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ADU Construction: part 1

As the population of San Diego and other California cities increase, more and more homeowners are considering building a second unit on their property. An Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) is called many names: granny flat, mother-in-law suite, guest house, pool house, etc. but whatever you may call it, the extra living space can bring a huge increase in functionality, usability, …

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Who is our target buyer?

Who is our target buyer?  One of the questions I contemplate when listing a home for sale is “Who is our target buyer?”  The answer to this question serves as the foundation of a customized marketing campaign. Some home buyers will focus on school districts, commute time, convenience to the airport, or proximity to the beach when determining what kind …

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Dwell Well Realty’s White & Rosé Party

Dwell Well Realty Hosts Annual Client Appreciation Event This year, we decided to take some of the pressure off of the holiday calendar and host our annual client appreciate party in February instead of December. So our annual White Party got a pink infusion this year and turned into a White & Rosé Party and it could not have been …

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Fees to Expect When Buying a Home

The fees you might see when buying a home So, you’re ready to buy a home. Whether it is your first home or your twentieth, there are some surprise fees that can easily add up if you are not prepared. Take a look at some of the unexpected bills that can come about during your home buying process, what they …

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The Stress of Surprise Home Repairs

When you buy a home, you generally focus on the money for a down payment, insurance, HOA, etc. However, while these are all necessary for the buying process, you should make sure you’re putting away some money when random repairs start to pop up. Here’s the scoop… Over HALF of the homeowners ran into unexpected home repairs when the first …

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2019 Kitchen Trends

The Kitchen Trends You’ll See in 2019 Each year we see different trends when it comes to home design, and 2019 is no different. There are many unique, new and old trends that are expected to come back in the new year. Take a look at the top 10 kitchen trends for 2019. Stone The naturalness of stone is something …

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Real Estate Rumors

There are so many real estate rumors when it comes to buying real estate that can cost you a home. From your downpayment amount to quick judgments, here are the top five rumors to take with a grain of salt. YOU NEED 20% FOR A DOWN PAYMENT Everyone always says you need at least 20% in down payment to close …

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Love the Pet – Lose the Odor (And the Sale)

A recent home sale had the buyer hire a pet odor test/removal company.  This well-maintained home had everything my clients were seeking, minus the odor.  It’s likely the sellers had become de-sensitized to their beloved pet, costing them over $3,200 as a result. Odors from pets, kitchen food preparation and smoking continue to rank at the top of surveys for buyer turn-offs.  The …

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Newland Sierra Development

A North County development has been put on the 2020 ballot. This is thanks to the vote on whether or not a new housing development will come to fruition. The ballot decision won 4-0. The project in question is called Newland Sierra. It came into question because the development would be in the Miriam Mountains area. This area is “in an …