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Don’t Downplay the Down Payment on Your Home Purchase

If you are thinking of buying a home in San Diego or anywhere in the United States, you will want to check out this helpful infographic courtesy of our friends at House Hunt. The infographic shows how money is allocated in a situation where a...

5 Simple Steps to Selling Your Home

Here are 5 Simple Steps to Selling Your Home. Hire an Agent. This is your biggest lifetime investment so you're going to need some help. An experienced agent will assist you through all the home selling steps, making the process easier and...

Home Improvements That Pay Off

There are home improvements that pay off the most. If I asked you what particular remodel or change to the home you thought would increase your home’s value the most… what would you say? Would it be a new kitchen, a remodeled bathroom, or...

What Men and Women Want in a Home – It Differs!

  I know you are not surprised to hear that when looking to purchase a home, men and women want very different things. Big closets, fancy state-of-the-art gourmet kitchens, man caves, billiard rooms, large closets—those interests actually divide across...

You Asked: Do I Have to Sell a Home to Buy One?

Should I sell a home to buy one? With such wonderful real estate prices and interest rates still, right now, lots of homeowners want to make a transaction—to a bigger home, to a retirement home, or to a different neighborhood among other things....

How to Spruce Up Your Kitchen on a Budget

Do you need a kitchen update? The kitchen is currently thought of as the heart of the home. Many prospective homebuyers make this their first stop when they check out a home, so make sure your kitchen looks clean and updated. There are great...

10+ Money-Making Home Improvements

Are home improvements and remodeling necessary and worth it? If I asked you what particular remodel or change to the home you thought might increase your home’s value the most… what would you say?  Would it be a new kitchen, a remodeled...

What You Can Do About Real Estate Fraud

Fraud seems to be rampant these days. It’s just about everywhere. The other day my elderly aunt was stopped in the Whole Foods parking lot by someone whose car was all banged up, and he told her that she has hit his car with hers; he was just...

How to Decide if You Should Buy or Sell Now

Buy or Sell now? Is now the right time to buy or sell a home? The absorption rate is the way to know for sure! WHAT IS ABSORPTION RATE? It’s is a metric used by some real estate professionals to measure a real estate market’s internal supply and...