San Diego Coastal Real Estate Blog

  • Is Adding a Skylight a Good Investment?

    BY Jason Richards, San Diego Real Estate

    During the gray and cloudy days of winter, a bit of sunshine can make a huge difference in how you feel about your home and yourself. The physical and psychological affects of daylight are well documented. You could leave the drapes and blinds open, ...

  • 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...

  • Minimalist Home-buying

    BY Jason Richards, San Diego Real Estate

    When you're house hunting, it's good to know your "living personality." The home you choose should reflect the way you like to live rather than the latest trend in home design. If you are a minimalist at heart, you may be looking for something differ...

  • Growing an Indoor Garden

    BY Jason Richards, San Diego Real Estate

    With several more weeks of winter to go, you might be hankering for some fresh greens, herbs or sprouts in your diet. Changes and improvements in lighting, soil and planting techniques mean that you can grow lovely plants in your home year round. You...

  • What is Live-Work Space?

    BY Jason Richards, San Diego Real Estate

    Many buildings tout themselves as live-work spaces, but live-work designations are not all equal. For example, a primarily residential building that has no restriction on working from home can be called a live-work space but it is hardly comparable t...

  • Getting Organized to Sell Your Home

    BY Jason Richards, San Diego Real Estate

    When you've lived in it for a long time, getting a home ready to sell can seem daunting. If you are considering selling your home this year, make it your New Year's resolution to get started early. That way, whether you decide to sell or not, you...

  • 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...

  • Should You Put Your Home on the Market Before or After the Super Bowl?

    BY Jason Richards, San Diego Real Estate

    As strange as it may seem to football fans, a majority of homeowners do not arrange their schedule around the Super Bowl. That being said, the Super Bowl typically signals the end of the Holiday season and New Year's slump, so putting your home on th...

  • What Does the Cost of Living Index Mean?

    BY Jason Richards, San Diego Real Estate

    The cost-of-living index measures the relative cost to live in a certain region. There are several theories about how to arrive at the cost-of-living index, but in general it measures the differences in the cost for goods or services required for day...

  • 2015 Programs for Home Buyers

    BY Jason Richards, San Diego Real Estate

    Although the federal government has offered homebuyer programs in the past, for Tax Year 2015, most of the available home buyer programs will be at the local and state levels. State and local agencies, along with lenders and non-profit organizations ...