San Diego Real Estate Blog

  • Condo? Co-Op? Apartment? Townhome? Twinhome?

    BY Sasha Harvey

    Which is which? I get this question a lot. Although all are part of the common-interest housing category, condos, co-ops, townhouses, and apartments may mean different things to different buyers. Here is a breakdown of what each word means and the...

  • Open House Pitfalls, Tips and Etiquette for Buyers

    BY Sasha Harvey

    You're thinking of buying a home … where do you begin? Potential buyers new to the real estate market may not know exactly what they want in a home, or where they want to live. The dream homes in magazines are a great way to get ideas, and looking ...

  • Wanting to Sell Your Home but Not Quite Ready to Move?

    BY Sasha Harvey

    You know that you need to move, and the market is right to sell, but you’re not quite ready to pack up everything. After all, you still have to live in your home until it sells. So how do you get ready to sell without entirely disrupting your life?...

  • Mortgage Rates and Housing Prices Expected to Rise in 2014

    BY Sasha Harvey

    Even though 30-year fixed rates dropped in the first half of January, many analysts expect fixed mortgage rates to go up somewhat in 2014, but to top out at around 5%. What this means for buyers is that while higher than 2013's historic lows, the rat...

  • Turning Your Home into Your Retirement Plan

    BY Sasha Harvey

    It is a very good idea to include your home and buying a second home in your retirement plan. Now is still a solid time to buy, so even if you are not quite to retirement age, why not buy now and begin building equity? This will also give you the cha...

  • Escape From Your Home with a Vacation Property

    BY Sasha Harvey

    Feeling the need to get away from your home for a while? Perhaps the winters are too harsh or you have a child in college a few states away. Maybe you just want to get a head start on retirement plans. If either of these scenarios sound like your sit...

  • Organize Your Home to Make Room for Holiday Memories

    BY Sasha Harvey

    It is never too early to begin preparing your home for holiday gatherings. Be sure to think about how many guests you will be having, well in advance, so you can prepare for enough seating and clean/organize the rooms that need attention. Keep in min...

  • Welcoming Pets Into Your Home

    BY Sasha Harvey

    If you are an animal lover, a feathered or furry friend can make your home feel more at home. However you may find that your neighbors do not share that opinion. If you have an animal friend in your home, you can follow a few easy rules to live peace...