San Diego Real Estate Blog

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)....

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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...

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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...

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San Diego Rents to Rise to HOW MUCH?!

Image Source: USC Casden Multifamily Forecast via LA Times Sky-high San Diego rents along with rents in other areas of Southern California are only expected to continue to rise in the coming years as new-construction levels struggle to keep up with demand—says the USC...

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Choose your Home Value

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How to Sell My Home for More Money?

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How to Sell a Home

” It’s very important that home sellers understand what the home sale process entails, what costs are associated with selling a home, and many other important aspects of the home selling process. ”    Many factors influence the value of your home. When it’s time...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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VA Loan Eligibility Requirements

VA Loan Eligibility Requirements  (As set forth on VA website) Following are the official Eligibility Requirements for the VA Loan.  If you have any questions or would like clarification on anything related to your eligibility for the VA Loan, feel free to give us a...

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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...

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23 San Diego Museums to Check Out

1. Centro Cultural de la Raza 2004 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA, 92101 Phone: 619.235.6135 Web: centroculturaldelaraza.com   2. Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum 4203 Anderson Ave., San Diego, CA 92145 Phone: 858.693.1723 Web: www.flyingleathernecks.org [gallery...

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25 Places to Take your Dog

San Diego County is one of the country’s dog-friendliest regions. In fact, as long as your pooch is on a leash that isn’t longer than eight feet, he or she is welcome in most of the county’s parks, trails and other outdoor facilities. The county has gone a step...

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27 Spots to Catch a Wave

In 2012, National Geographic named Encinitas as one of the World’s 20 Best Surf Towns – the only Southern California town to make it onto the list. Sure, the city lures many because it’s home to the legendary Swami’s, but it’s not the only place in and around San...

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32 Hiking Trails to Explore

With weather like ours, it doesn’t make sense to always get your workout on indoors. If you agree, and yearn to take to the trails in and around San Diego, read on for the definitive list of places to do just that. Borrego Springs 1. Anza Borrego - 200 Palm Canyon Dr....

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