San Diego Coastal Real Estate Blog

  • Why Downsizing is the New Upsizing

    BY Jason Richards, San Diego Real Estate

    Most people think of downsizing as something you do in retirement. The kids are grown, the nest is empty and you have all this space just gathering dust or taking up your free time with maintenance and upkeep. So, you sell the large family home to ...

  • Creating an Idea Book for Your New Home

    BY Jason Richards, San Diego Real Estate

    Contemplating buying a new home or remodeling the one you have? Before you call your real estate agent, hire a designer or head to your local Do-It-Yourself superstore refine your ideas by creating an idea book. An idea book, exactly as the name imp...

  • Decorate and Economize at the Same Time

    BY Jason Richards, San Diego Real Estate

    Once you get into your new place, you want to paint, upgrade fixtures and add window coverings. While at it, consider extras that improve your bottom line. Some simple ideas that lower electricity and gas bills put your personal decorative stamp on...

  • Back-to-School Organization

    BY Jason Richards, San Diego Real Estate

    With school starting, it's time to do a little reorganizing to make early mornings and after-school activities run smoothly. When starting school after moving to a new home, consider some of the additional challenges your children face and plan accor...

  • 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...

  • Want to Become a Real Estate Investor? Think about Buying a “Live In” –Plex

    BY Jason Richards, San Diego Real Estate

    As a first foray into investment property, buying a duplex, triplex or quad and living in one unit might be the way to go. In the current market, entering into rental ownership might give you the benefits of homeownership with the additional benefi...

  • Prepping for a Cross-Country Move

    BY Jason Richards, San Diego Real Estate

    Whether you're moving across the country (or even across the state) to attend school, take a new job or just experience someplace new, a long-distance move is different from an across-town move. To take some of the stress out of the move, and to avoi...

  • Quick Kitchen Upgrade: Open Shelving

    BY Jason Richards, San Diego Real Estate

    One of the first places homebuyers want to make changes is to an outdated kitchen. Visions of granite countertops, new cabinetry and shiny appliances grace the pages of architectural and remodeling magazines and websites and get our creative juices...

  • Qualifying for a Mortgage When You’re Self-Employed

    BY Jason Richards, San Diego Real Estate

    During the past several years, as folks struggled to survive the economic downturn and job loss, many smart people turned to entrepreneurship. In fact, working for yourself, either part-time or as your full-time gig is the reality for millions of Ame...

  • 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...