Broadpoint Properties https://servingsandiegocounty.com/ North County San Diego Real Estate and Property Management Experts Wed, 30 Nov 2022 00:08:02 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=6.1.1 Gorgeous Greens: Ideas for Green Kitchen Cabinets https://servingsandiegocounty.com/ideas-for-green-kitchen-cabinets/ https://servingsandiegocounty.com/ideas-for-green-kitchen-cabinets/#respond Wed, 30 Nov 2022 04:00:34 +0000 https://servingsandiegocounty.com/?p=13872 You’ve seen it all over this year — green is said to be the “it” color of 2022. If you’re feeling a bit playful and thinking of refreshing your kitchen cabinets, green is a good color to consider. Designers love playing with this versatile color and here’s proof. Bonus: We’ll also share the exact paint […]

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You’ve seen it all over this year — green is said to be the “it” color of 2022. If you’re feeling a bit playful and thinking of refreshing your kitchen cabinets, green is a good color to consider. Designers love playing with this versatile color and here’s proof. Bonus: We’ll also share the exact paint color they used!

 

Airy Greens

A favorite by many. For a subtle addition of color to the space without being overwhelming.

 

Green Kitchen from Robert Brinson

Image from Robert Brinson

Cabinet paint in Tea Light: Benjamin Moore

 

Green Kitchen from Bella Tucker

Image from Bella Tucker

Cabinet paint in Flora: Benjamin Moore

 

Green Kitchen from Sweeten

Image from Sweeten

Cabinet paint in Saybrook Sage: Benjamin Moore

 

Muted Greens

Moody, gray-green goodness.

 

Green Kitchen from Sherwin Williams

Image from Sherwin Williams

Cabinet paint in Evergreen Fog: Sherwin Williams

 

Green Kitchen from Ham Interiors

Image from Ham Interiors

Cabinet paint in Treron: Farrow & Ball

 

Green Kitchen from Tessa Neustadt

Image by Tessa Neustadt

Cabinet paint in Satin Brisk Olive: Valspar

 

Green Kitchen from Studio McGee

Image from Studio McGee

Cabinet paint in Caldwell Green: Benjamin Moore

 

Deep Greens

Rich greens = more drama.

 

Green Kitchen from Kayla Payne

Image from Kayla Payne

Cabinet paint in Palm Leaf: Sherwin Williams

 

Green Kitchen from Behr

Image from Behr

Cabinet paint in Dark Everglade: Behr

 

Green Kitchen from Terracotta Deisgn Build

Image from Terracotta Design Build

Cabinet paint in Isle of Pines: Sherwin Williams

 

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The Ideal Home Cleaning Schedule: Are You Doing It Enough? https://servingsandiegocounty.com/the-ideal-home-cleaning-schedule-are-you-doing-it-enough/ https://servingsandiegocounty.com/the-ideal-home-cleaning-schedule-are-you-doing-it-enough/#respond Wed, 23 Nov 2022 04:00:31 +0000 https://servingsandiegocounty.com/?p=13850 Some places can be a more common ground for germs that’s why experts recommend a regular cleaning schedule to follow. Thanks to Mattress Online UK, here’s what to clean and when. What do you think of this list? Are you cleaning often enough? Let us know in the comments!  

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Some places can be a more common ground for germs that’s why experts recommend a regular cleaning schedule to follow. Thanks to Mattress Online UK, here’s what to clean and when.

What do you think of this list? Are you cleaning often enough? Let us know in the comments!

 

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Have a Thanksgiving Table You Can Be Proud Of https://servingsandiegocounty.com/have-a-thanksgiving-table-you-can-be-proud-of/ https://servingsandiegocounty.com/have-a-thanksgiving-table-you-can-be-proud-of/#respond Wed, 16 Nov 2022 04:00:58 +0000 https://servingsandiegocounty.com/?p=13825   Thanksgiving is such a special time for families and food and one place becomes the heart of it to grace this event — the dinner table. Now before you bring out your china, your fanciest glasses, your shiniest silverware, and a centerpiece to impress your guests, keep in mind to not be too heavy-handed […]

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White and blue Thanksgiving Table

 

Thanksgiving is such a special time for families and food and one place becomes the heart of it to grace this event — the dinner table. Now before you bring out your china, your fanciest glasses, your shiniest silverware, and a centerpiece to impress your guests, keep in mind to not be too heavy-handed with the tabletop decor so you will have a comfortable space to eat. Set the scene for Turkey Day with a beautiful tablescape and here are some ideas to fire you up!

