DAVID NORWOD REAL ESTATE BLOG – A LIST OF ALL BLOGS
Welcome to David Norwood Real Estate Blog. For over 20 years I have been working in the Real Estate industry. I would like to think I have a keen insight in what is happening, going to happen and hope will happen. Of course, I would need a crystal ball to predict. I use statistics to show what the current trends are. My BLOG includes home improvement ideas, rebates, mistakes buyers and sellers can make. Also, ways to save on water and utilities, when or if you should refinance your home, the cost of renting compared to buying a home, about forecloses and short sales. I also have and will be writing about all 14 Central Coast Cities in my Series on the “TOP 14 CENTRAL COAST CITIES”.
LIST OF DAVID NORWOOD REAL ESTATE BLOGS
TOP 14 CENTRAL COAST CITIES BY DAVID NORWOOD
Top 14 Central Coast Cities-David Norwood – Over several months of writing I wrote about all of the Cities on the Central Coast of California. I have provided information on entertainment, housing, beaches, services, weather and everything specific to that specific city. The list below are the cities all 14 of the Central Coast cities…Read more about TOP 14 CENTRAL COAST CITIES BY DAVID NORWOOD
ARROYO GRANDE WONDERFUL SMALL TOWN ON THE CENTRAL COAST
Arroyo Grande Wonderful Small Town Central Coast of CA which is centrally located, about ten minutes from downtown San Luis Obispo (SLO), getting to work or college is just a short drive. AG is also close to several other amenities such as, the Pacific Ocean with the Pismo / Oceano dunes for ATV riding and… Read more about ARROYO GRANDE WONDERFUL SMALL TOWN ON THE CENTRAL COAST
PISMO BEACH NOT YOUR TYPICAL BEACH TOWN
Pismo Beach Town is not your beach town of the five beach towns on the Central Coast with a pristine sandy beach and is internationally known. Pismo Beach is comprised of four different areas which include: 1. The Pismo Beach Corridor, located by the pier attracting thousands of tourists all year round. There are severa…Read more about PISMO BEACH NOT YOUR TYPICAL BEACH TOWN
SAN LUIS OBISPO (SLO) CALIFORNIA – “THE HAPPIEST CITY IN AMERICA” – NORWOOD REAL ESTATE BLOG
San Luis Obispo (SLO) on California’s central coast owns the reputation of being, “The Happiest City in America,” thanks to Oprah Winfrey. San Luis Obispo is sandwiched between pristine coastline, emerald hill sides, and scenic mountains, and located half way between San Francisco and Los Angeles. SLO has become a haven for weekend tourists seeking…Read more about SAN LUIS OBISPO (SLO) CALIFORNIA – “THE HAPPIEST CITY IN AMERICA”
MORRO BAY CA – BEACH TOWN – SANDY BEACHES – NORWOOD REAL ESTATE BLOG
Morro Bay CA – Beach Town – Sandy Beaches Morro Bay CA is a wonderful older beach town on the northern coast of San Luis Obispo County. Morro Bay CA is wedged between Los Osos to the South and Cayucos to the North. The Bay is located on the Southern part of town and shared Read more about Morro Bay CA – Beach Town – Sandy Beaches
CAMBRIA CALIFORNIA – SEASIDE VILLAGE IN THE FOREST – NORWOOD REAL ESTATE BLOG
Cambria California is truly one of the most beautiful cities on the Central Coast. Located almost to the northern coastal border of San Luis Obispo County and to the South of San Simeon, Cambria lies on the Pacific Ocean nestled among the Monterey Pines. These Pines comprise one of only three such native forests. Where Read more about Cambria California – Seaside Village in the Forest
NIPOMO CALIFORNIA HISTORIC VILLAGE WITH THE BEST CLIMATE IN THE NATION
Nipomo California Historic Village; Nipomo is a pleasant historic village located between Santa Maria and the Arroyo Grande/Nipomo Mesa. Nipomo is the gateway to the California State Park, Oso Flaco Lake, with a walking trial to the Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes. The park is one of the most beautiful areas on the Central Coast—a must see for Read more about NIPOMO CALIFORNIA HISTORIC VILLAGE WITH THE BEST CLIMATE IN THE NATION
AVILA BEACH-CALIFORNIA’S HIDDEN SECRET
