San Diego Coastal Real Estate Blog

  • Protect Your Home-Buying Budget

    BY Jason Richards, San Diego Real Estate

    You know you love house hunting, and shopping for the perfect home is a fun pastime, but to move from being an open house and model home butterfly requires that big initial financial outlay … the dreaded downpayment. In fact, sticker shock someti...

  • Fascinating Home Technology — Run Your House on a Battery

    BY Jason Richards, San Diego Real Estate

    The biggest challenge to solar energy is the inability to both capture it and store it in any meaningful way. In fact, while efficiency in capturing solar power has increased from about 15 percent of most solar panel models to 35 percent efficiency i...

  • 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...

  • Capturing Clutter

    BY Jason Richards, San Diego Real Estate

    Whether you're preparing your home to sell, or your packing up to move to your new home … clutter can be your worst enemy. But, getting chaos under control isn't always easy. The problem isn't that you lack resources. In fact, a whole industry s...

  • Can My Real Estate Agent Offer to Buy My Home If There are No Offers?

    BY Jason Richards, San Diego Real Estate

    The short answer is "yes," but know what you're signing up for. In a seller's market it seems like most homes should sell — given enough time and exposure on the market. But there are some situations where a home MUST sell: the owners need to move...

  • Disappointing Appraisal?

    BY Jason Richards, San Diego Real Estate

    You've found the perfect home at the perfect price and made an offer that the sellers accepted. But, the appraisal came back lower than your offer. BUMMER! What do you do now? Any home financed through a bank or mortgage lender requires an appra...

  • Backyard July 4th Celebration!

    BY Jason Richards, San Diego Real Estate

    Celebrate your new home with a backyard barbecue! Nothing speaks independence like owning your own home. If you've rented for most of your adult life, the freedom to paint walls, barbecue on the patio or hang party lights in trees is a special fee...

  • Relocating Made Simple

    BY Jason Richards, San Diego Real Estate

    Okay, there's really not a simple way to relocate … after all, you're uprooting yourself, moving away from friends or family or both, leaving your comfort zone and launching out into the world. But, there are some things you can do to make it less ...

  • 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...

  • Marketing Your Home Out-of-Town, Out-of-State, Out-of-Country

    BY Jason Richards, San Diego Real Estate

    In a tough sellers' market, homeowners looking for the best possible sale sometimes consider marketing to out-of-town, out-of-state and even out-of-country buyers. So, how do you attract buyers from out of your area? Relocation Services Statistical...