 

 

Interior designer Marie Flanigan likes to go subtle. She does it with a white table runner, some olive branches, tea lights, and mismatched china to create a cozy setting that is so versatile, you can use it not only for Thanksgiving.

 

 

 

Or go simple with some greenery and good ol’ pumpkins.

 

 

Thanksgiving Tablescape by Patterns and Prosecco

Image from Patterns and Prosecco

 

Check out this unexpected combination of wheat and black and gold dinnerware.

 

 

Thanksgiving Tablescape by valerieryancreates on Instagram

Image from valerieryancreates on Instagram

 

For those who have classic white and blue china, take notes! You can never go wrong with the classic farmhouse look.

Shop Rattan Placemats

 

 

Thanksgiving Tablescape by H Camille Smith

Image by Cassidy Garcia, Styling by H. Camille Smith

 

Or go full-on royal blue.

 

 

 

A standout centerpiece paired with muted plates is a match made in heaven.

 

 

 

Try mixing rustic natural elements, gray plaid, and simple dinnerware together and you create an interesting light, and airy table setting.

 

 

Thanksgiving Tablescape by Sarah Busby

Image by Sarah Busby

 

Show off your unique plates!

 

 

 

White and orange are lovely together. But we think the best part of this table setting, is the heart-warming note.

 

 

Thanksgiving Tablescape by Target

Image from Target

 

It’s a happy season after all, so why not go for bright, fun colors?

 

 

Thanksgiving Tablescape by Julie Warnock

Image by Julie Warnock

 

Whatever your style is, fill the holiday with love, laughter, and gratitude. Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Broadpoint Properties!

 

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VA Home Loan Advantages https://servingsandiegocounty.com/va-home-loan-advantages/ https://servingsandiegocounty.com/va-home-loan-advantages/#respond Wed, 09 Nov 2022 04:00:35 +0000 https://servingsandiegocounty.com/?p=13782 One in every ten adults in San Diego County is a veteran of military service. Veterans home loans can help Veterans, service members, and their survivors to buy, build, improve, or refinance a home. You’ll still need to have the required credit and income for the loan amount you want to borrow, but a Veterans […]

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VA Home Loan Advantages

One in every ten adults in San Diego County is a veteran of military service. Veterans home loans can help Veterans, service members, and their survivors to buy, build, improve, or refinance a home. You’ll still need to have the required credit and income for the loan amount you want to borrow, but a Veterans home loan may offer better terms than a traditional loan. For instance, nearly 90% of VA-backed loans are made with no down payment! 

This quick guide from MBA Mortgage illustrates a summary of the perks of VA Home Loans:

VA Home Loan Advantages

  • Zero down payment option
  • Low-interest mortgages
  • Mortgage insurance is not required
  • Liberal credit eligibility requirements
  • Can still avail of a loan after bankruptcy or past foreclosure
  • Prepay without penalty

 

Eligibility

You need to get a Certificate of Eligibility (COE) for a VA home loan.

  • You may be able to get a COE if you didn’t receive a dishonorable discharge and you meet the minimum active-duty service requirement based on when you served.
  • You may be able to get a COE if you’re the surviving spouse of a Veteran or the spouse of a Veteran who’s missing in action or being held as a prisoner of war (POW). Find out how to request a COE as a surviving spouse
  • You may be able to get a COE if you meet at least one of these requirements. At least one of these must be true:
    • You’re a U.S. citizen who served in the Armed Forces of a government allied with the United States in World War II, or
    • You served as a member of certain organizations:
      • Public Health Service officer
      • Cadet at the United States Military, Air Force, or Coast Guard Academy
      • Midshipman at the United States Naval Academy
      • Officer of the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration
      • Merchant seaman during World War II


Often active-duty military and veterans do not know that they have some of the best home-buying benefits available! So if you or anyone you know can make use of the information above, feel free to share this.

