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San Diego real estate market trends, valuable news about short sales, including foreclosure information in the San Diego county plus much more.

Sept. 12, 2018

What's the deal with CA Prop 5?

What’s the Deal with Prop 5?


Imagine that you’re over 55 years old and you are in a place in life where you are no longer able to tackle your day-to-day career, landing you in a corner without a fixed income or a substantial livelihood. Or maybe a disability is limiting your day-to-day tasks as well as any job opportunities. Now imagine you've been living in the same house for the last 20 years. You don’t have any family nearby, and your home is becoming increasingly harder to live in because of accessibility, neighborhood activity, and there’s nobody around to help. BUT you can’t move because you cant afford any increase from the current taxable value of your home, leaving you with no options but to stay in the corner in which you reside. Prop 5 has been put in place to give an open door to homeowners that are over 55 or the severely disabled. But like all legislation, there are two sides to every story…


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Aug. 12, 2018

What do I need to know about Home Inspections?

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FAQs: What Do I Really Need To Know About Home Inspections?

So you've got your eye on a property, and those rose-colored lenses are in full effect. You might even be experiencing some premature relief that the house hunting process is almost over now that you can see the light at the end of the tunnel. At the end of the day, we know that you don't want to find out that your dream home is riddled with issues a few months after you close the bargain, so we've compiled a list of 'Need to Knows' to bring you up to speed on Home Inspections.

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July 26, 2018

5 of 2018's Most Popular Home Renovation Trends

So your looking for ways to put your own spin on a new place and maybe there are some specific 'problem areas' that could use some more love than others. Well we've gone ahead and looked into 2018's hottest renovation trends and found five of our favorite ideas for you to make your own.

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April 4, 2018

Tips for Becoming a Pro at Property Viewing

Viewing condos La Jolla like a pro

If you’re in the market to buy condos La Jolla, you can get carried away by the sheer excitement of viewing different properties, one after the other. Here’s a checklist to help you improve your home viewing effectiveness.

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April 3, 2018

How to Know if You’re Ready to Buy?

Time to search for houses for sale San Diego

Before leaping head-first into the market, looking to buy one of the houses for sale San Diego, first answer the following questions, just to make sure you are ready for the commitment.

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March 1, 2018

Real Estate San Diego Buyers FAQ

Real estate San Diego - buyer FAQ

Let’s answer some of the most difficult questions that plague potential buyers in the real estate San Diego market.

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March 1, 2018

Advantages of Living in a Townhome

Advantages of La Jolla townhomes for sale

If you’re looking for La Jolla townhomes for sale, but are still pondering whether it’s the right decision, read on. 

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Jan. 22, 2018

Are You a Foodie Looking for a Condo for Sale in La Jolla?

Best restaurants if looking for condo for sale in La Jolla

We have already written about the wonderful life in La Jolla. If you are in the market for a condo for sale in La Jolla, you may be daydreaming what your life there could be like (like having a beach Christmas) or you may be more pragmatical, like exploring the neighborhoods. In any case, if you happen to have a gourmet palate, we’re presenting you the favorite La Jolla restaurants according to Trip Advisor (in no particular order). Here’s a taste of what could become your new haunts.

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Jan. 22, 2018

The Historical Setting of La Jolla Condos For Sale

La Jolla condos for sale - La Jolla history 

La Jolla is a beautiful community, well-known beyond California. It’s difficult to say what aspect of La Jolla life makes its name more justified (La Jolla means “jewel” in Spanish). The seven miles of coastline feature sandy and rocky beaches with amazing views; the city has a thriving cultural scene, with many art galleries and a famous theater; there are many boutique restaurants to dine; the city is also an education center, with the University of California, San Diego campus, the Salk Institute, Scripps Institution of Oceanography and many renowned schools which are part of San Diego’s Unified School District. If you are looking at La Jolla condos for sale (or houses), you may be interested to know how this city of captivating beauty evolved.

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Dec. 22, 2017

Imagine the Christmas You Could Have in La Jolla Beach Front Homes

One of the beautiful benefits of living in La Jolla beach front homes is that you get to celebrate a beachy Christmas. If you are in the market for a beach home in Pacific Beach, La Jolla, or other coastal areas, and you expect to move in your dream home in 2018, your next Christmas will be seasoned with whiffs of sea breeze – mmmmm! While you are waiting for that to happen, or while you are dreaming of living in a beach front house or condo at some point, why don’t you have a look at our list of beach-themed Christmas decorations? Stir your imagination for 2018 Christmas or do it this year (still a few days left). If your home can’t be on the beach right now, the beach can come to you. It’s holiday magic!

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