Uncategorized MORTGAGE MISTAKES – AVOID THESE TWO! We all know that searching for and viewing potential homes is the fun part of the home-buying process. The not-so-fun part? The mortgage. But if you don’t pay attention to the details, your mortgage can end up dragging down the enjoyment of your new home and cause some major regrets. Here are a few mistakes […]
Uncategorized Home Staging: Does it make a difference?   It seems to be universally accepted that home staging will help your home sell faster or for the best price—it’s been the common practice in the real estate business for a long time, and on the surface it seems like a no-brainer. Of course potential buyers will be more interested if a home is […]
Uncategorized LIfe Expectancy of Household Items Might Surprise You! Ever wonder how long something you've purchased should last?   "While it might be easy to figure out the shelf life of bleach, Drano or even laundry detergent, it's a bit harder to try to infer how long the bigger products in your room — think the carpet, the washing machine or paint –may last. Luckily, you […]
Uncategorized SO YOU WANT TO BUY A HOUSE! WHY USE A REALTOR? ​This question comes up from time to time and its an important one to ask!  Deciding to buy a home is no small decision and it makes sense to be as informed as possible.  So…why use a Realtor? In San Diego, the Seller typically pays the costs of agent commissions.  As a Buyer, because the Seller […]
Uncategorized 10 Best Hikes In San Diego San Diego has more things to do that one can count.  But not everyone knows about all the great places to hike in our area.   "An uphill hike beats an hour on the squeaky treadmill any day. A clear head, a fit body and even more exploration of America’s Finest City?" Check out DISCOVERSD.COM's […]
Uncategorized A Dancer-Maker’s Vision When I'm not selling real estate, one of my favorite passions is The Ballet.  San Diego Ballet is close to my heart (yes possibly because my daughter, Stephanie Maiorano, is their principal dancer).  Nevertheless, this particular company is graced with the incredibly unique talent of Javier Velasco, Artistic Director and resident choreogpher… "When dance-makers look to the […]
Uncategorized Home Improvements That Pay Off
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