Source: US Department of Veterans Affairs

 

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Stylish Ways of Hiding the Ugly Stuff Inside Your Home https://servingsandiegocounty.com/stylish-ways-of-hiding-the-ugly-stuff-inside-your-home/ https://servingsandiegocounty.com/stylish-ways-of-hiding-the-ugly-stuff-inside-your-home/#respond Wed, 02 Nov 2022 04:00:02 +0000 https://servingsandiegocounty.com/?p=13679 Cords, thermostats, routers, plumbing, and pet items are all functional but don’t look that great in the open. Look, you don’t have to redo your home or make any drastic changes — we will share some cheap and creative solutions for this. Feel free to copy these quick and easy tips on hiding or organizing […]

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Stylish Ways of Hiding the Ugly Stuff Inside Your Home

Cords, thermostats, routers, plumbing, and pet items are all functional but don’t look that great in the open. Look, you don’t have to redo your home or make any drastic changes — we will share some cheap and creative solutions for this. Feel free to copy these quick and easy tips on hiding or organizing some not-so-pretty items in your home.

  • Place your modem or router in a basket. Make sure you choose one with holes to allow for proper ventilation.

 

  • Cover power outlets in the kitchen with a wooden cutting board.

 

  • Hide your thermostat or switch box behind a picture frame.

 

  • Conceal the pipes under the sink in your bathroom with some plants that require low light, like a snake plant or ZZ plant.

 

  • Clutter problems? Here are some good-looking storage options:
    – Wicker baskets
    – Galvanized bucket
    – Wooden crates
    – Wire baskets
    – Enamel containers
    – Matching glass jars
    – Leather containers

 

hide tv cords

Image from Fresh Crush

 

  • Make your own charging station by placing all your gadgets in a magazine rack while charging.

 

  • Another popular charging station is a bread box in the kitchen.

 

  • Ever heard of a doogie drawer? It’s a secret drawer to keep away your pet’s food and water bowl.

 

  • How about a kitty litter cabinet? Genius!

 

Which of these ideas are you copying? Let us know in the comments.

 

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Money Mistakes to Avoid When Buying a Home https://servingsandiegocounty.com/money-mistakes-to-avoid-when-buying-a-home/ https://servingsandiegocounty.com/money-mistakes-to-avoid-when-buying-a-home/#respond Wed, 26 Oct 2022 04:00:08 +0000 https://servingsandiegocounty.com/?p=13676 Are you planning to buy a home? Set yourself up for success by preparing and maintaining excellent financial health. Here are the three biggest money mistakes to avoid while you’re in the process of purchasing a home. Making Big Purchases If you just bought a car or did advance shopping for furnishings, this will take […]

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Man Chasing Money

Are you planning to buy a home? Set yourself up for success by preparing and maintaining excellent financial health. Here are the three biggest money mistakes to avoid while you’re in the process of purchasing a home.


Making Big Purchases

If you just bought a car or did advance shopping for furnishings, this will take a big hit on your credit record and debt-to-income ratio and could affect your mortgage application. So as much as possible, avoid making any credit splurges if you’re planning to buy a home soon.

 

Not Consulting the Lender

We can’t stress this enough — get pre-approved before shopping around for homes. This step is often skipped vital as this is where your financial and employment history is thoroughly reviewed by the lender. They will then decide and approve you for a specific loan amount. You’ll also know how much downpayment is needed. Here are the lender requirements.

You can also speak with your lender about loan programs that are applicable to your situation, and how to move forward with the loan process. Contact us for a lender referral.

 

Not Minding the Budget

Most people forget to include things in their home purchase budget like closing costs, insurance, and moving costs. Also, one can get too carried away and impulsive by putting an offer on a home that is over their set budget. Stick to the plan to avoid buyer’s remorse.

At Broadpoint Properties, we’re always happy to help people get prepared and go through the buying process with less hassle. If you or anyone you know is interested in purchasing a home, feel free to contact our agents.

 

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Timeless Kitchen Accents for Every Kitchen Style https://servingsandiegocounty.com/timeless-kitchen-accents-for-every-kitchen-style/ https://servingsandiegocounty.com/timeless-kitchen-accents-for-every-kitchen-style/#respond Wed, 19 Oct 2022 04:00:11 +0000 https://servingsandiegocounty.com/?p=13638 “Trends, I hate that word because it gives people the excuse to keep making rash, sometimes expensive changes to their homes, only to regret it or tire of it in a few years’ time,” says Helen Parker, creative director of deVOL, the UK-based manufacturer of swoon-worthy, timeless kitchens. If you’re currently on the lookout for […]

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“Trends, I hate that word because it gives people the excuse to keep making rash, sometimes expensive changes to their homes, only to regret it or tire of it in a few years’ time,” says Helen Parker, creative director of deVOL, the UK-based manufacturer of swoon-worthy, timeless kitchens.

