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5 Staging Tips if You’re Selling Your Penthouse in the Summer

5 Staging Tips if You’re Selling Your Penthouse in the Summer

One of the most important rules of staging a home for sale is always to consider the circumstances. Certain property types benefit from a specific style of staging, and picking outdated or out-of-season staging can confuse and distract buyers from the home. If you own real estate in downtown San Diego and you’re planning on… Read More

Tips for Making Your Condo More Secure

Tips for Making Your Condo More Secure

Increasing the security of a condo unit does more than just keep out burglars. It also provides peace of mind, and it can boost the overall value of the property. There are plenty of ways for condo owners to increase their home safety. If you want to make your condo in downtown San Diego as… Read More

Is Buying a Condo as a Rental Property a Sound Investment?

Is Buying a Condo as a Rental Property a Sound Investment?

In June 2019, the California State Assembly passed AB-1482, a proposal intended to avoid unreasonable rent increases at a time when certain rental markets in the Golden State are heating up. Prior to the introduction of AB-1482, rent control measures were mostly imposed at the municipal level, but the bill seeks to spread them all… Read More

6 Ways for Condo Owners to Have a Safer Summer

6 Ways for Condo Owners to Have a Safer Summer

As the days start to warm up, there are some unique safety concerns condo owners may need to worry about. Summer may be an entertaining time, but people are more likely to encounter problems like theft, mold, and flooding. In addition to the dangers your condo can encounter, you may also face some problems yourself… Read More

Tips to Successfully House Hunt Online

Tips to Successfully House Hunt Online

After a few months of diminished real estate sales activity and slightly lower property values in 2019, the San Diego housing market is once again heating up and tilting the scale in favor of sellers. According to a report published by the Greater San Diego Association of Realtors in late May, median prices have recovered… Read More

Home Buying Negotiation Tactics that Can Backfire

Home Buying Negotiation Tactics that Can Backfire

When it comes to buying homes, negotiating is one of the most frequently misunderstood aspects. It’s possible to save thousands of dollars by taking the time to negotiate, but doing it incorrectly could end up costing you more money than it saves. There are a few negotiating tactics that can even kill a sale. Whether… Read More