San Diego Real Estate Blog

  • Small Changes Look Big in Your Home

    BY Raul & Mary Beth Viruete

    Maybe when you bought your home, you dreamed of growing old there. You envisioned future generations coming to visit and saw yourself establishing lifelong neighborhood friends. However, as much as you still love it, over time, your home may have go...

  • Buy, Sell, or Update Your Home?

    BY Raul & Mary Beth Viruete

    Are you thinking about selling your home? According to the July 2013 National Housing Survey conducted by Fannie Mae, 74% of those surveyed feel that now is a good time to buy a house while 40% believe that now is a good time to sell. If, however, yo...

  • Tips For Upgrading Kitchen Flooring in Your Home

    BY Raul & Mary Beth Viruete

    The kitchen is the heart of your home, literally as well as figuratively. That means it's a room in need of a sturdy floor that can cope with spills, dropped dishes, and stomping feet (even if the feet are small). It's also a room that has a lot of f...

  • How Does Your Home Garden Grow?

    BY Raul & Mary Beth Viruete

    Gardening is more than a popular trend, it's also just plain fun to grow food at your home. Touted as a step towards self sufficiency, gardening can save you money and has other perks, such as the fact that homegrown veggies and herbs simply taste be...

  • NAHB Reports Importance of MID on Your Home

    BY Raul & Mary Beth Viruete

    There's been lots of talk of mortgage rates and tax credits and cuts in the news lately and it can be hard to understand how it all applies to you and your home. A recent analysis by economists at the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) on t...

  • NAR Reports Most Agree Buying Your Home is a Good Idea

    BY Raul & Mary Beth Viruete

    Was buying your home a good financial decision? According to a recent study by the National Association of Realtors® (NAR), most people living in the United States would answer that question affirmatively. The 2013 National Housing Pulse Survey r...

  • Would the Prince of Cambridge Find Comfort in Your Home Nursery?

    BY Raul & Mary Beth Viruete

    Has the recent birth of the Prince of Cambridge inspired any decor changes in your home? Apparently many parents-to-be are anxious to follow the example of the Duchess of Cambridge in choosing muted tones and elegant styling for their homes, and part...

  • Mortgage Rates Drop -Time to Buy or Sell Your Home?

    BY Raul & Mary Beth Viruete

    If you were worried about the effect current mortgage interest rates may have had on your home for sale, you may be feeling a little better this week. As of July 18th, 2013, the Freddie Mac Primary Mortgage Market Survey(R) (PMMS®) reports that aver...

  • Mortgage Rates and Your Home Options

    BY Raul & Mary Beth Viruete

    Curious about how rate changes may affect your home buying experience? Higher rates may result in adjustments needing to be made on the amount of loan you qualify for, so be sure to discuss your individual situation with a lender, so that you are awa...

  • Spending More Time Outside Your Home These Days?

    BY Raul & Mary Beth Viruete

    Summer weather is heating up, giving even more reasons for you to make the most of the outdoor space surrounding your home! With your backyard furniture and seating getting increased use, you may be considering upgrading the look and style of your ba...