How to Look at a House Like a Home Inspector

You should hire a qualified professional home inspector when buying a home; however, it’s useful to learn the basics of home inspection yourself. Being able to see a house though an inspector’s eyes allows you to get a general assessment of a home in a short amount of time, helps you know how to prepare for an inspection, and provides guidelines for giving your home an occasional checkup. Continue reading

Event: San Diego Plant Sale

30th Annual Fall Plant Sale

According to gardening experts, October is the best time to plant a fall garden in Southern California. What better place to start your fall garden than at the San Diego Botanic Garden’s annual fundraiser? Growers from across San Diego County will have hundreds of beautiful (and drought-resistant) plants for sale. The sale begins Saturday and ends Monday, when all remaining plants will be half-off.

When: October 19, 10am – 4pm

Where: San Diego Botanic Garden | 230 Quail Gardens Dr, Encinitas, CA 92024

Halloween and Homeowners Insurance

Before you know it, trick-or-treaters will be at your door. Are you ready?

We’re not talking about buying candy and carving pumpkins. We mean what if you get more tricks than treats this Halloween. Are you covered? Luckily, homeowners insurance is there to protect you from these common tricks that are apt to happen. Continue reading

San Diego County Events for October 11 & 12

Enjoy a couple of foodie events this weekend with the Taste of North Park walking tour and the cultural (and food!) festivities at the Little Italy FESTA.

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San Diego County’s September Real Estate Market

There have been several residential sales in San Diego county for the month of September.

property searchBetween September 1 – 30, 2014, there were 1,807 detached single family residences SOLD in all of San Diego county. While slightly lower than the 1,933 detached homes sold in August 2014, September’s figures are still significant.

Currently, there is a huge number of ACTIVE detached single family residences within San Diego county. To view the current homes for sale, or to create your own personalized home search for free, check out my home search feature here.

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Missing person - Derek SeehausenThere’s  a critical situation involving an agent and her family from Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach. Jean Gadra is asking for our help in locating her missing son Derek Seehausen.

Derek Seehausen is a 26 year old, fourth year USC medical school student living in Los Angeles. He is the son of a Berkshire Hathaway Home Services agent in the greater Philadelphia area. Neither his family nor friends had any indication that anything was troubling him. Forensic work on his electronics show him studying for an exam while downloading a sitcom in the evening hours just before his disappearance.

The details of the case, including the family press conference and news links, can be found at the website Please share this on social media and with your contact spheres.

If you see someone looking like Derek, the LAPD has asked that you call 911 and report it as a “Missing Person CRITICAL.”