Category archives for: Ryan Mathys and Tracie Kersten

La Jolla – 2013 Real Estate Review Sales, Trends & A Lot of Cash Buyers


By: Ryan Mathys & Tracie Kersten This year has proven to be a strong year in real estate for La Jolla and other luxury markets.  We have seen higher prices, higher sales volume and shorter marketing times. When reading real estate articles and sales statistics, it is helpful to understand what is being reported [...]

Location, Location, Location: Beyond the Cliché, Sellers Must Navigate Variables to Come Out on Top

Real Estate Valuation in La Jolla

By Ryan Mathys and Tracie Kersten, When it comes to real estate, you’ve probably heard it a million times… Location, location, location! That famous phrase has been in use at least since 1926, according to The New York Times, and San Diego is no exception. America’s Finest City offers some of the best properties [...]

Coastal San Diego Market Roundup: Cash Buyers & A Tale of Two Markets

Luxury Properties in La Jolla, CA, Cash Buyers in San Diego

By Ryan Mathys & Tracie Kersten, The increase and influence of cash buyers has received a lot of press recently such as this recent Union Tribune article.  When discussing cash buyers it is important to differentiate between the different types of cash buyers and different objectives.  While the lower and middle end of the [...]

San Diego Real Estate Roundup: Home Prices Hit 5-Year High as Interest Rates Rise

By Ryan Mathys & Tracie Kersten Sellers in San Diego have something to celebrate. According to the latest data, home prices in San Diego have hit a 5-year high – and that means more equity in real estate.  With a continuous rallying of the San Diego market, the first half of the year enjoyed substantial [...]

Real Estate Inventory in San Diego: Working to Make the Sale

Real estate inventory in San Diego

By Ryan Mathys & Tracie Kersten It’s not every day that we find ourselves in such an extraordinary real estate market. At this moment in time, the San Diego housing market has not only made a strong, solid comeback in terms of pricing, but buyers are all the more anxious to land their dream home [...]

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  • Focus on senior portraits July 31, 2014
    As part of its contract with the San Dieguito Union High School District to shoot senior yearbook portraits, Keane Studios, located in Carmel Valley, receives personal contact information for each 12th-grade student and their parents. Some parents say this is wrong, citing a violation of privacy rights. “A few weeks ago I received a letter that [child’s] per […]
  • Carmel Valley gymnast medals at national tournament July 31, 2014
    Christopher Lucio of Carmel Valley competed in the U.S.A. Gymnastics trampoline and tumbling national champions held recently in Louisville, Ky. […]
  • Alt-rockers Neon Trees coming to Del Mar Racetrack, betting on ‘a little more pop’ to please fans July 31, 2014
    Neon Trees guitarist Chris Allen is outside a dentist's office not far from Murrieta, where he grew up. “We just finished the first leg of our tour, so I’m back home for a bit,” he said. But Allen won’t be home for long, since the band has an album to promote and a tour date coming up Aug. 1 at the Del Mar Racetrack for the Four O’Clock Friday concert s […]