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Getting a Divorce? 3 Ways to Prepare Your Home and Yourself

Divorce is an emotional rollercoaster. Whether one person has already moved out or you’re trying to cohabitate until you’ve decided who is living where and getting what, feelings have a way of spilling out even if you don’t intend them to. As a Realtor with both personal and professional divorce experience, I’ve been on both sides of the table; I’ve been through the splitting up of assets in my own divorce and advised my divorcing clients through the sales of their homes. Read on for three lessons I learned in the process.

Become Who You Are: 4 Ways to Thrive as Empty Nesters

Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself. – George Bernard Shaw. As first-time college students head off to the dorms this fall, many parents will be finding themselves with space and free time they haven’t had in a long while. Life as an empty nester can be exciting and intimidating at once. If you’re struggling in a home that is suddenly far too tranquil, read on for ways to conquer the quiet.

Off to College? Advice for the Journey

"Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterwards."  ―Vernon Sanders Law. As another group of students head off to college this fall, it has those of us in the older generation reflecting on the lessons we learned later in life that we wish we’d known when we were heading off to college. What would we tell our younger selves if we had the chance?

 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

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

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

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

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

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...

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?

Linda Lederer Bernstein

Linda Lederer Bernstein

DRE #1527365
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