San Diego Real Estate Blog

  • Holiday Gifts for First Time Homebuyers

    BY Raul & Mary Beth Viruete

    Do you have any first time homebuyers on your holiday gift list this year? Show them how much you care and celebrate their big achievement by giving them something perfect for their new home. Here’s our list of some of the best gifts to buy your fa...

  • What To Do When Your Home Sale Falls Through

    BY Raul & Mary Beth Viruete

    Having your home sale fall through can be extremely disappointing. After months of preparing, accepting an offer and having your house under contract, it can be crushing to see the deal crumble in escrow. And a recent report from Trulia reveals that ...

  • Best Books About Home Buying And Selling

    BY Raul & Mary Beth Viruete

    It never hurts to load up on information, especially when you’re preparing to enter the real estate market. And while there’s tons of information online to get educated about buying and selling real estate, sometimes you may want to go deeper a...

  • Avoid These Red Flags When Buying a Home

    BY Raul & Mary Beth Viruete

    Purchasing a home is one of the biggest financial transactions you’ll make in your lifetime. It’s important that serious buyers do their due diligence before making any commitments on a home. If you’re buying, there are several warning signs ...

  • Get Ready to Buy in 2018

    BY Raul & Mary Beth Viruete

    Is 2018 the year you’ll finally realize your dream of buying a home? If you’d like to make that dream a reality, start planning now so you’ll be ready in the New Year. Here’s what you need to do to set yourself up for your 2018 home purchase....

  • Holiday Staging Tips

    BY Raul & Mary Beth Viruete

    Selling your home during the holidays can present a dilemma. Should you deck the halls? Or should you leave the wreaths, lights and nutcrackers for next year? On one hand, it might not feel like the holiday season if you don’t put up a decoration o...

  • Is It Time For New Windows?

    BY Raul & Mary Beth Viruete

    Replacing the windows on your home is a big job that can potentially come with a high price tag. If your windows are starting to show their age, you may be trying to decide whether or not it’s time to make the investment in new ones. Here’s what ...

  • Buying a Home While on Maternity Leave

    BY Raul & Mary Beth Viruete

    Buying a home and starting a family often go hand in hand. But if you’re preparing to apply for a mortgage while you’re on maternity leave, it may impact your ability to qualify. Here’s what you need to prepare for should you decide to purchase...

  • Using Gift Money For a Down Payment

    BY Raul & Mary Beth Viruete

    Receiving cash to use towards the down payment for your house is a generous gift. Especially considering that some loans require you to pay at least 20 percent of the purchase price as a down payment. But there are certain requirements that must be...

  • Should You List in Winter?

    BY Raul & Mary Beth Viruete

    The nights are getting longer, temperatures are dropping and the holidays are approaching. That means you should wait to list your home for sale until next year, right? That isn’t necessarily true. While spring and summer tend to be the hottest s...