San Diego Real Estate Blog

  • 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...

  • Thought About Who Lives Next Door to Your Home Lately?

    BY Raul & Mary Beth Viruete

    If you've just moved into your home or are considering buying a new home, you may be wondering who lives next door. In this day and age with such busy lifestyles it can take awhile to meet your neighbors. However, for safety and community reasons, it...

  • Making Your Home Into the Summer Party Headquarters

    BY Raul & Mary Beth Viruete

    If you'll be celebrating summer with a party in your home this year, here are a few things to keep in mind. Summertime parties are the perfect type to be thrown out of doors. Guests can mingle easily, enjoying the warmer temperatures and casual feel ...

  • Buying Your Home with the Fair Housing Act

    BY Raul & Mary Beth Viruete

    "There's no place like home," takes on new meaning when you are buying your home for the first time. There is so much to do and sign in preparation for move-in day and potential snags rest at every corner as you approach home ownership. Should you ru...

  • Your Home, Interest Rates and Quantitative Easing

    BY Raul & Mary Beth Viruete

    You’ve no doubt noticed the increase in mortgage rates in the last month - maybe that statistic has even caused you to wonder if NOW is the time to sell your home. Happily the real estate market continues to flourish despite average rates creeping ...

  • 5 Ways To Help Keep Your Home Safe While on Vacation

    BY Raul & Mary Beth Viruete

    Summer is definitely here and vacation plans may have you planning on leaving your home in the very near future. Don't forget to take a few preventative measures to ensure the safety of you and your home while you are away. You'll find that being pre...

  • Relocating Your Home With Kids

    BY Raul & Mary Beth Viruete

    Your home is a place of stability and peace for you and if you have children, it can be a grounding force in their lives. Relocating to a new community (or even a new block) can be a very challenging, though exciting, event for you and for them. A...

  • Selling Your Home “As-Is”

    BY Raul & Mary Beth Viruete

    Thinking about selling your home but not sure you want to make needed repairs before listing it for sale? You're in luck! These days, many homes are being sold "as-is" due to an ever-increasing lack of inventory. An "as-is" home sale proposition rel...