San Diego Real Estate Blog

  • Your Home and Generational Home Buying Trends

    BY Raul & Mary Beth Viruete

    While your home is unique and a reflection of you and your lifestyle, when it comes to home buying, as with most things, societal trends are noted through at-large studies and statistics, not individual results. Study pools are often segmented by ...

  • Your Home Options Increase After 55

    BY Raul & Mary Beth Viruete

    Have you found that your home no longer suits your needs and lifestyle? Perhaps your family size has changed or you have recently retired and are just seeking something new. If you are in the 55 and over age bracket, you may find yourself in the mark...

  • Are You Aware of Your Home Mortgage Options?

    BY Raul & Mary Beth Viruete

    Have you considered refinancing your home lately? If so, you are not alone. According to the Freddie Mac Quarterly Refinance Report, many homeowners throughout the United States lowered monthly mortgage payments, shortened the length of their loan...

  • 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 RealtorsĀ® (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...