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Posted on 01/17/2021
3 Easy DIY Wall Decor Pieces
Photo by Jasmin Schreiber on Unsplash If you have a little extra time and a few craft supplies, creating something impressive for your home is not as hard as it sounds. Check out three simple DIY wall decor pieces that no one would ever guess are homemade. Popsicle Stick Shelf You can pick up popsicle sticks in bulk...
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Posted on 01/10/2021
Financial Assistance Programs for Your New Home
Image by Tumisu from Pixabay If you’re in the market for a new home, chances are you’ve been evaluating your finances. As a first-time homebuyer, there are programs in place to help with the down payment. According to the December 2019 Realtor Index Confidence Survey, first-time homebuyers accounted for 31% of all sales, and 77% put down less...
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Posted on 01/03/2021
Energy Efficient Tips for Older Homes
Photo by Vivint Solar from Pexels When your pocketbook determines you can’t afford a new, energy-efficient home, you can still satisfy your preferences by upgrading an older house. Try these options for improving energy efficiency in your home. Apply for the FHA’s Energy-Efficient Mortgage program. With an EEM, you can finance an already energy-efficient home or use funds...
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Posted on 12/30/2020
3060 6Th Ave, San Diego, CA 92103 now has a new price of $749,000!
You will love this rare opportunity to own a Northwest facing 2 bedroom/2 bath 1246 square foot condominium on the 8th floor of the recently renovated Park West Condominiums in Bankers Hill on Balboa Park. Views of San Diego Bay, Coronado, Pacific Ocean, Downtown, Point Loma, and Balboa Park greet you as you enter. Enjoy the magnificent sunsets, or walk across the street to take a stroll in Balboa Park. You will love this rare opportunity to own a Northwest facing 2 bedroom/2 bath 1246 square foot condominium on the 8th floor of the recently renovated Park West Condominiums in Bankers Hill on Balboa Park. Sweeping views of San Diego...
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Posted on 12/29/2020
Another Property Sold - 11325 Miro Cir, San Diego, CA 92131
This fabulous detached home in Ravel offers panoramic views to the coast. The beautiful eat-in kitchen features rich gunstock stained cabinetry, Corian counter tops, huge breakfast bar and walk-in pantry. Formal living/dining areas are complimented by the informal family room with fireplace. One bedroom and bath are located downstairs. The downstairs flooring is a beautiful stained concrete. Upstairs, a versatile loft provides opportunity for a hobby, office or converted to a 4th bedroom. This fabulous detached condominium home in Ravel was built in 2003 and offers panoramic views to the coast. The beautiful eat-in kitchen features rich...
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Posted on 12/27/2020
Beginning Investors: What is an REIT?
Image by OpenClipart-Vectors from Pixabay A Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) is a specialty corporate entity that owns and operates real estate to generate a profit. Several types exist. An Equity REIT typically generates income by leasing and managing income-producing property. The type of property makes no difference -- commercial, multi-family residential, retail, office, industrial, or a mix...
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Posted on 12/21/2020
Another Property Sold - 575 6Th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
Southeast Corner Unit in the heart of the Gaslamp. Enjoy wrap around city views to the ballpark and downtown from your extremely private patio. The stunning contemporary unit has top of the line finishes including hardwood floors, an open European style kitchen with quartz countertops, top of the line Fisher Paykel stainless steel appliances and spacious bathrooms with slate floors and marble counter tops. Alta has low HOA dues but full amenities including pool, hot tub, and exercise room. Alta is a 21-story condo project in the Gaslamp/East Village area of downtown. Amenities include a pool, spa, fitness center, community lounge, guest...
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Posted on 12/20/2020
Renting Vs. Buying - Which is Right for You?
Photo by Athitat Shinagowin via Shutterstock You’ll often hear it stated that paying rent is throwing money down the drain. As a motivation to buy a home, however, that might not be the best idea. A rule of thumb is that if you can purchase a home for fifteen times what you currently pay annually in rent, buying...
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Posted on 12/13/2020
Should Buying a California Luxury House Be a Top Priority?
Buying a luxury home in San Francisco, Malibu or any other California city or town delivers a number of benefits. In fact, there are many reasons why buying a Golden State luxury house should be a top priority, and these include: 1. You can enjoy convenient access to all that California has to offer. There is no shortage of...
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Posted on 12/12/2020
3060 6Th Ave, San Diego, CA 92103 now has a new price of $785,000!
You will love this rare opportunity to own a Northwest facing 2 bedroom/2 bath 1246 square foot condominium on the 8th floor of the recently renovated Park West Condominiums in Bankers Hill on Balboa Park. Sweeping views of San Diego Bay, Coronado, Pacific Ocean, Downtown, Point Loma, and Balboa Park greet you as you enter. Views of this type and magnitude rarely come available. Enjoy the magnificent sunsets, or walk across the street to take a stroll in Balboa Park. You will love this rare opportunity to own a Northwest facing 2 bedroom/2 bath 1246 square foot condominium on the 8th floor of the recently renovated Park West...
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Posted on 12/06/2020
Is it Time For New Tile and Grout ?
Photo by James DeMers via Pixabay That bathroom tile once looked terrific, so newly laid contrast between tile and grout. You were so proud to show it off to all your guests. But over time, grout becomes dull, stained and chipped. Tiles fade and look dated. When they do, it's time to refreshen or replace tile and grout....
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Posted on 11/29/2020
Foolproof Steps to Creating an Outdoor Kitchen
Photo by Allison Gillett via Pixabay You can create a stunning outdoor kitchen using basic components and pulling things together over time. Entertaining outdoors has become so popular that supplies and materials for cooking are easy to come by in a variety of price points. Follow the steps below to make the most of the process. Foolproof Steps...
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