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Friday, August 13, 2021   /   by Stephanie Cornacchione

Ellen Patterson the "Queen" of South Del Mar and Off Market master Doug Brewer share their secrets

Hello everybody! I'm Jack Campbell I'm with the Keller Williams Realty Campbell Team group out of North County San Diego and I'm super excited to be here today with Ellen Patterson and also Doug Brewer. The reason we're on set today and I'm so excited to have them is that these guys have done some amazing things recently in real estate and it's definitely worth talking about. Ellen has been what I like to call the Queen of Sea Point Sea Village or South Del Mar you're gonna make me blush Jack well and I say that because she's done an exceptional job of, you know, doing a lot of business there and we'll learn a little more about her secrets there and then Doug has become uh extremely proficient in our low inventory market have hunting down opportunities for clients that you know aren't readily apparent to the majority public. So Ellen I mean I want to start with you because I mean obviously you've got a closing coming this week which is amazing another testament to the wo. ...

  del mar, doug brewer, ellen patterson, off-market properties

Wednesday, January 27, 2021   /   by Jack Campbell

Congratulations on your newly Accepted Offer!

Congratulations! You just got your offer accepted!
Here's what you need to know right now.
You're moving on to the next phase of the process.  It changes the way things work operating mostly Monday-to-Friday, nine-to-five.  This is primarily when lenders and escrow companies are available.  We're also introducing to you Helena who is our team transaction coordinator.  She is our in-the-office paperwork person who helps to make sure all the i's are dotted and the t's are crossed.  Keep an eye out for the information she'll be sharing with you.  It's really important.  Just as important as what's coming from your agent.
Most Importantly Don't Worry.
We're going to guide you through the whole process.  We'll let you know what you "should-do" and what you "shouldn't-do".  Speaking of that, what should you be doing right now?

The escrow company will be reaching out about your earnest money deposit.  Typically most contracts allow ! ...

Monday, January 4, 2021   /   by Stephanie Cornacchione

What Does California 's New Rent Control Law Mean to You?

If you own an investment property, here’s how California’s new rent control law affects you.
If you own an investment property or are thinking of purchasing one in the future, how does California’s new rent control law affect you? To answer that question, there are a few key details about this law you need to keep in mind. 
First, it imposes a 5% maximum increase—plus the cost of inflation—to rent costs on an annual basis. In recent years, property owners were able to increase their rent cost anywhere from 5% to 7%.
Second, this law doesn’t impact mom-and-pop owners. In other words, if you’re an individual owner of a single-family residence that’s not held as an LLC or corporation, this limitation probably doesn’t apply to you. It’s more intended to control larger investment properties like apartment buildings.
“If a tenant’s lease term expires and they leave the property on t; ...

Thursday, December 17, 2020   /   by Ellen Patterson

Back in the Saddle again...

When I was growing up, I knew all the neighbors  , I rode my bike to school every day waving hello to everyone along my route,  and my parents trusted their neighborhood realtor becuase we knew them personally...there was no internet.  We were grateful for our relationships…

… Flash forward.  2019, homebuyers turn to the internet  to find properties, along with attending some open houses.  Home buying seems so impersonal for most.
This past 2020 year has rocked us all here on the San Diego coast.  The only constant has been 'change and uncertainty'.   There are so few homes available for sale these days.  With COVID, homeowners are scared to list their homes on the ‘open market’ with the fear of sick strangers parading through their homes.  Adding to San Diego low inventory is fierce competition between buyers thanks to the new low interest rates and a remote workforce.   ...

Tuesday, December 1, 2020   /   by Stephanie Cornacchione

VA Loans in San Diego

What are the benefits of getting a VA Loan in San Diego? How does one start the VA Loan process and how can I get Help? Jack and JR go through the biggest benefits of VA Loans in San Diego and how to make sense of the home buying process. CA DRE #01144967 ...
Keller Williams
Jack Campbell
12750 High Bluff Drive Suite 300
San Diego, CA 92130
CA DRE# 01144967

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John Schuler
Senior Loan Officer NMLS #76904
Arbor Financial Group NMLS# 236669
Corporate Office: 1805 E. Garry Avenue
Santa Ana, CA 92705
Cell: (760) 707-9353
Email: Schulerteam@arborfg.com

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