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Red Hawk Realty Lists Three Multi-Million Dollar Backcountry Ranches in the San Diego Backcountry

Southern California real estate broker, Red Hawk Realty, announced three multi-million dollar listings in communities throughout San Diego County. All three properties are working and recreational in nature, providing unique agricultural value to their respective communities. Brokerage co-owner Donn Bree provides his highlights of each of these spectacular properties: Star B Ranch – Award-Winning Bison […]

Find Out What Your Home is Worth in Real Time

Find Out What Your Home is Worth with Homebot Find out what your home is worth with this free home digest tool. Scan the QR code above (or click this link), enter your address, and get a real-time report for your property.  In the report, you’ll find: Historical values Equity information Purchasing power (for investment properties […]

Donn Bree Named 2022 Premier Broker Winner

Red Hawk Realty Co-Owner and Broker Receives Recognition in SDAR 2022 Circle of Excellence Award The Greater San Diego Association of Realtors (SDAR) announced its list of premier brokers for 2022 including Red Hawk Realty’s Donn Bree. Circle of Excellence winners are determined based on client and member submissions for integrity, professionalism, and ethics. The […]

What is Land Banking?

Is Land a Good Investment Right Now? What is Land Banking Land banking is the real estate strategy of buying raw, undeveloped land in the path of growth. The investment is typically held for 5-10 years with the notion of beating alternative investments. Like most things, the return on land investment is based on your […]

Beat High Utility Prices with Off-Grid Living

Utility Prices on the Rise in San Diego County Last month, San Diego Gas and Electric (SDG&E) customers saw their bills skyrocket due to new natural gas and electricity rates. The most significant contributor to these hikes were from natural gas, which more than doubled over the past year. SDG&E claims that market forces were […]

What is a Mortgage Buydown?

Mortgage Buydowns are Back: A Way to Save Money This week the Fed announced another mild interest rate hike planned for February amid continued inflation concerns. Lenders have already reacted to the news as interest rates across the country increased. Longer term, mortgage rate predictions vary widely for 2023. If high inflation continues, expect upper ranges […]

Does Raising Interest Rates Slow Inflation?

Does Raising Rates Really Slow Inflation? The Federal Reserve raised rates last month to fight inflation. Some economists want more; some politicians want less. What’s the logic? The ongoing debate about fighting inflation and high prices rages on but how do higher interest rates reel in inflation? According to the experts they help by slowing […]

Register Your Property For Recording Notifications

Register Your Property For Recording Notifications We are excited to share a great new resource from the San Diego County Assessor/Recorder/County Clerk. When you register your property, you will automatically receive notifications whenever a document is recorded on your property/chain of title. Why should you register? It’s important to know the the status of property titles […]

What is Prop 19? Ask an Expert

We’re excited to announce our new YouTube Series, Ask an Expert! In our premier episode, Gwen Field, Title Geek from Corinthian Title, covers California Proposition 19 aka ‘Prop 19.’ What is Prop 19? It’s a California law that allows homeowners 55 and over to transfer their original tax base (property tax rate) on their current home […]

Population Drops Across California Metro Areas in 2021

California loses residents for second year in a row California’s once stratospheric population growth has officially plateaued just shy of 40 million residents. Affordability, housing shortages, Covid deaths, and domestic migration have had a profound impact on urban populations in California. San Diego, Los Angeles and San Francisco counties all saw sizeable declines in population […]

Julian, CA: A Historic Mining Town and Bridge to the Past

Julian is a Historic Mining Town in California Early settlers Drury, Frank and J.O. Bailey and cousins Mike and Webb Julian decided to divert their travel plans and stop in Julian in 1869. They decided to name the town after cousin Mike Julian because “Mike was better looking” than any other member of the Bailey […]

2021 Real Estate Market San Diego Update

2021 proved to be another banner year for the San Diego real estate market, the U.S. economy and Red Hawk Realty. San Diego home prices grew over 27% year-over-year and the median list price was $779,900 – an increase of nearly 20%. Mortgage rates are still low but creeping up – surpassing 3% in November […]