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Your search for your next home begins here. Whether you are ready to buy your first home, move-up, down-size, or purchase a vacation or investment property, you need to have access to all the up-to-date listings in the areas that interest you. The better educated you are about what is listed and selling in your market of interest, the easier your decision making will be.

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Relocation

Relocating is a very emotional and complex experience for all involved – you, a spouse or partner, kids, and pets. I’ve relocated a significant distance 4 times and understand all the issues you'll have to deal with. I can help you find your new home and then make a smooth transition. Drawing on my personal and professional experiences, I know how to help make your move easier, happier and successful! Just ask me!!

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I am honored to have had the privilege to work with many wonderful buyers and sellers over the years and help them achieve their real estate goals – buying a beach house, relocating from across the country, buying a first house, selling a parent’s home. Each client and situation is unique, and I’m pleased to share some of their comments on the enjoyable, and important, work we did together so you'll have the confidence in how I can assist you!

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What makes Carlsbad such a wonderful place to live?

Great question, with an easy answer - terrific weather year-round, great schools, a vibrant arts community, abundant shopping and dining, tons of recreational opportunities, a broad range of housing options, and certainly our 7 miles of beautiful beaches. And of course I can tell you about other nearby North San Diego County communities, too!

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Recession & Housing Prices

There’s been some talk about a possible Recession, which tends to cause concerns about housing prices. Here’s what you should know…

The One Thing Every Homeowner Needs To Know About a Recession

The One Thing Every Homeowner Needs To Know About a Recession | MyKCM

A recession does not equal a housing crisis. That’s the one thing that every homeowner today needs to know. Everywhere you look, experts are warning we could be heading toward a recession, and if true, an economic slowdown doesn’t mean homes will lose value.

The National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) defines a recession this way:

“A recession is a significant decline in economic activity spread across the economy, normally visible in production, employment, and other indicators. A recession begins when the economy reaches a peak of economic activity and ends when the economy reaches its trough. Between trough and peak, the economy is in an expansion.”

To help show that home prices don’t fall every time there’s a recession, take a look at the historical data. There have been six recessions in this country over the past four decades. As the graph below shows, looking at the recessions going all the way back to the 1980s, home prices appreciated four times and depreciated only two times. So, historically, there’s proof that when the economy slows down, it doesn’t mean home values will fall or depreciate.

The One Thing Every Homeowner Needs To Know About a Recession | MyKCM

The first occasion on the graph when home values depreciated was in the early 1990s when home prices dropped by less than 2%. It happened again during the housing crisis in 2008 when home values declined by almost 20%. Most people vividly remember the housing crisis in 2008 and think if we were to fall into a recession that we’d repeat what happened then. But this housing market isn’t a bubble that’s about to burst. The fundamentals are very different today than they were in 2008. So, we shouldn’t assume we’re heading down the same path.

Bottom Line

We’re not in a recession in this country, but if one is coming, it doesn’t mean homes will lose value. History proves a recession doesn’t equal a housing crisis.

And just a reminder…This housing market is NOT a bubble, and here’s why.