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Getting Ready For Fall

  “Love the trees until their leaves fall off, then encourage them to try again next year.” You may be ready for Fall, but is your home ready? It’s not all pumpkin spice lattes and witches brows… Living in San Diego we don’t get “seasons.” We get mild seasons, basically one long summer with a…

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August 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 August

  “I have only to break into the tightness of a strawberry, and I see summer – its dust and lowering skies.” -Toni Morrison   San Diego is such a beautiful city with so much to see and so much to do! August can be San Diego’s hottest month of the year, but it’s still…

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Summer Entertaining Tips

  Is summer the easiest time of year to entertain? The hardest part is finding a date when all your friends and loved ones are free to come over. Once that’s done, though, the rest is smooth sailing. Plus, Summer menu, keep it super simple. Backyard BBQ’s are a summer staple, especially here in San…

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Tips for Packing while Selling Your Home

  When you need to keep packing while you are selling you home, what do you do? You need to have a spotless home to impress buyers, you want to ‘stage’ it with your stuff to make it feel homey and have them envision their stuff fitting in the same areas. So again, what do…

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San Diego in July

  “We thread our way through a moving forest of ice-cream cones and crimson thighs.” -Jean-Dominique Bauby   San Diego is such a beautiful city with so much to see and so much to do! July is the peak of San Diego’s tourist season, with lots of families on vacation and Arizona residents looking to…

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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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