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Raffle House

From the UT:

There are a host of dream-house raffles across the West this year, and a big winner in many of them appears to be a Seattle-based consultant.  The raffles have the same concept — for a $150 ticket, get a chance to win a multimillion-dollar dream home. Although there are lesser prizes, the house is only given away if ticket sales hit a certain threshold.

Ronald McDonald House Charities of San Diego has used consultant Neal Martin Zeavy to run its dream-house raffle at least since 2008. In the decade that he has run the event, the fundraiser has never sold enough tickets to result in a house giveaway.

Zeavy was paid $525,000 by the San Diego charity last year, according to the nonprofit’s tax returns. For context, Charles Day — the San Diego charity’s president and CEO — received $224,985, the tax records show.  Zeavy has helped run dream-house raffles for at least five other nonprofits.

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Posted by on Mar 18, 2018 in Jim's Take on the Market, La Jolla | 2 comments

New Homes in North County

Reader metta8888 left this comment on the youtube channel that summarizes the 7,611 new homes being built in North County – they are just further out.  As we become more accustomed to driverless cars, these new homes might give coastal buyers some alternatives.

Here is his research on the current and proposed future projects:

1. Meadowood – Pardee Homes is building 844 homes on a 389.5 acre site in Fallbrook, near interstate 15 and state route 76:


2. Campus Park. D.R. Horton is building 751 homes in Fallbrook, near I-15:

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Posted by on Mar 16, 2018 in Builders, Jim's Take on the Market, Thinking of Buying? | 1 comment

The Best Real Estate Blogs

The 2018 list of the Best Real Estate Blogs is out:

Link to List

Another San Diego realtor, Gavin Grant, was also featured, and on his blog he laid out his formula for determining the best time to sell your house.  By his calculation (Pendings/Actives) in each of the last three years, the best time to sell your house was in March!

Link to Gavin’s post

I have said in the past that the best time to sell is in May, and his counts show the most actual pendings then.  But there are also more active listings too, so the competition nearby could affect your chances.

My Tips On When To Sell:

  1. When Everyone Else Isn’t (no competition nearby).
  2. When you have supportive Pendings and Solds nearby.
  3. When you know for sure Where You Are Going.

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Posted by on Mar 15, 2018 in About the author, Bubbleinfo Readers, Jim's Take on the Market, Why You Should List With Jim | 3 comments