San Diego Coastal Real Estate Blog

  • How to Choose a Home to Buy

    BY Jason Richards, San Diego Real Estate

    If you’re ready to start looking for your dream home, and you’ve narrowed your search to a few select neighborhoods, take these following tips to heart:1. Types of homes. Choose the type of home that is the most appealing yet practical fo...

  • Home Buying: The Basics of Homeowners Insurance

    BY Jason Richards, San Diego Real Estate

    Once you’ve purchased your dream home, it’s time to protect it! Buying a home can be very risky without homeowners Insurance. It is essential for safeguarding your most valuable possession against defects, vandalism and disaster. It will ...

  • Real Estate Terms We All See In Today’s Market

    BY Jason Richards, San Diego Real Estate

    By now, you’ve probably heard the age-old rules of thumb about translating home listings fromreal estate lingo to plain English: ‘cozy’= tiny, ‘needs TLC’ = needs massive repairs, and ‘all original details’ could mean beautiful moldings...

  • Staging a Home For Sale During The Holidays

    BY Jason Richards, San Diego Real Estate

    While the holidays are a favorite time of year for millions, it’s definitely not their favorite time to buy a home. The  housing market plunges between the months of November and January as people put turkey dinners, tinsel and trees on the top of...

  • Does Refinancing Affect Your Proposition 13 Status?

    BY Jason Richards, San Diego Real Estate

    A home recently asked if they would lose their Prop 13 status if they chose to refinance their home. Refinancing your home has nothing to do with the property tax basis of your home.  It is protected by Prop 13.  The only affect that refinancing...

  • Top 7 Reasons Investors Are Flocking To Real Estate

    BY Jason Richards, San Diego Real Estate

    Investment in real estate, especially residential, has increased dramatically.  A recent Southern California statistic showed more than double the normal investment activity in the residential markets. Real estate investment returns are made up o...

  • Relocate to San Diego | America’s Finest City

    BY Jason Richards, San Diego Real Estate

    You Can Live in San Diego Wondering if living in San Diego might be not only possible….but absolutely doable?  Now’s the time to explore America’s Finest City to see if buying a home and settling into this Southwestern gem is right for yo...

  • Banks offer cash for completed short sales

    BY Jason Richards, San Diego Real Estate

    From the Tribune This Morning   The nation’s largest banks are luring a select number of San Diego County homeowners to complete short sales with the promise of cash, in some cases as much as $35,000 for each deal. These incentive off...

  • Top 5 Things To Do In San Diego This Weekend

    BY Jason Richards, San Diego Real Estate

    Here are some standout events for this weekend: Little Italy Festa The 17th annual block party, which is expected to attract more than 120,000 people, will spotlight everything from pizza to Pantera cars. But it’s the works of chalk artists ...

  • 9 Great Tips For Your Inspection Or Due Diligence Period

    BY Jason Richards, San Diego Real Estate

    1. Have the property physically inspected by a home inspector. If any significant issues come up, have a specialist do a follow up inspection. 2. Review all the disclosures from the seller, seller’s agent and/or buyer’s agent. Although the maj...