Blog by Bob Bekins


January 28th, 2012
Since the first of the year as 2012 is beginning we have experienced a tremendous increase in activity.  And on the other end of the activity we are seeing multiple offers on well priced properties.  I have three calls from the sign on a little home I have listed in San Marcos and it is not on a through street.  We saw a property yesterday on an acre in Fallbrook that needs a LOT OF TLC (tend ...

Noah 2011

August 20th, 2011

And lo, in the year 2011, the Lord came unto Noah, who was now living in the United States, and said:

"Once again, the earth has become wicked and over-populated, and I see the end of all flesh before me.  Build another Ark and save two of every living thing along with a few good humans."  He gave Noah the blueprints, saying, "You have 6 months to build the ark before I will start the unen ...

Dwelling Deals

August 9th, 2011

If you live in California where home prices can change quickly you may be surprised that not everyone in America buys a home for the investment value.  In most places around the country, homes are one of the most stable of pricing models.  No pun intended.  So why do people buy?

One of the most common reasons is to “get rid of the landlord.”  Now there is more to this than it would appe ...

What's Dot?

July 22nd, 2011

What’s Dot?

Do you Q?  The latest thing is Q.R. Codes.  The acronym means Quick Response.  You’ve seen them – the two inch square with a bunch of dots looking something like a Rorschach Test.

Here is one.

 QR to Just This Once Order

Download a free app like “Scan” to your IPhone or Droid.  You hit one button, the Scan icon, and your phone’s camera auto focuses on the QR.  It will instantly take you to the web ...

The Rich Are Buying Homes

June 21st, 2011

By Les Christie, CNN staff writer March 7, 2011

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- The rich are different from you and me: They're buying real estate.

After four straight years of declines, sales of million-dollar homes and condos rose last year in all 20 major metro areas, according to DataQuick Information Systems. On average, these cities saw an 18.6% jump in high-end home sales.

San Jose, Cal ...