San Diego Real Estate Blog

  • 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...

  • Celebrate Thanksgiving Stylishly in Your Home

    BY Raul & Mary Beth Viruete

    Thanksgiving traditions in your home can create some of the best memories for years to come. We can all think back to our childhoods and remember certain foods, dishes, games, or ways to give thanks. We grasp onto the wonderful memories and may try t...

  • Turning Your Home into Your Retirement Plan

    BY Raul & Mary Beth Viruete

    It is a very good idea to include your home and buying a second home in your retirement plan. Now is a great time to buy, so even if you are not quite to retirement age, why not buy now and begin building equity? This will also give you the chance to...

  • Considered Making Your Home in Two Houses?

    BY Raul & Mary Beth Viruete

    Even if you love your home and have not thought about buying a second one, you may reconsider after learning about the tax breaks available to those who own a second home. Many politicians and celebrities use their ownership of several homes to ease ...

  • Selling Your Home Over the Holidays

    BY Raul & Mary Beth Viruete

    Keeping your home on the market over the holidays can be a tough call. Many experts think that it is not worth it because sellers will seem desperate. Most offers coming in over the holidays are generally lower than asking price, and few buyers want ...

  • Expressing Gratitude For Your Home

    BY Raul & Mary Beth Viruete

    Thanksgiving is a time to consider all the amazing gifts and treasures we are awarded in our lives. It's a time to be grateful for your home and possessions. A time to show your gratitude for your freedoms and country, for family and friends, for the...

  • Wanting More From Your Home

    BY Raul & Mary Beth Viruete

    Is your home not giving you the lifestyle you need? Thinking about purchasing a second home? Now could be a great time to do so, but there are several things to keep in mind before taking the leap and purchasing a second home. Does buying a second...

  • Unwrap Relaxation at Your Home This Season

    BY Raul & Mary Beth Viruete

    Planning an adult only holiday party in your home can be a wonderful way to de-stress this holiday season. We all know that this time of year is full of joy, but also filled with crowded malls, whiny children, and overspending. Taking a few hours to ...