This year, 4th of July falls on a Thursday, making it perfect for a long weekend in the beach town of San Diego.  To take full advantage of 4th of July parades, parties, and fireworks, fly in on the evening of July 3rd and relax. Then, on July 4th, you'll have a wide selection of activities to participate in. There are plenty of places to watch fireworks, but nowhere quite like San Diego.

Fireworks Near the Beach

The classic San Diego experience is to visit and play as close to the Pacific as you can. There are plenty of 4th of July events in the beach areas. Ocean Beach, located at the end of Interstate 8, has a firework show off the pier that starts at 9 pm. Prior to that, you can wander the beach town and enjoy the many bars and shops. Ocean…

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La Jolla is a beautiful coastal community perched above the Pacific Ocean that has plenty to do, whether you're interested in outdoor activities, fine dining, or shopping.  With the average list price at about $1.6 million, La Jolla homes are in high demand because of their proximity to the beach and excellent public schools. 

Much of La Jolla is also highly walkable, whether you want to get to the shops or to the water. But La Jolla also encompasses the homes on top of Mount Soledad, most of which afford impressive, expansive views of both city lights and the vast Pacific; and Bird Rock, an area slightly south of central La Jolla. Plus, this neighborhood in San Diego is one of the most popular for its Christmas lights.

There are different beaches…

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Selling a house is an emotional journey that begins with a need to transform your space into someone else’s forever home. To best find success with your open house, you need to prepare your property for the preferences of new buyers by eliminating all those years of wear and tear, making upgrades, and staging like a pro. 

But don’t feel overwhelmed: we’ve got you covered with five ways to ready your property for a smooth-sailing open house.

#1: Determine Your Market

It’s difficult to prep your home effectively if you’re not sure what kind of buyer might be interested in your property. Consider your neighborhood: are you in an up-in-coming spot with hip local restaurants and coffee shops sprouting up down the street, or are you part of a quieter…

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