San Diego Real Estate Blog

  • Daylight Saving Home Maintenance Checklist

    BY Raul & Mary Beth Viruete

    It’s time to spring forward on March 11. Are you ready? Daylight Saving Time is a great opportunity to catch up on maintenance around your home. Since it happens regularly each year, you can schedule certain tasks to coincide so that you never fo...

  • Finding Common Ground When Buying

    BY Raul & Mary Beth Viruete

    Buying a home is a big decision, and can often cause lots of stress. This is doubly so if you and your partner have differences of opinion when it comes to choosing a home. While it can be frustrating to figure out a solution, it’s not impossible. ...

  • Can Music Sell Your Home?

    BY Raul & Mary Beth Viruete

    While it’s true that music can help soothe your soul, the question is – can it help sell your home? Are there ways in which you can use the emotional power of music to nudge potential buyers into making an offer? The answer is yes – and here’...

  • Pros and Cons of an Open Floor Plan

    BY Raul & Mary Beth Viruete

    Open floor plans have been popular in home design for many years now. In fact, more than 50 percent of newly constructed single-family homes are designed with these types of layouts. Although it may seem like everyone is getting on the open floor p...

  • What Story Does Your Home Tell?

    BY Raul & Mary Beth Viruete

    Your home is like your own personal museum. It tells the story of your life, houses a collection of your personal history, and reflects your tastes, attitudes and opinions. Houses with the best design reveal the unique character of their inhabitant...

  • Best Garden Apps

    BY Raul & Mary Beth Viruete

    If winter has got you down, just know that longer days and warmer temperatures are right around the corner. And that means it’ll soon be time to tend to your garden. If you’re looking for inspiration or resources to get your garden ship-shape thi...

  • Must-Ask Questions Before Buying a Home

    BY Raul & Mary Beth Viruete

    Buying a home is one of the biggest financial transactions you will make in a lifetime. As such, it’s one you shouldn’t enter into without being fully informed. By being armed with knowledge, you’ll make better decisions and feel more confide...

  • Best Uses For a Smart Home Assistant

    BY Raul & Mary Beth Viruete

    If you haven’t jumped on the smart home assistant bandwagon yet, what are you waiting for? We understand that there may be a learning curve when using these new devices for the first time, like Amazon’s Alexa or Google Home. But they are becomi...

  • Protect Your Home From Fire

    BY Raul & Mary Beth Viruete

    Did you know that fires destroy nearly half a million structures in America each year, and causes more than $7 billion in property damage? There’s almost nothing as terrifying as waking up to a house full of smoke, with little time to evacuate. T...

  • How to Attract Abundance at Home

    BY Raul & Mary Beth Viruete

    If you’re feeling a little stagnant or wishing for some good fortune to come your way, then it may be time to make some adjustments to your living space. Did you know that there are several ways you can attract abundance at home, with very little...