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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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What's My Home's Value?

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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Your Local Real Estate Lifestyle Specialist

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

Serving San Diego County for 20 Years

Unlike most agents, I'll be involved in every aspect of your transaction, and often continue client relationships for a lifetime.

Exceeding my Clients' Expectations

I pride myself in the job I do. This is not my "job," it is my passion: Helping families with all their real estate needs!

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Home Prices: The Difference 5 Years Makes

Home Prices: The Difference 5 Years Makes | Simplifying The MarketCoreLogic recently released their Home Price Index Report. One of the key indicators used in the report to determine the health of the housing market was home price appreciation. CoreLogic focused on appreciation from July 2013 to July 2018 to show how prices over the last five years have fared. The graph below was created to show the […]

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If You Are Thinking of Selling? You Must Act NOW!

If You Are Thinking of Selling? You Must Act NOW! | Simplifying The MarketIf you thought about selling your house this year, now more than ever may be the time to do it! The inventory of homes for sale is well below historic norms and buyer demand is skyrocketing. We were still in high school when we learned about the concept of supply and demand, so we understand that the […]

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Is Buying a Home Really More Stressful Than Planning a Wedding? [INFOGRAPHIC]

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According to a new survey from Open Listings, 62% of Americans ages 25-54 believe that buying a home is more stressful than planning a wedding.
Many young couples are saving for a wedding and a home at the same time.
The average US …

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Are Homebuyers Starting to Hit the ‘Pause’ Button?

Are Homebuyers Starting to Hit the ‘Pause’ Button? | Simplifying The MarketFor the last several years, buyer demand has far exceeded the housing supply available for sale. This low supply and high demand have led to home prices appreciating by an average of 6.2% annually since 2012. With this being said, three of the four major reports used to measure buyer activity have revealed that purchasing […]

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Home Prices Have Appreciated 6.9% in 2018

Home Prices Have Appreciated 6.9% in 2018 | Simplifying The MarketBetween 1987 and 1999, which is often referred to as the ‘Pre-Bubble Period,’ home prices grew at an average of 3.6% according to the Home Price Expectation Survey. Every month, the economists at CoreLogic release the results of their Home Price Insights Report, which includes the actual year-over-year change in prices across the country and […]

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NAR Reports Show It’s A Great Time to Sell!

NAR Reports Show It’s A Great Time to Sell! | Simplifying The MarketWe all realize that the best time to sell anything is when the demand for that item is high and the supply of that item is limited. The last two major reports issued by the National Association of Realtors (NAR) revealed information that suggests that right now continues to be a great time to sell your house. […]

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Marcia's Posts

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 ...

Is It Time For Me To Sell My House And Take the Money & Run?

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Many experts think the answer is YES!  With San Diego County home prices now exceeding the all-time high of the 2007 Bubble, and interest rates ...

Your Local Real Estate Lifestyle Specialist

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

Serving San Diego County for 20 Years

Unlike most agents, I'll be involved in every aspect of your transaction, and often continue client relationships for a lifetime.

Exceeding my Clients' Expectations

I pride myself in the job I do. This is not my "job," it is my passion: Helping families with all their real estate needs!

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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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La Mesa Home Seller

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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!