National Snapshot: How’s the Real Estate Market?

National Snapshot: How’s the Real Estate Market? How’s the Real Estate Market? The U.S. unemployment rate is at a 50-year low, and consumer confidence remains high. In fact, the University of Michigan’s latest Surveys of Consumers found that Americans have their most positive personal finance outlook since 2003.1   However, if you follow national news, … Continued

A Reason? A Season? Or A Lifetime?

A Reason, A Season, or a Lifetime?

A Reason? A Season? Or A Lifetime? Most people recognize this line from a poem written by an unknown person. It can be applied to many areas of our life. As an entrepreneur, there are always people in various positions, companies, or clients that move in and out of my life and as the poem … Continued

Prop 60 & 90

Property Taxes . . . A quick reminder. The other day I was chatting with a client who had recently purchased a home and we were discussing when the property taxes would be transferred to that new home. In California, we have Proposition 60 which allows the transfer of your property tax basis ONE TIME … Continued

Riding a Tandem Bike

Riding a Tandem Bike A couple of weekends ago I traveled across the bridge to Coronado to meet some friends for lunch. After lunch, we went for a walk down by the Ferry Landing. It was a beautiful sunny day and there were tons of people around enjoying the day. As we walked, we watched … Continued

House Versus Home

House Versus Home According to the dictionary, the word ‘house’ means; “a building for human habitation.” It sounds cold, but a ‘house’ is a physical structure, a place where people live. A ‘house’ can be big or small, some have more bedrooms or bathrooms, some have more land than others. It’s a house. A ‘home’ … Continued

Top 6 Home Organization Upgrades that “Spark Joy” for Buyers

Top 6 Home Organization Upgrades that “Spark Joy” for Buyers Thanks to Marie Kondo and her hit Netflix series “Tidying Up,” home organization is a hot topic right now. Marie encourages her viewers to minimize their possessions and keep only those items that “spark joy.” With spring in full bloom, now is the perfect time … Continued

Mothers Day Brunch Ideas

BO-beau kitchen + garden 8384 La Mesa Blvd, La Mesa, CA 91942 Enjoy a special brunch menu from 10am – 2pm featuring specials such as Fried Chicken + Waffles, Mixed Berry Crepes and Crab Cake skillets.  BO-beau will also be open from 4:30-9pm serving our regular dinner menu.  For reservations, please call 619-337-3445. To view … Continued

What would you give up?

What would you give up?? The other day I was reading the latest issue of the AARP Bulletin. Yes, I am a member and I really like the magazine. It is filled with many helpful tips. In the latest issue, there was a little tidbit that I found interesting. It caught my attention because in … Continued

You can’t judge a book by its cover…

You can’t judge a book by its cover . . . I remember hearing that phrase as a kid and not really understanding what it meant. Being an avid reader, I have since learned how true it can be. In marketing we call it a hook. It is called a hook because a marketer will … Continued

How is a black eye like a home inspection?

How is a black eye like a home inspection?? Last week I shared with you the story of how I got my black eye. I did end up going to the emergency room when I started to see little floaties in my vision a couple of days later. That was just as I started to … Continued

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