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Top Characteristics of a Great Neighborhood

Scope out the right neightborhood for your needs!   When trying to find the right neighborhood in San Diego, you need to follow a few simple tips to learn more about the communities you are exploring. First, determine your priorities for your new neighborhood.  Are schools at the top of your list?  Is your commute … Continue reading Top Characteristics of a Great Neighborhood

Easy Ways to Improve Your Debt-to-Income Ratio

Better your debt-to-income ratio so you’re prepared for transactions ahead. Your debt-to-income ratio can be a valuable number! In some ways, it’s as important as your credit score when applying for home loans. The number is exactly as it sounds: the amount of debt you have compared to overall income. A lot of lenders, particularly … Continue reading Easy Ways to Improve Your Debt-to-Income Ratio

Top Tips for First Home Buyers 

Prepare yourself to buy a new home by following these simple steps. Buying a home may seem simple if you know exactly what you want, but the process itself is easier said than done. It’s not always straightforward, from securing the mortgage to finding the right house in the best location. Fortunately, you don’t have … Continue reading Top Tips for First Home Buyers 

Essential Escrow Tips for New Home Buyers 

Looking for your new home? You’ll want to read these escrow tips! Purchasing a piece of real estate can be a large decision, especially if a buyer is new to the process. While the expenses associated with buying real estate can cause stress, this stress can be increased by the impending commitment. So that you … Continue reading Essential Escrow Tips for New Home Buyers 

Easy Ways to Get More Miles Out of Your Gas Tank

These tips will help you get better gas mileage out of your ride.    Unless you work just down the block and live steps from the grocery store, you rely on your car. It’s a trusted means of transportation, but that doesn’t mean you like the money you literally pour into it in the form … Continue reading Easy Ways to Get More Miles Out of Your Gas Tank

Tips to Help You Sell Your Home Faster

Easy ways to get your property moving on the market.   When you’re ready to sell your home, you don’t want to have it spend months languishing on the market. Maybe you’re ready to move into your new place, or maybe you really need the money from the sale. Whatever your reason for wanting to … Continue reading Tips to Help You Sell Your Home Faster

How Long Does Closing Escrow Take?

If you’re finally ready to close escrow, here’s the timeline you can expect before you get your keys. By the time you get to closing on your new home, you’ve done a lot. You spent time finding the right real estate agent, put energy into exploring multiple properties, and negotiated – and possibly even re-negotiated … Continue reading How Long Does Closing Escrow Take?

Festive Fruit Salsa with Homemade Cinnamon Chips for the 4 th of July

Ingredients For the cinnamon chips: 10 (6 inch) flour tortillas 1 tablespoon sugar 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon   For the salsa: 1 cup blueberries 2 cups diced strawberries 1 granny smith apple, peeled and diced Zest and juice of one small orange 2 tablespoons brown sugar 1 tablespoon strawberry jam ¼ teaspoon cinnamon   Instructions   … Continue reading Festive Fruit Salsa with Homemade Cinnamon Chips for the 4 th of July

What to Know About Buying a Home This Summer

Are you in the market for a new home? Here’s what you should know. Anyone who knows the basics of the real estate industry will be aware that spring is the start of peak season for home sales. If you’re thinking of buying a home this summer, you may be wondering what the current market … Continue reading What to Know About Buying a Home This Summer

Top Healthy Snack Ideas!

Feeling peckish? Put down the candy and pick up these healthy items. With the number of fast food options and milk-and-sugar loaded beverages, it’s often hard to be healthy on the go. Unless you’re incredibly prepared and have your own snack pack of hummus and veggies, you may be tempted to grab something unhealthy, and … Continue reading Top Healthy Snack Ideas!