Renovating? Critical Considerations for San Diego Homeowners

December 2, 2019


Completely gutting a house for a remodel is a huge undertaking for San Diego homeowners.  Renovating is a project that is going to cost a lot of time and money which means it must be planned well.   Without careful planning, San Diego homeowners may find themselves dumping money into a house that has problems that […]


Surviving the House Appraisal: A How-To Guide for San Diego Buyers

November 25, 2019


When a San Diego home sale gets to the point that an appraisal is being completed, the seller and buyer are both feeling the pressure. If the appraisal comes back much lower than what has been agreed on, the buyer can be in trouble. If the seller will not bring the price down, the buyer […]


Do This BEFORE Listing Your San Diego Home

November 18, 2019


San Diego home sellers are often stressed when listing their home for sale.  There are a lot of moving parts when selling a San Diego house and it can be hard to navigate through the process.  To help you prepare for listing, here are three main areas that should be focused on when trying to […]


Attention San Diego Home Buyers: Learn How to Handle Earnest Money

November 11, 2019

Earnest Money

Something that takes some San Diego home buyers by surprise is how much money must be put down for earnest money along with the fact that they could lose it if they back out of a real estate deal.  Earnest money is provided to a seller to ensure the home buyers are serious with their […]


10 Secret San Diego Seller’s Tactics to Surprise Home Buyers (and Inspire High Offers)

November 4, 2019

San Diego Seller

San Diego sellers are getting smarter with their tactics to attract buyers.  Buyers are tired of seeing the same tactics used over and over again with each open house that they walkthrough.  That is why in order to ‘wow’ buyers, a seller has to bring something new to the table.   With that in mind, San […]


Are THESE Excuses Stopping You from Buying a San Diego Home?

October 28, 2019

Buying a San Diego Home

A number of potential homeowners say that they want to buy a San Diego home and then have many excuses for why that have not started the process.  And all of the excuses do sound like legitimate reasons not to buy a home.   However, with every excuse comes a solution to the problem.   For those […]


Understanding the Risks of Refinancing for San Diego Homeowners

October 21, 2019


Getting a mortgage can be a whirlwind of information. As a result, San Diego homeowners often find themselves wanting to refinance down the road.   Refinancing can be great for a San Diego homeowner but it can also cause more problems than it fixes. Do not jump into refinancing without researching the best options.  If it […]


Are Home Warranties a Waste Of Money or a Smart Investment?

October 14, 2019

Home Warranties

Home warranties are an extra warranty that covers the appliances in the San Diego home past their original warranty.  Many homeowners choose to get a home warranty when first moving into a home. Even if they have gotten an inspection and many of the appliances appear to be in good condition, there is no telling […]


Trying To Sell a San Diego House? Start These 7 Repairs Right Now

October 7, 2019

Sell a San Diego House

When trying to sell a San Diego house, there is plenty of stress. Especially if the sellers are continuing to live in the home while trying to sell. That is because maintaining a clean home that is walk-through ready at all times it extremely difficult.   But if you can move out before the home is […]


San Diego Homeowners: When to Break the 5 Year Rule

September 30, 2019

San Diego Homeowners: When to Break the 5 Year Rule

When buying a San Diego house, most people think they will live there forever. However, this is often not true for most.  For this reason, the advice that San Diego homeowners receive is that they need to stay in a house for at least five years after buying it.  In general, this is good advice […]