Who Buys San Diego Backcountry Property?

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          People new to the backcountry of San Diego County often ask me who buys property in the area.  “What kinds of people live out here?” It makes me wonder if the quizzical look and way the question is asked suggests that the person asking the question can’t quite get their mind […]

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Access & Property Easement: A Brief Discussion

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Property Easement

Access & Property Easement: A Brief Discussion When real property is bought and sold in California, the actual parcel of ground being conveyed is described in terms of its perimeter boundary. Moreover, the perimeter of the property being bought and sold is described in relation to larger parcels of land previously surveyed and described by the Federal […]

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Elements of Value

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Elements of Value

The foregoing concepts describe why people might be willing to pay more for one property than an alternative choice, or even choose not to buy property. These are the basic elements understood to influence real estate value. Perhaps the most overlooked and underestimated consideration influencing value in real estate is timing. In my opinion, timing […]

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Rural Communities Protected Through 2020

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equestrian property

More than 900 communities that were at risk for losing access to federal rural housing programs are now protected through 2020.  For the last three years, NAR has worked with Congress extend the eligibility of communities under a 40-year old definition of rural. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) had been required to revise […]

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Earthquakes in California: Part 1

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California Earthquakes

Describing earthquakes, and how they happen, without the use of illustrations is quite challenging. I must ask you to engage your imagination when reading further.   An earthquake is the result of abrupt movement along a break in the earth’s crust. Such a definition assumes that one possesses a basic understanding of what the earth’s […]

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Earthquakes in California: Part 2

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Earthquakes in California

This is Part 2 in our Earthquakes in California series. In this post, we will discuss earthquake fault lines, California earthquake prediction, earthquake prevention and earthquake statistics like the deadliest earthquakes recorded.  Earthquake Faults There is another process at work in the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range that speaks directly to the topic of this article: […]

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