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Buying Your San Diego Home

Buying a house requires a lot of time and effort, but these 10 steps can help make the home buying process manageable and help you make the best decisions possible.

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Are you considering purchasing a new home? Are you thinking about selling your current home? Or, maybe you are just eager to refinance while interest rates are low?

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Sell Your San Diego Home

If you're thinking about selling your house this year, now may be the time. The inventory of homes for sale is well below historic norms and buyer demand is skyrocketing. 

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As a Full Service Realtor now for nearly 20 years nothing makes me happier than helping with the biggest investment of one's life!

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7 Reasons to List Your House For Sale This Holiday Season

7 Reasons to List Your House for Sale This Holiday Season | Simplifying The MarketEvery year at this time there are many homeowners who decide to wait until after the holidays to list their homes for the first time, while others who already have their homes on the market decide to take them off until after the holidays. Here are seven great reasons not to wait: Relocation buyers are […]

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The Cost of Renting vs. Buying a Home [INFOGRAPHIC]

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Historically, the choice between renting or buying a home has been a tough decision.
Looking at the percentage of income needed to rent a median-priced home today (28.4%) vs. the percentage needed to buy a median-priced home (17.5%)…

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Wage Increases Make Home Buying More Affordable

Wage Increases Make Home Buying More Affordable | Simplifying The MarketEveryone knows that housing affordability has been negatively impacted by rising prices and increasing mortgage rates, but there is another piece to the affordability equation – wages. How much a family earns obviously impacts how easy or difficult it is for them to afford to own a home. Because of an improving economy, wages are […]

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Home Sellers in Q3 Netted $61K at Resale

Home Sellers in Q3 Netted $61K at Resale | Simplifying The MarketAccording to a recent report by ATTOM Data Solutions, home sellers who sold their homes in the third quarter of 2018 benefited from rising home prices and netted an average of $61,232. This is the highest average price gain since the second quarter of 2007 and represents a 32% return on the original purchase prices. […]

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Are Homeowners Renovating to Sell or to Stay?

Are Homeowners Renovating to Sell or to Stay? | Simplifying The MarketOver the past few years, two trends have emerged in the housing market: Home renovations have shot up Inventory of homes available for sale on the market has dropped A ‘normal’ housing market is defined by having a 6-month supply of homes for sale. According to the latest Existing Home Sales Report from the National […]

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How to Honor a Veteran Today and Everyday

How to Honor a Veteran Today and Everyday | Simplifying The MarketOne hundred years ago, on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, we marked the end of the “war to end all wars.” That day, which was to be observed annually on the eleventh day of the eleventh month, became known as Armistice Day and then, later on, became Veterans Day. […]

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Boost your Bottom Line with a Real Estate Investment Property

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Investing in real estate property can be a great way to generate cash flow and help you accumulate wealth.  The current market offers some potentially ...

Fix to Sell or Sell it to Flip?

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These days we have all seen more than we want of "Flipped" homes.  Investors buy fixers to flip.  They typically buy them "As Is", typically ...

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Trevi Hills

A new private community with tuscan-style homes. Trevi Hills is not just a new community but also an active vineyard and working winery. 

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La Mesa Home Seller

I wanted you to know what a great experience it was for my brother and I to have you as our listing agent for our family home of 50 years. Your professionalism and integrity really stood out for us. The fact that you had prior experience in staging was a real plus and made a huge  impact on the appearance of our home. I'm sure it contributed to the quick sale. This home was very special to our family and working with you made the transition smooth and bearable. It would be a pleasure for us to recommend you and your services to anyone who might need a exceptional real estate agent.

Via Francis Santee

Santee Home Buyer

Marcia helped my husband and I buy our home on a VA loan, she recommended a loan consultant, corresponded to our every question, and was very knowledgeable about the areas we looked at, which helped us get into a safe neighborhood. She negotiated with the selling to realtor to take our offer out of  5 different ones, and ours being the only VA loan with no down payment. We love our home and neighborhood and couldn't of asked for a better realtor.

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Rancho San Diego Home Seller

I selected Marcia Tolin as my Realtor against two other leading agents in the East County... Her expertise and confidence in what she suggested were undeniable. She gave me great advice and helped me to ready the house. With her sleeves rolled up I saw someone who was committed, hardworking, thoughtful, and caring. She brought in many personal items to stage my "tired" home, rearranged furniture, and transformed my home into one that looked like a model home! I found Marcia to be professional in every way, and trusted her to do her very best. She met all my expectations and more... The house sold promptly for a price that I was happy with. I highly recommend Marcia to anyone who is considering selling their home.

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La Mesa Home Seller and Buyer

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We greatly appreciated Marcia’s absolute honest and frank dealings with us. …Marcia really understood our lifestyle…and just “got us” as a family.  This level of trust is not easily attained … She has a special talent in staging homes tastefully and in a way that maximizes their desirability … Marcia Tolin has a very strong work ethic, unquestionable integrity and is fiercely committed to the interest of her clients.

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Marcia, you came through with every promise made which turned out to be a very tall order indeed ... with all the little details it took to "spiff things up" and as tired as we were, we shared a lot of laughs along the way ... You made sure my dog was safe and secure while I was gone. It was a traumatic time for her.  I don’t think she could have survived the ordeal without you coming to reassure her. She came to know the sound of your car and got excited each time. Thank you for being her friend too!