Mortgage rates seeing a climb

A quick note on mortgage rates. There’s plenty of information coming out about the real estate market right now- the market is looking much more rosy than recent past with increased demand and price and decreased time on the market.  But what about those increased rates? Freddie Mac said the average 30-year fixed mortgage rate rose […]

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The Old House Fair 2013 San Diego

The Old House Fair is a FREE day-long festival on June 15, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Bring friends and family to enjoy festivities galore. Tours include free walking tours, a 1-hour Trolley Tour ($5), and the popular Historic Home Tour ($25).  Find ticket information here. The Old House Fair is at 30th […]

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10 Questions to Ask Home Inspectors

Before you make your final buying or selling decision, you should have the home inspected by a professional. An inspection can alert you to potential problems with a property and allow you to make an informed decision. Ask these questions to prospective home inspectors: Will your inspection meet recognized standards? Ask whether the inspection and the […]

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If These Walls Could Talk…

The house welcomed new owners in 1926.  The Taylors would keep it in the family until 1944.  One of these days I will do some research on this family and share tidbits of their history with you.  Work is coming along nicely, we are about six weeks out from final sign-off by the City!  Notice the new […]

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Home Maintenance Check List

To help you start of 2012 on the right foot, here is an abbreviated master “to do” list compliments of KUDZU to keep your home in tip-top shape. Interior Heat & Air Consider replacing traditional thermostats with programmable ones. According to ENERGY STAR, the average household could save $180 a year by using a programmable thermostat […]

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Winter Home To-Do List

Even in San Diego there are things we should all do to help our homes recover from the past year and prepare for the next.  Here are a few tips from Kudzu for homeowners: Exterior, Basement, & Foundation   Check your home’s crawl space for water damage, animals (this one is fun!), or other foreign matter. […]

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