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 Buying at the Beach: 4 Ways to Protect Your Investment
Buying at the Beach: 4 Ways to Protect Your Investment

Picture yourself stepping outside your home and walking down to the shore for a morning surf or entertaining friends on your deck while watching the sun descend into an orange tinted horizon, the sound of waves your background music. For many, a San Diego beach home with whitewater views and sand access is the ultimate dream, but environmental considerations and unique related costs can make the reality of buying at the beach seem less than idyllic. Whether you’re shopping for a rental home or a forever home to enjoy your family, it's crucial to educate yourself on how to best protect your investment.


Looking For  an Investment Home? Your Guide to San Diego's Short-Term Vacation Rules for Homeowners
Looking For an Investment Home? Your Guide to San Diego's Short-Term Vacation Rules for Homeowners

Whether you live out-of-state and you’re looking for a vacation home in San Diego or you’re a local San Diegan hoping to invest in a short-term rental property - a beach home is an excellent way to put your money to work for you! However, before you buy, it’s important to familiarize yourself with San Diego County’s Short-Term Residential Ordinances. Read on for a brief introduction to each coastal city’s policies.


3 Ways to Revitalize Your Dad Pad
3 Ways to Revitalize Your Dad Pad

With Father’s Day just behind us and warm weather ahead, summer is an ideal time for re-examining how our homes serve our dads. Far evolved from the "man cave," today’s favored parts of the home include the home gym, outdoor kitchen and dining areas, and game rooms that go beyond merely watching sports to honing one's own skills. Read on for ideas on how to optimize the areas where dads and men spend their time!


Into the Real World: How to Combine YOLO with #lifegoals
Into the Real World: How to Combine YOLO with #lifegoals

So you’ve just graduated college and you’re starting your new career. While this new income and increased free time may come with a feeling of freedom, for some graduates being suddenly untethered from a structured path can also lead quickly to a sense that you are drifting aimlessly. So how do you balance this desire to seize the moment while still keeping your eye on the future?


A Room of Her Own: 4 Ideas for Upgrading Mom's Space
A Room of Her Own: 4 Ideas for Upgrading Mom's Space

Help your mom design her happy place this Mother’s Day! Women, especially mothers, need a space in their homes to carve out time for themselves - whether the goal is productivity or relaxation! Our favorite places in the house include the home gym, the craft room, the kitchen, and the garden.


An Unmatched Team for an Unprecedented Time
An Unmatched Team for an Unprecedented Time

With a combined 45 years of experience, 750 transactions, and $750 million dollars in real estate sold, Jordan Beal and I are joining forces to provide the best possible service in a time when strategy and expertise have never been more important in helping our clients achieve top dollar or buy a home in today's market.  


Thinking of Moving in Together? ​​​​​​​3 things to do before you make the move...
Thinking of Moving in Together? ​​​​​​​3 things to do before you make the move...

You’ve been together for awhile now – maybe you find yourself spending more time at your significant other’s place than your own, maybe you’ve even bought a dog together, maybe you are thinking this person might be the one. With California real estate inventory as low as it is right now, it’s an amazing time to sell or rent out one of your properties if you both own. For those in which one or the other or both of you don’t own yet, buying a place together is an excellent way to invest in your futures and build equity. Certainly running one household is more cost effective than two, but how do you know if you’re ready to make the commitment?


Buying in a Seller’s Market: Q & A with Linda Lederer-Bernstein
Buying in a Seller’s Market: Q & A with Linda Lederer-Bernstein

Many buyers are finding it very challenging to purchase homes in San Diego’s current housing market. In one case, a buyer offered more than $50,000 over the asking price on a condo in Carmel Valley and still did not get their offer accepted. The selling agent received 36 other offers on the property after only one weekend of it being on the market! Linda offers her perspective as a real estate agent with over 36 years of experience helping clients buy and sell homes.


Left Behind: Selling the Home of Someone Who Has Passed Away
Left Behind: Selling the Home of Someone Who Has Passed Away

Mourning the death of a loved one is never easy. Once the initial wave of planning their memorial and grieving their immediate loss has subsided, it can be overwhelming to then have to deal with everything from their personal belongings to the property they have left behind. Whether you are taking care of the sale of the deceased’s home as a family or going through a trust, probate, or legal team, putting a house on the market comes with a whole new set of decisions. 


Refresh Your Home This Fall
Refresh Your Home This Fall

Thinking about selling your home and wondering what to do to get your home ready? Cooler seasons can be a tricky time to keep up your curb appeal and show your home in its best light. Whether you're planning to sell this fall or just want to get a jump start on the new year, here are some ideas you can do right now to prep your home to sell faster and for more money! 


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