure search tools to the buyers. That way a buyer looking for a foreclosure in San Diego or even the whole state of California can search foreclosures by zip code, price, size and any other possible search criteria.

This service costs us money but we feel that if a client wants to search for a foreclosure, why not give them the tools real estate experts use. Buyers then know how serious we are about helping them find a San Diego foreclosure by letting them use our expensive foreclosure analyzer tools for free. A list of foreclosures in San Diego is ineffective compared to how these tools can help you locate the perfect San Diego foreclosure. When you’re ready to buy a San Diego Foreclosure make sure you call us the San Diego Foreclosure Experts!

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February 2nd, 2009

Dawn Lewis San Diego Realtor Top Producer

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Dawn Lewis - San Diego Realtor® Since 1989

Hi,

I’m Dawn Lewis and I’m a San Diego Realtor. You have just found the best San Diego Real Estate web site for searching for San Diego Real Estate. I hope it helps you with your San Diego home or condo search and answers questions you have about San Diego real estate. Please use the tools and features like the San Diego MLS with its great maps and community information.

My Experience:

Realtor® in San Diego Since 1989
SOLD well over 1,500 Homes
San Diego Top Producer
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Top Real Estate Negotiator
San Diego New Home Sales Expert
San Diego REO Listing Agent
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Short Sale and Foreclosure Expert
Winner of many Real Estate Awards in Sales and Customer Service

As you can see I have been a real estate agent in San Diego for quite some time. Please put my experience to work for you and give me a call today.

I love what I do and I would love to help you.

Dawn Lewis
San Diego Realtor®

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Low Interest Rates in 2009 for San Diego Home Buyers

February 1st, 2009

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Home buyers in San Diego are enjoying the low interest rates in 2009. Many home buyers have been sitting on the fence for quite some time and many San Diego home buyers are saying yes in 2009. During the first month of January in 2009 I have noticed an increase in buyers looking into buying a home in San Diego. With foreclosures and short sales dominating many of the areas and price ranges the pickings are ripe.

The interest rates being low allow a potential home buyer to have a lower monthly payment or buy a more expensive home. This basically means they can get more for their money or buy the same size home they have had their eye on and have a lower monthly house payment. I have worked with many San Diego first time home buyers and have found that they are amazed that they are able to buy a home at such an affordable price and such a low monthly payment. Just a couple of years ago many first time home buyers thought they were priced out of the San Diego Real Estate Market forever. Now many can buy and have a monthly payment for what they’re renting for.

If you’re interested in buying a San Diego home or condos contact us today.
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San Diego Foreclosures

January 26th, 2009

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The San Diego Foreclosure Market is heating up. 2009 will be a great year to buy a San Diego Foreclosuresforeclosure in San Diego. The foreclosures are on the rise and many of the homes you have been seeing as short sales in San Diego County will soon be foreclosures in San Diego County. I have a great San Diego Foreclosure Search Tool on my San Diego Real Estate Web Site and the pre-foreclosures are massing. Some of the lenders have postponed their foreclosure evictions until early 2009 and the inventory is building and should be robust by the summer of 2009.

When considering the purchase of a foreclosure you need an experienced REO Agent with an experienced REO Team. That’s where Dawn Lewis and her San Diego Foreclosure Team will help you find just the right REO or foreclosure for you. Offers written on REO homes and condos need to be packaged correctly for asset managers who handle the REO offers and we can package them up to make your offer stand out. When is comes time to buy a foreclosure in San Diego contact us. We’re #1 in San Diego REO’s and Foreclosures!

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San Diego Military Housing

January 24th, 2009

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San Diego Military Housing

If you’re in the Military in San Diego and you San Diego Military Housingneed housing make sure you contact us. We have helped San Diego’s Military with housing for over 20 years. When buying a house in San Diego as someone in the military or a military family you should work with a team that has helped countless military families relocate to San Diego. For some military house buyers it’s important to be close to the San Diego Military Bases they’re stationed at. We can help you with military housing in San Diego in the areas of; Miramar, Camp Pendleton, Coronado, North Island, Commander Navy Region Southwest and other San Diego Bases. We enjoy helping military personnel and military families find housing in San Diego California and have many experienced agents on standby for immediate assistance. Many of our Real Estate Agents are Veterans and they understand the military lifestyle and its challenges. We can also refer you to a lender than can help you with a VA Loan.

When you need help with San Diego Military Housing make sure you contact us. Where agents know it’s more about the people than the house.Dawn Lewis and The Dawn Lewis Team
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San Diego Bank Owned Single Story Home

January 23rd, 2009

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BANK OWNED SAN DIEGO HOMES – This Dawn Lewis Bank Owned home is a single story home with 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and 1,125 square feet. This home sits on a huge wooded lot that is 27,007 square feet that over a half acre of land. This bank owned home has new carpet and a grand fireplace in the living room. Great patio in the backyard and no one behind you for privacy. If you need a bank owned home in San Diego we have many bank owned listings to show you.

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