Category Archives: Miscellaneous

Do Popcorn Ceilings Reduce Sound?

Do Popcorn Ceilings Reduce Sound?

Popcorn ceilings, also known as acoustic ceilings or textured ceilings, reached their height of popularity between the 1940s and 1970s as an affordable way to finish ceilings and reduce noise. While popcorn ceilings are rarely considered desirable today, you’ll still see them in homes across the country, including San Diego condos downtown. Here’s what you… 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

5 Simple Ways to Reduce the Water Bill in Your Condo

5 Simple Ways to Reduce the Water Bill in Your Condo

Some of the most expensive utility water bills in the United States are endured on a monthly basis by residents of Santee, a municipality that happens to be part of San Diego County. According to a 2017 survey published by the American Water Works Association, residents of San Diego pay twice as much as the… Read More

Are Realtors Essential in 2019?

Are Realtors Essential in 2019?

Nearly 15 years have passed since behavioral economists Stephen J. Dubner and Steven D. Levitt published their groundbreaking book Freakonomics, in which they suggested the days of real estate agents were numbered because of the then-emerging trend of “For Sale by Owner” (FSBO) transactions conducted online. While Levitt and Dubner raised some very good points… Read More

7 Possible Causes of Clutter in a Condo

7 Possible Causes of Clutter in a Condo

Everyone has some clutter every now and then, but it can become a real problem for people living in condos in downtown San Diego. This unique way of living is often easy and convenient, but it’s less enjoyable to live in a condo when it’s piled high with stuff you don’t need. If you’re struggling… Read More

Are Many Millennials Buying Condos?

Are Many Millennials Buying Condos?

While baby boomers drove the demand for comfortable suburbs, larger homes, and bigger yards farther from the city, millennials are now bucking the trend and increasingly moving from the suburbs and back into downtown cores to be closer to the action. Once there, millennials are more likely to jump into a condo rather than taking… Read More

5 Benefits of Sharing a Loft or Condo on Airbnb

5 Benefits of Sharing a Loft or Condo on Airbnb

When people share their homes on Airbnb, they can make money over and above the cost of maintenance. Making the decision to become an Airbnb host will depend on several things, such as economic and social goals, as well as how much time and effort the owner wishes to spend on their condos or lofts…. Read More

What Are the Reasons HOAs Have a Lot of Rules?

What Are the Reasons HOAs Have a Lot of Rules?

When people think about homeowners associations (HOAs), they often picture meddlesome organizations that exist solely to hassle them with rules and regulations. While it can be a little frustrating to deal with an HOA, it’s important to remember the reason they exist is to make the neighborhood a pleasant, safe environment for everyone involved. There… Read More