Posts by melissa

San Diego in October

  “Ah, September! You are the doorway to the season that awakens my soul… but I must confess that I love you only because you are a prelude to my beloved October.” -Peggy Horton   San Diego is such a beautiful city with so much to see and so much to do! October is nearly…

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Renting Vs. Buying

  Whether to rent or buy the place where you live is a major decision. And you’re wondering if you should stop renting and buy a house too. Your dog wants a yard, your kids want a playground, and you wouldn’t mind a garage and an office. There’s only one problem: You aren’t sure you…

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San Diego in September

  “It is easy to sit up and take notice, What is difficult is getting up and taking action.” -Honore de Balzac San Diego in September The weather is warm, but not too hot. The nights are pleasant and tourists aren’t crowding all the beaches. September makes a great window for traveling to San Diego. The…

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The Real Estate Debate

  I was part of a panel of like-minded realtors in San Diego for the Real Talk: Real Estate Debate. I wanted to share with you my episodes and briefly summarize how I believe the market has been affected by the Pandemic, why there is still so much activity, and how I measure my success…

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San Diego Summer

  “While you could do this at any time of the year, there’s just something special about being outside on a late summer night and contemplating the questions of the universe.” – Unknown August is San Diego’s hottest month of the year, but it’s still quite pleasant with temperatures in the mid to high 70s. Surfing…

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Affordable Home Makeovers

  With all this time spent at home, the itch for a fresh, new space becomes hard to avoid. But if this doesn’t seem like the right moment to hire a professional interior designer for a full decor reboot, it doesn’t mean you’re stuck with looking at an unattractive space. It is true that home repair…

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San Diego in July

    “June falls asleep upon her bier of flowers; In vain are dewdrops sprinkled o’er her, In vain would fond winds fan her back to life, Her hours are numbered on the floral dial.” –Lucy Larcom   San Diego in July has lots of daylight hours to explore the city’s attractions. It’s not likely…

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Work from Home Spaces

  In response to the spread of Covid-19 in the U.S., a significant majority of Americans have been asked to stay home. A lot of people aside from essential workers aren’t going to work, this is resulting in a surge of people who are working from home for the very first time. The need for a home…

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San Diego in February

    “You know you’re in love when you don’t want to fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.” –Dr. Seuss   San Diego is such a beautiful city with so much to see and so much to do! February is a good time to visit San Diego, as winter starts to…

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Thinking of Selling? Now’s the time!

  The housing market has started off much stronger this year than it did last year. Lower mortgage interest rates have been a driving factor in that change. The Census Bureau also just reported the highest homeownership rate since 2014 for people under 35. This is evidence that owning their own home is becoming more important to Millennials as they reach the age…

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