University Heights, San Diego: Community Spotlight You know those neighborhoods that make you feel great as soon as you step foot into them? That is the feeling that University Heights exudes. It is charming, beautiful, fun, and close to it all. It is tempting to keep University Heights a secret, but since we really like […]

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Allied Gardens, San Diego: Community Spotlight If you are raising a family and looking for a corner of San Diego that is safe and beautiful, you need to check out Allied Gardens. This area doesn’t have the same name recognition as neighborhoods like Normal Heights, North Park, and University Heights, but it still has local […]

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Talmadge, San Diego: Community Spotlight Silent movies introduced us to glitz and glamour, dramas and comedies, and allowed a whole generation to watch stories that they could have only experienced by written word before. Talmadge is a part of that history, named after silent film stars Constance, Norma, and Natalie Talmadge. You can find roads […]

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When a homeowner starts to consider a home renovation, it’s easy to grow overwhelmed, because it seems like such a monumental task. Perhaps this comes from the notion that all makeovers have to big, bold, and new. Think shows like “Extreme Makeover” and “House Flippers”. Most think the only allowable ending to a renovation is […]

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In the process of finding a new home, your real estate agent should become your new best friend. For a few weeks or longer, you will probably talk to them more than anyone else you know! So how do you make sure you’re doing your part to build a good relationship with your agent? We’ve […]

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Just like buying a move-in ready home, a fixer-upper has its fair share of advantages and disadvantages. Buying a fixer-upper can be a great way to own a home you really love once you put some work into it, but it can also quickly swallow up your savings if you aren’t prepared. Just remember to […]

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Keeping up with home maintenance tasks can be daunting, especially for new homeowners. It may be hard to accept the fact that sometimes you have to cancel a weekend brunch so you can clean out the gutters and mow the lawn. While these responsibilities could be frustrating, it’s what you have to do to protect […]

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We often talk about starting a home improvement project, like a bathroom or kitchen remodel, because we’re dissatisfied with the house and are looking for ways to make it even better. But what if the first thing that’s hindering us from appreciating our biggest investment is the enormous amount of clutter that we’ve accumulated over […]

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The recent catastrophic wildfires in California have been beyond devastating. These violent infernos destroyed thousands of properties and structures and displaced hundreds of thousands of people living in the affected areas. But if there’s one takeaway from this widespread fire damage, it’s that homeowners and renters alike should be sure their insurance policies are up […]

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