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Remodeling Projects that Hold Value

  Have you ever been house hunting and wondered what would make the seller install a custom mosaic of the family dog, have every single room remodeled to match a specific theme, or cover every wall in red paint? Home is where the he...

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Home Tips to Start the New Year Right!

Every year we jump into the holidays and often leave little time for proper cleaning and organization. Rolling into a new year with clutter and baggage starts you off on the wrong foot. These 8 tips should get you jump started for a productive ...

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Buying a Home Should be Your New Years Resolution

The new year brings fresh starts and fresh attitudes. We often make resolutions and set goals that we quickly give up or realize are unfeasible (going to the gym 5 days a week.., all kale diet...). But there’s one resolution that we can help ...

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Protecting Your Budget During the Holidays

  Tired of starting the new year with a pile of debt? Shop smart, and you can enjoy the holidays without putting yourself in the poorhouse. Here are some tips to help you make the most of your time and budget: Decide how much you...

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Holiday Events in San Diego 2017

    Encinitas Holiday Parade – 12/2 At 5:00 pm there is the Tree Lighting ceremony with a brief appearance by Santa at the Lumberyard (near Starbucks coffee). The parade begins at 5:30 PM, and ends about 7:30 pm. Parking...

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Why Buying a Home in Winter is a Savvy Move

Summer is over and you still haven't found a home; should you stop looking now?? Home sales tend to rise along with the temperature. According to Realtor.com, 50% of homes are sold in summer. But if you want to avoid a bidding war; your odds...

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Avoiding Thanksgiving Mishaps and Mayhem

Thanksgiving is a wonderful holiday filled with family, food, love and laughter but its sadly one of the most dangerous days of the year. Homes and kitchen are filled to the brim with family and food and the added congestion can lead to uns...

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Our Favorite San Diego Events in October

San Diego has so much to offer all year long but beginning in October we get to see a different side of our beautiful city! Fleet Week San Diego Fleet Week Runs from 10/11-10/17 With activities all along the San Diego Harbor, Fleet W...

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Move Over Summer, A New School Year is Here!

With the start of school, families face new organizational challenges. Paper piles swell, hand-outs, homework and school projects take over the kitchen table. Shorter autumn days bring a hectic round of sports, activities, events, and calen...

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Sell Your Home Without Paying Capital Gains Tax

  If you sell your house for more than you paid for it, you are likely to incur a “capital gains tax” on the profit. If you hold the house for less than a year (“short term capital gains”), you will be taxed at the ordinary ...

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