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To sell, or not to sell? An introductory guide to selling versus renting out your home in today’s real estate market

Vicki Johnson | Coldwell Banker

Selling one’s home often seems like the obvious choice when it’s time to move; but in today’s market, the idea of renting out your home until property values recover may have a fresh appeal. According to a recent real estate column for Smart Money magazine, the desire to either wait out the market or simply hold on to property during a temporary absence often motivates homeowners to take on landlord duties. But before committing to one option over the other, it is important to understand the financial pros and cons of your decision, including tax issues, affordability and the responsibility of taking care of tenants.

Mitt Romney, La Jolla, and Election 2012: how the GOP candidate’s political progress might change local real estate and the surrounding community

Vicki Johnson | Coldwell Banker

As one of the final contenders for the GOP presidential nomination in the upcoming 2012 elections, Mitt Romney is enjoying a surge in celebrity status as the competition heats up and primary season shifts into full gear. But despite his East Coast upbringing and role as the former governor of Massachusetts, Romney also maintains a unique tie to both La Jolla real estate and the San Diego community in the form of an elegant, Spanish-style home located in the Barber tract between La Jolla Boulevard and Marine Street. Since 2008, Mitt Romney and his wife, Ann, have been part-time La Jolla locals, spending a week or two at a time visiting their West Coast home and enjoying the relative peace and quiet of the La Jolla village community. But now, as a possible presidential candidate (and subsequently, a potential president himself), will Romney’s part-time residency change the tone and feel of the local community – and perhaps even impact economic and real estate market activity along the San Diego coast?

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  • Local camp shapes Solana Beach youth into community leaders July 28, 2014
    After attending the inaugural La Colonia de Eden Gardens Youth Leadership Camp last year, Edgar Vergara was inspired to make positive change in Solana Beach’s Eden Gardens community. Along with other local teens, the 15-year-old co-founded the youth group La Colonia Changers and recently hosted a town hall forum on underage drinking. Passionate about making […]
  • Del Mar Union School District approves new contract for superintendent July 28, 2014
    The Del Mar Union School District Board July 23 approved the new contract for Superintendent Holly McClurg through June 30, 2018. Per the contract, McClurg’s annual salary will be $185,000 with an annual doctoral stipend of $10,000. She will receive a car allowance of $400 a month, 25 vacation days, health benefits and a retirement contribution of $700 a mon […]
  • Carmel Valley 5K and 10K to hit Gonzales Canyon trails in September July 28, 2014
    A new trail running race is coming to Carmel Valley this fall. Jeff Stoner of Del Mar’s Seasick Marketing visited the Carmel Valley Community Planning Board to update the board on the plans for the Carmel Valley Trail 5K and 10K Run, set to take place on Sept. 20. A portion of race proceeds will go toward the Challenged Athletes Foundation. […]