Puzzled Client

Dear Client: What Do You Want?

Dear Real Estate Client: What do you want? That is the simple question we ask each San Diego and Carlsbad real estate client. The answers are frequently complex–and are rarely repeated. Each home, each buyer, each seller, and each circumstance is different. Much like snowflakes, we’ve never encountered duplicate clients or transactions. Several years ago,
Spring Flowers

Spring + San Diego

Spring comes to San Diego this year wrapped in green and colorful glory…sorta. After a winter of sparse  El Nino rains, the hillsides and trees are still turning beautiful shades of spring green–and even the succulents and cacti that replaced so many parched lawns in San Diego are more luscious and greener than ever. I restarted
oven cleaning

Beware Aluminum Foil in Your Oven

I grew up lining oven floors with aluminum foil to catch the nasty spills from casseroles and sweet potatoes. My mother did it and so did I. Not anymore. Our built-in Thermador double oven that graced out La Costa home for years gave out recently–or at least the top oven did. The problem became finding an
Bathroom Chandelier

Bathroom Chandelier?

Are you itching to update your Carlsbad home? Consider adding a chandelier to your bathroom. Of course, a free-standing tub, framed mirrors, frameless shower doors, full-body spray systems. heated towel bars and other touches are nice, but adding a well-placed and well-chosen chandelier can add immediate eye appeal to an otherwise blah bathroom. We have a pretty
US Constitution

Carlsbad Vacation Rental Petition

by Roberta Murphy My first job is that of real estate broker in Carlsbad, but a little civil unrest has been brewing lately–with a petition that went out to the Carlsbad City Council this morning. Signatures are still being gathered in a petition to protect property rights for vacation rental owners at the La Costa Chateaus.