Home Buyer’s Road Map – The Steps to Buying a Home in San Diego California

Buyers Road Map

 

Buying a Home can sometimes be overwhelming, stressful and confusing! Here is a visual map from beginning to end from getting pre-approved to closing escrow.

Joel Blumenfeld, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties. San Diego CA REALTOR BRE# 01889382

www.joelblumenfeld.com

 

 

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Joel Blumenfeld Inducted to Leading Edge Society

Joel Blumenfeld Inducted to Leading Edge Society

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Link to U-T San Diego – SUNDAY May 18th, 2014 Publish Date “Joel Blumenfeld receives Leading Edge Society award for second time”:

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PRLog (Press Release) – Apr. 15, 2014 – SAN DIEGO — Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties is pleased to announce that Joel Blumenfeld has earned the company’s Leading Edge Society award for the second consecutive year. The achievement ranks Blumenfeld in the top six percent of the brokerage’s vast network of sales associates spanning North America.

“Joel has built a reputation among his clients and colleagues for his credibility and conscientious approach to real estate service,” notes Brent Consedine, manager of the San Diego Central office. “His marketing skills and talent for negotiating have allowed him to consistently deliver beneficial outcomes for his buyers and sellers.”

Blumenfeld is a lifelong resident of San Diego who has personally lived in many of the city’s neighborhoods. Drawing from that experience, he provides his buyers with reliable guidance about how to choose the best possible home to match their dreams and goals for the future.

For sellers, Blumenfeld applies his expertise with advanced technology to implement marketing campaigns across the Internet’s most highly visited destinations. He commented that, “Knowing how to use the latest technology has been essential to my success, not only for how it helps me quickly and effectively promote my listings, but also for how it allows me to keep all of my clients informed about any updates that may occur during their transactions.”

Blumenfeld also ranked in the top 100 in San Diego for the number of transactions he conducted last year. “Joel is a dedicated agent with a strong work ethic and extensive market knowledge, said David M. Cabot, president and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties. “This allows him to provide a superior transaction experience for his clients.”

Joel Blumenfeld can be contacted through Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties, at 619.508.2192, via email at info@JoelBlumenfeld.com, or on the web at http://www.JoelBlumenfeld.com.

 

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San Diego Real Estate Market Update April 2014

 YOUR MARKET UPDATE SAN DIEGO COUNTY| AT-A-GLANCE | APRIL 2014  Rising Home Prices Reflect a Positive Trend

February Marks the 24th consecutive month in which the state’s median sale price has risen year-over-year, according to Dataquick, and it is the 15th straight month with a gain exceeding 20 percent.

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Joel Blumenfeld, REALTOR

CA BRE# 01889382

2365 Northside Dr, Ste 200. San Diego, CA 92108

619.508.2192 – www.joelblumenfeld.com

 

8 Powerful Plants That Can Detox The Air In Your Home

Did you realize the average American spends 90 percent of his time indoors? That’s a lot of time. Unbelievably, air pollution inside your home or office can be worse than the pollution outside, which is why the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ranks indoor air quality as one of the top five environmental risks to public health.

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There are many things you can do to clean up the air in your home. First, stop buying products made with toxic chemicals that pollute your living space. Products like air fresheners, vinyl flooring, pressed wood made with formaldehyde, and harsh solvents fill your air with nasty chemicals that harm your health.

Ventilating your home by opening a window, even if it’s for just a few minutes a day, will improve your indoor air quality.

Also, placing common household plants in various rooms of your home is a way to grow fresh air!

Researcher Kamal Meattle discovered that three common houseplants, used strategically throughout a home, could vastly improve the indoor air quality.

Here’s the breakdown:

  • Areca Palm is “The Living Room Plant.” This plant is a daytime oxygen factory and Meattle recommends having 4 shoulder height plants per person.
  • Mother-in-Law’s Tongue is “The Bedroom Plant.”  This plant is an evening oxygen factory and Meattle recommends having 6-8 waist-high plants per person.
  • Money Plant is “The Specialist Plant.” This plant is the filter that removes formaldehyde and other volatile organic chemicals from the air.

These three household plants will certainly improve your indoor air quality, even if you don’t have quite so many. If you’re not satisfied with just three options, other new research has identified five “super ornamentals” that demonstrated high effectiveness of contaminant removal.

These include the purple waffle plant (Hemigraphis alternataa), English ivy (Hedera helix), variegated wax plant (Hoya cornosa), Asparagus fern (Asparagus densiflorus) and the Purple heart plant (Tradescantia pallida). Remember to check all plants for toxicity to dogs and cats via the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

Of the 28 plants tested, these five were effective at reducing levels of a number of common household VOCs, including benzene, toluene, octane, alpha-pinene and TCE. The work, funded by the University of Georgia’s Agricultural Experiment Stations, was published in the August 2009 issue of HortScience.

Ready to grow your own fresh air? NASA studies recommend that you use one good-sized houseplant in a 6 to 8-inch diameter container for every 100 square feet of your home, though additional research is being done to identify exactly how many of each type of species is necessary for remediation (as in Meattle’s work). You should also be sure to keep the foliage clean and dust free (so the leaves can do their job), and keep the top of soil clean and free of debris, as in some cases, that’s where the bulk of the filtering is taking place.

The healthier your plants, the more vigorously they’ll grow, and the better they’ll clean the air for you.

Are you concerned about indoor air quality? What steps have you taken to improve the air in your home or office?

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By Healthy Child Healthy World
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Joel Blumenfeld, REALTOR BRE# 01889382
www.joelblumenfeld.com
San Diego, California

San Diego Market Update – November 2013

YOUR MARKET UPDATE SAN DIEGO COUNTY| AT-A-GLANCE | NOVEMBER 2013  Annual Median Home Prices Up

Looking to Southen California, we find the homes sold ranging from $300,000 to $800,000 increased an additional 25.5 percent year-over-year this past September. DataQuick also reports homes priced $800,000 or more increased an astonishing 43.4 percent year over year.

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Joel Blumenfeld, REALTOR

CA BRE# 01889382

San Diego, CA 92108

619.508.2192 – www.joelblumenfeld.com