AVILA BEACH CALIFORNIA’S HIDDEN SECRET – Avila Beach, California is clearly the nicest place on earth to live. The main reason is the amazing, almost perfect weather. Homes are located on or near the Pacific Ocean. Unlike other coastal communities, there is very little fog. Temperatures tend to be warmer as Avila Beach is located in… Read more about AVILA BEACH-CALIFORNIA’S HIDDEN SECRET
OCEANO CALIFORNIA; FAMOUS FOR ITS SANDY BEACH YOU CAN DRIVE ON
Oceano California has a Sandy Beach You Can Drive On – Oceano is one the “Five Cities” bordering: Arroyo Grande, Grover Beach, and Nipomo and on the West, the Pacific Ocean, making Oceano the longest sandy beach on the Central Coast. ABOUT OCEANO CALIFORNIA Oceano is the gateway to Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area, where there are… Read more about OCEANO CALIFORNIA; FAMOUS FOR ITS SANDY BEACH YOU CAN DRIVE ON
GROVER BEACH HISTORICAL BEACH TOWN – BUILT IN THE 1800’S
Grover Beach Historical Beach Town is a small funky beach town located between Pismo Beach, Arroyo Grande and Oceano and is part of the five cities. Located near the beach and originally promoted in 1887 as, “the place where the tide lands and the rails meet.” About the Cities Name Grover Beach was originally called…Read more about Grover Beach Historical Beach Town – Built in the 1800’s
CAYUCOS CA – BEST BEACH – WARM WEATHER – DOG-FRIENDLY – NORWOOD REAL ESTATE BLOG
CAYUCOS CA – BEST BEACH – WARM WEATHER – DOG-FRIENDLY Cayucos CA, is a located on a long sandy beach next to the Pacific Ocean. Surrounded Morro Bay to the south and Cambria to the North. Past the Estero Bluffs State Park and the Abalone Farm you will find mass inaccessible steep hills and cliffs…Read more about CAYUCOS CA – BEST BEACH – WARM WEATHER – DOG-FRIENDLY
LOS OSOS CALIFORNIA – “THE BEAR” – GATEWAY TO MONTAÑA DE ORO STATE PARK
Affectionately known as, “The Bear,” Los Osos California is located south of the city of Morro Bay, on or near the hills overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Most of Los Osos borders Morro Bay State Marine Reserve and the Morro Bay. On the border to the South of Los Osos you will find one of the…Read more about LOS OSOS CALIFORNIA – “THE BEAR” – GATEWAY TO MONTAÑA DE ORO STATE PARK
ATASCADERO CA – RURAL – NATURAL BEAUTY – HORSES – SMALL TOWN NORWOOD REAL ESTATE BLOG
Atascadero CA a very quaint small town located in the heart of the Central Coast, offering a blend of natural beauty and rural lifestyle. Its comfortable climate and atmosphere are influenced by the beautiful Pacific Ocean on the west, and also by the Salinas River and open countryside to the east. Local scenery is accented… Read more about Atascadero CA – Rural – Natural Beauty – Horses – Small Town
PASO ROBLES CALIFORNIA – CHARMING WESTERN TOWN
Paso Robles, meaning Oak Pass in Spanish, is world famous for its wine industry and is home to dozens of notable wineries. The town has a rich history rooted in agriculture and still maintains a unique feeling of an old western town with a friendly atmosphere and cultural opportunities. Additionally, this laid back, charming town Read more about PASO ROBLES CALIFORNIA – CHARMING WESTERN TOWN
TEMPLETON CA – 1800’S HISTORIC SMALL TOWN– NORWOOD REAL ESTATE BLOG
If you enjoy small town flavor, you will love Templeton CA. The residents, who will insist it is one of the best places in the world to live. Located between Paso Robles, and Atascadero, Templeton has its own city government. Including a fire department, police department, a small but quaint library. Templeton also has and… Read more about Templeton CA – 1800’s Historic Small Town
After you find a home that you want to buy, most people will get a loan unless they are paying all cash. One of the most important aspects of getting a loan is the I have listed a few appraisal questions below to help buyers and sellers understand how an appraisal will affect the sale… Read more about APPRAISAL QUESTIONS
SAVE $10,000 BUYING HOMES VS RENTING DUMPS
It is easy to see why buying homes saves money compared to renting. The charts below illustrates how much it costs to buy a home compared to renting a home. Plus, you can live in home that is not a dump. If your rent is $2, 147.00 per month you are paying $25,764 for housing…Read more about SAVE $10,000 BUYING HOMES VS RENTING DUMPS
IF INTEREST RATES GO UP, DO HOME PRICES GO DOWN?
