Taxes & stimulus: Help Homeownership?

By melissa | April 22, 2021

Many Americans look forward to the tax season because they’re expecting a tax refund from Uncle Sam. Last year, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) sent $324 billion back to taxpayers. “Nearly 8 out of 10 received a tax refund worth an average of $2,895”, according to Business Insider. This average does vary by state but provides an idea…

San Diego in April

By melissa | April 6, 2021

“The secret of happiness, you see, is not found in seeking more, but in developing the capacity to enjoy less.” ― Socrates, 469 BCE San Diego is such a beautiful city with so much to see and so much to do! When you live in San Diego, not much changes, the weather is usually god,…

Renovate before you sell?

By melissa | March 30, 2021

When thinking about selling, homeowners often feel they need to get their house ready with some remodeling to make it more appealing to buyers.  The question of “Should I renovate my house before selling?” requires more calculated thinking purely based on ROI and the marketability of your home in its current condition. When does selling…

San Diego in March

By melissa | March 3, 2021

“Our life is March weather, savage and serene in one hour.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson San Diego is such a beautiful city with so much to see and so much to do! Each spring, visitors flock to San Diego in March to enjoy the mild temperatures and the change of season. During this month, Southern…

Benefits of Homeownership 2021

By melissa | February 25, 2021

We’ve all heard it before, and I have even said it before: buying a home is part of the American dream. It can initially be more expensive to own a home than rent (depending on circumstances), but there are multiple benefits of buying a home that you can’t get from renting. Read on to learn…

San Diego in February

By melissa | February 4, 2021

“In the coldest February, as in every other month in every other year, the best thing to hold on to in this world is each other.” — Linda Ellerbee 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…

Why Now is the Time to Sell

By melissa | January 21, 2021

The housing market made an incredible recovery in 2020 and is now positioned for an even stronger year in 2021. Record-low mortgage interest rates are a driving factor in this continued momentum, with average rates hovering at historic all-time lows. If you’re on the fence about selling, you have a few choices: You can put your house up for…

San Diego in January

By melissa | January 5, 2021

“I love beginnings. If I were in charge of calendars, every day would be January 1.” ―Jerry Spinelli San Diego is such a beautiful city with so much to see and so much to do! San Diego is a great place to visit in January, especially if you live in an area where it’s cold,…

Day After Christmas

By melissa | December 21, 2020

“One of the most glorious messes in the world is the mess created in the living room on Christmas Day. Don’t clean it up too quickly.” Andy Rooney It’s the day after Christmas… This day can be full of all sorts of different emotions that can vary from one person to the next, however, I…

San Diego in December

By melissa | December 5, 2020

“Remember This December, That love weighs more than gold!” Josephine Dodge Daskam Bacon San Diego is such a beautiful city with so much to see and so much to do! If you visit San Diego in December, you won’t find ice or snow unless someone made them artificially. Each month I have special fun events…