How to Furnish your Home on a Budget

By melissa | December 29, 2021

Furnishing your home is a dauntless task no matter the situation – whether you’re a new homeowner or you’ve relocated to larger digs. If you want quality pieces that aren’t built of plasterboard and glue, furnishing a home can be a time and money-consuming challenge. Finding great furniture, on the other hand, does not have…

San Diego in December

By melissa | December 8, 2021

“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, there will be no ice or snow unless it has been artificially created. Santa Claus is more…

SINGLE HOME BUYER

By melissa | November 27, 2021

Homeownership isn’t simply for suburban married couples just starting out on life’s journey together, despite what some of our most prominent cultural myths might have you believe. Everyone requires housing, and while renting has become more popular over time, buying a home remains a top objective for many Americans. Homeownership is not restricted to married…

San Diego in November

By melissa | November 2, 2021

“November: The last month of autumn, but the beginning of a new adventure; time to take a risk and do the unexpected.” ― Unknown San Diego is such a beautiful city with so much to see and so much to do! Tourism in San Diego begins to wane in November, meaning less crowded attractions, cheaper hotel prices,…

Work From Home Space

By melissa | October 26, 2021

A lot has changed over the past year. For many people, the rise in remote work influenced what they’re looking for in a home and created a greater appetite for a dedicated home office. Some professionals took advantage right away of the situation and purchased a bigger home. Other people thought working from home would be temporary,…

San Diego in October

By melissa | October 5, 2021

“I wish that every day was Saturday and every month was October.” ― Charmaine J. Forde San Diego is such a beautiful city with so much to see and so much to do! October is nearly picture-perfect in San Diego. The weather is just the beginning, with clear skies and moderate temperatures. In the tourism…

What’s a Necessary Down Payment

By melissa | September 21, 2021

Coming up with enough cash for a down payment to buy a house is the BIGGEST roadblock for most prospective home buyers and one of the most asked questions I get. So how much do you really need? Let’s discuss. There’s a common misconception that, as a homebuyer, you need to come up with 20% of…

San Diego in September

By melissa | September 7, 2021

“Ah, September! You are the doorway to the season that awakens my soil.” ― Peggy Toney Horton San Diego is such a beautiful city with so much to see and so much to do! With the throngs of tourists receding from the beaches and less chance of fog or rain, September makes a great window…

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…

San Diego in August

By melissa | August 3, 2021

“August of another summer, and once again, I am drinking the sun, and the lilies again are spread across the water.” ― Mary Oliver San Diego is such a beautiful city with so much to see and so much to do! August is San Diego’s hottest month of the year, but it’s still quite pleasant…