San Diego Real Estate Blog

  • Holiday Weekend Open House Pros and Cons

    BY Raul & Mary Beth Viruete

    Memorial Day weekend is quickly approaching, signaling the start of the busy summer real estate season. If you’re getting ready to put your home on the market, you may be wondering if a holiday weekend is a good time to have an open house. Let’...

  • Summer Home Safety Tips

    BY Raul & Mary Beth Viruete

    Are you moving into a new home this summer? Congratulations! The summer season is a great time to explore a new neighborhood and make your house feel like a home. Unfortunately, summer is also the top season for home burglaries. While you’re gettin...

  • Buying a Home With a Pool

    BY Raul & Mary Beth Viruete

    Whether you’re in the market for a home with a pool or not, you may end up wanting to make an offer on a home that has a pool. It’s important to understand both the responsibilities that come with pool ownership as well as safety and liability ...

  • Summertime Staging Tips

    BY Raul & Mary Beth Viruete

    Summer home-selling season is here! The next few months are a great time to sell your home as many buyers wait until summer to make a move. While it means there are potentially more people who may be interested in buying your home, it also means more...

  • How To Know You’ve Found the Right House

    BY Raul & Mary Beth Viruete

    Is there a decision in life that is more nerve-wracking than choosing which house to buy? You know it’s a major financial decision, and any reasonable person wants to ensure they’re making the right choice before jumping in. But how can you tell ...

  • Pros and Cons of Online Mortgage Lenders

    BY Raul & Mary Beth Viruete

    You can’t beat the ease of applying for a mortgage online, rather than going to a bank in person. But is it the best decision for you? Here are the pros and cons of online mortgage lenders that you should consider when you’re buying a home. Pro:...

  • Selling a Vacation Home

    BY Raul & Mary Beth Viruete

    Is it time to put your vacation home on the market? Maybe you just don’t visit it as often as you thought, or it’s time to downsize. Whatever your reasons, it’s important to be strategic about selling your vacation home. These are our best su...

  • Make the Most of Open Houses When Buying

    BY Raul & Mary Beth Viruete

    House hunting can be a little intimidating, especially if you’re doing it for the first time. That’s why it can be a wise move to attend open houses when you begin your search. Open houses are a great opportunity to learn more about the local h...

  • Make Your Home More Luxurious

    BY Raul & Mary Beth Viruete

    Do you want to make your home look like a million bucks without spending a fortune? You can, with a little bit of creativity and know-how. Here are the best tips we’ve gathered from designers and stylists to make your home look more luxurious on a ...

  • How to Make an Offer

    BY Raul & Mary Beth Viruete

    After weeks or months of searching, you’ve finally found the house you love. While it’s an exciting time, it can also be stressful because suddenly the home buying process gets serious. It’s important to be prepared if you want your offer to ...