Fall Interior Design Trends

Fall is a time when many people look around their home and realize it will be filled with family and friends for the holidays.  Sadly, it isn’t always looking up to the task.  So- with Thanksgiving just around the corner, what better time to reassess your “look” and perhaps spruce things up a bit?  Let’s […]

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Walkability Increases Home Values

Homes in more walkable neighborhoods are worth more than similar homes in less walkable neighborhoods, according to an analysis from CEOs for Cities.  The report, prepared by Joseph Cortwright, is called “Walking the Walk: How Walkability Raises Housing Values in U.S. Cities.” According to Cortwright’s findings, houses with above-average levels of walkability command a premium of about $4,000 […]

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Tour the Kitchen of Your Dreams

Join me Saturday, October 22nd from 10 AM – 4 PM for the American Society of Interior Designer’s (ASID) fabulous kitchen tour!  What an excellent opportunity this is to see actual installations and speak to design experts in a casual setting. The kitchens represent a variety of up-to-the-minute design styles and projects range from expansive great room renovations to cost-conscious tract […]

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Real Estate Market @ A Glance

Here is the most recent information on the California and San Diego housing markets. AUGUST :: CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® Existing Home Sales 8.6% higher than July and 10.2% higher than one year ago Median Home Price 1.0% higher than July and -7.4% lower than one year ago Median Days on the Market  1.2% higher than July […]

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Is Now the Time to Refinance?

As rates go lower than a yogi doing the limbo many of my clients are asking me if it could be the perfect time for a refi.  Remember, a refi means you are buying the property all over again and there are rarely any “shortcuts”. Here are two important things to consider:     1) What do you […]

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