Our Blog

Helpful real estate info from the pros.

How VA Loans Work

How VA Loans Work

Did you know that 1 out of 3 active-duty military and veterans have no idea that they have some of the best home buying benefits available? Active-duty military and veterans have some really great opportunities in real estate. With the right information, active-duty...

What Are the Benefits of Refinancing a Mortgage?

What Are the Benefits of Refinancing a Mortgage?

With recent interest rates at historic lows, you may be able to decrease your monthly payment and save thousands by refinancing your loan to a lower rate. As of this writing, a 30-year fixed refinance rate is at 3.090% with an annual percentage rate (APR) of 3.250%....

Housekeeping Lessons from the Japanese

Housekeeping Lessons from the Japanese

Tidiness and home organization is a universal trend lately during the pandemic as we are mostly at home. With the popularity and aspiration to have a home like that of Marie Kondo and Muji, you might say that the Japanese people are doing it right when it comes to...

Things to Consider When You’re Renovating to Sell

Things to Consider When You’re Renovating to Sell

The key to a successful renovation to sell is only doing things that add value to your property. It’s always helpful to be prepared, and that’s especially true when you’re scraping off tiles, tearing down cabinets and creating the kitchen of your dreams, all while...

Spring Home Updates that Won’t Break the Bank

Spring Home Updates that Won’t Break the Bank

Updating your home for spring doesn't have to cost you a lot, nor take so much of your time and energy. These 6 inexpensive updates are cheap and easy, anyone can do with minimal work. Cheap and easy spring home updates Repaint your front door With 10-20 dollars, you...

Read This Before Starting A Short-term Rental Business

Read This Before Starting A Short-term Rental Business

The housing market for travellers has been skyrocketing over the past decade. Short-term rental is not only a great way to connect travelers to your property but also can be a fantastic source of passive income. Before you go ahead and create your website or accounts...

Renting vs. Owning – Which Fits You?

Renting vs. Owning – Which Fits You?

Choosing to rent or own a home is a huge decision that impacts not only your way of life but also your financial situation. There are many things to consider if you are going to make the move from renting to buying. Where do you want to live? What kind of property...

Prepare Your Home For A Winning Sale This Spring

Prepare Your Home For A Winning Sale This Spring

Thinking of finally putting your home on the market this Spring? This season is the busiest time in real estate and here are reasons why it is a good time to sell and hopefully help you ‘spring ahead’ to a decision. Prepare Your Home For Sale This Spring Clean...

4 Things Every Landlord Should Know About Security Deposits

4 Things Every Landlord Should Know About Security Deposits

When it comes to collecting a security deposit from any tenant you place, at Broadpoint Properties, we’ve learned the art of handling them properly. And, believe it or not, there is a law that surrounds the collection and use of security deposits.  4 Things Every...

Market Update: Is It Better to Rent or Buy?

Market Update: Is It Better to Rent or Buy?

While there may be certain very specific reasons that someone opts to be a tenant versus a homeowner in San Diego County, homeownership during our current real estate market, may provide you with some annual savings. Watch the latest buy vs. rent analysis from San...

What Are You Thankful for This Year?

What Are You Thankful for This Year?

It’s almost Thanksgiving, and there seems to be no better time to reflect and express thanks and gratitude, not only for what we have but also for those that support us and who have helped us to be successful this year. We asked our team at Broadpoint Properties what...

Fall Decorating Ideas Without Pumpkins

Fall Decorating Ideas Without Pumpkins

Tired of the usual pumpkin patch decor? Or perhaps you are not fond of bright reds and oranges. There are still ways to embrace fall and dress up your home for the season. We found unique fall decor ideas, with zero pumpkins that are easy and elegant ways to...

How to Properly Clean Your Fridge

How to Properly Clean Your Fridge

Let’s get real: When was the last time you gave your fridge a good deep cleaning? Keeping the fridge clean means you’re preventing the breeding of germs that can further cause diseases like food poisoning. It is recommended to do a deep clean every three to four...

A Must Read to Eliminate VA Home Loan Confusion

A Must Read to Eliminate VA Home Loan Confusion

VA loan questions are some of the ones we get asked most often. Our active-duty military and honorably discharged veterans have some really great possibilities available for them in the real estate space, and there are some lesser-known facts about how to take...

Grossest Things in Your House You’ve Never Bothered to Clean

Grossest Things in Your House You’ve Never Bothered to Clean

Quick question: What do you think is the grossest thing in your house? Whatever your answer is, just the thought of it likely made you scrunch your face. Thinking about cleaning it likely seems like a nightmare. We get it — life happens, you lack the time and energy...

Small Things to Make Your Place Look So Much Better

Small Things to Make Your Place Look So Much Better

“Keep adding little by little and it will become a big heap.” —Hesiod You’ll be surprised how minor tweaks and additions at home can make a big difference. We found these 10 seemingly simple products on Amazon we think will make your home so much better. You’re...

Questions to Ask a Potential Real Estate Agent

Questions to Ask a Potential Real Estate Agent

Buying or selling a home is a lot of work in itself so one of the most crucial things to consider first is selecting the right Realtor® to help you through the process. And when interviewing candidates, we think these questions are important to be brought up with your...

How to Prepare Your Home For Renting

How to Prepare Your Home For Renting

Just as you want to look your best for business matters, you want your property to look its best too, right? If you’re planning to rent out your place, there are some preparations you need to get done before showing your place and handing your keys to the tenant....