San Diego Coastal Real Estate Blog

  • Professionals Answer: “How Do I Increase My Home’s Value?” (Part 1 of 3)

    BY Jason Richards, San Diego Real Estate

    When preparing to sell their home, a common question pops up. Homeowners want to know what they can do to get the maximum selling price on their home. Of course, the answer to "What can I do to increase my home's value or get a better selling price?"...

  • Planning Appropriately for a Renovation

    BY Jason Richards, San Diego Real Estate

    You walk into a home that potentially has the perfect layout, although the kitchen is dated, the floors need upgrading, the bathrooms are awkward … but the price is right and you've always wanted to customize a home … so you buy it with renovatio...

  • Planning a Fall Open House

    BY Jason Richards, San Diego Real Estate

    Your home is newly on the market this and you want to have an open house, but you don't know how to show it best in the shorter autumn days. As the weather turns toward fall and winter, consider these ideas for making your open house bright, warm and...

  • North San Diego County Communities

    BY Jason Richards, San Diego Real Estate

    North San Diego County Communities made up of many differentareas, each with its own history, characteristics, advantages, disadvantages and cater to different types of people and their lifestyles.  Based on your proposed job location, the followi...

  • Apple Watch and other Smart New Home Products

    BY Jason Richards, San Diego Real Estate

    Not just relegated to the workspace or entertainment, home technology products focus on every room in your house. Check out these smart-home products geared to make your life easier: Apple Watch useful apps for home In addition to your social m...

  • How to Make Your Living Room Flow

    BY Jason Richards, San Diego Real Estate

    One of the first decisions you make in your new house is where to place your furniture. In the living areas, furniture placement can make or break your home's "flow" or ease of movement. A sofa placed just two feet one way or the other, a side table ...

  • Top 10 Most Expensive Homes in Encinitas Available Today!

    BY Jason Richards, San Diego Real Estate

    Encinitas is a collection of communities each with its own unique character.  These communities include Olivenhain, Leucadia, Cardiff and the original Encinitas.  It really began its life in Olivenhain, a German settlement town that was for...

  • Getting a Mortgage for Self-Employed

    BY Jason Richards, San Diego Real Estate

    Prior to the new banking regulations, getting a home mortgage if you owned a business, worked freelance, on contract or were otherwise self-employed was possible, if complicated, using stated income, bank statements and other alternatives to W2 incom...

  • Downsize to Upgrade

    BY Jason Richards, San Diego Real Estate

    Whatever your reason for wanting a smaller home—empty nest, tired of cleaning, less mobile, closer to grandkids, moving from the suburbs to be nearer to work, single again—downsizing does not mean downgrading. In fact, when moving into less space...

  • Pesky, But Potentially Costly Home Maintenance

    BY Jason Richards, San Diego Real Estate

    If you're new to home ownership, you may not be familiar with all of the responsibilities that are now yours. All of those things you used to call the super or management office for now fall in your lap. Here are some items to keep in mind, especi...