Hi Friends & Neighbors,
Is buying the home you want easier said than done?
The market has gotten a bit less crazy in recent months, with some prospective buyers put off by rising prices and stiff competition. But supply remains historically low, and the average sale takes just a week… so don’t go celebrating yet.
Luckily, there are proven ways to make your home buying experience less stressful and more successful. And you don’t have to do it alone!
Here are just a few ways to win the home you want, and how we’ll help you get there:
- Get Pre-Approved: We’ll connect you with our network of recommended lenders to make sure you’re 100% ready to make a timely, winning offer.
- Find a Hidden Gem: We’ll search high and low for off-market and coming-soon opportunities so you can beat the crowd.
- Sweeten the Deal: We’ll help you craft an attractive, strategic offer and negotiate terms — without overpaying or overextending.
- Want to know more? Whether you’re frustrated with your past home search or just getting started, let’s talk! We’re always happy (and grateful!) to help you and anyone you send our way!
Pete & Mark
-The Caspersen Group-
Real Estate in the News
Foreign Buyers Spent $20 Billion Less on U.S. Real Estate
Travel restrictions associated with the coronavirus kept many foreign would-be buyers out of the U.S. last year – and that kept billions of their dollars out of the housing market. Home purchases by international buyers and recent immigrants plummeted 33% from the previous year, according to a recent National Association of Realtors® report. International purchasers spent roughly $54.4 billion on U.S. real estate -down considerably from about $74 billion a year earlier. But that doesn’t appear to have hurt the housing market overall.
24th Annual Julian Grape Stomp Festival
Head out to Julian, kick off your shoes, roll up your pant legs and let tons of blessed grapes squish beneath your feet. With local wineries offering sips to sample, a wide variety of food, great music and undoubtedly, a little extemporaneous dancing, this will be a party to remember! Details found here.
Dine Diego | September 15th
Featuring San Diego’s top eateries, there is no better place for outdoor dining than Sunny San Diego! With expanded patio spaces and curbside dining, there is more space than ever before for you to enjoy a meal basking in the sun or under starry skies every day of the week! Tickets are not necessary but reservations are encouraged.
35th Annual SD Festival of the Arts
Sep 11 – Sep 12, 2021
The festival includes a silent auction and a wine and beer garden to enjoy. Come enjoy world-class live music, local art, a selection of outdoor lawn games, and a variety of cuisine options for every palate, from gourmet wood-fired pizza to BBQ and more. Held at the former Del Mar Polo Fields, buy tickets here.
An Evening on Safari, 9th Annual Fundraiser Gala
September 18th, 4 PM
Experience an exceptional evening at the Retreat and help support programs to enrich the lives of children and their families and provide a home to the animals in need! Includes three course gourmet dinner, live music, and auctions. Purchase tickets here.
Lifestyle Tips & Tricks
What, Exactly, Is Being Disrupted In The Real Estate Community Right Now?
In this most extraordinary of real estate environments, where according to both the Wall Street Journal and the Financial Times, U.S. residential real estate prices have grown in some cities by roughly 25% in one year alone, it can be challenging to even summarize the collective disruptive technologies bursting forth in the real estate community.
Building a Home? Here Are 7 Industry Changes You Should Know for 2021
Homebuilders face unique challenges as demand for new construction grows sky-high amid material shortages, lifestyle changes, and record low interest rates. See how the home-building industry is adapting as we edge into a post-pandemic world.
How Much Value Does a Pool Really Add to Your Home?
A pool can be a fun, attractive addition to a house and usually increases its value. But are the costs of installing and maintaining a pool worth it? Here are some things to consider before you take the plunge.
The Best Farmers Market in Every State
Getting from-the-field fresh produce and artisan baked goods has never been easier, thanks to farmers markets that have sprung up around the country. Here’s a list of the best farmers market in every state.