San Diego Real Estate Blog

  • Packing for a Last Minute Move

    BY Raul & Mary Beth Viruete

    The ideal amount of time to prepare for a big move is two to three months. Having up to 12 weeks gives you plenty of time to organize, make all your arrangements and pack. But sometimes circumstances don’t allow for the luxury of  “enough time...

  • What to Let Go of Before You Move

    BY Raul & Mary Beth Viruete

    Let’s face it – things have a tendency to accumulate. And if you’ve been living in the same place for more than a few years, chances are you’ve collected items you no longer use. But if you’re relocating, transporting those unused items ...

  • Don’t Sabotage Your Credit

    BY Raul & Mary Beth Viruete

    If you’re shopping for a home loan, you know that your credit score helps to determine what kind of loan you qualify for and at what rate. The better your score, the more favorable your terms will be. But do you know everything that goes into cal...

  • Avoid These Home Buying Mistakes

    BY Raul & Mary Beth Viruete

    Buying a house – especially for the first time – can be a huge undertaking. It’s a complex process, making it easy for mistakes to happen along the way. If you’re buying a home, here are some common pitfalls you should avoid. Not getting...

  • Dealing With Seller’s Remorse

    BY Raul & Mary Beth Viruete

    Buyer’s remorse is a fairly common occurrence, happening when someone makes a large purchase, such as a home, and feels regret afterwards. But have you heard of seller’s remorse? It’s also normal for those selling a home to feel regret or anx...

  • Selling Your Home in the Fall

    BY Raul & Mary Beth Viruete

    It’s almost time for sweaters, fall foliage and pumpkin spice lattes. And if you’re like some homeowners, it may also be time to sell your home. While fall may not be the most popular time to list your home for sale, it can have its benefits. Fol...

  • Moving During the School Year

    BY Raul & Mary Beth Viruete

    Moving during the school year is not an ideal situation. But sometimes it cannot be avoided – for instance, if you’ve had a job change. While relocating during the school year can be disruptive, there are steps you can take to smooth the proces...

  • Becoming a Landlord

    BY Raul & Mary Beth Viruete

    Are you considering investing in real estate that you will use as a rental property? Or perhaps you’re getting ready to move and want to hold on to your current home so you’ll have rental income. Whatever the case, becoming a landlord can be a ...

  • Explore a Community Through Social Media

    BY Raul & Mary Beth Viruete

    Social media has become an indispensible tool for keeping in touch with old friends, staying current with the news and enjoying the latest viral cat video. But did you ever consider using social media to learn about a neighborhood? If you’re gett...

  • How to Relax When Buying a Home

    BY Raul & Mary Beth Viruete

    Buying a home can be stressful! From collecting all your financial documents to making it through the inspection process, so much can happen to cause anxiety before closing day. It’s enough to make even the most relaxed person feel tense. If you...