San Diego in September

By melissa | September 6, 2022

“…there is a clarity about September. On clear days, the sun seems brighter, the sky more blue, the white clouds take on marvelous shapes; the moon is a wonderful apparition, rising gold, cooling to silver; and the stars are so big. The September storms… are exhilarating…” — Faith Baldwin San Diego is such a beautiful…

What Sellers Need to Know about the Market

By melissa | August 27, 2022

If you’re considering selling your home, you may be aware of the current slowdown in the property market. The peak frenzy the market saw over the previous two years has somewhat subsided, but it is still a sellers’ market. The good news is that you haven’t missed your chance to sell your home and move…

San Diego in August

By melissa | August 5, 2022

“Summer’s lease hath all too short a date.” — William Shakespeare San Diego is such a beautiful city with so much to see and so much to do! When it comes to things to do and the weather, San Diego in August is among my favorite times of the year. Despite being the hottest month…

Is Pre-Approval Key?

By melissa | July 22, 2022

You might have heard that getting pre-approval is a step you must take before setting off on your trip if you’re hoping to purchase a home this year. But why is it the case? And does the evolving market of today still make it important? The truth is that having a pre-approval letter from your…

San Diego in July

By melissa | July 2, 2022

“July: Just take me to the Ocean.” — Unknown 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 escape the heat. Despite being California’s southernmost big city,…

What to Avoid After Applying for a Home Loan

By melissa | June 28, 2022

There are several important considerations to make when you’ve applied for a mortgage to buy a home. Even though it’s thrilling to begin considering moving in and decorating, use caution when making any significant purchases. Following your loan application, there are a few things you should probably avoid. Avoid Making Large Cash Deposits Cash is…

San Diego in June

By melissa | June 6, 2022

“What is one to say about June, the time of perfect young summer, the fulfillment of the promise of the earlier months, and with as yet no sign to remind one that its fresh young beauty will ever fade.” — Gertrude Jekyll San Diego is such a beautiful city with so much to see and…

Homeownership and Recession

By melissa | May 27, 2022

A housing crisis is not the same as a recession. The only thing that every homeowner in today’s market has to know is that. Experts are sounding the recession alarm everywhere you turn, but even if this were to be the case, a slowdown in the economy wouldn’t always indicate a decline in the value…

San Diego in May

By melissa | May 6, 2022

“Believe you can and you’re halfway there.”  — Theodore Roosevelt San Diego is such a beautiful city with so much to see and so much to do! There are plenty of things to do in San Diego in May. Winter rains will have passed, and June Gloom will not arrive at the beaches until later…

Is it Time for a Smaller Home?

By melissa | April 27, 2022

It’s reasonable to say that most homeowners don’t fantasize about downsizing. However, there is a distinct advantage to not living large. After all, the time and money you used to spend on cleaning and maintenance can now be spent on more enjoyable activities. That is why some people consider downsizing to be a step forward…