If you’re currently on the lookout for ideas on building a kitchen that never gets outdated, you’re in the right place. Invest in these timeless kitchen design essentials that will outlast trends, according to experts.

 

All-White Kitchen

This minimalist style has been taking the stage for quite some time now and experts believe that it is here to stay. A neutral base is a good canvas for changeable accents and accessories. But sometimes, this style can appear clinical or flat. Make a crisp, ivory kitchen timeless with these:

  • Stainless appliances
  • Deeper accent pieces, like matte black or rich copper for faucets, kitchen fixtures, and lighting
  • Carrara marble with gray veins, soapstone, and quartz
  • Wooden shelves and boards

 

Farmhouse kitchen from Our Vintage Home Love

Image from Our Vintage Home Love

Farmhouse Kitchen

A cozy, rustic kitchen has always been in style. It’s a reminder of simpler times, full of character and lots of family memories. Mix old and new design elements to make sure this style stands the test of time.

  • You can never go wrong with soft neutrals and earthy tones in creating a comforting and classic kitchen. While white is a popular choice, you can also opt for creams, pale greys, an earthy light green, pale blues, or taupe.
  • Opt for organic materials like deep marble farm sinks, flagstone flooring, soapstone counters, leather drawer handles, and raw wood surfaces like plywood shelving.
  • Hanging pots, cast-iron wall hooks, bronze cabinet pulls.
  • Try open shelving, displaying stacked tableware, coffee mugs, and more.

 

 

Industrial Kitchen

Moody, masculine, and old-world — that’s what this kitchen design is about. If you love this classic, downtown style, here are some notes from experts

  • Inky and matte black cabinetry
  • Brass and wrought iron fixtures
  • Soften things up with rich woods on countertops
  • Edison bulbs for lighting
  • Stainless steel appliances and sink.
  • Embrace exposed bricks and dark grout tiles for the backsplash.

 

Do the kitchen appliances need to match in looks? Learn more here.

Source: The Spruce

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Fall Is the Most Beautiful Season —Here’s Proof https://servingsandiegocounty.com/fall-is-the-most-beautiful-season-heres-proof/ https://servingsandiegocounty.com/fall-is-the-most-beautiful-season-heres-proof/#respond Wed, 12 Oct 2022 04:00:43 +0000 https://servingsandiegocounty.com/?p=13569 Colder air, warm surroundings — fall has finally come and we’re totally here for it. Some people are busy dressing up their homes to match this lovely season. Take a look at some of our favorite home fall inspirations that prove autumn is the most beautiful season.         We love how these […]

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Fall Is the Most Beautiful Season

Colder air, warm surroundings — fall has finally come and we’re totally here for it. Some people are busy dressing up their homes to match this lovely season. Take a look at some of our favorite home fall inspirations that prove autumn is the most beautiful season.

 

 

muted fall entrance by @blessed_ranch on Instagram

Image from @blessed_ranch on Instagram

 

 

We love how these spaces still scream fall without the reds, oranges, and yellows. Copy these if you dig the minimal and muted style.

 

 

Now here we’ve got a full-on fall. We love how there are so many colors, but it still looks cohesive.

 

earthy fall living room by @shadedeggesphotography on Instagram

Image from @shadedeggesphotography on Instagram

 

If cozy is the goal of this homeowner for this living room space, then we say it is achieved. A splash of orange, plaids, and candles could be all you need to welcome fall into your home.

 

bold fall living room by Amy Neunsinger

Image from Amy Neunsinger

 

Fall is an exciting time to mix and match patterns. We love how this home pulled it off and created a space that is homey and charming.

 

 

earthy fall bedroom by @amberinteriors on Instagram

Image from @amberinteriors on Instagram

 

Heavier and chunkier fabrics are very much welcome too!

 

bright fall kitchen by@acquired_by_andrea on Instagram

Image from @acquired_by_andrea on Instagram

 

Liven up an all-white kitchen with fall’s harvest.

 

earthy fall living room by Kirklands

Image from Kirklands

 

Doesn’t this space just make you wanna curl up?

 

 

Blue harvest — because, why not?

