San Diego Real Estate Blog

  • 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 ...

  • Welcoming Pets Into Your Home

    BY Raul & Mary Beth Viruete

    If you are an animal lover, a feathered or furry friend can make your home feel more welcoming. However you may find that your neighbors do not share that opinion. If you have an animal friend in your home, you can follow a few easy rules to live pea...

  • Considering a New Roof For Your Home This Winter

    BY Raul & Mary Beth Viruete

    Choosing a new roof for your home can seem like a daunting task, but the process can proceed quicker than you might expect. Speed can be just the thing if you are trying to get your roof completed before winter arrives and keeping a few key points in...

  • What Location is Best For Your Home?

    BY Raul & Mary Beth Viruete

    Are you looking for a new place to call your home? If so, you may enjoy reviewing CNN Money’s post on the best places to live, top earning towns, and most affordable places to live. As of last week (September 5, 2013) the average 30 year fixed r...

  • Maintaining Your Home in Changing Seasons

    BY Raul & Mary Beth Viruete

    Labor Day has passed, which means it’s time to get ready for fall. An important task is to prepare the landscaping around your home for the cooler months. You don’t want spring to roll around and discover that your once-lovely landscaping has bee...