THINGS TO DO THIS FALL IN SAN DIEGO COUNTY: PANDEMIC 2020 EDITION

Changing leaves, ripe pumpkins, crisp apples and spooky attractions signal that fall has arrived in San Diego, but this year will be different in the COVID era BY MONICA GARSKE • PUBLISHED SEPTEMBER 21, 2020 • UPDATED ON SEPTEMBER 22, 2020 AT 2:43 PM – NBC & San Diego Sept. 22 marks the first day of fall and, while the coronavirus pandemic may […]

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Three Ways to Win in a Bidding War

With so few houses for sale today and low mortgage rates driving buyer activity, bidding wars are becoming more common. Multiple-offer scenarios are heating up, so it’s important to get pre-approved before you start your search. This way, you can put your best foot forward – quickly and efficiently – if you’re planning to buy a home this season. […]

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Being Ready-Wildfire Preparedness

Being Ready for wildfire starts with maintaining an adequate defensible space and by hardening your home by using fire resistant building materials. Defensible space is the buffer you create by removing dead plants, grass and weeds. This buffer helps to keep the fire away from your home. Hardening your home means using construction materials that can help your home withstand flying […]

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Staying at Home, Be Creative

“We are all home, why not have some fun with San Diego’s own, Steve Breen?” – Lisa Scribble: Steve Breen’s weekly video drawing series The new coronavirus has families cooped up at home. The San Diego Union-Tribune’s Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist Steve Breen is here to help teach kids (and parents!) how to draw.

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10 True Tales of Real Estate Terror

Practitioners recall the scariest moments they’ve faced in the field. NOTE: One of the stories was too ghoulish to share but enjoy the rest. HAPPY HALLOWEEN! – Lisa Real estate professionals are a brave bunch. You walk into unfamiliar homes every day, prepared to deal with whatever lurks inside. Hopefully, the scariest thing you find […]

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HOA Homefront: Transparency – Great for windows (HOA boards too)

Tips may help to build and preserve the trust of the membership in its association governance. By KELLY G. RICHARDSON, San Diego Union Tribune Nothing should be more important to volunteer boards than the trust of their neighbors. However, trust is not automatic and can be easily destroyed. Making good decisions for the association’s best interests […]

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