San Diego Real Estate Blog

  • Favorite Features from 3 Dream Homes

    BY Raul & Mary Beth Viruete

    Thanks to those visually stunning video tours, the HGTV Dream Homes have become top-of-mind for buyers looking for the latest and greatest in home design. Each year’s home showcases innovation in concept, layout, building materials and design. H...

  • Design Trends in New Homes

    BY Raul & Mary Beth Viruete

    When the housing market rebounded, so did home builders eager to show off their design skills. Buyers expect that newly constructed homes will be safer and more energy efficient, but they’re also looking for homes that meet the needs of the more mo...

  • Design Trends in New Homes

    BY Raul & Mary Beth Viruete

    When the housing market rebounded, so did home builders eager to show off their design skills. Buyers expect that newly constructed homes will be safer and more energy efficient, but they’re also looking for homes that meet the needs of the more mo...

  • Pinterest for Home Buyers and Sellers

    BY Raul & Mary Beth Viruete

    Pinterest for Home Buyers Some people are great at articulating exactly what they want in their next home. But some of us know what we want yet find it tough to explain that vision to someone else. It usually comes out something like this: “I’...

  • Pinterest for Home Buyers and Sellers

    BY Raul & Mary Beth Viruete

    Pinterest for Home Buyers Some people are great at articulating exactly what they want in their next home. But some of us know what we want yet find it tough to explain that vision to someone else. It usually comes out something like this: “I’...

  • Tips for Home Buyers

    BY Raul & Mary Beth Viruete

    Finding a new home can be one of the most exciting times of your life. It’s a little like dating – the pursuit, the “getting to know you” period, the proposal (aka “offer”), and the marriage (aka “closing”). If you don’t want your r...

  • Selecting An Architectural Style for Your Home

    BY Raul & Mary Beth Viruete

    The architectural style of a home is often highlighted in its online description to help buyers understand its features. But if you don’t know your Tudor from your Craftsmen Bungalow, don’t worry. We can help you sort it out with this condensed ...

  • Tips for Home Sellers

    BY Raul & Mary Beth Viruete

    Sometimes selling a home can feel like a big job – one with a thousand small tasks required to get it done. But many sellers make the job harder by ignoring or avoiding some of the biggest factors that contribute to a faster sale. Use this list to ...

  • How Smart is the Kitchen in Your Home?

    BY Raul & Mary Beth Viruete

    Home buyers walk into a house with lots of questions. How much square footage does it have? How many bathrooms are there? Does the backyard have a fence? But soon they may be adding a new question to that list: How smart is the kitchen? With the s...

  • Escape From Your Home with a Vacation Property

    BY Raul & Mary Beth Viruete

    Feeling the need to get away from your home for a while? Perhaps the winters are too harsh or you have a child in college a few states away. Maybe you just want to get a head start on retirement plans. If either of these scenarios sound like your sit...