San Diego Real Estate Blog

  • Keeping Your Home Debris Free

    BY Raul & Mary Beth Viruete

    There’s definitely a chill in the air, and we are even starting to experience the first storms of the season. Now is a great time to clear away any debris from the exterior of your home. If you have spider webs, your home might be well on its way t...

  • Dress Up Your Home with a Costume Party

    BY Raul & Mary Beth Viruete

    Halloween is just around the corner, so it’s the perfect time to make plans for throwing the best costume party in your home. A costume party can be as simple or elaborate as you’d like. With creative costume ideas and good food, you have everyth...

  • Steps to Winterizing Your Home

    BY Raul & Mary Beth Viruete

    Autumn is in full swing, which means it’s a good time to start winterizing your home. Start off the season by getting your furnace inspected and cleaned if necessary. It's wise to change the filters on your furnace every month, for better energy ef...

  • Maintain the Plumbing in Your Home Before Guests Arrive

    BY Raul & Mary Beth Viruete

    There are many great things about owning your home, but dealing with plumbing problems is not one of them, especially as holidays approach. The good news is that there are several simple and inexpensive steps you can take to keep plumbing problems ...

  • Can You Purchase Your Home During the Government Shutdown?

    BY Raul & Mary Beth Viruete

    If you are in the process of purchasing your home and are worried about the government shutdown, recent news from Freddie Mac may have you sleeping a little better. The announcement, effective October 8, 2013, allows lenders to use signed federal ...

  • Is Fall Well Anticipated in Your Home

    BY Raul & Mary Beth Viruete

    How do you welcome fall at your home? Do you pull out the hay bales, carve up the pumpkins, welcome the howling wind and wait as the leaves fall to the ground, casting a perfect look of disarray on your normally well-kept lawn? Perhaps you prefer to ...

  • Downsizing Your Home – Moving To a Condo

    BY Raul & Mary Beth Viruete

    A condominium can be a great choice if you are considering downsizing your home. There are special rules that apply to condos, though, so be sure you know exactly what they are before you buy your condo. A good real estate agent should be able to sho...

  • Thinking About Purchasing a Condo as Your Home?

    BY Raul & Mary Beth Viruete

    If you've been trying to decide how to finally own your home, buying a condo can be a good first step out of renting and into home ownership. There’s good news about condos right now, too. The National Association of Home Builders reports that the ...

  • Color the Path to Your Home with the Right Umbrella

    BY Raul & Mary Beth Viruete

    Fall is right around the corner, and that means rain will be hitting near your home. While the earth can use all the moisture, the gray skies can get a little wearing. Brighten your rainy season and your home with a few fun umbrellas. If you come int...

  • FHA Changes Make it Easier To Buy Your Home

    BY Raul & Mary Beth Viruete

    If you have recently lost your home in a foreclosure, short sale, or bankruptcy, and are looking for a second chance at purchasing a new home, you'll be excited about this news. Last month the Federal Housing Administration (FHA), recently announced ...