10 San Diego County Bike Paths to Explore this Summer

“You can’t buy happiness, but you can buy a bicycle and that’s pretty darn close.” -Anyone with a bike. If living in San Diego doesn’t already instill happiness in your heart, aside from consulting with a psychologist, our next-best suggestion is to grab a bicycle and explore our gorgeous region in a way that provides freedom […]

49 Farmers Market to Get your Fresh Local Produce

America’s Finest City is just that for more reasons than simply our gorgeous beaches and weather!  One of the many reasons we LOVE our city is the ridiculously awesome selection of farmers’ markets all over the county! From the pier-side market down South in Imperial Beach to the Dock-Side Fish Market near Seaport Village in […]

1031 Exchange vs. Capital Gains

1031 Exchange A 1031 exchange is a simple strategy and method for selling one investment property, that’s qualified, and then proceeding with an acquisition of another property (also qualified) within a specific time frame. The logistics and process of selling a property and then buying another property are practically identical to any standardized sale and buying situation, […]

Get your Home Ready to Sell Fast

Your home has just one chance to make a great impression with each potential buyer. And it can! The following “tricks of the trade” will help you keep track of what needs to be done. The whole idea is to present a clean, spacious clutter-free home-the kind of place you’d like to buy. Accomplish a […]

What is Mello-Roos?

In 1978 Californians enacted Proposition 13, which limited the ability of local public agencies to increase property taxes based on a property’s assessed value. In 1982, the Mello-Roos Community Facilities Act of 1982 (Government Code §53311-53368.3) was created to provide an alternate method of financing needed improvements and services. The Mello-Roos Community Facilities Act of […]

11 Must-Try Adrenaline Rushes to Experience at Least Once

“It’s ironic how you feel most alive when your heart skips a few beats.”  – KUSHANDWIZDOM Whether it’s bonding with friends and family you seek, or a solo adventure to challenge yourself, there are plenty of thrills to be had in San Diego. We’ve picked some of our favorites in San Diego County and think you’ll get your […]

What is a Home Warranty?

Buying or selling your home can be stressful, especially if one of your home’s systems or appliances breaks down unexpectedly. A home warranty covers costly home repairs and replacements due to normal wear and tear. It’s not your homeowner’s insurance policy; a home warranty is a separate contract covering repairs and replacements on systems in your home, usually […]

How to Buy a Home

Learn the steps necessary to get on the path to owning real estate, and discover some helpful tips and tools along the way! Detached Single-Family House No shared walls, floors or ceiling. Exclusive ownership of the land the house sits on (typically). Often higher-budget than comparable condos with similar characteristics. Condominium An individual unit within a complex/community in […]

18 San Diego Attractions EVERY Local Should Visit

Full of amazing attractions, as fun for locals as they are for the tourists, visiting them will make you even more proud to live in San Diego. Here are some of the most popular attractions in our exciting city. 1. BALBOA PARK: 1549 El Prado, San Diego SOME MUSEUMS WITHIN BALBOA PARK ♦ SAN DIEGO MUSEUM OF ART – […]

How to Sell a Home

Many factors influence the value of your home. When it’s time to set a price, here are the main ones we look at: Location A neighborhood’s desirability is one of the biggest factors to determine a property’s value. Competition Buyers compare your property against others in that neighborhood.  Available inventory will determine the demand for your […]