Bedrooms
Baths
Min Price
Max Price

Daniel Salazar
Big Block Realty
2820 Camino Del Rio S.
Suite 314 San Diego, Ca 92108
619-962-4713
Email Me

Testimonials Page

My wife and I began looking for a new home in July of 2012. We were both anxious to hit the market but had no idea what we were getting into. Finding a realtor that we could trust was our first mission. Daniel was highly recommended and we took a chance with him. In the first couple weeks, we found out that the real estate market was really complicated. Daniel was great at explaining and answering every question that me and my wife had (Which were a lot). Daniel was very aggressive from the start when we found a home that we liked. However, Daniel soon found out that me and my wife were very picky when it came to homes. After 8 months of driving Daniel crazy, I am happy to say that we are now homeowners and extremely happy with the purchase. It was definitely worth the wait. We owe a great deal of gratitude to Daniel for sticking with us and walking us through every little step. If you are looking for an agent that will get the job done, then we suggest Daniel Salazar. Thanks again Daniel. Jose and Janet Gaytan
"We are very thankful to Daniel for helping us find our new home. He took the time to listen to what we wanted and showed us properties that were really good possibilities. I really appreciated that I did not have to chase Daniel down. Throughout the entire process he kept us informed and gave us updates on where we stood on everything. We are now enjoying a beautiful home that took care of all our must-haves. Rest assured that if you have any questions, Daniel will answer them for you. I have already recommended Daniel to my brother who will begin looking for his home shortly. Thank you Daniel for your professionalism." Thanks again Daniel. We are super happy with our purchase. This is exactly what we were looking for!!!! Diana and Adrian Diana and Adrian
Daniel was our choice because of his character,Integrity and a good friend of the family and a former Marine. We like to deal with military veterans as appossed to civilians. Daniel was very professinal as usual. Daniel went above and beyond the Families expectations. Great job!!! Daniel will get all referals from are family And a special thanks to Ray Miranda Yet another former Marine. Dean Riggs
View All

For Sellers

Let us quickly and accurately assess
your home's current value.

Free Email Updates

Register now to receive free
email listing updates!

Contact Me

Have a question? Want more
information? Let's get in touch.

My Blog

Homeowners: Your House Must Be Sold TWICE

Homeowners: Your House Must Be Sold TWICE | Simplifying The Market

In today’s housing market, where supply is very low and demand is very high, home values are increasing rapidly. Many experts are projecting that home values could appreciate by another 5%+ over the next twelve months. One major challenge in such a market is the bank appraisal.

If prices are surging, it is difficult for appraisers to find adequate, comparable sales (similar houses in the neighborhood that recently closed) to defend the selling price when performing the appraisal for the bank.

Every month in their Home Price Perception Index (HPPI), Quicken Loans measures the disparity between what a homeowner who is seeking to refinance their home believes their house is worth, and an appraiser’s evaluation of that same home.

Bill Banfield, Executive VP of Capital Markets at Quicken Loans urges anyone looking to buy or sell in today’s market to remember the impact of this challenge:

“Based on the HPPI, it appears homeowners in the markets where prices are rising faster than the national average – like Denver, Seattle and San Francisco – are continuing to underestimate just how quickly home values are rising, so the average appraisal is higher than homeowner estimate.

On the inverse of that, homeowners in areas where the values aren’t rising as fast may think they are rising faster than they are, leading to the appraisal lagging the estimate.”

The chart below illustrates the changes in home price estimates over the last 12 months.

Homeowners: Your House Must Be Sold TWICE | Simplifying The Market

Bottom Line

Every house on the market must be sold twice; once to a prospective buyer and then to the bank (through the bank’s appraisal). With escalating prices, the second sale might be even more difficult than the first. If you are planning on entering the housing market this year, let’s get together to discuss this and any other obstacles that may arise.

20171120-STM-ENG.jpg (image/jpeg, MB)

Top 4 Home Renovations for Maximum ROI [INFOGRAPHIC]

Top 4 Home Renovations for Maximum ROI [INFOGRAPHIC] | Simplifying The Market

Top 4 Home Renovations for Maximum ROI [INFOGRAPHIC] | Simplifying The Market

Some Highlights:

  • Whether you are selling your home, just purchased your first home, or are a homeowner planning to stay put for a while, there is value in knowing which home improvement projects will net you the most “Return On Investment” (ROI).
  • While big projects like adding a bathroom or a complete remodel of a kitchen are popular ways to increase a home’s value, something as simple as updating landscaping and curb appeal can have a quick impact on a home’s value.
20171117-Share-STM.jpg (image/jpeg, MB)

Your Friends Are Crazy Wrong If They’re Telling You Not to Buy

Your Friends Are Crazy Wrong if They're Telling You Not to Buy | Simplifying The Market

The current narrative is that home prices have risen so much so that it is no longer a smart idea to purchase a home. Your family and friends might suggest that buying a home right now (whether a first-time home or a move-up home) makes absolutely no sense from an affordability standpoint. They are wrong!

Homes are more affordable right now than at almost any time in our country’s history except for the foreclosure years (2009-2015) when homes sold at major discounts. As an example, below is a graph from the latest Black Knight Mortgage Monitor showing the percentage of median income needed to buy a medium-priced home in the country today in comparison to prior to the housing bubble and bust.

Your Friends Are Crazy Wrong if They're Telling You Not to Buy | Simplifying The Market

As we can see, the percentage necessary is less now than in those time periods.

The Mortgage Monitor also explains that home affordability is better today than it was in the late 1990s in 47 of 50 states.

Your Friends Are Crazy Wrong if They're Telling You Not to Buy | Simplifying The Market

Bottom Line

Your friends and family have your best interests at heart. However, when it comes to buying your first home or selling your current house to buy the home of your dreams, let’s get together to discuss what your best move is, now.

20171116-Share-STM.jpg (image/jpeg, MB)
View All