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,
san marcos avocados

Freeze Your Avocados

Life in Carlsbad is wonderful with our balmy client, beautiful beaches and fresh local produce–including avocados. Avocados are plentiful in grocery stores, in venues like Costco and also roadside stands located in more rural Vista, San Marcos and Fallbrook venues. At Costco and the stands, I invariably buy a bag full of the fruit, which
matterport

3-D Home Tour?

Interested in a 3-D home tour for the San Diego, Del Mar, Carlsbad or Encinitas  home you are thinking of selling? Regardless of where you live in San Diego, if your home is large enough to support a virtual tour (small condos and small spaces just won’t work) and you list it with San Diego
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
Rental home

Sell Home–or Rent it?

It’s a persistent fear: Sell your San Diego home and then not being able to find or purchase the desired replacement. This, while most sellers are unwilling to consider contingent offers when the buyer’s home is not in escrow. One solution is to rent out the existing home so that the transition can be made to
home prices in san diego

Home Prices Down?

Are home prices down in San Diego–or not? Today’s San Diego Union Tribune noted that San Diego home prices had softened a bit over the month of September, with countywide median home prices standing at $456,750 for the month of October. Overall, though, home prices in San Diego County are up 4 percent year-over-year. Thr