San Diego Real Estate Blog

  • Organize Your Home to Make Room for Holiday Memories

    BY Raul & Mary Beth Viruete

    It is never too early to begin preparing your home for holiday gatherings. Be sure to think about how many guests you will be having well in advance so you can prepare enough seating and clean and organize the rooms that need attention. Keep in mind ...

  • Clearly Seeing Windows in Your Home

    BY Raul & Mary Beth Viruete

    Updating the windows in your home can be a big investment. However, it can be a great way to improve your energy efficiency, especially as cold weather approaches. Here are a few things to consider as you weigh updating the windows in your home. I...

  • Will Your Home Weather Winter Storms Well

    BY Raul & Mary Beth Viruete

    Though we haven’t yet gotten to Thanksgiving, many parts of the country are already experiencing winter storms. Now is a good time for getting ready for snow outside your home. You don’t want to be caught unprepared by the first big snowstorm. ...

  • 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...