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Tips for a Bug-Free Home

  Summer is a great time with plenty of sunshine, picnics, and gardening. But, on the other hand, it’s also the season when more flies and other insects enter the home, which can be incredibly annoying. The ‘warmth’ of the time accelerates their life cycle, making their population increase. Because of their activities, they tend…

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Purchasing a Home in the Summer

  Thinking about purchasing a home this summer?   Summer is the sunniest time of year! It is a great time for exploring new neighborhoods and dreaming about those future backyard BBQs. Before you start any serious browsing though, it’s important to understand what the housing market is like for buyers right now. It is also…

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San Diego in June

  “It is better to be a young June bug than an old bird of paradise.” -Mark Twain   San Diego is such a beautiful city with so much to see and so much to do! If you’re going to San Diego in June, you’ll have lots of daylight hours to explore the city’s attractions.…

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Grow a Garden in a Small Space

  Just because you have a small yard, or no yard, doesn’t mean you can’t have a garden. Find clever ideas for creating gardens in urban or small spaces. Just because your outdoor space is at a minimum doesn’t mean you have to say goodbye to your dreams of a beautiful, plentiful garden. The good…

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May Housing Experts Anticipated Trends

  The Real Estate HEAT (Housing Experts Anticipating Trends) Index is a monthly leading indicator of nearly 40 housing markets in the U.S. Five Star Professional partners with thousands of real estate agents who complete a weekly survey about the conditions they are observing in their marketplace. The HEAT Index has a midpoint of 50,…

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San Diego in May

  “The past cannot be changed. The future is yet in your power.” -Unknown   San Diego is such a beautiful city with so much to see and so much to do! San Diego is a lovely month to visit in May, with sunny skies and moderate temperatures. A couple of major holidays make San…

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Household Chores and Exercise

  Household chores can be exercise. Yes, you heard me correctly, you can get in your steps just by making your home more clean and organized. Have you thought you could benefit in other ways from doing the housework, such as burning calories and getting fit?  This list might make you feel more motivated to…

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San Diego in April

  “The past cannot be changed. The future is yet in your power.” -Unknown   San Diego is such a beautiful city with so much to see and so much to do! San Diego is a lovely month to visit in April, with sunny skies and moderate temperatures. In the lull between spring break and…

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Buying a Home in your 20’s

  Nowadays buying a home in your 20’s might seem like a dream, between entry-level salaries, college loans, and the desire to just be young and have fun. 20-somethings definitely believe homeownership is beyond their reach. Fun fact though, millennials are increasingly opting to buy a house in their 20s, as an investment and to…

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