San Diego Real Estate Blog

  • Use Halloween to Sell Your Home

    BY Raul & Mary Beth Viruete

    If you think Halloween isn’t a good time to sell your home, then think again. While it’s a holiday that’s typically associated with ghouls, goblins, and ghastly creatures, it can also be a great time to market your home creatively. Here are s...

  • What To Do When Your House Floods

    BY Raul & Mary Beth Viruete

    With all the images in the news of flooding due to Hurricane Florence, you may be wondering what to do if you have a similar emergency. Natural disasters like storms aren’t the only things that can cause your home to flood. You could experience a b...

  • Does Your Home Have Resale Value?

    BY Raul & Mary Beth Viruete

    It may seem counterintuitive, but the best time to think about your home’s resale value is before you buy it. While it’s important to buy a home that suits your needs, you should also consider how attractive it may or may not be to future buyer...

  • Fall Home Maintenance Checklist

    BY Raul & Mary Beth Viruete

    Fall is officially here, which means there’s no time to waste in getting your home ready for the season. This is a great time of year to finish those bigger projects you’ve been meaning to get to as well as regular maintenance chores before colde...

  • Limewashing Exterior Brick

    BY Raul & Mary Beth Viruete

    Is your home’s brick exterior in need of a makeover? Try limewashing! This tried and true technique has been used on brick exteriors for hundreds of years, and the finished product gives your home antique curb appeal. Here’s a look at the basic...

  • Selling a House on a Busy Street

    BY Raul & Mary Beth Viruete

    If you’re worried that you’ll be unable to sell your home if it’s on a busy street, don’t be. Although selling a home on a busy street can be a challenge, it doesn’t have to be a losing battle. You just need to know how to best market it ...

  • Do You Need Flood Insurance?

    BY Raul & Mary Beth Viruete

    We’re well into hurricane season, and every year we see images on the news of the devastation that flooding can bring. Whether or not you live in a hurricane zone, floods can happen anywhere and are ranked as America’s most common natural disas...

  • What is a Bedroom Community?

    BY Raul & Mary Beth Viruete

    You may have seen listings that describe a neighborhood as a “bedroom community.” But what does that term really mean? And is a bedroom community the right choice for you? Let us break it down for you. What is a bedroom community? A bedroom...

  • Fall Garden Tips for a Better Spring

    BY Raul & Mary Beth Viruete

    Changing leaves and falling temperatures may not make you think of spring. But chores you do in your garden now can have a big impact during next year’s growing season. Fall is a great time to do some work in the garden that will give you a head ...

  • Tipping Your Movers

    BY Raul & Mary Beth Viruete

    You’ve squared away all the details of your move, but you’re left with one lingering question. How much do you tip the movers? Moving day can be stressful and exhausting, made more so when you get to the end of the day and aren’t sure if you ...