7 Tips To Winterize Your San Diego Home

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A winter in San Diego is anything but brutal, although our “cold” season is from December through February. Here are our top 7 DIY tips to winterize your San Diego home to reduce energy usage and keep your family safe. 1. Run Ceiling Fans In Reverse Ceiling fans do more than cool a room on a hot sunny day. When switched …


Five Easy Steps

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Purchasing a home can be exciting as well as frightening. Below are the steps it takes to find and get a mortgage. Step by step, it is as easy as one, two, three, four, five!   Step 1. (60-40 Days from Closing) The Pre-Qualification Process This is an excellent time to begin the pre-qualification process. Pre-qualifying can mean several things …


TGI Weekend! With festive events aplenty, you’ll be feeling the holiday spirit in San Diego on this third weekend of December.

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Where to See the San Diego Bay Parade of Lights Rady Children’s Ice Rink 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., Liberty Station ‘Tis the season to ice skate – even if we are in sunny San Diego. The Rady Children’s Ice Rink, located at 2875 Dewey Rd. at Liberty Station, is open now through Jan. 7, 2018. Skating costs $12 for …


Have You Served? 5 Reasons You’ll Want a Veteran-Friendly Real Estate Agent

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The home-buying journey can be uncertain, full of twists and turns you don’t see coming. Even if you’re using a Veterans Affairs loan—and taking advantage of the unique benefits that come along with it—you could still run into some big roadblocks along the way. That’s why you need a savvy real estate agent to guide you. And while any agent …


The Lazy Homeowner’s Guide to Holiday Decor

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If Thanksgiving wore you out and you can’t even imagine where you’ll find the strength to decorate your home for the remaining holidays this year, you’re not alone. You’re also in luck: Plenty of holiday home decor items exist these days that cater to the lazy reveler, making spirits bright without breaking your back. Disclaimer: We’re not saying these adornments are the classiest decorations …


If You Are Thinking Of Selling, FSBOing May End Up Costing You Money Instead Of Saving You Money

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One of the main reasons why For Sale By Owners (FSBOs) don’t use a real estate agent is because they believe they will save the commission an agent charges for getting their house on the market and selling it. A new study by Collateral Analytics, however, reveals that FSBOs don’t actually save anything, and in some cases may be costing themselves more, by not listing …


How to Buy and Sell a Home at the Same Time

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Ah, to be a first-time home buyer again: How easy it was to buy a home when you weren’t carrying another mortgage on your back! If you’re looking to graduate from first-timer to repeat buyer, you know things are about to get much trickier. Unless you’re a bona fide house collector, you’ll have to sell your home in order to buy anew—adding a whole separate …


When The Money Is Gone…

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“The money is not there!” These are words no real estate seller, purchaser, agent, broker or title company ever wants to hear after a wire transfer. But as wire fraud schemes become more prevalent, these words are becoming a recurring nightmare throughout the real estate industry, and the legal aftermath of these schemes may implicate everyone involved in the transaction. …