Are 2020’s Backyard Renovations Still Worth the Investment?

By melissa | August 9, 2021

Whether it was the quarantine due to COVID or homeowners wanted to sell their home, there was a huge surge of homeowners taking on backyard renovations. They wanted to turn their hum-drum backyards into a summertime oasis that’ll make them forget the beach! These projects were labor intensive and expensive, but insights from top real…

Questions to Ask Before Buying a Home

By melissa | July 3, 2021

Whether you’re a first-time homebuyer or a seasoned pro, buying a home is a big deal. It’s easy to fall so in love with a house that you lose sight of the more practical questions you should be asking: does it have a termite infestation? Will the ceiling leak every time it rains? Are the…

San Diego in July

By melissa | July 3, 2021

“I love how summer just wraps its arms around you like a warm blanket.” ― Kellie Elmore 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…

San Diego in June

By melissa | June 5, 2021

“Far up in the deep blue sky, Great white clouds are floating by; All the world is dressed in green; Many happy birds are seen, Roses bright and sunshine clear Show that lovely June is here.”― F. G. Sanders San Diego is such a beautiful city with so much to see and so much to…

Want a Bigger Home?

By melissa | May 24, 2021

Are you dreaming of extra rooms or a more functional floorplan in your home? Maybe it’s time to make that move… If you’ll be able to work remotely for the long-term or your overall needs have just simply changed, it’s a great time to sell your house and move up. Why? With mortgage rates still…

San Diego in May

By melissa | May 4, 2021

“The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.”― Ralph Waldo Emerson San Diego is such a beautiful city with so much to see and so much to do! It’s May, and you’ll find tons of things to do in the beautiful city of San Diego! Winter rains will…

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…