San Diego Coastal Real Estate Blog

  • First Things To Do When Moving Into a New Home

    BY Jason Richards, San Diego Real Estate

    If you’re a first time homeowner – or it’s been years since you bought a home – it’s good to know what those crucial first tasks should be. In the excitement of closing, packing up and moving, you may easily forget to check important item...

  • What To Ask When Buying New Construction

    BY Jason Richards, San Diego Real Estate

    There’s no denying that there is a certain appeal to being the very first owner of a new house. You get to make all the decisions and build a home that suits your specific needs. You also don’t have to deal with the problems that older homes ca...

  • How To Stage a Bathroom

    BY Jason Richards, San Diego Real Estate

    There’s no two ways around it – a bathroom can make or break a house sale. It doesn’t matter how great the rest of your house looks, if the bathroom is ugly, outdated or dirty, it can really turn-off a would-be buyer. If you’re getting ready...

  • Selling a Home As Is

    BY Jason Richards, San Diego Real Estate

    Does your home have a leaky roof? Are the bathrooms outdated? Is it time to replace the furnace? If your home has issues, and you’re getting ready to sell, you may be dreading the repairs you have to make before putting it on the market. But what i...

  • 4 Common Types of Home Loans

    BY Jason Richards, San Diego Real Estate

    Unless you’re planning to pay all cash, if you’re shopping for a home then it means you’re also shopping for a mortgage. Depending on your personal situation, some mortgages could be a better fit for you than others. Knowing which loan is the...

  • Watch Out For These Unexpected Moving Expenses

    BY Jason Richards, San Diego Real Estate

    If you’ve got a big move ahead of you, there are certain obvious expenses that you know to expect. These include hiring a moving company, renting a truck and purchasing packing supplies. Unfortunately, many people who move end up paying more in t...

  • Is Your Neighborhood Dog Friendly?

    BY Jason Richards, San Diego Real Estate

    Whether you’re looking for a new home or selling your current one, it’s good to know whether or not the neighborhood is dog friendly. If you’re buying, you’ll want the peace of mind knowing there are amenities that cater to your best friend. ...

  • How To Hire a Contractor

    BY Jason Richards, San Diego Real Estate

    If you’re preparing to sell, or you’ve recently purchased a new home, you may find yourself with a list of repairs you need to make. Chances are, some of those repairs will require expert skills that you just don’t have. When that happens, it...

  • Don’t Forget These Selling Points

    BY Jason Richards, San Diego Real Estate

    Sure, touting that recent kitchen or bathroom renovation will surely attract the attention of potential buyers. But are there other qualities about your home that might entice someone to take a closer look? Here are some selling points that many se...

  • Strategies for Unpacking After Your Move

    BY Jason Richards, San Diego Real Estate

    You did it! You packed up all your belongings, loaded them onto a truck, and unloaded them into your new house. That is no easy feat. But the work isn’t quite over yet. If you’re staring at piles of boxes and just can’t imagine how you will ev...