For 17 years we had a lovely next door neighbor at 3207 La Costa Avenue, Emilie Cuthbert. Our La Costa neighborhood lost Emilie to cancer in August, 2017–and so many mourned our collective loss. She loved her La Costa home at 3207 La Costa Avenue in Carlsbad, CA and had moved here in 2000 from
How to Get Maximum Value When Selling Your San Diego Home Every homeowner wants to make sure they get the best price when selling their home. But how do you guarantee that you receive maximum value for your house? Here are two keys to ensuring you get the highest price possible. 1. Price it a
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by Roberta Murphy *REO’s and *foreclosure flips are often some of the best buys in the San Diego real estate market. Many have been repaired and updated and are priced to sell quickly. Unfortunately, these bargains attract hungry buyers and investors who are bidding against each other–often pushing right through the listing price–especially when rental
by Roberta Murphy Is a self-directed IRA trust a good way to invest in San Diego real estate? A few years ago, we had an investor who was pulling money out of both his 401k and IRA to invest in several Carlsbad homes. He believed his money would be safer in real estate and would
by Roberta Murphy–Carlsbad, CA It’s been a long, successful run for stainless appliances in kitchens–and we who follow these things have wondered what the favored replacement might look like. Well, Refrigerator News reports that Whirlpool may have taken a cue from Apple and come up with a line of kitchen appliances in “White Ice” that feature
San Diego is a vacation destination for many people around the world. They come here seeking our beautiful beaches, balmy weather, scenic hillsides and close proximity to mountains, deserts and a host of things to do. But what do residents of San Diego do to escape this paradise? Where do they vacation? In this economy,
by Roberta Murphy—Carlsbad, CA San Diego is famous for its balmy weather and we all brag from time to time how air conditioning just isn’t needed….except for a few hours days weeks a year. But what if your San Diego home lacks air conditioning? What are some alternative means of cooling your abode? According to