Category Archives: Miscellaneous

4 Reasons to Consider Granite Counters for the Kitchen

There are many options today when it comes to kitchen countertops. While every material has its own appeal, there’s nothing like granite. Natural stone countertops are always in high demand because of their timeless beauty and unrivaled durability. If you’ve just purchased downtown San Diego real estate for sale, here are four good reasons to… Read More

Things You Can Do If Your Condo Has Popcorn Ceilings

In 2018, most homeowners are likely to consider popcorn ceilings to be an unfortunate trend in the history of modern interior design. However, they were quite popular from the mid-1970s until the early 1990s. Unlike shag carpeting and lime green Formica cabinetry, popcorn ceilings went out of style for more than just aesthetic reasons. The… Read More

Making the Most of an Open House Visit

Even if you do not think of yourself as a real estate investor, you cannot ignore the great potential for value appreciation the downtown San Diego real estate market offers. For this reason, it is important to take full advantage of open house visits. Open houses are part of a real estate selling strategy that… Read More

5 Little-Known Details About Home Loans

Whether you’re a first-time homebuyer or a seasoned buyer, buying a new home can be a source of stress. Uncertain financing is probably one of the biggest sources of this type of stress. However, being prepared and educating yourself can greatly reduce the angst you might feel about the home buying process. Here is a… Read More

5 Ways to Prepare a Home for Earthquakes

Earthquakes are known to occur across California. If you rent or own downtown San Diego real estate, the following steps can help you protect your home and belongings if an earthquake occurs. 1. Make Structural Updates Updating your home with reinforcements is essential if you want to make your home more earthquake-resistant. Reinforcements like anchors… Read More

Why Online Home Valuation Is Unreliable

When you start searching for a new property, you’ll inevitably run into home value tools that promise to give an accurate valuation of your current property. However, you shouldn’t put too much faith in these tools. While they can provide a vague home value estimate, they can’t account for a variety of factors involved every… Read More

Why Should You Downsize After Retirement?

Though some people plan on living in a big house for their entire life, more and more are choosing to downsize after retirement. Moving to a smaller home comes with many great advantages once you are no longer working each day. Downsizing during the golden years and opting for a loft or condo in downtown… Read More

6 Essential Property Management Tips for New Landlords

Real estate analysts who follow the downtown San Diego market tend to focus too much on property transactions and not enough on the rental market. Most analysts expect current market conditions will continue to favor sellers during the first quarter of 2018, and the rising prices will likely turn some prospective buyers into renters. In… Read More

5 Mistakes New Real Estate Agents Might Make

Whether you’re buying lofts in Gaslamp Quarter or selling condos in Core San Diego, you should carefully consider the real estate agent you choose. Along with an agent’s specialties, recognition, and how well you get along, you may want to consider how much experience the agent has. Without much experience, new agents can be prone… Read More

5 Home Improvements You Shouldn’t Make to Your Loft Yourself

With the housing market in San Diego enjoying unprecedented levels of positive data, many owners of lofts in Cortez Hill San Diego and other neighborhoods in downtown may feel tempted to take on home improvement projects that increase the value of their properties. When these projects are completed on a do-it-yourself basis, they are known… Read More