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Kym Wright

Agent

3 Recent Sales (last 12 months)

Broker Associate, California BRE, NMLS (23 years experience)

Specialties:
Buyer's Agent,
Listing Agent,
Short-Sale

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how can i edit my home incorrect info?

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I am not sure if you can change that, it might be how it is reflected on title. Did someone add anything to the home after the original build date?

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when will home prices in san Diego CA begin rising?

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Tough answer and as many have replied, there are already some areas that have begun to stabilize. However, I will point out that this is a lot like sports. This is a case where the score does not really reflect the true game. Although the market is down, there are many homes that are still selling at asking, better or getting higher values. Just a few crazy plays (or sales) have made the game seem so bad!

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how does home improvements change the zestimate?

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I know it is important to have the greatest value possible for your home.  But remember, zestimate is just an estimate, it holds no weight on formal valuation or appraisal.  I know many people like to keep checking the zestimate, but do not get discouraged.  You know the value of your home through either a recent appraisal or comparable sold properties.  When you decide to refinance or sell, the price of your home will be determined through those sources, NOT through Zillow.

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Where is your favorite spot to watch the sunset in San Diego?

San Diego is famous for spectacular sunsets, both inland and on the ocean.  Where is your favorite place to watch the sunset in San Diego?  I live in Encintas [hotlink deleted by Zillow moderator*] and right in my backyard we can watch the sun setting beautifully over the mountains with the hot air balloons that glide down over the valley towards the ocean.  Spectacular!* While enjoying the sunset, Please refer to our Good Neighbor Policy for posting guidelines.

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I have only owned my house for 3 years. Could the value really go down that much?

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Well your first question, no it is not shocking.  As many of the other agents have told you,we have seen drastic drops in our area.  Your second question, paying too much is hard question to answer.  If you are buying an investment property that you expect a return then you might judge the value of too high or low.  When buying a personal residence, the driving factors for buying your home was probably more than how much you were going to make on the home.   Now the hard part is the third question.  The appraisal will be tough to get a rebuttal, but you can try.  Look at what property comps the appraiser used, there cannot be any REO properties.  Have your loan officer assist you in finding strong comps that have sold in less than 90 days in the same area.  Banks do not really care about upgrades or other "value" enhancers.   With rates dropping, you might be able to get a very low 30 year that would ease your monthly burden, just pay one extra payment and you can drop the pay off to 21 years!

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What draws you to Carlsbad Village by the Sea?

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We used to go to the Village for brunch on Sunday morning, always the best.  Now post-children, it is an evening stroll.  We recently watched the sunset having drinks and dinner with friends at Vigilucci's.  I absolutely love this charming area!

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What kind of scams have consumers encountered from NOT engaging a licensed Realtor ?

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I will post a personal experience about Craiglist.  My husband and I were looking for a short term rental, while selling our home in Del Mar.  There were a few homes on the MLS and we went to look at them but my husband wanted something different.  I decided to look on Craigslist finally.  I found a home that was for rent as a short term.  The owner was holding an open house and I met with the owner that weekend.   He mentioned he had just rented the property but we hit it off and exchanged information anyway.  Later I noticed he had reposted the property on Craigslist.  I contacted the ad right away and asked if it had come available again.  I received a bizarre email back that was asking for all kinds of information and a "deposit" to hold the property for me.  Red flags went off and I then pulled the owners information and emailed him directly.  The property was still rented, he informed me.  I directed him to the Craigslist ad and he was horrified.  We have to be diligent when using sources outside of Real Estate agents.  I personally tell all of my clients that need to rent or buy, to always use a licensed agent, there is nothing else that protects you!

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What kind of scams have consumers encountered from NOT engaging a licensed Realtor ?

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I will post a personal experience about Craiglist.  My husband and I were looking for a short term rental, while selling our home in Del Mar.  There were a few homes on the MLS and we went to look at them but my husband wanted something different.  I decided to look on Craigslist finally.  I found a home that was for rent as a short term.  The owner was holding an open house and I met with the owner that weekend.   He mentioned he had just rented the property but we hit it off and exchanged information anyway.  Later I noticed he had reposted the property on Craigslist.  I contacted the ad right away and asked if it had come available again.  I received a bizarre email back that was asking for all kinds of information and a "deposit" to hold the property for me.  Red flags went off and I then pulled the owners information and emailed him directly.  The property was still rented, he informed me.  I directed him to the Craigslist ad and he was horrified.  We have to be diligent when using sources outside of Real Estate agents.  I personally tell all of my clients that need to rent or buy, to always use a licensed agent, there is nothing else that protects you!

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Are there real homeowners, or prospective buyers that benefit from the service Zillow provides?

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I think Zillow assists both homeowners and buyers.  I think for buyers, it is fairly obvious, they can really search through neighborhoods, see basic property values and types of homes that are for sale.  I think the homeowners use this quite a bit as well.  I often talk to homeowners that are thinking of selling or remodeling, they will go to Zillow to see where homes are currently selling.  This helps them make intelligent decisions on remodel decisions or prepares them prior to selling their home.

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