 

 

Have a wonderful fall, y’all! 🍂

 

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Perks of Owning a Home https://servingsandiegocounty.com/perks-of-owning-a-home/ https://servingsandiegocounty.com/perks-of-owning-a-home/#respond Wed, 05 Oct 2022 04:00:54 +0000 https://servingsandiegocounty.com/?p=13564 Labeling yourself a “homeowner” really has a nice ring to it, right? Not only that but there are many other pros to this new role. Here are the major advantages of owning a home. You Can Create Your Dream Home. You have the freedom to make changes in your living space, without risking your deposit. […]

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Perks of Owning a Home

Labeling yourself a “homeowner” really has a nice ring to it, right? Not only that but there are many other pros to this new role. Here are the major advantages of owning a home.

You Can Create Your Dream Home.

You have the freedom to make changes in your living space, without risking your deposit. From something easy like painting a bedroom or something complicated like a kitchen remodel, you can edit your home as you see fit.

Home improvements can give the home added value for when you decide to sell someday. Do you want good bang on your buck on your remodeling projects for your home? Here are some things to consider when you’re renovating to sell.

Pride of Ownership & Other Social Benefits

In the words of Former President George W. Bush for National Homeownership Month in 2002, “Home is an important financial investment, and it can be a source of great personal pride and an important part of community stability.”

Research done by the National Association of Realtors® shows the many social benefits provided by home ownership, like a boost in the educational performance of children, higher participation in a civic and volunteering activity, improved health care outcomes, and lowered crime rates. Homeowners are “happier” just from having achieved the so-called “American Dream”–a sense of accomplishment, a milestone.

You Have the Opportunity to Build Equity.

Equity is the difference between a home’s value and the mortgage amount owed on the home. It usually increases when you pay down your mortgage or when the market value of your home appreciates. You can access equity by redrawing on your loan If you’ve made additional payments, or by refinancing for cash out — which can be used for huge purchases like a car or reinvesting in a home renovation or deposit on another property.

More Control Over Costs

Rent can increase yearly and can be unpredictable. With a fixed-rate mortgage comes stable monthly payments and more peace of mind. This can then help you crunch the numbers better and invest for the years to come. Just make sure to have money set aside for surprise repairs and a slight increase in property taxes.

Tax Benefits for Homeowners

Part of being a homeowner is enjoying tax advantages and returns — who doesn’t love a good money back, right? Some tax deductions could be from home-related purchases, insurance payments, claims on the house, and whether you’re a first-time homebuyer!

One of the biggest tax advantages of owning a home is the option to write off paid monthly interest from your tax returns. During the first several years of the term of a mortgage, a borrowers monthly payment is almost all interest — therefore a good amount of deduction by end of year. Speak with a tax professional in your area to maximize this benefit.

Currently a renter? Talk to your real estate professional or better yet get in touch with one of the agents Broadpoint Properties so we can help you on how you can become a homeowner.

 

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Ideas to Open Up a Windowless Bathroom https://servingsandiegocounty.com/ideas-to-open-up-a-windowless-bathroom/ https://servingsandiegocounty.com/ideas-to-open-up-a-windowless-bathroom/#respond Wed, 28 Sep 2022 04:00:24 +0000 https://servingsandiegocounty.com/?p=13535 Got a windowless bathroom? Designers share with us tips on how to open up and brighten a bathroom. Make Everything White White reflects light throughout the room, thus giving a bright and airy ambiance. It is recommended to use a gloss or semi-gloss paint paired with white tiles. Opt for a Leggy Vanity Although they […]

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Got a windowless bathroom? Designers share with us tips on how to open up and brighten a bathroom.

Make Everything White

White reflects light throughout the room, thus giving a bright and airy ambiance. It is recommended to use a gloss or semi-gloss paint paired with white tiles.

Opt for a Leggy Vanity

Although they provide less storage space, they help make the room feel less boxed in.

 

Keep the Shower Open

Shower doors or curtains can close a space off. Choose clear glass or a frameless shower door to make the space feel larger.

 

Make it Shiny

Shiny, metallic plumbing fixtures are easy to change that can help light bounce around and make the space feel uniform. Materials such as polished metal, glass, mirror, and Lucite are recommended to add interest to the space.

Play with Light

Without a window, you usually have vertical light coming from above. Naturally, windows bring in horizontal light, so you want to mimic the effect. You can achieve this by installing wall fixtures or sconces close to the vanity.

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall

Not only are mirrors an excellent medium to bounce light, but they also help create an illusion that expands the space. The larger, the better.

Hope you like these tips! More expert-approved tips on enhancing other parts of your home only by lighting here.

 

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