San Diego Coastal Real Estate Blog

  • Understanding the Stages of Remodeling

    BY Jason Richards, San Diego Real Estate

    Are you thinking about buying a fixer-upper? Or maybe you’re finally ready to move forward with a home remodeling project? Whatever your plans, it’s good to know what to expect before you begin. Home remodeling projects can be complex and some...

  • What is a Pocket Neighborhood?

    BY Jason Richards, San Diego Real Estate

    Have you ever heard of a pocket neighborhood? The term was first coined in 1995 by the architect Ross Chapin and refers to a small group of homes that face each other and share a common space. It promotes the idea of building community and establishi...

  • How to Decorate with Thrift Store Finds

    BY Jason Richards, San Diego Real Estate

    Whether it’s the thrill of the hunt or the satisfaction of scoring a real bargain, thrift stores can be the most exciting places to find interesting and one-of-a-kind décor for your home. There are some tricks, though, to finding those treasures...

  • Should You Buy an “Almost Perfect” Home?

    BY Jason Richards, San Diego Real Estate

    Buying a home is one of the biggest purchases you will ever make in your life (if not the biggest). It’s understandable and normal to feel worry and doubt about whether you’re making the right decision. Chances are, you’ll look at several hom...

  • Hanging Curtains 101

    BY Jason Richards, San Diego Real Estate

    Hanging curtains seems like a no-brainer, right? Install the curtain rods, pop on the window treatments, and you’re done. While it really can be that easy, there are some tricks and tips to keep in mind if you want your curtains to go from average...

  • Use Social Media to Sell Your Home

    BY Jason Richards, San Diego Real Estate

    Twitter, Instagram and Facebook aren’t just great ways to keep in touch with friends and family – did you know they could also be powerful tools to help you sell your home? While you’re catching up with high school friends, sharing your favor...

  • How to Load Your Moving Truck

    BY Jason Richards, San Diego Real Estate

    If you’ve decided to save some money on your move by packing the moving truck yourself, you’ll want to make sure you maximize the space available while minimizing the damage to your belongings. Take these tips from the pros to pack your truck t...

  • Don’t Follow This Home Selling Advice

    BY Jason Richards, San Diego Real Estate

    Now that you’ve decided it’s time to sell your home, you’re probably getting all kinds of advice from friends and family about how to do it. While they often have good intentions, some of the suggestions they provide can be downright harmful to...

  • Dealing with Easements

    BY Jason Richards, San Diego Real Estate

    Are you considering purchasing a home that has an easement, but you’re not sure how it will affect you? Are you worried that it’s something that could cause you problems down the line? Are you confused about what an easement even is? Here’s w...

  • How to Love the Home You Live In

    BY Jason Richards, San Diego Real Estate

    We get it – there are days where you just don’t love the home you live in. Worse, there may be days where you don’t eve like it. Maybe you think it’s too small, or it doesn’t look like the homes in fancy magazines. But we have a secret ...