San Diego Real Estate Blog

The holidays are right around the corner, and people and places all around San Diego have started putting up Christmas lights to bring some wholesome warmth to the cold season. Being a large city, there are a lot of places to go see Christmas lights and some that still haven’t been turned on yet!

Don’t miss out on a chance to see some of the most diverse and dazzling displays of Christmas cheer in San Diego. Here are a few suggestions on the top places to see Christmas lights, and some suggestions for special events you can take your whole family to celebrate Christmas.

North County Inland Christmas Lights

In the inland parts of the north county, Fairway Village, Twin Peaks Road, and Knob Hill are all great places to see locals coming out to

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Ask anyone in California, and they’ll tell you--San Diego is known for some of the most temperate weather you’ll find anywhere in the U.S. While San Diego summers are nothing to scoff at (hello, 85-degree weather), the city has a certain kind of magic to it in the fall months. San Diego’s busiest season has come to close, the temperatures have started to cool off, fall festivals are in full swing and the holidays are just around the corner.


For prospective homebuyers, though, San Diego’s fall is a perfect time to purchase new properties. San Diego’s most in-demand season is without a doubt the summer, but as September and October round the corner, many buyers find themselves combing listings to having more than would’ve ever dreamed. But we have a

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Staging your home is always a crucial part to attracting potential home buyers. The main responsibility of staging is to figure out what color palettes and decorations work with the aesthetic you're going for.


Often times, the time and energy of staging go to the more used parts of the house, like the kitchen or master bedroom. Most are under the impression that an impeccable dining room is all you need to stage. But, what about the garage? No matter how tempted you are to leave your garage as is, it's a big part of your home. As someone trying to sell their home, it'd be in your best interest to stage the garage as well.


Here's how you can start.

Get rid of the mess

The first order of business is decluttering the garage. Let’s be

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La Jolla, the infamous collection of affluent neighborhoods that make up a 7-mile slice of beautiful curving coastlines and hilly streets, lays just north of San Diego proper. Along with boasting some of the most gorgeous beaches on the west coast, La Jolla is home to world renowned restaurants like George’s at the Cove and is dotted with some truly astounding architecture and luxury housing. All of these traits, and endless things to do, make La Jolla a very desirable place to live if one has the means to do so.

Real Estate

Located just around 20 minutes north of San Diego, all the conveniences of the city are just a short drive away while still being distant enough that La Jolla holds onto its relaxed So-Cal beach-town vibe. However, living in La

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Whether you’re driving a few hours or a few days, how well you pack your car can be the difference between a great trip and a terrible one. Take control of your trip and make traveling feel like part of the vacation with these road-ready tips.

Tip #1: Great Packing Starts the Night Before You Leave (or earlier)

The best way to pack your car is to start with a blank slate. Clean out all of the clutter and vacuum for a fresh start. Start packing the night before so you won’t forget anything during the morning rush. Packing early also gives you time to troubleshoot in case you run out of space. Create a road trip checklist and make sure to refer to it every time you load something up.

Tip #2: Roll Don’t Fold, Check the Weather and No Hard Luggage

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Summer’s almost here, and you know what that means! Gorgeous summer weather, no school for kids, pool trips, and backyard barbecues for days. The summer is a time of rest and relaxation, where you’re given the free time to pursue passions that you were unable to partake in freely. One popular way people spend their summer is to take on a variety of DIY backyard projects. After all, what’s more exciting than spending time with your loved ones while adding improvements to your home. Don’t have any ideas? No worries! Check out these 10 DIY backyard projects to tackle this summer.

DIY cinder block bench

Outdoor benches can add a simple and stylish touch to your backyard. Assembling the bench isn’t difficult either, and it will save you more

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There’s nothing more relaxing than a beach vacation. As San Diego residents, we are lucky enough to be able to escape to the beach all year long.

Even those with the beach in their own backyard can find it hard to avoid the ordinary stresses in life. From stressful work days, long commutes and busy social lives, it can be hard to find time to unwind.

Whether you have some time off on the weekend or are looking for a short vacation, San Diego has everything you need to switch off and stay in the moment. When visiting the city, it is too easy to go to the big tourist sites – places like the San Diego Zoo or SeaWorld – and not to other local favorites that are more unique to the city.

Take a Walk in the Park

A stroll in the park is a great way to

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Located off the pacific coast of California is where you will find one of the most amazing coastal cities in all of America. This is a place of health, happiness and fun! It has great beaches, awesome parks, and weather that will keep you happy and comfortable all year long. San Diego, California is a west coast paradise. For those living there, San Diego provides great entertainment, delicious food, and down to earth people. It can be a bit pricey here, but the quality of life is hard to beat. Choosing where to live in San Diego can be tough because there are so many great places to be. That's why we found the top four San Diego neighborhoods to choose from. You should be able to get a sense of what to expect from these neighborhoods. Who knows, you

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Let’s face it--there are just some things that San Diego does better than any place else. California’s first city has had no trouble holding the title of one of the nation’s number one vacation destinations. Other California cities may tout glitz and glam, but San Diego has long held the position of the state’s top spot, thanks to its numerous activities, nightlife, weather and pristine beaches (not to mention plenty of glitz and glam). In 2018, the list of reasons San Diego should be made into your new home is endless.

There’s plenty more motives not only to visit, but also to consider buying a home. Whether you’re looking for the perfect place to raise your family, or for the best place to “hang loose,” San Diego tops the list as one of the best

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There are many ways to go about renovating your property for higher return on investment, or “ROI”. When you are first starting out, it may seem hard to figure out where to begin. So, you want to know which renovations money can be put towards in order to get the most return in the end. Great projects to start with are the bathroom, the yard, and the kitchen. All three of these have proven to bring in around 90-100% ROI in remodel situations.  

The bathroom

A bathroom remodel has one of the highest returns out of the whole home. Knowing the ins and outs of how to save money in the bathroom renovation can help you even further. Start by remodeling the parts of the bathroom that make the room pop. Make the vanity big and beautiful and try get a new

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