How does Interest Rates Affect home prices? Contrary to popular belief, it is statically NOT true if the Fed increases interest rates, home prices will come down. It IS true, if interest rates are increased home prices will go UP. In August 2014, Dr. Steve Sjuggerud from Stansberry and Assoc. Investment Research wrote, “Housing rises… Read more about IF INTEREST RATES GO UP, DO HOME PRICES GO DOWN?
HOW TO USE GOOGLE STREET MAPS
HOW TO USE GOOGLE STREET MAPS Are you looking for a home? Are you noticing homes priced lower than all of the others in the same neighborhood? If it is too good to be true, than you need to ask yourself why? In most cases it is because it is located next to a busy…Read more about HOW TO USE GOOGLE STREET MAPS
HOW TO SAVE 30 PERCENT ON YOUR HOME UTILITIES – GAS AND ELECTRIC CARE PROGRAMS
SAVE MONEY HOME UTILITIES – 30 PERCENT – GAS AND ELECTRIC CARE PROGRAMS If you are a first time home buyer, retired, work for minimum wage or a student, most likely will qualify for the CARE programs offered by Southern California Gas Company, Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E), and Southern California Edison. All three utility… Read more about HOW TO SAVE 30 PERCENT ON YOUR HOME UTILITIES – GAS AND ELECTRIC CARE PROGRAMS
TURN YELLOW PLASTIC BACK TO WHITE FOR $3.00 WITH SALON CARE AND SUNLIGHT – NORWOOD REAL ESTATE BLOG
Turn Yellow Plastic Back to White for $3.00 with Salon Care and Sunlight… See Video on my YouTube Channel or Read More
HOW LONG OR HOW MANY YEARS AFTER A SHORT SALE CAN I BUY A HOME?
I have been asked several times ; What is the Short Sale Wait Time that I can buy another home? The answer to this question varies depending on the loan program a buyer is looking at. Most buyers who have past credit problems rely on FHA loans as their fastest track back to home ownership… Read more about HOW LONG OR HOW MANY YEARS AFTER A SHORT SALE CAN I BUY A HOME?
WHAT IS A SHORT SALE? – DEFINITION
Short Sale explained – A short sale is a sale of real estate in which the sale proceeds fall short of the balance owed on the property’s loan. It often occurs when a borrower cannot pay the mortgage loan on their property, but the lender decides that selling the property at a moderate loss is better…Read more about WHAT IS A SHORT SALE? – DEFINITION
WHAT IS A FORECLOSURE REO?
DEFINITION FORECLOSURE REO REO is one of the oddest acronyms used by the real estate industry. The Definition Foreclosure REO is REAL ESTATE OWNED. The term is used to define property that was foreclosed by a financial intuition. A foreclosure occurs when the property owner fails to meet the terms of the loan. In short, the… Read more about WHAT IS A FORECLOSURE REO?
ONLINE REBATES $10 & 15% CASH BACK AT EBATES OR MR. REBATES
If you shop online or do a lot of home improvements, you know how expensive it can be. I found two great sites for online rebates at hardware stores and almost any online store you can think of. LINK TO GET UP TO 15% REBATES AND $10 BONUS AT EBATES The Best Online Rebates Site Read more about ONLINE REBATES $10 & 15% CASH BACK AT EBATES OR MR. REBATES
FOUR HOME SELLING MISSTATES
FOUR HOME SELLING MISSTATES I have seen several homes over the years that I have been working in the real estate business. I am often surprised to see absolutely no effort made when sellers have their home listed for sale. I can write about this for hours, but here are four mistakes I have seen several times… Read more about FOUR HOME SELLING MISSTATES
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